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  • Dyingby Monika Renz; Mark Kyburz; John Peck

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 37.99

    A critical success in Europe, this book offers a process-based, patient-centered approach to palliative care that substantiates an indication-oriented treatment and radical reconsideration of our transition to death. Drawing on decades of work with terminally ill cancer patients and a trove of research into near-death experiences, Monika Renz encourages... more...

  • The Lioness in Winterby Ann Burack-Weiss

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    When she started working with the aged more than forty years ago, Ann Burack-Weiss began packing away the knowledge and skills she thought would help when she became older herself. It was not until she hit her mid-seventies that she realized she had packed sneakers to climb Mount Everest, not anticipating the crevices and chasms that constitute the... more...

  • Our Ageing Brainby André Aleman

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 19.99

    We all worry sometimes that our brains?particularly our memories?just don't work as well as they used to. In this illuminating book, internationally acclaimed Dutch neuroscientist André Aleman shows that although the decline in our mental capacities begins earlier than we think, this is not such a bad thing. In fact, older people are more resistant... more...

  • Transnational Agingby Vincent Horn; Cornelia Schweppe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book focuses on the diverse interrelationships between aging and transnationality. It argues that the lives of older people are increasingly entangled in transnational contexts on the social as well as the cultural, economic and political levels. Within these contexts, older people both actively contribute to and are affected by border-crossing... 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...

  • Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciencesby Linda George; Kenneth Ferraro

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 99.95

    Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Eighth Edition, presents the extraordinary growth of research on aging individuals, populations, and the dynamic culmination of the life course, providing a comprehensive synthesis and review of the latest research findings in the social sciences of aging. As the complexities of population dynamics,... more...

  • Towards Human Rights in Residential Care for Older Personsby Helen Meenan; Nicola Rees; Israel Doron

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    People are leading significantly longer lives than previous generations did, and the proportion of older people in the population is growing. Residential care for older people will become increasingly necessary as our society ages and, we will require more of it. At this moment in time, the rights of older people receive attention at international... more...

  • Aging, Society, and the Life Courseby Leslie A. Morgan; Suzanne R. Kunkel

    Springer Publishing Company 2015; US$ 95.00

    “[This] book’s unfading preoccupation with social context, social processes, and social structures distinguishes itself and greatly contributes to the discourse in gerontology.”. —The Gerontologist. This classic text, now in its fifth edition, is distinguished by its emphasis on social context, social processes, and social structures... more...

  • Lebensqualität im Wohnquartierby Harald Rüßler; Dietmar Köster; Janina Stiel; Elisabeth Heite

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2015; US$ 33.50

    Alternde Stadtgesellschaften stehen vor der Herausforderung, in den Wohnquartieren ein "gutes" Leben im Alter zu ermöglichen. Das hier vorgestellte Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekt ("Lebensqualität Älterer im Wohnquartier") zeigt auf, wie Ältere zu Koproduzenten der Quartiersentwicklung werden können. Zentral ist die Frage des... more...

  • Prozesse des Alternsby Max Bolze; Cordula Endter; Marie Gunreben; Sven Schwabe; Eva Styn

    transcript 2015; US$ 31.81

    Alter ist gleichermaßen Teil und Ergebnis des Alterns. In den aktuellen gesellschaftlichen und politischen Diskussionen herrscht jedoch ein statisches Verständnis von Alter als einer abgrenzbaren Lebensphase vor. In diesem Band richten deshalb Vertreterinnen und Vertreter aus Philosophie, Literatur- und Geschichtswissenschaften, Soziologie, Ethnologie,... more...