Old Age

Environmental Gerontology

Environmental Gerontology

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Graham D. Rowles, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2013-02-20
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780826108135


Old Age In Europe

Old Age In Europe

Europe currently is the oldest continent in the world and its population is still ageing. This demographic shift affects society, economy, and welfare states. Scholars from various disciplines and the public noted this development and wonder what effects it may have, but lack adequate information. They call for explanations that are concise and easily accessible. The book at hand fills this lacuna. It introduces readers to the most important developments, theories, concepts, and discussions in ageing studies – always keeping an eye on the current situation in Europe. Each chapter adopts the perspective of a different discipline, e.g. public health, sociology, economics, or technology. To make the explanations easy to understand, the book includes learning tools such as learning objectives, multiple choice questions, and a glossary.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Kathrin Komp
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2013-01-25
Total Pages : 141 Pages
ISBN : 9400761333


Aging And Old Age

Aging And Old Age

Observing that people change both physically and cognitively as they age, Posner suggests that each of us has, in succession, two separate selves - younger and older - with different abilities, interests, and behaviors, an insight that helps clarify a number of issues concerning the elderly.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Richard A. Posner
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 1995
Total Pages : 375 Pages
ISBN : 0226675688


Dignity And Old Age

Dignity And Old Age

Open up Dignity and Old Age, and you’ll find a wealth of thoughtful suggestions for how you and others can gain more respect and admiration for your relatives, neighbors, and patients who are in the latter stages of life. You’ll examine the word “dignity” as it relates to the world’s elderly population to the fullest and most challenging extent, taking into account cross-cultural, religious, and even literary influences. Throughout this provoking and thorough examination, you’ll tackle some tough questions, all of which will equip you with the theoretical and practical know-how needed to evoke change and preserve honorable relations with the elderly persons in your professional and personal relationships. The manner in which Dignity and Old Age will help you grow in your relationships with elderly people is twofold--ideally and practically. You’ll begin with a revitalizing discussion of concepts that revolve around dignity and the elderly, and from there you’ll move into the sphere of active practice, gleaning a wide variety of ways you can enhance your affairs with the elderly in health care, social services, government, and retirement entitlements and benefits. Specifically, you’ll find positive approaches in these and other areas: the dignity in old age the true meaning of “Quality of Life” in old age achieving respect for ethnic elders as a health care provider bringing spirituality and community together in the last stage of life forming a philanthropic, caring partnership between government and the elderly In this insightful volume, you’ll take an important step forward in creating a more dignified quality of life for the world’s elderly--today’s and tomorrow’s. Overall, you’ll gain the variety of perspectives necessary to ensure that everyone you come in contact with in casual, legal, leisure, and professional spheres will see you care enough to be concerned with the ideas and practices contained in Dignity and Old Age.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Rose Dobrof
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-12-19
Total Pages : 178 Pages
ISBN : 9781317844617


Vital Involvement In Old Age

Vital Involvement In Old Age

Erikson's now-famous concept of the life cycle delineates eight stages of psychological development through which each of us progresses. The last stage, old age, challenges the individual to rework the past while remaining involved in the present. The authors begin this work with their theory of life's stages through old age. In Part two, they discuss their interviews with twenty-nine octogenarians, on whom life history data has been collected for over fifty years. Part three is a discussion of the life history of the protagonist in Ingmar Bergman's film Wild Strawberries. In Part four, "Old age in our society", the authors offer suggestions for "vital involvement." Erik H. Erikson is winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Erik H. Erikson
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1994-12-17
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780393347395


Dying In Old Age

Dying In Old Age

Three-quarters of deaths in the U.S. today occur to people over the age of 65, following chronic illness. This new experience of "predictable death" has important consequences for the ways in which societies structure their health care systems, laws, and labor markets. Dying in Old Age: U.S. Practice and Policy applies a sociological lens to the end of life, exploring how macrosocial systems and social inequalities interact to affect individual experiences of death in the United States. Using data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study and Pew Research Center Survey of Aging and Longevity, this book argues that predictable death influences the entire life course and works to generate greater social disparities. The volume is divided into sections exploring demography, the circumstances of dying people, and public policy affecting dying people and their families. In exploring these interconnected factors, the author also proposes means of making "bad death" an avoidable event. As one of the first books to explore the social consequences of end of life practice, Dying in Old Age will be of great interest to graduate and advanced undergraduate students in sociology, social work, and public health, as well as scholars and policymakers in these areas.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Sara M. Moorman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-09-15
Total Pages : 196 Pages
ISBN : 9781351020169


Socialization To Old Age

Socialization To Old Age

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Genre : Aging
Author : Irving Rosow
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1974
Total Pages : 188 Pages
ISBN : 0520024613


Old Age

Old Age

Recent decades have seen a fundamental change in the age structure of many western societies. In these societies it is now common for a fifth to a quarter of the population to be retired, for fewer babies to be born than is required to sustain the size of the population and for life expectancy to exceed eighty years old. This book provides an overview of the key issues arising from this demographic change.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : John Vincent
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2003-12-08
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781134496617


Neoliberalising Old Age

Neoliberalising Old Age

Examines the effect of neoliberalism on the recent ageing and social policy agenda in the UK and the USA.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : John Macnicol
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-09-30
Total Pages : 220 Pages
ISBN : 9781107115187


Diabetes In Old Age

Diabetes In Old Age

This new edition of the popular and market-leading Diabetes in Old Age features up-to-date and comprehensive information about the key aspects of managing older people with diabetes, predominantly type 2 diabetes. With a strong evidence-based focus throughout, the entire range of issues surrounding diabetes and its many complications are covered, each with a clear focus on how they relate directly to the older patient. Varying approaches to optimizing diabetes care in the community, primary care and secondary care health care arenas are presented, and the importance of comprehensive functional assessment is emphasized. Coverage of areas unique to an ageing population of older people with diabetes such as falls management, frailty and sarcopenia, and cognitive dysfunction form a key cornerstone of the book. In every chapter, best practice points and key learning outcomes are provided, as well as published evidence bases for each major conclusion. Diabetes in Old Age, 4th edition is essential reading for diabetologists and endocrinologists, diabetes specialist nurses, primary care physicians, general physicians and geriatricians, podiatrists and dieticians with an interest in diabetes, as well as all health professionals engaged in the delivery of diabetes care to older people.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Alan J. Sinclair
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-02-13
Total Pages : 576 Pages
ISBN : 9781118954614