Environmental Gerontology

Environmental Gerontology

Rick J. Scheidt, Benyamin Schwarz. Environmental Gerontology: What Now?
BENYAMIN SCHWARZ Department of Architectural Studies, UniversityofMissouri
, Columbia, Missouri, USA During thepasttwo decades, environmental
gerontology ...

Author: Rick J. Scheidt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317981343

Category: Medical

Page: 338

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Environmental gerontology – the research on aging and environment – evolved during the late 1960s, when the domain became a relevant topic due to societal concerns with the problems of housing for elderly people. The field proliferated during the 1970s and 1980s, and remains viable and active today on an international scale. However, in recent times, the viability of the field and its future has been brought into question. In this volume, international experts across diverse areas reflect on the current progress of their respective disciplines, illustrating research-grounded benefits emerging from their work, and suggesting new agenda that can guide progress in the future. The contributors address a wide range of issues, including: evaluation of existing paradigms and new theories that might advance both research and training; issues and applications in methods, measures, and empirically-generated research agenda; innovative approaches to environmental transformations in home, community, and long-term care settings; and understudied populations and issues in environmental gerontology. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Housing for the Elderly.
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Environmental Gerontology

Environmental Gerontology

To what extent does environmental change (either in situ change resulting from
the transformation of a neighborhood or a ... DEVELOPMENTS IN
ENVIRONMENTAL GERONTOLOGY The roots of environmental gerontology are
both ...

Author: Graham D. Rowles, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826108135

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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Environmental Gerontology in Europe and Latin America

Environmental Gerontology in Europe and Latin America

This important premise was the origin of this work, which aims to reflect on the
key environmental implications of ageing populations in Mediterranean Europe
and Latin America from the viewpoint of environmental gerontology. Furthermore
 ...

Author: Diego Sánchez-González

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319214191

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 306

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This book looks at the relationships between the physical-social environment and the elderly in Europe and Latin America, from the Environmental Gerontology perspective and through geographical and psychosocial approaches. It addresses the main environmental issues of population ageing, based on an understanding of the complex relationships, adjustments and adaptations between different environments (home, residence, public spaces, landscapes, neighbourhoods, urban and rural environment) and the quality of life of the ageing population, associated with residential strategies and other aspects related to health and dependency. The different levels of socio-spatial analysis are also explored: macro (urban and rural environments, regions and landscapes), meso (neighbourhood, public space) and micro (personal, home and institution). New theoretical and methodological approaches are proposed to analyse the attributes and functions of the physical-social environment of the elderly, as well as new ways of living the ageing process. All will have to respond to the challenges of urbanisation, globalisation and climate change in the 21st century. Also, the different experiences and challenges of public planning and management professionals involved with the growing ageing population are presented, and will require greater association and collaboration with the academic and scientific fields of Environmental Gerontology.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 23 2003

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Volume 23  2003

CHAPTER 13 Environmental Gerontology Research and Practice : The
Challenge of Application PAUL G. WINDLEY DEPARTMENT OF
ARCHITECTURE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO GERALD D. WEISMAN SCHOOL OF
ARCHITECTURE AND ...

Author: Hans-Werner Wahl, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117341

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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The Many Faces of Health Competence and Well Being in Old Age

The Many Faces of Health  Competence and Well Being in Old Age

HANS - WERNER WAHL INTRODUCTION : THE PERSON - ENVIRONMENT
PERSPECTIVE IN AGEING RESEARCH The person - environment perspective
in ageing research , frequently coined environmental gerontology , draws upon
the ...

Author: Hans-Werner Wahl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402041373

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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Hans-Werner Wahl, Hermann Brenner, Heidrun Mollenkopf, Dietrich Rothenbacher and Christoph Rott Ageing research has been identi'ed as a prototypical ?eld of inquiry deserving the full exploitation of single discipline approaches and interdisciplinary synergies amongst these single perspectives. Although this is a generally accepted insight, there still is a strong need to provide models of how this global and most fundamental challenge can be dealt with. It seems in any case necessary to narrow down the wide scope of ageing research issues to sets of key constructs most promising in terms of interdisciplinary cross-fertilisation. Againstthis,themajoraimofthebookistoprovideacomprehensive treatment of one well-selected set of key issues of recent ageing research, i. e. health, competence and well-being. In addition, the book's ambition is to identify priorities for future ageing research and to further new avenues for interdisciplinary approaches and social policy applications. The substance of the book is based on an international conference which took place on June 18 and 19, 2004 in Heidelberg, Germany. Framed within the array of health, competence and well-being perspectives in ageing research, the idea of the conf- ence was to provide an integrated presentation of ?ndings generated in the German Centre for Research on Ageing at the University of Heidelberg (Deutsches Zentrum f ̈ ur Alternsforschung, DZFA). The centre's three departments, i. e.
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Encyclopedia of Gerontology

