Aging

Process of Self Care: Comparison of African Americans and White
Collaborating with colleagues in the Graduate School of Public Health, Howard Degenholtz studies self-care behaviors among elderly with heart disease or arthritis under a grant from the National Institutes of Aging.

Testing Survey Methods for Collecting Data on Elder Mistreatment Prevalence
Howard Degenholtz is collaborating on this project funded by the National Institute of Aging (S. Beach, PI) to develop and test new methodology to estimate the prevalence of elder mistreatment.  The project involves interviews with elderly people and professional caregivers to estimate the frequency of a range of behaviors that might be considered abusive.

Understanding the Process of Medication Taking in Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease
Judith Erlen and Mary Beth Happ received funding from the Alzheimer’s Disease Association to examine the process of medication taking in persons with Alzheimer’s disease who reside in the community with their adult caregivers.