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The Impact of Aging Policy on Societal Age Stereotypes and Ageism.

Reuben Ng, Ting Yu Joanne Chow, Wenshu Yang,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>While studies have researched ageism in public policy, few investigated the impact of aging policy on ageism-typically, an unintended consequence. Ageism is linked to $63 billion in healthcare cost, so its antecedents are of interest. We test the association between Aging-Policy-Agenda-Setting and Societal-Age-Stereotypes; and hypothesize a mediating pathway ... Read more >>

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Telehealth Use for Enhancing the Health of Rural Older Adults: A Systematic Mixed Studies Review.

Kathy L Rush, Sarah Singh, Cherisse L Seaton, Lindsay Burton, Eric Li, Charlotte Jones, Jennifer C Davis, Khalad Hasan, Brodie Kern, Robert Janke,

Telehealth holds potential for inclusive and cost-saving healthcare; however, a better understanding of the use and acceptance of telehealth for health promotion among rural older adults is needed. This systematic review aimed to synthesize evidence for telehealth use among rural-living older adults and to explore cost-effectiveness for health systems and ... Read more >>

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"You still want to go lots of places": Exploring walking interviews in research with older migrants.

Magdolna Lőrinc, Majella Kilkey, Louise Ryan, Obert Tawodzera,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>Walking interviews have become prevalent in social sciences, however, their use in research with older people is limited. This article offers a reflexive account of our ethical and methodological choices and practices while conducting walking interviews with older migrants, and considers the potential of this method in researching ... Read more >>

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Promoting Caregiver Mastery in Black American Dementia Caregivers.

Kalisha Bonds Johnson, Glenna S Brewster, Ethan Cicero, Kenneth Hepburn, Carolyn K Clevenger, Gaea Daniel, Victoria Pak, Sudeshna Paul, Fayron Epps,

Over six million older Americans live with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias; Black American older adults' prevalence is more than twice that of non-Hispanic White older adults. The Black American dementia caregiving experience can be encapsulated within the Black Family Socio-Ecological Context Model, which provides a conceptual basis for examining ... Read more >>

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Successful Family-Driven Intervention in Elder Family Financial Exploitation: A Case Study.

Tina R Kilaberia, Marlene S Stum,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>The prevalence and consequences of elder family financial exploitation reinforce the need for a range of effective intervention strategies. This paper describes how and why one family successfully intervened in the family-based financial exploitation, constructing, and achieving meaningful processes and outcomes for the specific family and context.<h4>Research design ... Read more >>

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Internet Use and Cognitive Functioning in Later Life: Focus on Asymmetric Effects and Contextual Factors.

Yijung K Kim, Sae Hwang Han,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>Despite emerging literature linking Internet usage and cognitive functioning in later life, research seldom takes changes in older adults' Internet use into account. How changes in Internet use influence older adults' cognitive decline over time, particularly in the context of sociodemographic factors that shape Information and Communications Technology ... Read more >>

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Societal, Organizational, Relational and Individual Perceptions of Sexual Violence Against Older Adults and its Prevention: A Systematic Scoping Review.

Michelle D Hand, Mo Yee Lee, Holly Dabelko-Schoeny, Michelle Kaiser, Cecilia Mengo,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>Older adults are not regarded as sexual and are widely excluded from sexual violence (SV) research, policies, and practice; little is known about SV against older adults and its prevention.<h4>Research design and methods</h4>An eight-database scoping review explored perceptions of SV against older adults, barriers to and solutions for ... Read more >>

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The Moderating Role of Race and Ethnicity in the Relationship Between Negative Family Interactions and Mental Health Among Older Adults.

Fei Wang, Ann W Nguyen, Karen D Lincoln, Weidi Qin, Tyrone Hamler,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>Studies generally show that negative social interactions are detrimental to mental health for older adults. Further, empirical evidence suggests that negative interactions may function differently in relation to mental health across racial/ethnic groups given their unique life circumstances and social conditions. This study examines whether the association between ... Read more >>

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Caregiving Burden among Caregivers of People with Dementia through the Lens of Intersectionality.

