Citations with the tag: OLDER African Americans

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  • The role of church and family support in the lives of older African Americans.
    Walls, Carla T. // Generations; Summer92, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p33 

    Examines the relationship between church support, religious involvement, and psychological well-being among elderly African Americans. Black churches as support systems; Exploratory study involving 98 blacks recruited through local black churches; Emotional and instrumental support of the...

  • Special Health Considerations in African-American Elders.
    Mouton, Charles P. // American Family Physician; 3/1/1997, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p1243 

    Focuses on the aspects of health of the United States' African-American population, which makes up almost eight percent of the American population over 65 years of age. Factors which affect longevity; Conditions which affect the African-Americans more often than the Caucasian population;...

  • Black seniors abused, swindled more.
    Mouton, Charles P. // Tennessee Tribune; 2/3/2011, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p12B 

    The article reports on the study about the mental and financial abuse of African American senior citizens in the U.S.

  • Why blacks age better than whites.
    Mouton, Charles P. // Jet; 6/26/95, Vol. 88 Issue 7, p24 

    Reports on a study by researchers at the University of California in San Francisco which shows that prolonged exposure to the sun's rays is the main reason why black senior citizens look much younger than their white counterparts. Younger-looking skin of blacks compared to whites; Black...

  • Recruitment of Older African Americans for Survey Research: A Process Evaluation of the Community and Church-Based Strategy in the Durham Elders Project.
    Reed, Peter; Foley, Kristie Long; Hatch, John; Mutran, Elizabeth // Gerontologist; Feb2003, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p52 

    Highlights the challenges associated with the process used by the Durham Elders Project in recruiting older Afro-Americans into health survey research. Background on the project; Evaluation of the recruitment process and the lessons learned; Recruitment outcomes.

  • SINGING THE LORD'S SONG IN A STRANGE LAND.
    Reddie, Anthony G. // Black Theology in Britain: A Journal of Contextual Praxis; May2002, Issue 8, p186 

    This short article is intended as some brief reflections upon the role and importance of Black elders in British society. The thoughts expressed in this essay have emerged from the research and writing undertaken in a recent study, in which the author met with, and interacted amongst a group of...

  • Assessing the reliability of the EORTC QLQ-C30 in a sample of older African American and Caucasian adults.
    Ford, Marvella E.; Havstad, Suzanne L.; Kart, Cary S. // Quality of Life Research; Sep2001, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p533 

    The purpose of this study was to examine the structure and reliability of the EORTC QLQ-C30. This 30-item instrument has five functional scales (physical, role, cognitive, emotional, and social), three symptom scales (fatigue, pain, and nausea and vomiting) and a global health and quality of...

  • Birthday joy.
    Ford, Marvella E.; Havstad, Suzanne L.; Kart, Cary S. // Jet; 06/02/97, Vol. 92 Issue 2, p36 

    Highlights the 106th birthday of Afro-American Minni Mims of Sacramento, California. Her secret for longevity.

  • Recruitment of black elderly for clinical research studies of dementia: The CERAD experience.
    Ballard, Edna L.; Nash, Florence // Gerontologist; Aug93, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p561 

    Reports on a survey of nine Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease (CERAD) sites identifying barriers to recruiting black subjects. Background of CERAD; Barriers to recruitment; Outreach efforts.

  • WHY GREAT-GRANDMA DANCES.
    Ballard, Edna L.; Nash, Florence // Ebony; Mar1957, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p55 

    The article features 79-year-old Frances Duncan of Minnesota and her passion for dancing and other activities that make her healthy.

  • Beautician Cornelia Preston continues to do hair at 93 in Pascagoula, MS.
    Ballard, Edna L.; Nash, Florence // Jet; 05/26/97, Vol. 92 Issue 1, p37 

    Profiles Cornelia Preston, a 93-year-old African-American hairdresser in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Her career in doing hair; The factors to which she attributes her longevity.

