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Category: Gerontology

Ageing (Key Concepts) by Christopher Phillipson

By Christopher Phillipson

getting old populations signify a key international problem for the twenty-first century. Few parts of existence will stay untouched by way of the accompanying alterations to cultural, fiscal and social existence. This booklet interrogates a variety of understandings of ageing, and offers a severe review of attitudes and responses to the improvement of growing older societies, putting those within the context of numerous ancient and sociological debates.

Written in a hugely available sort, this publication examines a number themes, together with demographic swap throughout excessive- and low-income nations, theories of social aging, altering definitions of 'age', retirement traits, family members and intergenerational kinfolk, poverty and inequality, and well-being and social care in later lifestyles. The publication additionally considers the foremost steps worthwhile in getting ready for the social transformation which inhabitants growing old will bring.

Ageing presents a clean and unique method of an issue of significant obstacle to scholars and students operating in sociology, social coverage and wider social technological know-how disciplines and the humanities.

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Clinical Gerontological Social Work Practice by Robert Youdin PhD LCSW

By Robert Youdin PhD LCSW

"This e-book has a forward-thinking orientation that displays the truth of getting older with older adults during the getting older lifestyles course... Dr. Youdin integrates a complicated scientific social paintings perform with in-depth wisdom of evidence-based perform in addition asd geriatric drugs, psychiatry and gerontology." -- The Lamp

Written through a professional in gerontological social paintings and curriculum improvement, this e-book offers a wealth of medical details for social staff and different well-being care execs who counsel older adults. It describes a strengths-based, empowerment method of therapy that integrates thought, process, advocacy, and social coverage, and encompasses the tenets of human rights. The book's content material has been verified within the lecture room atmosphere for a three-year interval with complicated social paintings undergraduate and graduate scholars.

The booklet examines quite a few theories of getting older together with a distinction among the strengths-based person-in-environment thought and the pathologically dependent clinical version of mental difficulties. It advocates really enticing with the older patron in the course of the review part, and discusses quite a few intervention modalities. The mental build of stigma relating to getting older is tested, besides the main psychopathological difficulties universal to older adults. The publication additionally considers Alzheimer's disorder and dementia, scientific difficulties of older adults and co-occurring mental difficulties, substance abuse, older grownup sexuality, elder abuse, and the vulnerabilities of homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender older adults. also, the publication addresses psychological wellbeing and fitness concerns relating residential settings and the features of loss of life and loss of life that supply older humans drawback. large case stories, studying goals, and dialogue questions are featured in every one bankruptcy. The publication additionally contains an teacher packet, PowerPoint slides, and an interactive PDF.

Key Features:

  • Provides a wealth of classroom-tested scientific details
  • Espouses a strengths-based method of remedy that integrates thought, method, advocacy, and social justice
  • Consistent with social paintings mandates for a human rights concentration
  • Presents huge case reviews, studying pursuits, and dialogue questions in each one bankruptcy
  • Includes an teachers packet, PowerPoint slides, and interactive PDF

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The Australian Dream: Housing Experiences of Older by Alan Morris

By Alan Morris

Australia is experiencing an important demographic shift – the percentage of the inhabitants that's elderly sixty five years and older is expanding considerably and may proceed to take action. With this shift comes specific housing demanding situations for older humans. The Australian Dream examines the affects of housing tenure on older Australians who're exclusively or basically depending on the age pension for his or her source of revenue. Drawing on a hundred twenty five in-depth interviews, it compares the existence situations of older social housing tenants, deepest renters and householders – their potential to pay for his or her lodging, how this rate affects on their skill to guide an honest lifestyles, preserve social ties and pursue relaxation actions, and the way their housing scenario impacts their future health and wellbeing.
The e-book considers a few key questions: Are older owners who're exclusively depending on the only age pension dealing with financially? Are they in a position to hold their houses and have interaction in social task? How are older deepest renters who've to pay marketplace rents faring compared to older householders and social housing tenants? What are the consequences of subsidised rents and legally assured defense of tenure for older social housing tenants?
Based on a research carried out in Sydney and neighborhood New South Wales, this pioneering study starkly and powerfully finds the basic position that reasonable, enough and safe housing performs in making a starting place for a good existence for older Australians. it truly is perfect analyzing for policymakers and NGOs who're operating within the parts of city reports and growing old, in addition to older Australians and people who are nearing retirement.

