Women and Positive Aging

Women and Positive Aging
Author: Lisa Hollis-Sawyer,Amanda Dykema-Engblade
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 0128004576
ISBN 13: 9780128004579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Positive Aging Book Review:

Women and Positive Aging: An International Perspective presents the noted research in the fields of psychology, gerontology, and gender studies, reflecting the increasingly popular and pervasive positive aging issues of women in today’s society from different cohorts, backgrounds, and life situations. Each section describes a bridge between the theoretical aspects and practical applications of the theory that is consistent with the scientist-practitioner training model in psychology, including case studies and associated intervention strategies with older women in each chapter. In addition to incorporating current research on aging women’s issues, each section provides the reader with background about the topic to give context and perspective. Examines a comprehensive range of issues for aging women Details current research trends Encompasses a holistic model of women’s aging Ranges from physical and mental health in response to aging changes, to social relationships and sexuality Presents a "how to put research into practice" section in each chapter Focuses on topical issues that are relevant to women wanting to optimize their life outcomes as they live, on average, longer than ever before

Women and Aging

Women and Aging
Author: Varda Muhlbauer,Joan C. Chrisler,Florence L. Denmark
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2014-10-20
ISBN 10: 3319093061
ISBN 13: 9783319093062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Aging Book Review:

These are paradoxical times to be an older woman. As individual older women take the stage as role models in the arts and the public sphere, female elders as a group are marginalized as dependent, declining and unimportant. Women and Aging surveys the evolving sociopolitical landscape in an era still struggling with gender and age discrimination. This insightful volume recasts familiar concepts such as social roles, appearance, health, sexuality and transition through the related lenses of empowerment/restraint and quality of life/well-being for a deeper understanding of the disparities that exist both with men and within their own gender. Two especially relevant questions emerge from this framework: how women over 60 are contributing to the current climate of societal change and how these positive developments can improve the lives of older women as a whole. Featured topics analyze the wider implications of older women's experiences as family members, sensual and sexual beings, drivers of economies and members of a diverse population worldwide: Older women, power and the body. Older women, economic power and consumerism. The impact of multiple roles on older women: Strain or enrichment? Older women, leadership and encore careers. Sexuality in older women: Desirability and desire. Lesbians over 60: Newer every day. Clinical interventions to empower older women. A significant advance in femi nist research, Women and Aging brings path-breaking perspectives to scholars in women’s studies, gerontology, psychology, sociology, social work and human development, whether they study women who have overcome barriers or those who need support in changing the rules.

The Power of Positive Aging

The Power of Positive Aging
Author: David Lereah
Publsiher: Linden Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 1610353722
ISBN 13: 9781610353724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Positive Aging Book Review:

Discover the extraordinary power of Positive Aging to prepare you for the greatest challenge of your life―growing old. Americans now live longer than ever―a full 30 years longer than they did in the early 20th century. Our forever-young culture and personal expectations have not yet adapted to that change. These extra years can be a burden or an adventure, depending on your mental attitude. You can't fight the inevitable changes to your aging body, but author David Lereah says these changes are at worst inconveniences that won't prevent living a fulfilling life. The Power of Positive Aging offers a practical training guide to successfully cope with the physical and mental decline that accompanies aging. Based on life lessons learned during Lereah's successful battle against cancer, The Power of Positive Aging gives readers an easy-to-follow program of mental and spiritual exercises teaching mindfulness and acceptance, plus strategies for pursuing a balanced life and seeking and accepting social support. The Power of Positive Aging shows how simple lifestyle modifications will transform your everyday life, helping you to live more joyously for the rest of your years. Growing older can be the best part of living when you embrace the power of positive aging.

Narratives of Positive Aging

Narratives of Positive Aging
Author: Amia Lieblich
Publsiher: Oxford University Press (UK)
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 019991804X
ISBN 13: 9780199918041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narratives of Positive Aging Book Review:

In Narratives of Positive Aging, Amia Lieblich presents a qualitative study that explores the life narratives of elderly men and women who engage in practices of "positive aging." They belong to a spontaneous community that assembles daily, early in the morning, on a beach near Tel-Aviv, Israel. At the seaside, the elders practice various outdoor sports, and converse over coffee at the local café. Based on their narratives, procured by individual open-ended interviews, and the author's participant observation, the book explores the impact of routine, physical activity, and social relationships on successful aging. Lieblich additionally presents an analysis of the tension-minimizing discourse adopted at the café and the pleasant bubble-like environment it fosters amongst the community members. Finally, the book debates the adaptive role of narrating one's life story, and its perceived manifestation of wisdom. A combination of complete life stories and extracts of conversations recorded on the beach color every chapter. These texts are complimented and elucidated by a variety of academic claims, theories and findings concerning narratives and aging. This book, based on an Israeli field study, may be viewed both as a local case study as well as a lesson relevant to aging everywhere.

