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Problematizing Sexual Harassment in Residential Long-Term Care: The Need for a More Ethical Prevention Strategy.

Can J Aging 2019 Apr 17:1-11. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Toronto Rehab Institute-University Health Network.

ABSTRACTSupporting sexual rights in residential long-term care is ethically complex. The well-being of care workers and residents is inextricably linked, and increasingly recognized empirically, yet public policy in Canada generally continues to exclusively focus on either the well-being of residents or workers. The consequences of this are particularly evident when we consider how to prevent sexual harassment towards workers without unjustly restricting the freedom of sexual expression for residents living with dementia. Read More

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Enhancing Equitable Access to Assistive Technologies in Canada: Insights from Citizens and Stakeholders.

Can J Aging 2019 Apr 10:1-20. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

McMaster Health Forum,McMaster University.

ABSTRACTThe need for assistive technologies in Canada is increasing, but access is inconsistent and fragmented which can result in unmet needs. We aimed to identify citizens' values and preferences for how to enhance equitable access to assistive technologies and to engage policymakers, stakeholders, and researchers in deliberations to spark action. In spring 2017, we convened three citizen panels and a stakeholder dialogue. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980819000187DOI Listing

Measuring the Implementation of Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise in Primary Care for Older Adults: Results of a Feasibility Study.

Can J Aging 2019 Apr 5:1-17. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Kinesiology,University of Waterloo,Waterloo,Ontario.

ABSTRACTOur pilot study evaluated the feasibility, effectiveness, and implementation of a group-based lifestyle-integrated functional exercise (Mi-LiFE) program for older adults in an interprofessional primary care practice. A physical therapist taught participants how to integrate strength and balance activities into daily routines during one individual and four group sessions, and two follow-up phone calls. Feasibility outcomes were recruitment, adherence, and retention over 6 months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000739DOI Listing

Video for Knowledge Translation: Engaging Older Adults in Social and Physical Activity.

Can J Aging 2019 Apr 4:1-11. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

1Active Aging Research Team,Vancouver.

ABSTRACTMost older Canadians do not engage in sufficient physical activity. There is an urgent need for outside-the-box strategies that encourage and sustain active lifestyles. Video is a promising knowledge translation (KT) tool to engage diverse audiences in discussion and action around health promoting behaviours. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980819000217DOI Listing

Reducing Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Older Adults: A Way Forward.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 27:1-15. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology,University of Bath,Bath,United Kingdom.

ABSTRACTReducing potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in older adults is an area of sustained interest for many clinicians and researchers across the globe, as PIMs contribute to a significant burden of morbidity and mortality in the aging population. The prevalence of PIMs is a pervasive problem despite the presence of several explicit and implicit criteria for reducing PIMs in older adults, the most common being the Beers criteria, the Screening Tool of Older Persons' potentially inappropriate Prescriptions/Screening Tool to Alert doctors to the Right Treatment (STOPP/START) criteria, and several country-specific criteria. This narrative review aims to discuss the frequently used published criteria for reducing PIMs, and elucidates the role of certain measures, especially de-prescribing, to optimise medication prescription in older adults. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980819000084DOI Listing

The Effect of Aerobic Exercise on White Matter Hyperintensity Progression May Vary by Sex.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 14:1-9. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Physical Therapy,University of British Columbia (UBC),Vancouver.

ABSTRACTThis study explored the efficacy of aerobic training (AT) in mitigating white matter hyperintensity (WMH) progression and whether these changes are sex dependent. This was an exploratory analysis of a randomized controlled trial assessing the effect of AT on cognition in people with vascular cognitive impairment. Participants were randomized to a 6 month AT or usual care (control [CON]) group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000582DOI Listing
March 2019
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A Profile of Regulated Nurses Employed in Canadian Long-Term Care Facilities.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 12:1-13. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

University of Alberta,Faculty of Nursing.

