• Psychology of ageing
      March 2015

      Psychological basics of gerontology

      by Mike Martin / Matthias Kliegel

      This book provides an overview over the psychological basics of gerontology and highlights the psychology of aging from a life span point of view. It illustrates a compendium of gerontology-psychology and serves as foundation literature for many social, health and health care science and developmental psychology degree and training courses.

    • Psychology of ageing
      January 2015

      Leben. Lieben. Altern.: Umgang mit Sexualität und Demenz

      by Groen, Sofie C.

      Everyone loves being young and dynamic, when there are no physical boundaries impeding one’s love life and one can live one’s sexuality to the fullest. But when happens when sexuality changes throughout and the years and, for instance, dementia starts to interfere? This book deals with this topic, which is still being tabooed by society. Considering demographic change, the topic can no longer be ignored, as it is complicated to deal with sexuality and dementia in the right way. This book evaluates the corresponding issues in an in/patient environment and gives insight into challenges the participants face. Experts as well as nursing staff, relatives and all interested readers will gain a lot of new knowledge concerning sexuality, aging, and dementia. Furthermore, accounts from affected people afford the reader access to the experience of age/related changes to sexuality.

    • Health & Personal Development
      September 2017

      Solo Success

      You CAN do things on your own

      by Christine Ingall

      Millions of people, who live alone and are without a partner, avoid everyday leisure pursuits for fear of being seen to be on their own. Many people in a relationship never do anything on their own. This step-by-step guide helps such people to conquer their fear, and build the confidence to pursue the things that they enjoy doing, regardless of their relationship status.

    • Psychology of ageing
      August 2018

      The Well-being of Chinese Older Adults

      Application of the Person-Environment Fit Theory

      by Author(s): Zheng Ouyang

      The well-being of the Chinese elderly has recently drawn the attention of a significant number of researchers. This book examines the relationship among personal factors (such as age, sex, income, cognitive functioning, and functional disability), environmental factors (including satisfaction of housing, community, safety, and transportation), person-environment fit, well-being, and the mediating effects of supplementary fit. It represents the first study to integrate the concepts of complementary fit (needs supply) and supplementary fit (value congruence) in one theoretical framework, exploring which of these has a more powerful effect on well-being in later life. Its findings convey noteworthy implications for theoretical, practical, and policy perspectives, and will be of help to those who are interested in person-environment fit theory, as social work and welfare management.

    • Psychology of ageing
      August 2018

      The Well-being of Chinese Older Adults

      Application of the Person-Environment Fit Theory

      by Author(s): Zheng Ouyang

      The well-being of the Chinese elderly has recently drawn the attention of a significant number of researchers. This book examines the relationship among personal factors (such as age, sex, income, cognitive functioning, and functional disability), environmental factors (including satisfaction of housing, community, safety, and transportation), person-environment fit, well-being, and the mediating effects of supplementary fit. It represents the first study to integrate the concepts of complementary fit (needs supply) and supplementary fit (value congruence) in one theoretical framework, exploring which of these has a more powerful effect on well-being in later life. Its findings convey noteworthy implications for theoretical, practical, and policy perspectives, and will be of help to those who are interested in person-environment fit theory, as social work and welfare management.

    • Psychology of ageing
      February 2007

      Ageing in Society

      by Bond, John

      The Third Edition of this popular and widely-used text provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of ageing, exploring the key theories, concepts and methods which the behavioural and social sciences contribute to the subject. A new chapter on cognitive ageing has been added and key themes, such as social protection, retirement, health and illness, and cultural images of old age are also critically examined.

    • Psychology of ageing
      July 1999

      Worlds of Difference

      Inequality in the Aging Experience

      by Stoller, Eleanor Palo; Gibson, Rose Campbell;

      The ideal supplement for your introductory aging or social gerontology courses, WORLDS OF DIFFERENCE, THIRD EDITION, is the only book for undergraduates that addresses the diversity of aging experiences in society by race, gender and social class. "The virtue of this book is that it makes a multicultural, systems of inequality approach to the study of aging accessible to students and it does so by letting people from privileged as well as disadvantaged perspectives speak for themselves"....Robin Moremen, Northern Illinois University.

