Citations with the tag: GEROPSYCHOLOGY
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- Maintaining independence.
// Aging; 1985, Issue 354, p14
The role of community support groups. The healthy elderly will probably be the largest and fastest growing source of volunteers in the future. INSET: References on studies of the elderly..
- Subjective components of aging well.
George, Linda K.; Clipp, Elizabeth C. // Generations; Winter91, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p57
Focuses on subjective well-being among the aged. Argument that subjective well-being is distinct from the objective conditions of life; Suggestion that intrapsychic phenomena be considered important aspects of aging well; Knowledge base of self in later life.
- Psychological aspects of staying at home.
Fogel, Barry S. // Generations; Spring92, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p15
Examines the psychological aspects for elders remaining at home. Economic assets and emotional attachments; Individual differences; Psychological benefits; Benefits of the home; Differences in the meaning of home; Home maintenance as a burden; The role of personality; Institutions as homes;...
- A slow dying.
Bressoud Jr., Marius L. // Second Opinion; Jul95, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p43
Focuses on the loneliness that comes with old age. Finding answers to life's common questions; Realization of the inevitability of death; Life in a home for the aged.
- Mental disorders epidemic among elders.
Bressoud Jr., Marius L. // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Letter; 2/27/95, Vol. 7 Issue 4, following p10
Focuses on psychiatric disorder in the elderly. Acceptance of disorder as part of ageing; Result of study in Sweden; Use of medication.
- The association between mental, social and physical activity and cognitive performance in young...
Christensen, H.; Mackinnon, A. // Age & Ageing; May93, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p175
Examines the influence of mental, social and physical activity on fluid, crystallized and memory tasks of young and elderly patients. Multiple regression; Higher effect of physical activity on fluid test performance in elderly patients; Factor of education in fluid and crystallized task...
- Factors associated with the wish to die in elderly people.
Jorm, A.F.; Henderson, A.S. // Age & Ageing; Sep95, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p389
Determines the prevalence of the wish to die in elderly people in Australia and the factors associated with it. Classes of possible risk factors; Effects of depression on the wish to die; Treatment of the factors associated with the wish die.
- The relationship between the Mini-Mental State Examination and cognitive functioning in normal...
Hill, Robert D.; Backman, Lars // Age & Ageing; Sep95, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p440
Examines the relationship between the Mini-Mental State Examination and selected cognitive performance indices in non-demented old age people. Use of the memory factor score; Prediction of two visuospatial measure; Range of cognitive abilities; Control measures for age and education.
- Extrapyramidal signs amongst cognitively intact elderly people.
Hill, Robert D.; Backman, Lars // Age & Ageing; Jan97 Supplement, Vol. 26, p15
Presents an abstract of the study `Extrapyramidal signs amongst cognitively intact elderly people,' by R.J. Prettyman, presented during the communications to the autumn meeting of the British Geriatrics Society on October 3-4, 1996 in London, England.
- Anxiety, anger, and depression in elderly women.
Bleiker, Eveline M.A.; van der Ploeg, Henk M. // Psychological Reports; Apr93, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p567
Investigates the relationship of age with anxiety, anger and depression among elderly women. Review of related literature; Self-assessment Questionnaire-Nijmegen; Trait-anxiety Inventory: State-Trait Anger Scale; Trait-depression Scale; Depression changes correlated with self-reported somatic...
- A cross-cultural study of the subjective well-being of married elderly persons...
Venkatraman, Manorama M. // Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Socia; Jan95, Vol. 50B Issue 1, pS35
Presents results of a cross-cultural study of the subjective well-being of married elderly persons in the United States and India. Influence of emotional social support from role relationships; Conceptualization of subjective well-being; Effect of emotional support on subjective well-being...
- Life span approach to understanding coping styles of the elderly.
Wynne, Robin J.; Groves, David J. // Education; Spring95, Vol. 115 Issue 3, p448
Examines the coping styles of elderly people using the life span approach. Measurement of the life satisfaction quotients of the aged; Variables with the most important life satisfaction influence; Development of a research model to incorporate such intervening variables.
- Prevalence of fear of falling among elderly persons.