ABSTRACTRegistered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide the skilled component of nursing care in Canadian residential long-term care facilities, yet we know little about this important workforce. We surveyed 309 RNs and 448 LPNs from 91 nursing homes across Western Canada and report descriptively on their demographics and work and health-related outcomes. LPNs were significantly younger than RNs, worked more hours, and had less nursing experience. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000478DOI Listing
March 2019
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Initiating Participatory Action Research with Older Adults: Lessons Learned through Reflexivit.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 8:1-9. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

At the time of the study, Neighbourhood Watch London,London,Ontario.

ABSTRACTParticipatory action research (PAR) is well suited to research that aims to address social exclusion and inclusion in older age. Illustrations of and reflections on PAR with older adults are scarce, particularly the initiation stage, which sets the stage for the cyclical participatory action that follows. In this article, we describe the initiation of a PAR project with older adults and reflect on the alignment of this process with key participatory principles and fit within typical research structures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980819000072DOI Listing

Collaborative Approaches to Team-Based Primary Health Care for Individuals with Dementia in Rural/Remote Settings.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 8:1-17. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture,University of Saskatchewan.

ABSTRACTApplying primary health care (PHC) team-based approaches to diagnosing and treating dementia is considered best practice. Unfortunately, those living in rural and remote areas often have limited access to dementia-specific PHC services. The purpose of this scoping review was to identify and understand PHC team-based approaches for dementia care in rural settings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000727DOI Listing

Exploring Professionals' Experiences in the Rehabilitation of Older Clients with Dual-Sensory Impairment.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 6:1-12. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

School of Optometry,University of Montreal;CRIR/Centre de réadaptation MAB-Mackay du CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal;and CRIR/Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille du CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre, Montréal.

ABSTRACTTo better understand and improve the rehabilitation process of older adults with sensory losses in both hearing and vision or dual sensory impairment (DSI), this study explored the perspectives of health care professionals who work with this population. Thirteen individuals, with varied professional backgrounds, were interviewed about their experiences in working with older adults with DSI. We transcribed and coded the interviews, then conducted content analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980819000035DOI Listing

The Short Performance Physical Battery Is Associated with One-Year Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalization.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 4:1-5. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences (GERAS) Centre,St Peter's Hospital,Hamilton.

ABSTRACTTools applied at the point of care can provide valuable prognostic information for practitioners. In this one-year, prospective observational study, we examined the association of the short performance physical battery (SPPB) and one-year emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations. Overall, 191 new referrals attending an outpatient geriatric clinic in Hamilton, Ontario, were approached, and 120 were enrolled. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980819000011DOI Listing

Slow Stream Rehabilitation for Older Adults: A Scoping Review.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 4:1-22. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

School of Rehabilitation Science,McMaster University.

ABSTRACTCanadian older adults with complex health problems are often considered ineligible for traditional rehabilitation programs but may benefit from slow stream rehabilitation (SSR). This scoping review summarizes the literature related to SSR for older adults, within single-payer health care systems.

Methods: Peer-reviewed and grey-literature documents relevant to older adults in SSR were systematically reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000740DOI Listing

Older Immigrants' Access to Primary Health Care in Canada: A Scoping Review.

Can J Aging 2019 Feb 19:1-17. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Environics Analytics,Toronto.

ABSTRACTAging and immigration have significantly shaped the population composition in Canada, where immigrants make up increasingly large proportions of the older adult population. This scoping review examines the existing knowledge surrounding older immigrants' access to, and utilization of, primary care physicians, who play a pivotal role in the delivery of primary care, preventive care, and mental health care. We applied Arksey and O'Malley's five-stage framework to search databases for Canadian-based, peer-reviewed English-language articles on the topic and examined 31 articles in detail. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000648DOI Listing
February 2019
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Optimizing Participation of Older Adults with Cognitive Deficits Post-stroke: Types of Help and Caregiver Burden.

Can J Aging 2019 Feb 18:1-14. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Research Center,Institut universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal and Department of Psychology,Université de Montréal, Québec.

