Environmental Gerontology

Environmental Gerontology

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Author: Graham D. Rowles, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826108135

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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Environmental Gerontology

Environmental Gerontology

This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Housing for the Elderly.

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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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 38 2018

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Volume 38  2018

The book examines the origins and growth of Environmental Gerontology, how the personal influences and professional choices of each author is linked to its development, the contextual factors influencing its biographical-intellectual ...

Author: Habib Chaudhury, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826179876

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Through the autobiographical perspectives of 16 preeminent researchers and scholars of Environmental Gerontology, this state-of-the-art Annual Review critically examines the broad range of topics that comprise this interdisciplinary field. The writings of these individuals, who have contributed to and shaped the growth of the field over the past three-plus decades, trace the growth and evolution of Environmental Gerontology and provide understanding of, and insights on, the role of environments for older adults and an aging society at multiple levels. The book examines the origins and growth of Environmental Gerontology, how the personal influences and professional choices of each author is linked to its development, the contextual factors influencing its biographical-intellectual evolution, and its potential implications for an aging society. The Review encompasses research and scholarship in diverse scales/contexts of the physical/built environment; diversity of disciplinary backgrounds represented by related social sciences, health sciences, and environmental design; basic/theoretical and applied/policy-oriented research; and more. Key Features: Promotes a critical understanding of the state of science and art in Environmental Gerontology Examines the origin, evolution, development, and future perspective of the field through the unique autobiographical lens of its worldwide pioneers Represents theoretical/substantive/applied perspectives through the reflections of preeminent scholars Focuses on intellectual development of pioneers in the field
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Environmental Gerontology in Europe and Latin America

Environmental Gerontology in Europe and Latin America

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.

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.
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Environmental Gerontology

Environmental Gerontology

Regrettably, recent theoretical developments have not had the antici- pated effect on empirical research in environmental gerontology and the limited ...

Author: Rick J. Scheidt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317981350

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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Geographical Gerontology

Geographical Gerontology

This book provides the first comprehensive foundation of knowledge about the state of the art of geographical gerontology that will be of interest to scholars of ageing around the world.

Author: Mark W. Skinner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315281193

Category: Science

Page: 332

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Understanding where ageing occurs, how it is experienced by different people in different places, and in what ways it is transforming our communities, economies and societies at all levels has become crucial for the development of informed research, policy and programmes. This book focuses on the interdisciplinary field of study – geographical gerontology – that addresses these issues. With contributions from more than 30 leading geographers and gerontologists, the book examines the scope and depth of geographical perspectives, concepts and approaches applied to the study of ageing, old age and older populations. The book features 25 chapters organized into five parts that cover the field’s theoretical traditions and intellectual evolution; the contributions of key disciplinary perspectives from population geography, social and cultural geography, health geography, urban planning and environmental studies; the scales of inquiry within geographical gerontology from the global to the embodied; the thematic breadth of contemporary issues of interest that define the field (places, spaces and landscapes of ageing); and a discussion about challenges, opportunities and agendas for future developments in geography and gerontology. This book provides the first comprehensive foundation of knowledge about the state of the art of geographical gerontology that will be of interest to scholars of ageing around the world.
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Physical Environments and Aging

Physical Environments and Aging

This book presents their assessment of his contributions to environmental theory, purpose-built housing, community study, long-term care settings, and other related topics.

Author: Paul Windley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135423858

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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A tribute and guide to M. Powell Lawton's groundbreaking work! Dr. M. Powell Lawton, who died in January 2001, was arguably the most significant thinker, researcher, and practitioner in environment-behavior studies within the field of gerontology. The authors of Physical Environments and Aging represent three generations of internationally recognized researchers whose lives and work were greatly influenced by both Lawton the professional and Lawton the man. This book presents their assessment of his contributions to environmental theory, purpose-built housing, community study, long-term care settings, and other related topics. Many of the contributors also share personal anecdotes that illustrate how Lawton's professional visions were shaped by his remarkable intellect and personality. Physical Environments and Aging examines many aspects of environmental gerontology, including: housing policy reform and home modification place therapy philosophic foundations of environment-aging studies the future of theory, practice, and policy in the field the role of neighborhoods More than just an homage, Physical Environments and Aging is also a practical guide to the field, offering you tractable theory, useful methods and measures, and functional research overviews in the realms of everyday experience of older adults.
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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 23 2003

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Volume 23  2003

In this volume, dedicated to M. Powell Lawton, the editors emphasize the need to create new bridges to connect research studies focusing on objective physical environments and other studies mainly addressing subjective person-environment ...