Encyclopedia of Gerontology

Theories considering the objective dimension of person - environment relations
have primarily focused on level and type of ... Mission and Ambition of
Environmental Gerontology Environmental gerontology strives to understand the
role of the ...

Author: James E. Birren

Publisher:

ISBN: 0123706459

Category: Geriatrics

Page: 777

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A comprehensive source that offers a multidisciplinary overview of all aspects of aging.
Categories: Geriatrics

Aging Independently

Aging Independently

Hans - Werner Wahl The purpose of this chapter is to convey the general
message that a person's living arrangement is an important and critical facet of
aging in the community as well as of gerontology , particularly environmental
gerontology ...

Author: Hans-Werner Wahl

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826118542

Category: Medical

Page: 355

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Ageing in Urban Neighbourhoods

Ageing in Urban Neighbourhoods

TWO Environmental gerontology [ T ] he right to a decent environment is an
inalienable right and requires no empirical justification . ( Lawton , 1980 , p 160 )
Introduction Society has reached a historical period in the demographic profile of
the ...

Author: Allison E. Smith

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847422705

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 242

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This title draws attention to the impact of urban deprivation on older people's lives.
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Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

individuals , from different groups of frail environment , the appearance of a novel
elderly to " normal " or " successfully ' ' array of stimuli and their ... the usual in the
psychological gerontology may be fruitful for environmental gerontology .

Author: James E. Birren

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0121012638

Category: Medical

Page: 677

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The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging has become the definitive reference source for information on the psychology of adult development and aging. The Fifth Edition provides comprehensive reviews of research on biological and social influences on behavior and age-related changes in psychological function. In addition to covering environmental influences on behavior and aging and gender differences in aging, new chapters in the Fifth Edition discuss wisdom, creativity, and technological change and the older worker. This handbook is an essential reference for researchers in adult development and gerontology and suitable as an advanced textbook for courses on the psychology of aging.
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On the Special Needs of Blind and Low Vision Seniors

On the Special Needs of Blind and Low Vision Seniors

Conceptually , our study draws upon two psychological perspectives , namely
environmental gerontology and research on psychological resilience . From the
perspective of environmental gerontology , a significant loss of vision should lead
to ...

Author: Hans-Werner Wahl

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 158603152X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 351

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Main headings: I. Basic positions. - II. Epidemiology and medical-ophthalmological research. - III. Psychosocial issues and daily living skills in different settings: empirical and conceptual contributions. - IV. Intervention and rehabilitation: empirical and conceptual contributions. - V. Educational issues: programs, media, self-help and new technologies. - VI. Learning from each other in an international perspective. - VII. Look into the future.
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Architecture and the Future

Architecture and the Future

The study of environmental gerontology , while focusing on the physical
components of settings ( like housing , institutions , or the physical components of
relocation and way - finding ) , can maintain the holistic nature of the total
ensemble and ...

Author: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Annual Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89031164759

Category: Architecture

Page: 298

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Environment And Identity In Later Life

Environment And Identity In Later Life

This book is about placing the self in later life and the interaction between
environment and identity. ... introducing these concepts and reviewing some of
the main theoretical and methodo— logical developments in environmental
gerontology.

Author: Peace, Sheila

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335215119

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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This book examines the experience of men and women of different ages and cultures living in a range of different kinds of places, including ‘ordinary’ and ‘special’ housing - from a high-rise flat to a residential care home - in semi-rural, urban and metropolitan locations within the Midlands and south-east England.
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Proceedings of the ACSA Annual Meeting

Proceedings of the ACSA Annual Meeting

... fields as Environmental Psychology , Cultural Anthropology , Urban Geography
, Environmental Gerontology are essential in ... fields covering the political
environment in the development of urban neighborhoods are particularly
pertinent .

