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Mobility and Transportation in the Elderly

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Mobility and Transportation in the Elderly

SKU# 9780826113092


  • K. Warner Schaie PhD
  • Martin Pietrucha PhD

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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 gerontology field. This book is a must read for gerontologists as well as policy makers and educators on courses in organizational structures of social policy.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 10, 2000
  • Page Count 364
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826113092
  • EISBN 9780826116765

Table of Contents 

  1. Sensory and Cognitive Changes With Age, James L. Fozard

  2. Commentary: The Place of Ambient Vision in Understanding Problems of Mobility and Elderly, 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
  3. Limitations of Mass Transportation and Individual Vehicle Systems for Older Persons, Jon E. Burkhart

  4. Commentary: Social Structures and Processes in Public and Private Transportation, Harvey L. Sterns and Ronni Sterns
    Commentary: Into the Transportation Future, Katherine Freund
  5. Characteristics of Motor Vehicle Crashes Related to Aging, Thomas Bryer

  6. Commentary: What do Driving Accident Patterns Reveal about Age-Related Changed in Visual Information Processing? Frank Schieber
  7. Increasing Mobility and Reducing Accidents of Older Drivers, Karlene Ball and Cynthia Owsley

  8. Commentary, Allen Dobbs
    Commentary, Sherry L. Willis
  9. Effects of Exercise on Body Composition and Functional Capacity of the Elderly, William J. Evans

  10. Commentary, Richard Marottoli
  11. Will Intelligent Transportation Systems Improve Older Driver Mobility? Richard J. Hanowski and Thomas A. Dingus

  12. 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 Enhancements, Paul P. Jovanis