ABSTRACTThis longitudinal mixed-method study examined the types of help provided by caregivers to optimize participation of older adults with cognitive deficits post-stroke (care recipients), and how these types of help varied with caregiver's burden. Twelve family caregivers of care recipients post-stroke completed a burden questionnaire and semi-structured interviews one month, three months, and six months following care recipient's discharge home from acute care, rehabilitation, or day hospital. Care recipients completed cognitive tests and a social participation questionnaire. Read More

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February 2019

Resident-Level Factors Associated with Hospitalization Rates for Newly Admitted Long-Term Care Residents in Canada: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Can J Aging 2019 Feb 14:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Physical Therapy,University of Toronto, Toronto,Ontario.

ABSTRACTHospitalizations of long-term care (LTC) residents can result in adverse outcomes such as functional decline. The objective of our study was to investigate the association between demographic and health information and hospitalization rate for newly admitted LTC residents. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all LTC homes in six provinces and one territory in Canada, using data from the Resident Assessment Instrument-Minimum Data Set (RAI-MDS) 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000715DOI Listing
February 2019
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Barriers to Staff Involvement in End-of-Life Decision-Making for Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia.

Can J Aging 2019 Feb 11:1-13. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay,Ontario.

ABSTRACTAlthough providing direct care to residents with dementia, long-term care (LTC) home staff of registered nurses', registered practical nurses', and personal support workers' involvement in end-of-life decision-making is rarely acknowledged. The purpose of this study was to examine barriers and facilitators to LTC home staff involvement in end-of-life decision-making for people with advanced dementia. We report on the barriers to staff involvement in decision-making. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000636DOI Listing
February 2019
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Retirement Expectations of Older Workers with Arthritis and Diabetes Compared with Those of Workers with No Chronic Diseases.

Can J Aging 2019 Feb 11:1-19. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Institute for Work & Health, Toronto,Ontario.

ABSTRACTWe know little about the retirement plans of adults with chronic diseases. This research recruited Canadian workers 50-67 years of age from a national panel of 80,000 individuals (arthritis, n = 631; diabetes, n = 286; both arthritis and diabetes, n = 111; no chronic disabling conditions, n = 538). A cross-sectional survey asked participants about their expected age of retirement, future work plans, whether they were retiring sooner than planned, and bridged retirement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000685DOI Listing
February 2019

An Analysis of Documents Guiding Palliative Care in Five Canadian Provinces.

Can J Aging 2019 Jan 24:1-15. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

McMaster University, Hamilton,Ontario.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to analyse the consistency and extent of palliative content across high-level guiding documents related to the care of persons residing in Canadian long-term care homes. A systematic search was conducted examining documents at the national level and across five provinces (Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Quebec). Twenty-five documents were selected based on inclusion criteria from 273 documents identified in the systematic search. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000594DOI Listing
January 2019
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'That just breaks my heart': Moral Concerns of Direct Care Workers Providing Palliative Care in LTC Homes.

Can J Aging 2019 Jan 11:1-13. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health,Lakehead University.

ABSTRACTThe literature on ethics in health care that explores the moral concerns of care providers typically focuses on registered health professionals and ethical dilemmas in acute and primary care. Far less attention has been paid to the long-term care (LTC) environment and non-registered, direct care workers. To address this gap, this research examined the moral concerns of personal support workers (PSWs) who provide direct care to residents. Read More

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January 2019

Development and Concurrent Validity of a Composite Social Isolation Index for Older Adults Using the CLSA.

Can J Aging 2019 Jan 11:1-13. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Gerontology Research Centre,Simon Fraser University,Vancouver.

ABSTRACTSocial isolation, given its established association with mortality, and risk of poor physical and/or mental health over the life course, has attracted the attention of researchers. However, such measures have been highly variable and often lack conceptual clarity. This study, which drew on a conceptual framework for classifying social isolation measures, provides a rationale for the development and validation of a composite Social Isolation Index (SII) using the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), together abbreviated as CLSA-SII. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000612DOI Listing
January 2019

Ontario's Retirement Homes and Long-Term Care Homes: A Comparison of Care Services and Funding Regimes.