  • Untitled Image.
    LEE, EASTON // Encounters: Voices & Echoes; 2003, p189 

    An image of an old African American woman is presented.

  • Systems of Social Support in Families Who Care for Dependent African American Elders.
    Williams, Sharon Wallace; Dilworth-Anderson, Peggye // Gerontologist; Apr2002, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p224 

    Examines the multidimensional system of social support families use to care for dependent African American elders. Overview of systems of support; Relationships between social support systems; Profile of primary caregiver and recipients.

  • Spirituality and Religiosity in a Sample of African American Elders: A Life Story Approach.
    Wallace, K.A.; Bergeman, C.S. // Journal of Adult Development; Apr2002, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p141 

    The purpose of this study was to examine reserve capacity in minority elderly and to identify the protective factors that promoted more optimal outcomes even in the face of a life filled with adversity. These notions were examined using life stories or personal accounts of the important events...

  • Narrative references to older African Americans living under slavery.
    Covey, Herbert C.; Lockman Jr., Paul T. // Social Science Journal; 1996, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p23 

    Attempts to find references to how older African Americans lived during the time of slavery. Review of 2,200 ex-slave narratives collected in the 1930s and other historic sources; Extent of older African Americans in the population; Role of old age in the lives of African American slaves;...

  • FALLS AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN ELDERS IN SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES P.
    Hayes-Reams, P.; Brooks, T.; Juarez, P.; Butts, T.; Reuben, D.; Kington, R. // Gerontologist; Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p270 

    Purpose: To describe patterns of falls among a population of urban community-dwelling African American elders. Methods: We present data on 350 community-dwelling African Americans above age 60 who completed a brief screening interview. Participants were recruited from a variety of community...

  • Age-Related Smelling Loss Significantly Worse in African-Americans.
    Hayes-Reams, P.; Brooks, T.; Juarez, P.; Butts, T.; Reuben, D.; Kington, R. // Chicago Weekend; 7/3/2013, Vol. 43 Issue 26, p5 

    The article represents the research study based on age related smelling disorder in older age people of African-American origin, conducted by the University of Chicago's National Institute on Aging.

  • A slave's daughter: Separate--then equal.
    Laskas, Jeanne Marie // Good Housekeeping; Sep97, Vol. 225 Issue 3, p28 

    Profiles Bessie Marshall, who were born at the turn of the last century to a colored couple. Her father as a black landowner; Her early privilege of having their own house during those times; Bessie's memory on having the first battery-operated radio in Alabama; Her acquisition of television...

  • HOW TO LIVE TO BE 100.
    Laskas, Jeanne Marie // Ebony; Sep1952, Vol. 7 Issue 11, p56 

    The article profiles several African Americans who have lived to be more than 100 years of age which include Louis Artist Smith from Detroit, Michigan, Caroline Strange from Toledo, Ohio, and William A. Reynolds from Washington. D. C.

  • Paranoid Ideation Among Elderly African American Persons.
    Bazargan, Mohsen; Bazargan, Shahrzad; King, Lewis // Gerontologist; Jun2001, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p366 

    Investigates the prevalence and correlates of paranoid ideation. Description of variables included in the investigation; Symptoms of the paranoid ideation dimension; Correlation matrix for all variables in study of paranoid ideation among elderly African Americans.

  • MANY COUPLES LONG FOR SLOW PACE OF LIFE 'IN OLD DAYS.'.
    Bazargan, Mohsen; Bazargan, Shahrzad; King, Lewis // Ebony; Dec1950, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p100 

    The article discusses the nostalgia of most African American couples who have lived through the first half of the 20th century in the U.S. for cheaper prices and slower-paced life in 1950.

  • A Salute to Seniors!
    Bazargan, Mohsen; Bazargan, Shahrzad; King, Lewis // Washington Informer; 3/6/2014, Vol. 49 Issue 21, p40 

    Photographs showing African American seniors whose achievements have been honored and recognized are presented.

