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'A comprehensive and fascinating insight into the evolving human brain. This book could change your life' Professor Stephen Westaby, author of Fragile Lives ____________________________________________ We have long been encouraged to think of old age as synonymous with deterioration. Yet, recent studies show that our decision-making skills improve as we age ...
The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well
'A comprehensive and fascinating insight into the evolving human brain. This book could change your life' Professor Stephen Westaby, author of Fragile Lives ____________________________________________ We have long been encouraged to think of old age as synonymous with deterioration. Yet, recent studies show that our decision-making skills improve as we age and our happiness levels peak in our eighties. What really happens to our brains as we get older? More of us are living into our eighties than ever before. In The Changing Mind, neuroscientist, psychologist and internationally-bestselling author Daniel Levitin invites us to dramatically shift our understanding of growing older, demonstrating its many cognitive benefits. He draws on cutting-edge research to challenge common and flawed beliefs, including assumptions around memory loss and the focus on lifespan instead of 'healthspan'. Levitin reveals the evolving power of the human brain from infancy to late adulthood. Distilling the findings from over 4000 papers, he explains the importance of personality traits, lifestyle, memory and community on ageing, offering actionable tips that we can all start now, at any age. Featuring compelling insights from individuals who have thrived far beyond the conventional age of retirement, this book offers realistic guidelines and practical cognition-enhancing tricks for everyone to follow during every decade of their life. This is a radical exploration of what we all can learn from those who age joyously.
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22.31 USD

The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well

by Daniel Levitin
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From the revered author of the bestselling The Hidden Life of Dogs, a witty, engaging, life-affirming account of the joy, strength, and wisdom that comes with age. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing the natural world, chronicling the customs of pre-contact hunter-gatherers and the secret lives of deer ...
Growing Old: Notes on Aging with Something like Grace
From the revered author of the bestselling The Hidden Life of Dogs, a witty, engaging, life-affirming account of the joy, strength, and wisdom that comes with age. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing the natural world, chronicling the customs of pre-contact hunter-gatherers and the secret lives of deer and dogs. In this book, the capstone of her long career, Thomas, now eighty-eight, turns her keen eye to her own life. The result is an account of growing old that is at once funny and charming and intimate and profound, both a memoir and a life-affirming map all of us may follow to embrace our later years with grace and dignity. A charmingly intimate account and a broad look at the social and historical traditions related to aging, Growing Old explores a wide range of issues connected with growing older, from stereotypes of the elderly as burdensome to the methods of burial humans have used throughout history to how to deal with a concerned neighbor who assumes you're buying cat food to eat for dinner. Written with the wit of Nora Ephron's I Feel Bad About My Neck and the lyrical beauty and serene wisdom of When Breath Becomes Air, Growing Old is an expansive and deeply personal paean to the beauty and the brevity of life that offers understanding for everyone, regardless of age.
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27.290000 USD

Growing Old: Notes on Aging with Something like Grace

by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
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Some of the most profound growth of our lives can happen in the home stretch, the years after age sixty or so. It's a time when we can finally crystallize the meaning of what we've been and done so far and fully expand into the self we've always intended to ...
Our Wisdom Years: Growing Older with Joy, Fulfillment, Resilience, and No Regrets
Some of the most profound growth of our lives can happen in the home stretch, the years after age sixty or so. It's a time when we can finally crystallize the meaning of what we've been and done so far and fully expand into the self we've always intended to be, guided by the voice of the soul. But, says psychologist Charles Garfield, that can only happen if we first loosen the grip of the life we've led so far, the one that's been focused outwardly - on activity, achievement, and the idea of success - and let our souls lead the way. In Our Wisdom Years, he skillfully and practically guides readers through nine tasks that can transform the struggles of aging, bringing fulfillment, joy, and serenity. Drawing on the understandings that come from both his work as acclaimed success guru in the 1980s and the truths distilled from long-term work with those at the end of life, Garfield offers a fresh, uplifting vision of the wholeness that awaits us in our wisdom years. Our Wisdom Years is unique among books in the conscious aging genre in its understanding of how challenging it can be to make the shift from the ubiquitous values of drive and achievement that infuse our contemporary success culture to the inner orientation that gives richness to later life. Because of that, Garfield is well positioned to offer considerable expertise on retirement, its inner challenges for people leaving the work force, and the promise of transformation that can come with a turn from a focus on achievement to a focus on satisfaction. Filled with the author's insights and life experiences, the reader is taken through the nine tasks of transformation. Dr. Garfield shares how we can gracefully let go of the younger selves we've been and walk through the opening that keeps beckoning toward this soul-driven version of later life. He encourages us to take the risk of being fully alive as our years pass. This is no small task - aging is not for the faint of heart! The beautiful paradox of growing older is that none of the gifts of age are available without the kind of loss that forces us to confront mortality in a way we can't deny. In the face of loss, we're changed and expanded by truths that come from the heart, not the mind. We learn that we're more than our bodies, part of something much larger than we are; that love and kindness matter most of all.
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28.300000 USD