Positive Aging

Positive Aging
Author: Karen Kaigler-Walker
Publsiher: Conari Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 1609257936
ISBN 13: 9781609257934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Aging Book Review:

In Positive Aging, KaiglerWalker explores and illuminates the quest women must take to free themselves from this cultural trap. Using myths, fairy tales, and a series of practical exercises, she peels back the layers of misunderstanding that distort the true nature of female beauty. Identifying the problem as essentially one of the spirit, she guides women through the myriad erroneous assumptions and preconceptions about the primal role of female beauty and aging.

Positive Aging

Positive Aging
Author: Robert D. Hill
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924102638784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Aging Book Review:

Draws on new trends in physical and mental health care to advise readers on how to avoid the emotional turmoil associated with aging, outlining the author's principles for attaining a healthy and optimistic outlook while recommending specific strategies on how to cultivate a productive lifestyle in later years.

Narratives of Positive Aging

Narratives of Positive Aging
Author: Amia Lieblich
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-07-16
ISBN 10: 0190213825
ISBN 13: 9780190213824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narratives of Positive Aging Book Review:

In Narratives of Positive Aging, Amia Lieblich presents a qualitative study that explores the life narratives of elderly men and women who engage in practices of "positive aging." They belong to a spontaneous community that assembles daily, early in the morning, on a beach near Tel-Aviv, Israel. At the seaside, the elders practice various outdoor sports, and converse over coffee at the local café. Based on their narratives, procured by individual open-ended interviews, and the author's participant observation, the book explores the impact of routine, physical activity, and social relationships on successful aging. Lieblich additionally presents an analysis of the tension-minimizing discourse adopted at the café and the pleasant bubble-like environment it fosters amongst the community members. Finally, the book debates the adaptive role of narrating one's life story, and its perceived manifestation of wisdom. A combination of complete life stories and extracts of conversations recorded on the beach color every chapter. These texts are complimented and elucidated by a variety of academic claims, theories and findings concerning narratives and aging. This book, based on an Israeli field study, may be viewed both as a local case study as well as a lesson relevant to aging everywhere.

Positive Aging and Precarity

Positive Aging and Precarity
Author: Irina Catrinel Crăciun
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2019-05-10
ISBN 10: 3030142558
ISBN 13: 9783030142551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Aging and Precarity Book Review:

This book explores positive aging through the lens of precarity, aiming to ground positive aging theories in current social contexts. In recent years, research on aging has been branded by growing disagreements between supporters of the successful aging model and critical gerontologists who highlight the widening inequalities, disadvantages and precarity that characterize old age. This book comes to fill a gap in knowledge by offering an alternative view on positive aging, informed by precarity and its impact on projections concerning aging. The first part of the book places aging in broader theoretical and empirical context, exploring the complex links between views on aging, successful aging theories, policy and social reality. The second part uses results from a qualitative research conducted in Germany to illustrate the dissonance between successful aging ideals and both negative and positive views on aging as well as aging preparation strategies inspired by precarity. Findings from this section provide a solid starting point for comparisons with countries that are both similar and different from Germany in terms of welfare regimes and aging policies. The final part of the book discusses the psychological implications of these findings within and beyond the German case study and outlines potential solutions for practice. This book provides health psychologists, gerontologists, sociologists, social workers, health professionals as well as students and aging individuals themselves with better understanding of the meaning of aging in precarious times and builds confidence about aging well despite precarity.

Successful Aging

Successful Aging
Author: John Wallis Rowe,Robert Louis Kahn
Publsiher: Random House Large Print Publishing
Total Pages: 378
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780375701795
ISBN 13: 0375701796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Aging Book Review:

The president of New York's Mount Sinai Hospital and a professor of public health present the findings of a MacArthur Foundation Study, showing healthy aging is dependent on diet, exercise, and self-esteem rather than on genes. (Health & Medicine).

Handbook of Girls and Women s Psychological Health

Handbook of Girls  and Women s Psychological Health
Author: Judith Worell,Carol D. Goodheart
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 019516203X
ISBN 13: 9780195162035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Girls and Women s Psychological Health Book Review:

"This Handbook underscores the importance of gender in the lives of girls and women developmentally across significant phases of the life span. Considering the importance of cultural context, this book illustrates how gender socialization in female development and behavior affects self-evaluation, identity processes, and the social roles that girls and women adopt. Its chapters illustrate how externally induced risks such as poverty, discrimination, and violence present challenges to healthy development. Significantly, the chapters also draw attention to long overlooked and compelling strengths and capacities that provide a firm basis for growth and health."--BOOK JACKET.