Wynne, Robin J.; Groves, David J. // American Family Physician; 10/1/1994, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p1085
Cites an article from the April 1994 issue of the `American Journal of Public Health' on the prevalence and impact of fear of falling in a group of community-dwelling elderly persons. Falls as a major avoidable cause of morbidity and mortality among older Americans; Measurement of quality of...
- Salient themes in the life review of a sample of frail elderly respondents in London.
O'Connor, Pat // Gerontologist; Apr94, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p224
Explores salient themes in the life review of frail elderly people who are living alone. Data from 134 in-depth interviews with frail elderly Social Service Department clients in North London; Loss of close relationships; Loss of ability to look after themselves; Loss of material resources;...
- What makes the elderly happy?
O'Connor, Pat // USA Today Magazine; May93, Vol. 121 Issue 2576, p6
Cites research by Patricia Schwirian and Kent Schwirian, Ohio State University, who examined 254 randomly selected older adults in the Columbus, Ohio area, and found that good health, high income and the ability to get around were the three significant factors for happiness. Makeup of the study...
- Elders: Ready, steady, go.
Carey, Benedict; Franklin, Deborah // Health (Time Inc. Health); Jan/Feb93, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p10
Focuses on how falling is the major fear of many elders. Brittle bones; Failing eyesight; University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., work on a training program; Solution; How the program was developed; Recommendations; Details.
- A light that kindled his eyes.
Hall, Donald // Yankee; Mar94, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p87
Narrates the author's experiences in listening to stories of old people. Topics discussed; People encountered who told their own stories; Stories told by the author's family; Personal encounter with retired logging entrepreneur Gifford Wiggin.
- Anxiety in older adults Assessment and management of three common presentations.
Sheikh, Javaid I. // Geriatrics; May2003, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p44
Focuses on anxiety in older adults. Mixed anxiety-depression; Anxiety associated with illness or medications; Anxiety/agitation associated with dementia. INSET: Table Pharmacologic strategies for common causes of anxiety in....
- 'We Couldn't Do Without Them': The Value of Close Relationships Between Older Adults and Their Nonfamily Caregivers.
Piercy, Kathleen W. // Generations; Summer2001, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p41
Focuses on the relationship between older adults and their nonfamily caregivers. Justification on the need for professional or volunteer caregiver services; Role of nonfamily caregivers; Implications to clinical practice.
- 'She'll Be on My Heart': Intimacy Among Friends.
Blieszner, Rosemary // Generations; Summer2001, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p48
Focuses on friendship intimacy in older adults. How practitioners can influence and facilitate friendship; Commonly endorsed friendship maintenance strategies.
- Grief: Intimacy's Reflection.
de Vries, Brian // Generations; Summer2001, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p75
Reflects on the effect of bereavement on late-life relationships. Patterns of grieving in various stages; Gender differences in response to bereavement; Suggestions for clinical practice.
Patterson, John; Wilkins, Rodney // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 4/9/94, Vol. 308 Issue 6934, p986
Focuses on psychological problems related to aging. Influence of age on memory loss; Importance of age factors in Voluntary Service Overseas; Ways in dealing with aging.
- Prison of Dreams.
Yovanovich, Vida // Hemisphere: A Magazine of the Americas; Fall2001, Vol. 10, p26
Relates the experience of the author as a photographer who was being confronted with the fear of old age. Impact of the fear of old age on the author's job; Assessment on the self-portrait; Description of the portrait.
- Understanding ageism: Lessons from feminism and postmodernism.
Laws, Glenda // Gerontologist; Feb95, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p112
Argues that ageism is a set of oppressive social relations directed at and constructed in images of the aged body. Suggestions for avoiding essentialism; Sensitivity to historical and geographical variations in the form of ageism; Focus on contested nature of the aged body and associated identities.
- The Dynamics of Possible Selves in Old Age.
Smith, Jacqui; Freund, Alexandra M. // Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Socia; Nov2002, Vol. 57B Issue 6, pP492
Future-oriented motives are thought to be cast off in old age. Transcripts of the hopes and fears of participants in the 4-year longitudinal sample of the Berlin Aging Study (N = 206, 70-100+ years) were coded for central domains and motives (e.g., gain, maintenance, avoiding loss) and evaluated...
- Adapting to Aging Losses: Do Resources Facilitate Strategies of Selection, Compensation, and Optimization in Everyday Functioning?