  • Attitudes about entering a nursing home: Caomparisons of...
    Schoenberg, Nancy E.; Coward, Raymond T. // Journal of Aging Studies; Spring97, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p27 

    Focuses on a study which examined the attitude of African-American women over the age of 65, toward the possibility of moving into a nursing home. Methodology used to conduct study; Indepth look at the positive responses to this concept; Discussion on other findings of the study.

  • Covenants of care.
    McAuley, William J. // Journal of Aging Studies; Jun2001, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p163 

    This article explores community covenants of care that benefit older residents in the all-black towns of Oklahoma. Community covenants of care are informal agreements by community residents that favor support of people residing in the community. The covenants are expressions of the social...

  • Five Dimensions of Faith and Spiritually of Older African American Women Transitioning Out of Homelessness.
    Washington, Olivia G. M.; Moxley, David P.; Garriott, Lois; Weinberger, Jennifer P. // Journal of Religion & Health; Dec2009, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p431 

    Background Homelessness among older African American women is emerging as a serious social problem. The increasing cost of living, diminishing community resources, and shrinking retirement benefits, as well as reduced social services are resulting in greater numbers of older minority women...

  • Functional Disability among Elderly Blacks and Whites in Two Diverse Areas: The New Haven and North Carolina EPESE.
    Mendes De Leon, Carlos F.; Fillenbaum, Gerda G.; Williams, Christianna S.; Brock, Dwight B.; Beckett, Laurel A.; Berkman, Lisa F. // American Journal of Public Health; Jul1995, Vol. 85 Issue 7, p994 

    This study examines the prevalence of functional disability (limitation in at least one basic activity of daily living) among elderly Black and White community residents in the New Haven (n = 2812) and North Carolina (n = 4162) sites of the Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.
    LANE, BILL; GOINS, VERNON H.; JOHNSON JR., ROSCOE; GUESS, MARY; GREEN, ELOISE; JOHNSON JR., LUTHER; LUCAS, GERALDINE W.; DIMERY, JEAN; GILLIAM, ANN; HUNTER, ALFREDA; JOHNSON, BETTIE; CLARKE, MURIEL; NIXON, PROVIE; J. L. M.; SMITH, R. K.; DUNSON, JESSE; STILTS, RICHARD; MERRITT, KERMIT L.; STEEN, HAROLD T.; OWEN, BERTRAM M. // Ebony; Jan1953, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p6 

    Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues including "The Oldest Negro in Paris," by William Gardner Smith in the October 1952 issue, "Why I Won't Marry Again," by Joe Louis in the November 1952 issue and "Wealthy Bachelors," in the October 1952 issue.

  • Naturally Evolving Aging-Friendly Businesses: A Special Service to African American Elders.
    Carlton-LaNey, Iris; Washington, Tiffany // Generations; Summer2009, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p68 

    Naturally Evolving Aging-Friendly Businesses: A Special Service to Older Americans. Using the example of Durham, North Carolina, the article reveals the important role that aging-friendly businesses can play in the lives of older people in the community, a phenomenon that is often overlooked....

  • Study shows racial disparity in immunization rates in NYC.
    Carlton-LaNey, Iris; Washington, Tiffany // New York Amsterdam News; 10/19/2000, Vol. 91 Issue 42, p19 

    Presents study findings suggesting a disparity between immunization rates for Afro-American senior citizens and other senior citizens. Comparison of immunization rates in New York City with the rest of the state; Factors contributing to the disparity.

  • Harlem salute to seniors 80 and over.
    Evans, Howie // New York Amsterdam News; 7/18/2002, Vol. 93 Issue 29, p34 

    Features the presentation of awards to active Afro-American senior citizens in New York City. Recognition for the service rendered by volunteer Cornelius Watson at the Harlem Hospital's Pharmaceutical Department; Presentation of plaques and proclamations by borough president C. Virginia Fields;...

