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Gerontology

  • Reluctant Intimaciesby Ś; Beata witek

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    Based on seventeen months of ethnographic research among Indonesian eldercare workers in Japan and Indonesia, this book is the first ethnography to research Indonesian care workers' relationships with the cared-for elderly, their Japanese colleagues, and their employers. Through the notion of intimacy, the book brings together sociological and anthropological... more...

  • Health Literacy Among Older Adultsby Dr. Karen Kopera-Frye

    Springer Publishing Company 2016; US$ 64.99

    The first graduate text to address health literacy in the aging population Low health literacy is a critical issue among adults, with over one-third found to have difficulty understanding such basic information as that found on prescription bottles. This is the first graduate textbook to address key health literacy issues as they affect the... more...

  • Life Story Work with People with Dementiaby Polly Kaiser; Ruth Eley; Anna Gaughan; Bob Woods; Ponnusamy Subramaniam; Steve Milton; Jean Tottie; Gillian Drummond; John Shaw; Pat Broster; Joanne Sutton; Rachel Thompson; Victoria Metcalfe; Jane McKeown; Kate Gridley; Nada Savitch; Maria Pasiecznik Parsons; Marie-Jo Guisset Martinez; Lesley Jones; Tommy Dunne; Joyce Dunne

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 21.63

    Supporting the current focus on living well with dementia, this book shows how to carry out Life Story Work with people with dementia in a variety of settings. Focusing on the practicalities of carrying out life story work and highlighting its benefits, this book also includes case studies which will inspire the provision of individualised care. more...

  • Gérontologieby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    La gérontologie est la science du vieillissement. Son objet est l'étude des modalités et des causes des modifications que l'âge imprime au fonctionnement des êtres vivants, sur tous les plans (biologique, psychologique et social) et à tous les niveaux de complexité (molécule, cellule, organe, ... more...

  • University-Linked Retirement Communitiesby Leon A Pastalan; Benyamin Schwarz

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 195.00

    University-Linked Retirement Communities focuses on the special attributes of a retirement community designed as an integral part of a university. It discusses the theoretical and practical aspects of such a retirement community, which provides a rich and varied context for older people to be exposed to new ideas and learning opportunities for personal... more...

  • Senior Momentsby Willard Spiegelman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 24.99

    A moving collection of essays on aging and happiness Drawing on more than six decades' worth of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, Willard Spiegelman reflects with candid humor and sophistication on growing old. Senior Moments is a series of discrete essays that, when taken together, constitute the life of a man who, despite... more...

  • Suddenly Seniorby Tom Hay

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2016; US$ 5.99

    You might be getting a bit thin on top, plump at the middle and creaky around the knees, but that doesn?t mean you?ve forgotten how to enjoy yourself! This collection of witty quotations, light-hearted yarns and cheerful jokes will help you celebrate getting older with a smile on your face and a twinkle in your wrinkle. more...

  • Aging in Americaby Robert L. Scardamalia

    Bernan Press 2016; US$ 109.99

    Today, concerns about the financial stability of Social Security, trends in disability, health care costs, and the supply of caregivers are all driven by the coming explosion in population over the age of 65. Aging in America focuses on the economic and demographic portrait of the senior population and can provide a context for analysis of broader... more...

  • Gerontechnologyby PhD Dr. Sunkyo Kwon

    Springer Publishing Company 2016; US$ 89.99

    Two mega-trends of modern culture, the rapid aging of the population and the inexorable advances in technology, have fueled the development of gerontechnology--the use oftechnology to sustain individual autonomy to an advanced age. This expansive bookencompasses state-of-the-art research in gerontechnology and promising new technologies,products,... more...

  • Queer Agingby Jesus Ramirez-Valles

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 48.99 US$ 42.13

    QUEER AGING comprises scholar Jesus Ramirez-Valles's probing conversations with 11 racially and economically diverse representatives of this pioneering generation of gay men -- the gayby boomers. Through candid, first-person narratives, Ramirez-Valles's subjects reflect on their varied experiences as late career professionals, retirees, AIDS survivors,... more...