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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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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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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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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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Scott, Theresa L.; Mittelman, Mary S.; Beattie, Elizabeth; Parker, Deborah; Neville, Christine – Educational Gerontology, 2015
The aim of this study was to develop an Internet-based self-directed training program for Australian healthcare workers to facilitate learning and competence in delivery of a proven intervention for caregivers of people with dementia: The New York University Caregiver Intervention (NYUCI). The NYUCI is a nonpharmacological, multicomponent…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Older Adults, Health Personnel, Caregivers
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Jang, Miseon; Lee, Yeunsook – Educational Gerontology, 2015
This study aims to verify the effects of an education program on home renovation for fall prevention among older people, more specifically fall efficacy and home renovation intentions. A quasiexperimental study with nonequivalent control and comparative groups was conducted to demonstrate the effects of the education. A total of 51 older people…
Descriptors: Prevention, Injuries, Interviews, Surveys
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Hantman, Shira; Gimmon, Eli – Educational Gerontology, 2014
The purpose of this article is to describe a project that aims to foster active aging through entrepreneurial activities among older adults. The project establishes the feasibility of implementing an intervention program that assimilates the concept and capabilities of entrepreneurship among older adults and supports them while launching new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Entrepreneurship, Older Adults
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Larsson, Ellinor; Larsson-Lund, Maria; Nilsson, Ingeborg – Educational Gerontology, 2013
The digital gap is a threat to the participation of senior citizens in society, as a large proportion of seniors are not involved in Internet based activities (IBAs). To be able to overcome this disadvantage for seniors, there is a need to both learn more about the conditions that make seniors start performing IBAs and to be able to provide them…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Internet, Older Adults
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van Selm, Martine; Van der Heijden, Beatrice I. J. M. – Educational Gerontology, 2013
The stimulation of lifelong employability of employees is one of today's challenges in all sectors of the Dutch society. In this article, we will outline the historical context of the life-long employability issue in the Netherlands, and provide an overview of current business responses to the issue. We will discuss key obstacles for improving…
Descriptors: National Programs, Intervention, Educational Gerontology, Employment Potential
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Kim, Yujin – Educational Gerontology, 2013
As the prevalence of suicide among the elderly has developed in recent years into one of the more serious social problems in South Korea, preventing these elderly suicides has emerged as a national priority. Korean social workers play a major role in the recent elderly suicide prevention efforts that were implemented starting in 2007. The purpose…
Descriptors: Suicide, Social Work, Older Adults, Foreign Countries
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Mustafa, Nageen; Tsaroucha, Anna; Le Mesurier, Nick; Benbow, Susan Mary; Kingston, Paul – Educational Gerontology, 2013
Educating and training the dementia workforce is a global challenge, given the expected increasing number of people living with dementia across the world as the population ages. Two projects from the UK (one regionally and one locality based) investigated courses available to the workforce and mapped the content of identified courses against a…
Descriptors: Dementia, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Course Content
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