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  • Strokeby J. Philip Kistler; Harvard Health Publications; Harvard Medical School

    Harvard Health Publications 2008; US$ 18.00

    There are many types of stroke, and each cause different kinds of damage and require different treatments. But discovering the exact cause of a stroke is a complicated matter. This report describes each type and its diagnosis and treatment. It also includes a special section on preventing stroke and guidelines for rehabilitation and recovery more...

  • Dementiaby David Ames; Alistair Burns; John O'Brien

    Hodder Education 2005; US$ 275.00

    The rising prevalence of dementia in the population continues to pose a serious public health challenge in both the developed and the developing world. Previous editions of Dementia have become acknowledged as a key ‘gold standard’ work in this field, and have had a genuinely international approach. The third edition has been fully revised... more...

  • Prime Time (with Bonus Content)by Jane Fonda

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    BONUS: This eBook includes the full text of the book plus 50 photographs not found in the print version. In this inspiring and candid book, Jane Fonda, #1 bestselling author, actress, and workout pioneer, gives us a blueprint for living well and for making the most of life, especially the second half of it. Covering sex, love, food, fitness, self-understanding,... more...

  • Grumpy Old Men: The Official Handbookby Stuart Prebble

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.78

    Do you know someone who is incensed by compulsory tipping? Who is infuriated if kept on hold for more than a minute? Who is positively apoplectic if someone answers their phone during dinner? If so, youve probably encountered the phenomenon of the grumpy old man. Following their first massively successful BBC1 series, this autumn will see the... more...

  • Grumpy Old Womenby Judith Holder

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.18

    We all know what it means these days to be a grumpy old man, because part of that role is to be outspoken. Well, we've heard just about enough out of the men, thank you very much! Grumpy Old Women gives us the other perspective: the female take on the million irritations of today's world. So whats the difference? Surely what is irritating to... more...

  • Aging, Society, and the Life Course, Fourth Editionby PhD Leslie A. Morgan; PhD Suzanne R. Kunkel

    Springer Publishing Company 2011; US$ 109.99

    Doody's Score: 91, 4 Stars "[This] book's unfading preoccupation with social context, social processes, and social structures distinguishes itself and greatly contributes to the discourse in gerontology."-- The Gerontologist This is a comprehensive textbook for both undergraduate and graduate level courses, detailing the impact of societal forces... more...

  • An Introduction to Gerontologyby Ian Stuart-Hamilton

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 44.00

    A wide-ranging and multidisciplinary introduction to the key topics in ageing, for students of gerontology. more...

  • The Physiological Effects of Ageingby Alistair Farley; Ella McLafferty; Charles Hendry

    Wiley 2011; US$ 51.99

    The Physiological Effects of Ageing is a comprehensive resource for all nurses working with older people, enabling them to apply their knowledge of the ageing process to their practice, and, in doing so, enhance care delivery. This book emphasizes the normal ageing changes before considering possible effects of ageing on body systems, using as its... more...

  • Epigenetics of Agingby Trygve O. Tollefsbol

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 229.00

    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...

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

    Birkhäuser Boston 2012; US$ 119.00

    I: The Mechanisms of Aging.- 1 Variability of life span between species.- Methods to quantify life span.- Life span of humans.- Life spans of invertebrates.- Life span of cells in culture.- Are some plants or animal species immortal?.- 2 Factors that influence human longevity.- Genetic influence on longevity.- Influence of personality, social class... more...