New Dynamics in Old Age

New Dynamics in Old Age
Author: Hans-Werner Wahl
Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781351842808
Language: en
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This book was nurtured by the belief that the new dynamics of today's and tomorrow's aging has not yet been treated well in the gerontology literature. Several questions drove the choice of substance for the book: What kind of new dynamics of aging deserves consideration? What kinds of theories and fields are at the core of treating such a new dynamics? And what kind of empirical evidence should be considered? The master hypothesis on which the book is based maintains that the new dynamics of old age is best observed in a range of everyday aging contexts that have been undergoing major change since the second half of the 20th century. In particular, five areas of new and persistent dynamics are treated in depth: the social environment, with a focus on cohort effects in social relations and the consideration of family relations and elders as care redelivers; the home environment, with emphasis on housing and quality of life, relocation and urban aging issues; the outdoor environment, with consideration of out-of-home activity patterns, car-driving behaviour and the leisure world of aging; the technological environment, with treatments of the role of the Internet and the potential of technology for aging outcomes and; and the societal environment with a focus on global aging, the new politics of old age and older persons as market consumers. The book's main purpose is to provide the scholarly gerontology community with a comprehensive and critical discussion of these new trends related to old age. The book will be of interest for the scholarly community of gerontology in a variety of disciplines; sociology, psychology, demography, epidemiology, humanities, social policy and geriatrics; students in gerontology education and in the disciplines named above who have an interest in aging issues (graduate level); professionals in practical and applied fields related to aging such as community and urban planners, health and care providers and policymakers; people involved in senior citizens' organizations and those in industry who wish to serve older people with new products.

Dignity and Old Age

Dignity and Old Age
Author: Rose Dobrof,Robert Disch,Harry R Moody
Release: 2013-12-19
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9781317844617
Language: en
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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.

Old Age

Old Age
Author: Michael Kinsley
Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781101903773
Language: en
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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.”

Aging and Old Age

Aging and Old Age
Author: Richard A. Posner
Release: 1995
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 375
ISBN: 0226675688
Language: en
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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.

Old Age

Old Age
Author: John Vincent
Release: 2003-12-08
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9781134496617
Language: en
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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.

Medical Sociology and Old Age

Medical Sociology and Old Age
Author: Paul Higgs,Ian Rees Jones
Release: 2009-01-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781134150748
Language: en
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The nature of health in later life has conventionally been studied from two perspectives. Medical sociologists have focused on the failing body, chronic illness, infirmity and mortality, while social gerontologists on the other hand have focused on the epidemiology of old age and health and social policy. By examining these perspectives, Higgs and Jones show how both standpoints have a restricted sense of contemporary ageing which has prevented an understanding of the way in which health in later life has changed. In the book, the authors point out that the current debates on longevity and disability are being transformed by the emergence of a fitter and healthier older population. This third age - where fitness and participation are valorised – leads to the increasing salience of issues such as bodily control, age-denial and anti-ageing medicine. By discussing the key issue of old age versus ageing, the authors examine the prospect of a new sociology – a sociology of health in later life. Medical Sociology and Old Age is essential reading for all students and researchers of medical sociology and gerontology and for anyone concerned with the challenge of ageing populations in the twenty-first century. This book is essential reading for all students and researchers of medical sociology and gerontology.

Neoliberalising Old Age

Neoliberalising Old Age
Author: John Macnicol
Release: 2015-09-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781107115187
Language: en
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Examines the effect of neoliberalism on the recent ageing and social policy agenda in the UK and the USA.

Health and Care in Old Age in Africa

Health and Care in Old Age in Africa
Author: Pranitha Maharaj
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780429665240
Language: en
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This book explores health and care of the older population in Africa, focusing on policy and programmatic responses, gaps and future challenges related to health and care across the continent. The first part of the book sets the scene for the volume, profiling the demographic and health situation of the elderly in Africa. It also provides an overview of the various models of care in Africa, looking in particular at the family care model, which constitutes the main source of support for the elderly in Africa. Part 2 provides case studies from across the continent to explore varying forms of elder care as well as the health challenges facing the elderly in the different contexts. The final part considers key aspects related to older person’s experience of social pensions, which are widely recognised as a potentially powerful strategy of meeting the needs of older persons.. Identifying lessons regarding African-centric models of care, as well as reflections on the structural and policy challenges that are likely to confront countries across the continent as they strive to meet the specific needs of increasingly ageing populations, this book will be of interest to scholars of health and social care of the elderly.

