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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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Computer training, e-Health, and improved cognitive performance
, Cognitive Health, Electronic Health (e-Health), Health & Wellness

In much of the world, older adults have taken up computer and Internet use at a rapid pace, defying stereotypes and opening up multiple avenues…

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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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Current research on falls prevention: the efficacy of falls reduction programs
, Falls Reduction, Health & Wellness, Newsworthy

Many recent research articles show that comprehensive assessment and prevention programs are useful ways to reduce falls and related injuries for older adults, in community,…

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Current research on falls prevention: what are the influences and consequences of falls?
, Falls Reduction, Health & Wellness, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

November provided abundant information about falls and falls reduction. Following is an overview of some recent publications on the prevalence, correlates, and consequences of falls.…

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Rethinking Clinicians’ Understanding of Culture in Treating Older Adults
, Health & Wellness, Person Centered Care

A recent Journal of the American Geriatric Society article shows that, among the medical fields, an improved understanding of culture is particularly important in geriatrics.…

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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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Encouraging Better Standards for Medication Use by Older Adults
, Health & Wellness, Person Centered Care

The Journal of the American Medical Association features two pieces that address medication use among older adults. One is a commentary by Dr. Jerry Avorn,…

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ADA Encourages Less-Restrictive Diet Options for Older Adults in Health Care Communities
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

“Food nourishes the spirit as well as the body.” That might sound like something you’d hear from your favorite, and not quite diet-friendly, restaurant, but…

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