Role-Based Framing of Older Adults Linked to Decreased Ageism Over 210 Years: Evidence From a 600-Million-Word Historical Corpus
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: We argue for a more role-centric approach when framing aging such that age ceases to be the chief determinant in how older adults are viewed in society.PMID:34323967 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab108 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - July 29, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Reuben Ng Nicole Indran Source Type: research

Traversing the Aging Research and Health Equity Divide: Toward Intersectional Frameworks of Research Justice and Participation
Gerontologist. 2021 Jul 29:gnab107. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnab107. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMeaningful reductions in racial and ethnic inequities in chronic diseases of aging remain unlikely without major advancements in the inclusion of minoritized populations in aging research. While sparse, studies investigating research participation disparities have predominantly focused on individual-level factors and behavioral change, overlooking the influence of study design, structural factors, and social determinants of health on participation. This is also reflected in conventional practices that consistently fail to address...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 29, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi Raina Croff Crystal M Glover Jonathan D Jackson Jason Resendez Adriana Perez Megan Zuelsdorff Gina Green-Harris Jennifer J Manly Source Type: research

"What Keeps Me Awake at Night": Assisted Living Administrator Responses to COVID-19
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Our findings demonstrate the slow-burning but devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in AL communities similar to recent findings in nursing homes. Coupled with the limited resources, perceived external pressures, and the ongoing pandemic, many administrators were managing but not thriving in these domains. AL as a care setting, and the role of administrators, requires more scholarly and policy attention, especially regarding emergency preparedness and response.PMID:34324663 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab106 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - July 29, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jason Z Kyler-Yano Ozcan Tunalilar Serena Hasworth Jacklyn Kohon Jaclyn Winfree Riley Wilton Aliza Tuttle Paula Carder Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Assisted Living Facility Closure
This study adapted a model developed for the nursing home market for the ALF market to examine the organizational, internal, and external factors associated with closure.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Data on 1,939 ALFs operating in 2013 from Florida were used to estimate a logistic regression to examine the organizational, internal, and external factors that were associated with closure between 2013 and 2015.RESULTS: During the two-year study period, 141 ALFs (7.3%) closed. Significant factors associated with increased odds of closure included fewer beds, not accepting Medicaid, and more deficiencies. Two factors (market co...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 27, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Joseph W June Debra Dobbs Victor Molinari Hongdao Meng John R Bowblis Kathryn Hyer Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Assisted Living Facility Closure
This study adapted a model developed for the nursing home market for the ALF market to examine the organizational, internal, and external factors associated with closure.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Data on 1,939 ALFs operating in 2013 from Florida were used to estimate a logistic regression to examine the organizational, internal, and external factors that were associated with closure between 2013 and 2015.RESULTS: During the two-year study period, 141 ALFs (7.3%) closed. Significant factors associated with increased odds of closure included fewer beds, not accepting Medicaid, and more deficiencies. Two factors (market co...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 27, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Joseph W June Debra Dobbs Victor Molinari Hongdao Meng John R Bowblis Kathryn Hyer Source Type: research

Optimising the Care and Management of Older Offenders: A Scoping Review
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Best practices identified in this review can help optimise the care and management of older offenders in mainstream prisons. Further action research is recommended to adapt and scale-up the interventions.PMID:34293096 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab104 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - July 22, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Amanuel K Hagos Tony G Butler Adam Howie Adrienne L Withall Source Type: research

Optimising the Care and Management of Older Offenders: A Scoping Review
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Best practices identified in this review can help optimise the care and management of older offenders in mainstream prisons. Further action research is recommended to adapt and scale-up the interventions.PMID:34293096 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab104 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - July 22, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Amanuel K Hagos Tony G Butler Adam Howie Adrienne L Withall Source Type: research

Optimising the Care and Management of Older Offenders: A Scoping Review
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Best practices identified in this review can help optimise the care and management of older offenders in mainstream prisons. Further action research is recommended to adapt and scale-up the interventions.PMID:34293096 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab104 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - July 22, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Amanuel K Hagos Tony G Butler Adam Howie Adrienne L Withall Source Type: research

Optimising the Care and Management of Older Offenders: A Scoping Review
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Best practices identified in this review can help optimise the care and management of older offenders in mainstream prisons. Further action research is recommended to adapt and scale-up the interventions.PMID:34293096 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab104 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - July 22, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Amanuel K Hagos Tony G Butler Adam Howie Adrienne L Withall Source Type: research

