Gerontology

Download Recruitment and Retention in Minority Populations: Lessons by Sue E. Levkoff ScD, Thomas R. Prohaska PhD, Patricia Flynn PDF

By Sue E. Levkoff ScD, Thomas R. Prohaska PhD, Patricia Flynn Weitzman PhD MPH, Marcia G. Ory PhD MPH

Regardless of projections of important development in older minority populations, researchers have little greater than surface-level appreciation of ways cultural components will form psychological and actual overall healthiness results. This quantity is a part of a brand new wave of stories designed to handle the problem of recruiting and keeping minority elders for participation in study experiences. The authors spotlight the strengths and weaknesses of a big selection of study designs, starting from small, in-depth qualitative reports to randomized, managed behavioral interventions. a number of chapters concentrate on successes with African American, chinese language American, and Mexican American elders. the sensible suggestion contained herein may have nice attract these operating to strengthen the sphere of gerontological examine.

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Download Home and identity in late life international perspectives by Graham D. Rowles PhD, Graham D., PhD Rowles, Habib, PhD PDF

By Graham D. Rowles PhD, Graham D., PhD Rowles, Habib, PhD Chaudhury

"Presenting insightful essays and findings from empirical reviews, major modern students research the that means of domestic to elders and the ways that this which means could be sustained, threatened, or converted in organization with either basic and pathological alterations with getting old. for instance, healthiness and health could be stricken by an environmental swap, resembling a metamorphosis in a longtime local or a  Read more...

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Download Communication Disability in the Dementias by Karen Bryan, Jane Maxim PDF

By Karen Bryan, Jane Maxim

This ebook specializes in language and conversation concerns with older individuals with psychological future health problems. Radically revised and up-to-date from the authors’ past e-book, “Communication incapacity and the Psychiatry of outdated Age”, this booklet acknowledges that language and verbal exchange isn't just the company of speech and language remedy yet is correct to all employees concerned with those who have psychological health and wellbeing difficulties. This publication makes a speciality of what older individuals with psychological healthiness problems require to keep up their independence and to lessen the results of degenerative ailment procedures for so long as attainable from a speech and language perspective.Relevant to all individuals of the multidisciplinary group concerned inside of older people’s psychological health and wellbeing servicesEach bankruptcy is evidence-based and factualReflects the mammoth advances within the prognosis and remedy of dementias

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Download Person-Centred Counselling for People With Dementia: Making by Danuta Lipinska PDF

By Danuta Lipinska

Even if at present many of us with dementia will not be given the chance to obtain specialist counselling, this e-book explores the price of counselling for women and men dwelling with this and the way it allows them to make feel in their lives and their notions of themselves. the writer explores the pervasive fable that each one stories of residing with dementia are fullyyt unfavourable and exhibits counsellors and carers how a person-centred counselling adventure could have confident results for people with dementia and the folk who take care of them.Based at the author's personal studies of counselling individuals with dementia, the publication covers the basics of the counselling method and accurately what a person-centred process includes. The publication then brings jointly a number of theories of counselling reminiscent of the function of the 'spiritual' within the counselling dating; operating with ideas of relational intensity and configurations of Self; and the author's personal theories of in relation to a person's religious middle. collecting findings from over two decades of counselling adventure in either the united kingdom and the USA, this booklet explores the significance of the Self and recognising each one individual's worthy and cost. discussion from the author's counselling reviews is used to demonstrate the person-centred counselling approach.Providing a accomplished consultant to person-centred counselling for individuals with dementia, this publication supplies an illuminating point of view at the topic and may be of price to counsellors, overall healthiness and social care execs, carers and households of individuals with dementia.

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

By Beverly A. Beisgen, Marilyn Crouch Kraitchman

The ebook beneficial properties real-life vignettes that carry the textual content to lifestyles, offering readers with the chance to determine how older adults reap the benefits of senior facilities. The Appendix encompasses a helpful checklist of assets to boot. pros who paintings with older adults together with social employees, sport therapists, nurses, gerontologists, directors, and scholars will locate this e-book to be a worthy source. The ebook positive factors real-life vignettes that convey the textual content to existence, delivering readers with the chance to determine how older adults reap the benefits of senior facilities. The Appendix features a helpful record of assets to boot. execs who paintings with older adults together with social employees, sport therapists, nurses, gerontologists, directors, and scholars will locate this ebook to be a useful source.

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Download Aging and Spirituality: Spiritual Dimensions of Aging by David O. Moberg PDF

By David O. Moberg

Discover the non secular dimensions of getting older via technological know-how, thought, and practice!

