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Calvo, Iñaki; Elorriaga, Jon A.; Arruarte, Ana; Larrañaga, Mikel; Gutiérrez, Julián – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The dramatic eruption of information and communication technology has had a remarkable effect on modern life, including the capacity to help older adults improve their quality of life and remain independent longer. However, while technology use is generally widespread, there is an observable underutilization by older people. There is sound…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Concept Mapping, Computer Uses in Education, Task Analysis
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Mateos, Pedro M.; Valentin, Alberto; González-Tablas, Maria del Mar; Espadas, Verónica; Vera, Juan L.; Jorge, Inmaculada García – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Strategies based memory training programs are widely used to enhance the cognitive abilities of the elderly. Participants in these training programs are usually people whose mental abilities remain intact. Occasionally, people with cognitive impairment also participate. The aim of this study was to test if memory training designed specifically for…
Descriptors: Memory, Mnemonics, Older Adults, Cognitive Ability
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Limiñana-Gras, Rosa M.; Colodro-Conde, Lucía; Cuéllar-Flores, Isabel; Sánchez-López, M. Pilar – Educational Gerontology, 2016
The goal of this study is to investigate the efficacy of psychoeducational interventions geared to reducing psychological distress for caregivers in a sample of 90 family caregivers of elderly dependent (78 women and 12 men). We conducted an analysis of the statistical and clinical significance of the changes observed in psychological health…
Descriptors: Intervention, Psychoeducational Methods, Mental Health, Counseling Techniques
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Ruiz-Adame Reina, Manuel – Educational Gerontology, 2016
There has been an increase in the aging population in developed countries. This has led to a need for trained people in the gerontological field. The most common academic way of specializing in this field in Spain is via a master's program. It is well known that investing in human capital increases knowledge, productivity, and the probability of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Gerontology, Graduate Students, Masters Programs
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Pereiro-Rozas, Arturo X.; Juncos-Rabadán, Onésimo; Facal, David; Pérez-Fernández, Aurora – Educational Gerontology, 2014
This study examines cognitive diversity through performance of four attentional tasks and a vocabulary measure in relation to age and level of education. Tasks were performed by 168 participants (aged between 45 and 91 years) who were grouped according to age and level of education. Multivariate analyses of variance were applied to Z scores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Style, Attention
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Castro, Juan Lirio; González, David Alonso; Aguayo, Immaculada Herranz; Fernández, Enrique Arias – Educational Gerontology, 2014
This article presents an evaluation of an intergenerational education experience at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). For this evaluation, following a review of the literature regarding the state of the issue, we undertake an analysis of benefits and disadvantages from the perspective of the participants. Among the benefits we find…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Foreign Countries, Profiles, Educational Gerontology
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Gonzalez, Antonio; Ramirez, M. Paz; Viadel, Vicente – Educational Gerontology, 2012
Learning and using new technologies by the older people is seen as a demand for their integration in society and as a factor related to active aging. The goal of this article is to understand the attitudes of the elderly towards information and communication technologies in the context of a training course about the utilization of a digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Training, Computer Attitudes, Internet
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Conde, Maria Dapia – Educational Gerontology, 2012
A large percentage of the Galician population is aged and lives in rural environments--parishes, hamlets, and villages. This study employed semistructured interviews and focus groups to obtain a qualitative assessment both of (a) the opinions of the elderly living in rural areas regarding their leisure and recreational habits and the provision…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Older Adults, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Campos, Alfredo; Camino, Estefania; Perez-Fabello, Maria Jose – Educational Gerontology, 2011
The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of word image vividness on the immediate and long-term recall (one-day interval) of words using either the rote repetition learning method or the keyword mnemonics method in a sample of adults aged 55 to 70 years. Subjects learned a list of concrete and abstract words using either rote…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Adult Learning, Mnemonics, Recall (Psychology)
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Castillo, Jose-Luis Alvarez; Camara, Carmen Palmero; Eguizabal, Alfredo Jimenez – Educational Gerontology, 2011
The present paper, drawing from the perspective of social cognition, examines and evaluates an intervention based on social-cognitive perspective-taking on the reduction of stereotyping and prejudice in older adults. Data were collected in a sample of Spanish participants with a mean age of 63.2 years. The intervention, aimed at reducing prejudice…
Descriptors: Intervention, Imagery, Social Cognition, Older Adults
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Cao, Ana Rey; Lacruz, Inmaculada Canales; Pais, Maria Ines Taboas – Educational Gerontology, 2011
This article shows the cognitive and motor-perceptive effects of the application of a cognitive stimulating program through motor function on 234 elderly people. The assessment was carried out prior to and after the program. Significant improvements in the experimental group were observed (p [less than or equal to] 0.05) in six of the eight…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Older Adults, Foreign Countries
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Latorre Postigo, Jose Miguel; Lopez Honrubia, Rigoberto – Educational Gerontology, 2010
As a result of the increase in life expectancy in Western societies, the need for elderly people to live with their families (coresidence) is on the rise. The main objectives of this study were to determine the social perception of the advantages and drawbacks of coresidence with elderly people and establish the differences in this perception…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Grandchildren, Social Cognition, Older Adults