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Lee, Pai-Lin; Chang, Hui-Hsiang; Huang, Chih Kun; Cheng, Wen-Chen; Lee, Pi-Yu; Chao, Hui-Chen – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Objective: Memory loss affects a large proportion of older adults. Research indicates a positive association between memory training and better memory performance as people age. However, studies on specific memory training using an experimental design are limited. This study explored whether memory training has improved memory performance in a…
Descriptors: Memory, Training, Older Adults, Educational Gerontology
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Castro Rojas, María Dolores; Bygholm, Ann; Hansen, Tia G. B. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This study is part of a design-based research project aimed at designing a learning intervention for enabling Costa Rican older people to use information and communication technologies for cognitive activity and social interaction. Data from relevant literature, a focus group with older adults, and interviews with professionals teaching older…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Learning Processes, Intervention, Stereotypes
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Kao, I-Chan; Chang, Liang-Chih – Educational Gerontology, 2017
We examined whether a 12-week leisure education program could promote leisure autonomy and leisure competence and reduce stress in older adults. Forty subjects were randomly assigned to either an experimental group or a control group. Before the experiment, pretest data were collected using leisure autonomy, leisure competence, and stress scales.…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Leisure Time, Outcomes of Education, Control Groups
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Elpers, Kathy; Amano, Takashi; DeCoster, Vaughn; Johnson, Missy – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) is a significant challenge for staff working in long-term care facilities. This study examines the effectiveness of a psycho-educational training aimed at changing staff's attitudes. The results indicated that participants' attitudes toward dementia were more positive,…
Descriptors: Psychoeducational Methods, Staff Development, Pilot Projects, Dementia
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Pope, Natalie D.; Slovak, Karen L.; Giger, Jarod T. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
The purpose of this article is to report on the implementation and initial evaluation of a 1-day training intervention targeting direct care providers in the Ohio aging services network. A primary objective is to describe the training intervention that consisted of two parts: (a) a gatekeeper training for assessing suicide risk among older adults,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Aging (Individuals)
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Cho, Hyejin; Suh, Wookyung; Lee, Jiyoung; Jang, Younju; Kim, Minjung – Educational Gerontology, 2016
This study investigated a retirement coaching educational program using the mixed method research design. A structured survey was distributed to 48 financial planners who had undergone 50-hour retirement education including retirement coaching. The coaching was conducted in two sessions in 2015. Results revealed that first, the retirement coaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coaching (Performance), Preretirement Education, Mixed Methods Research
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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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Cadet, Tamara J.; Berrett-Abebe, Julie; Burke, Shanna L.; Bakk, Louanne; Kalenderian, Elsbeth; Maramaldi, Peter – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Nursing home residents over the age of 65 years are at high risk for poor oral health and related complications such as pneumonia and adverse diabetes outcomes. A preliminary study found that Massachusetts' nursing homes generally lack the training and resources needed to provide adequate oral health care to residents. In this study, an…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Dental Health, Nursing Homes, Older Adults
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Strom, Robert D.; Strom, Paris S. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
A rationale describes the need for societies with a lengthy lifespan to make education available that can support learning and favorable influence for a rapidly growing grandparent population. International studies drawn from varied disciplines are reviewed that make known the effects of formal education and the effects of social engagement on…
Descriptors: Grandparents, Psychometrics, Retirement, Pretests Posttests
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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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Jones, Cindy; Moyle, Wendy – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Expression of sexuality by older people, particularly those with dementia, can be challenging and confronting for aged-care staff. Education on this topic is often a low priority area for aged-care organizations, and there appears to be limited training programs available. Results from our study highlighted the value of an eLearning education…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Dementia
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Halpin, Sean N. – Educational Gerontology, 2015
Several interventions aimed at increasing positive attitudes towards older adults among health-care professionals have been introduced. These interventions tend to focus on a small subset of clinical employees, ignoring other clinical and nonclinical hospital staff. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a short aging…
Descriptors: Veterans, Older Adults, Medical Services, Academic Achievement
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Chonody, Jill M. – Educational Gerontology, 2015
With the rapid aging of the population, strategies that can be incorporated into the curriculum are needed, including social work and medicine. Over the past 20 years, pedagogical strategies to improve attitudes toward older adults and gerontological practice along with knowledge about aging have been tested. Instructors are seeking methods that…
Descriptors: Gerontology, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Age Discrimination
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Jang, Yuri; Yoon, Hyunwoo; Marti, C. Nathan; Kim, Miyong T. – Educational Gerontology, 2015
Using the translated contents of the National Institute on Aging (NIA)'s Aging IQ, an educational intervention was delivered to older Korean Americans. The educational program was delivered via two different modalities, Internet-based education (n = 12) and in-class education (n = 11), and the overall feasibility and efficacy were evaluated by the…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Intelligence Quotient, Intervention, Korean Americans
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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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