Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

How Levels of Engagement in Work, Volunteering & Caregiving Affect Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness, Caregiving

A recent study in The Gerontologist examined how psychological well-being is impacted by different types of engagement in productive activities, such as paid work, family…

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Does How You Retire Affect Your Satisfaction with Life?
, Aging & Wellness

There are a number of routes to retirement, both voluntary and involuntary, and involuntary retirement can be for either organizational or health reasons. Recently, researchers…

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A Closer Look at Widowhood and Depression
, Aging & Wellness

Prior research has shown that the experience of widowhood differs for men and women. Following widowhood, women are more likely than men to suffer economic…

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What Factors Affect a Widow or Widower's Risk of Death?
, Aging & Wellness

Widowhood has been known to increase the probability of dying for the surviving spouse, but many questions remain about the reasons for this greater risk…

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Research Reveals Many “Hidden” Positive Impacts of Caregiving
, Caregiving

A recent literature review suggests that the effects on caregiving on informal, unpaid caregivers need to be reappraised. Much of the literature on caregiving emphasizes…

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Influences on Caregivers’ Self-Perceived Ability to Provide Individualized Care
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing, Workforce Development

Individualized care (also referred to as person-centered care, consumer-directed care, and self-directed care) takes into account resident individuality, includes resident participation in decision-making processes, and…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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