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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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Robinson-Dooley, Vanessa; Dumont, Kelly; Riapos, Jennifer A. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to discuss how university-community partnerships can be utilized to provide affordable and accessible health care for the elderly at community health clinics. A review of community health clinics, usage data from 2013 to 2014 by a sample of aging individuals will be described along with faculty perspectives about the…
Descriptors: Clinics, Aging (Individuals), Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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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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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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Kurth, Maria L.; Intrieri, Robert C. – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The present study assessed knowledge of aging, ageism, and attitudes toward aging in undergraduate recreation and law enforcement majors. Past research with psychology, social work, and nursing majors showed that greater knowledge of aging was related to fewer ageist attitudes and beliefs. The results showed that law enforcement students possessed…
Descriptors: Law Enforcement, Recreation, Majors (Students), Student Attitudes
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Lee, Pai-Lin; Yang, Yu-Chi; Huang, Chih-Kun; Hsiao, Ching-Hsiang; Liu, Ting-Yang; Wang, Cheng-Yen – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Exercise systematically improves physical and psychological performances on a wide range of measures, but the links between them are rarely examined for the high homogeneous group of institutionalized veterans. This study aims to investigate the exercise intervention effects on both depressive symptoms and body-balance. Samples were divided into…
Descriptors: Exercise, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Psychomotor Skills
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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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Kim, Hyejin; Abell, Neil; Cheatham, Leah; Paek, Insu – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The purpose of this study is to validate a multidimensional measure assessing attitudes toward education for older adults. As the elderly population and the demands of education among older adults have increased, the engagement of social workers in educational settings for older adults has also increased. Therefore, assessing social workers'…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Adult Education, Older Adults, Educational Attitudes
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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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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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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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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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Werner, Perla; Jabel, Hanan Abo; Reuveni, Yehudit; Prilutzki, Daniela – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Research in the area of public stigma and Alzheimer disease (AD) is attracting increased attention in the last years. However, studies are limited to assessing the topic among adult persons. The aims of this study were to assess stigmatic beliefs toward a person with AD in high-school students and to examine whether majority-minority status is…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Alzheimers Disease, Aging (Individuals), High School Students
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Chien, Hung-Ju; Tann, D. B. – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The aim of the Multigenerational Learning Program (MLP) is to increase multigenerational interactions through activities, which will help all learners including middle aged to older adults, university students, and children to improve multigenerational understanding, and increase their positive attitudes toward each other. The MLP activities were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergenerational Programs, Participant Characteristics, Learning Activities
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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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