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  • Aging in Rural Placesby PhD MSW Elaine T. Jurkowski

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 69.99

    Research documents that rural elders are poorer, live in less adequate housing, and have far fewer health and service options available to them than their urban counterparts, yet there is a critical lack of current and detailed information on the problems facing rural elders and on the professional practices that serve this population. This text fills... more...

  • Aging and Human Longevityby M.-F. Schulz-Aellen

    Birkhäuser Boston 2012; US$ 119.00

    The proportion of elderly people continues to increase in the western world-nearly a quarter of the population will be over 65 years by the year 2050. Since aging is accompanied by an increase in diseases and by a deterioration in well-being, finding solutions to these social, medical and psychological problems is necessarily a major goal for society.... more...

  • Epigenetics of Agingby Trygve O. Tollefsbol

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 269.00

    This seminal work covers the impact of epigenetics on aging, the epigenetics of age-related diseases, and future directions and perspectives on the epigenetics of aging. It covers the most recent advances that impact the longevity of living organisms. more...

  • Determining Health Expectanciesby Jean-Marie Robine; Carol Jagger; Colin D. Mathers; Eileen M. Crimmins; Richard M. Suzman

    Wiley 2003; US$ 287.00

    Health expectancies were developed to address the important question of whether or not we are exchanging longer life for poorer health - replacing quality by quantity. Health expectancies extend the concept of life expectancy to morbidity and disability by providing a means of dividing life expectancy into life spent in various states of good and... more...

  • Talking Over the Yearsby Sandra Evans; Jane Garner

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 43.95

    How can we work effectively with older people? What contribution can be made by the field of psychodynamics? It is now recognised that older adults can benefit from psychodynamic therapy and that psychodynamic concepts can help to illuminate the thorny issues of aging and the complications of later life. Talking Over the Years begins by examining... more...

  • Old Ageby John Vincent

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    Recent decades have seen a fundamental change in the age structure of many western societies. In these societies it is now common for a fifth to a quarter of the population to be retired, for fewer babies to be born than is required to sustain the size of the population and for life expectancy to exceed eighty years old. This book provides an overview... more...

  • Cognition, Aging and Self-Reportsby Norbert Schwarz; Denise Park; Barbel Knauper; Seymour Sudman

    Taylor and Francis 1998; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Sexy Yearsby Suzanne Somers

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2004; US$ 16.00

    Getting older can be brutal?women gain weight, lose their sex drive, experience hot flashes, suffer memory loss, become short-tempered, find it difficult to sleep, and on and on. It?s not so easy for men, either?they start to lose energy and stamina as they age, too (and they have to live with women going through menopause). After years of being thin... more...

  • Practical Approaches to Infection Control in Residential Aged Careby Kevin. J Kendall

    Ausmed Publications 2004; US$ 29.95

    Overview The overwhelming success of the first edition of Infection Control has lead to this new revised edition. Presented in a no-nonsense, straightforward style, this easy-to-read book is a comprehensive guide to infection control and prevention. Despite significant advances in prevention and therapy, infectious disease is an ever-present... more...

  • Human Senescenceby Douglas E. Crews

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    First published in 2003, this text explores why humans, unlike other animals, came to grow old slowly. more...