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Adulthood & Aging

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  • Upby Hilary Tindle

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.95

    Why looking up matters A positive attitude is important, but until now we didn?t know how important. In Up, a practicing physician and NIH-funded researcher draws on her research and experience to show that our outlook on life? our unique patterns of thinking and feeling about ourselves, others, and the world?may be the key to how well and how... more...

  • Forever Youngby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2013; US$ 5.99

    Forever Young: The Science of Aging by the Editors of Scientific American Today, an infant born in the US will probably live to see his or her 78th birthday, a 20- year-plus increase over the average lifespan a century ago. While living well into the 80s and 90s is becoming more and more attainable, how many more years can humanity expect to gain?... more...

  • Multidimensional Functional Assessment of Older Adultsby Gerda G. Fillenbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Reliable, easily administered, and objective ways of assessing the well-being of the elderly and their use of, and need for, services are rare. The author of this study provides current information on the Multidimensional Functional Assessment of Older Adults (MFAQ) -- the most widely used questionnaire of its type. This volume discusses ways in which... more...

  • Motherhood Optionalby Phyllis Ziman Tobin; Barbara Aria

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 1998; US$ 74.99

    Reminding women that motherhood is an option, not a given (much less an instinct), New York psychotherapist Phyllis Ziman Tobin contends that choosing to be or not to be a mother is the defining rite of passage for today's woman. She draws on the composite struggles of real people to show how the dilemma is rooted in unexamined assumptions about normalcy,... more...

  • Growing Olderby James T. Sears

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    LGBT older adults experience issues and challenges that are unique, including institutional heteronormativity, heterosexism in organizations, and homophobia among caregivers and social service providers. This book presents a diverse group of scholars, activists, social service providers, and researchers from around the globe examining current research,... more...

  • Methods in Religion, Spirituality & Agingby James W. Ellor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Since the 1971 White House Conference on Aging in the United States, the need to move from religiosity into new areas such as Spiritual Assessment and Spirituality has emerged. This movement has picked up momentum among scholars, particularly in terms of research in the area of Spirituality. While spirituality as a term is employed in many new studies,... more...

  • Altern mit geistiger Behinderungby Meindert Haveman; Reinhilde Stöppler

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2010; US$ 24.59

    Dieses Buch stellt ein umfassendes Kompendium relevanter Aspekte in der Arbeit mit älteren Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung dar. Vor dem Hintergrund der Zunahme dieser Personengruppe ergibt sich für die gerontologisch-psychologische, die pädagogische sowie die medizinische Forschung und Praxis die Notwendigkeit, sich auf ältere Menschen mit geistiger... more...

  • Introduction to Agingby PhD Judith A. Sugar; Robert Riekse EdD

    Springer Publishing Company 2013; US$ 74.99

    "This new textbook creates a paradigm shift with a very practical approach to problem solving. Aging is an asset. Its focus on well care rather than just sick care by understanding physical fitness, sexual fitness, consumer fitness, nutritional fitness and social fitness among others, all point to aging as an asset leading to civic fitness and the... more...

  • Issues in Global Agingby Frederick L Ahearn Jr

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    Gain a new perspective on the international implications of our aging population! This comprehensive book examines a broad array of international concerns in gerontology. Issues in Global Aging addresses the implications of the rapid growth in elderly populations in both the Third World and industrialized nations including the US, Israel, Pakistan,... more...

  • Women, Aging, and Ageismby Evelyn R Rosenthal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    Here is a unique text that examines the lives of middle-aged and old women. Women, Aging and Ageism, in response to the lack of literature that focuses on aging women, presents timely and definitive research that illustrates the implications of ageism and sexism. This landmark volume challenges powerful myths and dangerous stereotypes and identifies... more...