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Cognitive Health


Anderson LA, Day KL, Vandenberg AE. Using a concept map as a tool for strategic planning: The Healthy Brain Initiative. Prev Chronic Dis. 2011;8(5):A117.

Friedman DB, Laditka SB, Laditka JN, Wu B, Liu R, Price AE, et al. Ethnically diverse older adults' beliefs about staying mentally sharp. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 2011;73(1):27-52.

Friedman DB, Laditka SB, Laditka JN, Price AE. A content analysis of cognitive health promotion in popular magazines. International journal of aging & human development. 2011;73(3):253-81.

Ivey SL, Laditka SB, Price AE, Tseng W, Beard RL, Liu R, Fetterman D, Wu B, & Logsdon R. (In press). Experiences and concerns of family caregivers providing support to people with dementia: A cross-cultural perspective. Dementia.

Laditka JN, Laditka SB, Liu R, Price AE, Friedman DB, Corwin SJ, Sharkey JR, Tseng W, Hunter R, Fetterman D, Logsdon RG, & Beard RL. Older adults' concerns about cognitive health: Commonalities and differences among six United States ethnic groups. Ageing and Society 2011 Oct 31:1202-28.

Laditka S, Laditka J, Liu R, Price A, Friedman D, Wu B, Bryant L, Corwin S, Ivey S. How Do Older People Describe Others with Cognitive Impairment? A Multiethnic Study in the United States. Ageing and Society 2012 Jan 03:1-24.

Snowden M, Steinman L, Mochan K, Grodstein F, Prohaska TR, Thurman DJ, et al. Effect of Exercise on Cognitive Performance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Review of Intervention Trials and Recommendations for Public Health Practice and Research. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Apr;59(4):704-16.

Vandenberg, AE, Price AE, Friedman DB, Marchman G, & Anderson LA. (2011 Sept). How do top cable news websites portray cognition as an aging issue? The Gerontologist. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnr100 (online first).

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Cognitive Health


Anderson LA, Logsdon RG, Hochhalter AK, Sharkey JR. Introduction to the Special Issue on Promoting Cognitive Health in Diverse Populations of Older Adults. The Gerontologist. 2009;49(Suppl 1):S1-S2.

Anderson LA, Day KL, Beard RL, Reed PS, Wu B. The Public's Perceptions about Cognitive Health and Dementia Among the United States Population: A National Review. The Gerontologist. 2009;49(Suppl 1):S40-S49.

Beard RL, Fetterman D, Wu B, Bryant LL, Anderson LA. The Two Voices of Alzheimer's: Attitudes Toward Brain Health by Diagnosed Individuals and their Support Persons. The Gerontologist. 2009;49(Suppl 1):S40-S49.

Bryant LL, Laditka JN, Laditka SB, Matthews AE. Characteristics of the Healthy Brain Sample: Representing Diversity among Older Americans. The Gerontologist. 2009;49(Suppl 1):S40-S49.

Corwin SJ, Laditka JN, Laditka SB, Wilcox S, Liu R. Attitudes on Aging Well among Older African Americans and Whites in South Carolina. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2009;6(4):A113. Epub.

Friedman DB, Laditka JN, Hunter R, Ivey S, Wu B, Laditka SB, et al. Getting the Message Out About Brain Health: A Cross Cultural Comparison of Older Adults' Media Awareness and Communication Needs on How to Maintain a Healthy Brain. The Gerontologist. 2009;49(Suppl 1):S3-S11.

Kruger J, Buchner DM, Prohaska TR. The Prescribed Amount of Physical Activity in Randomized Clinical Trials in Older Adults. The Gerontologist. 2009;49(Suppl 1):S12-S17.

Laditka SB, Corwin SJ, Laditka JN, Liu R, Tseng W, B. W, et al. Attitudes about Aging Well among a Diverse Group of Older Americans: Implications for Promoting Cognitive Health. The Gerontologist. 2009;49(Suppl 1):S3-S11.

Laditka SB, Corwin SJ, Laditka JN, Liu R, Friedman DB, Matthews AE, et al. Methods and Management of the Healthy Brain Study, a Large Multi-Site Qualitative Research Project. The Gerontologist. 2009;49(Suppl 1):S3-S11.

Laditka JN, Beard RL, Bryant LL, Fetterman D, Hunter R, Ivey S, et al. Promoting Cognitive Health: A Formative Research Collaboration of the Healthy Aging Research Network. The Gerontologist. 2009;49(Suppl 1):S3-S11.

Logsdon RG, McCurry SM, Teri L. Making Physical Activity Accessible to Older Adults with Memory Loss: The RALLI Study. The Gerontologist. 2009;49(Suppl 1):S3-S11.

Logsdon RG, Hochhalter AK, Sharkey JR, on behalf of the Healthy Aging Research Network Promoting Cognitive Health Workgroup. From Message to Motivation: Where the Rubber Meets the Road. The Gerontologist. 2009;49(Suppl 1):S108-S111.

Mathews AE, Laditka SB, Laditka JN, Wilcox S, Corwin SJ, Liu R, et al. Older Adults' Perceived Physical Activity Enablers and Barriers: A Multicultural Perspective. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 2010;18(2):119-140.

Sharkey JR, Sharf BF, St John JA. Una Persona Derichita (Staying Straight in the Mind): Perceptions of Spanish-speaking Mexican-American Older Adults and Promotoras in South Texas. The Gerontologist. 2009;49(Suppl 1):S3-S11.

Warren-Findlow J, Mathews AE, Hochhalter AK, Laditka JN. Primary Care Providers' Sources and Preferences for Cognitive Health Information in the United States. Health Promotion International. Health Promot. Int. (2010) doi: 10.1093/heapro/daq043. Abstract

Wilcox S, Sharkey JR, Mathews AE, Laditka JN, Laditka SB, Logsdon RG, et al. Perceptions and beliefs about the role of physical activity and nutrition on brain health in older adults. Gerontologist. 2009 Jun;49 Suppl 1:S61-71

Wu B, Goins RT, Laditka JN, Ignatenko V, Goedereis E. Gender Differences in Perception of Cognitive Health and Healthy Lifestyle among Rural Older Adults. The Gerontologist. 2009;49(Suppl 1):S3-S11.


Albert MS, Brown DR, Buchner D, Laditka J, Launer LJ, Scherr P, et al. The healthy brain and our aging population: Translating science to public health practice. Alzheimer's and Dementia. 2007;3(2, Supplement 1):S3-S5.

Anderson LA, McConnell SR. The healthy brain and our aging population: Translating science to public health practice. Alzheimer's and Dementia. 2007;3(2, Supplement 1):S1-S2.

Prohaska T, Eisenstein A, Satariano W, Hunter R, Bayles C, Kurtovich E, et al. Walking and the Preservation of Cognitive Function in Older Populations. The Gerontologist. 2008;49(Suppl 1):S86-S93.

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Managing Depression

Frederick JT, Steinman LE, Prohaska T, et al. Community-based treatment of late life depression: An expert panel informed literature review. Am J Prev Med 2007;33(3):222-49.

Steinman LE, Frederick JT, Prohaska T, et al. Recommendations for Addressing Depression in Community-Based Older Adults. Am J Prev Med 2007:33(3):175-81. Abstract

Snowden M, Steinman L, Frederick J. Treating depression in older adults: Challenges to implementing the recommendations of an expert panel. Prev Chronic Dis 2008;5(1).

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