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Adulthood & Aging

  • Physical Change and Agingby Sue V. Saxon; Mary Jean Etten; Elizabeth A. Perkins

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 75.00

    "[This book] has been honed into an elegant compendium. This outstanding work should be widely read -- it is perhaps the best example of an integrative approach to gerontology." Score: 94, 4 stars --Doody's. This sixth edition of a classic multidisciplinary text for students of gerontology continues to offer practical, reader-friendly... more...

  • Foreign Accent Syndromesby Jack Ryalls; Nick Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • The Psychology of Control and Aging (Psychology Revivals)by Margret M. Baltes; Paul B. Baltes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    Originally published in 1986, the central topic of this book is the analysis and application of control-related beliefs and behaviours for theory and practice in the psychology of aging. The volume was written for two specific interrelated purposes aimed at cross-fertilization between the psychology of control and the field of gerontology. The first... more...

  • Lighter as We Goby Mindy Greenstein; Jimmie Holland

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    The fears of aging have been one long cascading domino effect through the years: twenty year-olds dread thirty; forty year-olds fear fifty; sixty fears seventy, and so it goes. And there is something to worry about, though it isn't what you'd expect: research shows that having a bad attitude toward aging when we're young is associated with... more...

  • Latinos in an Aging Worldby Ronald J. Angel; Jacqueline L. Angel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book fosters a deeper understanding of the growing Latino elderly population and the implications on society. It examines post-WWII demographic and social changes and summarizes research from sociology, psychology, economics, and public health to shed light on the economic, physical, and mental well-being of older Latinos. The political and cultural... more...

  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Older Adultsby Carla Martins

    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...

  • Religion and Prevention in Mental Healthby Robert E Hess; Kenneth I Maton; Kenneth Pargament

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Here is the first book which highlights the unique resource of religion in the field of prevention. Until now, religious systems have been a largely undertapped resource of talent, energy, care, and physical and financial assets. Religion and Prevention in Mental Health is a significant new volume that lays a general foundation for preventive work... more...

  • Improving Dementia Long-Term Careby Regina A. Shih; Thomas W. Concannon; Jodi L. Liu; Esther M. Friedman

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    In 2010, 15 percent of Americans older than age 70 had dementia. By 2050, the number of new dementia cases among those 65 and older is expected to double. This blueprint outlines policy options to help decisionmakers improve dementia long-term services and supports (LTSS) by promoting earlier detection, improving access to LTSS, promoting person- and... more...

  • Working Memory and Ageingby Robert H. Logie; Robin G. Morris

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The rapid growth in the numbers of older people worldwide has led to an equally rapid growth in research on the changes across age in cognitive function, including the processes of moment to moment cognition known as working memory. This book brings together international research leaders who address major questions about how age affects working memory:... more...

  • Narratives of Positive Agingby Amia Lieblich

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 57.99

    In Narratives of Positive Aging, Amia Lieblich presents a qualitative study that explores the life narratives of elderly men and women who engage in practices of "positive aging." They belong to a spontaneous community that assembles daily, early in the morning, on a beach near Tel-Aviv, Israel. At the seaside, the elders practice various... more...