2022年12月9日 星期五

新聞選輯:全台約300萬「老青獨居者」 許志成:獨居+孤寂感恐加成作用

資料來源:https://udn.com/news/story/7266/6822436

全台約300萬「老青獨居者」 許志成:獨居+孤寂感恐加成作用
2022-12-07 21:04 聯合報/ 記者許政榆/台北即時報導

聯合報健康事業部、台灣人壽今日舉辦「高齡友善PLUS 幸福台灣無限」座談會,國衛院高齡醫學暨健康福祉研究中心執行長許志成表示,全台51萬名高齡獨居者,若加上年輕獨居者,全台約有300萬名獨居者,而獨居並非壞事,有些作家、作曲者需獨自安靜才能創作,但若獨居加上「孤寂感」,感覺與社會脫離、無法融入人群,彷彿被社會拋棄,恐有加成作用。

許志成表示,以個人層面來看,有工作的獨居者會用「忙碌」克服孤寂感,忘記自己有孤寂的情緒,但退休後無法再以忙碌掩飾自己的孤寂感,若獨居加上孤寂感恐有加成作用,而孤寂感是一種自覺,包括對生活沒那麼滿意、害怕人群,若稍有偏差恐走上抽菸、酗酒甚至違法用藥來逃避孤寂。有些人則較正面,會參與志工、幫助他人,追求被重視感、被需要感,讓他感覺自己有存在意義,也能減輕孤寂感。

新聞選輯:Is aging in place right for you?


資料來源:https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/is-aging-in-place-right-for-you

Is aging in place right for you?
December 7, 2022

If you’re planning to stay in your home as long as possible, here are some steps you should take. Consider your health, the safety of your home, and the resources available in your community. The following questions can help you think this all though. If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, talk with your doctor. Share the answers with your family and consider reaching out to an aging-in-place specialist who might also be able to help determine if remaining in your home is a safe option for you.

新聞選輯:Only 38% of Americans have discussed their aging parents finances

資料來源:https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/thirty-eight-percent-americans-have-discussed-their-aging-parents-finances

Only 38% of Americans have discussed their aging parents finances
December 7, 2022 6:00am EST
By Daniella Genovese FOXBusiness

EXCLUSIVE: Talking about money is often taboo. But in certain cases these conversations are critical to ensure our parents are solvent as they enter retirement.

However, according to a recent Wells Fargo survey on financial planning, only 38% of Americans with aging parents have discussed both their parents' current and future financial situation. Under half, 46% of Americans, talked to their parents about whether they have the money they need now.

The survey revealed that 34% of Americans haven't discussed their parents' current or future financial situation. On top of that, almost half of respondents admitted that they would rather discuss funeral plans over financial planning.
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2022年12月8日 星期四

期刊資源:Daytime Napping and Cognitive Health in Older Adults: A Systematic Review


資料來源:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36472580/

Daytime Napping and Cognitive Health in Older Adults: A Systematic Review
Junxin Li 1, Miranda V McPhillips 2, Zhongyue Deng 3, Fangfang Fan 4, Adam Spira 3
Affiliations expandPMID: 36472580
DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glac239

Abstract
Background: Daytime napping may improve cognitive function in older adults. However, the association can be complicated by specific features of napping and the older adult's health. This systematic review aims to synthesize the current literature on napping and cognition in older adults and provide recommendations for future research and daytime sleep practice in older adults.

2022年12月5日 星期一

新聞選輯:Life really does get better with age: Study finds older adults experience less daily stress

資料來源:https://studyfinds.org/life-really-does-get-better-with-age-study-finds-older-adults-experience-less-daily-stress/

Life really does get better with age: Study finds older adults experience less daily stress
DECEMBER 1, 2022
by John Anderer

Author: ‘On average, the experience of daily stress won’t get worse, but in fact get better.’

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — There’s no way around it: Modern life is stressful. We all have bills to pay, responsibilities to meet, and goals to achieve. For countless people, the demands of daily life often result in daily stress. If you’re dealing with a lot of stress in your life right now, new research from Penn State is here to say chances are it will get better — eventually. Researchers report that the number of daily stressors and people’s reactivity to daily stressors tends to decrease with age.

In other words, older adults usually encounter fewer stressors throughout their days, but even when they do, they don’t allow those experiences to strain them as much as a younger individual would.

2022年12月1日 星期四

新聞選輯:高齡幫幫忙 超高齡社會中關懷據點的服務觀察與轉型

資料來源:https://www.commonhealth.com.tw/blog/4531

高齡幫幫忙 超高齡社會中關懷據點的服務觀察與轉型
2022/11/30 · 作者 / 林治萱 · 出處 / Web only

現有據點量能有限
國發會在2022年8月發布最新人口推估報告,提醒國民應積極整備與因應超高齡社會來臨。除了積極發展長期照顧服務與拓展各類型服務模式以外,預防高齡者失能、提升照顧者照護知能也成為重要關心議題。身處照護現場的專業人員也一同思考著,現行的社區照顧關懷據點體系,除了原有的關懷訪視、電話問安諮詢及轉介服務、餐飲服務等4大功能以外,能否轉型成為第一線預防與延緩長者失能、同時支持照顧者的場所?

2022年11月30日 星期三

研討展覽:International Conference on Geriatrics and Gerontology

https://www.iirst.com/event/index.php?id=1833411

(ICGTGY-23)
International Conference on Geriatrics and Gerontology
Saturday, 25.February.2023 London, UK

Overview

IIRST delighted to welcome academicians, students , researchers and industrial professionals to illustrious Conference dated 25th February 2023 at London,UK under the theme Geriatrics and Gerontology. is for broad logical discourse, both intra-and interdisciplinary, among Universities, Colleges, Academicians and Department personnel through an assortment of Distinguished addresses, Plenary sessions, Workshops, Symposiums, Oral and Poster introductions, Virtual/Video presentations and Webinars.

期刊資源:Educational Gerontology


https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/uedg20

Educational Gerontology

Publishes research in gerontology, adult education and social and behavioral sciences for educational professionals, care providers, trainers and students.

Aims and scope
This well-respected journal offers up-to-date original research in the fields of gerontology, adult education, and the social and behavioral sciences. Researchers from around the world will benefit from the exchange of ideas for both the study and practice of educational gerontology. Papers published in the journal will also serve as authoritative contributions to the growing literature in this burgeoning field. Educational Gerontology is the only international journal of its kind to publish twelve issues per volume year.

Articles featuring outcome-based practical educational resources in gerontology for the educational professional, care provider, trainer, and student in such areas as: art, music, drama and recreational therapies; mental health, communication arts, social programs and policies; and, social work, nursing, physical and occupational therapies, financial planners, architecture and interior design, family relations and therapy, and religion and spirituality.

Print ISSN: 0360-1277 Online ISSN: 1521-0472

Journal metrics
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