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- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
The first research-based book on the efficacy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for older adults, presenting academics, students and professionals with robust new evidence to support MBSR's positive impact on older people's wellbeing and valuable guidance on how to tailor MBSR programmes to meet the particular needs of this group. more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99
Contrary to common wisdom and the fears of mid-lifers, our sense of well-being actually goes up in older age, even in the presence of illness or disability. Lighter as We Go is the first book to explore how and why that is, drawing on positive psychology and concepts of character strengths and virtues. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95
What does it feel like to wake up one day speaking with a foreign accent from a country one has never visited? Why does someone wake up doing this? This book seeks to portray the broad and diverse experiences of individuals with a rare neurological speech disorder called Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS). Through a combination of personal testimony... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00 US$ 25.13
This volume reflects on the place of narrative interpretation in life course developmental theory. Featuring exciting chapters by the leading figures in narrative psychology, it provides insights on the narrative character in early childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, midlife, and old age. Read together, the chapters form a comprehensive... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 110.00
The toughness model proposed in this book incorporates psychological research and neuroscience to explain how a variety of toughening activities - ranging from confronting mental and physical challenges to meditation - sustain our brains and bodies, and ultimately build our mental and psychological capacities degenerated by stress and by aging. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99
Many of the problems older people suffer from have, as their underlying cause, a fundamental loss of fitness. Others are caused by preventable diseases (with these even being preventable after the age of seventy) and, broadly speaking, from the wrong approach to life, influenced by negative social pressures. This book ? uniquely targeted at the 60?75... more...
- Orion 2017; US$ 18.99
The essential guide for women approaching or experiencing menopause from women's health expert, Dr Rosemary Leonard. In this definitive guide, Dr Rosemary Leonard debunks some of the myths surrounding the menopause, including why 'perimenopause' is a layman's term, and the pros and cons of HRT. Rosemary discusses the best approaches to the menopause... more...
- SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 444.00
Dying is a social as well as physiological phenomenon. Each society characterizes and, consequently, treats death and dying in its own individual ways?ways that differ markedly. These particular patterns of death and dying engender modal cultural responses, and such institutionalized behavior has familiar, economical, educational, religious, and... more...
- SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 94.00
This collection of readings presents a variety of perspectives on ageing from different communities across the United States: Native American, Puerto Rican, African American, the elderly homeless, white working class, gay and Mexican amongst many others. The readings cover topics such as: life course; social and psychological contexts of ageing; paid... more...