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Getting wise about getting old : debunking myths about aging

Getting wise about getting old : debunking myths about aging

Author: Véronique Billette; Patrik Marier; Anne-Marie Séguin
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Purich Books, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English editionView all editions and formats
"A grey tsunami is sweeping the land, wreaking social and financial havoc in its wake. Sound familiar? This myth about aging, along with twenty-eight others, is the focus of Getting Wise about Getting Old, which paints a far more accurate and nuanced portrait of old age. In it, experts debunk persistent stereotypes about aging on a broad array of social issues--from retirement (seniors are low-performance workers)  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Getting wise about getting old.
Vancouver ; Toronto : Purich Books, 2020
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Véronique Billette; Patrik Marier; Anne-Marie Séguin
ISBN: 0774880627 9780774880626
OCLC Number: 1225580653
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Edition statement from Foreword, page xi.
Translation of: Les vieillissements sous la loupe : entre mythes et réalités.
Description: xix, 279 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword to the English Edition / Laura Tamblyn Watts --
Foreword to the French Edition / Danis Prud'homme, Caroline Bouchard, Marco Guerrera, Sophie Gagnon --
Introduction: Multiple Perspectives on Diverse Aging Experiences / Anne-Marie Séguin, Véronique Billette, Patrik Marier --
Part 1: Portrayals and Realities of Aging : Myths and Realities about Seniors / Ignace Olazabal, Julien Simard --
Living on Easy Street? The Myth of the Affluent Senior / Patrik Marier, Yves Carrière, Jonathan Purenne --
Older Adults: Allergic to Social Change? / Julien Simard, Ignace Olazabal --
"That's Surprising, at Your Age!" The Myth of Digital Disinterest / Kim Sawchuk, Line Grenier, Constance Lafontaine --
Grey-Haired Neurons: Does an Accurate Memory Have to Become a Memento of Younger Days? / Maxime Lussier, Manon Parisien, Nathalie Bier, Sophie Laforest --
Part 2: Living Environments : Do Most Very Old Quebecers Live in Residential Long-Term Care Centres? / Anne-Marie Séguin, Isabelle Van Pevenage, Chloé Dauphinais --
Age-Friendly Cities: A Panacea for Aging in Place? / Meghan Joy, Patrik Marier, Anne-Marie Séguin --
Seniors and Their Cars: Choice or Necessity? / Paula Negron-Poblete, Anne-Marie Seguin --
Challenging the Myth of Older Homelessness as Chronic Homelessness / Victoria Burns --
Are Penitentiaries Suitable Places for Older Inmates? / Michel Gagnon, Michel Dunn --
Part 3: Different Aging Experiences : Older Adults Living with Mental Health Problems: "Nothing More Can Be Done with Them" / Ginette Aubin, Bernadette Dallaire --
Aging with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: The Myth of the Eternal Child / Daniel Dickson --
Older Adults Are Not Affected by HIV/AIDS: The Origins and Consequences of a Misconception / Isabelle Wallach --
Aging, Sexuality, and the "Cougar" Myth / Milaine Alarie --
Sexual Assault of Older Women: An Unthinkable Reality / Mélanie Couture, Milaine Alarie, Sarita Israel, Marie-Pier Petit --
Are Older Adults Safe from Conjugal Violence? / Sarita Israel, Mélanie Couture, Marie-Pier Petit --
Part 4: Social Roles : Living Longer: Years of Retirement or Years of Work? / Yves Carrière, Patrik Marier, Jonathan Purenne, Diane Galarneau --
Older Workers: A Societal Problem? / Marie-Michèle Lord, Pierre-Yves Therriault --
Do Older Adults Have All the Time in the World? / Isabel Wiebe, Anne-Marie Séguin, Philippe Apparicio, Véronique Billette --
Can One Enjoy a Happy Retirement without Volunteering? / Julie Castonguay, Julie Fortier, Andrée Sévigny, Hélène Carbonneau, Marie Beaulieu --
The Social Participation of Older People: Get on Board, as They Used to Say! / Émilie Raymond, Julie Castonguay, Mireille Fortier, Andrée Sévigny --
Part 5: Death and Bereavement : How Older Adults Experience Bereavement: Does Greater Frequency Make Death Easier to Bear? / Valérie Bourgeois-Guérin, Isabelle Van Pevenage, Jeanne Lachance, Rock-Andre Blondin, Antonin Marquis --
Palliative Care for Those Dying of "Old Age": Unmet Needs / Isabelle Van Pevenage, Patrick Durivage, Véronique Billette, Patricia Friesen, Eleonora Bogdanova --
Do Older Adults Wish to Die at Home (and Can They)? / Isabelle van Pevenage, Patrick Durivage, Anne-Marie Séguin, Laurence Hamel-Roy --
Part 6: Caregiver Support : Are Families Abandoning Older Relatives? / Isabelle Van Pevenage, Zelda Freitas, Patrik Marier, Pam Orzeck --
Multiple Autonomies: Navigating the World of Home Care Services / Norma Gilbert, Annette Leibing, Patrik Marier --
LGBT Older Adults: Who Is There to Support Them and Care for Them as They Age? / Julie Beauchamp, Shari Brotman, Line Chamberland, Ilyan Ferrer --
Care Provision to Older Immigrants by Their Families: When Discrimination Creates Barriers to Services / Ilyan Ferrer, Shari Brotman --
Conclusion: Public Policy Issues and the Complexities of Aging / Patrik Marier, Anne-Marie Seguin, Veronique Billette.
Other Titles: Vieillissements sous la loupe.
Responsibility: edited by Véronique Billette, Patrik Marier, and Anne-Marie Séguin.


By exploring the social issues of aging and debunking the common myths, Getting Wise about Getting Old paints a more accurate and nuanced portrait of old age in our society.  Read more...


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