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Gerontology

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  • Dinge in Bewegung - zum Rollenwandel materieller Objekteby Anamaria Depner

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 46.00

    Warum bauen Menschen zu Dingen eine Beziehung auf? Einen Beitrag zur Klärung dieser Frage bietet Anamaria Depners ethnologische Betrachtung des Umzugsprozesses ins Altenheim. Hierbei überrascht der Umgang mit den eigenen Sachen - nicht zuletzt, weil er mitunter destruktiv ist. Die Analyse der Beobachtungen zum situativen Bedeutungswechsel der Dinge... 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...

  • Exercise Programming for Older Adultsby Janie Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95

    The exercise programming guidelines provided in this book focus on functional fitness training and safety and demonstrate how physical activities supervised by activities personnel can strongly benefit participants?quality of life. Exercise Programming for Older Adults guarantees that exercise programming attains a balance between the three major physical... more...

  • Faces of Women and Agingby Ellen Cole; Esther D Rothblum; Nancy C Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Discover the diverse ways aging women attempt to deal with the universal challenges of loss, sickness, and death along with the problems of being old women in a society that values women mainly as sexual partners or producers of children. Old women are often seen as poor, powerless, and pitiful in our sexist and youth-oriented society. The truth is... more...

  • Familiesby Susan K Pfeifer; Marvin B Sussman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 200.00

    This special volume is devoted to the synthesis and review of theoretical and conceptual approaches associated with familial and non-familial connections across the life span. An important book as society ?returns to the family,? it compares and contrasts different disciplinary perspectives associated with intergenerational relationships. Because intergenerational... more...

  • Understanding Aging and Diversityby Patricia Kolb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The demographic phenomena of increased life expectancy, increasing global population of older adults, and a larger number of older people as a proportion of the total population in nations throughout the world will affect our lives and the life of each person we know. The changes will result in challenges and benefits for societies and people of all... more...

  • The Age of Dignityby Ai-jen Poo

    New Press, The 2015;

    By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today?s 5 million, living longer than ever before. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders. The process of building a culture that supports care is a key component... more...

  • 101+ Careers in Gerontologyby C. Joanne Grabinski; Kelly Niles-Yokum

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 30.00

    Describes a wealth of diverse employment opportunities in gerontology and how to land them. How do you know if a career in gerontology is right for you? What opportunities exist in the field? Completely updated to reflect significant changes to policy and management of resources, the second edition of 101 Careers in Gerontology provides a wealth of... more...

  • Psychologische Grundlagen der Gerontologieby Mike Martin; Matthias Kliegel; Susanne Zank; Siegfried Weyerer; Clemens Tesch-Römer; Hans-Werner Wahl

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2010; US$ 20.19

    Dieses Buch gibt einen Überblick über die psychologischen Grundlagen der Gerontologie und beleuchtet die Psychologie des Alterns aus einer Lebensspannenperspektive. Es stellt ein Kompendium der Gerontopsychologie dar und wird als Basislektüre in vielen Studien- und Ausbildungsgängen der Sozial-, Gesundheits- und Pflegewissenschaften sowie der Entwicklungspsychologie... more...

  • Abuse of Older Menby Jordan I. Kosberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    Learn the causes of—and consequences from—elder abuse of men For the most part, often only women are considered the victims of elder abuse. However, men are also subject to this disturbing social problem. Abuse of Older Men examines the diverse aspects of this surprisingly widespread issue that includes sexual abuse, abuse by intimates, and benign... more...