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Aboriginal Ageing & Disability Issues in South West and Inner West Sydney

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Terri Farrelly
Bronwyn Lumby
Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 32, no. 5, September/October 2008, pp. 27-34
Description
Reports results of a community consultation needs analysis with the conclusions being used to develop specific strategic responses to identified Aboriginal communities.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Marj Tripp
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 21, no. 5, September/October 1997, pp. 11-14
Description
Reports on discussions that took place at the Home and Community Care (HACC) Conference in Brisbane, Australia regarding premature Indigenous ageing.
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Aboriginal Experiences of Aging and Dementia in a Context of Sociocultural Change: Qualitative Analysis of Key Informant Group Interviews with Aboriginal Seniors

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Shawnda Lanting
Margaret Crossley
Debra Morgan
Allison Cammer
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, vol. 26, 2011, pp. 103-117
Description
Based on interviews with an Indigenous grandmothers group to discuss how Indigenous healthcare experiences are reflected in Indigenous culture perceptions of aging and dementia.
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Aboriginal Mental Health Awareness: An Overview - Part Six Signs and Times

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Ernest Hunter
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 17, no. 5, September/October 1993, pp. 13-19
Description
Looks at important symptoms for common mental health problems at different ages. The first groups deals with behaviours or problems with normal behaviour and the second group deals with behaviours that are abnormal.
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The Aboriginal Nutrition Forum

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Karen Rodgers
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 20, no. 6, November/December 1996, pp. 17-18
Description
Discusses factors effecting nutritious health access and a presentation about the Strong Women, Strong Babies, Strong Culture program.
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Aboriginal Peoples, Health and Healing Approaches: The Effects of Age and Place on Health

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kathi Wilson
Mark W. Rosenberg
Sylvia Abonyi
Social Science & Medicine, vol. 72, no. 3, February 2011, pp. 355-364
Description
Studies the difference in health status between older and younger Aboriginal people, convention versus traditional approaches as well as whether age is a determinant of health and health care use.
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Aboriginal Women Caregivers of the Elderly in Geographically Isolated Communities

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
K. E. Crosato
C. Ward-Griffin
B. Leipert
Rural and Remote Health, vol. 7, no. 796, September 21, 2007, pp. 1-12
Description
Findings indicate that perceptions of care are informed by cultural values in five themes: passing on traditions, being chosen as caregiver, support within the circle of healers, establishing circles of care and accepting of refusing external resources.
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Adult Māori Patients’ Healthcare Experiences of the Emergency Department in a District Health Facility in New Zealand

Alternate Title
Adult Maori Patients' Healthcare Experiences of the Emergency Department in a District Health Facility in New Zealand
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Sneha Grace Abraham
Marama Tauranga
Deborah Moore
International Journal of Indigenous Health, vol. 13, no. 1, A Barrier-free Health System for Indigenous Communities, August 2018, pp. 87-103
Description
Researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with four female participants who identified three main areas for improvement: physical environment, interactions with practitioners, and unique factors faced by elders.
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Age-Friendly Rural an Remote Communities: A Guide

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Federal/Provincial/Territorial (F/P/T) Committee of Officials (Seniors)
Description
Looks at the Age-Friendly Rural/Remote Communities initiative (AFROS), developed to increase awareness of seniors needs and to produce a guide for communities to identify barriers.
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Among the Inuit in Greenland

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Nis Andersen
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 63, Supplement 2, 2004, pp. 320-324
Description
Study results point to the need for further research to identify the factors responsible for the development of AMD.
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Ageing Well from an Urban Indigenous Australian Perspective

Alternate Title
Aging Well from an Urban Indigenous Australian Perspective
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Elizabeth Waugh
Lynette Mackenzie
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, vol. 58, no. 1, Indigenous Health, Well-Being, Social and Economic Inclusions-Closing the Gaps, February 2011, pp. 25-33
Description
"The aim of the study was to explore perspectives of older Indigenous Australians about their health and wellbeing".
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Aging and Health: An Examination of Differences Between Older Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal People

