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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
Most advanced democracies are currently experiencing accelerated population ageing. This fundamentally changes not just their demographic composition; it can also be expected to have far-reaching political and policy consequences. more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2013; US$ 90.00
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...
- 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...
- Hamilton Books 2005; US$ 35.99
Thirty-five million Americans are living beyond the age of sixty-five, a twenty-five year increase in life expectancy since 1900. This longevity, once the gift of a few, has become the destiny of many. This time of life is not just about retiring; in fact many who retire return happily to some type of employment. It is a new stage of life filled with... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2013; US$ 75.00
This newest edition of a core graduate level textbook has added six new chapters to further enrich the "gerontological imagination," and encourage an interdisciplinary approach to the study of aging. Academically rigorous yet clear and accessible, the text provides the most current findings from leading gerontological researchers and practitioners.... more...
- Scribner 2014; US$ 26.00
A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers and illuminates critical issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy In 2010, journalist Nell Lake began sitting in on the weekly meetings of a local hospital?s caregivers support group. Soon members invited her... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95
Although there is a considerable amount of writing on both group work and social work with the elderly, there is surprisingly little about applying this practice method to this specific age group. Group Work and Aging: Issues in Practice, Research, and Education fills this gap by presenting penetrating articles about a mutual aid approach to working... more...