Download Handbook of Theories of Aging, Second Edition by Merril, PhD Silverstein,Vern L., Dr., PhD Bengtson,Michelle, PDF

By Merril, PhD Silverstein,Vern L., Dr., PhD Bengtson,Michelle, PhD Putnam,Norella M., PhD Putney,Daphna, PhD Gans

The box of gerontology has usually been criticized for being "data-rich yet theory-poor." The editors of this publication deal with this factor via stressing the significance of thought in gerontology. whereas the former variation curious about multidisciplinary techniques to getting older concept, this new version presents cross-disciplinary, integrative causes of getting older idea: The participants of this article have reached past conventional disciplinary barriers to associate with researchers in adjoining fields in learning getting older and age-related phenomena.

This variation of the Handbook contains 39 chapters written through sixty seven the world over famous specialists within the box of getting older. it truly is geared up in seven sections, reflecting the main theoretical advancements in gerontology over the last 10 years.
Special Features:

  • Comprehensive assurance of getting older idea, targeting the organic, mental, and social features of aging
  • A part devoted to discussing how getting older concept informs public coverage
  • A concluding bankruptcy summarizing the most important topics of getting older, and delivering predictions concerning the way forward for conception development

Required studying for graduate scholars and submit doctoral fellows, this textbook represents the present prestige of theoretical improvement within the learn of aging.

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Download Transport, Travel and Later Life (Transport and by Charles Musselwhite PDF

By Charles Musselwhite

This e-book, set inside a social gerontology and delivery behaviour stories paradigm, examines present debates and concerns round delivery for older humans and its dating to wellbeing and fitness for people and society as a whole. 

This well timed name explores shipping and trip wishes and motivations of older humans, limitations older humans face utilizing public and group delivery, problems in having access to public areas for jogging and biking. the protection of older drivers and up to date advances in know-how also are investigated. 

Concluding through seeking to the long run in addressing electronic towns, driverless vehicles and different alterations in ICT which may have an effect on older humans and their commute behaviour, quite a few worldwide views research the social features of mobility and delivery from a mental, sociological, and geographical viewpoint. This identify might be of curiosity to these operating with older humans within the healthiness area, these concerned with shipping and city and kingdom making plans and teachers studying gerontology and linked social technological know-how subjects.

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Download Profiles in Caregiving: The Unexpected Career by Carol S. Aneshensel,Leonard I. Pearlin,Joseph T. PDF

By Carol S. Aneshensel,Leonard I. Pearlin,Joseph T. Mullan,Steven H. Zarit,Carol J. Whitlatch

Given scientific advances and bigger knowing of healthy residing behavior, individuals are residing longer lives. Proportionally talking, a better percent of the inhabitants is aged. regardless of scientific advances, there's nonetheless no remedy for dementia, and as aged contributors succumb to Alzheimer's ailment or comparable dementia, an increasing number of everyone is having to care their aged mom and dad and /or siblings. Profiles in Caregiving is functional resource of knowledge for somebody who teaches caregiving, acts as a caregiver, or reports caregiving.

This ebook discusses contemporary learn on tension components linked to caregiving, and what elements effect on winning as opposed to non-successful variation to the care-giving function. this can be an increasing box in gerontology, and is additionally of curiosity to character and social psychologists learning tension and interpersonal family. even supposing there are various books at the reason and therapy of dementia, there was a publication that offers a learn research into the standards linked to potent caregiving to dementia patients.

  • Conceptualizes caregiving as a multistage occupation whose effect at the caregiver is still felt after in-home care has ceased
  • Based upon a longitudinal survey of a demographically varied pattern of significant caregivers over a three-year period
  • Identifies caregivers who're such a lot at-risk for hostile variation to the role
  • Describes preventative and medical intervention strategies
  • Identifies post-care possibility and issues
  • Identifies antecedents to winning adaptation
  • State of the paintings analytic techniques
  • Graphic presentation of empirical findings
  • Renowned multidisciplinary examine team

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Download Mutmaßungen über den zukünftigen Umgang mit alten Menschen by Wolfgang Viebahn PDF