Author: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031208229

Category: Architecture

Page:

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Universal Design as a Rehabilitation Strategy

Universal Design as a Rehabilitation Strategy

The importance of including the home environment in assessment of frail older
people. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 47, 111. Salmen, J. P. S. (
2001). U.S. accessibility codes and standards: Challenges for universal design.

Author: Jon A. Sanford, M.Arch

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826125538

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A unique resource for rehabilitation engineers, design and building professionals, rehabilitation counselors, gerontologists, psychologists, and other health and mental health professionals, this volume covers the significance and impact of universal design as a change agent for social and health movements. With a focus that is both practical and visionary, it emphasizes how the use of universal design can promote increased performance and participation for the aging population and people with disabilities, while mitigating the stigma and segregation that often characterize traditional rehabilitation design strategies. Written by one of the few architecturally trained researchers engaged in environmental issues related to accessibility and design for aging, the book stresses that universal design is not solely for people with disabilities, but is about usability and inclusion for people of all levels of ability. It examines key social ecological models in rehabilitation for aging and disability, and sheds new light on health and disability at both the individual and population level. Particular attention is paid to the medical, functional, and environmental implications of disability, health care and disability systems, and the psychosocial and cultural issues pertinent to rehabilitation counseling. Key Features: Examines the medical, functional, and environmental implications of disability Addresses health care and disability systems Discusses psychosocial and cultural issues pertinent to rehabilitation counseling Rooted in the concepts of social equity and inclusivity through participation of older adults and disabled individuals in community and societal roles Provides a visionary yet practical paradigm that transcends traditional design problem-solving
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Quality of Life in Old Age

Quality of Life in Old Age

In addition to the social environment, the maintenance and improvement of
autonomy and well-being of ageing ... of QoL, in this chapter, we will concentrate
– in line with what frequently has been coined environmental gerontology (
Lawton, ...

Author: Heidrun Mollenkopf

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402056826

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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This volume brings together leading researchers on quality of life in old age to focus on one of the most important issues in both gerontology and quality of life studies. There are very few texts available on this topic and none of an international and multi-disciplinary nature. For these reasons and the high quality of the authors we have assembled, this will be a seminal text for both gerontology and quality of life researchers.
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The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

'Environmental Gerontology'. In J. E. Birren (ed.), Encyclopedia of Gerontology:
Age, Aging, and the Aged (2nd edn, pp. ... 'The Home Environment and
Disabilityrelated Outcomes in Aging Individuals: What Is the Empirical Evidence?

Author: Nancy A. Pachana

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191029103

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

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Throughout the world, the population of older adults continues to grow. The rise in geriatric populations has seen an increase in research on clinical diagnostic, assessment, and treatment issues aimed at this population. Clinical geropsychologists have increased their interest both in providing mental health services as well as developing approaches to improve quality of life for all older adults. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology is a landmark publication in this field, providing broad and authoritative coverage of the research and practice issues in clinical geropsychology today, as well as innovations expanding the field's horizons. Comprising chapters from the foremost scholars in clinical geropsychology from around the world, the handbook captures the global proliferation of activity in this field. In addition to core sections on topics such as sources of psychological distress, assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, the handbook includes valuable chapters devoted to methodological issues such as longitudinal studies and meta-analyses in the field, as well as new and emerging issues such as technological innovations and social media use in older populations. Each chapter offers a review of the most pertinent international literature, outlining current issues as well as important cultural implications and key practice issues where relevant, and identifying possibilities for future research and policy applications. The book is essential to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators, and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults. In addition, health professionals - including psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, and trainee geriatric mental heatlh workers - will find this a invaluable resource. Older adults comprise a growing percentage of the population worldwide. Clinical psychologists with an interest in older populations have increased the amount of research and applied knowledge about effectively improving mental health later in life, and this book captures that information on an international level. The book addresses how to diagnose, assess and treat mental illness in older persons, as well as ways to improve quality of life in all older persons. It has a great breadth of coverage of the area, including chapters spanning how research is conducted to how new technologies such as virtual reality and social media are used with older people to improve mental health. The book would appeal to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults. It would also appeal to other health professionals, including psychiatrists, social workers, and mental health nurses who work with older people. It is a valuable resource for trainee geriatric mental health workers because it highlights key readings and important practice implications in the field.
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Environment and Behavior Studies

Environment and Behavior Studies

In D. Stokols & I. Altman (Eds.), Handbook of environmental psychology (Vol. 1,
pp. 7–40). ... Human behavior and environment. New York: Plenum Press. ... The
elderly in context: Perspectives from environmental psychology and gerontology.

