Gerontology

Download Clinical Perspectives on Elderly Sexuality by Jennifer L. Hillman PDF

By Jennifer L. Hillman

Throughout my medical education and perform, i've been shocked via the variety of instances that sexual matters have emerged as an all of sudden primary characteristic in my paintings with older adults. i will be able to vividly consider my very own inner response on listening to one in all my aged lady sufferers inform me that she was once date raped many years after the dying of her aged husband-when she used to be sixty eight years outdated. i will be able to see in my imagination the blood splattered at the flooring of an inpatient unit from an aged guy who smashed his arm via a window, livid that his antidepressant medicine made it most unlikely to climax via masturbation. On a far much less dramatic yet both vital word, i feel concerning the aged amputee who instructed me softly approximately his fears of resuming sexual intercourse together with his spouse of 25 years. I additionally take into consideration the aged lady whose lack of ability to take herself procuring to discover trendy, cozy outfits to slot over her hunched shoulders and massive breasts helped precipitate a significant melancholy. In sum, I realized early on that aged sexuality isn't just approximately what number instances every week an individual makes love. it's my wish that sharing those stories and introducing the comparable theories, learn, and interventions will support different clinicians in facing those frequently demanding and clinically challenges. with out my sufferers, this article should not have been possible.

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Download Work With Older People: Challenges and Opportunities by Irene Gutheil PDF

By Irene Gutheil

The expanding want for knowledgeable and an expert provider companies to paintings with the getting older has been good documented in fresh reports. Gutheil writes in her creation, development within the quantity and percentage of older folks is likely one of the such a lot dramatic and influential advancements of this century, and we needs to count on and deal with the wishes of this burgeoning older inhabitants. One expected results of the expanding numbers of older people, specially the oldest previous, is an unheard of call for for aid prone for older humans and their families.By bringing jointly practitioners and educators lively within the box of elder care, this e-book examines present issues and perform matters. numerous themes now receiving enormous awareness within the fields of getting older and social paintings similar to elder abuse, moral matters in long term care, the demanding situations of interdisciplinary teamwork, and the impression of our present monetary surroundings on social enterprises, are introduced jointly for the 1st time during this quantity. well timed chapters comprise present pondering on issues pros fight with each day. The chapters mirror the impressive range of the demanding situations and possibilities in paintings with older humans. a few of these demanding situations are tricky, a few invigorating - there are lots of possibilities for exciting and pleasurable perform. A worthwhile device for either lecture room use and for pros in direct perform, the ebook comprises sections, the 1st offers beginning wisdom crucial for paintings with older humans and their households; the second one examines present concerns within the box of getting older. There are the categories of advanced matters that confront pros in social paintings, gerontology, counseling, and different fields with a dedication to serving older humans and their households.

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Download Aging, Media, and Culture by C. Lee Harrington, Denise Bielby, Anthony R. Bardo (eds.) PDF

By C. Lee Harrington, Denise Bielby, Anthony R. Bardo (eds.)

The intersections of getting older, media, and tradition are under-explored given developments in inhabitants getting older, speedy raises within the mediation of lifestyle, and the transforming into cultural value of media intake on the worldwide point. This ebook brings jointly a global choice of severe students, either well-established and up-and-coming, from many of the educational disciplines that percentage a standard curiosity sooner or later learn of getting older and media. This anthology of unique articles integrates getting older thought and media reviews via a learn of center concerns together with the media’s impression at the building of “old age,” the reciprocal effect of getting older on media industries, age-based identities in a mediated international, problems with gender and sexuality in an getting older society, and the sensible implications of a extra built-in strategy among the 2 fields. The chapters discover the intersections among getting older and media within the geographical regions of advertising/marketing, tv, movie, track, famous person and social media, between others.

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Download Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an by David Dosa PDF

By David Dosa

A impressive cat. A life-changing story.

Making Rounds with Oscar: the extreme reward of a standard Cat is the tale of a physician who, at the beginning, doesn't continuously hear; of the sufferers he serves; in their caregivers; and, most significantly, of a cat who teaches by means of instance, embracing moments of existence that such a lot of people draw back from.

"Oscar has a lot to coach us approximately empathy and braveness. I couldn't positioned it down." --Sara Gruen, writer of Water for Elephants

"This publication is a must-read. really, it is a tale that should be told." --Fresh Fiction

"You'll be moved." --People

"This touching and fascinating publication is a must-read for greater than simply cat enthusiasts; an individual who enjoys a well-written and compelling tale will locate a lot to recognize in its not going hero." --Publishers Weekly

"[The] e-book, either touching and funny, isn't near to Oscar. It's approximately listening and letting go." --USA Today

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Download The Feeling Great! Wellness Program for Older Adults by Jules C Weiss PDF

By Jules C Weiss

The “Feeling Great!” well being application is an inspirational publication describing a winning health and wellbeing care software for older adults. Created for those that need a richer existence, “Feeling Great!” is a application of daily miracles--the regaining of physique energy and circulation and the increasing of actual talents. individuals learn how to increase their actual, emotional, and mental overall healthiness via a accomplished wellbeing application. a coaching guide and self-help advisor, this motivational quantity appears at a good software that permits older adults to profit approximately their future health care wishes and innovations, perform a regular workout software fitted to their skills, advance supportive new friendships, elevate their vainness, and conquer limitations of ailing well-being, negative vitamin, sedentary life, and actual and emotional problems. The “Feeling Great!” health application for Older Adults bargains a finished view of a high quality application throughout the eyes of either player and teacher. The textual content can be utilized for private curiosity in addition to a coaching handbook for execs who paintings with older adults.

