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Aging

  • Transnational Aging and Reconfigurations of Kin Workby Parin Dossa; Cati Coe; Parin Dossa; Cati Coe; Neda Deneva; Yanqiu Rachel Zhou; Kristin Elizabeth Yarris; Erin L. Raffety; Mushira Mohsin Khan; Karen Kobayashi; Loretta Baldassar; Delores V. Mullings

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Transnational Aging and Reconfigurations of Kin Work documents the social and emotional contributions of older persons to their families in settings shaped by migration, their everyday lives in domestic and community spaces, and in the context of intergenerational relationships and diasporas.   more...

  • Ambient Assisted Livingby Reiner Wichert; Beate Mand

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 107.67

    In this book, leading authors in the field discuss the habitats of tomorrow. These habitats will be connected through autonomous and assistive systems, turning habitats into health resorts. This book discusses how assistance technologies enable a smooth transition from comfortable health support to medical or nursing care. The contributions have... more...

  • Active Ageing and Physical Activityby Gonçalo Nuno Figueiredo Dias; Micael Santos Couceiro

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 46.29

    This book presents an analysis of active ageing and physical activity from a multidisciplinary perspective. With descriptions of exercises, adequately illustrated with pictures, this book shows that regular physical activity reduces the prevalence of chronic diseases associated with ageing, as well as the risk of morbidity and mortality of the elderly.... more...

  • Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontologyby Joyce Weil

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 79.95

    Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology provides a review of methodological approaches and data-collection methods commonly used with older adults in real-life settings. It addresses the role of normative age-related sensory, cognitive, and functional changes, as well as the influence of generational cohort (age-period-cohort) upon each... more...

  • Elderly Care in Indiaby S. Irudaya Rajan; Gayathri Balagopal

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 86.13

    This volume highlights a range of issues underpinning elder care in India, with particular focus on the challenges that India faces in caring for the elderly. In addition to the very limited state support and near total dependence on the family for long-term social care and economic support, the changing dynamics between generations in the family... more...

  • Population Aging, Fertility and Social Securityby Akira Yakita

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 107.67

    This book provides a comprehensive, theory-based analysis of current issues in population economics. It addresses the most important problems caused by demographic changes using the popular overlapping generations growth model by Samuelson and Diamond. Taking into account families? fertility decisions, it examines not only the demographic changes... more...

  • The Old King in his Exileby Stefan Tobler

    And Other Stories Publishing 2017; US$ 8.99

    What makes us who we are? Arno Geiger?s father was never an easy man to know and when he developed Alzheimer?s, Arno realised he was not going to ask for help. ?As my father can no longer cross the bridge into my world, I have to go over to his.? So Arno sets out on a journey to get to know him at last. Born in 1926 in the Austrian Alps, into a farming... more...

  • Generali Altersstudie 2017by Generali Deutschland AG; Martin Lay

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2017; US$ 13.57

    Wie ticken alte Menschen wirklich? Wer wissen will, wie die 65- bis 85-jährigen heute leben und welche Einstellungen sie prägen, bekommt hier fundierte und leicht verständliche Antworten. Die Diskussion über eine älter werdende Gesellschaft braucht klare Fakten. Die Generali Altersstudie liefert die umfassendste empirische Untersuchung zur Lebenssituation... more...

  • Altern, Gesundheit, Partizipationby Meike Haefker; Knut Tielking

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 27.13

    In diesem Buch wird gezeigt, wie selbstbestimmtes Alter in einer ambulanten, ganzheitlichen Wohn- und Versorgungssituation möglich ist. Anhand eines Modellprojekts wird ein innovativer Ansatz dargestellt, der eine bedarfsgerechte Versorgung gewährleistet sowie den Anforderungen an Pflegeberufe gerecht wird. Die Autoren erläutern zudem theoretische... more...

  • Delaying Retirementby Dirk Hofäcker; Moritz Hess; Stefanie König

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 118.43

    To a backdrop of ageing societies, pension crises and labour market reforms, this book investigates how the policy shift from early retirement to active ageing has affected individual retirement behaviour. Focusing on eleven European countries, the United States and Japan, it brings together leading international experts to analyze recent changes... more...