By highlighting the commonalities across a range of disciplines, this volume provides a unique and broad-based perspective on communication and ageing. This integrative approach brings together the best of current research and theory from communication, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics and medical sociology. Centring on three topics - cognition, language and relationships - the book explores the individual areas as well as the ways in which they intersect. It brings to light the implications of individual differences among members of the elderly population as they affect communication, and illustrates the positive as well as the negative effects of the ageing process on language production, relational satisfaction and other communication-related variables.
Interpersonal Communication and Older Adulthood - Mary Lee Hummert, Jon F Nussbaum and John M Wiemann An Introduction Age-Based Perceptions of Conversational Skills among Younger and Older Adults - Ellen Bouchard Ryan et al Age-Related Problems in the Use of Proper Names in Communication - Gillian Cohen The Effects of Alzheimer's Dementia on Language and Communication - Susan Kemper and Kelly Lyons Presbycusis, Communication, and Older Adults - William A Villaume, Mary Helen Brown and Rieko Darling Verbosity in Older Adults - Dolores Pushkar Gold, Tannis Y Arbuckle and David Andres Talking Age and Aging Talk - Howard Giles et al Communicating through the Lifespan Stereotypes of the Elderly and Patronizing Speech - Mary Lee Hummert Frailty, Language and Elderly Identity - Bryan C Taylor Interpretive and Critical Perspectives on the Aging Subject Friendship in Older Adulthood - Jon F Nussbaum The Patient's Presentation of Self in an Initial Medical Encounter - Michele G Green et al
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