Relationship between interoceptive sensibility, age, and COVID-19 anxiety during the first national lockdown in the United Kingdom
Conclusion: Findings suggest that interoceptive dimensions differentially relate to COVID-19 anxiety irrespective of age, with implications for managing health anxiety and adaptive behaviour during a pandemic across the lifespan.PMID:35045774 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2022.2026878 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jennifer Elliott Gaby Pfeifer Source Type: research

Relationship between interoceptive sensibility, age, and COVID-19 anxiety during the first national lockdown in the United Kingdom
Conclusion: Findings suggest that interoceptive dimensions differentially relate to COVID-19 anxiety irrespective of age, with implications for managing health anxiety and adaptive behaviour during a pandemic across the lifespan.PMID:35045774 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2022.2026878 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jennifer Elliott Gaby Pfeifer Source Type: research

Physical multimorbidity, depressive symptoms, and social participation in  adults over 50 years of age: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
CONCLUSIONS: Physical multimorbidity reduced some aspects of social participation over time, with specific combinations of conditions having increased risk of reductions.Supplemental data for this article is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.2017847.PMID:35037790 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2017847 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Amy Ronaldson Jorge Arias de la Torre Rebecca Bendayan Mohammad E Yadegarfar Rebecca Rhead Abdel Douiri David Armstrong Stephani Hatch Matthew Hotopf Alex Dregan Source Type: research

Attitudes toward mental health and mental health care among custodial grandparents
Conclusion: These findings are important in understanding not only grandparent caregivers' attitudes toward mental health, but also can serve as a basis for enhancing their use of mental health care services.PMID:35037803 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2024795 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Bert Hayslip Robert J Maiden Source Type: research

Prevalence and correlates of major depressive disorder among a national sample of middle-aged and older adults in India
Conclusion: Almost one in ten middle-aged and older adults in India had MDD and several associated factors were identified.PMID:35037808 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2024796 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Supa Pengpid Karl Peltzer Source Type: research

The relative effectiveness of different combination modes for exercise and cognitive training on cognitive function in people with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease: a network meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Separate and interactive combination modality had the highest probability of being the most effective mode for overall cognition and memory performance. However, the evidence is insufficient to reveal the best combination mode for executive function.Supplemental data for this article is available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2022.2026879 .PMID:35037809 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2022.2026879 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Xiaoyan Zhao Xiuxiu Huang Ying Cai Ting Cao Qiaoqin Wan Source Type: research

Physical multimorbidity, depressive symptoms, and social participation in  adults over 50 years of age: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
CONCLUSIONS: Physical multimorbidity reduced some aspects of social participation over time, with specific combinations of conditions having increased risk of reductions.Supplemental data for this article is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.2017847.PMID:35037790 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2017847 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Amy Ronaldson Jorge Arias de la Torre Rebecca Bendayan Mohammad E Yadegarfar Rebecca Rhead Abdel Douiri David Armstrong Stephani Hatch Matthew Hotopf Alex Dregan Source Type: research

Attitudes toward mental health and mental health care among custodial grandparents
Conclusion: These findings are important in understanding not only grandparent caregivers' attitudes toward mental health, but also can serve as a basis for enhancing their use of mental health care services.PMID:35037803 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2024795 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Bert Hayslip Robert J Maiden Source Type: research

Prevalence and correlates of major depressive disorder among a national sample of middle-aged and older adults in India
Conclusion: Almost one in ten middle-aged and older adults in India had MDD and several associated factors were identified.PMID:35037808 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2024796 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Supa Pengpid Karl Peltzer Source Type: research

The relative effectiveness of different combination modes for exercise and cognitive training on cognitive function in people with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease: a network meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Separate and interactive combination modality had the highest probability of being the most effective mode for overall cognition and memory performance. However, the evidence is insufficient to reveal the best combination mode for executive function.Supplemental data for this article is available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2022.2026879 .PMID:35037809 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2022.2026879 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Xiaoyan Zhao Xiuxiu Huang Ying Cai Ting Cao Qiaoqin Wan Source Type: research

