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Falcão, Ana; Pereira, Fernando; Pimentel, Helena; Teixeira, Cristina; Rodrigues, Vitor – Educational Gerontology, 2017
In contemporary Western societies, the aging population poses new challenges both to the policies and to the support systems for older persons. In Portugal, where the phenomena have a major impact, a new professional profile, the gerontologist, has emerged. These professionals have an academic background that corresponds to the 1st cycle degree at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gerontology, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Older Adults
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Dijkman, Bea; Reehuis, Lidwien; Roodbol, Petrie – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Universities of applied sciences in Europe face the challenge of preparing students in health and social care for working with older people and contributing to the innovations needed in light of the ageing of society, along with changes in the health and social care systems in many countries. Dealing with the special needs of older people and the…
Descriptors: Competence, Older Adults, Higher Education, Aging (Individuals)
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Ferreira, Sónia; Torres, Ana; Mealha, Óscar; Veloso, Ana – Educational Gerontology, 2015
The main aim of this study is to contribute knowledge about the impact of the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the self-concept, mood, and quality of life of institutionalized older adults in retirement homes and day care centers (Portuguese institutions). It also studies the influence of independent variables such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Self Concept, Quality of Life
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Figueiredo, Daniela; Barbosa, Ana; Cruz, Joana; Marques, Alda; Sousa, Liliana – Educational Gerontology, 2013
This pilot-study aimed to assess a psychoeducational program for staff in care homes. The program was designed to increase knowledge regarding dementia care, promote skills to integrate motor and multisensory stimulation in daily care, and develop coping strategies to manage emotional work-related demands. Six staff members received eight…
Descriptors: Dementia, Psychoeducational Methods, Caregivers, Staff Development
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Afonso, Rosa Maria; Bueno, Belen; Loureiro, Manuel Joachim; Pereira, Henrique – Educational Gerontology, 2011
This paper analyzes the impact of a reminiscence program on the psychological well-being and ego integrity of elderly people with depressive symptomatology. Ninety people aged 65 and over participated in a quasi-experimental design with pretest and posttest evaluations. They were assigned to one of three groups: (a) experimental group…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Quasiexperimental Design, Self Concept
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Arun, Ozgur; Cevik, Aylin Cakiroglu – Educational Gerontology, 2011
The aim of this study was to compare and analyze the quality of life of the elderly in three aging countries: Italy, Portugal, and Turkey. This was done by using data provided by the European Quality of Life Survey completed in 2004. By doing so, we could then operationalize the conditions of the elderly in Turkey who have a rapid aging process…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Income, Life Satisfaction, Quality of Life