Author Archives: Jolanda Lindenberg

About Jolanda Lindenberg

Jolanda Lindenberg is senior researcher at the Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing, a knowledge centre on ageing and vitality. She has been conducting fieldwork in a residential care facility and the surrounding neighborhood in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, since 2011. Her main interest lies in age identification and she enjoys researching this from a linguistic anthropological perspective. Besides her fieldwork, she is involved in various multidisciplinary projects ranging from life satisfaction research to image of older persons. She has co-developed an assessment of wellbeing: 'The Life and Vitality Assesment'. She is currently coordinator of the 'Wellbeing of Seniors' course, developed with support from the European EIT Health Knowledge and Innovation Community.

New Publications Spotlight: Translating anthropology to medical practice

For a list of all new publications from the first quarter of 2017, click here

At the closure of this new quarter we have tried to trace the articles published by members and non-members again. The sheer number of articles identified alone already testify to the relevance of our topic of interest. In this post about the last quarter, I again highlight two articles that discuss related topics. The first is an article published by, among others, fellow AAGE member Lynette Leidy Seivert about the experience of hot flashes among Mayan and non-Mayan women in Campeche state, Mexico (Huicochea-Gómez et al. 2017). The second concerns an article published by Kaitrin M. Jacklin and co-authors (Jacklin et al. 2016) about the experiences of indigenous people with Diabetes type II with Canadian health care. Continue reading

Recent publications in review

In the last quarter of 2016, we have identified about 60 articles published at the crossroads of anthropology and gerontology. AAGE members published no less than a quarter of those articles, attesting to the prolific activity in this group. This periodical update of recent publications will be a regular feature of AAGE, and each update will be supplemented by a brief commentary that elaborates on a couple of the member contributions.

While all of these contributions deserve a read for those of us interested in the state of the field, for this post I want to highlight just two articles, both of which discuss the role of social engagement and how it relates to successful aging.

linguistic strategies in intergenerational communication can enhance well-being

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