We'd like to be better at working with older adults.
November 2, 2011 9:22 AM Subscribe
I work in a research lab that is transitioning from working with young adult populations to working with 60 year old and up adults. Most people in the lab who don't have experience with older adults (myself included) are finding the transition frustrating and difficult at times. Can you recommend some resources to help us work better with older adults?
posted by two lights above the sea to Human Relations (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm really looking for any information you can provide at this point, but I'm not really looking for very specific anecdotes. Books, articles, papers, websites, anything! Even your personal experience working with seniors in a medical or research field would be helpful. As it stands now, I think we are doing a "good" job, but I think we could be a lot better and saner at the end of the day. If it matters, we are doing psych (memory) research, with little to risk to the patient/participant.
Thanks in advance!