Author: Hans-Werner Wahl, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826197344

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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In this volume, dedicated to M. Powell Lawton, the editors emphasize the need to create new bridges to connect research studies focusing on objective physical environments and other studies mainly addressing subjective person-environment components. Thus the major goal of this volume is to provide and stimulate multi-directional bridge-building from the perspectives of multidisciplinary contributors. Comprehensively addressed subjects include: Aging in Context Across the Adult Life The General Ecological Model Revisited The Fit Between Older People and Their Environments Domestic Arrangements The Impact of Population Migration Interior Environments Residential Satisfaction Technology Based Products
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Aging Independently

Aging Independently

In the next section of this chapter , following a brief historical overview , a profile of environmental gerontology is suggested based on answers regarding ...

Author: Hans-Werner Wahl

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826118542

Category: Medical

Page: 355

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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 23 2003

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Volume 23  2003

it to assay the state of theory development and theory testing in environmental gerontology . This chapter is no exception . At times , the evaluation of ...

Author: Hans-Werner Wahl, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117341

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

This chapter focuses mainly on environmental gerontology as the preferred term in the field (Scheidt and Windley, 2006; Wahl and Gitlin, 2007).

Author: Dale Dannefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446248393

Category: Social Science

Page: 712

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"This SAGE Handbook integrates basic research on social dimensions of aging. It presents programmatic applications of research in areas not often seen in Handbooks including imprisonment, technology and aging, urban society aged, and elderly migration. The authors constitute a Who's Who of international gerontology, and the focus on globalization and aging is unique among Handbooks today. This Handbook should be in the library of every social gerontologist." - Vern L. Bengtson, Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California This volume reflects the emergence of ageing as a global concern, including chapters by international scholars from Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. It provides a comprehensive overview of key trends and issues in the field, drawing upon the full range of social science disciplines. The Handbook is organized into five parts, each exploring different aspects of research into social aspects of ageing: Disciplinary overviews: summaries of findings from key disciplinary areas within social gerontology. Social relationships and social differences: explores area like social inequality, gender, religion, inter-generational ties, social networks, and friendships. Individual characteristics and change in later life: examines different aspects of individual aging, including self and identity, cognitive processes, and bio-social interactions and their impact on physical and psychological aging. Comparative perspectives and cultural innovations: topics include ageing and development, ageing in a global context, migration, and cross-cultural perspectives on grandparenthood. Policy issues: covering policy concerns such aslong-term care, technology and older people, end of life issues, work and retirement, and the politics of old age. This will be essential reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers concerned with the major issues influencing the lives of older people across the globe.
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Housing Choices and Well Being of Older Adults

Housing Choices and Well Being of Older Adults

This book views housing for the elderly as a special case in terms of the person-environment paradigm. It highlights the recurring themes that give housing for the elderly a measure of order and predictability.

Author: Leon A Pastalan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135416782

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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Make housing for the elderly comfortable, efficient, and appropriate to their special needs! Today people are living longer lives than ever before, and elderly people need to live in settings that reflect their individual capabilities. They need safe and appropriate homes, appliances, and furnishings that they will not lose the ability to use and enjoy in the years of decline. Housing Choices and Well-Being of Older Adults: Proper Fit addresses the challenge of matching the attributes of residential settings for older adults with the competence of the people who live in them. This book views housing for the elderly as a special case in terms of the person-environment paradigm. It highlights the recurring themes that give housing for the elderly a measure of order and predictability. Care providers, consultants for retirement communities, researchers in the fields of aging and environment or gerontology, university libraries, and members of housing associations for the elderly will benefit from the timely and vital information in this book. Easy-to-understand charts and tables make the information even more accessible. Housing Choices and Well-Being of Older Adults discusses: the state of theory development in environmental gerontology housing needs of the elderly quality issues in this type of setting design and development issues kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom applications for elderly people in various states of health home safety issues and much more! and the issues surrounding continued aging and its implications for: supportive environmental, health, and psychosocial services the economic and financial concerns of aging adults housing management and community issues Use what you'll find in Housing Choices and Well-being of Older Adults to ensure that the elderly people in your life are comfortable in an environment that is safe and appropriate.
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Ageing in urban neighbourhoods

