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Gerontology

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  • Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics 7, 1987by K. Warner Schaie

    Springer Publishing Company 1987; US$ 90.00

    This volume of the ARGG is devoted to the behavioral sciences, with particular attention given to topics in experimental and applied psychology. With the rapid rate of research in this field of aging, the contributors address a number of important basic and applied topics that are underrepresented in other literature. more...

  • Valuing Older Peopleby Ricca Edmondson; Hans-Joachim Von Kondratowitz

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 41.95

    How can we understand older people as real human beings, value their wisdom, and appreciate that their norms and purposes both matter in themselves and are affected by those of others? Using a life-course approach this book argues that the complexity and potential creativity of later life demand a humanistic vision of older people and ageing. more...

  • The International Handbook on Agingby Erdman Palmore; Suzanne Kunkel; Frank Whittington

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    The United Nations World Assembly on Aging has made advancing health and well-being into old age a worldwide call for action. And this text at hand shows us what researchers worldwide are doing to answer that call. Here, three of America's most esteemed experts on aging lead a global team of contributors - each an expert in his or her country -... more...

  • Unequal Ageingby Paul Cann; Malcolm Dean

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    This much-needed book analyses money, health, place, quality of life and identity, and demonstrates the gaps of treatment and outcomes between older and younger people, and between different groups of older people. It provides strong evidence of the scale of current disadvantage in the UK and suggests actions that could begin to change the picture... more...

  • Population Ageing and International Developmentby Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

    Policy Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    This original book analyses the links between development, population ageing and the experiences of older people, especially in developing countries where more than 80% of the increase in people aged over 60 will take place over the coming decades. more...

  • Ageing in Urban Neighbourhoodsby Allison E. Smith

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 41.95

    This unique book addresses the shortfall in knowledge regarding older people's attachment to deprived neighbourhoods and offers a re-conceptualisation of environmental gerontology. The author examines new cross-national research and challenges the common view that ageing 'in place' is optimal, particularly within areas that present multiple... more...

  • Creative Long-term Care Administrationby George Kenneth Gordon; Leslie A. Grant; Ruth Stryker

    Charles C Thomas 2003; US$ 59.95

    The prior three editions of this book were extremely well received for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in long-term care administration, and they were also popular as fundamental resources with practitioners as well as for an array of other long-term care practitioners and professions, including housing managers, board members, teachers,... more...

  • Managing the Ageing Experienceby Denise Tanner

    Policy Press 2010; US$ 42.95

    This book provides an engaging analysis of how older people manage the ageing experience and gives the reader an insight into what this means for policy and practice. more...

  • Gerontology in the Era of the Third Ageby Dawn C. Carr; Kathrin S. Komp

    Springer Publishing Company 2011; US$ 85.00

    The "third age" is described as the period in the life course that occurs after retirement but prior to the onset of disability, revealing a period in which individuals have the capacity to remain actively engaged. This book serves as a comprehensive discussion about how the emergence of the third age has changed the way we think about and... more...

  • Geographies of Ageingby Amanda Davies; Amity James

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    This book examines the patterns and causes of uneven population ageing. It identifies those countries and localities most likely to experience population ageing and the reasons for this. Attention is also given to the role that youth migration, labour force migration, retirement migration and ageing in place have in influencing the spatial concentrations... more...