Optimising the Care and Management of Older Offenders: A Scoping Review
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Best practices identified in this review can help optimise the care and management of older offenders in mainstream prisons. Further action research is recommended to adapt and scale-up the interventions.PMID:34293096 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab104 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - July 22, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Amanuel K Hagos Tony G Butler Adam Howie Adrienne L Withall Source Type: research

"When I need to travel, I feel feverish": Everyday experiences of transport inequalities among older adults in Dhaka, Bangladesh
This study aims to investigate key barriers in accessing buses in Dhaka and the consequences of these barriers to the everyday mobility of older adults.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Thirty participants aged ≥60 years were recruited from two socio-economically different neighbourhoods in Dhaka. We employed a thematic analysis of visual surveys and in-depth interviews to understand older adults' spatial and cultural context and their experiences using buses in their everyday lives.RESULTS: Boarding and deboarding buses were common barriers for older adults due to overcrowding and traffic congestion. In addition, older adul...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 20, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Selim Jahangir Ajay Bailey Musleh Uddin Hasan Shanawez Hossain Marco Helbich Martin Hyde Source Type: research

Growing Older in the Shadow of Childhood Intra-Familial Sexual Abuse: Women's Reflections on Parenthood Experiences Throughout the Life Course
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Aging seems to open up a new avenue for parent-child relationships in the shadow of the parent's traumatic past, allowing reframing of parenthood in later life and demonstrating the power of parenthood as a source of healing in the lives of sexual abuse victims.PMID:34282446 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab102 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - July 20, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Mili Gichaz Tova Band Winterstein Hila Avieli Source Type: research

"When I need to travel, I feel feverish": Everyday experiences of transport inequalities among older adults in Dhaka, Bangladesh
This study aims to investigate key barriers in accessing buses in Dhaka and the consequences of these barriers to the everyday mobility of older adults.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Thirty participants aged ≥60 years were recruited from two socio-economically different neighbourhoods in Dhaka. We employed a thematic analysis of visual surveys and in-depth interviews to understand older adults' spatial and cultural context and their experiences using buses in their everyday lives.RESULTS: Boarding and deboarding buses were common barriers for older adults due to overcrowding and traffic congestion. In addition, older adul...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 20, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Selim Jahangir Ajay Bailey Musleh Uddin Hasan Shanawez Hossain Marco Helbich Martin Hyde Source Type: research

Growing Older in the Shadow of Childhood Intra-Familial Sexual Abuse: Women's Reflections on Parenthood Experiences Throughout the Life Course
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Aging seems to open up a new avenue for parent-child relationships in the shadow of the parent's traumatic past, allowing reframing of parenthood in later life and demonstrating the power of parenthood as a source of healing in the lives of sexual abuse victims.PMID:34282446 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab102 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - July 20, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Mili Gichaz Tova Band Winterstein Hila Avieli Source Type: research

"We Should Be at the Back of the Line": A Frame Analysis of Old Age within the Distribution Order of the COVID Vaccine
This study involves a frame analysis of 440 online comments on an article published by The New York Times on December 1, 2020 about the U.S. recommendations for distributing the coronavirus vaccine.RESULTS: Older adults were referenced as belonging to one of three groups: older long-term care residents, older workers, and older adults retired and/or isolating at home. Two frames emerged from the data as criteria for prioritization: social contribution and vulnerability. Older commenters themselves frequently stated that they should be deprioritized so that others can be inoculated earlier.DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: The f...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Laura D Allen Idalina Z Odziemczyk Jolanta Perek-Bia łas Liat Ayalon Source Type: research

"We Should Be at the Back of the Line": A Frame Analysis of Old Age within the Distribution Order of the COVID Vaccine
This study involves a frame analysis of 440 online comments on an article published by The New York Times on December 1, 2020 about the U.S. recommendations for distributing the coronavirus vaccine.RESULTS: Older adults were referenced as belonging to one of three groups: older long-term care residents, older workers, and older adults retired and/or isolating at home. Two frames emerged from the data as criteria for prioritization: social contribution and vulnerability. Older commenters themselves frequently stated that they should be deprioritized so that others can be inoculated earlier.DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: The f...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Laura D Allen Idalina Z Odziemczyk Jolanta Perek-Bia łas Liat Ayalon Source Type: research