Ruotong Liu, Iris Chi, Shinyi Wu,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>Caregivers may be at different risks of various types of burdens by virtue of their gender and racial/ethnic status. This paper explores the differences in caregiving burdens across the intersectionality of race and gender.<h4>Research design and methods</h4>Using Round 5 (conducted in 2015) and Round 7 (conducted in 2017) ... Read more >>

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Improving Care for Older Prisoners Living With Dementia in Australian Prisons: Perspectives of External Organizations.

Sanetta du Toit, Shermaine Ng,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>The care and well-being of an increasing number of older prisoners living with dementia require an adequate care continuum. Longstanding barriers, including limited resources and relevant expertise, necessitate an interdisciplinary approach and incorporation of external organizations in supporting prisoners with dementia. However, little is known about their perspectives ... Read more >>

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A North Star for Gerontology: Using the Threshold Concept Framework to Transform Ageism Education.

Leah M Janssen, Valerie Flores, Jiawei Cao,

Threshold concepts are fundamental to the learning process and are said to transform the way we view and understand the world around us. Although a new framework to gerontology, the threshold concept framework has been utilized in many fields inside (e.g., psychology, social work) and outside (e.g., clinical and research ... Read more >>

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Age-friendly as Tranquilo Ambiente: How Socio-Cultural Perspectives Shape the Lived Environment of Latinx Older Adults.

Melanie Z Plasencia,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>Researchers have increasingly considered the importance of age-friendly communities to improve the health and well-being of older adults. Studies have primarily focused on the built environment, such as community infrastructure, older adult behavior, and environmental expectations. Less is known about the role of cultural characteristics in shaping perceptions ... Read more >>

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Ageing in Zimbabwe: Reflections 41 Years After Independence.

Chipo Hungwe,

While Zimbabwe shares similar characteristics with other sub-Saharan countries that are generally regarded as 'young populations' the percentage of older adults has increased from 4,7% in 1982 to 6% in 2017. Research on ageing is mainly on social protection, health and quality of life. Emerging research points towards healthy ageing, ... Read more >>

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Theories of Community Collaboration to Advance Age-Friendly Community Change.

Emily A Greenfield, Kathy Black, Patricia Oh, Althea Pestine-Stevens,

The age-friendly communities movement has grown rapidly in global prominence over the past two decades. However, theories to guide multisectoral action toward age-friendly community change have been slower to develop. We demonstrate the value of drawing on theories of community collaboration to inform age-friendly community efforts across engagement, planning, implementation, ... Read more >>

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The spiritual experience of dementia from the health care provider perspective: Implications for intervention.

Jennifer A Palmer, Michelle Hilgeman, Tracy Balboni, Sara Paasche-Orlow, Jennifer L Sullivan,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>Spiritual care aims to counter negative outcomes from spiritual distress and is beneficial to persons living with dementia. Such care needs dementia-appropriate customization. We explored the salient spiritual needs in dementia to inform future intervention development. Health care providers are well-situated to observe the nature of spiritual needs ... Read more >>

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Call for Emergency Action to Limit Global Temperature Increases, Restore Biodiversity, and Protect Health.

Lukoye Atwoli, Abdullah H Baqui, Thomas Benfield, Raffaella Bosurgi, Fiona Godlee, Stephen Hancocks, Richard Horton, Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Carlos Augusto Monteiro, Ian Norman, Kirsten Patrick, Nigel Praities, Marcel G M Olde Rikkert, Eric J Rubin, Peush Sahni, Richard Smith, Nick Talley, Sue Turale, Damián Vázquez,

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Residents' and Relatives' Experiences of Acute Situations: A Qualitative Study to Inform a Care Model.

Kornelia Basinska, Patrizia Künzler-Heule, Raphaëlle Ashley Guerbaai, Franziska Zúñiga, Michael Simon, Nathalie I H Wellens, Christine Serdaly, Dunja Nicca,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>As new models of care aiming to reduce hospitalizations from nursing homes emerge, their implementers must consider residents' and relatives' needs and experiences with acute changes in the residents' health situations. As part of the larger INTERCARE implementation study, we explored these persons' experiences of acute situations in ... Read more >>

Gerontologist (The Gerontologist)
[2021, 61(7):1041-1052]

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Between Social Inclusion and Exclusion: Integration of Daycare Guests in the Nursing Home Setting.

