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Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Nancy R. Hooyman
0205423345
July 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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From the Back Cover
This best-selling, multidisciplinary, text on the experience of growing old presents positive images of aging while considering the many factors that contribute to how older individuals experience life. Up-to-date and expanded, Social Gerontology, Seventh Edition, offers a comprehensive view that presents aging positively, portraying concepts of active aging and resilience, and defining productive aging by elaborating on the many ways elders contribute to society and to their families. Based on the latest research findings, it offers greater depth to critical issues of aging, attending to differences by age and cohort, gender, ethnic minority status, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. New features to the seventh edition include: FREE subscription to Research Navigator™ with every new book. This...


Qualitative Gerontology: A Contemporary Perspective

0826113354


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Book Info
Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington. Provides a contemporary perspective on the status of qualitative research in gerontology. Examines recent trends in the application of qualitative methodologies and the emergence of new techniques such as focus groups, studies of personal histories, and the use of photography.


Natural Hormone Balance for Women
Uzzi Reiss
0743406664
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
In Natural Hormone Balance for Women, Beverly Hills obstetrician-gynecologist Uzzi Reiss makes it clear that he believes in hormone replacement therapy for women, but not the "chemicalized hormonal substitutes" usually prescribed. "I emphasize natural hormones that are precise replicas of your own hormones," he writes, which can increase energy and memory, decrease symptoms of menopause and PMS, improve skin and mood, and enhance sleep, sexuality, and well-being. But neither the widely used hormonal medications, such as estrogens derived from horse urine, nor the "natural" hormonal products derived from soy or yams replicate the hormones produced by a woman's body. Rather, he recommends a natural estrogen formula balanced with natural progesterone, both available through compounding pharmacies (with a doctor's...


The Mature Mind
Gene D. Cohen
0465012035
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Old dogs can learn new tricks, says psychiatrist Cohen, drawing on the latest studies of the aging brain and mind. In fact, new scanning technologies show that in some ways the aging brain is more flexible than younger ones. How we look at the "mature mind" may change with the theories and research presented by Cohen (The Creative Age), founding chief of the Center on Aging at the National Institute of Mental Health. Aiming to debunk the myth of aging as an inevitable decline of body and mind, Cohen introduces the concept of developmental intelligence, a "maturing synergy of cognition, emotional intelligence, judgment, social skills, life experience, and consciousness." Expanding on Erik Erikson's developmental psychology, Cohen postulates that there are four phases of psychological development in mature life:...


Retirement on a Shoestring
John Howells
1567316670
April 2004
Hardcover
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The Realities of Aging: An Introduction to Gerontology (6th Edition)

0205318029


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Book Description
A comprehensive, interdisciplinary introduction to the rapidly growing field of gerontology, this book provides the psychological, sociological, and biological aspects of aging. This respected book provides comprehensive coverage of gerontological issues while capturing the complexity inherent in the processes of aging. Emphasizes diversity in the experience of aging as a function of cultural, social, racial/ethnic, and individual variability. Takes a multidisciplinary approach. Provides many examples of aging in other cultures. Includes strong coverage of theories of aging. Contains classic research in gerontology as well as emerging conceptualizations and areas of research. For anyone interested in the study of aging or gerontology.

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Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese
Kathryn Petras
0761125183
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
It's ill-becoming for an old broad to sing about howbad she wants it. But occasionally we do. -Lena Horne "I take a simple view of living. It is: Keep your eyesopen and get on with it." -Laurence Olivier "The only sin is mediocrity." -Martha Graham"When I was young, I found out that the big toe always endsup making a hole in a sock. So I stopped wearing socks." -Albert Einstein "Go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is."-Jimmy Carter Full of surprise, insight, humor, perspective, celebration, inspiration, and a kind of offhand, poignant poetry, AGE DOESN'T MATTER UNLESS YOU'RE A CHEESE-title courtesy of Billie Burke-shares hundreds of the best things men and women over sixty have said about how to love, work, laugh, and live. Collected by authors with a perfect ear for quotes, Kathryn and Ross Petras, AGE DOESN'T...


