2017

Ben-Harush, A., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Doron, I., Alon, S., Leibovitz, A., Golander, H., ... & Ayalon, L. (2017). Ageism among physicians, nurses, and social workers: findings from a qualitative study. European Journal of Ageing14(1), 39-48.‏doi: 10.1007/s10433-016-0389-9

Berenbaum, R., Tziraki, C., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2017). The right to mourn in dementia: To tell or not to tell when someone dies in dementia day care. Death Studies, 1-7‏. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2017.1284953 [Available online ahead of print].

Cohen-Mansfield, J.  (2017) Notes on the Israeli national program for addressing Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia. In M, Schmidhuber, L. Bergemann,& A. Frewer (Eds.) Ethical dimentions of international dementia plans. New strategies for human rights. Verlag Königshausen & Neeumann: Würzburg, Germany.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Golander, H., & Cohen, R. (2017). Rethinking psychosis in dementia: An analysis of antecedents and explanations. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias.‏ doi: 10.1177/1533317517703478 [Available online ahead of print].

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Golander, H., Iecovich, E., & Jensen, B. (2017). Social engagement care for frail older persons: Desire for it and provision by live-in migrant caregivers. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.‏ doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbx052 [Available online ahead of print].

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Hai, T., & Comishen, M. (2017). Group engagement in persons with dementia: the concept and its measurement. Psychiatry Research251, 237-243. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.02.013 [Available online ahead of print].

Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Jensen, B. (2017). Intergenerational programs in schools: Prevalence and perceptions of impact. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 36(3), 254-276.‏ doi:10.1177/0733464815570663

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Ray, C. A., Hai, T., Marcu, C., Callahan, B. L., & Freedman, M. (2017). The ultimate outlier: Transitional care for persons with dementia and BPSD. Current Alzheimer research.‏ doi: 10.2174/1567205014666170515141710. [Available online ahead of print].

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Skornick-Bouchbinder, M., & Brill, S. (2017). Trajectories of end of life: a systematic review. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B (2017). doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbx093

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Skornick-Bouchbinder, M., Cohen, R., & Brill, S. (2017). Treatment and communication– that is what matters: An analysis of complaints regarding end-of-life care. Journal of Palliative Medicine.‏. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0002 [Available online ahead of print].

Leibovich-Nassi, I., Reshef, A., Somech, R & Golander, H. (2017). A survey of hereditary angioedema in Israel. Abstracts from the 10th C1-inhibitor deficiency workshop: Allergy, Astma and Clinical Immunology. 13(2 suppl):p-34. doi: 10.1186/s13223-017-0198-5

Shenkman, G., Ifrah, K., & Shmotkin, D. (2017). The association between negative attitudes toward aging and mental health among middle-aged and older gay and heterosexual men in Israel. Aging and Mental Health. doi:10.1080/13607863.2016.1274374 [available online ahead of print].

Shenkman, G., Shrira, A., Ifrah, K., & Shmotkin, D. (2017). Interpersonal vulnerability among offspring of Holocaust survivors gay men and its association with depressive symptoms and life satisfaction. Psychiatry Research. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2017.10.017 [available online ahead of print]

Shrira, A., Shmotkin, D., Palgi, Y., Hoffman, Y., Bodner, E., Ben-Ezra, M., & Litwin, H. (2017). Older adults exposed to ongoing and intense time-limited missile attacks: Differences in symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 80, 64-78. doi:10.1080/00332747.2016.1178028

 

In Press

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Skornick-Bouchbinder, M., Hoshen, M., & Brill, S. (2017). The relationship between health services standardized costs and mortality is non-linear: results from a large HMO population. Health Policy.‏

Lanctôt, K. L., Amatniek, J., Ancoli-Israel, S., Arnold, S. E., Ballard, C., Cohen-Mansfield, J., ... & Osorio, R. S. (2017). Neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease: New treatment paradigms. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions.‏

Shenkman, G., Ifrah, K., & Shmotkin, D. (in press). Meaning in life among middle-aged and older gay and heterosexual fathers. Journal of Family Issues.

 

Books

Brill, S., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Hazan, H., & Lavi, S. (Eds.) (Forthcoming.). Lamut Beyisrael: Tmunat Matzav (Dying in Israel: Situation Report). Bnei Brak: Hakibbutz Hameuchad publishing group. (Hebrew).

Eyal, N. (2017). El Imi (To My Mother). Bnei Brak: Hakibbutz Hameuchad publishing group. (Hebrew).

Monterescu, D., & Hazan, H. (Forthcoming). Twilight Nationalism: From Identity Politics to Politics of Existence in a Palestinian-Israeli City. Redwood City: Stanford University Press.

 

Research

Research projects: Currently in work or in ongoing preparations for publication

1. Title: Reducing loneliness and social isolation in older persons via a theory-based intervention: A randomized controlled trial.

Principal Investigator: Prof. Jiska Cohen-Mansfield.

Funding: Israel Science Foundation.

2. Title: Aging in the face of a hostile-world scenario: A conceptual and empirical investigation of physical and mental health among older adults experiencing disadvantageous or distressed lives.

Principal Investigator: Prof. Dov Shmotkin.

Co-Investigators: Dr. Kfir Ifrah and Noam Markovitz (Prof. Amit Shrira, Consultant to the project).

Funding: Israel Ministry of Science.

3. Title: Understanding and reconceptualizing psychotic symptoms in dementia.

Principal Investigator: Prof. Jiska Cohen-Mansfield.

Funding: Israel Science Foundation.

4. Title: Beyond chronological age: Subjective age and subjective closeness to death as predictors of functional decline in late life.

Co-Principal Investigators: Prof. Yuval Palgi, Prof. Amit Shrira, Prof. Gitit Kavé, and Prof. Dov Shmotkin.

Funding: Israel Science Foundation.

5. Title: Decreasing loneliness and social isolation in older persons.

Principal Investigator: Prof. Jiska Cohen-Mansfield.

Researchers: Prof. Haim Hazan, Ms. Vera Shalom, Dr. Yaffa Lerman.

Funding: Israel Ministry for Senior Citizens.

6. Title: The relationships among employment conditions, employment duration (turnover), intent to leave, satisfaction and the career-patient relationship among older persons, their foreign caregivers, and family members.

Principal Investigator: Prof. Jiska Cohen-Mansfield.

Researcher: Prof. Hava Golander.

Funding: National Insurance Institute of Israel.

7. Title: The interaction between the employment conditions of foreign caregivers and the caregivers' relationship with the older person.

Principal Investigator: Prof. Jiska Cohen-Mansfield.

Researcher: Prof. Hava Golander.

Funding: Israel Ministry for Senior Citizens.

8. Title: Intergenerational activities in the community.

Principal Investigator: Prof. Jiska Cohen-Mansfield.

Funding: Israel Ministry for Senior Citizens.

9. Title: Hostile-world scenarios and perceptions of evil among Holocaust survivors.

Principal Investigator: Prof. Dov Shmotkin.

Funding: She'erit Hapleta (“The surviving remnants”) Fund.

10. Title: Minerva Foundation, research and dissemination funds.

Principal Investigators: Prof. Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Prof. Haim Hazan, Prof. Shai Lavi, and Dr. Shai Brill.

Funding: Minerva Foundation.

11. Title: Current and cumulative adversity among older adults in Israel.

Principal Investigator: Prof. Dov Shmotkin.

Researchers: Dr. Kfir Ifrah, Noam Markovitz, Dr. Irit Bluvstein, Dr. Rinat Lifshitz.

Funding: none (secondary analyses of the Israeli branch database of the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe).

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