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Gerontology

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  • 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...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Given this variation in the context of global ageing as a backdrop, this edited book focuses on three overarching themes that are among the most critical to understand if societies are to age successfully in the twenty-first century and beyond: Healthy ageing and health care; the ageing workforce, retirement and the provision of pensions; shifting... more...

  • Aging Our Wayby Meika Loe

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 19.99

    America is quickly going grey. There are more Americans alive today over the age of 80 than ever before in our history; by 2030, that number is expected to almost triple. But when we discuss how long people live, we must also consider how well they live. Aging Our Way follows the everyday lives of 30 elders (ages 85-102) living at home and mostly alone... more...