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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...

  • 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...

  • The New Neighborhood Senior Centerby Joyce Weil

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In 2011, seven thousand American ?baby boomers? (those born between 1946 and 1964) turned sixty-five daily. As this largest U.S. generation ages, cities, municipalities, and governments at every level must grapple with the allocation of resources and funding for maintaining the quality of life, health, and standard of living for an aging population. ... more...

  • Facing Ageby Laura Hurd Clarke

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 21.99

    Facing Age examines the relationship between aging and women in a culture obsessed with youthfulness. From weight gain, to wrinkles, to sagging skin, to gray hair, the book explores older women's complex and often contradictory feelings about their bodies and the physical realities of growing older. Drawing on in-depth interviews conducted over... more...

  • Elderescenceby Jane Thayer; Peggy Thayer

    Hamilton Books 2005; US$ 35.99

    Thirty-five million Americans are living beyond the age of sixty-five, a twenty-five year increase in life expectancy since 1900. This longevity, once the gift of a few, has become the destiny of many. This time of life is not just about retiring; in fact many who retire return happily to some type of employment. It is a new stage of life filled with... more...