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Design for Aging

Design for Aging ebook ISBN: 0470946725
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Jeffrey W. Anderzhon,David Hughes,Monique Wijnties,Emi Kiyota
Number of Pages: 300 
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Written by an international co-author team, this is a comprehensive book of at least 25 case studies of the best international contemporary examples of design for aging environments. Projects are in the United States, UK, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The in-depth case studies examine the impact of good design on the programming for the elderly within each facility.

Transgenerational Design

Transgenerational Design ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Author: James Joseph Pirkl
Number of Pages: 260 
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A brilliant, beautiful guide that sensitizes readers to the realities of aging by exploring changes in abilities that occur throughout one's lifetime, and explains how to make intelligent decisions during the design, production, marketing, promotion, and selection of consumer products used by an aging population with a wide range of abilities. Some 140 color photographs present exemplary designs ranging from kitchen utensils to walking shoes to personal hygiene systems. All designs are described in terms of how well they accommodate human limitations. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Design for Aging Review

Design for Aging Review ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Images
Author: American Institute of Architects. Design for Aging Center
Number of Pages: 243 
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An up-to-date digest of the latest in design for the aging population. In association with the American Institute of Architects.

Handbook of Gerontology

Handbook of Gerontology ebook ISBN: 9780470125717
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: James A. Blackburn,Catherine N. Dulmus
Number of Pages: 600 
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A multidisciplinary resource that combines the latest research with the best practices for working with older adults The Handbook of Gerontology: Evidence-Based Approaches to Theory, Practice, and Policy provides an essential source of important theoretical and applied information on gerontology for all mental health professionals interested in optimizing the health and well-being of older adults. Interdisciplinary and incorporating the most current evidence-based practices in its focus, this timely book considers the many factors that affect the way this growing population experiences the world-and provides a positive and proactive guide to administering care. Integrating the latest research findings with important practice implications for working with an older client population, the Handbook of Gerontology draws on a multidisciplinary team of expert contributors who provide coverage and insight into a diverse range of topics, including: A global perspective on aging Elder abuse Family caregiving Parenting grandchildren Depression Substance abuse Alzheimer's disease Successful aging and personality Biological and cognitive aspects and theories of aging An exceptional resource for practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and students, the Handbook of Gerontology is essential reading for anyone who works with older adults.

Residential Design for Aging In Place

Residential Design for Aging In Place ebook ISBN: 0470056142
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Drue Lawlor,Michael A. Thomas
Number of Pages: 272 
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Consult Residential Design for Aging In Place, the key reference for designing homes for aging people, if you seek to understand how to create effective spaces for the elderly. Interior designers, architects, and homebuilders are increasingly asked by clients to design homes to allow for adaptation over time, and this is the definitive guide, endorsed by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Find case study examples of good design solutions for designing for aging in place from two authors who are highly respected fellows of the ASID.

Rational Structural Design of Highway/Airport Pavements

Rational Structural Design of Highway/Airport Pavements ebook ISBN: 1491850086
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Dindial Ramsamooj
Number of Pages: 258 
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Rational design theories for highway and airport pavements are presented together with an invention of a much superior paving material, comprising recycled Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) mixed and compacted with graded aggregates. EVA is the binder (cheaper than asphalt), and the new paving material, called EVAPAVE, is four times stronger and tougher than asphalt concrete, and twice as strong and tough as high quality cement concrete. Fracture mechanics is used for determining the fatigue life of the pavement AC surface, while the stress-dilatancy theory is used for the rutting of the pavement. The theories are then combined to obtain the interaction of fatigue and rutting. Several examples are presented to illustrate the design methodology. The new pavement will not require joints and will not have bumps or depressions and will be the smoothest riding pavement, with huge savings in construction and maintenance and in vehicular fuel and maintenance costs, estimated to exceed $10 billion per year in the U.S. alone. Its fatigue life will outlast any other pavement by more than seven times.