Lang, Frieder R.; Rieckmann, Nina; Baltes, Margret M. // Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Socia; Nov2002, Vol. 57B Issue 6, pP501
Previous cross-sectional research has shown that older people who are rich in sensorimotor-cognitive and socialpersonality resources are better functioning in everyday life and exhibit fewer negative age differences than resource-poor adults. Longitudinal data from the Berlin Aging Study was...
- HOWARD'S WAY.
Williamson, Howard // Children & Young People Now; 1/12/2010, p44
The article offers the author's views on losing the potential of building trust among responsible adults.
- This column is about � I forget what.
Katterjohn, Chris // Indianapolis Business Journal; 3/10/2003, Vol. 23 Issue 53, p12
Editorial. Discusses the aspects of memory in seniors. Impact of the information age on memory; Factors affecting the memory of seniors; Mechanism of the brain.
- `A shot of economic adrenalin': Reconstructing `the elderly' in the retiree-based economic...
Laws, Glenda // Journal of Aging Studies; Fall96, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p171
Examines the construction of elderly identities in the retiree-based economic development literature made up of academic and popular resources. Representation of elderly bodies; Spatialization of politics surrounding identity formation; Transition between modernity and postmodernity in the...
- CHALLENGES IN THE ASSESSMENT OF DECISION-MAKING CAPACITY.
Edelstein, Barry // Journal of Aging Studies; Dec2000, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p423
ABSTRACT: The considerations for and challenges of developing an instrument for the assessment o folder adult decision-making capacity are discussed. A variety of conceptual and methodological issues are discussed, using experience with the development of the Hopemont Capacity Assessment...
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Koc, Mustafa // Journal of Academic Studies; Feb-Apr2002, Vol. 3 Issue 12, p149
Studies the problems of psycho-social adaptation resulted from physiological inabilities in the developmental period of old age. Problems and symptoms of dementia; Characteristics of old age; Background on developmental tasks and the development of religious attitutde and behavior in the period...
- What's told to the old.
Koc, Mustafa // Psychology Today; May/Jun95, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p27
Focuses on a report by Neal Krause, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan, which found that the elderly are happiest when there is an absence of negativity in their social interactions--no matter how much support they get. How most of these interactions involve family members; How some older...
- Cautiousness, stereotypy, and variability in older and younger adults.
LOPATTO, DAVID E.; OGIER, STACY; WICKELGREN, EMILY A.; GIBBENS, CRAIG; SMITH, ADRIANA; SULLIVAN, LAURA; MUNS, MELISSA // Psychological Record; Fall98, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p571
Presents information on a study which explored the analogy between cautiousness and operant sequential stereotypy of adults and college students. Methodology; Results; Discussion.
- Aging and innerlichkeit.
Northcutt, Kay Bessler // Second Opinion; Jul93, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p10
Presents an interview with Joseph Sittler on aging and dying. Invisibility of death and aging in personal spheres as a cause of alienation; Erosion of identity in old age; Scientific analysis of dealing with the elderly; Remembrance of the aged's identity.
- When helping helps--and hurts.
Northcutt, Kay Bessler // Consumer Reports on Health; Jun95, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p69
Reports on the results of survey conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California about support given to aged parents by their adult children. Difference in effects of expressive and instrumental types of support; Parents' view of active support.
- Study findings reflect the importance of intimacy in late life.
Bliwise, Nancy G. // American Family Physician; 1/1/94, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p196
Reports that intimacy can enhance the quality of life in the later years, according to a longitudinal study of 60 persons facing retirement. Thematic apperception tests to rate the need for intimacy; Differences between men and women.
Gottlieb, Gary; Foster, Jeffrey R. // Psychiatric Quarterly; Sep1997, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p187
Introduces articles on geriatric psychiatry, published in the Fall 1997 issue of "Psychiatric Quarterly".
- Pragmatic guidance for managing a common, confounding, and sometimes lethal condition.
Samuels, Steven C.; Evers, Martin M. // Geriatrics; Jun2002, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p33
Provides tips on managing delirium, a clinical state characterized by an acute, fluctuating change in mental status. Incidence of delirium in old age; Epidemiology and pathophysiology; Types of delirium; Differential diagnosis.
- Cherished possessions: The meaning of things.
