Preface. Part 1: Focusing on Social-Ecological Research - Contributions to Health, Competence, and Well-Being in Old Age. Introduction: The Person-Environment Perspective in Ageing Research. The Role of the Home Environment in Middle and Late Adulthood. Commentary: A House is Not a Home: But Can it Become One?. Outdoor Mobility in Late Life: Persons, Environments and Society. Commentary: Mobility - A Key to Understanding and Improving Transportation Services for Seniors and Others. Age-Related Loss in Vision: A Case to Learn About Ageing in Context. Commentary: Age-Related Loss in Vision: A Case to Learn About Ageing in Context. Part 2: Focusing on Psychological Research - Contributions to Health, Competence, and Well-Being in Old Age. Introduction: Developmental Perspectives in the Second Half of Life. The Influence of Social Support on Marital Support: Age and Gender Differences?. Commentary: Changed Gender Roles and Their Impact on Marital Support and Satisfaction. Stressful Life Events, Protective Factors, and Depressive Disorders in Middle Adulthood. Commentary: Stressful Life Events, and Depressive Disorders: The Paradigm Shift. Predictors of Well-Being in Very Old Age. Commentary: Well-Being in Very Old Age - Old and New Issues. Part 3: Focusing on Epidemiological Research - Contribution to Health, Competence, and Well-Being. Introduction: Epidemiological Perspectives in Ageing Research. Cancer Among Older Adults. Incidence, Prognosis and New Avenues of Prevention. Commentary: Cancer in the elderly: prevention and better care needed. Cardiovascular Disease among Older Adults. Incidence, Prognosis and New Avenues for Prevention. Commentary: Cardiovascular Disease among Older Adults. Incidence, Prognosis and New Avenues for Prevention. Medical Care for Nursing Home Residents. National Perspectives in International Context. Commentary: Medical Care for Nursing Home Residents. National and International Perspectives. Part 4: Synergies betweenSocial-Ecological, Psychological and Epidemiological Research. The Impact of Internal and External Resources on Health, Competence, and Well-Being: Longitudinal Findings from the ILSE. Determinants and Prognostic Relevance of Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease: An Interdisciplinary Approach within the KAROLA Study. Commentary: Interdisciplinary Longitudinal Studies of Ageing. Part 5: Applications and Social Policy Implications. Ageing Europe: Challenges for Policy and Research. On the Relevance of Ageing Research for Policy and Practise. Appendix. Abstracts of Poster session.
The issues of health, competence and well-being are treated in an integrative perspective with respect to ageing
Interdisciplinarity is taken seriously based in a balanced view of social-ecological, psychological and epidemiological ageing research
Basic ageing research is linked with ageing policy considerations and implications
European ageing research is linked with the knowledge base of the international scientific community concerned with ageing