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Helmes, Edward; Van Gerven, Pascal W. M. – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The construct of cognitive reserve has primarily been defined in terms of a single proxy measure, education. There may, however, be alternative, potentially additive, proxy measures of cognitive reserve, such as rural or urban residence. Using a large sample of 10,263 older Canadians, ranging in age between 64 and 99 years (mean age = 75.7 years,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Urban Areas, Older Adults
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Kosteniuk, Julie G.; Morgan, Debra G.; O'Connell, Megan E.; Dal Bello-Haas, Vanina; Stewart, Norma J. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Home care staff who provide housekeeping and personal care to individuals with dementia generally have lower levels of dementia care training compared with other health care providers. The study's purposes were to determine whether the professional role of home care staff in a predominantly rural region was associated with preferences for delivery…
Descriptors: Dementia, Older Adults, Rural Areas, Delivery Systems
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Morgan, Debra G.; Kosteniuk, Julie G.; O'Connell, Megan E.; Dal Bello-Haas, Vanina; Stewart, Norma J.; Karunanayake, Chandima – Educational Gerontology, 2016
An understanding of the specific dementia learning needs of home care staff is needed to plan relevant continuing education (CE) programs and supports. The study's objective was to examine frequency and perceived competence in performing 20 dementia-related work activities, and identify CE priorities among home care staff. A cross-sectional survey…
Descriptors: Nurses, Home Health Aides, Dementia, Health Services
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Bryanton, Olive; Weeks, Lori E. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
It is clear that while transition from being a driver to being a non-driver is an important, and often negative, event in the life of older adults, there is little support available to help older adults through this transition. This study focuses on increasing our understanding of issues about driving cessation and to inform the development of…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Education, Motor Vehicles, Certification
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Pianosi, Birgit; Payne, Holly – Educational Gerontology, 2014
Globally, the need for development of a competent workforce to serve the burgeoning older population is well documented. Persons with degrees in gerontology are prepared to fill positions in this labor market, yet they are not in demand. This research explores the path of professionalization of gerontologists in Canada as a means of increasing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Gerontology, Professional Development, Online Surveys
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Narushima, Miya; Liu, Jian; Diestelkamp, Naomi – Educational Gerontology, 2013
The demographic shift towards an older population combined with the increasing demand for self-reliance and community-based care for the elderly calls for a thorough examination of continuing education programs in local communities as a viable means of promoting successful and active aging. This study examined patterns of older adults' motivations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Continuing Education, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)