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2/14/2011 1 Considerations Considerations for Teaching for Teaching and Working and Working with Older with Older with Older with Older Adults Adults What does research show about the human mind’s ability to learn new things through the elderly years? checkbld Has the ability to learn new things through the elderly years . checkbld Educational programs can have important benefits for older adults. What is gerogogy? What is gerogogy? checkbld Term used to describe the teaching of older adults.
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2/14/2011 2 What needs to be taken into account when working/teaching seniors? Normal physiological changes can affect one’s ability to learn. Hearing loss Visual Changes -cataracts -yellowing of the lens -presbyopia Sensory organs Cognitive flexibility Working memory Ability to focus Rule out irrelevance There are important cognitive declines with age that effect learning. Get ready to discuss with a partner… Seniors are Not Homogenous – What makes older adults differ? Seniors are Not Homogenous – Extreme Diversity of Older Adult Characteristics Age – 30+ yrs time span Disease status Culture/
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