Coming of Age: The Story of Our Century by Those Who've Lived It
Studs Terkel
1402876297

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Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers : Fundamental Skills and Cognitive-Behavior Interventions (with InfoTrac)
Sherry Cormier, Paula S. Nurius
0534537391
August 7, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This innovative revision of a respected text skillfully combines evidence-based interviewing skills and cognitive-behavioral intervention change strategies applicable to a wide range of client ages, cultural backgrounds, and problems in living. The book interweaves attention to conceptual and empirical foundations with a practical skills emphasis on real-life factors in contemporary settings with diverse clientele. Long commended for its synthesis of up-to-date professional knowledge with case models, learning activities, and guided feedback, INTERVIEWING AND CHANGE STRATEGIES FOR HELPERS adds significant new content on vital topics such as ethics, critical thinking, technology, managed care, client resistance, and cultural diversity. Now in its Fifth Edition, the interdisciplinary team of Cormier and Nurius blend...


RealAge: Are You As Young As You Can Be
Michael F. Roizen
1402893493

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Delmar's Geriatric Nursing Care Plans with CDROM
Sheree Comer
0766859924
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Care for your elderly patients with compassion, competence, and sound nursing skill. Delmar's Geriatric Nursing Care Plans, Third Edition, provides detailed information for nurses caring for the aging population. The increasing number of geriatric patients and the varying areas of care delivery (home, hospital, long-term care facility, retirement community, and outpatient clinics) mean that highly skilled and competent nursing care is a must. All the information needed to develop specific and effective nursing care plans for the most commonly-seen disorders is included in this user-friendly resource. Care plans solicit specific patient data and prompt the user to customize the interventions and evaluate the patient?s individual responses to care provided.

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How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor
Ernie J. Zelinski
1580085784
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Retirement does not have to mean the end of life—in fact it can mean a whole new beginning to the life you never had time to explore. In HOW TO RETIRE HAPPY, WILD, AND FREE, best-selling author Ernie J. Zelinksi shows that the key to enjoying an active and satisfying retirement is dependent on much more than just having adequate financial resources. It means paying attention to all aspects of life, including leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical and mental well-being, and solid social support. With its friendly format, lively cartoons, and captivating quotations, Zelinski’s guide offers inspirational advice on how to follow your dreams instead of someone else’s, how to put your retirement in proper perspective, and how to enjoy life after work.

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Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood
Suzanne Braun Levine
0452287219
December 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Levine has a message for aging boomer women: if you're feeling out of sorts, confused, in a rut, there's nothing wrong with you: you're just entering your "Second Adulthood," a time, she says, when women can remake themselves. Levine, Ms. magazine's editor for 17 years and now a contributor to More magazine (and author of Father Courage: What Happens When Men Put Family First), draws on the latest research on hormonal and other physical changes women begin to go through in their 40s, and draws on 50 in-depth interviews she conducted with women in their middle years to show how they can improve their lives. Levine's subjects describe a time of confusion (the "fertile void") that led them to re-sort their lives, revise priorities and make new decisions about work and intimate relationships. Samantha, for example,...


Earth's Elders
Jerry Friedman
0976910802
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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The Goat Lady
Jane Bregoli
088448260X
May 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4–An elderly French Canadian named Noelie often drew criticism from the Dartmouth, MA, townsfolk because she kept a herd of white goats in her yard. Neighbors complained that the animals were noisy and unruly and that the house was unkempt. The author and her children befriended the old woman and found that she was gentle and kind. When Bregoli's daughter asked her to paint a picture of the Goat Lady, the artist painted a series of portraits and eventually exhibited them in a local art museum. The paintings helped others in the community to look past Noelie's mismatched clothes and odd ways and recognize her humble goodness. This gentle, straightforward narrative is told from the point of view of one of the children and is ideal for reading aloud. The book is illustrated with sharp color...


