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Health surveys directed to the oldest old are becoming more and more common. There are many ways to measure health status but they have not always been adequately tested on the oldest old. This study analyzes interrelations among various health measures obtained through interviews and...
Inadequate financial resources to cover the cost of long-term care services is common among chronically disabled elderly. For many elderly, particularly Blacks, family caregivers are the primary source of long-term care, including medical services and all types of informal assistance. Using...
The impact of respite care on informal caregiversforparticipants in the Michigan Model Respite Programs was evaluated Using a nonequivalent control group design, 72 caregivers were assessed prior to program participation and again 6 months later on three dimensions: subjective, or felt, burden;...
A growing literature documents the positive effect of social relationships on health, in general, and in reducing mortality, in particular. Much remains to be learned about which relationships have this effect, particularly among the elderly. This research, a secondary analysis of a national...
The societal trend toward intergenerational programming refers to structured activities or programs that promote and support skills exchange and meaningful interaction between generations. With the recent surge of intergenerational program initiatives, this phenomenon can be considered an...
The Stanford Geriatric Education Center cosponsored a conference to train service providers to work more effectively with a culturally diverse population of elders. At the end of the conference, participants identified specific new strategies their agencies should implement to increase their...
Two experiments were conducted to determine factors that facilitate or inhibit the ability of young and old adults to read and remember information about how to perform skilled procedures. Few age differences were found in the time taken to read texts that provided an explicit...
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