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Gerontology

  • The New Senior Manby Thelma Reese; Barbara M. Fleisher

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 32.00

    The emotional, social, and psychological needs of retired men are often overlooked in favor of their medical and financial needs. This book paints a picture of what successful retirement and aging can look like for any man, no matter his age, position, talents, or challenges. more...

  • Mainstreaming Ageingby Asghar Zaidi; Bernd Marin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 99.95

    The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA), adopted at the Second World Assembly on Ageing, is the first international agreement that specifically recognises the potential of older people to contribute to the development of their societies. In monitoring its implementation two key approaches are evident: a qualitative bottom-up participatory... more...

  • A Hands-on Approach to Teaching about Agingby PhD Hallie Baker; PhD Tina M. Kruger; PhD Rona J. Karasik

    Springer Publishing Company 2017; US$ 44.99

    A one-of-a-kind guide to active, engaging learning strategies for aging studies Harnessing the proven benefits of active learning strategies, this is the first activity book created for a broad spectrum of courses in aging-related higher education. It features 32 classroom and community-based educational activities for instructors seeking to... more...

  • International Perspectives on Age-Friendly Citiesby Kelly G. Fitzgerald; Francis G. Caro

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book brings together recent scholarly work concerned with efforts around the world to transform cities so that they are more age-friendly. Common to all of the initiatives is recognition of the importance of the community environment for the well-being of the rapidly growing numbers of older people. The collection includes chapters that examine... more...

  • Gerontology and the Construction of Old Ageby Bryan Green

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Although attitudes toward the aged and their care are inherent in any society, gerontology itself is a relatively recent field of study and practice. Gerontology and the Construction of Old Age applies the methods of discourse analysis and textual analysis to texts and documents in this newly evolved and eclectic fi eld. Green explores and identifies... more...

  • Living Before Dyingby Janette Davies

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    This in-depth description of life in a nursing/care home for 70 residents and 40 staff highlights the daily care of frail or ill residents between 80 and 100 years of age, including people suffering with dementia. How residents interact with care assistants is emphasised, as are the different behaviours of men and women observed during a year of daily... more...

  • Using Technology to Improve Care of Older Adultsby Diane Chau; Thomas Osborne

    Springer Publishing Company 2017; US$ 54.99

    State-of-the-art developments in multiple new technologies for older adult care Grounded in a unique team-based geriatrics perspective, this book delivers a broad range of current, evidence-based knowledge about innovative technology that has the potential to advance the care and well being of older adults. It provides key information about the... more...

  • Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old Peopleby Margaret Morganroth Gullette

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 25.95

    In Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People , award-winning writer and cultural critic Margaret Morganroth Gullette raises urgent legal, economic, educational, esthetic, and ethical issues to show why anti-ageism should be the next social movement of our time. more...

  • Social Exclusion in Europeby Paul Littlewood; Ignace Glorieux; Ingrid Jönsson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Exclusion has come to hold a prominent place in the political discourse of all governments in the European Union and in the European Commission itself. As such, it figures importantly in various research agencies’ funding priorities attracting academics to develop and conduct major research programmes. But what does it mean? This book analyzes the... more...

  • Gender, ageing and extended working lifeby Aine Ni Leime; Debra Street

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 45.95

    A challenge to the assumption that there is appropriate employment available for people who are expected to retire later and the gender-neutral way the expectation for extending working lives is presented in most policy-making circles. more...