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Gerontology

  • Handbook of Theories of Agingby PhD Dr. Vern L. Bengtson; PhD Dr. Jr Richard Settersten

    Springer Publishing Company 2016; US$ 109.99

    This state-of-the-art handbook will keep researchers and practitioners in gerontology abreast of the newest theories and models of aging. With virtually all new contributors and content, this edition contains 35 chapters by the most highly respected luminaries in the field. It addresses theories and concepts built on cumulative knowledge in four... more...

  • Old, Female, and Ruralby B Jan Mcculloch

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 22.95

    In reading Old, Female, and Rural, you?ll discover just that--the reality concerning the daily living situations of the nation?s older female populations in rural places. This scholarly collection will help you and others dispel the romantic frontier myths of the stoic, tenacious, and independent rural woman. Instead, you?ll find real direction for... more...

  • The Penelope Projectby Anne Basting; Maureen Towey; Ellie Rose

    University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Of the 15,000 nursing homes in the United States, how many are places you?d want to visit, much less live in? Now that people are living longer and more of the population are elderly, this question is more important than ever, particularly for people with disabilities. We must transform long-term care into an experience we and our loved ones can... more...

  • Ethics and Values in Long Term Health Careby Patricia Villani

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    Here is an overview of many of the ethical challenges facing health care practitioners today. Health providers striving for the appropriate balance between human rights and values and the objectives within their professions confront many ethical dilemmas. This helpful book explores such dilemmas from practical and philosophical perspectives and helps... more...

  • Improving Medication Management in Home Careby Dennee Frey

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 58.95

    Help stop the widespread problem of medication errors among the elderly The problem of medication errors among the elderly is widespread. Improving Medication Management in Home Care: Issues and Solutions tackles this tough issue by closely examining the challenges faced in preventing medication errors in home and community care program settings... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...