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Dying in Old Age

Dying in Old Age
  • Author : Sara M. Moorman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-09-15
  • Total pages :196
  • ISBN : 9781351020169
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Summary : Three-quarters of deaths in the U.S. today occur to people over the age of 65, following chronic illness. This new experience of "predictable death" has important consequences for the ways in which societies structure their health care systems, laws, and labor markets. Dying in Old Age: U.S. Practice and Policy applies a sociological lens to the end of life, exploring how macrosocial systems and social inequalities interact to affect individual experiences of death in the United States. Using data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study and Pew Research Center Survey of Aging and Longevity, this book argues that predictable death influences the entire life course and works to generate greater social disparities. The volume is divided into sections exploring demography, the circumstances of dying people, and public policy affecting dying people and their families. In exploring these interconnected factors, the author also proposes means of making "bad death" an avoidable event. As one of the first books to explore the social consequences of end of life practice, Dying in Old Age will be of great interest to graduate and advanced undergraduate students in sociology, social work, and public health, as well as scholars and policymakers in these areas.

Old Age

Old Age
  • Author : John A. Vincent,Professor of History John Vincent
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :190
  • ISBN : 0415268222
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Summary : This book provides an overview of the key issues arising from this demographic change, asking questions such as: * What if any, are the universal characteristics of the ageing experience? * What different ways is it possible to grow old?

Medical Sociology and Old Age

Medical Sociology and Old Age
  • Author : Paul Higgs,Ian Rees Jones
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-01-13
  • Total pages :150
  • ISBN : 9781134150748
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Summary : 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.

Health and Care in Old Age in Africa

Health and Care in Old Age in Africa
  • Author : Pranitha Maharaj
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-07
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 9780429665240
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Summary : 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.

Language and Communication in Old Age

Language and Communication in Old Age
  • Author : Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-07-04
  • Total pages :408
  • ISBN : 9781134823062
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Summary : First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

New Dynamics in Old Age

New Dynamics in Old Age
  • Author : Hans-Werner Wahl
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-07-05
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781351842808
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Summary : 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.

Growing Old in America

Growing Old in America
  • Author : David Hackett Fischer,Warren Professor of History David Hackett Fischer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1977
  • Total pages :242
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3914403
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The Old Age Challenge to the Biomedical Model

The Old Age Challenge to the Biomedical Model
  • Author : Charles F. Longino
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-11-26
  • Total pages :170
  • ISBN : 9781351862820
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Summary : Central to this book is the idea that the United States is in the midst of a health care crisis, one that will be exacerbated as the population continues to age. Longino and Murphy trace the philosophical and technological development of the biomedical model and show its inadequacy to deal with the massive chronic disease demand of the present and the future. They argue that the delivery of health care will meet and survive the old age challenge only if the medical system is thoroughly democratized. A more inclusive system must be devised that encourages a more reasonable allocation of resources, gives more attention to prevention, adopts a wider range of non-medical interventions, and invites citizens to become more involved in their own health care and the planning of services.

Socialization to Old Age

Socialization to Old Age
  • Author : Irving Rosow
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-04
  • Total pages :204
  • ISBN : 9780520303560
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Summary : The prevailing wisdom in gerontology is that people routinely adjust to old age just as they adjust to earlier life stages. But aging presents unusual circumstances, and the transition processes that typify earlier passages fail to operate in the customary way. The reasons for this are the subject of this book. Its basic thesis is clear: unlike other status changes in American life, people are not effectively socialized to old age. Irving Rosow shows that there is virtually no role for the elderly, the norms for them are weak, and they are subject to negligible socializing forces. He argues that America has only a minor stake in older people and their place in society, almost certainly because of the reduced responsibilities of the elderly and the limited consequences of their actions. Rosow considers solutions in the form of alternatives for socialization within our present institutional structure. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1974.

Exercise, Aging, and Health

Exercise, Aging, and Health
  • Author : Sandra O'Brien Cousins
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :261
  • ISBN : 1560324147
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Summary : Exercise, Aging, and Health examines how social, cognitive, biological, and contextual forces influence activity patterns. Part One summarizes the scientific evidence regarding the effects of exercise among older adults, then contrasts it with the known risks of physical activity among the elderly. The author provides guidelines for safe and easy movements that will increase both strength and mobility. Part Two presents theories regarding older adult activity behavior and considers reasons for this population's reluctance to participate in regular physical activity.

