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Vital Involvement in Old Age

Vital Involvement in Old Age
  • Author : Erik H. Erikson,Joan M. Erikson,Helen Q. Kivnick
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  • Release Date :1994-12-17
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0393347397
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Summary : Erikson's now-famous concept of the life cycle delineates eight stages of psychological development through which each of us progresses. The last stage, old age, challenges the individual to rework the past while remaining involved in the present. The authors begin this work with their theory of life's stages through old age. In Part two, they discuss their interviews with twenty-nine octogenarians, on whom life history data has been collected for over fifty years. Part three is a discussion of the life history of the protagonist in Ingmar Bergman's film Wild Strawberries. In Part four, "Old age in our society", the authors offer suggestions for "vital involvement." Erik H. Erikson is winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

Old Age

Old Age
  • Author : Sanford Bennett
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  • Release Date :1996-09
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9780787300920
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Summary : The man who claimed he grew young at 70. an old man at 50, he determined to thwart the ravages of ill health and advancing years, and after much study and experiment, perfected a regime which he claims made a new man of him. Some of the contents: the F.

Quality of Life in Old Age

Quality of Life in Old Age
  • Author : Heidrun Mollenkopf,Alan Walker
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  • Release Date :2007-06-13
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : 1402056826
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Summary : This volume brings together leading researchers on quality of life in old age to focus on one of the most important issues in both gerontology and quality of life studies. There are very few texts available on this topic and none of an international and multi-disciplinary nature. For these reasons and the high quality of the authors we have assembled, this will be a seminal text for both gerontology and quality of life researchers.

Health and Care in Old Age in Africa

Health and Care in Old Age in Africa
  • Author : Pranitha Maharaj
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  • Release Date :2020-07-07
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 0429665245
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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.

Old Age in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Old Age in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
  • Author : Albrecht Classen
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  • Release Date :2007-01-01
  • Total pages :582
  • ISBN : 3110925990
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Summary : After an extensive introduction that takes stock of the relevant research literature on Old Age in the Middle Ages and the early modern age, the contributors discuss the phenomenon of old age in many different fields of late antique, medieval, and early modern literature, history, and art history. Both Beowulf and the Hildebrandslied, both Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival and Titurel, both the figure of Merlin and the trans-European tradition of Perceval/Peredur/Parzival, then the figure of the vetula in a variety of medieval French, English, and Spanish texts, and of the Old Man in The Stricker's Daniel, both the treatment of old age in Langland's Piers the Plowman and in Jean Gerson's sermons are dealt with. Other aspects involve late-antique epistolary literature, early modern French farce in light of Disability Studies, the social role of old, impotent men in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Netherlandish paintings, and the scientific discourse of old age and health since the 1500s. The discourse of Old Age proves to have been of central importance throughout the ages, so the critical examination of the issues involved sheds intriguing light on the cultural history from late antiquity to the seventeenth century.

Aging and Old Age

Aging and Old Age
  • Author : Richard A. Posner
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  • Release Date :1997-04
  • Total pages :375
  • ISBN : 9780226675688
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Summary : 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.

Annotated Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Act

Annotated Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Act
  • Author : Gordon Killeen
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  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :587
  • ISBN : 9781553679769
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Summary : "The Annotated Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Act is the first in-depth treatment of these two important statutes, as they have been interpreted by the case law. The authors review the legislation, regulations and decisions of the courts, the Pension Appeals Board and the Review Tribunal, providing exclusive insights into the law and the different ways in which it can be applied. The 2009 edition updates the legislation and digests of decisions issued by the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court, Pension Appeals Board and the Review Tribunal over the last year. All pending legislation will be incorporated into the Acts."--pub. desc.

The Futures of Old Age

The Futures of Old Age
  • Author : John A Vincent,Chris Phillipson,Professor Chris Phillipson,Murna Downs
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  • Release Date :2006-06-02
  • Total pages :255
  • ISBN : 9781412901079
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Summary : 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.