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Growing Old in an Older Brazil (Directions in Development) by Michele Gragnolati,Ole Hagen Jorgensen,Romero Rocha,Anna

By Michele Gragnolati,Ole Hagen Jorgensen,Romero Rocha,Anna Fruttero

Brazil is in the midst of a profound socioeconomic transformation pushed by way of demographic switch. due to profound alterations in mortality and, specially, fertility during the last 4 a long time the inhabitants at older a while then all started to extend, a pattern that might turn into increasingly more fast as time progresses. whereas it took greater than a century for France’s inhabitants, elderly sixty five and above, to extend from 7 to fourteen percentage of the entire inhabitants, an identical demographic switch will take place within the subsequent twenty years in Brazil (between 2011 and 2031). The aged inhabitants will greater than triple in the subsequent 4 a long time, from under 20 million in 2010 to nearly sixty five million in 2050. at the one aspect, those shifts in inhabitants age constitution will bring about immense extra monetary pressures on publicly financed healthiness care and pensions, in addition to sizeable discount rates in financial pressures for publicly financed schooling. Public transfers in Brazil were very powerful in lowering poverty one of the aged in either city and rural parts. although, with no colossal adjustments, the getting older of the inhabitants will placed a pressure at the present process that may bring about a few serious trade-offs with end result for poverty between different susceptible teams and for the expansion customers of the rustic. One the opposite aspect, given the powerful organization among people’s monetary habit and the lifestyles cycle, alterations within the inhabitants age constitution have a big influence on fiscal development.This ebook investigates the influence of demographic adjustments on numerous dimensions of the Brazilian economic system and society. It does so in a accomplished and systematic means that captures the large complexity of matters, from monetary development to poverty, from public financing of social prone and transfers to rate reductions, from employment to healthiness and long term care, and their interrelations.

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Ageing, Wellbeing and Climate Change in the Arctic: An by Paivi Naskali,Marjaana Seppänen,Shahnaj Begum

By Paivi Naskali,Marjaana Seppänen,Shahnaj Begum

The Arctic and its specified ordinary assets became gadgets of accelerating drawback. quick weather swap and getting older of the inhabitants are remodeling the residing stipulations within the area. This interprets into an pressing desire for info that might give a contribution to a greater realizing of those matters.


Ageing, health and weather switch within the Arctic addresses the real intersection of getting old, wellness and weather swap within the Arctic quarter, creating a key interdisciplinary contribution to a space of study on which little has been written, and restricted assets of knowledge are at present on hand. The e-book explores 3 key components of debate. First, a variety of political matters which are presently affecting the Arctic, similar to the social categorisation of aged humans. moment, the residing stipulations of the aged in terms of Arctic weather swap. 3rd, the well being of aged humans when it comes to conventional wisdom and existence. The ebook additionally positive factors contributions from a few key researchers within the box which study a wide variety of case experiences, together with the effect of weather switch on wellbeing and fitness in Lapland and aged humans and geographical mobility in Norway.


This e-book could be of significant curiosity to students of weather swap, gerontology and social coverage.

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Person-Centred Thinking with Older People: 6 Essential by Helen Bown,Gill Bailey,Helen Sanderson,David Brindle,Dorothy

By Helen Bown,Gill Bailey,Helen Sanderson,David Brindle,Dorothy Runnicles

Person-centred practices are a key option to give you the absolute best care and help for older humans and aid them to be lively and valued participants of the neighborhood. Drawing on a wealth of expertise of operating with older humans, the authors current the 6 crucial person-centred practices.

all the practices is designed to aid the person and placed what's vital to and for the individual on the leading edge in their care. every one perform has been adapted in order that older humans can convey extra simply what does and doesn't paintings for them. through actively listening and making everybody consider favored, the practices characterize sensible instruments for frontline practitioners to shape reliable relationships with humans of their care. With assisting tales and whole color photos to demonstrate how person-centred pondering and perform is utilized in real-life settings, there are numerous examples to assist practitioners to beat demanding situations and to truly enforce confident, powerful alterations to care.

This useful publication should be a beneficial source for care employees, social staff and healthcare employees who are looking to know about person-centred practices to carry most sensible perform care and support.

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New Directions in the Study of Late Life Religiousness and by Susan H. Mcfadden,Mark Brennan

By Susan H. Mcfadden,Mark Brennan

research the questions of “how,” “what,” and “why” linked to religiousness and spirituality within the lives of older adults!

