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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On May 1, 2018, posted in: Home page feature, News by

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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Citizen science applied to building healthier community environments: advancing the field through shared construct and measurement development

Source: International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Physical inactivity across the lifespan remains a public health issue for many developed countries. Inactivity has contributed considerably to the pervasiveness of lifestyle diseases. Government, national and local agencies and organizations have been unable to systematically, and in a coordinated way, translate behavioral research into practice […]

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Productive healthy ageing and musculoskeletal (MSK) health

Source: Public Health England This resource for health professionals and local authorities makes the case for action in midlife to support a healthy and productive later life. It highlights the need to challenge ageism and promote healthy and active ageing. Read more here >

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On February 27, 2018, posted in: News by

Inequalities in later life

Source: Centre for Ageing Better This report examines the disparities in health, financial security, social connections and housing faced by older people and how the negative impacts of these accumulate for those who are worse off. It highlights how poor education, work opportunities and a lack of social connection can have long term consequences on […]

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On February 27, 2018, posted in: Gerontology Research, News by

‘I have renewed enthusiasm for going to the gym’: what keeps resistance-trained older adults coming back to the gym?

Source: Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that were responsible for the feelings of satisfaction and the behaviours of adherence to an intense exercise intervention recently completed by resistance-trained older adults. Read more here >

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Understanding Pathways to Successful Aging: Behavioral and Social Factors Related to Alzheimer’s Disease: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief

Source: National Academies Press A strong body of research demonstrates associations between the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and individuals’ personality characteristics, level of social engagement, and educational attainment. To advance understanding of the causal pathways leading to Alzheimer’s, the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences convened a workshop in June 2017. This workshop was designed […]

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On November 30, 2017, posted in: News by

Making the economic case for investing in actions to prevent and/or tackle loneliness: a systematic review

Source: The Campaign to End Lonliness The Campaign has contracted researchers from the London School of Economics to conduct a research review about the cost-effectiveness of loneliness interventions. This report is their initial findings. Also included is a foreword to the report by the Campaign’s director Laura Alcock-Ferguson. Read more here >

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