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Social Policy for an Aging Society

Social Policy for an Aging Society Book
Author : Carole B. Cox,Carole B. Cox, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2015-01-16
ISBN : 0826196535
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As people age, they are at increased risk of having their basic human rights threatened or violated. When age is perceived as incompetence, it can easily lead to discrimination that impacts human rights. Based on the premise that social policy must reflect human rights principles, this graduate-level textbook views the challenges associated with aging as opportunities for policy development that stresses the rights of older adults rather than needs. The text distinguishes between “needs” and “rights” and describes those policies and services that best ensure that the rights of older adults are actually met—particularly programs that enable people to remain in their own communities so they can benefit from continued integration and participation in society. Issues and challenges surrounding such efforts, and gaps in social policies faced by specific subsets of older people, are critically examined. The book first analyzes current aging policies and rights and considers the Older Americans Act as a basic policy framework. With an eye to promoting independence, the book discusses issues of income, housing, transportation, health, and home care and what constitutes a “livable community,” along with policies that promote wellbeing and focus on preventing senior abuse and exploitation. Challenges faced by older workers are covered, as are issues particular to family caregivers, older women, and grandparents as caregivers. Gaps in social policies for LG BT seniors and older members of specific ethnic groups are discussed. Particular attention is given to global issues and aging policies in diverse countries and the ways in which they reflect human rights concerns. Each chapter concludes with probing discussion questions for classroom use. KEY FEATURES: Presents a human rights framework for aging policy Distinguishes between needs and rights of older persons Focuses on policies and programs that can help older people to remain in the community Explores the issues and challenges of specific older populations Discusses global responses and concerns with regard to older persons and human rights Carole B. Cox, MSW, PhD, is professor at the Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Fulbright scholar. She is the author of more than 50 journal articles and chapters dealing with various aspects of aging and caregiving, with extensive research on caregivers for persons with dementia, their needs, and their use of services. Her recent work includes a study of the impact of dementia on the workplace. Her caregiving research also includes that of grandparents raising grandchildren, leading to the development of a curriculum, Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Training Manual for Group Leaders (Springer Publishing Company, 2000). She is the editor of To Grandmother’s House We Go and Stay: Perspectives on Custodial Grandparents (Springer Publishing Company, 2000). Her other books include Home Care for the Elderly: An International Perspective, coauthored with Abraham Monk (1991); The Frail Elderly: Problems, Needs, and Community Responses (1993); Ethnicity and Social Work Practice, coauthored with Paul Ephross (1998); Community Care for an Aging Society: Policies and Services (Springer Publishing Company, 2005); and Dementia and Social Work Practice (Springer Publishing Company, 2007).

Microbiology and Aging

Microbiology and Aging Book
Author : Steven L. Percival
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-12-11
ISBN : 9781597453271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This edited volume contains a collection of reviews that highlight the significance of, and the crucial role, that microorganisms play in the human life cycle and considers the microbiology of the host in different regions of the body during the aging process.

Ending Aging

Ending Aging Book
Author : Aubrey de Grey,Michael Rae
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 2008-10-14
ISBN : 9780312367077
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With a New Afterword Must We Age? Nearly all scientists who study the biology of aging agree that we will someday be able to substantially slow down the aging process, extending our productive, youthful lives. Dr. Aubrey de Grey is perhaps the most bullish of all such researchers. As has been reported in media outlets ranging from 60 Minutes to The New York Times, Dr. de Grey believes that the key biomedical technology required to eliminate aging-derived debilitation and death entirely—technology that would not only slow but periodically reverse age-related physiological decay, leaving us biologically young into an indefinite future—is now within reach. In Ending Aging, Dr. de Grey and his research assistant Michael Rae describe the details of this biotechnology. They explain that the aging of the human body, just like the aging of man-made machines, results from an accumulation of various types of damage. As with man-made machines, this damage can periodically be repaired, leading to indefinite extension of the machine’s fully functional lifetime, just as is routinely done with classic cars. We already know what types of damage accumulate in the human body, and we are moving rapidly toward the comprehensive development of technologies to remove that -damage. By demystifying aging and its postponement for the nonspecialist reader, de Grey and Rae systematically dismantle the fatalist presumption that aging will forever defeat the efforts of medical science.