    • Psychology of ageing
      March 1999

      Spiritual Resiliency in Older Women

      Models of Strength for Challenges through the Life Span

      by Ramsey, Janet L.; Blieszner, Rosemary;

      Spiritual Resiliency In Older Women records the narratives of spiritually resilient older German and American women. The authors suggest how persons of all ages can gain maturity and spiritual coping by participating in communities based on faith, which acknowledge the emotion of spiritual experiences and integrate faith and close human relationships.

    • Psychology of ageing
      May 2008

      Discourses on Aging and Dying

      by Chatterjee, Suhita Chopra; Patnaik, Priyadarshi; Chariar, Vijayaraghavan

      The first section is both philosophical and prescriptive. It explores our rich religious and philosophical tradition to probe the very concepts of life and death and then suggests strategies - age old and time-tested - for coping with the inevitability of aging and dying. Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic perspectives on aging, dying, euthanasia, and related concepts are explored and coping strategies suggested. The second section deals with socio-ethical issues related to aging and dying in the Indian context, in light of the existing state of affairs and possible directions for the future. The third and final section looks at the most pressing problems that confront both Indian society and medicine – end-of-life care.

    • Psychology of ageing
      May 1995

      Other Cultures, Elder Years

      by Holmes, Ellen Rhoads; Holmes, Lowell D.;

      This fully revised Second Edition of Other Cultures, Elder Years is not only the textbook on the anthropology of aging, but also the most comprehensive, comparative study available on worldwide patterns of ageing. `Provides an excellent summary of secondary sources, avoiding extensive review of primary research, complicated theory, and methodological issues' - Clinical Gerontologist

    • Psychology of ageing
      August 1995

      Feminist Perspectives on Family Care

      Policies for Gender Justice

      by Hooyman, Nancy R.; Gonyea, Judith G.;

      This book analyzes the phenomenon of family care for three populations of adult dependents with chronic disabilities: adults with developmental disabilities; adults with serious, persistent mental illness; and the frail elderly. Family care of relatives spanning the life course and across cultures is emphasized.

    • Psychology of ageing
      July 2003

      Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging

      Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives

      by Aldwin, Carolyn M.; Gilmer, Diane F.;

      In Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging: Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives, Carolyn M. Aldwin and Diane F. Gilmer undertake the challenging task of assembling an objective and holistic picture of human aging. The authors provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the physical aspects of aging, including age-related changes and disease-related processes, the demography of the aging population, theories of aging, and the promotion of optimal aging. In addition, the book covers the psychosocial aspects of aging, including mental health, stress and coping, spirituality, and care giving in later years. Health, Illness and Optimal Aging is recommended for researchers seeking an overview of health psychology and aging, as well as undergraduate and graduate students taking classes in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. This text is also valuable for practitioners working with the elderly in fields such as nursing, social work, occupational and physical therapy, day-care and nursing home administration, psychology, and rehabilitation.

    • Psychology of ageing
      February 1993

      Balancing Work and Caregiving for Children, Adults, and Elders

      by Neal, Margaret B.; Chapman, Nancy J.; Ingersoll-Dayton, Berit

      Exploring how caregivers juggle their responsibilities of work and family, the authors of this volume suggest that dependant care needs to be addressed as a corporate, family and community concern. Drawing from literature as well as from their own extensive research, they present a thorough investigation of the stress factors experienced by workers caught between the frequently conflicting demands of these two roles. Policies, benefits and services reviewed range from approaches that intervene in the caregiving process to those that change the world of work with such alternatives as flexible working hours, child-care facilities and tax credits for dependant care.

    • Psychology of ageing
      March 1994

      Family Caregiving Across the Lifespan

      by Kahana, Eva; Biegel, David E.; Wykle, May

      Examining caregiving issues from a multigenerational, family life cycle perspective, this volume deals with the broad spectrum of chronic illnesses that necessitate family caregiving throughout the lifespan and discusses responses to these challenges by both caregiving families and caregiving systems. Part One addresses the caregiving paradigm and the relationship of family caregiving research to family life studies. Part Two examines conceptual aspects of caregiving, ranging from the expansion of the caregiving paradigm, caregiving processes and tasks, to the positive aspects of caregiving. Part Three emphasizes how family caregivers are affected by the connection (or lack of it) to macro-level systems.