Our Wisdom Years: Growing Older with Joy, Fulfillment, Resilience, and No Regrets

by Charles Garfield
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From the creator of the iconic Cathy comic strip comes her first collection of funny, wise, poignant, and incredibly honest essays about being a woman in what she lovingly calls the panini generation. As the creator of Cathy, Cathy Guisewite found her way into the hearts of readers more than ...
Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault: Essays from the Grown-up Years
From the creator of the iconic Cathy comic strip comes her first collection of funny, wise, poignant, and incredibly honest essays about being a woman in what she lovingly calls the panini generation. As the creator of Cathy, Cathy Guisewite found her way into the hearts of readers more than forty years ago, and has been there ever since. Her hilarious and deeply relatable look at the challenges of womanhood in a changing world became a cultural touchstone for women everywhere. Now Guisewite returns with her signature wit and warmth in this essay collection about another time of big transition, when everything starts changing and disappearing without permission: aging parents, aging children, aging self stuck in the middle. With her uniquely wry and funny admissions and insights, Guisewite unearths the humor and horror of everything from the mundane (trying to introduce her parents to TiVo and facing four decades' worth of unorganized photos) to the profound (finding a purpose post-retirement, helping parents downsize their lives, and declaring freedom from all those things that hold us back). No longer confined to the limits of four cosmic panels, Guisewite holds out her hand in prose form and becomes a reassuring companion for those on the threshold of what happens next. Heartfelt and humane and always cathartic, Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault is ideal reading for mothers, daughters, and anyone who is caught somewhere in between.
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27.88 USD

Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault: Essays from the Grown-up Years

by Cathy Guisewite
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Over 100 ideas and spontaneous adventures to stay young at heart. People often say that you should act your age , but what do they know? This sourcebook of delightful ideas and uplifting quotes will tempt you to try something new every day, whether it's dancing all night, laughing till ...
You're Never Too Old To...
Over 100 ideas and spontaneous adventures to stay young at heart. People often say that you should act your age , but what do they know? This sourcebook of delightful ideas and uplifting quotes will tempt you to try something new every day, whether it's dancing all night, laughing till dawn or watching the sunrise. Go on, go wild - you might like it!
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13.00 USD

You're Never Too Old To...

by Lizzie Cornwall
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of a growing phenomenon in migration: retired Americans moving to Latin America. Through in-depth profiles of two of the most popular destinations - Cuenca, Ecuador and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the book provides a unique commentary on the social forces shaping this new ...
Retirement Migration from the U.S. to Latin American Colonial Cities
This book provides a comprehensive overview of a growing phenomenon in migration: retired Americans moving to Latin America. Through in-depth profiles of two of the most popular destinations - Cuenca, Ecuador and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the book provides a unique commentary on the social forces shaping this new diaspora and its impact on the settings to which retirees relocate. Sections of the book address the lives and activities of retirees themselves; their impact on real estate, business development, and gentrification within historic cities; the availability and access to medical and long-term care services; and the role of governmental policies in attracting immigrant retirees and shaping their societal impact. Concluding sections provide guidance for potential retirees and for cities and countries interested in attracting these new immigrants while minimizing adverse impact on local culture and quality of life. Carefully researched and extensively illustrated with photographs, maps, figures, and tables, the book serves as an important new resource for scientists and policy makers, as well as for baby boomers who have retired abroad or are considering doing so.
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125.990000 USD