Biology of Aging

Biology of Aging Book
Author : Roger B. McDonald
Publisher : Garland Pub
Release : 2013-07-02
ISBN : 9780815342137
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biology of Aging presents the biological principles that have led to a new understanding of the causes of aging and describes how these basic principles help one to understand the human experience of biological aging, longevity, and age-related disease. Intended for undergraduate biology students, it describes how the rate of biological aging is measured; explores the mechanisms underlying cellular aging; discusses the genetic pathways that affect longevity in various organisms; outlines the normal age-related changes and the functional decline that occurs in physiological systems over the lifespan; and considers the implications of modulating the rate of aging and longevity. The book also includes end-of-chapter discussion questions to help students assess their knowledge of the material.

Anti Aging Hacks

Anti Aging Hacks Book
Author : Karen Asp
Publisher : Adams Media
Release : 2019-01-01
ISBN : 9781507209561
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Preserve your looks and your health with these 200+ easy strategies to age-proof your body and mind. Are signs of aging—or even just worrying about signs of aging—taking their toll on you? In Anti-Aging Hacks, you’ll find more than 200 easy, actionable tips and exercises you can implement right away to help age-proof your body and mind. Through straightforward, easy-to-understand language, you’ll learn how to preserve your appearance and health, as well as combat —or prevent—the most common ailments, conditions, and risks associated with aging. From protecting your skin from wrinkles and fortifying your diet, to strengthening your body with fun and easy exercises and staying mentally sharp with stimulating activities, to preserving a youthful glow, you’ll find all you need to know to stay healthy, strong, sharp, and youthful for years to come. A selection of anti-aging hacks include: -Sleeping on your back to reduce wrinkles -Wearing sunglasses to help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration -Slowing aging and improve health through intermittent fasting -Using skincare products with retinol -Reading for 30 minutes a day to increase your life span Embrace Anti-Aging Hacks as your own personal fountain of youth—in handy guidebook form!

The Future of Aging

The Future of Aging Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-08-17
ISBN : 9048139988
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Just as the health costs of aging threaten to bankrupt developed countries, this book makes the scientific case that a biological "bailout" could be on the way, and that human aging can be different in the future than it is today. Here 40 authors argue how our improving understanding of the biology of aging and selected technologies should enable the successful use of many different and complementary methods for ameliorating aging, and why such interventions are appropriate based on our current historical, anthropological, philosophical, ethical, evolutionary, and biological context. Challenging concepts are presented together with in-depth reviews and paradigm-breaking proposals that collectively illustrate the potential for changing aging as never before. The proposals extend from today to a future many decades from now in which the control of aging may become effectively complete. Examples include sirtuin-modulating pills, new concepts for attacking cardiovascular disease and cancer, mitochondrial rejuvenation, stem cell therapies and regeneration, tissue reconstruction, telomere maintenance, prevention of immunosenescence, extracellular rejuvenation, artificial DNA repair, and full deployment of nanotechnology. The Future of Aging will make you think about aging differently and is a challenge to all of us to open our eyes to the future therapeutic potential of biogerontology.

Aging and Older Adulthood

Aging and Older Adulthood Book
Author : Joan T. Erber
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-01-29
ISBN : 0470673419
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The third edition of this essential text has been updated andexpanded with new material that reflects the most recentdevelopments in the field, and explores our current understandingof a broad range of topics related to aging and olderadulthood. Fresh edition includes updated content such as revisedcase histories and reworked material on key concepts and researchapplications Retains the winning format of the second edition, with chaptercontents framed by individual histories Dual models add cohesiveness to the presentation of theory Thematic structure facilitates reader comprehension Instructor resources provided online upon publication at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/erber"www.wiley.com/go/erber/a

Aging in Rural Places

Aging in Rural Places Book
Author : Kristina Michelle Hash,Elaine Theresa Jurkowski,John Krout, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2014-09-08
ISBN : 0826198090
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Mystery of Human Aging

