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This booklet is worried with the final problems with growing older, studying and schooling for the aged after which with the extra particular problems with why, how and what elders are looking to research. This monograph contains 10 chapters written by means of a number of the world over well known researchers and scholar-practitioners within the box.

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Regan, J. (2000). Learning in later life: Motivation and impact. Nottingham: DfEE. Department for Community Development, Government of Western Australia. (2006). Western Australia’s seniors active ageing benchmark indicators: An initiative of generations together – The Western Australian active ageing strategy. Retrieved March 4, 2008, from http://www. htm Economic and Social Research Council. (2003). Swindon, UK: Polaris House. , & Neikrug, S. (1997). Seniors as researchers in the study of aging: Learning and doing.

Crane, P. B. (2001). I want to know: Exploring how older women acquire health knowledge after myocardial infarction. Journal of Women & Aging, 13(4), 3. Cruikshank, M. (2003). Learning to be old: Gender, culture and aging. Lanham: Littlefield Publishers. , & Regan, J. (2000). Learning in later life: Motivation and impact. Nottingham: DfEE. Department for Community Development, Government of Western Australia. (2006). Western Australia’s seniors active ageing benchmark indicators: An initiative of generations together – The Western Australian active ageing strategy.

For example, in a 2-year follow-up study, Wrosch and Schulz (2008) found that elderly participants who were proactive and persistent in countering health problems showed greater physical and mental health benefits than those who were not. Their findings suggest that once disease strikes, active control strategies play an important role in the maintenance of older adults’ physical health. 4 Successful Ageing and International Approaches to Later-Life Learning 39 High Mental and Physical Function Mental Function For the many older adults who regularly engage in learning activities, maintaining high cognitive function would probably be the highest priority among the elements of the Successful Ageing model.

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