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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95
Combining personal experience and original research, Midlife and Aging in Gay America: Proceedings of the SAGE Conference 2000 explores the special issues of aging for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Studies examine caregiving, health care concerns, retirement plans, intergenerational romances, and lifestyle issues. In addition,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
For the most part, often only women are considered the victims of elder abuse. However, men are also subject to this disturbing social problem. Abuse of Older Men examines the diverse aspects of this surprisingly widespread issue that includes sexual abuse, abuse by intimates, and benign neglect in the health care field, as well as effective treatment... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95
The exercise programming guidelines provided in this book focus on functional fitness training and safety and demonstrate how physical activities supervised by activities personnel can strongly benefit participants?quality of life. Exercise Programming for Older Adults guarantees that exercise programming attains a balance between the three major physical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95
Discover the diverse ways aging women attempt to deal with the universal challenges of loss, sickness, and death along with the problems of being old women in a society that values women mainly as sexual partners or producers of children. Old women are often seen as poor, powerless, and pitiful in our sexist and youth-oriented society. The truth is... 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...
- 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... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Most advanced democracies are currently experiencing accelerated population ageing, which fundamentally changes not just their demographic composition; it can also be expected to have far-reaching political and policy consequences. This volume brings together an expert set of scholars from Europe and North America to investigate generational... more...