Features provided within the “Feeling Great!” health application for Older Adults:

  • Over forty photos
  • The interplay of drugs, meals, and workout
  • angle and workout instructions
  • Liability matters
  • Step-by-step software description
  • Sample wellbeing and fitness care lectures overlaying themes resembling vitamin and food
  • Exercise guidelines for individuals with arthritis
  • Contraindicative routines
  • Cardiovascular health workouts
  • Minimizing the dangers of workout
  • Addressing the emotional and actual fears of workout
  • Handling assorted talents inside of a bunch environment
  • Nine various workout job workouts
  • Relaxation ideas
  • Sample application fabrics together with a player task profile and healthiness history

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Download Sensorische Aktivierung: Ein ganzheitliches Forderkonzept by Lore Wehner PDF

By Lore Wehner

Sensorische Aktivierung ist ein neuartiges ganzheitliches F?rderkonzept f?r demente Menschen und Menschen hohen Alters. Es unterst?tzt die Erhaltung und Wiederherstellung wichtiger Alltagskompetenzen und tr?gt damit wesentlich zu einer Verbesserung der Betreuungsstandards bei. Kernst?ck des Buchs ist ein umfangreicher Praxisteil, der einen Fundus an praxiserprobten Stundenbildern zur Gestaltung von F?rder- und Aktivierungseinheiten bietet. Im Materialteil finden sich Erhebungsb?gen und Informationsbl?tter als Kopiervorlagen.

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Download The Eldercare Handbook: Difficult Choices, Compassionate by Stella Mora Henry PDF

By Stella Mora Henry

During this finished and obtainable consultant, long term care professional Stella Henry is helping readers navigate the daunting logistics and strong feelings of constructing care judgements for an aged guardian or family member. Drawing from her 36 years as a registered nurse and a nursing domestic administrator, in addition to her event taking care of either her mom and dad (both of whom suffered the ravages of Alzheimer's disease), Henry tackles all of the tricky matters: recognizing the indicators of dementia, redefining sibling roles, doing a walk-through at an assisted dwelling facility or nursing domestic, making the movement, and dealing with "take me home!" demands.She additionally explains the scientific, criminal, and coverage maze. In a time while virtually 10 million american citizens at present want long term care, The Eldercare instruction manual is a necessary learn.

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Download Gerotranscendence: A Developmental Theory of Positive Aging by Lars Tornstam PhD PDF

By Lars Tornstam PhD

Given the 2006 nice GERONTOLOGY AWARD for extraordinary contribution to gerontological learn by way of the Swedish Gerontological Society obtained a cost floor AWARD from the magazine Aldreomsorg (Old Age Care) increasing upon his prior writings, Dr. Tornstam's most modern ebook explores the necessity for brand spanking new theories in gerontology and units the level for the advance of his thought of gerotranscendence. This thought used to be constructed to handle what the writer sees as a perpetual mismatch among current theories in social gerontology and current empirical facts. the improvement in the direction of gerotranscendence can contain a few ignored developmental adjustments which are with regards to elevated existence delight, as self-described through contributors. The gerotranscendent person in general reviews a redefinition of the Self and of relationships to others and a brand new figuring out of primary existential questions: the person turns into much less self-occupied and while extra selective within the number of social and different actions. there's an elevated feeling of affinity with earlier generations and a diminished curiosity in superfluous social interplay. the person may also adventure a lessen in curiosity in fabric issues and a better desire for solitary "meditation." confident solitude turns into extra very important. there's additionally usually a sense of cosmic communion with the spirit of the universe, and a redefinition of time, house, existence and demise. Gerotranscendence doesn't suggest any country of withdrawal or disengagement, as occasionally erroneously believed. it isn't the previous disengagement idea in new cover. particularly, it's a concept that describes a developmental development past the previous dualism of job and disengagement. the writer helps his concept with insightful qualitative in-depth interviews with older individuals and quantitative stories. moreover, Tornstam illustrates the sensible implications of the idea of gerotranscendence for execs operating with older adults in care settings. an invaluable Appendix includes feedback of the way to facilitate own improvement towards gerotranscendence. For extra details, Please click on the following!

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Download Prostate Cancer: Nursing Assessment, Management, and Care by Meredith Kazer PhD APRN A/GNP-BC, Lorrie Powel PhD RN PDF

By Meredith Kazer PhD APRN A/GNP-BC, Lorrie Powel PhD RN

Prostate melanoma is the most typical type of melanoma in American men. The content material of this booklet, constructed by means of scientific nurse specialists, presents info at the state of the art care of guys with prostate melanoma. Readers will achieve a radical realizing of indicators, diagnostic equipment, treatments, and psychosocial results of this ailment. a big concentration of the publication is on caliber of existence and the nurses' function in bettering this via educating sufferers and their households how one can deal with universal indicators and negative effects similar to urinary and sexual difficulties.

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