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Hoogenhout, Esther M.; de Groot, Renate H. M.; Jolles, Jelle – Educational Gerontology, 2011
This paper presents a comprehensive group intervention for older adults with cognitive complaints. It offers psychoeducation about cognitive aging and contextual factors, focuses on skills and compensatory behavior, and incorporates group discussion. The intervention reduced negative emotional reactions towards cognitive functioning in a…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Intervention, Older Adults, Neurological Impairments
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Slegers, Karin; van Boxtel, Martin P. J.; Jolles, Jelle – Educational Gerontology, 2007
According to the skill transfer concept, people may use general technological skills to solve new problems. To test this concept, a technological transfer test was included in a randomized controlled-intervention study aimed at the causal relationship between computer use and autonomy of older adults. Older adults with and without exposure to…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Internet, Computers, Computer Literacy
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Mol, Martine E. M.; de Groot, Renate H. M.; Willems, Dick; Jolles, Jelle – Educational Gerontology, 2006
Public education about memory was evaluated with a controlled intervention trial. Participants in group 1 (n = 273) attended a symposium covering memory-related topics and received a magazine with identical information. Group 2 (n = 141) only received the magazine. Participants were nonprofessionals and professionals aged between 29 and 88.…
Descriptors: Memory, Public Education, Periodicals, Aging (Individuals)