Author Archives: Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: January 16-19, 2018

  • Applying a Treatment Effects Model to Investigate Public Amenity Effect on Physical Activity of the Elderly.  Chia-Yu Yeh, PhD, Chen-Kang Chang, PhD & Feng-An Yang, MS.  Journal of Aging & Social Policy, Volume 30, 2018 – Issue 1, Pages 72-86 . Published online:  October 11, 2017.  Providing sufficient and accessible parks in metropolitan residential neighborhoods could be one of the most cost-effective ways to promote physical activity for the elderly living in midsize Asian cities.
  • Psychosocial Mechanisms Underlying Older Black Men’s Health.  Tyson H Brown PhD, Taylor W Hargrove PhD.  The Journals of Gerontology: Series B – Psychological and Social Sciences, Volume 73, Issue 2, January 11, 2018, Pages 188–197.  Published online: August 3, 2017.  Conventional measures of stressors and coping resources—originally developed to account for variance in health outcomes among predominantly white samples—may not capture psychosocial factors most salient for older Black men’s health.

Aging Research & Issues: January 10-12, 2018


Aging Research & Issues: January 3-6, 2018

  • Fusing Biodiversity Metrics into Investigations of Daily Life: Illustrations and Recommendations With Emodiversity.  Lizbeth Benson, Nilam Ram, David M Almeida, Alex J Zautra, Anthony D Ong.  The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Volume 73, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 75–86.  Published online: March 30, 2017.  Functionalist emotion and ecological systems theories suggest emodiversity—the variety and relative abundance of individuals’ emotion experiences—is beneficial for psychological and physical health and may change with age.
  • Evaluation of Rewind Yoga on Physical Function Outcomes in Older Adults: A Preliminary Study.  Andrew I. Miller, Cheryl Der Ananian, Carrie Hensley  & Heidi Ungar.  Activities, Adaptation & Aging,  Volume 41, 2017 – Issue 4, Pages 291-300.  Published online:  July 6, 2017.  Few yoga programs tailored to the unique needs of older adults exist. Rewind Yoga™ was created to address this gap and a pilot study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the program on physical function parameters.

Aging Research & Issues: December 18-22, 2017

  • Professional quality of life of adult protective service workers.  Angela Ghesquiere , PhD, Stacey B. Plichta , ScD, CPH, Caitlin McAfee , LMSW & Geoff Rogers , BA.  Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, Volume 30, 2018 – Issue 1, Pages 1-19.  Published online: November 21, 2017.  A sizable minority of adult protective service workers (22.7%) were at high risk for burnout, 24.6% were at risk for secondary traumatic stress, and 19.9% reported low compassion satisfaction.
  • Armed and Aging: Dementia and Firearms Do Not Mix !  Gabriele Cipriani, Sabrina Danti, Cecilia Carlesi & Mario Di Fiorino.  Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Volume 60, 2017 – Issue 8,  Pages 647-660.  Published online: October 27, 2017.

Aging Research & Issues: December 5-8, 2017


Aging Research & Issues: Nov. 20-22, 2017


Aging Research & Issues: November 13-17, 2017


Aging Research & Issues: Nov. 6-10, 2017


Aging Research & Issues: Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017

  • When Did Old Age Stop Being Depressing? Depression Trajectories of Older Americans and Britons 2002–2012.  Gindo Tampubolon, M.S., Ph.D., Asri Maharani, M.D., Ph.D.  American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, November 2017, Volume 25, Issue 11, Pages 1187–1195.  Open access.  The trajectories of depression of older cohorts, particularly those of the prewar cohorts in both countries and the war cohort in England, followed a U-shape. Conversely, the trajectories of depression of the younger cohort, particularly those of the postwar cohorts in both countries and the war cohort in the United States, took an inverted U-shape.
  • Evacuating People and Their Pets: Older Floridians’ Need for and Proximity to Pet-Friendly Shelters.  Rachel Douglas MS PhD, Ayberk Kocatepe PhD, Anne E Barrett PhD, Eren Erman Ozguven PhD, Clayton Gumber, MS, PhD.  The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, gbx119.  Advance article.   Published: October  4, 2017.  High pet shelter need coupled with low availability exacerbates older adults’ heightened vulnerability during Florida’s hurricane season.

Aging Research & Issues: October 23-27, 2017

  • Caregiver Stressors and Depressive Symptoms among Older Husbands and Wives in the United States.  Min Hee Kim, Ruth E. Dunkle, Amanda J. Lehning, Huei-Wern Shen, Sheila Feld & Angela K. Perone.  Journal of Women & Aging, Volume 29, 2017 – Issue 6, Pages 494-504.  Published online: September 27, 2016.  To illuminate strategies for reducing the higher distress experienced by wife caregivers engaged in personal care assistance, further studies are needed incorporating couples’ relational dynamics and gendered experiences in personal care.
  • Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease: Lessons Learned and Applied.   James E. Galvin MD, MPH.  Special Article – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Volume 65, Issue 10, October 2017, Pages 2128–2133.  First published:  August 2, 2017.  Dementia may be a disorder that develops over a lifetime, with individualized ways to build a better brain as we age.