Ageing in urban neighbourhoods

This book will be relevant to academics, students, architects, city planners and policy makers with an interest in environmental gerontology, social exclusion, urban sustainability and design of the built environment.

Author: Smith, Allison E.

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847422729

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Many western nations have experienced a rise in the number of marginalised and deprived inner-city neighbourhoods. Despite a plethora of research focused on these areas, there remain few studies that have sought to capture the 'optimality' of ageing in place in such places. In particular, little is known about why some older people desire to age in place despite multiple risks in their neighbourhood and why others reject ageing in place. Given the growth in both the ageing of the population and policy interest in the cohesion and sustainability of neighbourhoods there is an urgent need to better understand the experience of ageing in marginalised locations. This book aims to address the shortfall in knowledge regarding older people's attachment to deprived neighbourhoods and in so doing progress what critics have referred to as the languishing state of environmental gerontology. The author examines new cross-national research with older people in deprived urban neighbourhoods and suggests a rethinking and refocusing of the older person's relationship with place. Impact on policy and future research are also discussed. This book will be relevant to academics, students, architects, city planners and policy makers with an interest in environmental gerontology, social exclusion, urban sustainability and design of the built environment.
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Gerontology

Gerontology

The environmental gerontologist tries to create an environment that will stimulate
the senses of older persons , as well as their social lives and psychological states
. There are several ways to achieve this goal . Since vision generally declines ...

Author: Richard C. Crandall

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: CORNELL:31924059834972

Category: Social Science

Page: 618

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Age friendly cities and communities

Age friendly cities and communities

In this book, part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, leading international researchers critically assess the problems and the potential of designing age-friendly environments.

Author: Buffel, Tine

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447331346

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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As the drive towards creating age-friendly cities grows, this important book provides a comprehensive survey of theories and policies aimed at improving the quality of life of older people living in urban areas. In this book, part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, leading international researchers critically assess the problems and the potential of designing age-friendly environments. The book considers the different ways in which cities are responding to population ageing, the different strategies for developing age-friendly communities, and the extent to which older people themselves can be involved in the co-production of age-friendly policies and practices. The book includes a manifesto for the age-friendly movement, focused around tackling social inequality and promoting community empowerment.
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Chinese Migrants Ageing in a Foreign Land

Chinese Migrants Ageing in a Foreign Land

This book advances a new understanding of acculturation processes for older migrants, drawing on empirical data from migrants of Chinese heritage in Australia.

Author: Shuang Liu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429561290

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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This book advances a new understanding of acculturation processes for older migrants, drawing on empirical data from migrants of Chinese heritage in Australia. It challenges the traditional models of acculturation, questions the conventional notion of integration and analyses the fluid nature of cultural identities. Drawing on insights from environmental gerontology, intercultural communication and acculturation theories, it conceptualises ageing in a foreign land as a home-building process, highlighting the collective contributions of individual, community, social, cultural, technological and environmental factors to older migrants’ well-being. A consideration of what it means to age ‘in place’ for those whose home is not necessarily attached to one place and one culture, this volume will appeal to social scientists with interests in ageing, gerontology, migration and diaspora, as well as those working in the fields of aged care policy.
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AgeTech Cognitive Health and Dementia

AgeTech  Cognitive Health  and Dementia

This book explores the ways in which AgeTech can contribute to healthy cognitive aging and support the independence of people with dementia.

