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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.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Richard A. Posner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 1997-04
File: 375 Pages
ISBN-13: 0226675688

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Seven contributors examine how the best thinkers and artists of each historical epoch in the West have treated old age. Full of surprising and fascinating facts, this is an uplifting companion for those who, like it or not, are beginning to understand the inevitability of their own aging process.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Research Professor Pat Thane
Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Publications
Release: 2005
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105114435105

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Erikson's now-famous concept of the life cycle delineates eight stages of psychological development through which each of us progresses. The last stage, old age, challenges the individual to rework the past while remaining involved in the present. The authors begin this work with their theory of life's stages through old age. In Part two, they discuss their interviews with twenty-nine octogenarians, on whom life history data has been collected for over fifty years. Part three is a discussion of the life history of the protagonist in Ingmar Bergman's film Wild Strawberries. In Part four, "Old age in our society", the authors offer suggestions for "vital involvement." Erik H. Erikson is winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Erik H. Erikson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 1994-12-17
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780393347395

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The man who claimed he grew young at 70. an old man at 50, he determined to thwart the ravages of ill health and advancing years, and after much study and experiment, perfected a regime which he claims made a new man of him. Some of the contents: the F.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Sanford Bennett
Publisher: Health Research Books
Release: 1996-09
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 0787300926

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This book explores health and care of the older population in Africa, focusing on policy and programmatic responses, gaps and future challenges related to health and care across the continent. The first part of the book sets the scene for the volume, profiling the demographic and health situation of the elderly in Africa. It also provides an overview of the various models of care in Africa, looking in particular at the family care model, which constitutes the main source of support for the elderly in Africa. Part 2 provides case studies from across the continent to explore varying forms of elder care as well as the health challenges facing the elderly in the different contexts. The final part considers key aspects related to older person’s experience of social pensions, which are widely recognised as a potentially powerful strategy of meeting the needs of older persons.. Identifying lessons regarding African-centric models of care, as well as reflections on the structural and policy challenges that are likely to confront countries across the continent as they strive to meet the specific needs of increasingly ageing populations, this book will be of interest to scholars of health and social care of the elderly.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Pranitha Maharaj
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2020-07-07
File: 184 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780429665240

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This volume brings together leading researchers on quality of life in old age to focus on one of the most important issues in both gerontology and quality of life studies. There are very few texts available on this topic and none of an international and multi-disciplinary nature. For these reasons and the high quality of the authors we have assembled, this will be a seminal text for both gerontology and quality of life researchers.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Heidrun Mollenkopf
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2007-06-13
File: 260 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781402056826

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After an extensive introduction that takes stock of the relevant research literature on Old Age in the Middle Ages and the early modern age, the contributors discuss the phenomenon of old age in many different fields of late antique, medieval, and early modern literature, history, and art history. Both Beowulf and the Hildebrandslied, both Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival and Titurel, both the figure of Merlin and the trans-European tradition of Perceval/Peredur/Parzival, then the figure of the vetula in a variety of medieval French, English, and Spanish texts, and of the Old Man in The Stricker's Daniel, both the treatment of old age in Langland's Piers the Plowman and in Jean Gerson's sermons are dealt with. Other aspects involve late-antique epistolary literature, early modern French farce in light of Disability Studies, the social role of old, impotent men in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Netherlandish paintings, and the scientific discourse of old age and health since the 1500s. The discourse of Old Age proves to have been of central importance throughout the ages, so the critical examination of the issues involved sheds intriguing light on the cultural history from late antiquity to the seventeenth century.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Albrecht Classen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release: 2007-01-01
File: 582 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783110925999

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"The Annotated Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Act is the first in-depth treatment of these two important statutes, as they have been interpreted by the case law. The authors review the legislation, regulations and decisions of the courts, the Pension Appeals Board and the Review Tribunal, providing exclusive insights into the law and the different ways in which it can be applied. The 2009 edition updates the legislation and digests of decisions issued by the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court, Pension Appeals Board and the Review Tribunal over the last year. All pending legislation will be incorporated into the Acts."--pub. desc.

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Genre: Old age pensions
Author: Gordon Killeen
Publisher: CCH Canadian Limited
Release: 2009
File: 587 Pages
ISBN-13: 1553679768

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Prepared by the British Society of Gerontology, The Futures of Old Age brings together twenty-one leading UK and US gerontologists, drawing on their expertise and research. The book's seven sections deal with key contemporary themes, including population aging, households and families, health, wealth, pensions, migration, inequalities, gender, and self and identity in later life. The Futures of Old Age is thought-provoking reading for anyone studying aging, especially for those attending courses in gerontology and related areas, as well as for those concerned with the development of social and economic policy.

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Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Author: John A Vincent
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2006-06-02
File: 255 Pages
ISBN-13: 1412901073

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The successor to Robert Hudson's The Future of Age-Based Public Policy, this volume offers a variety of perspectives on these policy issues that directly effect America's aging population -- particularly the relative merits of using chronological age to determine eligibility for government programs.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Robert B. Hudson
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2005
File: 309 Pages
ISBN-13: 0801880750

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