Rural Housing for an Ageing Population: Preserving Independence (HAPPI 4)

Source: Housing LIN Following the Inquiry by the APPG for Housing and Care for Older People, this report makes a number of ‘rural proofing’ recommendations to increase the quality, supply and range of more appropriate age-friendly housing. It suggested an adaptation of the HAPPI principles when designing new homes for older people in rural areas, […]

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Falls And Depression In Octogenarians – Life And Living In Advsnced Age: A Cohort Study In New Zealand

Source: Journal of Primary Health Care Falls and injury have the most devastating consequences for very old people.  Depression may be a significant cause and consequence of falls. LiLACS NZ (Life and Living in Advanced Age: A Cohort Study in New Zealand), cohort study data of Māori (aged 80–90 years, 11-year age band) and non-Māori […]

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Effects of Functional-Task Training on Older Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity The aim of this study was to verify the effects of functional-task training on cognitive function, activities of daily living performance, and functional fitness in community-dwelling older adults with diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more here >

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Exercise and Dementia in Nursing Homes: Views of Staff and Family Carers

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity This paper reports the qualitative component of a randomized controlled trial which evaluated the impact and feasibility of a physical exercise intervention on individuals living with dementia in nursing homes. Read more here >

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Physical Activity Prevalence and Correlates Among New Zealand Older Adults

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity The aim of this study was to provide up-to-date information about physical activity (PA) levels in New Zealand older adults to inform the development and targeting of relevant health promotion initiatives. Read more here >

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Expectation for Physical Activity to Minimize Dementia Risk and Physical Activity Level Among Older Adults

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity This study aimed to examine whether the expectation for physical activity to minimize dementia risk was associated with physical activity level and whether this association was moderated by perceived high value of dementia prevention among older adults. Read more here >

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Exploring the Facilitators and Barriers to Physical Activity in Older People With Sight Loss

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity This study aimed to explore facilitators and barriers to physical activity in older people with sight loss. Focus groups were conducted with 13 community-dwelling older adults with sight loss ranging from poor to completely blind. Read more here >

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Physical Activity Prevalence and Correlates Among New Zealand Older Adults

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity The aim of this study was to provide up-to-date information about physical activity (PA) levels in New Zealand older adults to inform the development and targeting of relevant health promotion initiatives. Read more here >

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Public Health Interventions for Decreasing Dementia Risk

Source:  JAMA Neurology Dementia is projected to be the greatest global challenge for health and social care this century. Dementia is a neurocognitive syndrome specific to people with otherwise normal brain development, characterized by a decline in level of cognitive ability that compromises social functioning or activities of daily living. At present, it affects nearly […]

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On March 27, 2018, posted in: Gerontology Research by

Influences on health-care practitioners’ promotion of physical activity to their patients with prostate cancer: a qualitative study

Source: Journal of Primary Health Care Physical activity is beneficial for the physical and psychological health of patients with prostate cancer (PCa). Health-care practitioners are ideally positioned to promote physical activity to their patients. Read more here >

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