"We Should Be at the Back of the Line": A Frame Analysis of Old Age within the Distribution Order of the COVID Vaccine
This study involves a frame analysis of 440 online comments on an article published by The New York Times on December 1, 2020 about the U.S. recommendations for distributing the coronavirus vaccine.RESULTS: Older adults were referenced as belonging to one of three groups: older long-term care residents, older workers, and older adults retired and/or isolating at home. Two frames emerged from the data as criteria for prioritization: social contribution and vulnerability. Older commenters themselves frequently stated that they should be deprioritized so that others can be inoculated earlier.DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: The f...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Laura D Allen Idalina Z Odziemczyk Jolanta Perek-Bia łas Liat Ayalon Source Type: research

The Role of Social Connection/Engagement in Episodic Memory Change in Stroke
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Higher pre-stroke levels of social connection/engagement predicted better episodic memory at stroke, smaller decline in episodic memory with stroke, and less decline in episodic memory over time. Increases in social connection/engagement from pre- to post-stroke also predicted better post-stroke episodic memory. Beyond the widely documented benefits of social connection/engagement to well-being, they may also increase cognitive stimulation and cognitive reserve and thus contribute to stroke recovery in the cognitive domain. Social connection/engagement is an important and modifiable risk factor...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 16, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Joanne Elayoubi Monica E Nelson William E Haley Gizem Hueluer Source Type: research

The Role of Social Connection/Engagement in Episodic Memory Change in Stroke
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Higher pre-stroke levels of social connection/engagement predicted better episodic memory at stroke, smaller decline in episodic memory with stroke, and less decline in episodic memory over time. Increases in social connection/engagement from pre- to post-stroke also predicted better post-stroke episodic memory. Beyond the widely documented benefits of social connection/engagement to well-being, they may also increase cognitive stimulation and cognitive reserve and thus contribute to stroke recovery in the cognitive domain. Social connection/engagement is an important and modifiable risk factor...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 16, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Joanne Elayoubi Monica E Nelson William E Haley Gizem Hueluer Source Type: research

Late Life in the Living Room: Room D écor, Functional Limitations, and Personality
This study combines these perspectives to examine how room décor (i.e., furnishings, design, decoration) corresponds with functional limitations and personality in late life.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Older adults aged 65+ (N = 286) completed interviews regarding living arrangements, functional limitations, personality and depressive symptoms. Participants provided three to four photographs of the room where they spend the most time. Raters coded photographs for physical adaptations for functional limitations and 19 features of décor (e.g., crowding, color), fitting three categories: a) newness, b) comfort,...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 9, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Karen L Fingerman Yijung K Kim Shiyang Zhang Yee To Ng Kira S Birditt Source Type: research

Late Life in the Living Room: Room D écor, Functional Limitations, and Personality
This study combines these perspectives to examine how room décor (i.e., furnishings, design, decoration) corresponds with functional limitations and personality in late life.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Older adults aged 65+ (N = 286) completed interviews regarding living arrangements, functional limitations, personality and depressive symptoms. Participants provided three to four photographs of the room where they spend the most time. Raters coded photographs for physical adaptations for functional limitations and 19 features of décor (e.g., crowding, color), fitting three categories: a) newness, b) comfort,...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 9, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Karen L Fingerman Yijung K Kim Shiyang Zhang Yee To Ng Kira S Birditt Source Type: research

Late Life in the Living Room: Room D écor, Functional Limitations, and Personality
This study combines these perspectives to examine how room décor (i.e., furnishings, design, decoration) corresponds with functional limitations and personality in late life.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Older adults aged 65+ (N = 286) completed interviews regarding living arrangements, functional limitations, personality and depressive symptoms. Participants provided three to four photographs of the room where they spend the most time. Raters coded photographs for physical adaptations for functional limitations and 19 features of décor (e.g., crowding, color), fitting three categories: a) newness, b) comfort,...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 9, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Karen L Fingerman Yijung K Kim Shiyang Zhang Yee To Ng Kira S Birditt Source Type: research

Late Life in the Living Room: Room D écor, Functional Limitations, and Personality
This study combines these perspectives to examine how room décor (i.e., furnishings, design, decoration) corresponds with functional limitations and personality in late life.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Older adults aged 65+ (N = 286) completed interviews regarding living arrangements, functional limitations, personality and depressive symptoms. Participants provided three to four photographs of the room where they spend the most time. Raters coded photographs for physical adaptations for functional limitations and 19 features of décor (e.g., crowding, color), fitting three categories: a) newness, b) comfort,...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 9, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Karen L Fingerman Yijung K Kim Shiyang Zhang Yee To Ng Kira S Birditt Source Type: research

