Old Age

Old Age
Author: Michael Kinsley
Publsiher: Tim Duggan Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN 10: 1101903775
ISBN 13: 9781101903773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Age Book Review:

Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit." The notorious baby boomers—the largest age cohort in history—are approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was that all about? Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was it about keeping all your marbles? Or is the only thing that counts after you’re gone the reputation you leave behind? In this series of essays, Michael Kinsley uses his own battle with Parkinson’s disease to unearth answers to questions we are all at some time forced to confront. “Sometimes,” he writes, “I feel like a scout from my generation, sent out ahead to experience in my fifties what even the healthiest Boomers are going to experience in their sixties, seventies, or eighties.” This surprisingly cheerful book is at once a fresh assessment of a generation and a frequently funny account of one man’s journey toward the finish line. “The least misfortune can do to make up for itself is to be interesting,” he writes. “Parkinson’s disease has fulfilled that obligation.”

Old Age In Europe

Old Age In Europe
Author: Kathrin Komp,Marja Aartsen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2013-01-25
ISBN 10: 9789400761339
ISBN 13: 9400761333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Age In Europe Book Review:

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.

Environmental Gerontology

Environmental Gerontology
Author: Graham D. Rowles, PhD,Miriam Bernard, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-02-20
ISBN 10: 082610813X
ISBN 13: 9780826108135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Gerontology Book Review:

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Aging and Old Age

Aging and Old Age
Author: Richard A. Posner
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 375
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780226675688
ISBN 13: 0226675688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging and Old Age Book Review:

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.

The End of Old Age

The End of Old Age
Author: Marc E. Agronin, M.D.
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-01-16
ISBN 10: 0738219991
ISBN 13: 9780738219998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Old Age Book Review:

The acclaimed author of How We Age, whose "descriptive powers are a gift to readers" (Sherwin Nuland), presents a hopeful and practical model of aging--a guide to understanding how we can all make the journey better. As one of America's leading geriatric psychiatrists, Dr. Marc Agronin sees both the sickest and the healthiest of seniors. He observes what works to make their lives better and more purposeful and what doesn't. Many authors can talk about aging from their particular vantage points, but Dr. Agronin is on the front lines as he counsels and treats elderly individuals and their loved ones on a daily basis. The latest scientific research and Dr. Agronin's first-hand experience are brilliantly distilled in The End of Old Age--a call to no longer see aging as an implacable enemy and to start seeing it as a developmental force for enhancing well-being, meaning, and longevity. Throughout The End of Old Age, the focus is squarely on "So what does this mean for me and my family?" In the final part of the book, Dr. Agronin provides simple but revealing charts that you can fill out to identify, develop, and optimize your unique age-given strengths. It's nothing short of an action plan to help you age better by improving how you value the aging process, guide yourself through stress, and find ways to creatively address change for the best possible experience and outcome.

Vital Involvement in Old Age

Vital Involvement in Old Age
Author: Erik H. Erikson,Joan M. Erikson,Helen Q. Kivnick
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1994-12-17
ISBN 10: 0393347397
ISBN 13: 9780393347395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vital Involvement in Old Age Book Review:

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.

Dying in Old Age

Dying in Old Age
Author: Sara M. Moorman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 1351020161
ISBN 13: 9781351020169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dying in Old Age Book Review:

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.

Old Age

Old Age
Author: John Vincent
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2003-12-08
ISBN 10: 1134496613
ISBN 13: 9781134496617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Age Book Review:

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.