Research Methods in Librarianship, First Edition : Techniques and Interpretation (Library and Information Science)
Charles H. Busha, Stephen P. Harter
0121475506
June 28, 1980
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is an introductory account of the rationale and methods for research in library and information science. Our goal is to provide practical and theoretical insights, as well as to discuss technical skills needed to plan research projects and to collect and analyze research data effectively. The work is directed toward several audiences and is designed to be used in various ways.

Key Features
* A textbook treating scientific methods of investigation to be used by beginning students in the field of librarianship.
* A supplementary sourcebook in advanced library science courses
* A handbook for practicing professionals or other consumers of research who need a manual for the conduct of their independent investigations or a guide to the evaluation of completed research pertaining to all types of...


Gerontological Nursing
Charlotte Eliopoulos
0781744288
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Easy-to-read and practically oriented, this text continues to present the most essential information in a clear and concise manner.The fourth edition of Gerontological Nursing has revised and expanded content to help students meet the challenges of providing services to elderly individuals.

Book Info
Fourth edition of a Brandon/Hill Nursing List selection. Textbook for nursing students on care provision for the aged. Includes exercises for critical thinking. Highlights nursing diagnosis information. Softcover. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Aging Well
George E. Vaillant
0316090077
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
"We all need models for how to live from retirement to past 80--with joy," writes George Vaillant, M.D., director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development. This groundbreaking book pulls together data from three separate longevity studies that, beginning in their teens, followed 824 individuals for more than 50 years. The subjects were male Harvard graduates; inner-city, disadvantaged males; and intellectually gifted women.

"Here you have these wonderful files, and you seem little interested in how we cope with increasing age ... our adaptability, our zest for life," one of these subjects wrote to Vaillant, a researcher, psychiatrist, and Harvard Medical School professor, about how he was using this information. Vaillant took this advice to heart. In Aging Well, he presents personal narratives about people from these...



Life Is so Good
George Dawson
0141001682
June 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A 101-year-old retired laborer who enrolled in a literacy class near his Dallas, Tex., home at the age of 98, George Dawson now reads and writes on a third-grade level. From Dawson's eloquent words, co-writer Glaubman, a Seattle elementary school teacher, has fashioned two engrossing stories. First is the inspiring saga of how someone who was the grandson of a slave managed to navigate the brutally segregated small Texas town of Marshall, where Dawson was born, without losing his integrity or enjoyment of life. Although he worked from an early age and was never able to attend school, Dawson credits his strong family, especially his father, for giving him the skills to survive. His father told him to work hard, to do no wrong and always to avoid trouble with white people--advice that was brutally underscored the...


Retirement Places Rated: What You Need to Know to Plan the Retirement You Deserve, Sixth Edition
David Savageau
0764544381
August 27, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether you're considering retirement or scouting out the best location for a second home, Retirement Places Rated is an invaluable sourcebook. For more than 20 years, people have turned to author David Savageau for help in choosing the perfect location, and now that the number of Americans who are reaching retirement age is greater than ever, this information is more valuable than ever before. Nearly 200 top retirement areas in the United States, both traditional and newly discovered, are profiled.They're ranked and compared for cost of living, climate, health care, economic factors, crime, services, cultural life, and recreation. Included are climate graphs, maps of retirement regions, comparison charts, and demographic profiles of each area. A special section on relocation resources helps you set your plans...


RealAge: Are You As Young As You Can Be
Michael F. Roizen
0641661525

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Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying
Ram Dass, et al
1573228710
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
After being introduced for a lecture, Ram Dass eschewed the stairs and, from his front row seat, leapt up on to the stage--or tried to, anyway, but age and gravity brought him crashing back to earth. Like other baby boomers, Ram Dass has learned the hard way that aging is unkind to the body. But he has also learned that it can be an opportunity for growth. While others begin to devalue you, you can reconnect with the spiritual, grow into wisdom, and create value for yourself. In Still Here, Ram Dass offers a philosophy for aging that teaches us how to diminish our suffering despite the aches, pains, and limitations of age. This becomes possible when we step away from the ego-self and into the soul-self, where we can witness our thoughts and emotions and evaluate their effects on us. If aging has brought challenges to Ram...


