Author/s: Karin du Plessis, Kaarin J. Anstey, Arianne Schlumpp
Edition: Volume 51, Number 1, April 2011
Summary: Demographic trends indicate that older adults live longer and maintain active lifestyles. The majority are educated and many enjoy the stimulation that ongoing learning opportunities present. In order for these older adults to benefit from learning opportunities, circumstances specific to these individuals (e.g. age-related decline) need to be considered. The current paper reviews cognitive literature to establish older adults’ ability to learn. This is followed by a discussion of training programs as well as suggestions for course design specifically focused on older adults.
Keywords: Older, adults, learning, health, cognitive, training
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