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Gerontology

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  • The Shadow of the Hummingbirdby Athol Fugard; Paula Fourie

    Theatre Communications Group 2014; US$ 13.95

    A legendary playwright mines the depth of the human heart. more...

  • Population Ageing and International Developmentby Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

    Policy Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    This original book analyses the links between development, population ageing and the experiences of older people, especially in developing countries where more than 80% of the increase in people aged over 60 will take place over the coming decades. more...

  • Dancing with Dementiaby Christine Bryden

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2005; US$ 21.95

    Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences. This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences of dementia. more...

  • Health Care for the Elderlyby Kathleen G. Andreoli; Leigh A. Musser; Stanley J. Reiser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Leading experts in health policy, gerontology, economics, and ethics explore the potential impact of the growing number of elderly on our health care system. They provide valuable information on the continuing debate over national health care policy for the elderly versus a more decentralized. more...

  • Handbook of Group Activities for Impaired Adultsby Elsbeth Martindale; Scott Cabot Willis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.00

    Here is a one-of-a-kind resource for professionals who prepare and lead group activities for impaired older adults. Filling a crucial gap in the field of clinical gerontology, this invaluable guide provides more than 70 stimulating and therapeutic group activities designed specifically for use with moderately to severely impaired older adults. Even... more...

  • How to Get Families More Involved in the Nursing Homeby Tammy La Brake

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95

    Health care providers and social workers at nursing homes may feel they have little time to design programs for the family members of their residents, yet you will learn in How to Get Families More Involved in the Nursing Home that the benefits of such programs are immense and the time investment will pay off. You learn of four family programs that... more...

  • Aging in Minnesotaby Arnold M. Rose

    University of Minnesota Press 1963; US$ 72.00

    Aging in Minnesota was first published in 1963. With a higher than average proportion of elderly citizens, Minnesota is in the forefront of social action on their behalf. This book presents a comprehensive survey of the elderly in that state and a detailed description of efforts to meet their problems. The book begins with a brief history of the state's... more...

  • Ethics, Aging, and Societyby Martha B. Holstein; Jennifer Parks; Mark Waymack

    Springer Publishing Company 2010; US$ 59.00

    " Ethics, Aging and Society ...is the first major work in ten years to critically address issues and methodologies in aging and ethics...This well-organized volume begins theoretically and offers new ways of thinking about ethics that can handle the complexities and realities of aging in particular social contexts.". --Choice. "[T]he... more...

  • Gender, Social Inequalities, and Agingby Toni M. Calasanti; Kathleen F. Slevin

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 31.99

    The experience of men and women in later life varies enormously, not only along the lines of gender but also due to ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and race. Calasanti and Slevin explore these differences, their genesis, their meaning to men and women, and their treatment in the policy arena. more...

  • The Art of Ageingby John Lane

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2010; US$ 10.99

    Ageing remains a natural part of life, and it is precisely the impermanence of life that renders it so precious. Knowing that it is brief requires an appreciation of each moment of beauty and wasting no opportunity for learning and love. The Art of Ageing has been written to help achieve these ends. Some people may experience bad health, unhappiness,... more...