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Older Adults' Views of “Successful Aging”—How Do They Compare with Researchers' Definitions?
Whether older adults have thought about aging and aging successfully and to compare their perceptions of successful aging with attributes of successful Aging identified in the published literature are compared. Expand
Can successful aging and chronic illness coexist in the same individual? A multidimensional concept of successful aging.
It is postulate that successful aging may coexist with diseases and functional limitations if compensatory psychological and/or social mechanisms are used and an operational definition (measurement) is presented that delineates this concept. Expand
A Pilot Study of Wii Fit Exergames to Improve Balance in Older Adults
Use of Wii Fit for limited supervised balance training in the home was safe and feasible for a selected sample of older adults and expressed experiencing improved balance with daily activities and desire to play exergames with their grandchildren. Expand
The Effects of a Community-Based Exercise Program on Function and Health in Older Adults: The EnhanceFitness Program
This study examined the effectiveness of participation in EnhanceFitness (EF) (formerly the Lifetime Fitness Program), an established community-based group exercise program for older adults. EFExpand
Association of incident dementia with hospitalizations.
CONTEXT Dementia is associated with increased rates and often poorer outcomes of hospitalization, including worsening cognitive status. New evidence is needed to determine whether some admissions ofExpand
“Successful Aging”—Where Next?
A review of published literature that has attempted to define successful aging and the factors that might predict success is conducted, to be a succinct reference for clinicians who care for aging adults and researchers engaged in the study of aging. Expand
A Longitudinal Analysis of Total 3‐Year Healthcare Costs for Older Adults Who Experience a Fall Requiring Medical Care
OBJECTIVES: To compare longitudinal changes in healthcare costs between fallers admitted to the hospital at the time of the fall (admitted), those not admitted to the hospital (nonadmitted), andExpand
Understanding Older Adults’ Motivators and Barriers to Participating in Organized Programs Supporting Exercise Behaviors
It is suggested that organized programs tend to appeal to those who are more socially inclined and seek accountability, and certain program features also influence participation. Expand
Mobility and aging: new directions for public health action.
The public health burdens of mobility disability is examined, with a particular focus on leading public health interventions to enhance walking and driving, and the challenges and opportunities for public health action are examined. Expand
A study of the diagnostic accuracy of the PHQ-9 in primary care elderly
Based on AUC values, thePHQ-9 performs comparably to the PHQ-2 and the 15-item GDS in identifying depression among primary care elderly. Expand