The Mystery of Human Aging Book
Author : Bjoern Schumacher
Publisher : Algora Publishing
Release : 2017-04-15
ISBN : 1628942843
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Mystery of Human Aging book written by Bjoern Schumacher, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Symbolism of Globalization Development and Aging

The Symbolism of Globalization  Development  and Aging Book
Author : Steven L. Arxer,John W. Murphy
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-09-14
ISBN : 1461445078
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book looks at the symbolic side of globalization, development, and aging. Many of the dimensions that are discussed represent updates of past debates but some are entirely new. In particular, globalization is accompanied by subtle social imagery that profoundly shapes the way institutions and identities are imagined. The process of aging and persons sense of identity is no exception. The underlying assumptions that pervade globalization inform how critical dimensions of aging are discussed and institutionalized. The application of marketplace imagery, for example, may impact attempts for holism in how aging is studied and the prospects for human agency during the aging process. This book offers a special look into how temporality, technology, normativity, and empiricism structure the symbolic side of globalization and influence dominant images of the aging process. Current debates about globalization and aging are expanded by helping readers see the social imagery that is both subtly behind globalization and at the forefront of shaping the aging experience.

Leisure and Aging

Leisure and Aging Book
Author : Heather Julie Gibson,Jerome F. Singleton
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0736094636
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Leisure and Aging: Theory and Practice" provides students and professionals with a balanced perspective of current knowledge as it presents cutting-edge research in both fields. Supplemented by online ancillaries, this text offers a wealth of knowledge on various aspects of life for older people and the role of leisure in their lives.

Understanding the Discourse of Aging

Understanding the Discourse of Aging Book
Author : Vicent Salvador,Agnese Sampietro
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2020-11-09
ISBN : 1527561879
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There are a number of books and articles covering particular facets of the topic of aging, such as the image of the elderly in the media, cinema, TV series and commercials, and in literature, which of course provide useful background material and references. However, these studies on aging discourse predominantly focus on a single discipline. This book adds a fresh perspective, by addressing the communicative practices surrounding age, aging and the elderly from a multidisciplinary perspective. The volume addresses several issues related to the discourse on aging, from the problems related to definitions of age to the image of the elderly in literature, cinema, and mass media, and gendered issues surrounding the aging process.

Aging and Aging Related Diseases

Aging and Aging Related Diseases Book
Author : Zhao Wang
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-09-19
ISBN : 981131117X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an overview of recent advances in the study of aging and aging related diseases, discussing the topics at individual, organ, tissue, cell, and molecular levels. It also presents studies on the biomarkers of aging and anti-aging interventions. Aging has been becoming a global health problem. However it was not possible to determine aging as we usually diagnose a disease because there are few biomarkers for age estimation. Since ancient times, people have been seeking anti-aging substances and methods for achieving immortality, while the scientific study of aging has only existed for 100 years. This book appeals to researchers both in institutes and in pharmaceutical companies interested in further studies in this field.

Music and the Aging Brain

Music and the Aging Brain Book
Author : Lola Cuddy,Sylvie Belleville,Aline Moussard
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-07-10
ISBN : 0128174226
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Music and the Aging Brain describes brain functioning in aging and addresses the power of music to protect the brain from loss of function and how to cope with the ravages of brain diseases that accompany aging. By studying the power of music in aging through the lens of neuroscience, behavioral, and clinical science, the book explains brain organization and function. Written for those researching the brain and aging, the book provides solid examples of research fundamentals, including rigorous standards for sample selection, control groups, description of intervention activities, measures of health outcomes, statistical methods, and logically stated conclusions. Summarizes brain structures supporting music perception and cognition Examines and explains music as neuroprotective in normal aging Addresses the association of hearing loss to dementia Promotes a neurological approach for research in music as therapy Proposes questions for future research in music and aging

