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Gerontology

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  • Contemporary Issues in Gerontologyby Victor Minichiello; Irene Coulson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 58.95

    Written by leading international experts, this book helps students and practitioners to better understand and cater for the needs of our ageing population. It examines: how services can be provided to meet the expectations and needs of a growing population of ageing citizens within a cost-effective, social justice and positive ageing framework... more...

  • Health, Illness, and Optimal Agingby Carolyn Aldwin; Diane Gilmer

    Springer Publishing Company 2013; US$ 95.00

    Spanning the biological and psychosocial aspects of aging, this upper-level undergraduate and graduate text integrates current findings in biology, psychology, and the social sciences to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the aging process. This new edition incorporates the tremendous amount of research that has come to light since... more...

  • Expressive Therapy With Elders and the Disabledby Jules C Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    A classic book on the use of expressive therapies with uncommunicative elders and the disabled. This poignant guide explores group and individual therapeutic activities that promote creativity, self-expression, communication, and understanding of one?s life. An experienced art therapist relates his insights into the psychosocial dynamics of elders... 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...

  • Gerontologyby Kenneth Ferraro; Janet Wilmoth

    Springer Publishing Company 2013; US$ 80.00

    This newest edition of a core graduate level textbook has added six new chapters to further enrich the "gerontological imagination," and encourage an interdisciplinary approach to the study of aging. Academically rigorous yet clear and accessible, the text provides the most current findings from leading gerontological researchers and practitioners.... more...

  • The Caregiversby Nell Lake

    Scribner 2014; US$ 26.00

    A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers and illuminates critical issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy In 2010, journalist Nell Lake began sitting in on the weekly meetings of a local hospital?s caregivers support group. Soon members invited her... more...

  • Social class in later lifeby Marvin Formosa; Paul Higgs

    Policy Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    Social class in later life: Power, identity and lifestyle provides the most up-to-date collection of new and emerging research relevant to contemporary debates on the relationship between class, culture, and later life more...

  • Altern in unserer Zeitby Sonja Ehret; Petra Gehring; Heinrich Grebe; Otfried Höffe; Timo Jakobs; Andreas Kruse; Ekkehard Martens; Welf-Gerrit Otto; Thomas Rentsch; Carolin Wiegand; Dagmara Wozniak; Harm-Peer Zimmermann; Thomas Rentsch; Harm-Peer Zimmermann; Andreas Kruse

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 17.06

    Lange zu leben und somit auch alt zu werden, finden viele Menschen erstrebenswert - wirklich alt und abhängig sein möchte dagegen niemand. So ist der Wunsch groß, die späte Lebensphase möglichst von Angst, Schmerz und Verlust freizuhalten. Doch welche Konsequenzen ergeben sich daraus für eine Gesellschaft, die stetig altert? Die Autorinnen und Autoren... 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...

  • Sozialrechtliche Folgen von Trennung und Scheidungby Wolfgang Conradis

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2014; US$ 43.15

    Sozialrecht und Familienrecht sind eng miteinander verwoben ? leider aber nicht immer aufeinander abgestimmt. Mit der Eheschließung entstehen viele sozialrechtliche Ansprüche, z.B. die Familienversicherung in der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung oder die Witwen- bzw. Witwerrente. Kommt es zu einer Trennung, stellen sich in fast jedem Scheidungsverfahren... more...