Beauty by Design

Beauty by Design ebook ISBN: 1514467739
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Malcolm W. Marks
Number of Pages: 372 
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We are fortunate to live in a golden age of healthcare. A wonderful array of technological and medical advances can keep us alive for many more years than in the past. For many, though, it is not enough just to add years of life. We need to be both productive during those added years and capable of competing with younger people in the workplace. We have to develop a sense of well-being and satisfy our own individual ideals of physical appearance. Ideally, we are not excessively vain and are satisfied with our appearance. It is, however, understandable to develop an interest in maintaining and improving our external physical appearance while developing an internal equanimity. It is to these seekers that we dedicate this book.

Babies by Design

Babies by Design ebook ISBN: 9780300138573
Publisher: Yale University Press
Author: Ronald M. Green
Number of Pages: 279 
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Product Description: We stand on the brink of unprecedented growth in our ability to understand and change the human genome. New reproductive technologies now enable parents to select some genetic traits for their children, and soon it will be possible to begin to shape ourselves as a species. Despite the loud cries of alarm that such a prospect inspires, Ronald Green argues that we will, and we should, undertake the direction of our own evolution. A leader in the bioethics community, Green offers a scientifically and ethically informed view of human genetic self-modification and the possibilities it opens up for a better future. Fears of a terrible Brave New World or a new eugenics movement are overblown, he maintains, and in the more likely future, genetic modifications may improve parents' ability to enhance children's lives and may even promote social justice. The author outlines the new capabilities of genomic science, addresses urgent questions of safety that genetic interventions pose, and explores questions of parenting and justice. He also examines the religious implications of gene modification. Babies by design are assuredly in the future, Green concludes, and by making responsible choices as we enter that future, we can incorporate gene technology in a new age of human adventure.

Design for Aging Post-Occupancy Evaluations

Design for Aging Post-Occupancy Evaluations ebook ISBN:
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Author: American Institute of Architects
Number of Pages: 306 
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Authored by the American Institute of Architects? Design for Aging Center, Design for Aging Post Occupancy Evaluations features well-researched post-occupancy evaluations for approximately forty senior living facilities previously featured in the AIA Design for Aging Review. Post-occupancy evaluations help determine if the facilities are truly providing an environment for the aging that enhances quality of life, minimizes their physiological ailments, and provide a caregiver?s working environment that allows for efficiency and efficacy. Each project in the book is evaluated based upon its overall design and care program, the relationship between the general environment and the general care program, obstacles and resolutions within the building program and/or the jurisdictional code requirements, and other salient factors.

Dissemination by Design

Dissemination by Design ebook ISBN: 9780788131783
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Author: Stephanie Karsten,Dale Kasab
Number of Pages: 66 
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Assists in maximizing the utilization of significant results and projects. Provides extensive suggestions about methods to effectively disseminate and promote project results. Covers oral (format presentations, exhibits, and using visual aids), audiovisual (video and audio tapes), and written dissemination techniques (writing, layout and design, printing, brochures, manuals, reports, media articles, and press releases), along with large-scale dissemination tips (pricing, direct mail marketing, and distribution). SMOG readability formula and bibliography.

