Aging & Social Factors

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: How Does US Health Care for Older Adults Stack Up?
, Aging & Social Factors, Policy, Regulation & News

How do the health care experiences of older adults in the United States compare to older adults in other industrialized countries? A survey of 15,617…

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Problem Relatives Could Spell Poor Health for Older Adults
, Aging & Social Factors, Health & Wellness

As October rolls out, many Americans are beginning to brace themselves for the cacophony of holiday cheer in the form of pumpkin spice lattes, Hallmark…

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Spousal Caregivers: Who’s the Frailest of Them All?
, Aging & Social Factors, Caregiving

A number of studies have looked at the negative health consequences associated with spousal caregiving, but little attention has been paid to how the cognitive…

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Concerns about Discrimination Against Individuals with AIDS and HIV in Senior Housing
, Aging & Social Factors, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

The population of individuals living into older age with HIV is increasing. It is estimated that within the next year, 50 percent of those living…

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Trait, Behavioral & Mental Health Influences on Cognitive Functioning
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Decreases in cognitive functioning are a major concern for the elderly and their caregivers, and many studies have investigated factors that may contribute to or…

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Group Meetings Versus Home Visits
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

In a study comparing interventions designed to prevent loss of independence in activities of daily living among adults age 80 or better, Swedish researchers found…

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Early Neural Predictor of Cognitive Impairment
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Early neural predictors of cognitive impairment are important both for determining the biological causes of dementia and for identifying individuals at high risk for cognitive…

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Family Caregivers
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Providing care for a family member with dementia exerts a great deal of strain on a caregiver, and caregiving has been linked to a number…

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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Profile Predicts Cognitive Decline
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

There is great interest in identifying factors that can be used to predict cognitive decline. Research increasingly suggests that midlife risk factors may be particularly…

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Factors That Predict Recovery from Mild Cognitive Impairment
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a recent diagnostic category that describes a decrease in cognitive ability that is less severe than that seen in dementia.…

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Marketing Falls Reduction Classes: A Qualitative Study
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

Falls are a leading risk factor for older adults, often leading to fractures, hospitalization, and the need for long-stay medical care. While balance and strength…

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Dementia & Physical Performance at 90+ Years of Age
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

The population of individuals age 90 and better is growing, but is not often included in research studies. Research has identified an association between decreased…

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