Retirement Migration from the U.S. to Latin American Colonial Cities

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This book highlights international efforts to better understand the role of individual differences in healthy aging by exploring new directions, methods, and questions within the field. The book considers how to measure personality and personality change during adulthood, the associations between personality and healthy aging outcomes over time, and the ...
Personality and Healthy Aging in Adulthood: New Directions and Techniques
This book highlights international efforts to better understand the role of individual differences in healthy aging by exploring new directions, methods, and questions within the field. The book considers how to measure personality and personality change during adulthood, the associations between personality and healthy aging outcomes over time, and the role of personality in building interventions to promote healthy aging. The first section considers the value of personality constructs for healthy aging outcomes beyond the broad Big Five personality dimensions. It discusses the role of attachment, purpose, and affect, and also touches on the issue of psychopathology. The second section presents innovative assessment methods, research designs beyond classical longitudinal approaches, as well as sophisticated and integrative techniques for analyzing personality change processes. The third section raises new important questions, such as how interventionists from non-personality domains can incorporate personality processes in their intervention programs. It also discusses how different domains of individual functioning may interact in concert to predict healthy aging outcomes, as well as how more integrative lifespan models of healthy aging may advance research on personality and healthy aging. Overall, this book will spark interest and chart new directions for researchers, practitioners and interventionists in healthy aging, gerontology and applied fields.
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157.490000 USD

Personality and Healthy Aging in Adulthood: New Directions and Techniques

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A brilliant portrait... With a beguiling grace and a deceptive simplicity, Christine Dwyer Hickey reminds us that the past is never far away - rather, it constantly surrounds us, suspends us, haunts us. Colum McCann 1950: late summer season on Cape Cod. Michael, a ten-year-old boy, is spending the summer ...
The Narrow Land
A brilliant portrait... With a beguiling grace and a deceptive simplicity, Christine Dwyer Hickey reminds us that the past is never far away - rather, it constantly surrounds us, suspends us, haunts us. Colum McCann 1950: late summer season on Cape Cod. Michael, a ten-year-old boy, is spending the summer with Richie and his glamorous but troubled mother. Left to their own devices, the boys meet a couple living nearby - the artists Jo and Edward Hopper - and an unlikely friendship is forged. She, volatile, passionate and often irrational, suffers bouts of obsessive sexual jealousy. He, withdrawn and unwell, depressed by his inability to work, becomes besotted by Richie's frail and beautiful Aunt Katherine who has not long to live - an infatuation he shares with young Michael. A novel of loneliness and regret, the legacy of World War II and the ever-changing concept of the American Dream.
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16.72 USD

The Narrow Land

by Christine Dwyer Hickey
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This upper level textbook provides a coherent introduction to the economic implications of individual and population ageing. Placing economic considerations into a wider social sciences context, this is ideal reading not only for advanced undergraduate and masters students in health economics and economics of ageing, but policy makers, professionals and ...
Economics and Ageing: Volume IV: Political Economy
This upper level textbook provides a coherent introduction to the economic implications of individual and population ageing. Placing economic considerations into a wider social sciences context, this is ideal reading not only for advanced undergraduate and masters students in health economics and economics of ageing, but policy makers, professionals and practitioners in gerontology, sociology, health-related sciences, and social care. This volume introduces topics in the economics of happiness, quality of life, and well-being in later life. It also covers questions of inequality and poverty, intergenerational economics, and housing. Other areas described in this book include behavioural economics, political economy, and consumption in ageing societies.
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89.240000 USD

