Aging & Wellness

The Evidence-Practice Gap: Drug Trials & Older Patients
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

Older adults are underrepresented as subjects in drug trial, and this is particularly true for older adults with chronic disease, who represent a rapidly growing…

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Mental Health Benefits of Neighborhood for Older Mexican American Men
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

For all the positive steps we can take for our health—exercise, social engagement, diet—much of our wellbeing is out of our control. A growing body…

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Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging Identifies 10 Senior Living Trends
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging derived 10 top senior living trends after surveying 600 senior living organizations representing more than 1,000 communities from 15 states.…

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Clinical Trials Fail to Sufficiently Represent Older Adults
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

Older adults use the highest proportion of medical and pharmaceutical treatment, but are vastly underrepresented in clinical trial research. A recent review of publications based…

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Employment and Aging: Using Large Scale Data To Ask, “Who Works?”
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

The so-called Great Recession has changed how Americans view work, and not just due to our 10% unemployment rate. Attacks on social security and pensions,…

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Why Older Workers are Struggling to Find Work
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

Researchers at Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College recently released a research brief outlining the employment challenges faced by adults 55 years…

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Gender and Aging: What Do We Know?
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

The popular science press hosts countless reports of sex-based differences between men and women. Magazines, weekend newspapers and email inboxes teem with commentary about statistically…

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Aging, Health, and Culture: Two Recent Studies
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

Two recent articles in the Journal of Gerontology examine culture and its role in assessing well-being. Each article, one published in the Social Science section…

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Interviewing Residents on the Decision to Relocate to Nursing Homes
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

One of the strengths of interview research, and other qualitative methodologies, is that we can empirically study the significance of events to individuals. Quantitative research,…

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Examining the Role that Caregivers Play in the Decision to Move to Assisted Living
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte recently published results from a study that examined the family caregiver’s experiences while moving relatives with Alzheimer’s…

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Quality of Work Life and Intention to Retire among Older Employees
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

New research has found an association between an individual’s quality of work life and the age they retire. A European based study examined 6836 participants,…

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The Landscape of Retirement Continues to Change
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

A new research brief published by the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, adds to mounting evidence that retirement patterns are shifting dramatically.…

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