Old Age In Europe

Old Age In Europe

Author: Kathrin Komp

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400761346

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 141

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Europe currently is the oldest continent in the world and its population is still ageing. This demographic shift affects society, economy, and welfare states. Scholars from various disciplines and the public noted this development and wonder what effects it may have, but lack adequate information. They call for explanations that are concise and easily accessible. The book at hand fills this lacuna. It introduces readers to the most important developments, theories, concepts, and discussions in ageing studies – always keeping an eye on the current situation in Europe. Each chapter adopts the perspective of a different discipline, e.g. public health, sociology, economics, or technology. To make the explanations easy to understand, the book includes learning tools such as learning objectives, multiple choice questions, and a glossary.

Aging and Old Age

Aging and Old Age

Author: Richard A. Posner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226675688

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 375

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Observing that people change both physically and cognitively as they age, Posner suggests that each of us has, in succession, two separate selves - younger and older - with different abilities, interests, and behaviors, an insight that helps clarify a number of issues concerning the elderly.

Old Age in Modern Society

Old Age in Modern Society

Author: Christina R. Victor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015032981360

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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Aims to provide the student with a grounding in all issues related to a better understanding of older people in their social environment. The text includes chapters on methodological aspects of the study of ageing; historical and cultural perspectives on ageing; and the demography of ageing.

The Social Processes of Aging and Old Age

The Social Processes of Aging and Old Age

Author: Arnold S. Brown

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UOM:39015043765000

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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A critical yet optimistic analysis of the provision of services to the aged, this timely book offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of aging in contemporary life and stresses how much can be learned about the aged through cross-cultural comparisons. Analyzes the social and economic forces that tend to make elderly people appear to be increasingly dependent with age. Gives a historical perspective of the field of aging to allow a better understanding of present aging conditions. Provides cross-cultural comparisons and data from a variety of different cultures to show that what life is like for the aged is very much subject ot the culutre of which they are a part. For service providers, social service planners, and both local and state agency on aging directors.

Aging and Human Nature

Aging and Human Nature

Author: Mark Schweda

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030250973

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 287

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This book focuses on ageing as a topic of philosophical, theological, and historical anthropology. It provides a systematic inventory of fundamental theoretical questions and assumptions involved in the discussion of ageing and old age. What does it mean for human beings to grow old and become more vulnerable and dependent? How can we understand the manifestations of ageing and old age in the human body? How should we interpret the processes of change in the temporal course of a human life? What impact does old age have on the social dimensions of human existence? In order to tackle these questions, the volume brings together internationally distinguished scholars from the fields of philosophy, theology, cultural studies, social gerontology, and ageing studies. The collection of their original articles makes a twofold contribution to contemporary academic discourse. On one hand, it helps to clarify and deepen our understanding of ageing and old age by examining it from the fundamental point of view of philosophical, theological, and historical anthropology. At the same time, it also enhances and expands the discourses of philosophical, theological, and historical anthropology by systematically taking into account that human beings are essentially ageing creatures.

New Dynamics in Old Age

New Dynamics in Old Age

Author: Hans-Werner Wahl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351842792

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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This book was nurtured by the belief that the new dynamics of today's and tomorrow's aging has not yet been treated well in the gerontology literature. Several questions drove the choice of substance for the book: What kind of new dynamics of aging deserves consideration? What kinds of theories and fields are at the core of treating such a new dynamics? And what kind of empirical evidence should be considered? The master hypothesis on which the book is based maintains that the new dynamics of old age is best observed in a range of everyday aging contexts that have been undergoing major change since the second half of the 20th century. In particular, five areas of new and persistent dynamics are treated in depth: the social environment, with a focus on cohort effects in social relations and the consideration of family relations and elders as care redelivers; the home environment, with emphasis on housing and quality of life, relocation and urban aging issues; the outdoor environment, with consideration of out-of-home activity patterns, car-driving behaviour and the leisure world of aging; the technological environment, with treatments of the role of the Internet and the potential of technology for aging outcomes and; and the societal environment with a focus on global aging, the new politics of old age and older persons as market consumers. The book's main purpose is to provide the scholarly gerontology community with a comprehensive and critical discussion of these new trends related to old age. The book will be of interest for the scholarly community of gerontology in a variety of disciplines; sociology, psychology, demography, epidemiology, humanities, social policy and geriatrics; students in gerontology education and in the disciplines named above who have an interest in aging issues (graduate level); professionals in practical and applied fields related to aging such as community and urban planners, health and care providers and policymakers; people involved in senior citizens' organizations and those in industry who wish to serve older people with new products.

