"How do you know if a career in gerontology is right for you? What opportunities exist in the field? Completely updated to reflect significant changes to policy and management of resources, the second edition of 101 Careers in Gerontology provides a wealth of helpful and timely guidance in this rapidly growing field."
"Research documents that rural elders are poorer, live in less adequate housing, and have far fewer health and service options available to them than their urban counterparts, yet there is a critical lack of current and detailed information on the problems facing rural elders and on the professional practices that serve this population."
Alzheimer's Disease: Lifecourse Perspectives on Risk Reduction summarizes the growing body of knowledge on the distribution and causes of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in human populations, providing the reader with knowledge on how we define the disease and what its risk and protective factors are in the context of a life-course approach.
Assisting someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another illness that causes dementia is incredibly demanding and stressful for the family. Alzheimer’s disease leads to difficulty or inability to carry out common daily activities, and so family members take over a variety of tasks.
Explores major topics in social gerontology worldwide and demands that the aging population places on society. Includes contributions from international gerontology scholars and illustrates both universal and socioculturally unique aspects of aging across nations. Organized thematically withphotographs and illustrations to highlight key points.
The emerging field of cultural gerontology has brought new aspects of later life into view. This publication draws together: theory and methods; embodiment; identities and social relationships; consumption and leisure; time and space. Provides concise authoritative reviews of key debates and themes in cultural gerontology.