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Gerontology

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  • Beyond Sixty-Fiveby Carole Haber

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 28.00

    This book investigates the changing roles and perceptions of old age in nineteenth-century America. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Endnotesby Ruth E. Ray

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    In the summer of 1996, Ruth Ray, a gerontologist in her forties, befriended an eighty-two-year-old man suffering from Parkinson's. The two remained close until the end of his life, sharing stories and memories while building a deep relationship. Part memoir, part biography, Endnotes explores how people construct meaning through their interactions... more...

  • Enhanced Digital Licensing Exam Review Gby IP NHA MSPH PhD James E. Allen

    Springer Publishing Company 2011; US$ 59.99

    This digital offering reflects the revised and updated study guide based on the same format as the actual exam and provides an easy-to-use, effective way to review essential concepts and practice test-taking skills. Toggling between the revised sixth edition of Nursing Home Administration and the test questions, the reader will learn correct and... more...

  • Epidemiologie körperlicher Erkrankungen und Einschränkungen im Alterby Siegfried Weyerer; Christina Ding-Greiner; Ulrike Marwedel; Teresa Kaufeler; Clemens Tesch-Römer; Hans-Werner Wahl; Siegfried Weyerer; Susanne Zank

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2008; US$ 23.78

    Chronische körperliche Erkrankungen werden mit zunehmendem Alter immer häufiger. In diesem Buch geht es um die Bedeutung von Gesundheit und Krankheit im Alter. Es werden Prozesse und Faktoren erörtert, die den Gesundheitszustand, den Verlauf einer Erkrankung, mögliche Krankheitsfolgen wie Hilfsbedürftigkeit und die Lebensqualität bei chronischen Erkrankungen... more...

  • Ethics, Aging, and Societyby PhD Martha B. Holstein; Ph.D Mark Waymack; PhD Jennifer A. Parks

    Springer Publishing Company 2010; US$ 69.99

    " 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 "This new research-based... more...

  • Expressive Arts for the Very Disabled and Handicapped for All Agesby Jane Cohen; Marilyn Wannamaker

    Charles C Thomas 1996; US$ 54.95

    This new and expanded edition presents a compilation of material based on real-life experiences with disabled and handicapped people in the development of art and craft therapy at its simplest level. The book is unique in that the ideas presented are not only intended to hold the interest of children and adults but also to meet the needs of professionals... 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...