Can J Aging 2019 Jan 10:1-13. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

University of Toronto.

ABSTRACTGrowing demand for beds in government-subsidized long-term care (LTC) homes in Ontario is causing long waitlists, which must be absorbed by other residential alternatives, including unsubsidized retirement homes. This study compares Ontario's LTC homes and retirement homes for care services provided, funding regimes, and implications of differential funding for seniors. Descriptive data for both types of homes were collected from public and proprietary sources regarding service offerings, availability, costs, and funding. Read More

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January 2019

Health Care Provider Experiences of and Perspectives on Medical Assistance in Dying: A Scoping Review of Qualitative Studies.

Authors:
Laura Brooks

Can J Aging 2019 Jan 10:1-13. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

School of Public Health and Health Systems,University of Waterloo,Waterloo,Ontario.

ABSTRACTMuch of the literature on health care provider perspectives on medical assistance in dying (MAiD) is focused on the role of the physician, with some literature examining the views of nurses. Some Canadian provinces however, have implemented multidisciplinary approaches to MAiD. As a result, an improved understanding of the experiences of a variety of health care providers in the MAiD process will be important to consider as provincial MAiD plans continue to develop. Read More

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January 2019
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Pilot Study of a Transitional Intervention for Family Caregivers of Older Adults.

Can J Aging 2018 Dec 27:1-12. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

St. Mary's Research Centre,Montreal.

ABSTRACTObjective: To conduct a formative evaluation of a transitional intervention for family caregivers, with assessment of feasibility, acceptability, appropriateness, and potential benefits.

Methods: The intervention aimed to provide emotional support, information on community resources, and information and support for development of coping skills for the caregivers of patients aged 65 and older who were to be discharged home from an acute medical hospital admission. We used a one-group, pre- and three-month post-test study design. Read More

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December 2018

Factors for Self-Managing Care Following Older Adults' Discharge from the Emergency Department: A Qualitative Study.

Can J Aging 2018 Dec 27:1-14. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

The College at Brockport,State University of New York.

ABSTRACTThis study identified factors affecting seniors' ability to self-manage their health following an Emergency Department (ED) visit. Surveys (n = 380) completed by older adults and their caregivers in the ED assessed their understanding of information provided. Interviews (n = 51) completed with a participant subsample up to four weeks post-ED visit examined self-management factors. Read More

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December 2018

Older Men's Definitions of Frailty - The Manitoba Follow-up Study.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 7;38(1):13-20. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Centre on Aging,University of Manitoba.

ABSTRACTBackground: There is little empirical research into lay definitions of frailty.

Objectives: (1) To explore the definitions of frailty among older men, and (2) to explore if these definitions match commonly used clinical definitions of frailty.

Methods: Analysis of open-ended questions to survey data from a prospective cohort study of older airmen. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000405DOI Listing

Considering Age-Related Hearing Loss in Neuropsychological Practice: Findings from a Feasibility Study.

Can J Aging 2018 Dec 7:1-8. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Baycrest Health Sciences,Toronto.

ABSTRACTHearing loss is highly prevalent in older adults and can pose challenges for neuropsychologists, as assessment and intervention procedures often involve orally presented information which must be accurately heard. This project examined the hearing status of 20 clients (mean age = 71 years) in a hospital-based outpatient neuropsychology clinic, and explored whether information about hearing loss informed neuropsychologists' clinical practice. A research assistant administered a brief hearing screening test to each participant. Read More

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December 2018

Are Changes Needed for Therapeutic Recreation Undergraduate Curricula? Perceived Competencies of Therapeutic Recreationists and Recreation Staff Working with Seniors in Long Term Care Homes.