Fostering Independence, Participation, and Healthy Aging Through Technology

Fostering Independence, Participation, and Healthy Aging Through Technology ebook ISBN: 0309285178
Publisher: National Academies Press
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence
Number of Pages: 84 
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The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) have had prominent roles in discussions of aging, disability, and technology for decades. In 1978, Aging and Medical Education (IOM, 1978) raised national awareness of the challenges to physicians posed by the aging of the U.S. population. Thirty years later, Retooling for an Aging America highlighted concerns for the entire health care workforce in view of the aging of the population, including the role of technology in caring for older populations. The 1988 report The Aging Population in the 21st Century examined social, economic, and demographic changes among older adults, as well as many health-related topics: health promotion and disease prevention; quality of life; health care system financing and use; and the quality of care- especially long-term care. In 1991, the landmark report Disability in America laid out a national agenda to prevent disability and improve the lives of people with disabling conditions. The 1997 report Enabling America: Assessing the Role of Rehabilitation Science and Engineering examined the knowledge base of rehabilitation science and engineering and proposed ways to translate scientific findings into interventions that produce better health. And the 2007 report The Future of Disability in America examined progress made since the earlier reports and looked at continuing barriers that limit the independence, productivity, and participation in community life of people with disabilities. All these reports were produced by committees appointed in accordance with guidelines of the National Academies and met multiples times to compile and review evidence, reach consensus on conclusions and recommendations, draft a report of the committee, and then modify that draft report in response to comments from outside reviewers. The IOM and NRC have also held several workshops related to aging, disability, and technology and published summary reports, such as Technology for Adaptive Aging and Grand Challenges of Our Aging Society. The IOM and NRC also convene groups that take a different approach to issues of pressing national and international importance. Often known as forums or roundtables, these groups meet regularly to foster dialogue and confront issues of mutual interest and concern among a broad range of stakeholders. They can convene workshops, initiate cooperative projects among members, commission independently authored articles, and generate ideas for independent consensus studies. In 2012 the IOM and NRC joined together to establish the Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence to provide a neutral venue for broad-ranging discussions among the many stakeholders involved with aging and disability. The goals of the forum are to highlight areas in which the coordination of the aging and disability networks is strong, examine the challenges involved in aligning the aging and disability networks, explore new approaches for resolving problem areas, elevate the visibility and broaden the perspectives of stakeholders, and set the stage for future policy actions. Forum sponsors and members include federal agencies, health professional associations, private sector businesses, academics, and consumers. Fostering Independence, Participation, and Healthy Aging Through Technology summarizes this workshop.

Design for Aging Review 10

Design for Aging Review 10 ebook ISBN: 1864703911
Publisher: Images Publishing
Author: American Institute of Architects
Number of Pages: 263 
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Presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design for Aging Knowledge Community, in affiliation with the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, this book is a compilation of more than 30 projects that accommodate and provide care for aging adults.

Development in Adulthood

Development in Adulthood ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Author: Barbara Hansen Lemme
Number of Pages: 536 
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With its multidisciplinary approach and focus on psycho-social issues, this topical text features coverage of the concepts and issues in the field of adult development. Theoretical foundations include the life-span developmental perspective and Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory. This text acknowledges that humans exist within multiple environments; thus, the individual is presented in the context of society and the resulting personal and social history. An array of issues are integrated into the text, including the influence of socio-cultural, biological, economic, and political forces. The significance of cohorts, gender, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, and culture are also emphasized.

Universal Design as a Rehabilitation Strategy

Universal Design as a Rehabilitation Strategy ebook ISBN: 0826125530
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Author: Jon A. Sanford, M.Arch
Number of Pages: 304 
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A unique resource for rehabilitation engineers, design and building professionals, rehabilitation counselors, gerontologists, psychologists, and other health and mental health professionals, this volume covers the significance and impact of universal design as a change agent for social and health movements. With a focus that is both practical and visionary, it emphasizes how the use of universal design can promote increased performance and participation for the aging population and people with disabilities, while mitigating the stigma and segregation that often characterize traditional rehabilitation design strategies. Written by one of the few architecturally trained researchers engaged in environmental issues related to accessibility and design for aging, the book stresses that universal design is not solely for people with disabilities, but is about usability and inclusion for people of all levels of ability. It examines key social ecological models in rehabilitation for aging and disability, and sheds new light on health and disability at both the individual and population level. Particular attention is paid to the medical, functional, and environmental implications of disability, health care and disability systems, and the psychosocial and cultural issues pertinent to rehabilitation counseling. Key Features: Examines the medical, functional, and environmental implications of disability Addresses health care and disability systems Discusses psychosocial and cultural issues pertinent to rehabilitation counseling Rooted in the concepts of social equity and inclusivity through participation of older adults and disabled individuals in community and societal roles Provides a visionary yet practical paradigm that transcends traditional design problem-solving

Architecture for an Ageing Population

Architecture for an Ageing Population ebook ISBN: 1864705183
Publisher: Images Publishing
Author: International Association of Home and Services for the Ageing
Number of Pages: 224 
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This compilation of more than 20 outstanding projects in the areas of assisted living, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes represents the best current work designed by architects for the ever-increasing population of the ageing and elderly. Produced by IMAGES Publishing in association with the IAHSA, Architecture for an Ageing Population complements the successful Design for Aging series. Each project is presented with photographs, detailed plans and statistics, illuminating the high level of research, planning and community involvement that goes into these advancements in living environments for seniors. This comprehensive review of architectural design trends in aged-care facilities will appeal to aged-care providers, developers, users, and advocates, as well as architects, interior designers, landscapers and other design professionals.