Economics and Ageing: Volume IV: Political Economy

by Jose Luis Iparraguirre
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This volume provides a broad and critical presentation of the behavioral and psychosocial treatments of Latinxs with dementia in the United States (U.S.) and across a representative sample of Spanish-speaking countries in the world. The compendium of chapters, written by researchers, practitioners, and policy analysts from multiple disciplines provides a ...
Caring for Latinxs with Dementia in a Globalized World: Behavioral and Psychosocial Treatments
This volume provides a broad and critical presentation of the behavioral and psychosocial treatments of Latinxs with dementia in the United States (U.S.) and across a representative sample of Spanish-speaking countries in the world. The compendium of chapters, written by researchers, practitioners, and policy analysts from multiple disciplines provides a deep exploration of the current state of dementia care for Latinxs in the U.S. and around the globe. The volume is designed to increase and strengthen the collective scientific and sociocultural understanding of the epidemiological and biopsychosocial factors, as well as the overlapping systemic challenges that impact diagnosis and symptom management of Latinxs with dementia. The authors introduce policy options to reduce risk factors for dementia and present culturally-responsive interventions that meet the needs of Latinx patients and their caregivers. Highlighted topics featured in the book include: Contextual, cultural, and socio-political issues of Latinxs with dementia. New meta-analysis of dementia rates in the Americas and Caribbean. Dementia-related behavioral issues and placement considerations. Educational, diagnostic, and supportive psychosocial interventions. Pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and ethnocultural healthcare interventions. Intersectionality as a practice of dementia care for sexual and gender minoritized Latinxs. Prescriptions for policy and programs to empower older Latinxs and their families. Caring for Latinxs with Dementia in a Globalized World: Behavioral and Psychosocial Treatments is a resource that accentuates and contextualizes the heterogeneity in nationality, immigration, race, sexual orientation, gender, and political realities. It is a key reference for a wide range of fields inclusive of demography, geriatrics, gerontology, medicine, mental health, neurology, neuropsychology, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacology, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, sociology, and statistics all of which, collectively, bear on the problem and the solutions for better care for Latinxs affected by dementia.
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167.990000 USD

Caring for Latinxs with Dementia in a Globalized World: Behavioral and Psychosocial Treatments

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Big Wild Love: The Unstoppable Power of Letting Go
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17.800000 USD

Big Wild Love: The Unstoppable Power of Letting Go

by Jill Sherer Murray
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55 and Counting: A Guide for Pre-Retirement
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13.640000 USD

55 and Counting: A Guide for Pre-Retirement

by L Marlene Kaufman, Gerald W Kaufman
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Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption
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28.300000 USD

Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption

by Deborah J. Cohan
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Altenpflege ist Beziehungs- und Gefuhlsarbeit. Sie erfordert Mut und Kompetenz, mit der Vergangenheit alter Menschen umzugehen, mit erlebtem Lebensgluck ebenso wie mit Trauer und Verzweiflung. Bei vielen Pflegenden gibt es eine Sehnsucht nach Begegnungen mit alten Menschen. Trotzdem bleiben viele Kontakte, aus Unsicherheit oder Angst, an der Oberflache. Eine wesentliche ...
Magische Momente in Der Altenpflege: Wie Empathie Und Begegnung in Der Pflege Gelingen
Altenpflege ist Beziehungs- und Gefuhlsarbeit. Sie erfordert Mut und Kompetenz, mit der Vergangenheit alter Menschen umzugehen, mit erlebtem Lebensgluck ebenso wie mit Trauer und Verzweiflung. Bei vielen Pflegenden gibt es eine Sehnsucht nach Begegnungen mit alten Menschen. Trotzdem bleiben viele Kontakte, aus Unsicherheit oder Angst, an der Oberflache. Eine wesentliche empathische Erfahrung geht damit verloren. Denn es koennen besondere Begegnungen entstehen, wenn Pflegepersonen es wagen, sich wirklich auf alte Menschen einzulassen. Genau diese magischen Momente sind es, die Altenpflege fur viele Pflegende so spannend machen. Sie starken die Berufszufriedenheit, geben Kraft fur schwierige berufliche Zeiten und sind ein, bis dato voellig unterschatzter Grund, warum Pflegende im Beruf bleiben. Sonja Schiff erzahlt ihre eigenen Schlusselerlebnisse mit alten Menschen und lasst auch andere Personen - unterschiedliche Professionisten aus der Altenpflege- und Altenbetreuung - in Form von strukturierten Interviews zu Wort kommen. Es entstanden Geschichten, die die Leserin/den Leser tief beruhren und Kraft geben. Gepaart mit einem leidenschaftlichen Pladoyer fur eine dringende Weiterentwicklung der Altenpflege und Kritik am bestehenden System, geht sie auch der Frage nach, welchen Anteil Pflegepersonen selbst an der Erreichung eines magischen Moments haben und wie sie diese umsetzen koennen. Jedes Kapitel wird eingeleitet und mit Aufgaben beendet, die zum Ausprobieren motivieren. Ein Mutmach-Buch fur alle Pflege- und Betreuungskrafte der Altenpflege. Es richtet sich aber auch an Fuhrungskrafte von Altenpflegeeinrichtungen, Angehoerige und sozialpolitisch tatige Personen.
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36.740000 USD