Physical multimorbidity, depressive symptoms, and social participation in  adults over 50 years of age: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
CONCLUSIONS: Physical multimorbidity reduced some aspects of social participation over time, with specific combinations of conditions having increased risk of reductions.Supplemental data for this article is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.2017847.PMID:35037790 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2017847 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Amy Ronaldson Jorge Arias de la Torre Rebecca Bendayan Mohammad E Yadegarfar Rebecca Rhead Abdel Douiri David Armstrong Stephani Hatch Matthew Hotopf Alex Dregan Source Type: research

Attitudes toward mental health and mental health care among custodial grandparents
Conclusion: These findings are important in understanding not only grandparent caregivers' attitudes toward mental health, but also can serve as a basis for enhancing their use of mental health care services.PMID:35037803 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2024795 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Bert Hayslip Robert J Maiden Source Type: research

Prevalence and correlates of major depressive disorder among a national sample of middle-aged and older adults in India
Conclusion: Almost one in ten middle-aged and older adults in India had MDD and several associated factors were identified.PMID:35037808 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2024796 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Supa Pengpid Karl Peltzer Source Type: research

The relative effectiveness of different combination modes for exercise and cognitive training on cognitive function in people with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease: a network meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Separate and interactive combination modality had the highest probability of being the most effective mode for overall cognition and memory performance. However, the evidence is insufficient to reveal the best combination mode for executive function.Supplemental data for this article is available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2022.2026879 .PMID:35037809 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2022.2026879 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 17, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Xiaoyan Zhao Xiuxiu Huang Ying Cai Ting Cao Qiaoqin Wan Source Type: research

Sexual activity and satisfaction in older adults from a Brazilian cohort study
Conclusion: Despite beliefs, a high percentage of older adults reported being sexually active and feeling sexually satisfied. Our results highlight the gender difference in the predictors of sexual activity and sexual satisfaction. Since sexuality is important for well-being throughout life, preventing factors that decrease sexual activity and sexual satisfaction in aging could help improve the quality of life of older adults.PMID:35023418 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2025338 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Alejandra Andrea Roman Lay Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte Luciane Sim ões Duarte Ana Luiza Vilela Borges Source Type: research

Sexual activity and satisfaction in older adults from a Brazilian cohort study
Conclusion: Despite beliefs, a high percentage of older adults reported being sexually active and feeling sexually satisfied. Our results highlight the gender difference in the predictors of sexual activity and sexual satisfaction. Since sexuality is important for well-being throughout life, preventing factors that decrease sexual activity and sexual satisfaction in aging could help improve the quality of life of older adults.PMID:35023418 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2025338 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Alejandra Andrea Roman Lay Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte Luciane Sim ões Duarte Ana Luiza Vilela Borges Source Type: research

Sexual activity and satisfaction in older adults from a Brazilian cohort study
Conclusion: Despite beliefs, a high percentage of older adults reported being sexually active and feeling sexually satisfied. Our results highlight the gender difference in the predictors of sexual activity and sexual satisfaction. Since sexuality is important for well-being throughout life, preventing factors that decrease sexual activity and sexual satisfaction in aging could help improve the quality of life of older adults.PMID:35023418 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2025338 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Alejandra Andrea Roman Lay Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte Luciane Sim ões Duarte Ana Luiza Vilela Borges Source Type: research

Sexual activity and satisfaction in older adults from a Brazilian cohort study
Conclusion: Despite beliefs, a high percentage of older adults reported being sexually active and feeling sexually satisfied. Our results highlight the gender difference in the predictors of sexual activity and sexual satisfaction. Since sexuality is important for well-being throughout life, preventing factors that decrease sexual activity and sexual satisfaction in aging could help improve the quality of life of older adults.PMID:35023418 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2025338 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Alejandra Andrea Roman Lay Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte Luciane Sim ões Duarte Ana Luiza Vilela Borges Source Type: research