New instructions within the learn of overdue lifestyles Religiousness and Spirituality explores new methods of brooding about a subject matter that used to be taboo yet that has now attracted significant realization from the gerontological group. It examines numerous methods to technique and definition which are utilized in the examine of faith, spirituality, and getting older. additionally, it explores the ways in which gerontological learn can spotlight the function of faith and spirituality within the lives of older adults.

the 1st part will introduce you to new methods of puzzling over study technique and knowledge research that may be utilized to learning the complexity of older adults' religious/spiritual perform and ideology. you are going to research numerous ways to the research of phenomena which are either own and likewise deeply embedded in neighborhood.

the second one part addresses problems with definition, exploring vital questions that decision for severe mirrored image, similar to: “What are we studying?” “What social and mental affects form our pondering definition?” and “Do the definitions utilized by gerontologists fit these held via older people?”

the ultimate part strikes the learn of faith, spirituality, and getting older past a spotlight on health and wellbeing and mortality to check health extra greatly within the context of the existence stories of older adults.

here's a small pattern of what you will know about in New instructions within the research of overdue lifestyles Religiousness and Spirituality:

  • structural equation modeling—a statistical technique designed to seize the dynamics inherent within the passage of time
  • feminist qualitative equipment for learning religious resiliency in older girls
  • spirituality as a public future health factor
  • the diversities among teams of older humans within the method they outline faith and spirituality
  • the psychosocial implications of 2 varieties of non secular orientation—“dwelling” and “seeking”
  • older women's responses to the event of widowhood and to the query of no matter if their spiritual ideals have been laid low with the adventure
  • how social context affects our judgements and our interpretations of people's spiritual ideals, behaviors, and stories
  • the ways in which humans taking care of a wife with dementia depend upon spiritual coping
  • a version that delineates 3 other ways humans relate to God in coping—and a research that asks even if a majority of these coping produce varied results for caregivers
  • how humans comply with bereavement as a functionality in their ideals approximately an afterlife

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Women and Positive Aging: An International Perspective by Lisa Hollis-Sawyer,Amanda Dykema-Engblade

By Lisa Hollis-Sawyer,Amanda Dykema-Engblade

Women and confident getting older: a world Perspective provides the famous learn within the fields of psychology, gerontology, and gender reviews, reflecting the more and more renowned and pervasive optimistic getting older problems with ladies in today’s society from diverse cohorts, backgrounds, and lifestyles situations.

Each part describes a bridge among the theoretical points and sensible purposes of the idea that's in keeping with the scientist-practitioner education version in psychology, together with case stories and linked intervention options with older girls in each one bankruptcy. as well as incorporating present study on getting older women’s concerns, every one part presents the reader with historical past concerning the subject to provide context and perspective.

  • Examines a accomplished diversity of concerns for getting older women
  • Details present study trends
  • Encompasses a holistic version of women’s aging
  • Ranges from actual and psychological overall healthiness according to getting older alterations, to social relationships and sexuality
  • Presents a "how to place examine into perform" part in every one chapter
  • Focuses on topical concerns which are suitable to girls desirous to optimize their lifestyles results as they reside, on usual, longer than ever before

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Transnational Migration and Home in Older Age (Routledge by Katie Walsh,Lena Näre

By Katie Walsh,Lena Näre

This booklet examines the ameliorations in domestic lives bobbing up in later lifestyles and due to worldwide migrations. It offers perception into the ways that modern demographic methods of getting older and migration form the which means, adventure and making of domestic for these in older age. Chapters discover how house is negotiated with regards to chances for go back to the "homeland," kinfolk networks, getting older and healthiness, care cultures and belonging. The e-book intentionally crosses rising sub-fields in transnationalism stories by means of delivering case experiences on getting older labour migrants, retirement migrants, and go back migrants, in addition to older humans suffering from the circulation of others together with family and migrant care staff. the range of people’s stories of domestic in later lifestyles is totally explored and the effect of social type, gender, and nationality, in addition to the corporeal dimensions of older age, are all in evidence.

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Senior Centers: Opportunities For Successful Aging by Beverly A. Beisgen,Marilyn Crouch Kraitchman

By Beverly A. Beisgen,Marilyn Crouch Kraitchman

The booklet good points real-life vignettes that carry the textual content to lifestyles, offering readers with the chance to work out how older adults reap the benefits of senior facilities. The Appendix features a beneficial record of assets as well.

Professionals who paintings with older adults together with social employees, activity therapists, nurses, gerontologists, directors, and scholars will locate this publication to be a worthwhile resource.

The ebook gains real-life vignettes that deliver the textual content to existence, offering readers with the chance to work out how older adults reap the benefits of senior facilities. The Appendix incorporates a worthwhile record of assets as well.

Professionals who paintings with older adults together with social staff, activity therapists, nurses, gerontologists, directors, and scholars will locate this booklet to be a important resource.

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