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  • Encore Adulthoodby Phyllis Moen

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    In Encore Adulthood , Phyllis Moen presents the realities of the "encore" life stage - the years between traditional careers and childraising and old age. Drawing on large-scale data sets and interviews with Boomers, HR personnel, and policymakers, this book illuminates the challenges that Boomers encounter as they transition from traditional careers... more...

  • Population Ageing in Central and Eastern Europeby Andreas Hoff

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    During the 1990s, Europe became the first continent with a 'mature society', where people aged 60 years and older outnumber children and as this trend continues, the resulting 'ageing societies' will differ from previous societies in their make-up, in their needs, and in their resource allocation. Population ageing poses an even greater challenge to... more...

  • The Penelope Projectby Anne Basting; Maureen Towey; Ellie Rose

    University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Of the 15,000 nursing homes in the United States, how many are places you?d want to visit, much less live in? Now that people are living longer and more of the population are elderly, this question is more important than ever, particularly for people with disabilities. We must transform long-term care into an experience we and our loved ones can... more...

  • Beyond successful and active ageingby Virpi Timonen

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 16.00

    This controversial book argues that concepts such as ?successful? and ?active? ageing are potentially dangerous paradigms that reflect and exacerbate inequalities in older populations. Essential reading for anyone seeking to make sense of social constructions of ageing in contemporary societies. more...

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Individuals Living with Dementiaby Sue Westwood; Elizabeth Price

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This groundbreaking collection is the first to focus specifically on LGBT* people and dementia. It brings together original chapters from leading academics, practitioners and LGBT* individuals affected by dementia. Multi-disciplinary and international in scope, it includes authors from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia and from a range of fields,... more...

  • Improving Medication Management in Home Careby Dennee Frey

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 58.95

    Help stop the widespread problem of medication errors among the elderly The problem of medication errors among the elderly is widespread. Improving Medication Management in Home Care: Issues and Solutions tackles this tough issue by closely examining the challenges faced in preventing medication errors in home and community care program settings... more...

  • Ethics and Values in Long Term Health Careby Patricia Villani

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    Here is an overview of many of the ethical challenges facing health care practitioners today. Health providers striving for the appropriate balance between human rights and values and the objectives within their professions confront many ethical dilemmas. This helpful book explores such dilemmas from practical and philosophical perspectives and helps... more...

  • Reconstructing retirementby David Lain

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    This assessment of the prospects for work and retirement at age 65plus in the UK and US is essential reading for researchers, students and practitioners interested in the late careers and the future of retirement. more...

  • Ageing and globalisationby Martin Hyde; Paul Higgs

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    This book provides, for the first time, an accessible overview of how population ageing and globalisation two of the most radical social transformations that have occurred interact. more...

  • Ageing in SubSaharan Africaby Jaco Hoffman; Katrien Pype

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 45.95

    Indepth ethnographic analysis provides the panAfrican evidence and analysis needed to move forward debates about who and how to address the long term care needs of older people in SubSaharan Africa. more...