Experiencing Old Age in Ancient Rome

Experiencing Old Age in Ancient Rome
Author: Karen Cokayne
Release: 2003
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9780415299145
Language: en
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"Philosophical and medical theories of old age from the ancient world are used to examine and explain ideas on the causes, nature and consequence of physiological decline. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary material - written sources, including satirical and theatrical writings, inscriptions, and visual evidence - the study brings into focus universal concerns such as decline in outward appearance, geriatric illness, memory loss, senility, the formation of character over the course of life, the status and role of the old, sexuality and family relationships." "This book will be invaluable as a resource and introduction for those studying the social history of the ancient world."--BOOK JACKET.

Disciplining Old Age

Disciplining Old Age
Author: Stephen Katz
Release: 1996
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Pages: 228
ISBN: 0813916623
Language: en
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The conference was organized cooperatively with the Surface Engineering Division of the ASM, and as part of Materials Week, and so was attended by a wider range of scientists from academia and engineers from industry than usual. Funding cuts affecting travel budgets in many institutions however, reduced the overall number; those who were not able to attend can begin saving for the proceedings. The 43 papers cover ultrahard coatings, surface treatment and alternative processes, corrosion resistant coatings, characterizing coatings, the surface engineering of powders, laser processing, vapor deposition and plasma methods, and thermal spray coating and coatings for composites. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Diabetes in Old Age

Diabetes in Old Age
Author: Alan J. Sinclair,Trisha Dunning,Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas,Medha Munshi
Release: 2017-02-13
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781118954614
Language: en
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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.

Old Age Homes

Old Age Homes
Author: Roger Clough
Release: 2021-11-08
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 230
ISBN: 1032043148
Language: en
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Originally published in 1981, the author presents a vivid description of the lives and work of residents and staff in an old people's home. Many people, including some social work professionals, still felt that the very existence of residential homes illustrated a failure of society. Roger Clough questions this assumption.

The Transformation of Old Age Security

The Transformation of Old Age Security
Author: Jill Quadagno,Professor of Sociology Jill Quadagno
Release: 1988-02-18
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 253
ISBN: 0226699234
Language: en
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Why did the United States lag behind Germany, Britain, and Sweden in adopting a national plan for the elderly? When the Social Security Act was finally enacted in 1935, why did it depend on a class-based double standard? Why is old age welfare in the United States still less comprehensive than its European counterparts? In this sophisticated analytical chronicle of one hundred years of American welfare history, Jill Quadagno explores the curious birth of old age assistance in the United States. Grounded in historical research and informed by social science theory, the study reveals how public assistance grew from colonial-era poor laws, locally financed and administered, into a massive federal bureaucracy.

Language and Communication in Old Age

Language and Communication in Old Age
Author: Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton
Release: 2013-07-04
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781134823130
Language: en
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Elderly and Old Age Support in Rural China

The Elderly and Old Age Support in Rural China
Author: Fang Cai,John Giles,Philip O'Keefe,Dewen Wang
Release: 2012-03-20
Editor: World Bank Publications
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9780821389034
Language: en
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This book examines the well-being of China's rural elderly in the context of a rapidly aging population. Traditional sources of support are coming under strain with population aging and the migration of youth, making it imperative that pension coverage be extended to the rural population.

Understanding Old Age

Understanding Old Age
Author: Gail Wilson
Release: 2000-02-22
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780857026354
Language: en
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Providing a comprehensive overview of issues of ageing from a global perspective this ambitious text introduces the reader to a wide range of issues and policies on ageing. Topics examined include: theoretical perspectives on ageing in society; demographic trends; roles played by older people as political actors; migration; health; pensions; family and institutional care; and elder abuse. This will be an essential text for students of social gerontology, as well as an invaluable resource for students of nursing, social work, social policy and development studies.

Dying in Old Age

Dying in Old Age
Author: Sara M. Moorman
Release: 2020
Editor: Society and Aging Series
Pages: 196
ISBN: 1138496936
Language: en
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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.

The Futures of Old Age

The Futures of Old Age
Author: John A Vincent,Chris Phillipson,Murna Downs
Release: 2006-05-15
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781446240045
Language: en
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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.

The Home Beyond Or A Happy Old Age

The Home Beyond  Or  A Happy Old Age
Author: Ashton Oxenden
Release: 1870
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 158
ISBN: HARVARD:AH4ZBZ
Language: en
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Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry
Author: Tom Dening,Alan Thomas,John Paul Taylor,Robert Stewart
Release: 2020-11-05
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 960
ISBN: 9780198807292
Language: en
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Part of the authoritative Oxford Textbooks in Psychiatry series, Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, Third Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the developments in old age psychiatry since publication of the Second Edition in 2013, and remains an essential reference for anyone interested in the mental health care of older people.