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Gerontology

  • Aging and Quality of Lifeby Ronald Abeles; Helen Gift; Marcia G. Ory

    Springer Publishing Company 1994; US$ 99.00

    In this timely and important work, expert gerontologists review what has been learned about the aged and the process of aging and link this knowledge to interventions for improving the quality of life. This volume highlights the development of preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative interventions designed to assist older people maintain their independence... more...

  • Robert N. Butler, MDby Andy Achenbaum

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    Robert Neil Butler (1927?2010) was a scholar, psychiatrist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who revolutionized the way the world thinks about aging. One of the first psychiatrists to engage with older men and women outside of institutional settings, Butler coined the term ?ageism? to draw attention to discrimination against older adults and spent... more...

  • Crossing Frontiersby W. Andrew Achenbaum

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 30.00

    This is the first book-length study of the history of gerontology. It shows how old age became a 'problem' worth investigating and how a mulitidisciplinary orientation took shape. more...

  • Issues in Global Agingby Frederick L Ahearn Jr

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    Gain a new perspective on the international implications of our aging population! This comprehensive book examines a broad array of international concerns in gerontology. Issues in Global Aging addresses the implications of the rapid growth in elderly populations in both the Third World and industrialized nations including the US, Israel, Pakistan,... more...

  • Public Health and Agingby Steven M. Albert; Vicki A. Freedman

    Springer Publishing Company 2009; US$ 69.00

    The health care industry has continued its efforts to promote health and prevent disease among elderly populations. In this book, however, the authors argue that simple health promotion and disease prevention are not enough to address the many challenges of aging-whether it entails being physically frail, living with dementia, or approaching death.... more...

  • Health, Illness, and Optimal Agingby Carolyn Aldwin; Diane Gilmer

    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...

  • Therapeutic Interventions with Ethnic Eldersby Sara Aleman; Tanya Fitzpatrick; Thanh V Tran; Elizabeth Gonzalez

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Therapeutic Interventions with Ethnic Elders provides culture-specific information to health and social work professionals who are preparing to or are already working with ethnic elders. You will explore distinctive qualities that are found in ten different ethnic groups to help you better serve these populations. The historical events that have shaped... more...

  • Nursing Home Federal Requirementsby James E. Allen

    Springer Publishing Company 2010; US$ 89.00

    "[The book] lists all the federal requirements that are evaluated by state surveyors during the annual survey visit to nursing homes and for complaint visits. The exhibit section contains forms used by surveyors to gather data during the survey visit. Visually, the format makes the regulations easy to read. If nursing home staff used the book... more...

  • Cultural Gerontologyby Lars Andersson

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 140.00

    The concept of culture has gained considerable attention within the humanities and social sciences in general, and this is certainly true in the field of gerontology. The new perspectives thus gained widen the scope of gerontology. In this study, chapter authors examine the growth of gerontology as a discipline, the phenomenon of ageism as a socio-cultural... more...

  • Health Care for the Elderlyby Kathleen G. Andreoli; Leigh A. Musser; Stanley J. Reiser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Leading experts in health policy, gerontology, economics, and ethics explore the potential impact of the growing number of elderly on our health care system. They provide valuable information on the continuing debate over national health care policy for the elderly versus a more decentralized. more...