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Gerontology

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  • Ageing Populations in Post-Industrial Democraciesby Pieter Vanhuysse; Achim Goerres

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Most advanced democracies are currently experiencing accelerated population ageing, which fundamentally changes not just their demographic composition; it can also be expected to have far-reaching political and policy consequences. This volume brings together an expert set of scholars from Europe and North America to investigate generational politics... more...

  • 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...

  • Global Ageing in the Twenty-First Centuryby Professor Susan A McDaniel; Professor Zachary Zimmer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Population ageing - a growth in the proportion of a population that is in older age - is now occurring in every region and nearly every country of the world. Indeed, the growth of older populations is among the important global phenomena of the twenty-first century. It poses both opportunities and challenges for societies and policy makers, but these... 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$ 37.99

    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...

  • The Caregiversby Nell Lake

    Scribner 2014; US$ 16.00

    A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers?spouses, parents, and friends of the elderly and ill?illuminating critical issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy?and ?providing comfort in the time-honored form of shared experience? ( The Minneapolis Star-Tribune... 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...

  • Group Work and Agingby Roberta K Graziano; Robert Salmon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    Get a wealth of information about the theory and practice of social work with older adults, their families, and their caregivers! Although there is a considerable amount of writing on both group work and social work with the elderly, there is surprisingly little about applying this practice method to this specific age group. Group Work and Aging:... more...

  • Midlife and Aging in Gay Americaby Douglas Kimmel; Dawn Lundy Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    How is the pre-Stonewall generation aging? What can the Stonewall generation expect? Combining personal experience and original research, this fascinating collection explores the practical and psychological issues of aging for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Midlife and Aging in Gay America provides highlights from the SAGE 2000... more...

  • Abuse of Older Menby Jordan I. Kosberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Learn the causes ofand consequences fromelder 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...