Magische Momente in Der Altenpflege: Wie Empathie Und Begegnung in Der Pflege Gelingen

by Sonja Schiff
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The growing number of older adults in the United States poses a significant challenge to families, healthcare systems, mental health services, and many other caregiving groups. Using the Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative as a framework, this text evaluates critical policies and issues pertaining to older adults, identifying both ...
Gerontological Social Work and the Grand Challenges: Focusing on Policy and Practice
The growing number of older adults in the United States poses a significant challenge to families, healthcare systems, mental health services, and many other caregiving groups. Using the Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative as a framework, this text evaluates critical policies and issues pertaining to older adults, identifying both the overall systemic inequalities currently working against older adults as well as specific areas that require updated policies and interventions. It calls for active attention to the implementation of science-based research, policy, and practices to promote health and well-being. Among the topics addressed: Family violence against older adults Disaster planning and preparedness Building financial capability for aging families Health needs of incarcerated older adults Closing the gap in healthcare services for older adults Social isolation and its effects on mental health and well-being A useful gerontology resource for students, social work scholars, and practitioners, Gerontological Social Work and the Grand Challenges advocates for justice and equal opportunity for older adults, and highlights important social issues that must be urgently addressed in the near future.
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83.990000 USD

Gerontological Social Work and the Grand Challenges: Focusing on Policy and Practice

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When My Time Comes: Talks with Twenty-Five Men and Women About Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End
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27.250000 USD

When My Time Comes: Talks with Twenty-Five Men and Women About Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End

by Diane Rehm
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No one wants to think about getting older. It's true. At any age, when things are moving along normally day to day and everyone seems fit and well, there seems no reason to think about future problems that your friends and relatives might (and probably will) come across as they ...
The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People
No one wants to think about getting older. It's true. At any age, when things are moving along normally day to day and everyone seems fit and well, there seems no reason to think about future problems that your friends and relatives might (and probably will) come across as they age. In fact, it might even seem a little morbid to think such thoughts, or possibly even tempting fate? Yet there will come a time when you must raise these issues and, ideally, this should be before any problems arise. The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People is the ultimate source of information and help for families with care responsibilities. Deborah Stone draws on her extensive experience working in elder care to offer practical advice on every aspect of the field indepth. Topics range from how to get help immediately, legal information, care funding options, a guide to useful technology and advice on the main physical and mental health issues that affect older people. Plus guidance is given on dealing with social services and ensuring you choose the right care for your situations. Crucially, the book also offers help on how to cope as a carer with practical advice on juggling family, work and your caring responsibilities while looking after yourself.
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31.59 USD

The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People

by Deborah Stone
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In this compelling tour of the classical world, Peter Jones reveals how it is the power, scope and fascination of their ideas that makes the Ancient Greeks and Romans so important and influential today. For over 2,000 years these ideas have gripped Western imagination and been instrumental in the way ...
Vox Populi: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Classical World but Were Afraid to Ask
In this compelling tour of the classical world, Peter Jones reveals how it is the power, scope and fascination of their ideas that makes the Ancient Greeks and Romans so important and influential today. For over 2,000 years these ideas have gripped Western imagination and been instrumental in the way we think about the world. Covering everything from philosophy, history and architecture to language and grammar, Jones uncovers their astonishing intellectual, political and literary achievements. First published twenty years ago, this fully updated and revised edition is a must-read for anyone who wishes to know more about the classics - and where they came from.
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24.16 USD

Vox Populi: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Classical World but Were Afraid to Ask

by Peter Jones
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Senior Love Triangle
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66.95 USD