Can J Aging 2018 Dec 11:1-12. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Health Sciences,Brock University,St. Catharines,Ontario.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to identify self-perceived gaps in gerontological competencies among recreation staff in long-term care homes in Ontario. Two sets of gerontological competencies, in an online survey, were distributed to recreation staff working in 500 long-term care homes. There were 487 recreation staff members who completed the questionnaire. Read More

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December 2018

Caregiver Out-of-Pocket Costs for Octogenarian Intensive Care Unit Patients in Canada.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 22;38(1):51-58. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Public Health Sciences,Queen's University.

ABSTRACTMedical issues facing the aging population are of growing concern with consequences for patients and their caregivers. This study determined the indirect and out-of-pocket costs incurred by the caregivers of elderly patients in Canadian Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Primary family caregivers were surveyed capturing out-of-pocket costs, hours of work, and hours of leisure forgone in providing patient care while the patient was in the ICU. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000387DOI Listing
March 2019
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Hospital Discharge Decisions Concerning Older Patients: Understanding the Underlying Process.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 8;38(1):90-99. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Psycho-Geriatrics,Bretonneau Hospital,Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris,France.

ABSTRACTWe aimed to understand clinical decision-making processes that influence the orientation of older patients after hospital discharge. We compared discharge decisions (i.e. Read More

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Innovative Exercise as an Intervention for Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Pilot Feasibility Study.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 8;38(1):111-121. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Family Medicine,Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry,University of Western Ontario.

ABSTRACTExercise has potential to mitigate morbidity in knee osteoarthritis (OA). Participants with knee OA were randomized to a Square-stepping Exercise (SSE) group (2x/week for 24 weeks) or a control group. We assessed the feasibility of SSE and its effectiveness on symptoms (WOMAC), balance (Fullerton), mobility, and walking speed at 12 and 24 weeks. Read More

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We Are Caregivers: Social Identity Is Associated with Lower Perceived Stress among Rural Informal Caregivers.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 8;38(1):59-75. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Health Sciences,Carleton University.

ABSTRACTInformal caregivers often experience high stress levels with little support, especially in rural settings. With a mixed-methods approach, this research explored experiences of rural informal caregivers, including how social identification as a caregiver, social interactions, and formal and informal coping support related to perceived stress. Major focus group themes (n = 8) included lacking available services, balancing challenges, unmet practical needs, and strong community identity. Read More

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Exploring Rural Family Physicians' Challenges in Providing Dementia Care: A Qualitative Study.

Can J Aging 2018 12;37(4):390-399

Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences,University of Calgary.

ABSTRACTCurrently, 564,000 Canadians are living with dementia. This number will continue to rise as the population ages. Family physicians play an integral role in the diagnosis and management of dementia patients. Read More

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December 2018
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Muscled by the System: Informal Caregivers' Experiences of Transitioning an Older Adult into Long-term Care.

Can J Aging 2018 12;37(4):464-473

Department of Psychology, University of Regina.

ABSTRACTThis study explored informal caregivers' experiences of transitioning an older adult into long-term care (LTC). Qualitative description guided our analysis of semi-structured interviews with 13 informal caregivers of older adults from three LTC homes in southern Ontario. Our findings illustrate that caregivers experience chronic worry and burden before deciding on, or requiring to apply for, LTC. Read More

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December 2018
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First-order Affective Theory of Mind in Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and in Healthy Older Adults.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 29;38(1):100-110. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Université Lumière Lyon 2,Institut de Psychologie,Laboratoire d'Etude de Mécanismes Cognitifs (EMC),Lyon,France.

ABSTRACT"Theory of Mind" (ToM) is the capacity to deduce other persons' cognitive and emotional states. Studies investigating affective ToM in healthy older adults and in persons with Alzheimer's disease have reported contradictory results, although evidence indicates that advanced age (Ruffman, Henry, Livingstone, & Phillips, 2008) and Alzheimer's disease (Elferink, van Tilborg, & Kessels, 2015) do not affect the ability to identify or infer different emotions to the same extent. To evaluate affective ToM abilities in these populations, we asked 63 individuals (17 with Alzheimer's disease) to infer the emotional states of characters presented without facial details in emotional situations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000363DOI Listing
March 2019
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Retired.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 29;38(1):21-34. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

University of Toronto Scarborough,Department of Sociology and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society.