Mindfulness attenuates the impact of worry on late-life cognitive function
Conclusion: This finding has important implications for introducing mindfulness techniques into older adults' routines to decrease worry and mitigate its negative effects on processing speed.PMID:35006021 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2017851 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nesha Harper Mia Delgadillo Alexander Erickson Aidan Boese Tilman Schulte J Kaci Fairchild Source Type: research

Mindfulness attenuates the impact of worry on late-life cognitive function
Conclusion: This finding has important implications for introducing mindfulness techniques into older adults' routines to decrease worry and mitigate its negative effects on processing speed.PMID:35006021 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2017851 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nesha Harper Mia Delgadillo Alexander Erickson Aidan Boese Tilman Schulte J Kaci Fairchild Source Type: research

Mindfulness attenuates the impact of worry on late-life cognitive function
Conclusion: This finding has important implications for introducing mindfulness techniques into older adults' routines to decrease worry and mitigate its negative effects on processing speed.PMID:35006021 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2017851 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nesha Harper Mia Delgadillo Alexander Erickson Aidan Boese Tilman Schulte J Kaci Fairchild Source Type: research

Receipt of help by people with cognitive impairment: results from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
CONCLUSIONS: Unmet need and unrequired help were particular challenges for those with poorer cognition and potentially at early stages of dementia; they were associated with lower quality of life. Our results highlight the importance of good-quality timely diagnosis, identification of needs, and person-centred assessment to help improve quality of life.PMID:34996312 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2017846 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 8, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Sanna Read Bo Hu Josie Dixon Nicola Brimblecombe Raphael Wittenberg Carol Brayne Sube Banerjee Source Type: research

Receipt of help by people with cognitive impairment: results from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
CONCLUSIONS: Unmet need and unrequired help were particular challenges for those with poorer cognition and potentially at early stages of dementia; they were associated with lower quality of life. Our results highlight the importance of good-quality timely diagnosis, identification of needs, and person-centred assessment to help improve quality of life.PMID:34996312 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2017846 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 8, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Sanna Read Bo Hu Josie Dixon Nicola Brimblecombe Raphael Wittenberg Carol Brayne Sube Banerjee Source Type: research

Does a reciprocal relationship exist between social engagement and depression in later life?
CONCLUSION: The study confirms that formal social engagement in and through various voluntary groups produces a protective effect against depression for older adults across time, supporting the mental health advantage of formal engagement.PMID:34994262 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2024794 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 7, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Joonmo Son Pildoo Sung Source Type: research

Empowering patients with dementia to make legally effective decisions: a randomized controlled trial on enhancing capacity to consent to treatment
Conclusion: To empower PwD in clinical settings, however, all aspects of capacity to consent should be targeted with specific aids that are implemented carefully and selectively. More research on possible aids for ECPs is urgently needed in order to enable ethically and legally robust informed consent. In particular, effective ways to improve both reasoning and appreciation are yet to be found.PMID:34989288 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2024797 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 6, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Aoife Poth Susanne Penger Maren Knebel Tanja M üller Johannes Pantel Frank Oswald Julia Haberstroh Source Type: research

Effects of nursing home placement on the mental health trajectories of family caregivers of people with dementia: findings from the Tele.TAnDem intervention study
CONCLUSIONS: The study extends previous findings of improved mental health of family caregivers of PwD after institutionalization and emphasizes the need for interventions before nursing home placement. TEL-CBT which has previously been shown to be effective for family caregivers of PwD also seems promising for supporting NHC.Supplemental data for this article is available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.2022598.PMID:34983260 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2022598 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - January 5, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Flora S H ähnel Nils F T öpfer Gabriele Wilz Source Type: research

