Neighborhood Context & Health

Childhood Socioeconomic Status Continues to Impact Physical and Cognitive Health
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness, Neighborhood Context & Health

A number of studies have shown an association of socioeconomic status with a longer life span, and a recent study expands upon this research to…

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Neighborhood Social Cohesion & Social Capital: Implications for Older Adult Well-Being
, Health & Wellness, Neighborhood Context & Health, Uncategorized

It has been well-established that singlehood and poverty in older adulthood are associated with lower subjective well-being. However, a recent study published in the Gerontologist…

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Bilingualism Delays Onset of Single-Domain aMCI
, Cognitive Health, Neighborhood Context & Health

Researchers have provided further evidence that bilingualism may contribute to cognitive reserve and delay the onset of dementia of the Alzheimer’s type (DAT). A study…

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Building Evidence for the “Village” Model of Aging in Place
, Aging at Home, Neighborhood Context & Health

The so-called “Village” model is a promising approach to aging in place. Based on Boston’s Beacon Hill Village, which began in 2001, these co-operative, consumer-driven…

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Neighborhood Walkability, Income, & Physical Activity
, Neighborhood Context & Health

Numerous studies show that physical inactivity causes a variety of health problems, and older adults are particularly at risk. Literature has recently emerged regarding the…

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