Late Life in the Living Room: Room D écor, Functional Limitations, and Personality
This study combines these perspectives to examine how room décor (i.e., furnishings, design, decoration) corresponds with functional limitations and personality in late life.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Older adults aged 65+ (N = 286) completed interviews regarding living arrangements, functional limitations, personality and depressive symptoms. Participants provided three to four photographs of the room where they spend the most time. Raters coded photographs for physical adaptations for functional limitations and 19 features of décor (e.g., crowding, color), fitting three categories: a) newness, b) comfort,...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 9, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Karen L Fingerman Yijung K Kim Shiyang Zhang Yee To Ng Kira S Birditt Source Type: research

Late Life in the Living Room: Room D écor, Functional Limitations, and Personality
This study combines these perspectives to examine how room décor (i.e., furnishings, design, decoration) corresponds with functional limitations and personality in late life.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Older adults aged 65+ (N = 286) completed interviews regarding living arrangements, functional limitations, personality and depressive symptoms. Participants provided three to four photographs of the room where they spend the most time. Raters coded photographs for physical adaptations for functional limitations and 19 features of décor (e.g., crowding, color), fitting three categories: a) newness, b) comfort,...
Source: The Gerontologist - July 9, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Karen L Fingerman Yijung K Kim Shiyang Zhang Yee To Ng Kira S Birditt Source Type: research

Evaluating the Positive Experience of Caregiving: A Systematic Review of the Positive Aspects of Caregiving Scale
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: This review suggests that PACS is utilized for multiple purposes and yields considerable evidence supporting the importance of understanding the positive experience of caregiving. However, there is limited adaptation of the PACS in a large survey, and studies were heavily focused in the U.S. with little evidence from other countries. Further studies to address these limitations will be needed.PMID:34216215 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab092 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - July 3, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yeonjung Lee Lun Li Source Type: research

Evaluating the Positive Experience of Caregiving: A Systematic Review of the Positive Aspects of Caregiving Scale
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: This review suggests that PACS is utilized for multiple purposes and yields considerable evidence supporting the importance of understanding the positive experience of caregiving. However, there is limited adaptation of the PACS in a large survey, and studies were heavily focused in the U.S. with little evidence from other countries. Further studies to address these limitations will be needed.PMID:34216215 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab092 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - July 3, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yeonjung Lee Lun Li Source Type: research

Evaluating the Positive Experience of Caregiving: A Systematic Review of the Positive Aspects of Caregiving Scale
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: This review suggests that PACS is utilized for multiple purposes and yields considerable evidence supporting the importance of understanding the positive experience of caregiving. However, there is limited adaptation of the PACS in a large survey, and studies were heavily focused in the U.S. with little evidence from other countries. Further studies to address these limitations will be needed.PMID:34216215 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab092 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - July 3, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yeonjung Lee Lun Li Source Type: research

Evaluating the Positive Experience of Caregiving: A Systematic Review of the Positive Aspects of Caregiving Scale
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: This review suggests that PACS is utilized for multiple purposes and yields considerable evidence supporting the importance of understanding the positive experience of caregiving. However, there is limited adaptation of the PACS in a large survey, and studies were heavily focused in the U.S. with little evidence from other countries. Further studies to address these limitations will be needed.PMID:34216215 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab092 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - July 3, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yeonjung Lee Lun Li Source Type: research

Evaluating the Positive Experience of Caregiving: A Systematic Review of the Positive Aspects of Caregiving Scale
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: This review suggests that PACS is utilized for multiple purposes and yields considerable evidence supporting the importance of understanding the positive experience of caregiving. However, there is limited adaptation of the PACS in a large survey, and studies were heavily focused in the U.S. with little evidence from other countries. Further studies to address these limitations will be needed.PMID:34216215 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab092 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - July 3, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yeonjung Lee Lun Li Source Type: research

