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Binstock, Robert H. – Gerontologist, 2010
During the 50 years in which "The Gerontologist" has been publishing, the politics of aging in the United States has undergone distinct changes. The political behavior of older individuals has remained largely the same even though different birth cohorts have succeeded each other in populating the ranks of older people. But the politics…
Descriptors: Conflict, Baby Boomers, Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults
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Sikora, Stephanie – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2006
The Optimal Aging Program (OAP) at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine is a longitudinal mentoring program that pairs students with older adults who are considered to be aging "successfully." This credit-bearing elective was initially established in 2001 through a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation, and aims to expand…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Mentors, Older Adults, Medical Schools
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Ballantyne, Peri J.; Mirza, Raza M.; Austin, Zubin; Boon, Heather S.; Fisher, Judith E. – Canadian Journal on Aging, 2011
Because medication prescribing and use have become a normative aspect of health care for older adults, we seek to understand how individuals navigate prescribed-medication use within the context of aging. We reasoned that, for those who are ambulatory, medication use is likely influenced by ethnocultural meanings of health and experiences with…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Health, Drug Therapy, Health Services
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Nimrod, Galit – Gerontologist, 2011
Purpose of the study: Previous research found that "fun on line" is the most dominant content in seniors' online communities. The present study aimed to further explore the "fun culture" in these communities and to discover its unique qualities. Design and Methods: The study applied an online ethnography (netnography) approach, utilizing a full…
Descriptors: Games, Ethnography, Gender Differences, Older Adults
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Commission for International Adult Education, 2012
The Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe. The following purposes summarize the work of the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Religion
Stewart, Lois Elaine – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Advanced practice nurses fill a vital need in the U.S. by increasing access to needed healthcare. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are one type of advanced practice nurse with a long history of safe and effective peri-anesthetic care. Nurse anesthetists have a rich tradition of providing anesthetic care for rural and underserved…
Descriptors: Nursing, Nurses, Anesthesiology, Nursing Education
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Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
In Australia and across the globe music participation by older people active in the community has the potential to enhance quality of life. A recent review of the literature found clear evidence of numerous benefits from participation in active music making that encompass the social, physical and psychological. This article reports on five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Music Activities, Singing
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Plancher, G.; Tirard, A.; Gyselinck, V.; Nicolas, S.; Piolino, P. – Neuropsychologia, 2012
Most neuropsychological assessments of episodic memory bear little similarity to the events that patients actually experience as memories in daily life. The first aim of this study was to use a virtual environment to characterize episodic memory profiles in an ecological fashion, which includes memory for central and perceptual details,…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Alzheimers Disease, Diseases, Identification
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Nicolaisen, Magnhild; Thorsen, Kirsten; Eriksen, Sissel H. – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2012
Using the frameworks of the life course perspective and continuity theory, this study focuses on the association among working people between gender and specific leisure activities, social interests and individuals' preferred retirement age. The study is based on the first wave of the Norwegian Life Course, Aging and Generation (NorLAG) study,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interests, Retirement, Labor Force
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Damron-Rodriguez, JoAnn; Effros, Rita – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2008
The University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) General Education "Clusters" are innovations in student-centered undergraduate education focused on complex phenomena that require an interdisciplinary perspective. UCLA gerontology and geriatric faculty recognized the opportunity to introduce freshmen to the field of aging through this new…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, General Education, Medical Schools, Gerontology
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Brownie, Sonya – Educational Gerontology, 2014
The aims of this study were to describe the characteristics of older Australian university students (aged 60+ years); to identify the factors that motivate late-life, tertiary-level learning; and to capture older students' views about the role of tertiary-level learning in promoting healthy aging. In 2012, an invitation to participate in the study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Student Motivation
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Hayslip, Bert, Jr.; Han, GiBaeg; Anderson, Cristina L. – Educational Gerontology, 2008
This study examined similarities and differences between active caregivers (adult children and spouses whose family member had Alzheimer's disease) and not-as-yet caregiving adults (adult children and spouses whose family members are older, but do not as yet suffer from Alzheimer's disease). The objective was to determine what factors predict…
Descriptors: Spouses, Alzheimers Disease, Caregivers, Social Networks
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Escolar Chua, Rowena L.; de Guzman, Allan B. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
With the growing number of older adults becoming a global concern, many countries have focused on education as a means of promoting successful aging. Although third age learning is gaining substantial ground in other countries, it is not well-established in the Philippines. The overall intent of this experimental study was to assess the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Population Trends, Older Adults
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Lin, Jin-Ding; Lin, Lan-Ping; Sung, Chang-Lin; Wu, Jia-Ling – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2011
Dependency ratios are useful as general indicators of future economic and social health. The present paper focuses on the description of dependency ratios and over time change in different kind of disability which include autism, intellectual disability, vision, hearing, and limb impairments. We analyzed data mainly from the public web-access…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Older Adults, Trend Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Fristrup, Tine; Grut, Sara – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
In this article, we develop a framework that demonstrates how older adults need to develop diverse capabilities in relation to their educational life course through engagements in Nordic museums, archives and street art activities. We discuss how European museums have taken up UNESCO's approach to lifelong learning as a way to conceptualise…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Museums, Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals)
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