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Dementia Syndromes in Late Life  

Shellie-Anne T. Levy and Glenn E. Smith

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Feb 2019
Dementia, also now known as major neurocognitive disorder, is a syndrome involving decline in two or more areas of cognitive function sufficient to disrupt a person’s daily function. Mild ... More

Interprofessional Training and Practice: The Need for More Engagement, Training, and Research in Geropsychology  

Nancy A. Pachana and Gwen Yeo

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Feb 2019
Interdisciplinary teams consisting of a variety of health professionals working toward common patient goals have become an important innovation in clinical practice. In many parts of the ... More

Intraindividual Variability in Lifespan Developmental Methodology  

Eric S. Cerino and Karen Hooker

Intraindividual variability (IIV) refers to short-term fluctuations that may be more rapid, and are often conceptualized as more reversible, than developmental change that unfolds over a ... More

Social Isolation and Loneliness in Old Age  

Clemens Tesch-Roemer and Oliver Huxhold

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Feb 2019
Social isolation refers to the objective lack of social integration. Loneliness, in contrast, refers to the perceived lack of social integration. Loneliness has serious consequences for ... More

Trajectories of Well-Being in Later Life  

Nardi Steverink

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Feb 2019
Well-being is a core concept for both individuals, groups and societies. Greater understanding of trajectories of well-being in later life may contribute to the achievement and maintenance ... More

Clinical Training Concerns in Mental Health Service Provision to Older Persons  

M. Lindsey Jacobs and Patricia M. Bamonti

The field of geropsychology has grown worldwide since the 1990s, particularly in the United States. In the early 21st century, professional geropsychology was recognized by the American ... More

Cognitive Reserve in the Aging Brain  

Michael J. Valenzuela

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Jan 2019
Cognitive reserve refers to the many ways that neural, cognitive, and psychosocial processes can adapt and change in response to brain aging, damage, or disease, with the overarching ... More

Cultural Variance and Invariance of Age Differences in Social Cognition  

Li Chu, Yang Fang, Vivian Hiu-Ling Tsang, and Helene H. Fung

Cognitive processing of social and nonsocial information changes with age. These processes range from the ones that serve “mere” cognitive functions, such as recall strategies and ... More

Dyadic Designs in Lifespan Developmental Methodology  

Jeremy B. Yorgason, Melanie S. Hill, and Mallory Millett

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Jan 2019
The study of development across the lifespan has traditionally focused on the individual. However, dyadic designs within lifespan developmental methodology allow researchers to better ... More

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate as a Biomarker for Stress and Aging Research  

Carolyn M. Aldwin and Ritwik Nath

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Jan 2019
Erythocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is one of the oldest measures of inflammation. It is used extensively in clinical medicine and has shown some utility in biomedical research. It is a ... More

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