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- 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...
- Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 90.00
Based on seventeen months of ethnographic research among Indonesian eldercare workers in Japan and Indonesia, this book is the first ethnography to research Indonesian care workers' relationships with the cared-for elderly, their Japanese colleagues, and their employers. Through the notion of intimacy, the book brings together sociological and anthropological... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
With a glut of health information assailing readers, there's never been a better time to bring the best, most reliable facts together in one source. Jay Williams inspiring book offers a total life makeover, including all the latest information on: * exercise that changes your metabolism by combining cardio and weights for the most effective... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99
Practical advice on how to thrive in the second half of your life, based on scientific studies. The sixth book in the bestselling 100 Simple Secrets series. What do people who relish the second half of their lives do differently than those who dread getting older? Sociologists, therapists and psychiatrists have spent entire careers investigating... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
Fat, cranky sex. Doesn't sound all that great, does it? The truth is, these three things?your weight, mood, and your sex life?are crucial elements of a great life at any age, but especially now that you're in the best years of your life. And they are the three elements that, when improperly calibrated, can cause a perfect storm. Face it: Your hormones,... more...
- Wiley 2003; US$ 296.00 US$ 256.53
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...