Assessing Age Inclusivity in Higher Education: Introducing the Age-Friendly Inventory and Campus Climate Survey (ICCS)
This study introduces a theoretical framework for assessing age inclusivity in higher education environments and describes the Age-Friendly Inventory and Campus Climate Survey (ICCS). The ICCS measures age-friendly campus practices as reported by administrators, perceptions of age friendliness by campus constituents, and the fit between objective practices and subjective perceptions as an overall indicator of age inclusivity.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The ICCS was administered at a public university in the northeastern United States. Administrators completed the Inventory of potential age-friendly campus practices associ...
Source: The Gerontologist - June 26, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nina M Silverstein Susan K Whitbourne Lauren Marshall Bowen Joann M Montepare Taylor Jansen Celeste Beaulieu Anyah Prasad Source Type: research

Self-Reported Behavioral Symptoms of People with Dementia: A Pilot Study Examining Individual's Perceived Illness Experience
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Understanding the subjective, perceived experience of people with dementia provides valuable information on the illness experience. Additional research is needed to examine the role and impact of self-reported behaviors and the resulting behavioral- related distress on outcomes of well-being. Subjective reports of behavioral-related distress could predict well-being, above and beyond that of traditional objective measures, creating the potential for novel non-pharmacological intervention development for people with dementia.PMID:34174068 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab091 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - June 26, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Morgan J Minyo Katherine S Judge Source Type: research

Assessing Age Inclusivity in Higher Education: Introducing the Age-Friendly Inventory and Campus Climate Survey (ICCS)
This study introduces a theoretical framework for assessing age inclusivity in higher education environments and describes the Age-Friendly Inventory and Campus Climate Survey (ICCS). The ICCS measures age-friendly campus practices as reported by administrators, perceptions of age friendliness by campus constituents, and the fit between objective practices and subjective perceptions as an overall indicator of age inclusivity.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The ICCS was administered at a public university in the northeastern United States. Administrators completed the Inventory of potential age-friendly campus practices associ...
Source: The Gerontologist - June 26, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nina M Silverstein Susan K Whitbourne Lauren Marshall Bowen Joann M Montepare Taylor Jansen Celeste Beaulieu Anyah Prasad Source Type: research

Self-Reported Behavioral Symptoms of People with Dementia: A Pilot Study Examining Individual's Perceived Illness Experience
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Understanding the subjective, perceived experience of people with dementia provides valuable information on the illness experience. Additional research is needed to examine the role and impact of self-reported behaviors and the resulting behavioral- related distress on outcomes of well-being. Subjective reports of behavioral-related distress could predict well-being, above and beyond that of traditional objective measures, creating the potential for novel non-pharmacological intervention development for people with dementia.PMID:34174068 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab091 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - June 26, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Morgan J Minyo Katherine S Judge Source Type: research

Assessing Age Inclusivity in Higher Education: Introducing the Age-Friendly Inventory and Campus Climate Survey (ICCS)
This study introduces a theoretical framework for assessing age inclusivity in higher education environments and describes the Age-Friendly Inventory and Campus Climate Survey (ICCS). The ICCS measures age-friendly campus practices as reported by administrators, perceptions of age friendliness by campus constituents, and the fit between objective practices and subjective perceptions as an overall indicator of age inclusivity.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The ICCS was administered at a public university in the northeastern United States. Administrators completed the Inventory of potential age-friendly campus practices associ...
Source: The Gerontologist - June 26, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nina M Silverstein Susan K Whitbourne Lauren Marshall Bowen Joann M Montepare Taylor Jansen Celeste Beaulieu Anyah Prasad Source Type: research

Self-Reported Behavioral Symptoms of People with Dementia: A Pilot Study Examining Individual's Perceived Illness Experience
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Understanding the subjective, perceived experience of people with dementia provides valuable information on the illness experience. Additional research is needed to examine the role and impact of self-reported behaviors and the resulting behavioral- related distress on outcomes of well-being. Subjective reports of behavioral-related distress could predict well-being, above and beyond that of traditional objective measures, creating the potential for novel non-pharmacological intervention development for people with dementia.PMID:34174068 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab091 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - June 26, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Morgan J Minyo Katherine S Judge Source Type: research

Assessing Age Inclusivity in Higher Education: Introducing the Age-Friendly Inventory and Campus Climate Survey (ICCS)
This study introduces a theoretical framework for assessing age inclusivity in higher education environments and describes the Age-Friendly Inventory and Campus Climate Survey (ICCS). The ICCS measures age-friendly campus practices as reported by administrators, perceptions of age friendliness by campus constituents, and the fit between objective practices and subjective perceptions as an overall indicator of age inclusivity.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The ICCS was administered at a public university in the northeastern United States. Administrators completed the Inventory of potential age-friendly campus practices associ...
Source: The Gerontologist - June 26, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nina M Silverstein Susan K Whitbourne Lauren Marshall Bowen Joann M Montepare Taylor Jansen Celeste Beaulieu Anyah Prasad Source Type: research