Senior Love Triangle

by Isadora Kosofsky
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This book presents new insights into the consequences of the impending growth in and impact of the older segment of Latino aging adults across distinctive regions of the Americas. It uses a comparative research framework to further understanding of current issues in health and aging in the transnational context of ...
Contextualizing Health and Aging in the Americas: Effects of Space, Time and Place
This book presents new insights into the consequences of the impending growth in and impact of the older segment of Latino aging adults across distinctive regions of the Americas. It uses a comparative research framework to further understanding of current issues in health and aging in the transnational context of the health and migratory experiences of the U.S.- Mexican population. It provides an important contribution to the interdisciplinary investigation of chronic diseases and functional impairments, social care and medical services, care-giving and intervention development, and neighborhood factors supporting optimal aging, using new conceptual and methodological approaches (inter-group comparisons). Specifically, the chapters employ different methodologies that investigate trends in aging health and services related to immigration processes, family and household structure, macroeconomic changes in the quality of community life, and focus on the new realities of aging in Latino families in local communities. The book focuses on measurement, data-quality issues, new conceptual modeling techniques, and longitudinal survey capabilities, and suggests needed areas of new research. As such it is of interest to researchers and policy makers in a wide range of disciplines from social and behavioral sciences to economics, gerontology, geriatrics, and public health.
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146.990000 USD

Contextualizing Health and Aging in the Americas: Effects of Space, Time and Place

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In this revealing and entertaining guide to how the Romans confronted their own mortality, Peter Jones shows us that all the problems associated with old age and death that so transfix us today were already dealt with by our ancient ancestors two thousand years ago. Romans inhabited a world where ...
Memento Mori: What the Romans Can Tell Us About Old Age and Death
In this revealing and entertaining guide to how the Romans confronted their own mortality, Peter Jones shows us that all the problems associated with old age and death that so transfix us today were already dealt with by our ancient ancestors two thousand years ago. Romans inhabited a world where man, knowing nothing about hygiene let alone disease, had no defences against nature. Death was everywhere. Half of all Roman children were dead by the age of five. Only eight per cent of the population made it over sixty. One bizarre result was that half the population consisted of teenagers. From the elites' philosophical take on the brevity of life to the epitaphs left by butchers, bakers and buffoons, Memento Mori ('Remember you die') shows how the Romans faced up to this world and attempted to take the sting out of death.
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16.72 USD

Memento Mori: What the Romans Can Tell Us About Old Age and Death

by Peter Jones
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This timely volume provides an up-to-date and comprehensive summary about what is known about aging and work and addresses the challenges and opportunities confronting older workers and organizations. The authors describe current and emerging topics related to work and aging adults such as working in teams, the increasing diversity of ...
Current and Emerging Trends in Aging and Work
This timely volume provides an up-to-date and comprehensive summary about what is known about aging and work and addresses the challenges and opportunities confronting older workers and organizations. The authors describe current and emerging topics related to work and aging adults such as working in teams, the increasing diversity of the labor force, work and caregiving, the implications of technology for an aging workforce, and health and wellness issues. The authorship is international; the authors are renowned for their respective work in the topical areas and represent a broad range of disciplines within academia, as well as offer perspectives from government and policy. Jobs, organizations, the labor market, and the workforce are experiencing dramatic change. Workers of all ages, including older workers, need to interact with the wide variety of ubiquitous technologies that are reshaping work processes, job content, work settings, communication strategies, and the delivery of training, and this book aims to update readers on the particular issues facing today's aging adults in the workplace. The chapters' broad and inclusive scope encompasses: Workplace aging and jobs in the 21st century The retirement income security outlook for older workers Population aging, age discrimination, and age discrimination protections Older workers and the contemporary labor market The role of aging, age diversity, and age heterogeneity within teams The intersection of family caregiving and work Current and Emerging Trends in Aging and Work is relevant to a broad audience of academic researchers, practitioners, and students in psychology, sociology, management, engineering (industrial and human factors), the health sciences, gerontology/geriatrics, and public health. It is also a useful resource for government and policy leaders, as well as workers and managers in the public and private sectors.
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125.990000 USD