Author: Irwin Altman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468479447

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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This eleventh volume in the series departs from the pattern of earlier volumes. Some of those volumes addressed research, design, and policy topics in terms of environmental settings, for example, homes, communities, neighborhoods, and public places. Others focused on environmental users, for example, chil dren and the elderly. The present volume examines the field of environment and behavior studies itself in the form of intellectual histories of some of its most productive and still visible senior participants. In so doing we hope to provide readers with a grand sweep of the field-its research and design content, methodology, institutions, and past and future trajectories-through the experiences and intellectual histories of its participants. Why intellectual histories? Several factors led to the decision to launch this project. For one, 1989 was an anniversary and commemorative year for the Environmental Design Research Association, perhaps the major and most long-standing interdisciplinary organization of environment and behavior re searchers and practitioners. Established in 1969, this organization has been the vehicle for generations of researchers and practitioners from many disciplines to come together annually to exchange ideas, present papers, and develop professional and personal relationships. It held its first and twentieth meetings in North Carolina, with the twentieth conference substantially devoted to dis cussions of the past, present, and future of the field-a taking stock, so to speak. Thus it seemed appropriate to launch a volume on intellectual histories at this significant juncture in the life of the field.
Categories: Psychology

EDRA Proceedings of the Annual Environmental Design Research Association Conference

EDRA  Proceedings of the Annual Environmental Design Research Association Conference

Environmental Design Research Association. Thematic Abstracts Environment -
Gerontology Thematic Abstracts Environment - Gerontology. & Gauvain , ( 1981 )
; Depres , ( 1991 ) ; ( Regnier , ( 1994 ) ; Churchman , ( 1991 ) ; Cohen , ( 1991 ) ...

Author: Environmental Design Research Association

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065061221

Category: Architecture

Page:

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Gerontology

Gerontology

LIVER DETOXIFICATION: PROTOCOLS 1. The first step in liver detoxification
approach is to remove dietary, environmental and lifestyle stressors (as much as
possible; by stressors we mean alcohol, coffee, smoking, environmental toxins,
etc.); ...

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Publisher: Natural Medicine Books

ISBN: 9780978494759

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Fostering Social Work Gerontology Competence

Fostering Social Work Gerontology Competence

A Collection of Papers from the First National Gerontological Social Work
Conference Catherine J. Tompkins, Anita L. rosen. Environmental Issues
Affecting Elder Abuse Victims in Their Reception of Community Based Services
Nancy N.

Author: Catherine J. Tompkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317824756

Category: Social Science

Page: 526

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Inspire the next generation of gerontological social workers The growing number of people over the age of 65 in the United States has increased the demand for social workers who are trained to work with the elderly—a demand that’s in danger of not being met. Fostering Social Work Gerontology Competence presents innovative techniques and strategies to help educators infuse aging content into their graduate and undergraduate curriculums in an effort to produce a new generation of social work practitioners who are up to the task of working with an older population. Recent surveys show that there has been a decline in the number of aging specialties and courses offered by schools of social work. Fostering Social Work Gerontology Competence offers a renewed focus on the promotion of gerontological social work education, presenting papers that grew out of the first National Gerontological Social Work Conference (NGSWC), held in 2003. This unique book is invaluable to anyone who educates future social workers, leads staff training sessions, and/or teaches continuing education courses on aging. Leading gerontologists examine teaching research, community collaboration, and social work competencies, while focusing on special populations and issues including end-of-life care, elder abuse, grief counseling, cultural diversity, cultural competence, and the effects of spirituality and social support on the well being of the elderly. Fostering Social Work Gerontology Competence examines: curricular and organizational change developing intergenerational projects involving older persons in the educational process uniting field practice with theory strategies to promote student interest identifying geriatric competencies intergenerational service learning developing an aging prepared community emerging trends in aging and health care end-of-life care and death education environmental issues affecting elder abuse victims mental health services for older persons in rural communities kinship care and much more Fostering Social Work Gerontology Competence is a vital resource for social work educators and practitioners, gerontology educators and practitioners, and students.
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