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kathi Wilson
Mark W. Rosenberg
Sylvia Abonyi
Robert Lovelace
Canadian Journal on Aging, vol. 29, no. 3, September 2010, pp. 369-382
Description
Looks at the differences in health status and the determinants of health and/or health care use between the 55-and-older Aboriginal population and non-Aboriginal population.
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American Indian Family Caregivers' Experiences with Helping Elders

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Lori L. Jervis
Mathew E. Boland
Alexandra Fickenscher
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, vol. 25, no. 4, December 2010, pp. 355-369
Description
Examines the negative and positive aspects of providing elder care, describing low levels of burden and high levels of reward, attributable to cultural attitudes toward elders.
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Architecture for Elder Health in Remote British Columbia: A Nisga’a-Led Research

Alternate Title
Research Highlight (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
Research Highlight. Socio-economic Series ; 05-030
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Policy and Research Division]
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
Description
Summary of study which investigated interrelationship between health and housing. Lists challenges, traditional solution, potential present-day solution, and examples of how some communities have met the challenge. Highlights from research report of same name.
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Asking Our Elders

Theses
Author/Creator
Marianne Rolland
Description
Social Welfare Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Washington, 1994.
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BC Elders' Guide

Alternate Title
British Columbia Elders' Guide
E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
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Boarding School Project: Mental Health Outcome

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Kathleen Graves
Louise Shavings
Cookie Rose
Anda Saylor
Cheryl Easley
Description
Study conducted using interviews with 62 Alaska Native individuals who had attended schools or had parents who had experienced them. Looked at: disruption of family, multiple losses, coping strategies, and resilience.
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Bridges Between the Generations 2005

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
NWT (Northwest Territories) Seniors' Society
Description
Summary of proceedings of Bridging the Gap Conference on the Abuse of Older Adults held November 8-9, 2005 Smokehouse Café, Ndilo.
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Brief: Our Elders, Our Identity

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission
Description
Discusses current situation of Elders, their relationship with their families and communities and the supports needed to ensure their quality of life.
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Caregiving Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Elders

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
S. A. Lockery
Generations, vol. 15, no. 4, Fall/Winter, September 1, 1991, pp. 58-62
Description
Examines diversity in intergenerational families and social support patterns that affect the care of older generations.
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Caregiving in Indian Country: Tribes Supporting Family Traditions

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Jeanne Alongi
Maggie Moore
William F. Benson
Description
Topics include long-term care both generally and in "Indian country", eligibility for services, caregiver issues, needs, identity, and support unique to Native Americans, and program funding
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A Changed Lifestyle: Older Aboriginal Adults

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Lylee Williams
WellSpring, vol. 13, no. 2, The Womens Movement: Focus on Womens Health, Spring, 2002, pp. 4-5
Description
Very brief article focuses on changes in society that have lead to the sedentary nature . Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll to p. 4.
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Changes in Physical Activity Barriers among American Indian Elders: A Pilot Study​

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Craig N. Sawchuk
Joan E. Russo
Peter Roy-Byrne
Jack Goldberg
Ralph Forquera
Dedra Buchwald
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, vol. 24, no. 1, 2017, pp. 127-140
Description
Sample of 36 elders participated in six-week study which compared results from monitoring with pedometer only to pedometer plus instruction in setting weekly step-count goals.
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The Changing Well-Being of Older Adult Registered Indians: An Analysis Using the Registered Indian Human Development Index

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Martin Cooke
Eric Guimond
Jennifer McWhirter
Canadian Journal on Aging, vol. 27, no. 4, Winter, 2008, pp. 385-397
Description
Adapted index using data from the Census of Canada and the Indian Register to see if the older generation's scores between 1981 and 2001 had improved in the same manner as the larger registered population. While levels had improved, the gap between this group and other older Canadians had increased.
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