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Hispanic women who identify as White are healthier than those who don’t

Article title: Racial Disparities in Functional Limitations Among Hispanic Women in the United States From Research on Aging Hispanic women who identify as Black or another race have worse functional health than their counterparts who identify as White, according to … Continue reading

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Patterns of shelter use among men new to homelessness in later life

Article title: Patterns of shelter use among men new to homelessness in later life: Duration of stay and  psychosocial factors From Journal of Applied Gerontology This article demonstrates that older men who become homeless in later life have unique psychosocial … Continue reading

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Dementia, women and sexuality: How the intersection of ageing, gender and sexuality magnify dementia concerns among lesbian and bisexual women

From Dementia There is an emergent awareness that dementia is a gendered issue, disproportionately affecting women compared with men. However, so far very little attention has been given to the fact that this includes lesbian and bisexua1l women.  This paper … Continue reading

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Dementia, women and sexuality: How the intersection of ageing, gender and sexuality magnify dementia concerns among lesbian and bisexual women

From Dementia There is an emergent awareness that dementia is a gendered issue, disproportionately affecting women compared with men. However, so far very little attention has been given to the fact that this includes lesbian and bisexual women.  This paper … Continue reading

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An adapted mindfulness-based stress reduction (mbsr) program to promote mind–body health for elders

An adapted mindfulness-based stress reduction program for elders in a continuing care retirement community Quantitative and qualitative results from a pilot randomized controlled trial From Journal of Applied Gerontology Given the aging population of North America and the constellation of … Continue reading

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Physical and cognitive benefits of interactive computer games for older adults

Gaming for health Physical and cognitive effects of interactive computer games in older adults From Journal of Applied Gerontology The average age of the population is increasing, with many adults living with chronic disease, sensory and motor impairments, reduced physiological … Continue reading

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The financial impact of an aging population on the European economy

Income, wealth and financial fragility in Europe From Journal of European Social Policy This article outlines how the aging population will be a major determinant of long-term economic development in Europe, deeply affecting future labour and financial markets. The study … Continue reading

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Employee retirement: a review and recommendations for future investigation

From Journal of Management By the year 2012, nearly 20% of the total U.S. workforce will be aged 55 years or older. And yet despite the obvious importance of retirement to our society, the last comprehensive review of employee retirement … Continue reading

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