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- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 50.95
Linda Gannon challenges traditional assumptions that aging in women is defined by the menopause. She argues that crucial determinants of well-being in aging women are physical competence, social skills and economic dependence. more...
- Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 16.00
What does it really mean to be a grown up in today?s world? We assume that once we ?get it together? with the right job, marry the right person, have children, and buy a home, all is settled and well. But adulthood presents varying levels of growth, and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 29.99
Examines the experience of aging from the standpoint of the individual, rather than merely as a collection of statistics and charts. This title looks at aging, emotion and coping, and stability and change in both environment and personality. It is useful for scholars and also accessible to the lay audience. more...
- Oxford University Press 1978; US$ 29.99
A history of aging in America surveys and compares actualities and attitudes in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries and suggests practical improvements on the current inadequate system of pensions, social security, medicare, and other programs. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
In this comprehensive and accessible guide, long-term care expert Stella Henry helps readers navigate the daunting logistics and powerful emotions of making care decisions for an elderly parent or loved one. Drawing from her 36 years as a registered nurse and a nursing home administrator, as well as her experience caring for both her parents (both... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00
This book is a follow-up to Arber and Ginn's award winning Connecting Gender and Ageing (1995). It contains original chapters from eminent writers on gender and ageing, addressing newly emergent areas within gender and ageing, including gender identity and masculinity in later life. Early work on gender and ageing was dominated by a focus on older... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 47.00
Quality of Life and Older People provides a critical approach to the conceptualization and measurement of quality of life in social gerontology and health and social care research. The book re-examines what we mean by 'quality of life' in a post-modern world, and examines the impact of continuous personal and social changes on the lives of older people.... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 499.00
Since its inception in 1987, Encyclopedia of Aging has proven to be the definitive resource for scholars and students across the burgeoning and increasingly interdisciplinary fields of gerontology and geriatrics. Like its three esteemed predecessors, the fourth edition contains concise, readable explorations of hundreds of terms, concepts, and issues... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00
What factors underpin dominant understandings of later life sexuality?. · How do older people experience and prioritise sexuality and sexual health?. · What sexual health issues are relevant to older people and how are these addressed by health care professionals?. This is the first book to integrate theoretical insights into sexuality, sexual health... more...