  • Kings county D.A. honors 104-year-old woman.
    Evans, Howie // New York Amsterdam News; 06/24/99, Vol. 90 Issue 26, p9 

    Focuses on the Extraordinary Elder Award given to 104-year old Afro-American Janie Greene by Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes in New York state. Greene's volunteer and personal contributions to the Afro-American community.

  • Why So Many Stars Are Getting Pregnant First And Married Later (If Then).
    Starling, Kelly // Ebony; Sep2000, Vol. 55 Issue 11, p120 

    Explains why African American celebrities are getting pregnant before their marriage. Intimacy of their relationship; Pursuit of higher education and career development; Increased social acceptance of partners living together out of marriage.

  • The Black/White Disability Gap: Persistent Inequality in Later Life?.
    Kelley-Moore, Jessica A.; Ferraro, Kenneth F. // Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Socia; Jan2004, Vol. 59B Issue 1, pS34 

    Objectives. Previous research on differences between Black and White older adults has produced inconsistent results on whether a gap in disability exists and whether it persists over time. The present research identifies several reasons for the inconsistent results to date and examines...

  • SPIRITUALITY AND END-OF-LIFE CARE.
    Riddick, Deborah A.; Sawyer, Martha B.; Brackett, Melody G. // NACSW Convention Proceedings; 2011, p1 

    The article focuses on a study which explores the impact of spirituality on end-of-life care for elderly rural African Americans in Northeastern North Carolina. It discusses the role of health care institutions in helping patients and family members deal with spiritual issues at the end-of-life....

  • PATTERNS OF HEALTH CARE OF OLDER AFRICAN AMERICANS AND WHITES.
    Musa, D.; Silvernman, M.; Jennings, A.; Mcallister, Carol // Gerontologist; Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p10 

    Studies of the health care of older African Americans have suggested that they depend more on their social support network for informally provided health care and tend to utilize more self health care than do older whites. Preliminary results of a recently completed survey of 769 older black and...

  • DIABETES MELLITUS AND FUNCTIONAL STATUS IN OLDER INNER CITY AFRICAN AMERICANS.
    Miller, D. K.; Perry III, H. M.; Kaiser, F. E.; Morley, J. E. // Gerontologist; Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p130 

    We compared the functional status of 112 older African American inner city-dwelling self-reported diabetics to 533 similar persons who denied having diabetes. A subsample received a physical examination that included multiple measures of upper and lower body strength, balance, and timed physical...

  • Describing and Defining the Family Caregiving System to Elderly African Americans.
    Dilworth-Anderson, P.; Williams, S. // Gerontologist; Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p146 

    Many studies have been conducted on caregiving to the elderly. However, few of them have provided information on the system of care families develop to care for elderly members. This paper provides a conceptual and methodological discussion on describing and defining the family caregiving system...

  • Bargaining for Care: Strategies Used by Poor African American Elders with their Informal Caregivers.
    Ball, M. M.; Whittington, F. J. // Gerontologist; Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p148 

    Numerous studies have confirmed the stresses experienced by both frail elders dependent on others for basic care and the family and friends who are their caregivers. Using qualitative methodology, this research provides an in�depth view of the lives of seven frail African American elders...

  • THE DISTINCTIVE LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES OF OLDER RURAL AFRICAN-AMERICANS.
    Ball, M. M.; Whittington, F. J. // Gerontologist; Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p180 

    Among the aging population in the United States, African-Americans constitute the largest racial minority group living in sparsely populated and remote rural community contexts. Although scant information exists on this special population, there are reasons to suspect that the life circumstances...

  • DENTAL HEALTH AND USE OF DENTAL SERVICES AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN ELDERS IN SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES.
    Hewlett, E.; Coulter, L.; Black, E.; McQuirter, J.; Kington, R. // Gerontologist; Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p209 

    Purpose: To describe patterns of self-reported general dental health and use of dental services among a population of urban community-dwelling African American elders. Methods: We present data on 350 community-dwelling African Americans above age 60 who completed a brief screening questionnaire....

