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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • Gender and Ageingby Sara Arber; Kate Davidson; Jay Ginn

    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...

  • Quality of Life and Older Peopleby John Bond; Lynne Corner

    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...

  • Ageismby W.R. Bytheway

    McGraw-Hill Education 1994; US$ 47.00

    Explains ageism, how it affects us, and how it relates to services for older people. This book builds bridges between the wider age-conscious culture within which people live their lives and the world of caring professions. It reviews the literature on age prejudice and ageism. It identifies a series of issues that determine a theory of ageism. more...

  • Critical Approaches to Ageing and Later Lifeby Anne Jamieson; Sarah Harper; Christina R. Victor

    McGraw-Hill Education 1997; US$ 46.00

    Discusses the theoretical developments in the international field of ageing. Drawing on research from the USA and UK, this book provides a critical approach to our understanding of the experience of ageing and later life. It is useful for advanced students of gerontology and those with an interest in ageing and later life. more...

  • The Social World of Older Peopleby Christina R. Victor; Sasha Scambler; Ann Bowling; John Bond

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 49.00

    Provides an account of loneliness and social isolation as experienced by older people living in Britain. This book considers the incidence and effects of isolation and loneliness, identifying the factors which lead to such experiences and considering potential interventions. more...

  • Sexuality, Sexual Health and Ageingby Merryn Gott

    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...

  • Women In Later Lifeby Haleh Afshar; Myfanwy Franks; Mary Maynard; Sharon Wray

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 49.00

    Britain, along with other Western and industrialized countries, has an ageing population. This book is based on interviews and focus groups with women of different backgrounds whose lives illustrate the strength of character and optimism that have enabled them to live through hard times but who, in general, view later life positively. more...

  • The Eldercare Handbookby Stella Henry; Ann Convery

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.29

    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...

  • Ageing Mattersby John Doling; Catherine Jones Finer; Tony Maltby

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 139.95

    This book is the first to examine in detail the experiences and prospects of population ageing in those Asian countries with the highest GDP per capita. The authors pose the question to what extent Asia and ‘old Europe’ can learn from each other in terms of policy planning. more...

  • Government Spending on the Elderlyby Dimitris Papadimitriou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 180.00

    This book examines the aging of the US population as a primary domestic public policy issue. An increase in the proportion of the elderly in the total population will potentially result in a significant growth in the number of beneficiaries in major federal entitlement programs, leading to fiscal pressures and challenges for economic growth. more...