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Aging and Decision Making

Aging and Decision Making
  • Author : Thomas M. Hess
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 17 February 2015
  • ISBN : 0124171559
  • Pages : 432 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Decisions large and small play a fundamental role in shaping life course trajectories of health and well-being: decisions draw upon an individual's capacity for self-regulation and self-control, their ability to keep long-term goals in mind, and their willingness to place appropriate value on their future well-being. Aging and Decision Making addresses the specific cognitive and affective processes that account for age-related changes in decision making, targeting interventions to compensate for vulnerabilities and leverage strengths in the aging individual. This book focuses on four dominant approaches that characterize the current state of decision-making science and aging - neuroscience, behavioral mechanisms, competence models, and applied perspectives. Underscoring that choice is a ubiquitous component of everyday functioning, Aging and Decision Making examines the implications of how we invest our limited social, temporal, psychological, financial, and physical resources, and lays essential groundwork for the design of decision supportive interventions for adaptive aging that take into account individual capacities and context variables. Divided into four dominant approaches that characterize the current state of decision-making science and aging neuroscience Explores the impact of aging on the linkages between cortical structures/functions and the behavioral indices of decision-making Examines the themes associated with behavioral approaches that attempt integrations of methods, models, and theories of general decision-making with those derived from the study of aging Details the changes in underlying competencies in later life and the two prevailing themes that have emerged—one, the general individual differences perspective, and two, a more clinical focus


Aging and Decision Making

Aging and Decision Making
  • Author : Thomas M. Hess,JoNell Strough,Corinna Löckenhoff
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 17 February 2015
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Decisions large and small play a fundamental role in shaping life course trajectories of health and well-being: decisions draw upon an individual's capacity for self-regulation and self-control, their ability to keep long-term goals in mind, and their willingness to place appropriate value on their future well-being. Aging and Decision Making addresses the specific cognitive and affective processes that account for age-related changes in decision making, targeting interventions to compensate for vulnerabilities and leverage strengths in the aging individual. This book


Cognitive Aging

Cognitive Aging
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of Cognitive Aging
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 21 July 2015
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For most Americans, staying "mentally sharp" as they age is a very high priority. Declines in memory and decision-making abilities may trigger fears of Alzheimer's disease or other neurodegenerative diseases. However, cognitive aging is a natural process that can have both positive and negative effects on cognitive function in older adults - effects that vary widely among individuals. At this point in time, when the older population is rapidly growing in the United States and across the globe, it is


Financial Decision Making and Retirement

Financial Decision Making and Retirement
  • Author : Olivia S. Mitchell,P. Brett Hammond,Stephen P. Utkus
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 05 October 2017
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As the world's population lives longer, it will become increasingly important for plan sponsors, retirement advisors, regulators, and financial firms to focus closely on how older persons fare in the face of rising difficulties with cognition and financial management. This book offers state-of-the-art research and recommendations on how to evaluate when older persons need financial advice, help them make better financial decisions, and to identify policy options for handling these individual and social challenges efficiently and fairly. This latest volume


Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging
  • Author : K Warner Schaie,Sherry L. Willis
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 21 December 2010
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of the Psychology of Aging

The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Seventh Edition, provides a basic reference source on the behavioral processes of aging for researchers, graduate students, and professionals. It also provides perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for researchers and professionals from other disciplines. The book is organized into four parts. Part 1 reviews key methodological and analytical issues in aging research. It examines some of the major historical influences that might provide explanatory mechanisms for a better understanding of cohort and


The Aging Mind

The Aging Mind
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Future Directions for Cognitive Research on Aging
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 18 April 2000
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Possible new breakthroughs in understanding the aging mind that can be used to benefit older people are now emerging from research. This volume identifies the key scientific advances and the opportunities they bring. For example, science has learned that among older adults who do not suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, cognitive decline may depend less on loss of brain cells than on changes in the health of neurons and neural networks. Research on the processes that maintain


Successful Aging

Successful Aging
  • Author : Zihui Ma
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 28 February 2021
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No matter how old you are or where you are, there is an ultimate question that everyone asks oneself---how can I live a happy, healthy, and engaged life? This ultimate question may become even bolder when someone enters his or her senior life. This study aims to approach this question from the model of senior living, which is an ideal combination of gerontology, psychology, sociology, food and nutrition, interior design, and residential life management.


Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making

Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making
  • Author : Kathryn L. Braun,James H. Pietsch,Patricia L. Blanchette
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 28 February 2021
GET THIS BOOKCultural Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making

Questions that face dying individuals, their families, and the professionals that help them at the end of their lives are explored in this volume. The contributors help the reader to come to terms with issues of mortality complicated by the diversity of cultures within society.


Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults

Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults
  • Author : Karen Barney,Margaret Perkinson
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 01 October 2015
GET THIS BOOKOccupational Therapy with Aging Adults

Look no further for the book that provides the information essential for successful practice in the rapidly growing field of gerontological occupational therapy! Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults is a new, comprehensive text edited by OT and gerontological experts Karen Frank Barney and Margaret Perkinson that takes a unique interdisciplinary and collaborative approach in covering every major aspects of geriatric gerontological occupational therapy practice. With 30 chapters written by 70 eminent leaders in gerontology and OT, this book covers the entire continuum


The Aging Brain

The Aging Brain
  • Author : Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin
  • Publisher : American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Release : 28 February 2021
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This multidisciplinary volume examines the neural mechanisms underlying changes in the aging brain, changes in learning and memory, risk and protective factors, and the assessment and prevention of cognitive decline.


Processing of Medical Information in Aging Patients

Processing of Medical Information in Aging Patients
  • Author : Roger W. Morrell,Kim Shifren,Denise Park,Professor of Psychology Denise Park, PhD
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 01 May 1999
GET THIS BOOKProcessing of Medical Information in Aging Patients

This volume focuses on understanding the impact of age-related decline in cognitive abilities on medical decisions and compliance with medical instructions. It examines how medical information and the medical environment can be restructured to accommodate the decreased cognitive function associated with aging. Although the issues discussed in this book are of critical importance in providing effective health care, they have been largely neglected in the national debate over provision of health care for the increasingly aging population. It is essential


Brain Aging

Brain Aging
  • Author : David R. Riddle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 19 April 2007
GET THIS BOOKBrain Aging

Recognition that aging is not the accumulation of disease, but rather comprises fundamental biological processes that are amenable to experimental study, is the basis for the recent growth of experimental biogerontology. As increasingly sophisticated studies provide greater understanding of what occurs in the aging brain and how these changes occur


Economic Psychology

Economic Psychology
  • Author : Rob Ranyard
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 22 June 2017
GET THIS BOOKEconomic Psychology

A comprehensive overview of contemporary economic psychology Economic Psychology presents an accessible overview of contemporary economic psychology. The science of economic mental life and behavior is increasingly relevant as people are expected to take more responsibility for their household and personal economic decisions. The text will, in addition to reviewing current knowledge on each topic presented, consider the practical and policy implications for supporting economic decision making. Economic Psychology examines the central aspects of adult decision making in everyday life


When I'm 64

When I'm 64
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Aging Frontiers in Social Psychology, Personality, and Adult Developmental Psychology
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 13 February 2006
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By 2030 there will be about 70 million people in the United States who are older than 64. Approximately 26 percent of these will be racial and ethnic minorities. Overall, the older population will be more diverse and better educated than their earlier cohorts. The range of late-life outcomes is very dramatic with old age being a significantly different experience for financially secure and well-educated people than for poor and uneducated people. The early mission of behavioral science research focused on identifying problems of


Aging and Decision Making

Aging and Decision Making
  • Author : Thomas M. Hess,JoNell Strough,Corinna Löckenhoff
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 17 February 2015
GET THIS BOOKAging and Decision Making

Decisions large and small play a fundamental role in shaping life course trajectories of health and well-being: decisions draw upon an individual's capacity for self-regulation and self-control, their ability to keep long-term goals in mind, and their willingness to place appropriate value on their future well-being. Aging and Decision Making addresses the specific cognitive and affective processes that account for age-related changes in decision making, targeting interventions to compensate for vulnerabilities and leverage strengths in the aging individual. This book


Geriatrics Health

Geriatrics Health
  • Author : Hülya Çakmur
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 10 October 2018
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Aging is characterized by functional decline in every organ due to several cellular, biological, and physiological changes over time. Molecular and cellular damages are gradually decreasing in the physical and mental capacities of the human body. Health results have shown that lifespan has dramatically increased during the twenty-first century. Increasing elderly population naturally deals with many health problems leading to a rise in health expenditure and labor loss. The good news is that the clinical trials in gene therapy have