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, noting that new housing could preserve independence for older people and save NHS and social care funds.

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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 (aged 85 years, 1-year age band) followed for 3 years was used to describe the incidence and prevalence of falls and depression.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 physical and mental health. The main report is accompanied by an insight report which outlines the implications of the findings on policy and practice.

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