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An introduction to gerontology

Author: Ian Stuart-Hamilton
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"With the world's population getting increasingly older, there has never been a more pressing need for the study of old age and ageing. An Introduction to Gerontology provides a wide-ranging introduction to this important topic. By assuming no prior expert knowledge and avoiding jargon, this book will guide students through all the main subjects in gerontology, covering both traditional areas, such as biological and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Stuart-Hamilton
ISBN: 9780521513302 0521513308 9780521734950 0521734959
OCLC Number: 676730886
Description: ix, 447 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction / Ian Stuart-Hamilton --
2. The biology of ageing: a primer / João Pedro de Magalhães --
3. Fostering resilience, promoting health, and preventing disease in older adults / Sharon Ostwald and Carmel Dyer --
4. Ageing and health: managing co-morbidities and functional disability in older people / Carmel Dyer and Sharon Ostwald --
5. Social care and older people / Raymond Ngan --
6. Cognitive processes and ageing / Paul Verhaeghen --
7. The psychology of atypical ageing / Bob Woods --
8. Sociological perspectives on ageing / Kate Davidson --
9. Retirement / Lynn McDonald --
10. Sexuality and ageing / Rebecca Flyckt and Sheryl A. Kingsberg --
11. Policies on ageing / Suzanne Wait --
12. Cross-cultural differences in ageing / Sandra Torres --
13. Technology and ageing / Anthea Tinker --
14. Literary portrayals of ageing / Diana Wallace --
15. Palliative care for older adults / Lynn O'Neill and Sean Morrison --
16. Conclusions / Ian Stuart-Hamilton.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Stuart-Hamilton.
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