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Mobility and transportation in the elderly

Author: K Warner Schaie; Martin Pietrucha
Publisher: New York : Springer Pub., ©2000.
Series: Societal impact on aging.
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This comprehensive volume examines the gradual reduction of mobility in the elderly. The authors first review the physiological and psychological changes that occur as we age, and go on to illustrate how this gradual decrease in adequate mobility can lead to an increase in automotive accidents. They also review the limitations that mass transportation systems and driving individual vehicles present for the elderly,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mobility and transportation in the elderly.
New York : Springer Pub., ©2000
(DLC) 99054280
(OCoLC)42718056
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K Warner Schaie; Martin Pietrucha
ISBN: 9780826116765 0826116760 9780826113092 0826113095
OCLC Number: 285313313
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 347 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ch. 1. Sensory and cognitive changes with age / James L. Fozard. Commentary: The place of ambient vision in understanding problems of mobility and aging / D. Alfred Owens. Commentary: Countering mobility losses due to functional impairments in normally aging individuals : applying Fozard's framework to everyday driving situations / Loren Staplin --
ch. 2. Effects of exercise on body composition and functional capacity of elderly persons / William J. Evans. Commentary: Exercise, activity, and aging : encouraging words / Richard A. Marottoli --
ch. 3. Limitations of mass transportation and individual vehicle systems for older persons / Jon E. Burkhardt. Commentary: Social structures and processes in public and private transportation / Harvey L. Sterns and Ronni Sterns. Commentary: Into the transportation future / Katherine Freund --
ch. 4. Characteristics of motor vehicle crashes related to aging / Thomas Bryer. Commentary: What do driving accident patterns reveal about age-related changes in visual information processing? / Frank Schieber --
ch. 5. Increasing mobility and reducing accidents of older drivers / Karlene Ball and Cynthia Owsley. Commentary: The role of concordance between perceived and real competence for mobility outcomes / Allen R. Dobbs. Commentary: Driving competence : the person x environment fit --
ch. 6. Will intelligent transportation systems improve older driver mobility? / Richard J. Hanowski and Thomas A. Dingus. Commentary: Intelligent transportation systems and the older driver : an auto industry perspective / Thomas F. Swigart. Commentary: Intelligent transportation systems and the older traveler : prospects for mobility enhancement / Paul P. Jovanis.
Series Title: Societal impact on aging.
Responsibility: K. Warner Schaie, Martin Pietrucha, editors.

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This comprehensive volume examines the gradual reduction of mobility in the elderly. The authors first review the physiological and psychological changes that occur as we age, and go on to illustrate how this gradual decrease in adequate mobility can lead to an increase in automotive accidents. They also review the limitations that mass transportation systems and driving individual vehicles present for the elderly, and discuss different assistive devices that have been and should be implemented to help improve mobility. Each chapter ends with insightful commentaries by specialists in the geron.

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