Growing old in aging communities
- Population based study of social and productive activities as predictors of survival... Glass, Thomas A.; de Leon, Carlos Mendes // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);08/21/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7208, p478
Presents information on a study which examined the importance of social engagement and productive activity as essential features of successful ageing. Methodology; Findings of the clinical trials; Discussion on the results.
- Savoir vivre in old age. Bates, Paul B.; Baltes, Margaret M. // National Forum;Spring98, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p13
Discusses various means of maintaining a high quality of life in old age. Analysis of the gap between biological survival and psychological vitality; Positive aspects of old age; Evidence of age-associated advance in psychological functioning; Definition of wisdom; Negative aspects of old age;...
- Environment and aging. Haldemann, Verena; Wister, Andrew // Journal of Canadian Studies;Spring93, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p30
Presents an overview of research on environment and aging in Canada during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. Perspectives on environment and aging; Institutionalization and purpose-built housing; Housing alternatives and maximization of choice; Aging in place; Developing perspectives; Meaning...
- Ageing with attitude. van der Gaag, Nikki // New Internationalist;Feb95, Issue 264, p7
Features the problems of aging and the aged in society. Growth in numbers of the aged; Need for government policy on aged; Approaches to public policy on the aged; Value of the aged to society; 1999 as the International Year of Aging; Need for the aged to assert their dignity as human beings.
- Caring for My Self to the End: A Sacred Enterprise. Rosenthal, Carolyn // Generations;Winter99/2000, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p25
Examines how a 76-year old aged person managed to be responsible for himself. Philosophy of caring; Chronology of significant events to an aged person; Attitude of an aged person.
- ABSTRACTS. // Gerontologist;Oct2000 Special Issue, Vol. 40, p261
Presents a summary of a symposium about older people in four nations who experience three resource deficits being single, financial strain and illness.
- Our Way--But for How Much Longer? Hoffman, Kathleen // Newsweek;8/6/2001, Vol. 138 Issue 6, p13
Discusses the prospect of growing old, and lifestyle changes which must be made by the elderly. Topic of the life of an older couple on a small farm; View that it will be difficult to surrender their land and their relationship with the land; Question of how long a couple may live the life they...
- 'OLD' VERSUS 'LITTLE GIRL'. Nikander, Pirjo // Journal of Aging Studies;Dec2000, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p335
ABSTRACT: This article examines cultural age categorizations and age descriptions as they are put to use and drawn upon in talk. Based on an extensive corpus of interviews with men and women close to their 50th birthday, the author presents and discusses a close analysis of an interview account...
- Quality of Life of Elderly Outpatients Served by Traditional Oriental Medicine. Figueira, Helena A.; Figueira, Olivia A.; Figueira, Alan A.; Figueira, Joana A.; Varejâo, Ronaldo; Giani, Tania S.; Dantas, Estélio H. M. // Indian Journal of Gerontology;2010, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p150
The article reports on research findings on the quality of life (QOL) of the elderly outpatients who were served by traditional oriental medicine (TOM). It mentions that it is possible to develop strategies on their aging process, as greater effort is committed to understanding science into...