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry
Author: Tom Dening,Alan Thomas
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN 10: 0191006742
ISBN 13: 9780191006746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry Book Review:

Broad in scope and with global appeal The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, second edition is the definitive resource on old age psychiatry. It comprehensively provides the latest knowledge on the science and practice of treating later life mental disorders, focusing on the health and social issues that arise around ageing, dementia, co-morbidity, dependency, and the end of life in progressively ageing societies across the world. Published in previous incarnations as the much loved Psychiatry in the Elderly, this core resource for all old age psychiatrists, trainees, and other clinical professionals treating older people's mental health, has been fully revised, updated, and significantly expanded. Twelve months inclusive access to the online version, including the full text (which can be browsed by the contents list, index, or searched), links from references to external sources (via PubMed, ISI, and CrossRef), and the ability to download all figures and illustrations into PowerPoint ensures that it remains the leading text on old age psychiatry in the field. Maintaining the classic combination of comprehensive coverage, clear writing style, and the provision of authoritative and up-to-date information from earlier editions, this highly respected volume covers the underpinning basic science, both the neurobiological and social varieties, clinical practice, and specific disorders, as well as providing information on psychiatric services for older people, and medico-legal and ethical issues that often present hard challenges for those treating older patients. Taking a global approach by highlighting both the common burdens and the differences in management from country to country and with a much expanded cast of contributors providing a truly international perspective, The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, second edition includes information on all the latest improvements and changes in the field. New chapters are included to reflect the development of old age care; covering palliative care, the ethics of caring, and living and dying with dementia. Existing chapters have also been revised and updated throughout and additional information is included on brain stimulation therapies, memory clinics and services, and capacity, which now includes all mental capacity and decision making. Providing extensive coverage and written by experts the field, the second edition of the Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry is an essential resource; no old age psychiatrist, trainee, or anyone working in the field of mental health care for older people should be without a copy on their bookshelf.

Activity Health and Fitness in Old Age

Activity  Health  and Fitness in Old Age
Author: Jean A. Macheath
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 179
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105039796771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Socialization to Old Age

Socialization to Old Age
Author: Irving Rosow
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 0520303563
ISBN 13: 9780520303560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socialization to Old Age Book Review:

The prevailing wisdom in gerontology is that people routinely adjust to old age just as they adjust to earlier life stages. But aging presents unusual circumstances, and the transition processes that typify earlier passages fail to operate in the customary way. The reasons for this are the subject of this book. Its basic thesis is clear: unlike other status changes in American life, people are not effectively socialized to old age. Irving Rosow shows that there is virtually no role for the elderly, the norms for them are weak, and they are subject to negligible socializing forces. He argues that America has only a minor stake in older people and their place in society, almost certainly because of the reduced responsibilities of the elderly and the limited consequences of their actions. Rosow considers solutions in the form of alternatives for socialization within our present institutional structure. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1974.

Old Age in the New Land

Old Age in the New Land
Author: W. Andrew Achenbaum
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 1421435071
ISBN 13: 9781421435077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Age in the New Land Book Review:

By providing a historical perspective on society's conceptions of aging—and its effects on human lives—Achenbaum's work offers valuable insights for historians, sociologists, gerontologists, and others interested in the "grayingof America.

Social Policies for Old Age

Social Policies for Old Age
Author: B. E. Shenfield
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 1136262245
ISBN 13: 9781136262241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Policies for Old Age Book Review:

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Shady Side of Fifty

The Shady Side of Fifty
Author: Lisa Dillon
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-03-19
ISBN 10: 0773578498
ISBN 13: 9780773578494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shady Side of Fifty Book Review:

Concerns about aging, old age security, and intergenerational relations existed long before youth culture and falling fertility became such popular media topics. Lisa Dillon uses an examination of the censuses of Canada and the U.S. to break new ground by integrating statistical analyses of the historical data with a discourse analysis of ideas about age and old age. In The Shady Side of Fifty she explores the psychological, social, and economic dimensions of aging during a period of socio-economic and demographic change that mirrors the present day. Dillon uses the census as both a qualitative document and a source of quantitative data and also draws on diaries and letters to show how subtle shifts in the living arrangements of the elderly, decreasing intergenerational interdependence, and the advent of retirement and the empty nest changed the trajectory of old age during 1870-1901. The Shady Side of Fifty analyses these social shifts to reveal two different kinds of age anxiety: facing a new decade and dealing with extreme old age.

