Established in 1977-78, the Center for Gerontology serves as the organizational unit and focal point for aging-related activities at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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  • Incapacitated and Alone: Prevalence of Unbefriended Residents in Alberta Long-Term Care Homes 

    Chamberlain, Stephanie A.; Duggleby, Wendy; Fast, Janet; Teaster, Pamela B.; Estabrooks, Carole A. (2019-10)
    The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of residents who are incapacitated and have no surrogate decision maker, known as the "unbefriended" in Alberta long-term care (LTC) homes. Using cross-sectional ...
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): What do we do now? 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2006-10)
    This brochure provides information about mild cognitive impairment, including how to recognize the condition, seek medical help, and coping strategies for patients and families.
  • Helping a Friend/Helping Yourself: Intimate Partner Violence & Rural Older Women 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2010)
    Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual abuse by a husband, boyfriend or other intimate partner. IPV may include harsh or cruel criticism, threats of abandonment, intentional isolation ...
  • Intimate Partner Violence & Rural Older Women NRV Community Referral List 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2010)
    A list of community resources and phone numbers for victims of intimate partner violence and community professionals.
  • Intimate Partner Violence and Rural Older Women IPV Resource List 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2010)
    A list of academic resources and websites about intimate partner violence.
  • Overview: Intimate Partner Violence & Rural Older Women 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2010)
    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as physical, sexual, or psychological abuse by a spouse, boyfriend, or intimate partner. It is a hidden public health problem, touching nearly one third of all women aged 50+ each ...
  • Intimate Partner Violence & Rural Older Women Fact Sheet 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2010)
    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as physical, sexual, or psychological abuse by a spouse, boyfriend, or intimate partner. For older victims of IPV, statistics are not readily available because domestic violence ...
  • Professional Response: Intimate Partner Violence & Rural Older Women 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2010)
    This brochure provides information for community professionals on how to identify and support victims of intimate partner violence.
  • Improving Quality: A Guide For Virginia's Personal Care Providers 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2005-08)
    The goals of every business are to grow and prosper while providing the best services possible. The challenges of providing routine care and meeting the needs of regulations become easier when systems designed to enhance ...
  • Reading Self-Perceived Ability, Enjoyment and Achievement: A Genetically Informative Study of Their Reciprocal Links Over Time 

    Malanchini, Margherita; Wang, Zhe; Voronin, Ivan; Schenker, Victoria J.; Plomin, Robert; Petrill, Stephen A.; Kovas, Yulia (2017-04)
    Extant literature has established a consistent association between aspects of reading motivation, such as enjoyment and self-perceived ability, and reading achievement, in that more motivated readers are generally more ...
  • Professional Caregivers: What You Can Do to Prevent Falls in Older Adults 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2013-10)
    Falling is a major public health concern for older adults. One in 3 adults aged 65+ and 1 in 2 adults aged 80+ fall each year, often suffering major changes to health and quality of life. Unintentional falls and traumatic ...
  • Overview: Risk of Falling and Older Adults 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2013-10)
    Falls are a major public health concern for older adults. Annually, 1 out of 3 Americans aged 65+ experiences a fall. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of hospitalization ...
  • Fear of Falling and Older Adults: Finding Balance 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2013-10)
    Falls are a major public health concern for older adults. Annually, 1 out of every 3 Americans aged 65+ experiences a fall. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of ...
  • Fall Prevention in Late Life 

    Center for Gerontology (Virginia Tech. Center for Gerontology, 2013-10)
    Falling is a major public health concern for older adults. One in 3 adults aged 65+ and 1 in 2 adults aged 80+ fall each year, often suffering major changes to health and quality of life. Unintentional falls and traumatic ...
  • Dynamical Properties of Postural Control in Obese Community-Dwelling Older Adults 

    Frames, Christopher W.; Soangra, Rahul; Lockhart, Thurmon E.; Lach, John; Ha, Dong Sam; Roberto, Karen A.; Lieberman, Abraham (MDPI, 2018-05-24)
    Postural control is a key aspect in preventing falls. The aim of this study was to determine if obesity affected balance in community-dwelling older adults and serve as an indicator of fall risk. The participants were ...
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Fall 2014/Winter 2015 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Spring 2016 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Spring 2012 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, 2013 35th Anniversary Edition 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013)
    This special edition of the Center for Gerontology newsletter commemorates the center's 35th anniversary.
  • Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Fall 2012 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.

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