Author: Andrew Sixsmith

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781681739021

Category: Computers

Page: 166

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This book explores the ways in which AgeTech can contribute to healthy cognitive aging and support the independence of people with dementia. Technology can play a key role in supporting the health, independence, and well-being of older adults, particularly as a response to rapid worldwide population aging. AgeTech refers to the use of technologies, such as information and communication technologies (ICTs), robotics, mobile technologies, artificial intelligence, ambient systems, and pervasive computing to drive technology-based innovation to benefit older adults. AgeTech has the potential to provide new ways of meeting the growing demands on health and social care services to support people to stay healthy and active. As such, AgeTech represents an increasingly important market sector within world economies. The book also addresses some of the research, innovation, and policy challenges that need to be resolved if technology-based products and services are to fulfill their potential and deliver real-world impacts to improve the lives of older adults and their carers, thus promoting more inclusive communities for the benefit of all.
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Long Term Care in an Aging Society

Long Term Care in an Aging Society

This is a comprehensive graduate textbook focusing on the full spectrum of long-term care settings ranging from family and community-based care through supportive housing options to a variety of institutional long-term care alternatives.

Author: Graham D. Rowles

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826194565

Category: Medical

Page:

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This is a comprehensive graduate textbook focusing on the full spectrum of long-term care settings ranging from family and community-based care through supportive housing options to a variety of institutional long-term care alternatives. Integrating theory and practice, the book features the perspectives of diverse fields regarding current long-term care options and new directions for the future. Prominent scholars from history, environmental design, family caregiving, social service delivery, clinical care, health service delivery, public policy, finance, law, and ethics explore such themes as: Relationships among independence, dependence, and interdependence Ethical considerations woven into the provision of long-term care Decision-making in long-term care Fluidity in long-term care The lived experience of long-term care A micro-macro perspective ranging from the individual to societal institutions The book examines future directions for long-term care, considering such factors as the interface of technology and long-term care, cultural diversity, and relationships between voluntary and paid services. Each chapter includes case examples, study questions, and exercises, additional resources, and website links. An extensive glossary of terms is also provided, as well as instructor’s resources are also available. Key Features: Focuses on the full array of long-term care options Integrates theory and practice Incorporates the perspectives of diverse fields including history, environmental design, family caregiving, social services, public policy, etc. Includes numerous case examples, study questions, exercises, and additional resources Considers new approaches to long-term care, incorporating technology and considering cultural diversity and voluntary vs. paid services About the Authors: Graham D. Rowles, PhD, is Founding Director of the Graduate Center for Gerontology and Chair of the Department of Gerontology, University of Kentucky. He is also Professor of Gerontology with joint appointments in Nursing, Behavioral Science, Geography and Health Behavior. An environmental gerontologist, his research focuses on the lived experience of aging. A central theme of this work is exploration, employing qualitative methodologies of the changing relationship between older adults and their environments with advancing age, and the implications of this relationship for health, wellbeing and environmental design. He has conducted in-depth ethnographic research with elderly populations in urban (inner city), rural (Appalachian), and nursing facility environments. Recent research includes leadership of the Kentucky Elder Readiness Initiative (KERI), a statewide project to explore the implications for communities of the aging of the Baby Boom cohort. His publications include Prisoners of Space? and six co-edited volumes, in addition to more than 60 book chapters and articles. He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Gerontology and Journal of Housing for the Elderly. Dr. Rowles is Past National President of Sigma Phi Omega, Past President of the Southern Gerontological Society, Past President of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and is currently Chair of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Institute on Aging. Pamela B. Teaster, PhD, is Associate Director for Research, Center for Gerontology, and Professor, Department of Human Development, Virginia Tech University. She established the Kentucky Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults and is the first President of the Kentucky Guardianship Association. Dr. Teaster is Secretary General of the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. She served as Director and Chairperson of the Graduate Center for Gerontology/Department of Gerontology as well as the Director of Doctoral Studies and Associate Dean for Research for College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Teaster serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, a recipient of the Rosalie Wolf Award for Research on Elder Abuse, the Outstanding Affiliate Member Award (Kentucky Guardianship Association), and the Distinguished Educator Award (Kentucky Association for Gerontology). She has received funding from The Retirement Research Foundation, Administration on Aging, National Institute on Aging, Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children, National Institute of Justice, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Office of Victims of Crime. She is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, reports, books, and book chapters.
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