Faces of Women and Aging

Faces of Women and Aging
Author: Ellen Cole,Esther D Rothblum,Nancy C Davis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 1317764951
ISBN 13: 9781317764953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faces of Women and Aging Book Review:

Discover the diverse ways aging women attempt to deal with the universal challenges of loss, sickness, and death along with the problems of being old women in a society that values women mainly as sexual partners or producers of children. Old women are often seen as poor, powerless, and pitiful in our sexist and youth-oriented society. The truth is that women age much more successfully than do men and they are increasingly in the majority as our population ages. These truths and others are presented in Faces of Women and Aging--a collection written by women, a number of whom are themselves older women who bring their unique life experiences and personalities to the topic. This uplifting book emphasizes that middle and old age are merely stages of growth and development, not just seasons of loss and decline as the end approaches. A wealth of topics are covered in Faces of Women and Aging that broaden the reader’s awareness of the problems of women and aging including: how to maintain self-esteem in the face of sexism, ageism, and severe illness the problems of being single or divorced in the later years the problems of maintaining a good body image for older women in a society which values the young and the beautiful the additional difficulties of minority women, specifically lesbians and native American women increased dependency brought on by illness and loss of partners Faces of Women and Aging combines personal narratives that serve as reminders of the human beings behind statistics and case studies with theoretical observations which help therapists assist older women cope with the daily hardships as well as the more catastrophic problems of aging.

Successful Aging

Successful Aging
Author: Paul B. Baltes,Margret M. Baltes
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 397
Release: 1993-05-28
ISBN 10: 9780521435826
ISBN 13: 052143582X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Aging Book Review:

More and more people live into old age. This demographic revolution underscores the fact that old age is the last uncharted and unattended phase of the life cycle.

Shame and the Aging Woman

Shame and the Aging Woman
Author: J. Brooks Bouson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2016-08-19
ISBN 10: 3319317113
ISBN 13: 9783319317113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shame and the Aging Woman Book Review:

This book brings together the research findings of contemporary feminist age studies scholars, shame theorists, and feminist gerontologists in order to unfurl the affective dynamics of gendered ageism. In her analysis of what she calls “embodied shame,” J. Brooks Bouson describes older women’s shame about the visible signs of aging and the health and appearance of their bodies as they undergo the normal processes of bodily aging. Examining both fictional and nonfiction works by contemporary North American and British women authors, this book offers a sustained analysis of the various ways that ageism devalues and damages the identities of otherwise psychologically healthy women in our graying culture. Shame theory, as Bouson shows, astutely explains why gendered ageism is so deeply entrenched in our culture and why even aging feminists may succumb to this distressing, but sometimes hidden, cultural affliction.

Women Aging and Ageism

Women  Aging  and Ageism
Author: Evelyn R Rosenthal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2014-04-23
ISBN 10: 1317993063
ISBN 13: 9781317993063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Aging and Ageism Book Review:

Here is a unique text that examines the lives of middle-aged and old women. Women, Aging and Ageism, in response to the lack of literature that focuses on aging women, presents timely and definitive research that illustrates the implications of ageism and sexism. This landmark volume challenges powerful myths and dangerous stereotypes and identifies the damaging restrictions that society forces upon aging women. In extending feminist research to middle and old age, the chapters taken together comprise a critique of the conditions of the last third of women’s lives. The authors use analytical tools and methodologies developed and modified by feminists to explore questions previously unasked. They focus on issues of deep concern to women at midlife and beyond, including the politics of reproduction, sexuality, social isolation, violence against women, equal opportunity, and the feminization of poverty. Women, Aging and Ageism is available for classroom adoption. Ideal for students and helping professionals working with middle-aged and old women and their families, this book provides models of effective interventions grounded in field research and clinical practice. For all readers concerned about middle-aged and old women and the quality of their lives, Women, Aging and Ageism is a rich resource filled with ideas and information and an affirmative new volume about the limitless possibilities of women’s achievement in midlife and old age.