    • Psychology of ageing
      October 1993

      Religion in Aging and Health

      Theoretical Foundations and Methodological Frontiers

      by Levin, Jeffrey S.

      This book brings together key scholars and practitioners from a range of fields in order to advance epidemiological and gerontological research into the role of religion in physical, psychosocial and mental health. Part One addresses such issues as hope, forgiveness, the psychodynamics of faith and belief, and coping in a theoretical context. Part Two seeks to advance the methodological sophistication of research in this area, with an emphasis on measurement and design issues.

    • Psychology of ageing
      August 1994

      Aging

      An Introduction to Gerontology

      by Aiken, Lewis R.

      In this interdisciplinary text, Lewis R Aiken examines the elements that influence people in the later stages of life. Beginning with an historical overview of gerontology, the author discusses both pragmatic and philosophical concerns within the field. Factors impacting the process and results of ageing are carefully outlined and address such areas as biology, psychology, sociology, economics and politics. The interpersonal variability of the older population is stressed throughout the book, recognizing gender, ethnic, racial and cultural differences. Each chapter concludes with: a thorough review of the material covered; a series of questions and activities designed to enhance the learning experience; and a list of sugges

    • Psychology of ageing
      February 2007

      Ageing in Society

      An Introduction to Social Gerontology

      by Bond, John; Peace, Sheila; Dittmann-Kohli, Freya

      The Third Edition of this popular and widely-used text provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of ageing, exploring the key theories, concepts and methods which the behavioural and social sciences contribute to the subject. A new chapter on cognitive ageing has been added and key themes, such as social protection, retirement, health and illness, and cultural images of old age are also critically examined.

    • Psychology of ageing
      May 2006

      The Futures of Old Age

      by Vincent, John A; Phillipson, Chris; Downs, Murna

      Prepared by the British Society of Gerontology, The Futures of Old Age brings together twenty-one leading UK and US gerontologists, drawing on their expertise and research. The book's seven sections deal with key contemporary themes, including population aging, households and families, health, wealth, pensions, migration, inequalities, gender, and self and identity in later life. The Futures of Old Age is thought-provoking reading for anyone studying aging, especially for those attending courses in gerontology and related areas, as well as for those concerned with the development of social and economic policy.

    • Psychology of ageing
      October 2003

      Handbook of Death and Dying

      by Bryant, Clifton D. (Dow)

      Dying is a social as well as physiological phenomenon. Each society characterizes and, consequently, treats death and dying in its own individual ways—ways that differ markedly. These particular patterns of death and dying engender modal cultural responses, and such institutionalized behavior has familiar, economical, educational, religious, and political implications. The Handbook of Death and Dying takes stock of the vast literature in the field of thanatology, arranging and synthesizing what has been an unwieldy body of knowledge into a concise, yet comprehensive reference work. This two-volume handbook will provide direction and momentum to the study of death-related behavior for many years to come. Key Features More than 100 contributors representing authoritative expertise in a diverse array of disciplines Anthropology Family Studies History Law Medicine Mortuary Science Philosophy Psychology Social work Sociology Theology A distinguished editorial board of leading scholars and researchers in the field More than 100 definitive essays covering almost every dimension of death-related behavior Comprehensive and inclusive, exploring concepts and social patterns within the larger topical concern Journal article length essays that address topics with appropriate detail Multidisciplinary and cross-cultural coverage

    • Psychology of ageing
      December 1995

      Contemporary Grandparenting

      A Comprehensive Textbook.

      by Kornhaber, Arthur

      This engaging textbook synthesizes the current knowledge about how grandparents operate in the family and in society. Using a number of case studies, the book covers topics such as: the grandparent-grandchild bond; grandparent development; grandparent-parent relationships; normative and non-normative grandparenting activities; the variety of grandparenting activities according to race, gender and age; the relationship of grandparents to the community; clinical grandparenting; and the legal rights of grandparents.

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