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Gerontology

  • Gerontology: Changes, Challenges, and Solutions [2 volumes]by Madonna Harrington Meyer; Madonna Harrington Meyer; Elizabeth Daniele; Elizabeth Daniele

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 131.00

    The people who make up the rapidly growing population of Americans over age 65 are changing, and as a result, our nation will change. This shift presents new issues, controversies, and challenges that affect health, wellness, welfare, retirement, politics, and economics. This two-volume work examines where we are and where we are headed, paying careful... 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...

  • Living with Alzheimer'sby Renée L. Beard

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 25.50

    News of Alzheimer?s disease is constantly in the headlines. Every day we hear heart-wrenching stories of people caring for a loved one who has become a shell of their former self, of projections about rising incidence rates, and of cures that are just around the corner. However, we don't see or hear from the people who actually have the disease. In... 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...

  • 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...

  • Disrupt Agingby Jo Ann Jenkins

    PublicAffairs 2016; US$ 26.99

    Jo Ann Jenkins?s Disrupt Aging is spot-on: every single year is a gift. By confronting the most common stereotypes about aging, this book will help us all live each year to the fullest.? Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org We?ve all seen the ads on TV and in magazines50 is the new 30!? or 60 is the new 40!? A nice sentiment... more...

  • The Death of Humanityby Richard Weikart

    Regnery Publishing 2016; US$ 27.99

    Do you believe human life is inherently valuable? Unfortunately, in the secularized age of state-sanctioned euthanasia and abortion-on-demand, many are losing faith in the simple value of human life. To the disillusioned, human beings are a cosmic accident whose intrinsic value is worth no more than other animals. The Death of Humanity explores... more...

  • Health Promotion and Aging, Seventh Editionby PhD David Haber

    Springer Publishing Company 2016; US$ 94.99

    The seventh edition of this classic text champions healthy aging by demonstrating how to prevent or manage disease and make large-scale improvements toward health and wellness in the older adult population. The text synthesizes state-of-the-art research findings?providing convincing evidence that health promotion truly works?with practical, effective... more...

  • Transnational Migration and Home in Older Ageby Katie Walsh; Lena Näre

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the transformations in home lives arising in later life and resulting from global migrations. It provides insight into the ways in which contemporary demographic processes of aging and migration shape the meaning, experience and making of home for those in older age. Chapters explore how home is negotiated in relation to possibilities... more...