Self-Reported Behavioral Symptoms of People with Dementia: A Pilot Study Examining Individual's Perceived Illness Experience
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Understanding the subjective, perceived experience of people with dementia provides valuable information on the illness experience. Additional research is needed to examine the role and impact of self-reported behaviors and the resulting behavioral- related distress on outcomes of well-being. Subjective reports of behavioral-related distress could predict well-being, above and beyond that of traditional objective measures, creating the potential for novel non-pharmacological intervention development for people with dementia.PMID:34174068 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab091 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - June 26, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Morgan J Minyo Katherine S Judge Source Type: research

Assessing Age Inclusivity in Higher Education: Introducing the Age-Friendly Inventory and Campus Climate Survey (ICCS)
This study introduces a theoretical framework for assessing age inclusivity in higher education environments and describes the Age-Friendly Inventory and Campus Climate Survey (ICCS). The ICCS measures age-friendly campus practices as reported by administrators, perceptions of age friendliness by campus constituents, and the fit between objective practices and subjective perceptions as an overall indicator of age inclusivity.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The ICCS was administered at a public university in the northeastern United States. Administrators completed the Inventory of potential age-friendly campus practices associ...
Source: The Gerontologist - June 26, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nina M Silverstein Susan K Whitbourne Lauren Marshall Bowen Joann M Montepare Taylor Jansen Celeste Beaulieu Anyah Prasad Source Type: research

Self-Reported Behavioral Symptoms of People with Dementia: A Pilot Study Examining Individual's Perceived Illness Experience
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Understanding the subjective, perceived experience of people with dementia provides valuable information on the illness experience. Additional research is needed to examine the role and impact of self-reported behaviors and the resulting behavioral- related distress on outcomes of well-being. Subjective reports of behavioral-related distress could predict well-being, above and beyond that of traditional objective measures, creating the potential for novel non-pharmacological intervention development for people with dementia.PMID:34174068 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab091 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - June 26, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Morgan J Minyo Katherine S Judge Source Type: research

Assessing Age Inclusivity in Higher Education: Introducing the Age-Friendly Inventory and Campus Climate Survey (ICCS)
This study introduces a theoretical framework for assessing age inclusivity in higher education environments and describes the Age-Friendly Inventory and Campus Climate Survey (ICCS). The ICCS measures age-friendly campus practices as reported by administrators, perceptions of age friendliness by campus constituents, and the fit between objective practices and subjective perceptions as an overall indicator of age inclusivity.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The ICCS was administered at a public university in the northeastern United States. Administrators completed the Inventory of potential age-friendly campus practices associ...
Source: The Gerontologist - June 26, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nina M Silverstein Susan K Whitbourne Lauren Marshall Bowen Joann M Montepare Taylor Jansen Celeste Beaulieu Anyah Prasad Source Type: research

Self-Reported Behavioral Symptoms of People with Dementia: A Pilot Study Examining Individual's Perceived Illness Experience
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Understanding the subjective, perceived experience of people with dementia provides valuable information on the illness experience. Additional research is needed to examine the role and impact of self-reported behaviors and the resulting behavioral- related distress on outcomes of well-being. Subjective reports of behavioral-related distress could predict well-being, above and beyond that of traditional objective measures, creating the potential for novel non-pharmacological intervention development for people with dementia.PMID:34174068 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab091 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - June 26, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Morgan J Minyo Katherine S Judge Source Type: research

Walk/wheelability: An inclusive instrument-pair for participatory aging-friendly research and practice
This article examines the validity of a 13-item scale (SWAN13) to measure the "walk/wheelability" of street segments from the perspectives of people with mobility limitations.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were drawn from preliminary studies of the Stakeholders' Walkability/Wheelability Audit in Neighborhoods (SWANaudit) which was conducted in two Canadian metropolitan areas. Sixty-one participants who use mobility devices (e.g., walkers, power wheelchairs) and older adults from community organizations audited 195 street segments. We factor analyzed the data from their audits.RESULTS: SWAN13 has a one-factor s...
Source: The Gerontologist - June 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Daniel R Y Gan Atiya Mahmood Fran çois Routhier W Ben Mortenson Source Type: research