State containment measures, living arrangements, and mental health of U.S. older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic
CONCLUSION: The associations between containment measures and mental health vary by type of living arrangement and were gendered, likely because household situations create different demands and supports that men and woman experience differently. Although containment measures are necessary to protect public health, paying attention to these underlying dynamics can inform policymakers' efforts to implement policies that balance harms and benefits for older adults.PMID:34969341 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2021142 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 31, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jen-Hao Chen Source Type: research

State containment measures, living arrangements, and mental health of U.S. older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic
CONCLUSION: The associations between containment measures and mental health vary by type of living arrangement and were gendered, likely because household situations create different demands and supports that men and woman experience differently. Although containment measures are necessary to protect public health, paying attention to these underlying dynamics can inform policymakers' efforts to implement policies that balance harms and benefits for older adults.PMID:34969341 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2021142 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 31, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jen-Hao Chen Source Type: research

State containment measures, living arrangements, and mental health of U.S. older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic
CONCLUSION: The associations between containment measures and mental health vary by type of living arrangement and were gendered, likely because household situations create different demands and supports that men and woman experience differently. Although containment measures are necessary to protect public health, paying attention to these underlying dynamics can inform policymakers' efforts to implement policies that balance harms and benefits for older adults.PMID:34969341 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2021142 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 31, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jen-Hao Chen Source Type: research

The experiences of care home staff during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review
Conclusion: Recommendations are made in terms of how to work with staff, both practically and clinically. There are also suggestions about how to deal with similar situations if they were to reoccur. It is evident that lessons need to be learned because errors were made. Indeed, from a UK perspective, discharging thousands back to care homes, without testing, cost lives. This may have been done to protect the NHS, but it unwittingly 'lockdown' the virus within the care sector.PMID:34967232 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2013433 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 30, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Kristina Lily Gray Heather Birtles Katharina Reichelt Ian Andrew James Source Type: research

The experiences of care home staff during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review
Conclusion: Recommendations are made in terms of how to work with staff, both practically and clinically. There are also suggestions about how to deal with similar situations if they were to reoccur. It is evident that lessons need to be learned because errors were made. Indeed, from a UK perspective, discharging thousands back to care homes, without testing, cost lives. This may have been done to protect the NHS, but it unwittingly 'lockdown' the virus within the care sector.PMID:34967232 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2013433 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 30, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Kristina Lily Gray Heather Birtles Katharina Reichelt Ian Andrew James Source Type: research

Association of adverse childhood experiences with subjective cognitive decline in adulthood: Findings from a population-based study
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study provide evidence indicating that early life factors may be linked with cognitive decline in later adulthood. The findings of this study are discussed with implications for practice and research.PMID:34957876 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2017848 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 27, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Philip Baiden Jessica Cassidy Lisa S Panisch Catherine A LaBrenz Henry K Onyeaka Source Type: research

Association of adverse childhood experiences with subjective cognitive decline in adulthood: Findings from a population-based study
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study provide evidence indicating that early life factors may be linked with cognitive decline in later adulthood. The findings of this study are discussed with implications for practice and research.PMID:34957876 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2017848 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 27, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Philip Baiden Jessica Cassidy Lisa S Panisch Catherine A LaBrenz Henry K Onyeaka Source Type: research

Association of adverse childhood experiences with subjective cognitive decline in adulthood: Findings from a population-based study
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study provide evidence indicating that early life factors may be linked with cognitive decline in later adulthood. The findings of this study are discussed with implications for practice and research.PMID:34957876 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2017848 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 27, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Philip Baiden Jessica Cassidy Lisa S Panisch Catherine A LaBrenz Henry K Onyeaka Source Type: research

Does physical exercise improve the capacity for independent living in people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment: an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses
CONCLUSION: Evidence has shown that exercise (especially multicomponent exercise programmes including cognitive, physical and multitasking exercises) with sufficient intensity improves the activities of daily living skills. Exercise also improves walking, balance and visual processing, which can provide a more independent life for people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Cognitively impaired people should therefore be encouraged to exercise regularly in order to be more independent.Supplemental data for this article is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.2019192.PMID:34951548 | DOI:10.108...
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Ahmet Begde Manisha Jain Eef Hogervorst Thomas Wilcockson Source Type: research