The New Politics of Old Age Policy

The New Politics of Old Age Policy
  • Author : Robert B. Hudson
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  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :309
  • ISBN : 9780801880759
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Summary : The successor to Robert Hudson's The Future of Age-Based Public Policy, this volume offers a variety of perspectives on these policy issues that directly effect America's aging population -- particularly the relative merits of using chronological age to determine eligibility for government programs.

Understanding Old Age

Understanding Old Age
  • Author : Gail Wilson
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  • Release Date :2000-02-28
  • Total pages :194
  • ISBN : 9780761960126
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Summary : 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.

Old Age and the Search for Security

Old Age and the Search for Security
  • Author : Carole Haber,Brian Gratton
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  • Release Date :1993-12-22
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780253113023
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Summary : "Haber and Gratton lay to rest many conventional assumptions concerning the place of older persons in American history." -- Choice "Haber and Gratton's meaty little book does more than provide an intelligent synthesis of existing old-age history; its new interpretations, insights, and shifts of emphasis will provoke responses and help move historians' work away from the now threadbare original disputes in e field toward new questions and approaches." -- American Historical Review "Indeed, Haber and Gratton give us a refreshingly multidimensional history of the shift in old-age security from work, assets, or children to government annuities." -- Contemporary Sociology "... the history of old age has finally come of age. The authors successfully synthesize the best of the earlier social and cultural studies with new empirical evidence and recent findings of economic historians." -- Journal of Economic History "A truly 'revisionary' interpretation of the cultural and structural forces that shaped the elderly's lives from the colonial period to the present. Lucid and controversial, [it] is bound to be widely cited and hotly contested." -- W. Andrew Achenbaum This social history of the American elderly offers a provocative new view of aging in the United States. It revises traditional assumptions about the economic status of the old and challenges the long-held contention that industrialization destroyed family relationships.

Socialization to Old Age

Socialization to Old Age
  • Author : Irving Rosow
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  • Release Date :1977-01-01
  • Total pages :188
  • ISBN : 9780520034174
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Disciplining Old Age

Disciplining Old Age
  • Author : Stephen Katz
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  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :209
  • ISBN : 9780813916620
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Summary : This text provides a theoretical approach to what gerontology does. It combines the theories of Foucault, Bourdieu and Althusser in an analysis of what it calls the "gerontological web."

Socioeconomic Differences in Old Age Mortality

Socioeconomic Differences in Old Age Mortality
  • Author : Rasmus Hoffmann
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  • Release Date :2008-10-11
  • Total pages :244
  • ISBN : 140208692X
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Summary : Social differences in health and mortality constitute a persistent finding in epidemiological, demographic, and sociological research. It is a topic that is much discussed in the current political debate and it is among the most urgent public health issues. However, we still do not know whether socioeconomic mortality differences increase or decrease with age. This book provides a comprehensive, critical discussion of all aspects involved in the relationship between socioeconomic status, health and mortality. It synthesizes the sociological theory of social inequality and an empirical study of mortality differences that has been conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock, Germany). This study is the most comprehensive analysis of socioeconomic mortality differences in the literature, both in terms of quantity and quality of data, and in terms of the statistical method used: that of event-history modeling.

Old Age

Old Age
  • Author : Haim Hazan,Ḥayyim Ḥazzān
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  • Release Date :1994-04-28
  • Total pages :126
  • ISBN : 9780521447485
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Summary : Focusing on the reality of the experience of old age from a social constructivist perspective, as opposed to the stereotyped image, this text argues that it is affected by deeply ingrained social attitudes whereby the old are separated from society and associated with the fear of death.

