Environmental Gerontology

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

Environmental Gerontology

Author: Rick J. Scheidt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317981340

Page: 338

View: 966

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.

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 ...

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Volume 38  2018

Author: Habib Chaudhury, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826179878

Page: 312

View: 962

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

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.

Environmental Gerontology in Europe and Latin America

Author: Diego Sánchez-González

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319214195

Page: 306

View: 569

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.

Environmental Gerontology

Regrettably, recent theoretical developments have not had the antici- pated effect
on empirical research in environmental gerontology and the limited theoretical
progress has not lead to new questions and new theo- retical perspectives (Wahl
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Environmental Gerontology

Author: Rick J. Scheidt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317981359

Page: 338

View: 731

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.

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.

Physical Environments and Aging

Author: Paul Windley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135423857

Page: 170

View: 514

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.

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.

Geographical Gerontology

Author: Mark W. Skinner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315281198

Page: 332

View: 567

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.

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 ...

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Volume 23  2003

Author: Hans-Werner Wahl, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826197345

Page: 400

View: 345

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

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 ...

Gerontology

Author: Richard C. Crandall

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

ISBN:

Page: 618

View: 293

GeroPsychology

Need for an Interdisciplinary Approach in Environmental Gerontology :
Geropsychology , Occupational Therapy , and More ... environment as people
age , frequently coined environmental gerontology , has been a core topic within
gerontology ...

GeroPsychology

Author: Rocío Fernández Ballesteros

Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Pub

ISBN:

Page: 254

View: 719

In this outstanding book, leading experts from throughout Europe provide a fascinating overview of the most important psychological research into aging, with special emphasis on training and professional issues as well as science. In terms of its population Europe is the oldest continent in the world, thus placing European research into the effects and implications of an aging population in a unique position. As this book shows, the aging of the population should be considered a positive phenomenon that reflects sociopolitical, educational, biomedical, and psychological development. The real threat for our population is not aging but disability, and the challenge for the 21st century is to reduce dependency and disability and thus improve well-being and quality of life, rather than increasing life expectancy. The recent United Nations' 2nd International Plan of Action on Aging and its Research Agenda on Aging for the 21st Century, as well as policies of the European Federation of Psychologists Associations, tell us that psychology and psychologists will play an essential part in meeting this challenge. This book shows how.

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.

Housing Choices and Well Being of Older Adults

Author: Leon A Pastalan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135416788

Page: 152

View: 176

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.

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.

Ageing in urban neighbourhoods

Author: Smith, Allison E.

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847422721

Page: 248

View: 380

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.

Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

Gerontologist 1999 ; 43 : 616-27 . 8. lwarsson S , Wilson G. Environmental
barriers , functional limitations , and housing satisfaction among older people in
Sweden : A longitudinal perspective on housing accessibility . Technol Disabil
2006 ...

Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

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Social Gerontology

1 , the higher a person ' s competence , the higher the levels of environmental
press that can be tolerated . Thus , an older person with multiple physical
disabilities and chronic illnesses has reduced physical competence , thereby
limiting the ...

Social Gerontology

Author: Nancy R. Hooyman

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN:

Page: 542

View: 925

Presents the diversity of the aging experience and the older population in an interdisciplinary manner. Reviews major demographic, historical, and cross-cultural changes and their implications for the field of social gerontology, then looks at biological, physiological, and psychological changes of