Separated kin: location of multiple children and mental health trajectories of older parents in rural China
CONCLUSIONS: We suggest that it is not the geographic locality of a single child but the location of multiple children that matters for parental mental health in later life.PMID:34951553 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2019191 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Zhiyong Lin Dan Tang Source Type: research

Does physical exercise improve the capacity for independent living in people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment: an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses
CONCLUSION: Evidence has shown that exercise (especially multicomponent exercise programmes including cognitive, physical and multitasking exercises) with sufficient intensity improves the activities of daily living skills. Exercise also improves walking, balance and visual processing, which can provide a more independent life for people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Cognitively impaired people should therefore be encouraged to exercise regularly in order to be more independent.Supplemental data for this article is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.2019192.PMID:34951548 | DOI:10.108...
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Ahmet Begde Manisha Jain Eef Hogervorst Thomas Wilcockson Source Type: research

Separated kin: location of multiple children and mental health trajectories of older parents in rural China
CONCLUSIONS: We suggest that it is not the geographic locality of a single child but the location of multiple children that matters for parental mental health in later life.PMID:34951553 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2019191 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Zhiyong Lin Dan Tang Source Type: research

Does physical exercise improve the capacity for independent living in people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment: an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses
CONCLUSION: Evidence has shown that exercise (especially multicomponent exercise programmes including cognitive, physical and multitasking exercises) with sufficient intensity improves the activities of daily living skills. Exercise also improves walking, balance and visual processing, which can provide a more independent life for people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Cognitively impaired people should therefore be encouraged to exercise regularly in order to be more independent.Supplemental data for this article is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.2019192.PMID:34951548 | DOI:10.108...
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Ahmet Begde Manisha Jain Eef Hogervorst Thomas Wilcockson Source Type: research

Separated kin: location of multiple children and mental health trajectories of older parents in rural China
CONCLUSIONS: We suggest that it is not the geographic locality of a single child but the location of multiple children that matters for parental mental health in later life.PMID:34951553 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2019191 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Zhiyong Lin Dan Tang Source Type: research

Hearing aid use and gender differences in the auditory-cognitive cascade in the oldest old
This study analyzed cognitive differences between hearing-aid (HA) and non-HA users. We hypothesized that HA-use attenuates the auditory-cognitive cascade, thereby, the latter is more conspicuous in non-HA users. Since hearing impairment (HI) shows male predominance, we hypothesized gender differences within the auditory-cognitive relationship.METHODS: Non-frail community-dwellers ≥ 80 years were assessed for HI (pure tone audiogram-PTA; speech reception threshold-SRT) and global and domain-specific cognitive impairments (Mini-Mental State Examination-MMSE; Montreal Cognitive Assessment-MOCA; Reaction Time Test-RT1-4). ...
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Roberta Vella Azzopardi Ingo Beyer Kaat De Raedemaeker Ina Foulon Sofie Vermeiren Mirko Petrovic Nele Van Den Noortgate Ivan Bautmans Ellen Gorus Gerontopole Brussels Study group Source Type: research

Hearing aid use and gender differences in the auditory-cognitive cascade in the oldest old
This study analyzed cognitive differences between hearing-aid (HA) and non-HA users. We hypothesized that HA-use attenuates the auditory-cognitive cascade, thereby, the latter is more conspicuous in non-HA users. Since hearing impairment (HI) shows male predominance, we hypothesized gender differences within the auditory-cognitive relationship.METHODS: Non-frail community-dwellers ≥ 80 years were assessed for HI (pure tone audiogram-PTA; speech reception threshold-SRT) and global and domain-specific cognitive impairments (Mini-Mental State Examination-MMSE; Montreal Cognitive Assessment-MOCA; Reaction Time Test-RT1-4). ...
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Roberta Vella Azzopardi Ingo Beyer Kaat De Raedemaeker Ina Foulon Sofie Vermeiren Mirko Petrovic Nele Van Den Noortgate Ivan Bautmans Ellen Gorus Gerontopole Brussels Study group Source Type: research