ABSTRACTIn this qualitative study, I followed an approach to examine perceptions about retirement, using an interview guide informed by the life course perspective, among 26 men and women who had retired from positions as chief executive officers. Three key themes emerged: (1) the importance of productivity and networking as participants rose up the corporate ladder; (2) the sense of having a "best before" date and experiencing societal pressures to retire; and (3) struggles with feeling insignificant in retirement while desiring personal fulfillment through continued engagement in paid work. These findings shed light on the value of using a life course perspective to examine retirement as both a personal experience and as a social phenomenon. Read More

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Who Is (Still) Looking After Mom and Dad? Few Improvements in Care Aides' Quality-of-Work Life.

Can J Aging 2019 Mar 9;38(1):35-50. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Faculty of Nursing,University of Alberta.

ABSTRACTUnregulated care aides provide most of the direct care to nursing home residents. We previously reported the first demographic profile of care aides in Western Canada through the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) longitudinal research program (2007-2022) in applied health services. Here we describe demographic, health, and work life characteristics of aides from 91 nursing homes in Western Canada. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000338DOI Listing
March 2019
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Examining the Attitudes and Knowledge of Social Work and Nursing Students on Later-Life Sexuality.

Can J Aging 2018 12 10;37(4):377-389. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Nursing Sciences,Faculty of Health Sciences,Ariel University,Israel.

ABSTRACTWe examined ageist beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge towards sexuality in later life among 148 nursing students and 137 social work students in their first year of studies. The students completed the Fraboni Scale of Ageism, the Attitudes and Knowledge towards Older Adults' Sexuality Scale, and questionnaires regarding contact with older adults, prior sexual education, and socio-demographics. The results indicated that nursing students have more conservative attitudes towards older adults' sexuality. Read More

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December 2018

Senior Centres in Canada and the United States: A Scoping Review.

Can J Aging 2018 12 6;37(4):420-441. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

Department of Gerontology,Simon Fraser University.

ABSTRACTSenior centres have been identified as a "focal point" for delivering services to the rapidly growing older adult populations in Canada and the United States. Despite this important role, academic research studying senior centres has been limited. This scoping review identified English-language empirical research studies focusing on senior centres that were published in an academic journal in 2000 or later. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000302DOI Listing
December 2018
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Adaptation transculturelle en français du Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia (EdFED) Scale : un questionnaire pour évaluer les difficultés à s'alimenter de personnes âgées présentant des troubles cognitifs en centre d'hébergement.

Can J Aging 2018 12 5;37(4):474-481. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement,Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke.Université de Sherbrooke.

ABSTRACTThe Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia (EdFED) Scale was designed to identify feeding difficulties for people with moderate to severe dementia. Its Canadian-French cross-cultural adaptation was carried out, as part of an experimental study, whose secondary objective was to document its construct validity. A back-translation method was followed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000351DOI Listing
December 2018

No Place Like Home: A Systematic Review of Home Care for Older Adults in Canada.

Can J Aging 2018 12 4;37(4):400-419. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Saskatchewan Population Health & Evaluation Research Unit,Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan.

ABSTRACTGiven Canada's aging population, the demand for home care is expected to increase significantly. To date, little is known about home care for older adults in Canada such as characteristics of home care recipients, gaps in services, or interventions designed to support home care client needs. Consequently, we conducted a systematic review of seven electronic databases for the years 2000-2016 to examine the current knowledge of home care services for Canada's older adults. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000375DOI Listing
December 2018
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Fall Prevention Mobile Clinic: A Novel Fall Prevention Program for Community-Dwelling Older Adults.

Can J Aging 2018 12 4;37(4):482-495. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Fraser Health Authority,Surrey,British Columbia.