Tobin, Sheldon S. // Generations; Fall96, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p46
Examines the personal significance of some concrete objects as cherished possessions of the elderly. Examples of objects cherished most by grandparents; Function of diverse personal possessions in assisting individuals in maintaining and preserving their identities in the face of events that...
- When the World Narrows: Intimacy with the Dead?
Troll, Lillian E. // Generations; Summer2001, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p55
Addresses the intimate relationships between older adults and the dead. Components of intimacy; Feelings expressed by older adults; Implications of the continued inclusion of dead people among one's intimates.
- Spiritual Intimacy in Later Life: Implications for Clinical Practice.
Ramsey, Janet L. // Generations; Summer2001, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p59
Explores the issue of spiritual intimacy in later life. Common dimensions of spirituality in elders; What spirituality signifies; Components of spiritual intimacy; Implications to clinical practice.
- A Tribute to Adaptability: Mental Illness and Dementia in Intimate Late-Life Relationships.
Zarit, Judy // Generations; Summer2001, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p70
Examines the challenges that mental illness and dementia pose to intimate relationships in later life. Principles that should be kept in mind when working with older adults; Definition of intimacy; Presentation of case examples.
- Job satisfaction research.
Grinevicius, Gediminas // Nursing Older People; Apr2010, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p8
A letter to the editor is presented inviting nurses and care assistants to participate in a study on the effect of the behaviour of older people in non-National Health Service (NHS) nursing homes and daycare facilities in Great Britain.
- What Matters to Seriously Ill Older Persons Making End-of-Life Treatment Decisions?: A Qualitative Study.
Fried, Terri R.; Bradley, Elizabeth H. // Journal of Palliative Medicine; Apr2003, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p237
Background: Several methods exist to elicit end-of-life treatment preferences. However, little work has been done to elicit from patients themselves the aspects of treatment decision-making most important to them when making end-of-life treatment decisions. Methods: Participants consisted of 23...
- Psychiatric disorders in the elderly.
Cadieux, Robert J. // Patient Care; 7/15/1993, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p111
Discusses different psychiatric disorders prevalent in elderly people. Reasons for vulnerability; Importance of training and clinical practice in geriatrics; Somatization; Mental depression; Hypochondriasis; Paranoid disorders; Identification; Differential diagnosis; Drug therapy;...
- Iatrogenic depression in the elderly: Results from a community-based study in the Netherlands.
Dhondt, Ton D. F.; Beekman, Aartjan T. F.; Deeg, Dorly J. H.; van Tilburg, Willem // Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology; Aug2002, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p393
Background The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the use of medication and depression in the elderly. Method A cross-sectional population-based study was conducted. Associations between the use of medication and depression are corrected for eight other etiological...
- Is uncooperative behavior a reaction to dependency?
Dhondt, Ton D. F.; Beekman, Aartjan T. F.; Deeg, Dorly J. H.; van Tilburg, Willem // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Letter; 2/12/96, Vol. 8 Issue 3, preceding p5
Discusses the role of dependency in causing uncooperative behavior among the elderly. Need for dependent elderly people to adjust from a lifestyle of independent living; Management of uncooperativeness includes the identification of signs of active resistance; Importance of earning an elderly's...
- Little things mean a lot.
Dhondt, Ton D. F.; Beekman, Aartjan T. F.; Deeg, Dorly J. H.; van Tilburg, Willem // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Advisor; Jan1998, Vol. 10 Issue 1, The Later Years p2
Offers advice to children who are helping aging parents to move. How to help parents dispose of personal items accumulated over a lifetime.
- A fresh look at the generational divide.
Dhondt, Ton D. F.; Beekman, Aartjan T. F.; Deeg, Dorly J. H.; van Tilburg, Willem // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Advisor; Jul99, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p8
Reports on the contents of the book `Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders,' by Mary Pipher. Need to find better ways of planning for old age and death; Need for self-sufficiency among the elderly.
- Side effects increase in depressed elderly.
Dhondt, Ton D. F.; Beekman, Aartjan T. F.; Deeg, Dorly J. H.; van Tilburg, Willem // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Advisor; Dec99, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p3
Cites an article published in the `Journal of Clinical Psychiatry' about treating depression in the elderly and very elderly, particularly those in a long-term care facility.