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Importance of Activity Engagement and Neighborhood to Cognitive Function Among Older Chinese Americans.
Res Aging. 2020 Aug; 42(7-8):226-235.RA

Abstract

This study investigates the differential associations of activity engagement and perceived neighborhood characteristics (i.e., cohesion, disorder, sense of community) with cognitive measures. Using data of 2,713 Chinese older adults in Chicago, who completed two interviews between 2011 and 2015, we identified three activity domains: reading, social, and games. In general, engagement in more reading and social activities was associated with better baseline cognitive function, but the positive effects tapered off over time in some cases. Neighborhood cohesion had both direct and indirect effects on cognitive function. Engagement in social activities mediated the neighborhood cohesion effects, that is, living in a cohesive neighborhood promoted social activities and consequently benefited cognitive function. Findings speak to the importance of activity engagement and neighborhood cohesion for cognition among the U.S. Chinese older adults. Future research is needed to investigate the longitudinal relationships of activity engagement and environmental factors with cognitive change.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.Department of Sociology, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i.Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32266866

Citation

Tang, Fengyan, et al. "Importance of Activity Engagement and Neighborhood to Cognitive Function Among Older Chinese Americans." Research On Aging, vol. 42, no. 7-8, 2020, pp. 226-235.
Tang F, Zhang W, Chi I, et al. Importance of Activity Engagement and Neighborhood to Cognitive Function Among Older Chinese Americans. Res Aging. 2020;42(7-8):226-235.
Tang, F., Zhang, W., Chi, I., Li, M., & Dong, X. Q. (2020). Importance of Activity Engagement and Neighborhood to Cognitive Function Among Older Chinese Americans. Research On Aging, 42(7-8), 226-235. https://doi.org/10.1177/0164027520917064
Tang F, et al. Importance of Activity Engagement and Neighborhood to Cognitive Function Among Older Chinese Americans. Res Aging. 2020;42(7-8):226-235. PubMed PMID: 32266866.
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