Current and Emerging Trends in Aging and Work

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The essential guide to making sure you have a fabulous later life. You're likely to live longer than you think. Today's fifty-year olds could have an astounding 36 or more years of life. What's your dream life for your later years? When We're 64 is a friendly, practical guide to ...
When We're 64: Your Guide to a Great Later Life
The essential guide to making sure you have a fabulous later life. You're likely to live longer than you think. Today's fifty-year olds could have an astounding 36 or more years of life. What's your dream life for your later years? When We're 64 is a friendly, practical guide to preparing for what could be the best years of your life - from the essentials on work and how to fund retirement, to volunteering, where to live and what kind of housing you'll need. It covers how to stay healthy - and still live a full life if you get a health condition - and reveals how your attitude to ageing could actually increase your lifespan. There are sections on relationships with family and friends, as well as caring for older relatives and how to tackle loneliness. Packed with expert advice and new evidence and tips on how to age well, this route map will help you plan and prepare for the future.
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24.16 USD

When We're 64: Your Guide to a Great Later Life

by Louise Ansari
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Psychologies of Ageing: Theory, Research and Practice
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115.490000 USD

Psychologies of Ageing: Theory, Research and Practice

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Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault: Essays from the Grown-Up Years
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33.590000 USD

Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault: Essays from the Grown-Up Years

by Cathy Guisewite
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This edited volume approaches the life experiences and well-being of Japanese people from an empirical perspective. It explores the current trend of happiness among Japanese over time and examines the association of income, lifestyle, and perceived life conditions using modern econometric models with supplementary qualitative observations. Issues relating to ageing, ...
Quality of Life in Japan: Contemporary Perspectives on Happiness
This edited volume approaches the life experiences and well-being of Japanese people from an empirical perspective. It explores the current trend of happiness among Japanese over time and examines the association of income, lifestyle, and perceived life conditions using modern econometric models with supplementary qualitative observations. Issues relating to ageing, gender, household division of labour, and emigration are also examined to provide a wide scope of results based on both survey and field methods for culturally sensitive researchers. Going beyond the conventional cultural interpretation of the uniqueness of the Japanese case, this book provides timely, empirical evidence for understanding how the various social groups comprising the Japanese population have enjoyed a better quality of life, while some groups are very dissatisfied with social arrangements and have elected to emigrate. The book is a pioneering endeavour to reveal the detailed structure of quality of life and well-being in Japanese society.
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125.990000 USD

Quality of Life in Japan: Contemporary Perspectives on Happiness

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This invaluable guide will help the historical number of eightysomethings live fulfilled, happy lives long into their twilight years. Personal stories illustrate how real people in their eighties are living and how they make sense of their lives. Old age is not what it used to be. For the first ...
Eightysomethings: A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness
This invaluable guide will help the historical number of eightysomethings live fulfilled, happy lives long into their twilight years. Personal stories illustrate how real people in their eighties are living and how they make sense of their lives. Old age is not what it used to be. For the first time ever, most people in the United States are living into their eighties. The first guide of its kind, Eightysomethings changes our understanding of old age with an upbeat and emotionally savvy view of the uncharted territory of the last stage of life. With insight and humor, Dr. Katharine Esty describes the series of dramatic and difficult transitions that eightysomethings usually experience and how, despite their losses, they so often find themselves unexpectedly happy. Living into one's eighties doesn't have to mean declining health and loneliness: Dr. Esty shows readers how to embrace-and thrive during-the later stages of life. Based on her more than 120 interviews around the country, Esty explores the lives of ordinary eightysomethings-their attitudes, activities, secrets, worries, purposes, and joys. Esty adds her wisdom and perspective to this multi-dimensional look at being old as a social psychologist, a practicing psychotherapist, and as an eighty-four-year-old widow living in a retirement community. Eightysomethings is a must-read for people in their eighties, and also for their families. Adult children-often bewildered by their aging parents-need a wise guide like Eightysomethings to help them navigate their parents' last stage of life with real-world guidelines and conversation starters. Readers, young and old alike, will find this first-of-its-kind book eye-opening, comforting, and filled with practical tips.
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26.240000 USD