Care Recipient Controlling and Manipulative Behavior and Caregiver Depressive Symptoms: The Role of Race, Caregiver Resentment, and Mutual Communal Behavior
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: The communal bond between the caregiver and CR does not entirely protect the caregiver from depressive symptoms, particularly among highly communal caregivers. Interventions aimed at improving caregiver outcomes should acknowledge the unique vulnerabilities of caregivers in close relationships.PMID:34165526 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab087 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - June 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Michelle R Johnson Charles E Lance Gail M Williamson Source Type: research

Adaptation and Validation of the Preparation for Future Care Needs Scale for Chinese Older Adults in Hong Kong
This study aimed to translate, adapt, and validate two short forms of the multidimensional, theory-guided scale measuring preparation for future care needs (PFCN) among Chinese older adults in Hong Kong.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were derived from a cross-sectional survey of 862 community-dwelling individuals aged 60 years and over. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were conducted to assess the structural validity of the scales. Criterion-related validity, known-groups validity and internal consistency were also examined.RESULTS: EFA yielded a 14-item four-factor (awareness, av...
Source: The Gerontologist - June 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Xue Bai Chang Liu Yajun Song Silvia S örensen Source Type: research

Use of Home Care Services Reduces Care-Related Strain in Long-Distance Caregivers
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Results indicate that the care-recipient's home care service utilization may serve as a protective factor against care-related strain in long-distance caregivers. These findings can be used to inform intervention efforts focused on a family-centered care approach that can be specifically tailored to long-distance caregivers.PMID:34166493 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab088 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - June 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Francesca Falzarano Verena Cimarolli Kathrin Boerner Karen L Siedlecki Amy Horowitz Source Type: research

Walk/wheelability: An inclusive instrument-pair for participatory aging-friendly research and practice
This article examines the validity of a 13-item scale (SWAN13) to measure the "walk/wheelability" of street segments from the perspectives of people with mobility limitations.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were drawn from preliminary studies of the Stakeholders' Walkability/Wheelability Audit in Neighborhoods (SWANaudit) which was conducted in two Canadian metropolitan areas. Sixty-one participants who use mobility devices (e.g., walkers, power wheelchairs) and older adults from community organizations audited 195 street segments. We factor analyzed the data from their audits.RESULTS: SWAN13 has a one-factor s...
Source: The Gerontologist - June 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Daniel R Y Gan Atiya Mahmood Fran çois Routhier W Ben Mortenson Source Type: research

Care Recipient Controlling and Manipulative Behavior and Caregiver Depressive Symptoms: The Role of Race, Caregiver Resentment, and Mutual Communal Behavior
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: The communal bond between the caregiver and CR does not entirely protect the caregiver from depressive symptoms, particularly among highly communal caregivers. Interventions aimed at improving caregiver outcomes should acknowledge the unique vulnerabilities of caregivers in close relationships.PMID:34165526 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab087 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - June 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Michelle R Johnson Charles E Lance Gail M Williamson Source Type: research

Adaptation and Validation of the Preparation for Future Care Needs Scale for Chinese Older Adults in Hong Kong
This study aimed to translate, adapt, and validate two short forms of the multidimensional, theory-guided scale measuring preparation for future care needs (PFCN) among Chinese older adults in Hong Kong.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were derived from a cross-sectional survey of 862 community-dwelling individuals aged 60 years and over. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were conducted to assess the structural validity of the scales. Criterion-related validity, known-groups validity and internal consistency were also examined.RESULTS: EFA yielded a 14-item four-factor (awareness, av...
Source: The Gerontologist - June 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Xue Bai Chang Liu Yajun Song Silvia S örensen Source Type: research

Use of Home Care Services Reduces Care-Related Strain in Long-Distance Caregivers
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS: Results indicate that the care-recipient's home care service utilization may serve as a protective factor against care-related strain in long-distance caregivers. These findings can be used to inform intervention efforts focused on a family-centered care approach that can be specifically tailored to long-distance caregivers.PMID:34166493 | DOI:10.1093/geront/gnab088 (Source: The Gerontologist)
Source: The Gerontologist - June 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Francesca Falzarano Verena Cimarolli Kathrin Boerner Karen L Siedlecki Amy Horowitz Source Type: research