Aging, disablement, and dying: Using time-as-process and time-as-resources metrics to chart late-life change

Nilam Ram, Denis Gerstorf, Elizabeth Fauth, Steven Zarit, Bo Malmberg

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Abstract

Time is a vehicle that can be used to represent aging-related processes and to index the amount of aging-related resources or burdens individuals have accumulated. Using data on cognitive (memory) performance from two Swedish studies of the elderly (OCTO and OCTO-TWIN), the authors illustrate how time-as-process and time-as-resources/burdens time metrics can be articulated and incorporated within a growth-curve modeling framework. Results highlight the possibilities for representing the contributions of primary, secondary, and tertiary aspects of aging to late-life changes in cognitive and other domains of functioning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-44
Number of pages18
JournalResearch in Human Development
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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