Positive Aging and Precarity

Positive Aging and Precarity Book
Author : Irina Catrinel Crăciun
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-05-10
ISBN : 3030142558
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores positive aging through the lens of precarity, aiming to ground positive aging theories in current social contexts. In recent years, research on aging has been branded by growing disagreements between supporters of the successful aging model and critical gerontologists who highlight the widening inequalities, disadvantages and precarity that characterize old age. This book comes to fill a gap in knowledge by offering an alternative view on positive aging, informed by precarity and its impact on projections concerning aging. The first part of the book places aging in broader theoretical and empirical context, exploring the complex links between views on aging, successful aging theories, policy and social reality. The second part uses results from a qualitative research conducted in Germany to illustrate the dissonance between successful aging ideals and both negative and positive views on aging as well as aging preparation strategies inspired by precarity. Findings from this section provide a solid starting point for comparisons with countries that are both similar and different from Germany in terms of welfare regimes and aging policies. The final part of the book discusses the psychological implications of these findings within and beyond the German case study and outlines potential solutions for practice. This book provides health psychologists, gerontologists, sociologists, social workers, health professionals as well as students and aging individuals themselves with better understanding of the meaning of aging in precarious times and builds confidence about aging well despite precarity.

Aging

Aging Book
Author : Susanne Formanek,Sepp Linhart
Publisher : Austrian Academy of Sciences
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With the greying of the population in Western industrialized nations and the resultant problems, interest has increasingly been drawn to the construction of old age in historical periods and non-European societies. Asia has been the focus of considerable attention in this context due on the one hand to values such as filial piety or the prevalence of the seniority principle which many Asian cultures are credited with and which are thought to contribute to creating a cultural climate especially favourable to the elderly in this region of the world, and to recurrant reports of a tradition of abandonment of the elderly on the other, which also attest to a darker side of this issue. In 17 contributions that geographically span the area from India to China and Japan and historically cover periods from the earliest times of literate cultures to the present, the volume presents new findings on both the valuation of aging in the various intellectual and religious traditions of Asia, and the actual living conditions of the elderly in this region of the world in a cross-cultural perspective. The considerable historical and regional variation in the conceptions of old age and the - often surprising - determinants of the status of the elderly, as they are documented in this volume, should also contribute to enrich socio-gerontological discussion on a more general level.

Economics of Aging Toward a Full Share in Abundance

Economics of Aging  Toward a Full Share in Abundance Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1969
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Economics of Aging Toward a Full Share in Abundance book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Aging Experience

The Aging Experience Book
Author : Russell A. Ward
Publisher : Harpercollins College Division
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text focuses on managerial issues of operations management for e-commerce businesses. The text is based on empirical evidence provided by numerous e-commerce organizations and research scholars.

Technologies for Active Aging

Technologies for Active Aging Book
Author : Andrew Sixsmith,Gloria Gutman
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-05-16
ISBN : 1441983481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The challenge of population aging requires innovative approaches to meet the needs of increasing numbers of older people. Emerging information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as pervasive computing and ambient assistive technology, have considerable potential for enhancing the quality of life of many older people by providing additional safety and security while also supporting mobility, independent living, and social participation. The proposed book will be a landmark publication in the area of technology and aging that will serve as a statement of the current state-of-the-art and as a pointer to directions for future research and emerging technologies, products, and services.

Aging Thoughtfully

Aging Thoughtfully Book
Author : Martha C. Nussbaum,Saul Levmore
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-10-02
ISBN : 019060025X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We all age differently, but we can learn from shared experiences and insights. The conversations, or paired essays, in Aging Thoughtfully combine a philosopher's approach with a lawyer-economist's. Here are ideas about when to retire, how to refashion social security to help the elderly poor, how to learn from King Lear -- who did not retire successfully -- and whether to enjoy or criticize anti-aging cosmetic procedures. Some of the concerns are practical: philanthropic decisions, relations with one's children and grandchildren, the purchase of annuities, and how to provide for care in old age. Other topics are cultural, ranging from the treatment of aging women in a Strauss opera and various popular films, to a consideration of Donald Trump's (and other men's) marriages to much younger women. These engaging, thoughtful, and often humorous exchanges show how stimulating discussions about our inevitable aging can be, and offer valuable insight into how we all might age more thoughtfully, and with zest and friendship.