An Introduction to Gerontology

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Pub. Date: 2011-05-09
Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
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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 social ageing, as well as more contemporary areas, such as technology, the arts, sexuality and education of older adults. An Introduction to Gerontology is written by a team of international authors with multidisciplinary backgrounds who draw evidence from a variety of different perspectives and traditions.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. viii
List of contributorsp. x
Introductionp. 1
The biology of ageing: a primerp. 21
Fostering resilience, promoting health and preventing disease in older adultsp. 48
Ageing and health: managing co-morbidities and functional disability in older peoplep. 87
Social care and older peoplep. 126
Cognitive processes and ageingp. 159
The psychology of atypical ageingp. 194
Sociological perspectives on ageingp. 226
Retirementp. 251
Sexuality and ageingp. 283
Policies on ageingp. 317
Cross-cultural differences in ageingp. 340
Technology and ageingp. 363
Literary portrayals of ageingp. 389
Palliative care for older adultsp. 416
Conclusionsp. 430
Indexp. 438
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