Eightysomethings: A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness

by Katharine Esty
Hardback
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This book provides an underexplored view of ageing, one that conceives older people as valuable resources in their communities, as active citizens with both voice, and an agency that includes the capacity for resistance. It acknowledges that becoming old with dignity means also paying attention to caring, good health services ...
New Challenges to Ageing in the Rural North: A Critical Interdisciplinary Perspective
This book provides an underexplored view of ageing, one that conceives older people as valuable resources in their communities, as active citizens with both voice, and an agency that includes the capacity for resistance. It acknowledges that becoming old with dignity means also paying attention to caring, good health services and the possibility of good death. The book defines age and ageing as multiple, culturally and historically constructed phenomena that are only loosely connected to the years of one's life. In focusing on the peripheral North located in the Nordic, Canadian and Russian north, it highlights important questions and viewpoints that can be found and adapted to other rural areas. The book answers the following questions: What is the relevance of legislation and international legal agreements in ensuring the rights of elderly people under political and economic changes? What challenges do geographic isolation, changing age structure, and cultural and ecological transformations pose to possibilities for meeting older people's needs for engagement in society as well as for their care? As such this book will be of interest to all those working in population aging.
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125.990000 USD

New Challenges to Ageing in the Rural North: A Critical Interdisciplinary Perspective

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Overcome the Language Barrier of DementiaWhen a parent, spouse, sibling, or loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, it can be difficult to know what to do. Your day can spiral into a never-ending series of tasks and attempts to communicate that leave you both frustrated. ...
Caregiving Both Ways: A Guide to Caring for a Loved One with Dementia (and Yourself!)
Overcome the Language Barrier of DementiaWhen a parent, spouse, sibling, or loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, it can be difficult to know what to do. Your day can spiral into a never-ending series of tasks and attempts to communicate that leave you both frustrated. Instead of burning out, discover a new approach. When your loved one behaves differently than they used to, they're just communicating in a new way. As caregivers, the most important thing we can do is learn that new language. Navigate the caregiving relationship: In Caregiving Both Ways, Molly Wisniewski offers essential advice for getting to know your loved one and yourself during this new phase of life. Learn to balance your priorities, avoid burning out, and honor self-care. Molly will teach you how to navigate the difficult moments with techniques she's mastered from years of experience working with people with dementia. Prepare for each stage of care: Caregiving Both Ways is divided into two parts. First, learn how to care for your loved one with dementia and prioritize your new role as caregiver. Next, discover how to build a strong support system with help from professional caregivers and how to prepare for end-of-life care. In Caregiving Both Ways, you'll find worksheets, exercises, and essential tips for smart, empathetic caregiving. You'll learn how to: Use non-medical interventions to reduce anxiety Prioritize and make time for your own care and mental health Identify triggers that may cause confusion in your loved one Handle difficult medical decisions Provide support and validation through all stages of Alzheimer's disease or dementia Readers who turned to Alzheimer's books like The 36-Hour Day, When Reasoning No Longer Works, and Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey will love the compassionate approach of Caregiving Both Ways.
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19.900000 USD

Caregiving Both Ways: A Guide to Caring for a Loved One with Dementia (and Yourself!)

by Molly Wisniewski
Paperback / softback
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This first-of-its-kind work on elder abuse and mistreatment provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the subject. Covering almost all regions of the world, it highlights different dimensions of elder abuse and mistreatment in terms of their prevalence, incidence, prevention, treatment, management and response from governments and civil society, academic ...
International Handbook of Elder Abuse and Mistreatment
This first-of-its-kind work on elder abuse and mistreatment provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the subject. Covering almost all regions of the world, it highlights different dimensions of elder abuse and mistreatment in terms of their prevalence, incidence, prevention, treatment, management and response from governments and civil society, academic and research communities, and society in general. Written by international specialists from various disciplinary and presenting the latest findings and data, the handbook includes sections on the Americas; the Caribbean; Europe; Central, West and South Asia; East Asia and Asia-Pacific; and Africa. The chapters offer clarity on the concept and forms of elder abuse and neglect, discuss research methodology, and provide policy options, legislative solutions and programmatic responses to give relief to older people as victims of abuse and neglect as well as to deal with the perpetrators. This book is intended for a wide range of students and researchers interested in aging, from sociology, to social work, community medicine, public health, clinical psychology, and human rights/law.
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188.990000 USD

International Handbook of Elder Abuse and Mistreatment

Hardback
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