ABSTRACTCauses of falls in older adults are common, multifactorial, and can lead to significant injury. This before-and-after study evaluated the benefits of a Fall Prevention Mobile Clinic (FPMC) in reducing the risk of falling in older adults in British Columbia, Canada. Four hundred seventy-six participants (average age of 83. Read More

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December 2018
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Nursing Homes Without Walls for Aging in Place.

Can J Aging 2018 12 30;37(4):442-449. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Department of Psychology,Mount Allison University, Sackville,New Brunswick.

ABSTRACTGiven the urgency of finding cost-effective and innovative solutions to providing community services for aging in place, novel solutions that take advantage of existing infrastructure are clearly needed. In this sequential mixed-method study, we chose to explore the role that nursing homes could play in offering services to a non-traditional target population, namely seniors with loss of independence living in the community. Forty-two (n = 42) nursing homes in the province of New Brunswick completed an online survey, and 10 agreed to participate in face-to-face interviews. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980818000272DOI Listing
December 2018
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Retirement Transitions among Baby Boomers: Findings from an Online Qualitative Study.

Can J Aging 2018 12 30;37(4):450-463. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care,Faculty of Wellbeing,Education & Language Studies,The Open University,Buckinghamshire,United Kingdom.

ABSTRACTCanadian baby boomers began turning 65 - traditional retirement age - in 2011. How this generation perceives and experiences retirement may differ from preceding generations. In this online, grounded-theory study, 25 baby boomers who were approaching retirement or had recently retired participated in a multi-author blog about their retirement experiences and processes. Read More

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December 2018
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Enoch Senior's College for Korean Immigrant Seniors: Quality of Life Effects.

Can J Aging 2018 09;37(3):345-359

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry,Western University.

ABSTRACTA community-based program is increasingly recognized as promoting health and active social participation in one's life, yet information is lacking about the use and impact of such programs among immigrant visible minority seniors. This mixed-method research evaluated the impact of a cultural community program for Korean immigrant seniors by examining participants' health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) benefits and overall well-being. In this study, 79 participants completed the SF-36v2 questionnaire twice to assess the impact of Canada Enoch Senior's College (CESC) program on their HR-QOL and well-being. Read More

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September 2018

Évaluation de Marche vers le futur, un programme novateur de prévention des chutes offert par videoconference.

Can J Aging 2018 12 17;37(4):363-376. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Consortium national de formation en santé - Volet Université d'Ottawa,Ottawa,Ontario.

ABSTRACTSeveral fall prevention programs have been implemented to reduce falls among seniors. In some rural areas or in French-speaking minority communities, the availability of such programs is limited. The objectives of this paper are to: (a) describe the Fall Prevention Program Marche vers le futur, offered in French, by videoconference; and (b) present the results of the evaluation of the program objectives. Read More

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December 2018

Marital Status and Problem Gambling among Older Adults: An Examination of Social Context and Social Motivations.

Can J Aging 2018 09 13;37(3):318-332. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Institute for Mental Health Policy Research,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

ABSTRACTOlder adults represent the highest proportion of gamblers (Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation [OLG], 2012). Unpartnered older adults may be more socially isolated and lonely (Dykstra & de Jong Gierveld, 2004), thus more likely to be at risk for problem gambling (McQuade & Gill, 2012). We examined whether gambling to socialize or from loneliness and going to the casino with friends/family mediate the relation between marital status and problem gambling. Read More

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September 2018
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Leisure Activities and Motivational Profiles in Adaptation to Nursing Homes.

Can J Aging 2018 09 13;37(3):333-344. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Laboratoire de Recherche sur le Comportement Social (LRCS),Université du Québec À Montréal,Canada.

ABSTRACTBased on self-determination theory, this study examined the relationship between leisure activities, motivation, and adjustment to institutional living by older adults who live in nursing homes. We hypothesized that motivational profiles with higher levels of self-determined motivation represent the optimal profiles regarding participation in leisure activities, adaptation to nursing home living, and satisfaction with life. Participants completed questionnaires assessing motivation, leisure activity participation, life satisfaction, and adaptation to the nursing home. Read More

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September 2018
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