Autonomic Nervous System in Old Age

Autonomic Nervous System in Old Age
  • Author : George A. Kuchel,Patrick R. Hof
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  • Release Date :2004-01-01
  • Total pages :137
  • ISBN : 3805576854
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Summary : With the remarkable increase in life expectancy in recent years, overall numbers of older individuals living with disability and functional dependence are likely to increase. Age-related changes and diseases involving the peripheral nervous system, particularly its autonomic elements, frequently play determining roles in late life health and functional independence. While basal sympathetic activity increases with normative aging, there is evidence of considerable dysregulation of the ability of the aging sympathetic nervous system to respond to a variety of challenges. In this book, investigators from several different disciplines discuss aging of the autonomic nervous system from a variety of perspectives. Given the fact that aging of the parasympathetic elements of the autonomic nervous system is not nearly as well understood as that of its sympathetic portions, greater emphasis has been placed on the latter. The topics of this volume provide an excellent overview addressing a number of clinically important questions by highlighting key clinical and basic research studies. This book should be of great interest for general physicians, specialists in geriatrics, and neurologists.

Managing Change in Old Age

Managing Change in Old Age
  • Author : Haim Hazan
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  • Release Date :1992-01-01
  • Total pages :182
  • ISBN : 9780791410639
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Summary : This book is an ethnographic study of an old age home in Israel that sheds light on the existential experience of elderly retirees. Hazan looks carefully at the universal concerns of old age, specifically examining the nature of everyday life in the institutional setting. He shows the workings of the micropolitics of control in an old age home and the tension between controlling dwindling resources and sustaining life-long meaning for residents. He also effectively brings out distinctive features of the Israeli situation, its cultural and bureaucratic codes. Hazan's study of the life cycle, based in the anthropology of process, is a senstive portrayal of the dynamics of institutionalized elderly in a complex society.

Old Age

Old Age
  • Author : John Vincent
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  • Release Date :2013-05-13
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 1134496621
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Summary : 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.

Care-Related Quality of Life in Old Age

Care-Related Quality of Life in Old Age
  • Author : Marja Vaarama,Richard Pieper,Andrew Sixsmith
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  • Release Date :2007-10-27
  • Total pages :338
  • ISBN : 038772169X
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Summary : It’s a core issue at the heart of elder care: while best-practice data exist for long-term care, quality of life as a concept, measure and standard for care outcomes remains elusive. The result of an ambitious European research initiative, the Care Keys Project addresses quality of life issues among frail, care-dependent seniors, taking their social as well as health needs into account. This resulting volume explains the theory behind Care Keys, its methodology, empirical findings, and practical considerations in promoting effective, efficient elder care aimed at social and emotional well-being and including disabled and cognitively impaired patients.

Dependence and Autonomy in Old Age

Dependence and Autonomy in Old Age
  • Author : George Agich
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  • Release Date :2003-08-07
  • Total pages :207
  • ISBN : 9780521009201
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Summary : Respecting the autonomy of disabled people is an important ethical issue for providers of long-term care. In this influential book, George Agich abandons comfortable abstractions to reveal the concrete threats to personal autonomy in this setting, where ethical conflict, dilemma and tragedy are inescapable. He argues that liberal accounts of autonomy and individual rights are insufficient, and offers an account of autonomy that matches the realities of long-term care. The book therefore offers a framework for carers to develop an ethic of long-term care within the complex environment in which many dependent and aged people find themselves. Previously published as Autonomy and Long-term Care, this revised edition, in paperback for the first time, takes account of recent work and develops the author's views of what autonomy means in the real world. It will have wide appeal among bioethicists and health care professionals.

Old Age, Masculinity, and Early Modern Drama

Old Age, Masculinity, and Early Modern Drama
  • Author : Anthony Ellis
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  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :190
  • ISBN : 9780754665786
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Summary : As it considers early modern medical theories, sexual myths, and intergenerational conflicts, this book traces the development of the comic old man character in Renaissance comedy, from his many incarnations in Venice and Florence to his popularity on the English stage. As Anthony Ellis shows how English dramatists adapted an Italian model to portray concerns about growing old, he sheds new light on early modern society's complex attitudes toward aging.