  • Older African-Americans with NIDDM: Rules, Regulations, and Control.
    Wallhagen, M.; Allen, B.; Phinney, A. // Gerontologist; Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p270 

    Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) is prevalent in older African Americans (AAs) who also experience high complication rates. Managing NIDDM can minimize costly complications but involves changing life-long life-style patterns, which is difficult. Perceived control may be important...

  • COGNITION AND CHRONIC ILLNESSES AMONG OLDER AFRICAN-AMERICANS.
    Whitfield, K. E. // Gerontologist; Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p307 

    Previous research suggests that health is an important mediator in adult intellectual functioning (Perlmutter & Nyquist, 1990, Elias, Elias, & Elias, 1990). Understanding possible links between cognition and health is a necessary step in the characterization of aging in African-Americans because...

  • PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS AND DISABILITY: THE DISADVANTAGES OF BEING BLACK AND FEMALE.
    Jordan, Anne K.; Hayward, Mark D. // Gerontologist; Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p307 

    The elderly experiences both higher rates of disease and disability and depression compared to their middle-aged counterparts. However, the link between age-related declines in depression and physical health is ambiguous. The aim of this study is to identify the association between depression...

  • BELIEFS OF OLDER AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN ABOUT ALCOHOL.
    Hatchett, B. F. // Gerontologist; Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p371 

    Alcohol abuse and misuse are recognized as serious problems for older adults with estimates ranging from 10% to 20% overall and with even greater prevalence in specific populations of older adults. Alcohol misuse is second only to prescription drug misuse among African American older adults...

  • A Place They Can Call Home.
    Chambers, Veronica; Clemetson, Lynette // Newsweek (Pacific Edition); 05/10/99, Vol. 133 Issue 19, p63 

    Focuses on retirement planning and the life of African-American seniors. The Henry and Shirley Frye Retirement Community in Greensboro, North Carolina; How retirement villages are developing throughout the United States; Alleged discrimination in some planned communities; The marketing efforts...

  • A Place They Can Call Home.
    Chambers, Veronica; Clemetson, Lynette // Newsweek; 4/19/1999, Vol. 133 Issue 16, p58 

    Focuses on retirement planning and the life of African-American seniors. The Henry and Shirley Frye Retirement Community in Greensboro, North Carolina; How retirement villages are developing throughout the United States; Alleged discrimination in some planned communities; The marketing effort...

  • A Place They Can Call Home.
    Chambers, Veronica; Clemetson, Lynette // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition); 05/10/99, Vol. 133 Issue 19, p63 

    Focuses on retirement planning and the life of African-American seniors. The Henry and Shirley Frye Retirement Community in Greensboro, North Carolina; How retirement villages are developing throughout the United States; Alleged discrimination in some planned communities; The marketing efforts...

  • SHE HAS NOT TAKEN DROP OF MEDICINE FOR 68 YEARS.
    Chambers, Veronica; Clemetson, Lynette // Ebony; Nov1952, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p120 

    The article profiles Sophronia Conway, a 101-year-old widow from Farmhaven, Mississippi who has not been sick since she turned 33.

  • Live and Learn.
    Cartwright, Gary // Texas Monthly; Feb2000, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p74 

    Features George Dawson, an Afro-American who has learned to write and read at age 98 and author of the memoir `Life Is So Good.' List of the television programs in the United States where he appeared; Personal life background of Dawson; Highlights of his memoir.

  • Wisdom of Our Elders.
    Stewart, Brandi // Essence (Time Inc.); Nov2003, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p40 

    Provides information on the National Visionary Leadership Project, an organization that records and videotapes the oral histories of aged African-Americans in the U.S. Background on two books produced by the organization.

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