During the later years of lifestyles, many of us commit power to a strategy of non secular awakening and self-discovery. but their family members, neighbors, clergy, and the supporting pros who paintings with them should not regularly ready to appreciate or take care of the religious issues in their consumers. getting older and Spirituality offers a special, far-reaching review of this long-neglected field.

Divided into 4 self sufficient yet interwoven sections, this landmark e-book covers the non secular realm with clinical rigor and deep human knowing. getting older and Spirituality comprehensively surveys the problems of spirituality, from the basis of uncomplicated definitions to targeted checks of the position spirituality performs within the lives of the aged and prompt instructions for extra learn. This book's new angle combines scholarly study and sensible nuts-and-bolts feedback for provider supply. via drawing from many disciplines and professions, it deals clean views to even these practitioners already acquainted with the best non secular suggestions their very own box can provide.

Aging and Spirituality solutions such universal questions as:

  • What are the religious wishes of individuals later in existence?
  • Is there any strong facts that prayer adjustments issues?
  • How is spirituality relating to actual and psychological future health?
  • Does spirituality topic whilst humans recognize they're demise?
  • How will we degree religious well being and investigate the results of actions meant to augment it?
  • Will consciousness to spirituality worsen or alleviate the losses--of buddies, kinfolk, wellbeing and fitness, youth--that so usually happen in the course of previous age?

Aging and Spirituality offers a much-needed source for healthiness care pros, clergy, social staff, and counselors operating with geriatric consumers. by means of integrating non secular concerns into the theoretical framework of social gerontology, getting older and Spirituality might help you know the clinical foundations, sensible functions, and public coverage implications of spirituality for older adults.

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Download An Introduction to Gerontology by Ian Stuart-Hamilton PDF

By Ian Stuart-Hamilton

With the world's inhabitants getting more and more older, there hasn't ever been a extra urgent want for the learn of previous age and getting old. An creation to Gerontology presents a wide-ranging advent to this significant subject. by means of assuming no past specialist wisdom and warding off jargon, this booklet will advisor scholars via the entire major topics in gerontology, overlaying either conventional parts, resembling organic and social getting old, in addition to extra modern components, corresponding to know-how, the humanities, sexuality and schooling of older adults. An advent to Gerontology is written through a crew of overseas authors with multidisciplinary backgrounds who draw proof from numerous varied views and traditions.

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Download The Individual and the Welfare State: Life Histories in by Axel Börsch-Supan, Martina Brandt, Karsten Hank, Mathis PDF

By Axel Börsch-Supan, Martina Brandt, Karsten Hank, Mathis Schröder

Our overall healthiness, our source of revenue and our social networks at older a while are the end result of what has occurred to us over the process our lives. the location at age 50+ displays our personal judgements in addition to many environmental components, particularly interventions by way of the welfare nation similar to schooling regulations, entry to future health care and lots of different types of social safety from poverty aid to housing subsidies and maternity aid. This e-book explores the richness of 28,000 lifestyles histories in 13 ecu international locations – starting from Scandinavia to principal and japanese Europe to the Mediterranean – gathered as a part of the Survey of healthiness, growing older and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Combining those facts with a entire account of ecu welfare nation interventions offers a special chance to reply to the $64000 public coverage questions of our time – how the welfare nation impacts people’s earning, housing, households, retirement, volunteering and future health. The overarching topic of the welfare kingdom creates a ebook of certainly interdisciplinary analyses, a precious source for economists, gerontologists, historians, political scientists, public well-being analysts, and sociologists alike.

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Download Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Sixth Edition by Robert H. Binstock, Linda K. George, Stephen J. Cutler, Jon PDF

By Robert H. Binstock, Linda K. George, Stephen J. Cutler, Jon Hendricks, James H. Schulz

The guide of getting older and the Social Sciences, 6th version presents a accomplished precis and assessment of modern examine at the social points of getting older. The 25 chapters are divided into 4 sections discussing getting older and Time, getting older and Social constitution, Social elements and Social associations, and getting older and Society. inside this context, getting older is tested from the views of many disciplines and professions together with anthropology, bioethics, demography, economics, epidemiology, legislations, political technological know-how, psychology, and sociology.The 6th version of the guide is nearly a hundred% new fabric. Seventeen chapters are on matters now not carried within the earlier version. Seven issues have been carried over from the former variation yet written through new authors with clean views and taken brand new. many of the interesting new subject matters comprise social relationships in overdue lifestyles, technological switch and getting older, faith and getting older, way of life and getting older, perceived caliber of lifestyles, monetary safety in retirement, and getting older and the legislations. there's additionally a better emphasis on overseas views, rather in chapters on getting older and politics, variety and getting older, and immigration.The instruction manual might be of use to researchers practitioners operating with the elderly. it's also compatible to be used as a direction textual content for graduate and complex undergraduate classes on getting older and the social sciences.

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