The Merck Manual of Geriatrics
Mark H. Beers
0911910883
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
A unique interdisciplinary guide that addresses the challenges of geriatric care, now with a two-color design, all-new illustrations, and many redesigned tables.

Book Info
MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Comprehensive, thumb-indexed handbook providing clinically relevant diagnosis and treatment information specific to aging patients. For clinicians and residents. Previous edition: c1995. Added to Brandon-Hill Medical List in April 2001.


Over the Hill and on a Roll
Bob Phillips
0736900020
Mar 1999
Paperback
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Aging : Concepts and Controversies
Harry R. Moody
0761987681
February 19, 2002
Paperback
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Review
Margaret Bull, PhD, RN, FAAN ACTIVITIES, ADAPTATION & AGING : "The book is clearly written and encourages students to engage in critical thinking about salient issues in gerontology."

Book Description
Praise for the third edition "I love the book. It allows students to apply knowledge from earlier courses. It combines theory and practice. It presents both sides of important issues. It is an excellent tool for critical thinking and discussion." —Rick Briggs, West Virginia University    "I will indeed adopt this text again. I’m very pleased that Moody has offered a text that is critical in its sensibility but accessible in tone – it provides a great entrée for students into the filed of aging studies and into the...


Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging
Ebersole
032303165X
April 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging provides thorough coverage of promoting healthy aging when caring for older adults. The intent throughout the book is to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible for any older adult, regardless of the situation and disease process. The majority of the book is devoted to discussing the significant problems that may occur and methods that nurses may use to make these problems more bearable, to solve some, and to help the elder find the best possible resolution towards healthy aging.

Book Info
San Francisco State Univ, CA. Textbook offers a holistic perspective, stressing the relationship between the care-giver, the patients, and the family. Presents NANDA and wellness diagnoses and includes activities and questions to sharpen...


Fifty Things to Do When You Turn Fifty (Fifty Experts on the Subject of Turning Fifty)
Ronnie Sellers (Editor), et al
156906590X
September 15, 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Erica Jong, Marianne Williamson, Harold Kushner and many lesser-known contributors to this volume offer a heap of advice, urging readers not only to "keep a sense of adventure," (29) but to "get smart about the IRS" (151) and to "read the Torah." (225). Each of the chapters is brief, ranging from practical financial advice (129-164) to less concrete tips on spirituality and mindset. Religious scholar Robert Thurman says, "To understand the meaning of life, I think you have to confront and deal with the meaning of death"; (220) public radio personality Garrison Keillor urges readers to "start telling the truth" and says that being 50 earns one the right to "dare to express simple preference. (Do you want to go over to the Swansons for dinner? No, I don't.)" (15) The contributors here range from a playwright and a...


100 Questions & Answers about Liver Cancer
Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa
0763747548
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
100 Questions and Answers About Liver Cancer gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with this disease.


Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us about Leading Longer, Healthier and More Meaningful Lives
David Snowdon
0553380923
January 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Since 1986, the author, an epidemiologist, has directed a research project dubbed the Nun Study. According to Snowdon, who previously studied Seventh-Day Adventists, religious group members make ideal subjects because of their similar and somewhat insular lives. Specifically, he has been tracking the lives of 678 elderly nuns who are members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, to assess the effects of aging. Snowdon describes in detail a pilot study he conducted with the sisters in Mankato, Wis., on the link between level of education and disabilities related to aging. This initial research convinced him to expand his base to other convents and to focus primarily on Alzheimer's disease. The participants, ranging in age from 75 to 104, agreed to provide access to their medical and personal histories and, after...

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