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

Policies and Perspectives on Environment and Aging Diego Sánchez-González, ... The development of environmental gerontology is linked to the undeniable ...

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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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 ...

Author: Hans-Werner Wahl, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117341

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Environmental residential satisfaction . Thus , a consider- gerontology , as well as other areas of psyable amount of consistency in empirical chological ...

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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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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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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Geographical Gerontology

Geographical Gerontology

The elderly in an urban environment: A study of spatial mobility in Swansea. ... Environmental gerontology: Making meaningful places in old age.

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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Aging Society and the Life Course Fourth Edition

Aging  Society  and the Life Course  Fourth Edition

Lawton's (1986) groundbreaking work has given rise to the field of environmental gerontology, which seeks to “understand the behavioral and psychological ...

Author: Leslie A. Morgan, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826119387

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Doody's Score: 91, 4 Stars "[This] book's unfading preoccupation with social context, social processes, and social structures distinguishes itself and greatly contributes to the discourse in gerontology."--The Gerontologist This is a comprehensive textbook for both undergraduate and graduate level courses, detailing the impact of societal forces on the aging process. The book focuses on the diversity of the older population, examining it from micro/macro perspectives in order to understand aging and the life course as social phenomena. This latest edition examines significant changes in the field of social gerontology, such as the paradigms of aging and the life course, the baby boomer cohorts as they approach retirement and later life, the growing interest in global aging, and civic engagement. This text encourages students to examine aging from personal, familial, community, societal and global perspectives, including both the positive and negative realities of aging. Key Features: Provides websites of interest at the end of each chapter Presents provocative essays on love, sex, music, medicine, and crime to further expand on chapter contents Provides review questions and key terms as study guides at the end of each chapter
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Rural Gerontology

Rural Gerontology

Environment and Ageing: Space, Place and Materiality. ... Environmental Gerontology: Making Meaningful Places in Old Age. Cham: Springer.

Author: Mark Skinner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000338362

Category: Science

Page: 366

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This book provides the first foundation of knowledge about the intellectual traditions, contemporary scope and future prospects for the interdisciplinary field of rural gerontology. With a focus on rural regions, small towns and villages, which have the highest rates of population ageing worldwide, Rural Gerontology is aimed at understanding what it means for rural people, communities and institutions to be at the forefront of twenty-first-century demographic change. The book offers important insights from rural ageing studies into today’s most pressing gerontological problems. With chapters from more than 65 established and emerging rural ageing researchers, it is the first synthesis of knowledge about rural gerontology, harnessing a burgeoning interdisciplinary scholarship on the rural dimensions of ageing, old age and older populations. With a view to advancing a critical understanding of rural ageing populations, this book will have an overreaching impact across the social sciences by drawing on advancements in understandings of rural ageing from social, environmental, geographical and critical gerontology to facilitate a comprehensive exploration of the diversity, complexity and implications of the ageing process in rural settings. Bringing together valuable international perspectives, this book makes a timely contribution to gerontology, rural studies and the social sciences, and will appeal to scholars and researchers across USA and Canada, UK and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, China and countries in Africa, South America and South-East Asia.
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Age friendly cities and communities

Age friendly cities and communities

Studies in environmental gerontology have examined the socio-spatial implications of ageing and its complex relationship with the environment at the ...

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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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 29 2009

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Volume 29  2009

In a related vein, notions of environmental gerontology have long highlighted the critical role of both physical and social environments for the maintenance ...

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Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826105122

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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It is increasingly recognized that an individual's experience of old age is fundamentally influenced by their earlier life experiences. This volume of the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics begins with an overview of the theoretical underpinnings of both the Life Span and the Life Course perspectives on health disparities in aging populations, examining them in the context of a changing structure of society. This volume focuses on morbidities in general as well as specific morbidities such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, giving special attention to life-time influences on cognition and functional abilities. Finally, this new volume addresses broader policy issues with relation to Life Span and Life Course perspectives on aging. Key Features: Addresses an important topic of increasing relevance. Addresses the issue of disparities from genes to geography Presents traditional and emerging scientific perspectives
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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

From its inception , environmental gerontology has placed strong emphasis on enhancing the theoretical understanding of person environment relations as ...

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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Ageing in urban neighbourhoods

Ageing in urban neighbourhoods

Few studies in the area of environmental gerontology have sought to develop cross-national perspectives on place and ageing. Given the criticisms in recent ...

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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Habits

Habits

In that case, the environment would be relatively unimportant or peripheral ... In fact, the subfield of environmental gerontology has not flourished in the ...

Author: Fausto Caruana

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108498449

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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This pragmatist interpretation of habits provides a unifying concept for 4E cognitive science, neuroscience, philosophy, and social theory.
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The Evolution of British Gerontology

The Evolution of British Gerontology

The resurgence of interest in environmental issues and in environmental gerontology has also been reflected in presentations by, for example, Sheila Peace ...

Author: Miriam Bernard

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781447343127

Category:

Page: 224

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This book looks critically at how gerontological knowledge in the UK has developed and changed over the last half century, framed by knowledge of the international gerontological literature and research. Rather than concentrating on reviewing and synthesizing the accumulated body of gerontological research, it looks instead at what can be learned from interviews with people who have been active in building the UK's gerontological knowledge base since the establishment of the British Society of Gerontology (BSG) in 1971, supplemented with a detailed examination of the Society's archives (held at the Centre for Policy on Ageing in London).
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Disability and Ageing

Disability and Ageing

Indeed, proponents of environmental gerontology make links to the WHO's ICF (discussed already) (Hallgrimsdottir and Ståhl, 2016; Tesch-Römer and Wahl, ...

Author: Leahy, Ann

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447357179

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Establishing a critical and interdisciplinary dialogue, this text engages with the typically disparate fields of social gerontology and disability studies. It investigates the subjective experiences of two groups rarely considered together in research – people ageing with long-standing disability and people first experiencing disability with ageing. This book challenges assumptions about impairment in later life and the residual nature of the ‘fourth age’. It proposes that the experience of ‘disability’ in older age reaches beyond the bodily context and can involve not only a challenge to a sense of value and meaning in life, but also ongoing efforts in response.
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Encyclopedia of Gerontology

Encyclopedia of Gerontology

Nevertheless , the scope of environmental gerontology is expansive and considers aging processes within environmental contexts across the continuum of wellness , from the highly competent to the very frail . A range of theories has been ...

Author: James E. Birren

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069368853

Category: Medical

Page: 795

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The research literature on aging continues to expand rapidly, reflecting both the rising interest of the scientific community and also the needs of a growing older population. In the year 1900, persons over 65 years of age were the smallest portion of developed societies. Today they are emerging as the largest. With that shift in the greying of the population come changes in behavior, physiology, social infrastructure, etc. The articles in the Encyclopedia touch upon the many and varied aspects of research in gerontology, from the genetics and biology of aging, to issues of daily life: the workplace, family life, retirement, health care, social security and pensions. Aging is a complex process of change involving influences of a biological, behavioral, social, and environmental nature, all of which are explored in the context of this encyclopedia. Readers will find all new articles and wholly new coverage of topics that have seen research advances. Very few articles are unchanged from the First Edition. The rise in aging related research has increased the amount and diversity of research material available, making the need for integration of information important. The Encyclopedia provides a single entry point for a wealth of information, consolidating and summarizing pertinent findings while providing information for additional readings. Organized alphabetically by article title, the Encyclopedia also provides a comprehensive subject index for better reader access to topics that may go by several different naming conventions. Articles are additionally cross-referenced to each other as relevant to better guide readers to additional related information.
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