Old-age Pensions

Old-age Pensions
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Old-age Pensions System, Special Committee to Investigate the
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1941
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D03583250I
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Old-age Pensions

Old-age Pensions
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Labor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1930
  • Total pages :343
  • ISBN : LOC:00117929905
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Old-age Pensions

Old-age Pensions
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee to Investigate the Old-age Pension System
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1941
  • Total pages :147
  • ISBN : UCBK:C109479865
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A good and satisfied Old Age. Some account of George Vaughan, ... being the substance of a sermon [on Gen. xxv. 8], etc

A good and satisfied Old Age. Some account of George Vaughan, ... being the substance of a sermon [on Gen. xxv. 8], etc
  • Author : William Henry HAVERGAL
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1847
  • Total pages :12
  • ISBN : BL:A0019166378
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Aging and Old Age

Aging and Old Age
  • Author : Richard A. Posner,Circuit Judge U S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Senior Lecturer Richard A Posner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995-12-18
  • Total pages :375
  • ISBN : 0226675661
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Summary : Discusses the role of older people in American society and the effect they have on the economy

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry
  • Author : Tom Dening,Alan Thomas,John Paul Taylor,Robert Stewart
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-11-05
  • Total pages :960
  • ISBN : 9780198807292
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Summary : 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.

Inequality And Old Age

Inequality And Old Age
  • Author : John A Vincent
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-09-02
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781135367930
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Summary : An analysis of ageing in relation to identity formation, inequality and stratification. The book outlines a theory of social inequality which encompasses those inequalities associated with old age - in addition to class, gender, race and ethnicity.; This book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate sociology courses in social stratification and social theory, as well as students and researchers in social policy, social welfare and health with an interest in the study of ageing.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Later Life

Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Later Life
  • Author : Jason Hepple,Laura Sutton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-03-01
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 9781135480851
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Summary : Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Later Life highlights that any attempt to work psychotherapeutically with older people must take into account the effects of working within a context of institutional ageism. It explores the specialist skills required when working with older people, covering: * the delayed effects of early trauma * narcissism and the re-emergence of borderline traits and dissociative states * the emergence of treatment resistant depression and anxiety * the use of the cognitive analytic therapy model to challenge the child centred paradigm of psychoanalytic theory. Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, nurses, social workers, and occupational therapists alike will find this an illuminating and thought provoking book.

Experiencing Old Age in Ancient Rome

Experiencing Old Age in Ancient Rome
  • Author : Karen Cokayne
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-01-11
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781136000065
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Summary : Old age today is a contentious topic. It can be seen as a demographic timebomb or as a resource of wisdom and experience to be valued and exploited. There is frequent debate over how we value the elderly, and whether ageing is an affliction to be treated or a natural process to be embraced. Karen Cokayne explores how ancient Rome dealt with the physical, intellectual and emotional implications of the ageing process, and asks how the Romans themselves experienced and responded to old age. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary material - written sources, inscriptions, and visual evidence - the study brings into focus universal concerns, including geriatric illness, memory loss and senility; the status and role of the old, sexuality and family relationships. The book's unique emphasis on both the individual and society's responses to ageing makes it a valuable contribution to the study of the social history of Rome.

Contemporary Cinema and 'Old Age'

Contemporary Cinema and 'Old Age'
  • Author : Josephine Dolan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-06
  • Total pages :258
  • ISBN : 9781137584021
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Summary : This book is the first to explore ‘old age’ in cinema at the intersection of gender, ageing, celebrity and genre studies. It takes its cue from the dual meanings of ‘silvering’ – economics and ageing – and explores shifting formulations of ‘old age’ and gender in contemporary cinema. Broad in its scope, the book establishes the importance of silver audiences to the survival of cinema exhibition while also forging connections between the pleasures of ‘old age’ films, consumer culture, the ‘economy of celebrity’ and the gendered silvering of stardom. The chapters examine gendered genres such as romantic comedies, action and heist movies, the prosthetics of costume, and CGI enabled age transformations. Through this analysis, Josephine Dolan teases out the different meanings of ageing masculinity and femininity offered in contemporary cinema. She identifies ageing femininity as the pathologised target of rejuvenation while masculine ageing is seen to enhance an enduring youthfulness. This book has interdisciplinary appeal and will engage scholars interested in ‘old age’ and gender representations in contemporary cinema.

Public Old-age Pension Legislation of the United States as of October 15, 1935

Public Old-age Pension Legislation of the United States as of October 15, 1935
  • Author : United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1935
  • Total pages :7
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D026177828
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