Aging in World History

Aging in World History

Author: David G. Troyansky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415779073

Category: HISTORY

Page: 168

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Contemporary concerns about aging societies have stimulated interest in past ways of growing old, and whilst historians have investigated the experience of the aged, cultural representations of old age, and the phenomenon of demographic ageing, however the literature has been overwhelmingly western. This study reviews the world-wide literature on aging and seeks to move beyond received wisdom about attitudes and experiences running from the ancient world to the present. Aging in World History will introduce students and general readers to historical ways of thinking about aging in two senses: the experience of individuals and the transformation of populations. The first section introduces theoretical concerns, understandings of "natural" or "traditional" ways of growing old, and diverse cultural prescriptions and representations. The second section covers key issues from the medieval to the early modern era. The third section looks at transitions to modernity, whilst the final part explores the contemporary world, before concluding with an overview of past, present and future.

From Exclusion to Inclusion in Old Age

From Exclusion to Inclusion in Old Age

Author: Thomas Scharf

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847427724

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Evidence of widening inequalities for the aging has led to strong concerns about the many ways older adults experience social exclusion. Against the backdrop of a massive older demographic, From Exclusion to Inclusion in Old Age casts a welcome light on the patterns and processes that either include senior citizens in or exclude them from wider society. Taking a broad international perspective, the contributors to this volume examine a host of central topics important to understanding the lives of seniors, from globalization, age discrimination, and human rights to intergenerational relationships, poverty, and migration. Essential reading for anyone interested in aging issues, this book is key to understanding the interplay between institutions, policies, and the people they affect.

The Berlin Aging Study

The Berlin Aging Study

Author: Paul B. Baltes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521000033

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

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An extensive, multidisciplinary study of old age and aging, ranging from 70 to 100 years.

The Futures of Old Age

The Futures of Old Age

Author: John A Vincent

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412901073

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 255

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What is the future of old age? How will families, services, and economies adapt to an older population? Such questions often provoke extreme and opposing answers: some see ageing populations as having the potential to undermine economic growth and prosperity; others see new and exciting ways of living in old age. The Futures of Old Age places these questions in the context of social and political change, and assesses what the various futures of old age might be. Prepared by the British Society of Gerontology, The Futures of Old Age brings together a team of leading international gerontologists from the United Kingdom and United States, drawing on their expertise and research. The book′s seven sections deal with key contemporary themes including: population ageing; households and families; health; wealth; pensions; migration; inequalities; gender and self; and identity in later life.

Ageing and Old Age

Ageing and Old Age

Author: Ee Heok Kua

Publisher: Singapore University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020293275

Category: Aged

Page: 82

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This book offers good news about ageing in Singapore and not just the grim statistics of elderly people. From a meticulous survey of 612 elderly people in the districts of Tiong Bahru, Bukit Merah and Henderson, a wealth of data has been amassed. The questionnaire encompassed a wide range of issues, eg. perception of old age, memory, sleep, health, alcohol consumption, activities of daily living, leisure pursuits, social network, the old-old, elderly men and women, etc and from the information gathered, there is compelling evidence to debunk the myths surrounding ageing and old age - the myths of decrepitude, dependency and despondency.