Dignity and Old Age

Dignity and Old Age
Author: Rose Dobrof,Robert Disch,Harry R Moody
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN 10: 1317844610
ISBN 13: 9781317844617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dignity and Old Age Book Review:

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.

Socialization to Old Age

Socialization to Old Age
Author: Irving Rosow
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 9780520024618
ISBN 13: 0520024613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The New Politics of Old Age Policy

The New Politics of Old Age Policy
Author: Robert B. Hudson
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-09-22
ISBN 10: 1421414880
ISBN 13: 9781421414881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Politics of Old Age Policy Book Review:

Scholars, students, and policymakers will appreciate the volume’s timely overview of the evolution of aging policy.

Public Policy and the Old Age Revolution in Japan

Public Policy and the Old Age Revolution in Japan
Author: Scott Bass,Masato Oka,Jill Norton,Robert Morris *Deceased*
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 1317948890
ISBN 13: 9781317948896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Policy and the Old Age Revolution in Japan Book Review:

Thirty years ago, when compared to the U.S., England, France, and Sweden, Japan had the lowest life expectancy for males and females. Today, Japan has the highest life expectancy and is the world’s most rapidly aging society. Public Policy and the Old Age Revolution in Japan captures the vitality of Japanese policymakers and the challenges they face in shaping a modern society responding to its changing needs. The rapid transition to an aging society poses a set of complex policy and resource dilemmas; the responses taken in Japan are of great value to policymakers, professionals, and students in the fields of gerontology, Asian and Japanese studies, sociology, public policy, administration and management, and anthropology in other industrial aging societies. Readers of Public Policy and the Old Age Revolution in Japan will discover the array of social and economic implications that comes with an increasingly aged society. Such a change in demographics affects pension expenditures and pension contributions, capital formation and savings rates, health costs, service systems, tax bases, labor pools, career counseling, training, advertising, and marketing. This book does not stop with these topics, however. Readers also learn about: how older Japanese workers are staying employed and employable policies in Japan for a smooth transition from work to retirement Japan’s Silver Human Resource Centers the new direction of health services in Japan the Japanese financing system for elderly health care the expansion of formalized in-home services for Japan’s aged Japanese housing policy and the concept of universal design the Gold Plan, a comprehensive ten-year plan to promote health care and welfare for the aged the concept of ikigai--promoting feelings of purpose and self-worth in the aged Public Policy and the Old Age Revolution in Japan is one of only a handful of books prepared in English by American and Japanese authors for an international audience about aging and social policy in Japan. The book’s recent collection of articles by leading scholars on the subject makes it a unique and timely source of information. Above all, Public Policy and the Old Age Revolution in Japan makes it clear that the rest of the world has many valuable lessons to learn by studying Japan’s approach to its rapidly aging society.

Diabetes in Old Age

Diabetes in Old Age
Author: Alan J. Sinclair,Trisha Dunning,Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas,Medha Munshi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2017-02-13
ISBN 10: 1118954610
ISBN 13: 9781118954614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diabetes in Old Age Book Review:

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.

The Futures of Old Age

The Futures of Old Age
Author: John A Vincent,Chris Phillipson,Murna Downs
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-05-15
ISBN 10: 1446240045
ISBN 13: 9781446240045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Futures of Old Age Book Review:

What is the future of old age? How will families, services, and economies adapt to an older population? Such questions often provoke extreme and opposing answers: some see ageing populations as having the potential to undermine economic growth and prosperity; others see new and exciting ways of living in old age. The Futures of Old Age places these questions in the context of social and political change, and assesses what the various futures of old age might be. Prepared by the British Society of Gerontology, The Futures of Old Age brings together a team of leading international gerontologists from the United Kingdom and United States, drawing on their expertise and research. The book's seven sections deal with key contemporary themes including: population ageing; households and families; health; wealth; pensions; migration; inequalities; gender and self; and identity in later life.