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Hirakawa, Yoshihisa; Uemura, Mayu Yasuda; Chiang, Chifa; Aoyama, Atsuko – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The purpose of this study is twofold: to assess the acceptance and usefulness of Nagoya University Small Private Online Courses, which is an online end-of-life care educational program through popular social media designed to supplement traditional end-of-life care education among healthcare professionals and to get constructive feedback with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Online Courses, Death
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Klimczak-Pawlak, Agata; Kossakowska-Pisarek, Sylwia – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This exploratory, retrospective study, which focuses on the needs, attitudes, and emotions of learners attending English as a foreign language courses at the Open University of the University of Warsaw is part of a larger scale project which aims at answering calls voiced, among others, by Boulton-Lewis (2010) to gather more data from older adults…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Gould, Christine E.; Zapata, Aimee Marie L.; Shinsky, Deanna N.; Goldstein, Mary K. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
DVD-delivered behavioral skills training may help disseminate efficacious treatments to older adults independent of internet access. The present study examined the usability of a portable DVD player alongside iterative revisions of accompanying instructions to be used by older adults in a DVD-delivered behavioral skills treatment study. The sample…
Descriptors: Usability, Older Adults, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis
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Porter, Russell; Berry, Jeremy; Cude, Kellie; Anderson, Stephen; Britt, Sanfrena – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This is the third study of Cognitive Care Education in New York State nursing homes using cross-sectional methods over a 25 year period. The data indicate that the Cognitive Care Education increased at statistically significant levels, albeit by evolutionary means. It is now time for "A Revolutionary Change," for Cognitive Care…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Nursing Homes, Residential Care, Cognitive Ability
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Jansson, Anu H.; Savikko, Niina M.; Pitkälä, Kaisu H. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Background and objectives: Although randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been performed to alleviate loneliness among older people, little is known about how they have been implemented, or whether they are effective in real life. Our RCT-based model, "Circle of Friends" (CoF) proved to be effective in improving the wellbeing, health…
Descriptors: Gerontology, Older Adults, Psychological Patterns, Friendship
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Wang, Renfeng; De Donder, Liesbeth; De Backer, Free; Triquet, Karen; Shihua, Li; Honghui, Pan; Thomas, Valerie; Lombaerts, Koen – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The study aims to investigate the association of learning participation with the quality of life (QoL) in older Chinese adults, verifying how the differing types of learning activity participation may influence their QoL. We conducted two studies to gain a better understanding of learning participation and QoL among adults over 55 years of age. In…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Quality of Life, Older Adults, Asians
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Lineweaver, Tara T.; Roy, Ashley; Horth, Madison – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Past research has investigated the development of stereotypes surrounding race and gender in children; however, there is a lack of literature examining the development of children's stereotypes of older adults. In this study, 163 children from four grades: first (n = 44), fourth (n = 49), fifth (n = 35), and eighth (n = 35) completed a new…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Older Adults, Cognitive Development, Elementary School Students
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Afshar, Pouya Farokhnezhad; Foroughan, Mahshid; Vedadhir, AbouAli; Tabatabaei, Mahmoud Ghazi – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Social well-being and place attachment are two important concepts in health and quality of life of older adults. There are few studies on the relationship between these concepts at the individual level. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the effect of place attachment dimensions on social well-being dimensions in older adults. This study was…
Descriptors: Well Being, Attachment Behavior, Social Influences, Older Adults
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Tam, Maureen; Boulton-Lewis, Gillian; Buys, Laurie; Chui, Ernest – Educational Gerontology, 2017
This article is an overview and summary of the findings from a General Research Fund project funded (2012-2014) by the Research Grants Council of the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong to investigate cross cultural understanding of ageing and learning by seniors in Hong Kong and Australia. Results have been published separately in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Qualitative Research
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Gould, Christine E.; Shah, Shruti; Brunskill, Sarah R.; Brown, Krista; Oliva, Nancy L.; Hosseini, Charissa; Bauer, Elizabeth; Huh, J. W. Terri – Educational Gerontology, 2017
We describe the development of a telephone-based program, Recreation, Education, and Socialization for Older Learning Veterans (RESOLV) that aims to connect Veterans with one another by phone and thereby reduce loneliness. The program was developed through a collaboration between VA and a community-based organization, Episcopal Senior Communities…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Veterans Education, Telephone Instruction, Recreational Activities
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Falcão, Ana; Pereira, Fernando; Pimentel, Helena; Teixeira, Cristina; Rodrigues, Vitor – Educational Gerontology, 2017
In contemporary Western societies, the aging population poses new challenges both to the policies and to the support systems for older persons. In Portugal, where the phenomena have a major impact, a new professional profile, the gerontologist, has emerged. These professionals have an academic background that corresponds to the 1st cycle degree at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gerontology, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Older Adults
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Scerri, Anthony; Scerri, Charles – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Although the impact of Alzheimer's disease training programs directed to informal and formal caregivers has been extensively studied, programs for older adults who do not have the disease are relatively few. Moreover, increased knowledge increases fear of the disease, even though there is little empirical evidence to support this. This study…
Descriptors: Alzheimers Disease, Older Adults, Knowledge Level, Fear
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Choi, Sora; Park, Myonghwa – Educational Gerontology, 2017
People with dementia (PWD) and their family caregivers need an increasing number of diverse health and social services. A multidisciplinary person-centered approach to dementia services is required to meet the complex needs of PWD and their family caregivers. However, educational programs struggle to prepare health and social work students to meet…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Dementia, Research Projects, Experiential Learning
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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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Hart, Ariel R.; Dillard, Rebecca; Perkins, Molly M.; Vaughan, Camille P.; Kinlaw, Kathy; McKay, J. Lucas; Waldrop-Valverde, Drenna; Hagen, Kimberley; Wincek, Ron C.; Hackney, Madeleine E. – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The DREAMS Team research advocacy training program helps clinical faculty and health students introduce basic clinical research concepts to diverse older adults to galvanize their active involvement in the research process. Older adults are frequently underrepresented in clinical research, due to barriers to participation including distrust,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Partnerships in Education, Advocacy, Community Education
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