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Abstract 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia and by mid-century, the number of people living with dementia in the United States is projected to grow to 13.8 million. About half of the persons with dementia currently live at home, 43% require occasional...
Abstract While the home environment provides a crucial context for aging, considerable knowledge gaps remain regarding how perceptions of care and sense of security impact older people’s subjective psychological well-being. The current study aimed to assess the attitudes of older people during...
Abstract Mobile methods, including walking interviews, have rarely been used in research with older adults. We compare and contrast two studies that engaged older adults in walking interviews conducted by the coauthors. The first study examined the meaning of food access with residents of...
Abstract This study explored the relationship of the environment in small-scaled nursing homes and positive behaviors on the residents' quality of life (QOL). The Environmental Assessment Tool-Higher Care was used to evaluate unit environments. Dementia Care Mapping was used to observe 113...
Abstract This article focuses on the concept of home in old age in the context of a sheltered housing facility. Drawing on regulation theory, we examine how the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic shapes the sense of home in this type of housing. The search for control over one’s daily routine during the...
Abstract Similar to other developed economies, Hong Kong also faces a severe aging-related problems. Considering the aging-in-place initiative to enhance the safe living of the elderly population in their familiar living environments, the use of smart home technologies (SHTs) has been proposed...
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