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Gerontology

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  • A Time of Our Ownby Elinor Miller Greenberg; Fay W. Whitney

    Fulcrum Publishing 2008; US$ 21.95

    The very concept of retirement is changing, especially among women. Today's mature female is a pacesetter, exemplifying a unique approach to work, service, and learning. These women, age 60 and older, find themselves entering the last third of their lives in a state of relative health, optimism, and personal freedom, and are beginning to ask, "What... more...

  • The Social Networks of Older Peopleby Howard Litwin

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 125.00

    This edited volume examines the social networks of older people in nine countries from a range of perspectives in order to determine the potential of informal support structures to deliver the bulk of care in today's society. Researchers from the United States, Canada, England and Wales, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, and Israel... more...

  • 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$ 27.00

    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 a ten... 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; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Agingby Susan Krauss Whitbourne; Martin J Sliwinski

    Wiley 2011; US$ 214.95

    This exceptional collection draws on the most recent demographic data and combines classic research with cutting-edge approaches to provide an invaluable overview of the developmental psychology of the adult years. Covers a wide range of topics within adult development and aging, from theoretical perspectives to specific content areas Includes newly... 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...