Study Links Filial Piety to Caregiver Stress, Depression in Chinese Americans

Study Links Filial Piety to Caregiver Stress, Depression in Chinese Americans

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Report, Lotus Chau, Posted: Feb 04, 2016

A new study found that three-in-four Chinese American family caregivers feel stressed and burdened by traditional filial piety obligations to provide eldercare.


Happy Hearts: Study Shows Owning Pets Can Lower Seniors’ Blood Pressure


Spokesman-Review/New America Media , News Feature, Erica Curless, Posted: Feb 02, 2016

The benefits of pet companionship have been evident to animal lovers for thousands of years. New research shows for seniors it can lower blood pressure.


From Monkey Studies to Eldercare, Irish Researchers at Forefront of Aging


Irish Echo/New America Media , News Feature, Peter McDermott , Posted: Jan 27, 2016

From primate studies to eldercare, Irish researchers in many disciplines in aging were at the fore during the recent gerontology meeting in Orlando.


Rocky Rollouts as States Try Managing Medicaid Long-Term Care


Chicago Tribune , News Report, Mark Taylor , Posted: Jan 25, 2016

Patients in experimental Medicare-Medicaid managed long-term care programs have gained in some states, but been forced to find new doctors elsewhere.


Chinese American Doctor Honored for Studying Seniors in U.S.


America Commercial News/New America Media , Profile, Geoff Chin, Posted: Jan 24, 2016

Award-winning geriatric physician Dr. Xinqi Dong says his study of Chinese elders in the U.S. shows challenges they face, such as to views of traditional filial piety.


Pets Can Boost Health of LGBT Seniors


Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Report, Matthew S. Bajko , Posted: Jan 18, 2016

Aging isn’t just a people-centric issue. San Francisco nonprofits pair canines, some elderly, with older LGBT humans who are isolated or have disabilities.


ADVANCE CARE PLANS: Don’t Wait Until You’re Old to Plan for Old Age


New America Media/WBAI HealthCentera , Interview, Liz Seegert , Posted: Jan 15, 2016

A leading gerontologist, Dr. Toni Miles described five stages of aging from Viagra-charged “go-gos” to debilitated “no-goes”--and more of us need to plan for the stages ahead.


ADVANCE CARE PLANS: African American Seniors and Life’s ‘What-Ifs’


New America Media, News Report, Sheri L. Stuart, Posted: Jan 13, 2016

A new study found three reasons African Americans are less likely than whites to benefit from Advance Care Planning in case of debilitating illness.


Too Old to Be President? Ageism a Political Undercurrent in U.S.


Viet Tide/New America Media, News Report, Ness White, Posted: Jan 05, 2016

Are Bernie, 74, Hillary, 68--and The Donald, 69--too old to be president? The candidates’ merits aside, ageist attitudes persist in bipartisan American culture.


Florida Study: Blacks Least Apt to Get Shingles Protection


Miami Times/New America Media , News Report, Carolyn Guniss , Posted: Dec 31, 2015

A Florida study found that even though shingles is a debilitatingly painful virus, many African American seniors do not get the one-shot vaccine to prevent it.

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