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  • Fighting poverty, inequality and injusticeby Alan Walker; Adrian Sinfield; Carol Walker

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 36.50

    This important book brings together many of the leading contributors in the field and provides a compelling manifesto for change in social justice. more...

  • Group and Individual Work with Older Peopleby Jane Hibberd; Julie Heathcote; Swee Hong Chia

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 32.95

    Introducing the concept of PIE (Planning, Implementation and Evaluation), this resource will enable professionals working with older people to initiate and run successful activity-based programmes, either individually or in groups. The authors guide the reader through the processes, and provide step-by-step instructions for a range of activities. more...

  • Elder Care Made Easierby Marion Somers

    Addicus Books 2006; US$ 9.99

    Do You Find Yourself in the Role of Caregiver?    If you are caring for an aging parent, spouse, or other loved one, you are not alone. Statistics show that nearly 25 percent of all households in the United States are providing care for an elderly person. Although you may be willing to help, you may find the task comes with unexpected challenges.... more...

  • Institutional Provisions and Care for the Agedby S Irudaya Rajan; Carla Risseeuw; Myrtle Perera

    Anthem Press India 2009; US$ 100.00

    A comparative study of social and economic issues facing the elderly in India, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands. more...

  • Gerontological Practice for the Twenty-first Centuryby Virginia E. Richardson; Amanda S. Barusch

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 35.99

    Gerontological Practice for the Twenty-first Century meets the need for state-of-the-art information on practice approaches with older patients that are age-specific and empirically based, blend "micro" and "macro" views, and reflect current themes in the aging and social work fields. The book is designed as a text for students and as a professional... more...

  • Aging in European Societiesby Constantinos Phellas

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    The aging of populations is one of the major economic and social developments shaping the 21st century. This timely book aims to integrate our understanding of the changing meanings, representations, and experiences of aging and the key factors shaping them (including behavioral, biological, clinical, cultural, historical, social, economic, and technological),... more...

  • The Age of Supported Independenceby Beatrice Hale; Patrick Barrett; Robin Gauld

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    This book investigates the experiences of older people who remain at home with care. It examines the transition points for the important life changes faced by family members who take on a greater care-giving role. The book draws on demographic analyses and qualitative fieldwork to explore the shift from independence to increasing dependence, and suggests... more...

  • The Heart of Careby Amanda Waring

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Aimed at transforming how people care for others and themselves, this life-changing handbook examines how caregivers and caring professionals can reconnect to an actively compassionate nature, enriching the lives of those they look after as well as their own. The guide contends that person-centered care should be at the heart of the care industry,... more...

  • Justice for Older Peopleby Harry Lesser

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 53.30

    The authors of these papers vary in age, nationality and professional background. They share a belief that all too often older people are not treated justly or fairly, and also a belief that this is particularly true with regard to a proper respect for their dignity as people and a proper allocation of medical and social resources. Their papers, in... more...

  • Reciprocity and Dependency in Old Ageby Sue Thompson

    Springer 2013; US$ 189.00

    This book highlights (1) the significance of reciprocity for the maintenance of self-esteem in old age and (2) the negative implications for the well-being of dependent older people when that significance goes unrecognized and, as a consequence, opportunities to give back to society, as well as take from it, are not facilitated by those in a position... more...