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Gerontology

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  • Aging With a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrowby Sharona Hoffman

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00

    Everyone ages, and nearly everyone will also experience having to support aging relatives. Being prepared is the best way to handle this inevitable life stage. This book addresses a breadth of topics that are relevant to aging and caring for the elderly, analyzing each thoroughly and providing up-to-date, practical advice. It can serve as a concise... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontologyby Julia Twigg; Wendy Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 225.00

    Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts. No longer confined to the sphere of social welfare, they are now studied within a wider cultural framework that encompasses new experiences and new modes of being. Drawing on influences from the arts and humanities, and deploying diverse methodologies ? visual, literary,... more...

  • Ageing, insight and wisdomby Ricca Edmondson

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 44.50

    This book focuses on older people as makers of meaning and insight, highlighting the ways older people form part of social and symbolic landscapes and the types of wisdom they can offer. more...

  • Handbook of the Biology of Agingby Matt Kaeberlein; George Martin

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 99.95

    Handbook of the Biology of Aging, Eighth Edition, provides readers with an update on the rapid progress in the research of aging. It is a comprehensive synthesis and review of the latest and most important advances and themes in modern biogerontology, and focuses on the trend of ?big data? approaches in the biological sciences, presenting new strategies... more...

  • Older Men's Livesby Jr. Edward H. Thompson

    SAGE Publications 1994; US$ 64.00

    In this multidisciplinary portrait of men and their concerns in later life, the contributors use both a life course and gendered perspective to point out that the image and self-image of men are continually reconstructed throughout the life cycle. Issues examined include: the position of older men in society and the changes wrought in their status... more...

  • Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 22 (2002)by Stephen Crystal; Dennis Shea

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 90.00

    Leading scholars focus on the economics of aging, with a particular emphasis on the economic future of the baby boom generation. Key themes include the influence of early advantages on later-life economic outcomes (the cumulative advantage/cumulative disadvantage hypothesis); the relationship between inequalities in economic status and inequalities... more...

  • Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics 5, 1985by M. Powell Lawton; George Maddox

    Springer Publishing Company 1985; US$ 90.00

    Now entering its second decade of publication, this landmark series draws together and critically reviews all the existing research in specific areas of nursing practice, nursing care delivery, nursing education, and the profession of nursing. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...