Stress-related to COVID-19, anxiety, and protective factors among middle-aged and older adults in the largest outbreak areas in South Korea
CONCLUSION: As postulated by the Stress Process Model, stress related to COVID-19 may have increased loneliness and anxiety among middle-aged and older adults in the largest outbreak areas in South Korea; however, resilience and family cohesion reduced these negative consequences both directly and indirectly. Findings are discussed and implications are addressed.PMID:34935533 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2017850 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 22, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Sukyung Yoon Soochan Choi Source Type: research

Sex differences in quality of life and depressive symptoms among middle-aged and elderly Europeans: results from the SHARE survey
CONCLUSION: Middle-aged and elderly European women report lower QoL and more depressive symptoms than European men, lending support for the male-female health survival paradox.PMID:34915773 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2013434 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Camilla Dahl Haislund Olsen S ören Möller Linda Juel Ahrenfeldt Source Type: research

With age comes well-being: older age associated with lower stress, negative affect, and depression throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
Conclusion: These results are consistent with literature suggesting that older age is associated with increased resilience in the face of stressful life experiences and show that this pattern may extend to resilience in the face of a prolonged real-world stressor.Supplemental data for this article can be accessed online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.2010183 .PMID:34915781 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2010183 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Eric C Fields Elizabeth A Kensinger Sandry M Garcia Jaclyn H Ford Tony J Cunningham Source Type: research

Sex differences in quality of life and depressive symptoms among middle-aged and elderly Europeans: results from the SHARE survey
CONCLUSION: Middle-aged and elderly European women report lower QoL and more depressive symptoms than European men, lending support for the male-female health survival paradox.PMID:34915773 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2013434 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Camilla Dahl Haislund Olsen S ören Möller Linda Juel Ahrenfeldt Source Type: research

With age comes well-being: older age associated with lower stress, negative affect, and depression throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
Conclusion: These results are consistent with literature suggesting that older age is associated with increased resilience in the face of stressful life experiences and show that this pattern may extend to resilience in the face of a prolonged real-world stressor.Supplemental data for this article can be accessed online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.2010183 .PMID:34915781 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2010183 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Eric C Fields Elizabeth A Kensinger Sandry M Garcia Jaclyn H Ford Tony J Cunningham Source Type: research

Sex differences in quality of life and depressive symptoms among middle-aged and elderly Europeans: results from the SHARE survey
CONCLUSION: Middle-aged and elderly European women report lower QoL and more depressive symptoms than European men, lending support for the male-female health survival paradox.PMID:34915773 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2013434 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Camilla Dahl Haislund Olsen S ören Möller Linda Juel Ahrenfeldt Source Type: research

With age comes well-being: older age associated with lower stress, negative affect, and depression throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
Conclusion: These results are consistent with literature suggesting that older age is associated with increased resilience in the face of stressful life experiences and show that this pattern may extend to resilience in the face of a prolonged real-world stressor.Supplemental data for this article can be accessed online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.2010183 .PMID:34915781 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2010183 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Eric C Fields Elizabeth A Kensinger Sandry M Garcia Jaclyn H Ford Tony J Cunningham Source Type: research

Sex differences in quality of life and depressive symptoms among middle-aged and elderly Europeans: results from the SHARE survey
CONCLUSION: Middle-aged and elderly European women report lower QoL and more depressive symptoms than European men, lending support for the male-female health survival paradox.PMID:34915773 | DOI:10.1080/13607863.2021.2013434 (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Camilla Dahl Haislund Olsen S ören Möller Linda Juel Ahrenfeldt Source Type: research