The study finds that, despite an average age of just 58 years old, tenants in PSH had a high prevalence of multiple geriatric conditions.
Multidimensional Intergenerational Instrumental Support and Self-Rated Health Among Older Adults in Rural China: Trajectories and Correlated Change Over 11 Years
Findings from the study suggest distinctive patterns of changes for different dimensions of intergenerational instrumental support and their relationship with changes in perception of health over time in later life.
The study finds that level of literacy, rural residence, social support, intergenerational relationships, and negative perceptions of aging were significant factors predicting hospital utilization.
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and reduction of depressive symptoms in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis
The aim of the study was to systematically review the efficacy of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 PUFA) supplements in reducing depressive symptoms among older adults age 60 and above.
Asian Americans’ concerns and plans about Alzheimer’s disease: The role of exposure, literacy and cultural beliefs
Among other results, researchers find that beliefs that associate Alzheimer’s disease with a normal part of ageng and a matter of fate increased the odds of having Alzheimer’s concerns. The odds of having Alzheimer’s plans were found to be higher among those with such concerns.
Higher odds for willingness to use a nursing home were observed among those with advanced age, female gender, Korean ethnicity (compared with Chinese), better education, presence of a chronic medical condition, longer years of residence in the U.S., and lower levels of family solidarity.
The Role of Social Capital in the Relationship Between Physical Constraint and Mental Distress in Older Adults: A Latent Interaction Model
Findings from the study show those with a low level of social capital had a heightened vulnerability to mental distress when faced with physical constraint, whereas those with a high level of social capital demonstrated resilience.
Willingness to use Mental Health Counseling and Antidepressants in Older Korean Americans: The Role of Beliefs and Stigma about Depression
Results from the study suggest that cultural beliefs and stigmas shared within an ethnic community should be considered when addressing mental health problems and promoting the use of mental health services.
Activity Engagement and Cognitive Function: Findings From a Community-Dwelling U.S. Chinese Aging Population Study
The study illustrates the importance of increasing older adults’ exposure to cognitively stimulating and socially integrated activities or environments, which may help to preserve the cognitive function of older adults.
Exploring Relationships of Psychological Sense of Community With Self-Rated Health and Depressive Symptoms Among Older Chinese Americans
After controlling for sociodemographics, researchers find that a higher level of psychological sense of community was related to a lower likelihood of self-reporting poor or fair health and of developing more depressive symptoms.