Active aging is a concept used to describe and promote lifestyles that contribute to successful aging. However, these lifestyles vary widely, and the concept of active aging encompasses many activities. This paper considers two axes to classify the range of activities that can contribute to active a [...]
The current article addresses the working memory constraints experienced by older people in caregiving training. Two different approaches aiming to free the older people’s working memory space were discussed. They include multi-modal visual processing and Gc activation. The emphasis was on the theor [...]
(1) Background: Wisdom and curiosity require greater attention in the lifelong learning literature pertaining to older adulthood. Lifelong learning can assist older adults in amalgamating wisdom and pursuing their curiosities, but how wisdom is amalgamated and how curiosity is pursued in older adul [...]
Background: The majority of long-term care provided to older adults and persons with disabilities is provided by unpaid family caregivers and friends. Employers have a stake in long-term care services as well since 60% of caregivers are employed outside the home, 49% have gone in late, left early, [...]
Background: Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and metabolic syndrome are linked to pathological changes in the brain and increased likelihood of cognitive impairment. Vitamin D insufficiency is commonly found in this population and is associated with cognitive dysfunction in other patient groups. The present s [...]
With rapidly aging populations worldwide there will be an increasing need to focus attention on the expected increase in disability with advancing age. Drawing upon established literature this paper aims to highlight the contribution of anthropology including selected research findings and contempor [...]
Patients with AD have shortened life expectancy than the general older population is well established. Loneliness may be another risk factor to consider if we wish to understand and improve the premature mortality of AD.
Improved understanding of the underlying cellular dysfunction and resultant neuropathology of sporadic Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is needed to stem the anticipated public health crisis due to this increasingly common neurodegenerative disease. The four main risk factors for sporadic AD are age, female [...]
Background: This study investigated the influence of positive psychological predictors, religiosity and forgiveness, on subjective and objective successful aging outcomes among incarcerated males.
Methods: Male prison inmates (N=261), aged 45 to 82 and incarcerated in eight state-managed [...]
(1) Background: Cognitive reserve describes the capacity to function cognitively normal despite brain damage. Previous research on cognitive reserve outlined how characteristics of the brain promote good cognitive functioning, but it is not yet clear what cognitive processes help individuals to main [...]
Japan is a steadily aging society, and the number of hospitalized elderly patients have been increasing. Elderly people are vulnerable with regard to poor health, and the number of hospitalized elderly patients has been increasing rapidly. A marked increase of elderly patients may weaken the economy [...]
Previous research has found that a number of factors are necessary for positive aging. These include genetics, healthy diet, exercise, a stress-free environment, and cognitive enrichment. It is imperative current research evaluate the attitudes that others have toward older adults. A positive attitu [...]
The purpose of this project thesis was to develop and pilot test a holistic enrichment program manual to be used with “Institutionalized Home Care Facilities” (IHCF) that encompasses motor skill, social, cognitive and self- enrichment outcomes. The enrichment manual is centered on the theoretical t [...]
Background: Minimal research investigates negative and positive perspectives of wellbeing in families, when a member with dementia is limited in their speech, or speech is absent.
Methods: Seeking to explore this phenomenon further, semi-structured interviews sought negative and positive subjecti [...]