Successful Aging and Adaptation with Chronic Diseases

Successful Aging and Adaptation with Chronic Diseases
Author: Betsy M. Sprouse, PhD,Sarah H. Gueldner, DSN, RN, FAAN, FGSA, FNAP, FAGHE,Leonard W. Poon, PhD, DPhil
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2003-05-06
ISBN 10: 9780826119766
ISBN 13: 082611976X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Aging and Adaptation with Chronic Diseases Book Review:

For many people growing old means facing one or more chronic diseases. Successful Aging and Adaptation with Chronic Diseases reviews, coalesces, and expands what we know about how older adults successfully experience the aging process and how they feel about and live with chronic illnesses. Questions considered include: How do older adults approach and deal with everyday-life when affected by multiple health problems? What kind of impact do they feel diseases have on their successful aging? How do existent models and theories of coping address these issues? Presenting research funded by the AARP Andrus Foundation, this book brings together contributions by originators in the field, including Robert Kahn and Ann Whall. This volume is sure to be a seminal reference point for future research.

Successful Aging as a Contemporary Obsession

Successful Aging as a Contemporary Obsession
Author: Sarah Lamb
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-05-22
ISBN 10: 0813585368
ISBN 13: 9780813585369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Aging as a Contemporary Obsession Book Review:

In recent decades, the North American public has pursued an inspirational vision of successful aging—striving through medical technique and individual effort to eradicate the declines, vulnerabilities, and dependencies previously commonly associated with old age. On the face of it, this bold new vision of successful, healthy, and active aging is highly appealing. But it also rests on a deep cultural discomfort with aging and being old. The contributors to Successful Aging as a Contemporary Obsession explore how the successful aging movement is playing out across five continents. Their chapters investigate a variety of people, including Catholic nuns in the United States; Hindu ashram dwellers; older American women seeking plastic surgery; aging African-American lesbians and gay men in the District of Columbia; Chicago home health care workers and their aging clients; Mexican men foregoing Viagra; dementia and Alzheimer sufferers in the United States and Brazil; and aging policies in Denmark, Poland, India, China, Japan, and Uganda. This book offers a fresh look at a major cultural and public health movement of our time, questioning what has become for many a taken-for-granted goal—aging in a way that almost denies aging itself.

Be Fit For Life A Guide To Successful Aging

Be Fit For Life  A Guide To Successful Aging
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9814338508
ISBN 13: 9789814338509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Successful Aging

Successful Aging
Author: Sheung-Tak Cheng,Iris Chi,Helene H. Fung,Lydia W. Li,Jean Woo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2015-01-26
ISBN 10: 940179331X
ISBN 13: 9789401793315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Aging Book Review:

This book brings together state-of-the-art research on successful aging in Asian populations and highlights how the factors that contribute to successful aging differ from those in the West. It examines the differences between the Asian and Western contexts in which the aging process unfolds, including cultural values, lifestyles, physical environments and family structures. In addition, it examines the question of how to add quality to longer years of life. Specifically, it looks at ways to promote health, preserve cognition, maximize functioning with social support and maintain emotional well-being despite inevitable declines and losses. Compared to other parts of the world, Asia will age more quickly as a result of the rapid socioeconomic developments leading to rising longevity and historically low fertility rates in some countries. These demographic forces in vast populations such as China are expected to make Asia the main driver of global aging in the coming decades. As a result, researchers, professionals, policymakers, as well as the commercial sector, in both East and West, are increasingly interested in gaining a deeper understanding of aging in Asia.

Endocrine Aspects of Successful Aging Genes Hormones and Lifestyles

Endocrine Aspects of Successful Aging  Genes  Hormones and Lifestyles
Author: P. Chanson,Jacques Epelbaum,S.W.J. Lamberts
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 3662070197
ISBN 13: 9783662070192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endocrine Aspects of Successful Aging Genes Hormones and Lifestyles Book Review:

At the beginning of the 20th century, life expectancy at birth in North America and Western Europe was around 50 years of age. Nowadays, women have gained more than 30 years of age and men are trailing closer. However, according to several sociologists such as Louis Chauvel, the notion of a "greying society" is not entirely adequate since aging people are physically and socially younger and more active for a longer time. Of course, the other side of the medal is to tackle the challenge of preventing age-associated chronic diseases. In this book the extensive field of research on neuroendocrine aging has been reviewed. Aging is one of the most complex biological processes determined by the interactions between genetic and environmental factors.

Women Rowing North

Women Rowing North
Author: Mary Pipher
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 1632869624
ISBN 13: 9781632869623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Rowing North Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller * USA Today Bestseller* Los Angeles Times Bestseller * Publishers Weekly Bestseller A guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age by the author of Reviving Ophelia. Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. “If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully,” Pipher writes, “we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent.”