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Examining Dementia Caregivers’ Experiences

This paper examines dementia carergivers' experiences to inform an undergraduate curriculum.

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Published online: November 10, 2016

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Successful Aging: Integrating Physical and Social Perspectives into a Continuing Care Retirement Community

This paper determines which physical and social factors of long-term care environments can promote successful aging for older adults.

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Published online: November 10, 2016

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Self-management, Stress, and Self-esteem in Older Adults

This study examines predictors of older adults’ self-management. Family relationship quality, general health, and physical activity frequency directly and indirectly predicted self-management, which subsequently predicted perceived stress and self-esteem.

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Published online: October 25, 2016

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Pruning the Family Tree: The Plight of Grandparents Who Are Alienated from Their Grandchildren

Grandparents who are prevented from seeing grandchildren suffer serious emotional and physical consequences. This phenomenon is examined through a theoretical lens, current practice application, and call for further investigation.

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Published online: October 18, 2016

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Youth Experiences with Older Relatives Who Have Dementia

Youth relationships with older relatives with dementia can have a profound effect on their interactions. Dementia is prevalent and the number of people with dementia is anticipated to rise.

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Published online: October 5, 2016

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The Impact of Strong for Life on the Physical Functioning and Health of Older Adults Receiving Home and Community-Based Services

To test the effects of Strong for Life (SFL) on the physical performance and self-rated health of older adults receiving Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS).

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Published online: September 28, 2016

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Attitudes of Staff, Patients, and Family Members toward Hospital Volunteers

This research explores staff, patient, and family member perceptions of volunteers working with and advocating for older adults in the acute hospital setting.

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Published online: September 16, 2016

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Volunteering and Active Aging in Italy

Through the findings of an Italian national survey, I explain the social role played by older adults through participation in voluntary associations, their relational networks, and policy implications.

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Published online: September 14, 2016

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What Makes a Community Age-friendly? Conceptualizing Livability through Mapping

Patterns of older adults’ community participation will be visualized via GPS mapping. Combined with interviews and naturalistic observations, these data ground a re-framing of “age-friendly cities.”

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Published online: September 7, 2016

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Prevalence of Health Confidants among Older Adults

Longitudinal data from a nationally representative sample of elders were used to examine differences in the proportion of health confidants in confidant networks based on self-reported health and sociodemographic factors.

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Published online: August 29, 2016

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