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Gardner, Paula; Alegre, Rio – Educational Gerontology, 2019
In the "Through their Eyes Project" health sciences students are partnered with older adults to explore and assess the age-friendliness of their neighborhood. Using an innovative data collection tool -- 'moving interviews' -- these intergenerational research teams learn about the community and each other by traveling, observing, and…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, Older Adults, Social Attitudes, Intergenerational Programs
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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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Barbabella, F.; Chiatti, C.; Di Rosa, M.; Lamura, G.; Martin-Matthews, A.; Papa, R.; Svensson, T. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Despite the increasing availability of gerontological training programs, knowledge of their contents, characteristics, methods, and outcomes remains limited. However, the transition from multidisciplinarity to interdisciplinary orientations is now fundamental to such training, providing participants from diverse academic orientations and…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Gerontology, Aging (Individuals)
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Lindenbach, Jeannette M.; Jessup-Falcioni, Heather – Educational Gerontology, 2016
This environmental scan aimed to discover research interests and educational needs of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students to inspire research, education, and practice in the development of a center on aging and well-being for older adults. The scan consisted of a search of university faculty and researchers regarding research on aging; a…
Descriptors: Well Being, Aging (Individuals), Educational Needs, College Students
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Silver, Michelle Pannor; Pang, N. Celeste; Williams, Sarah A. – Educational Gerontology, 2015
For individuals with strong work identities, the decision to retire can be particularly challenging. For academic physicians, retirement is an important personal decision that also has far-reaching implications for the healthcare system. This is because academic physicians are responsible for producing the research from which key medical decisions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physicians, Retirement, Research Universities
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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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Nguyen, Satoko; Tirrito, Teresa S.; Barkley, William M. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
In developed countries, healthy retirees can fulfill their life, but may fear growing old. Yet, there is little empirical data on the relationship between this fear and life satisfaction. This cross-sectional, correlational survey study tested whether a new, summated measure of Fears About Growing Old (FAGO)--derived from exemplifications of…
Descriptors: Fear, Predictor Variables, Life Satisfaction, Foreign Countries
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Freeman, Shannon; Heckman, George; Naus, Peter J.; Marston, Hannah R. – Educational Gerontology, 2013
The need to attend to terminally ill persons and provide improved quality of living and dying should be a national priority in Canada. Hospice palliative care (HPC), a person-centered approach that addresses the needs of the whole person, improves the quality of living and dying of persons facing a life-threatening illness. To ensure Canadians are…
Descriptors: Barriers, Civil Rights, Hospices (Terminal Care), Change Strategies
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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)
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Vrkljan, Brenda H. – Educational Gerontology, 2011
Collaboration with a married partner has been suggested as a potential strategy to help acquire and retain new skills in older adulthood. Yet, few studies have evaluated how older married couples work together when problem-solving through cognitive-based tasks. The present study involved a usability analysis of the performance and interaction of…
Descriptors: Satellites (Aerospace), Cooperative Learning, Older Adults, Marriage
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Wood, Eileen; Lanuza, Catherine; Baciu, Iuliana; MacKenzie, Meagan; Nosko, Amanda – Educational Gerontology, 2010
Sixty-four seniors were introduced to computers through a series of five weekly workshops. Participants were given instruction followed by hands-on experience for topics related to social communication, information seeking, games, and word processing and were observed to determine their preferences for instructional support. Observations of…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Workshops, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Farquhar, Lynn – Educational Gerontology, 2010
Seven men and women with an average age of 77 were interviewed regarding the role of wisdom in their experience of attending a Learning in Retirement Institute (LRI) in southern Ontario, Canada. A finding is that for wisdom gains to be an outcome of LRI education, older adult students need outward expression of their acquired learnings. A…
Descriptors: Retirement, Older Adults, Adult Students, Adult Education
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