Aging and Retirement

Preretirement Resources and Postretirement Life Satisfaction Change Trajectory: Examining the Mediating Role of Retiree Experience During Retirement Transition Phase

Successfully adjusting to retirement represents a major challenge for many older workers. Following the temporal unfolding of retirement process (i.e., preretirement, transition, and postretirement phases), the present study draws on the resource-based dynamic model of retirement adjustment to investigate how a diverse set of preretirement personal resources (i.e., physical health, mental health, financial well-being, family [Read More...]

2023-05-16T13:59:03-04:00May 16th, 2023|

Cars, Guns, Aging, and “Giving Up the Keys”

Background and Objectives Age-associated changes can impair abilities forsafe driving and the use of firearms. We sought to examine multipleperspectives on reducing access to firearms, including similarities anddifferences compared to reducing driving. Research Design and Methods Onlinefocus groups and 1-on-1 interviews were conducted (November 2020 to May2021) in the United States with: older adults who [Read More...]

2023-05-16T13:17:28-04:00May 16th, 2023|

Factors Associated With Residents’ Responsive Behaviors Toward Staff in Long-Term Care Homes: A Systematic Review

Background and Objectives When staff experience responsive behaviors fromresidents, this can lead to decreased quality of work life and lower qualityof care in long-term care homes. We synthesized research on factorsassociated with resident responsive behaviors directed toward care staff andcharacteristics of interventions to reduce the behaviors. Research Design andMethods We conducted a mixed-methods systematic review [Read More...]

2023-05-16T13:04:53-04:00May 16th, 2023|

Exploring Interrelations Between Person-Centered Care and Quality of Life Following a Transition Into Long-Term Residential Care: A Meta-Ethnography

Background and Objectives Globally, a culture change in long-termresidential care (LTRC) moving toward person-centered care (PCC) has occurredin an attempt to improve resident quality of life (QoL). However, a clearunderstanding of how different aspects contributing to a PCC approach areinterrelated with resident QoL is still lacking. This review exploresinterrelating aspects between PCC and QoL in [Read More...]

2023-05-16T13:03:17-04:00May 16th, 2023|


Using dynamic theory and methods, we investigate the phenomenon of older workers who withdraw from paid work while still healthy. We focus on intention to retire as the penultimate stage in the retirement process. We extend socio-emotional selectivity theory to explain the growth of intention to retire. Older workers have a rising perception of time [Read More...]

2023-02-20T15:45:15-05:00February 20th, 2023|

Pandemic Diaries: Lived Experiences of Loneliness, Loss, and Hope Among Older Adults During COVID-19.

Background and Objectives While research on loneliness in later life has increased during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, we still lack diverse qualitative approaches capturing lived experiences of lonely older adults. Approaches to research with older adults instead of on them are also scant in gerontological literature on loneliness. Through solicited diaries, this study [Read More...]

2023-02-06T13:39:12-05:00February 6th, 2023|

Implementing the Care of Persons With Dementia in Their Environments (COPE) Intervention in Community-Based Programs: Acceptability and Perceived Benefit From Care Managers’ and Interventionists’ Perspectives.

Background and Objectives Nonpharmacologic interventions have demonstrated benefits for people living with dementia and their caregivers.Few studies have evaluated their implementation in real-world settings. Using normalization process theory (NPT), an implementation science framework, this study evaluated the acceptability of the care of persons with dementia in their environments (COPE) intervention by care managers and interventionists [Read More...]

2023-02-06T13:30:28-05:00February 6th, 2023|

“It’s You”: Caregiver and Clinician Perspectives on Lucidity in People Living With Dementia

Background and Objectives Episodes of lucidity (ELs), or a transient return of abilities believed to be lost in people living with dementia, are a growing area of interest. These events hold important implications for care, caregiving, and our understanding of underlying etiologies. Research on ELs is largely limited to retrospective reports. The perspectives of professional [Read More...]

2023-02-06T13:27:20-05:00February 6th, 2023|

Intergenerational support and retirement timing among older men and women by race/ethnicity.

Retirement timing is associated with health and economic outcomes forolder adults. However, it is unclear how the pressures of supporting olderparents and young adult children are associated with retirement. This studyuses a life course perspective to consider how the linked lives of workingolder adults and their support of adult children and parents are associatedwith retirement. [Read More...]

2022-12-14T18:41:19-05:00December 14th, 2022|

Uncovering Social Stratification: Intersectional Inequalities in Work and Family Life Courses by Gender and Race.

Enduring and accumulated advantages and disadvantages in work and familylives remain invisible in studies focusing on single outcomes. Further,single outcome studies tend to conflate labor market inequalities related togender, race, and family situation. We combine an intersectional andquantitative life course perspective to analyze parallel work and familylives for Black and White men and women aged [Read More...]

2022-12-09T14:53:04-05:00December 9th, 2022|
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