Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

Hurricane Evacuation: Its Impact on Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

Natural disasters challenge any organization that must put evacuation plans in place to move those who are vulnerable. Recent research suggests that those with dementia…

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Best Cities for Successful Aging
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

In an effort to improve the lives of aging Americans, the Milken Institute has assembled a listing of the Best Cities in America for successful…

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The Importance of Neighborhood Quality for People with Chronic Illness
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

The quality of one’s social and physical environment has an important influence on well-being, particularly for older adults with a chronic illness. Neighborhood characteristics—such as…

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Air Pollution & Cognitive Decline
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

Researchers who study cognitive decline are working to identify modifiable risk factors and other ways of reducing or delaying dementia. Epidemiological research has suggested that…

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Aging in (a Nice New) Place
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

A truism has developed within the senior housing industry over the last couple of decades: older adults want to age in place. This is a…

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Early Life Experience & Successful Aging
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

Proponents of the “successful aging” model argue that later-life aging should be viewed as more than a process of physical and cognitive decline. The successful…

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Neighborhood Walkability, Income and Physical Activity
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

Low physical activity is a risk factor for a variety of functional impairments and health problems. Older adults are at particular risk for physical inactivity…

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Rural Challenges to Active Aging
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

Older adults living in rural areas of the United States encounter particular challenges as they Age Well. Larger distances, fewer transportation options, and limited access…

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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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Examining the Social Environment’s Impact on Food Intake By Older Adults
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

Recent research indicates that the social environment plays an important role in the amount of food we eat. Although a number of similar studies have…

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Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

A forward-looking, well-reasoned report entitled “Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging: With a Closer look at Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Diseases” recently was issued jointly by the…

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