Kerstin Hämel, Gundula Röhnsch,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>In integrated daycare, community-dwelling older people in need of care join existing groups in residential care facilities during the day. This study focuses on how nursing home residents experience the integrative care approach, exploring opportunities for social inclusion and mechanisms of exclusion.<h4>Research design and methods</h4>A purposive sample of ... Read more >>

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[2021, 61(7):1030-1040]

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Dementia, Sexuality, and the Law: The Case for Advance Decisions on Intimacy.

Oluwatoyin Sorinmade, Alex Ruck Keene, Carmelle Peisah,

Some individuals develop dementia and the invariable consequence of dementia is a decline in cognition and level of functioning. Despite the effects of this illness, people with dementia still seek intimacy and companionship as part of their expression of basic human instincts and have the right to equal enjoyment of ... Read more >>

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[2021, 61(7):1001-1007]

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Feasibility randomized controlled trial of a mind-body activity program for older adults with chronic pain and cognitive decline: The virtual "Active Brains" study.

James D Doorley, Ryan A Mace, Paula J Popok, Victoria A Grunberg, Anya Ragnhildstveit, Ana-Maria Vranceanu,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>Chronic pain (CP) and cognitive decline (CD) are highly co-morbid and debilitating among older adults. We iteratively developed Active Brains-Fitbit (AB-F), a group mind-body activity program aided by a Fitbit that is feasible and associated with improvements in physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning when delivered in person to ... Read more >>

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Inclusiveness Plus Mixed-Methods: An Innovative Research Design on Transnational Practices of Older Adults.

Livia Tomás, Laura Ravazzini,

This paper assesses the challenges and the benefits of two methodological approaches for improving the study of transnational mobilities of older adults: mixed-methods and inclusiveness. The first approach refers to a mixed-methods research design based on surveys and qualitative interviews. We share our experience of conducting a "fully-mixed-concurrent-equal-status-design" research project, ... Read more >>

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Understanding Key Home and Community Environment Challenges Encountered by Older Adults Undergoing Total Knee or Hip Arthroplasty.

Rutali Joshi, Anjali Joseph, Sahar Mihandoust, Lisa Hoskins, Susan O'Hara, Cheryl J Dye, Kapil Chalil Madathil,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>Older adults undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) experience significant challenges while navigating their homes after surgery and are at higher risk for falls and injuries. This study explored the specific home and community physical environment challenges faced by community-dwelling older adults while performing ... Read more >>

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[2021, 61(7):1071-1084]

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A Typical Week With Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Brenna N Renn, Jenny L Wool, Basia Belza,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>Identifying the experience of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may help develop research agendas, interventions, and other supports to better match individuals' needs. The purpose of this study was to explore the subjective experience of a "typical week" living with MCI to document (a) important activities, (b) ... Read more >>

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[2021, 61(7):1095-1106]

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Associations of Neighborhood Walkability and Walking Behaviors by Cognitive Trajectory in Older Adults.

Andrea L Rosso, Alyson B Harding, Philippa J Clarke, Stephanie A Studenski, Caterina Rosano,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>Lawton's Ecological Model of Aging suggests that associations between environment and mobility differ based on individual factors such as cognitive decline.<h4>Research design and methods</h4>Virtual walkability audits were conducted within 1/8 mile of residences of older adults (n = 545; average age = 82; 57% female; 33% Black) who ... Read more >>

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[2021, 61(7):1053-1061]

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Patient-Centeredness in Older Adults With Multimorbidity: Results of an Online Expert Delphi Study.

Laura Kivelitz, Jonas Schäfer, Manuela Kanat, Jil Mohr, Manuela Glattacker, Sebastian Voigt-Radloff, Jörg Dirmaier,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>Older adults suffering from multimorbidity represent a priority target group for patient-centeredness (PC). We aimed to investigate the transferability of an existing integrated model of PC comprising 15 dimensions on the care of older adults with multimorbidity from an expert perspective.<h4>Research design and methods</h4>A total of 242 experts ... Read more >>

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[2021, 61(7):1008-1018]

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