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Gerontology

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  • Health Aspects of Agingby Gari Lesnoff-Caravaglia

    Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 36.95

    This second edition of Health Aspects of Aging serves to broaden the perspectives of societal change due to increases in life expectancy, as well as the effects of age-related changes as they impinge upon the provision of health care for older persons. The growing presence of a large number of persons aged 65 and older worldwide has propelled a re-evaluation... 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...

  • Beyond Sixty-Fiveby Carole Haber

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 28.00

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

  • The Gift of Generationsby Akiko Hashimoto

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 29.00

    A comparative study of aging and the social contract in Japan and the United States. more...

  • Master Class: Living Longer, Stronger, and Happierby Peter Spiers; Brian Williams

    Center Street 2012; Not Available

    They can be seen in communities throughout the country-- those amazingly hale, hearty, and happy older folks who are having fun, have a million friends, are sharp as tacks, and look like they'll live forever. Their secret-- revealed and explained in MASTER CLASS-- is an active lifestyle that blends moving , thinking , socializing and creating... more...

  • Endnotesby Ruth E. Ray

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    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...

  • 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...