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Gerontology

  • 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$ 135.00

    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...

  • Walking the Night Roadby Alexandra Butler

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Walking the Night Road speaks to the experience of caring for a loved one with a terminal illness and the difficulties of encountering death. Alexandra Butler, daughter of the Pulitzer Prize–winning gerontologist Robert N. Butler and respected social worker and psychotherapist Myrna Lewis, composes a lyrical yet unsparing portrait of caring for her... more...

  • Ageing, insight and wisdomby Ricca Edmondson

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 44.50

    This book focuses on older people as makers of meaning and insight, highlighting the ways older people form part of social and symbolic landscapes and the types of wisdom they can offer. more...

  • Facilitating Spiritual Reminiscence for People with Dementiaby Elizabeth MacKinlay; Corinne Trevitt

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 34.95

    Putting research into practice, this book presents a practical guide to spiritual reminiscence with older people living with dementia. Clear, step-by-step instructions for planning and hosting sessions are accompanied by important information on what spiritual care actually is, and its importance in caring for older people with dementia. more...

  • Challenges of Agingby Cornelius Torp

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Population ageing is among the most important developments of our time. This book explores the profound challenges faced by an aging world. Leading experts from diverse disciplines describe the fundamental impact demographic aging has on pension systems, on the concepts of retirement and old age, and on the balance of generational justice. more...