Aging America and Transportation

Aging America and Transportation ebook ISBN: 0826123163
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Author: Joseph Coughlin, PhD,Lisa D'Ambrosio, PhD
Number of Pages: 288 
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"Recommended."--CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries "Coughlin and DíAmbrosioís edited volume is a welcome contribution to highlighting this issue for gerontologists. The collection is an informative and useful reference for students, researchers, practitioners, planners, and policy analysts"--The Gerontologist This solution-focused volume fills a gap in the literature by addressing the key issues around mobility and transportation for the aging Baby Boomer generation--issues that will be significantly different than those of previous generations of older adults. This new generation, many of whom will continue to work past the traditional retirement age and expect to pursue an active lifestyle, may have to confront new transportation technology, the need to use public transportation, and ways to continue driving safely as their eyesight fades and reaction time slows down. This volume examines many of the issues faced by policymakers, transportation officials, vehicle manufacturers, health and human services professionals, and aging adults themselves as the largest generation prepares to enter late adulthood. The volume's editors are both at the MIT AgeLab, whose multi-disciplinary team designs, develops and deploys innovations to enhance quality of life for aging populations. Through the contributions of a diverse group of theorists and practitioners, including recommendations from the National Older Driver Safety Advisory Council, a collaboration between AARP's Driver Safety Program and the MIT AgeLab, the book discusses several key topics pertinent to Aging America and transportation. Among them are the changing demographics of the population, how this generation's lifestyle choices affect mobility, technology trends in private vehicles, changes in the infrastructure and transportation system, the "new" older driver, and issues of safety and education among older drivers. This book also explores practical solutions and strategies, such as new transportation options and innovations that will significantly impact the future of mobility for older adults, for keeping these seniors active and mobile well into their later years. Key Features: Focuses on the unique mobility needs of the aging Baby Boomer generation Provides practical solutions and strategies for policy changes to enhance the mobility of older adults Examines issues faced by policymakers, transportation officials, vehicle manufacturers, health and human services professionals, and aging adults Discusses strategies for updating the infrastructure and transportation system, driving safety education for older drivers, and trends in private vehicle innovations

Management by Design

Management by Design ebook ISBN: 9780470922064
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Daniel W. Rasmus
Number of Pages: 240 
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A revealing look at work environments that lead to greater loyalty and an increase in productivity Exploring the premise that the best way to attract and retain people, and their knowledge, will come from designing environments that turn today's increasingly virtual workplace into an attractive place for people to spend their time, Management by Design: Applying Design Principles to the Work Experience shows how the principles of design can be successfully applies to the work experience, making it a rewarding and productive. Reveals why the application of design to the workplace experience can improve the employee/employer relationship Why increased morale and employee loyalty start with a great work environment Explains why it is more important than ever to manage work experiences, especially with the projected work shortages in the coming decades Other titles by Rasmus: Listening to the Future: Why It's Everybody's Business This innovative book helps managers and executives connect the dots between employee retention, positive brand expression, and lasting stories that reflect well on an organization.

Design Innovations for Aging and Alzheimer's

Design Innovations for Aging and Alzheimer's ebook ISBN: 9780470323786
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Elizabeth C. Brawley
Number of Pages: 376 
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As our understanding of aging and Alzheimer's, and the cultural changes related to these phenomena, grows so do the implications for interior design. Focus on recent innovations in care environments for the aging with a resource dedicated to this topic. This comprehensive book features: Coverage of the emerging building types of adult day care and hospice and the increased use of gardens and outdoor space in environments for the aging. Material on sustainable design and environmentally friendly building products. Design solutions that extend beyond assisted-living facilities and nursing homes as they can be easily adapted for residential use. Photographs, line drawings, and a 16-page color insert that bring the material to life. Order your copy of this book today.