By Wolfgang Viebahn

Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Soziologie - modify, notice: 1,0, , Veranstaltung: Ausbildung Heimleiter; administration sozialer Einrichtungen, 10 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Der Versuch dieser Facharbeit ist es, zu einer Annahme zu gelangen, wie die Zukunft von Pflegeheimen aussehen könnte und damit die Tätigkeit eines Heimleiters.
Da ich seit etlichen Jahren als selbständiger Berufsbetreuer tätig bin, versuche ich zu dieser Annahme zu gelangen, indem ich die Entwicklung des Vormundschafts- und Betreuungsrechts schildere bis in die Gegenwart hinein. Diese Entwicklung, welche gerade in dem vergangenen Jahr 2005 einen traurigen Umschwung vollzog (weshalb ich auch die Gesetzesänderung zum 1.7.2005 in einem separaten Punkt beschreibe), soll als Gradmesser dienen für den weiteren Umgang mit Alten und Behinderten, welche ja hauptsächlich vom Betreuungsrecht betroffen sind.
Um aufzuzeigen, dass ein Wandel von Werten bezüglich des Umganges mit Mitmenschen und bezüglich des Wertes eines Menschen innerhalb kürzester Zeit möglich ist, gehe ich in Punkt Nr. three auf den Umgang mit Behinderten - den sogenannten „Ballastexistenzen“ - im Dritten Reich ein. Ich schildere den Umgang zu dieser Zeit mit dem Vormundschaftsrecht und berichte von dem einzigen Vormundschaftsrichter, welcher sich nachdrücklich gegen die Tötung von Behinderten wehrte.
Ich beschäftige mich dann in einem weiteren Punkt mit dem Buch „Das Methusalem Komplott“ von Frank Schirrmacher, welcher aus der unausweichlich auf uns zukommenden Überalterung der Gesellschaft ebenfalls Schlüsse zu ziehen versucht auf den Umgang mit alten Menschen in der Zukunft.
Alle bis hierher behandelten Punkte benutze ich dann, um einen Ausblick zu bekommen, wie die Tätigkeit eines Heimleiters zukünftig aussehen könnte.
Ich gehe auf die Tätigkeit eines Heimleiters ein, so wie sie sich derzeit aus dem Heimgesetz ergibt und durch die Interessengruppen, welche in der Einrichtung Heim leben und arbeiten.
Zukünftig werden die demographische Entwicklung, die Sicht und Bewertung des alten Menschen und die Beständigkeit oder eben Unbeständigkeit von menschlichen Wertvorstellungen - wie in den vorhergehenden Punkten besprochen – auf das Berufsbild des Heimleiters und die Anforderungen an einen Heimleiter entscheidenden Einfluss haben.

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Download Bürgerschaftliches Engagement im Alter: Hintergründe, by Frank Schulz-Nieswandt,Ursula Köstler PDF

By Frank Schulz-Nieswandt,Ursula Köstler

Das Lehrbuch behandelt die verschiedenen Formen des bürgerschaftlichen Engagements im regulate, fragt nach Motiven, Handlungsmustern und Funktionen und nimmt eine Einordnung in den "Dritten Sektor" zwischen Staat, Markt und Familie vor. Es werden die Grundstrukturen der "Engagementpolitik" von Bund, Ländern und Kommunen, der Sozialversicherungen und der Stiftungen rekonstruiert. Der Band behandelt internationale und kulturgeschichtliche Aspekte und geht vertiefend auf die human- und verhaltenswissenschaftlichen Grundlagen ein. Im Zusammenhang mit der gerontologischen Forschung wird Mythenbildung zum "Ehrenamt im Wandel" und zur "Neuigkeit der Wohlfahrtsgesellschaft" dekonstruiert.

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Download Senior Power or Senior Peril: Aged Communities and American by Brittany H Bramlett PDF

By Brittany H Bramlett

As the child Boomer iteration a long time, the variety of senior electorate as a percentage of the general voters goes to arrive checklist numbers. This truth brought on Brittany Bramlett to invite: whilst senior voters make up a wide share of the neighborhood inhabitants, are they politically extra strong, or are they probably extra powerless?


In Senior strength or Senior Peril, Bramlett examines the assertions that the expanding variety of older adult-concentrated groups around the usa shape a becoming bloc of senior energy that would effect the redistribution of particularized welfare merits to older adults on the rate of more youthful humans. despite the fact that, others recommend that political impression declines with previous age. Bramlett makes use of interviews and on-site study at a number of senior groups to discover what traits make an elderly neighborhood politically detailed, and the impression of the neighborhood elderly context on citizens' political wisdom, safety-net coverage attitudes, efficacy, and political activity.


This path-breaking e-book identifies the political behaviors, attitudes, and political realization of either older and more youthful citizens because it recounts the perceived and genuine political strength of seniors.


In the sequence The Social good judgment of Politics, edited through Scott McClurg

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Download Understanding Aging and Diversity: Theories and Concepts by Patricia Kolb PDF

By Patricia Kolb

The demographic phenomena of elevated existence expectancy, expanding international inhabitants of older adults, and a bigger variety of older humans as a percentage of the complete inhabitants in international locations through the global will impact our lives and the lifetime of everyone we all know. The adjustments will lead to demanding situations and merits for societies and folks of every age. those occasions have to be understood, defined, and their effects addressed; sociological theories approximately getting older are a vital a part of this process.

In Understanding getting older and variety: Theories and Concepts, Patricia Kolb offers very important sociological theories and ideas for knowing reviews of older humans and their households in a speedily altering global. She explores options from phenomenology, severe idea, feminist concept, existence path thought and gerotranscendence concept to provide an explanation for very important matters within the lives of older humans. This ebook investigates similarities and adjustments in getting older reviews, focusing specifically at the results of inequality. Kolb examines the connection of ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation and social type to foreign getting older experiences.

This publication explores the relationships among older humans and social structures in several methods, and informs brooding about coverage improvement and different options for boosting the health of older adults. it will likely be beneficial for college students and students of sociology, gerontology, social paintings, anthropology, economics, demography and worldwide studies.

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Download Spirituality, Religion, and Aging: Illuminations for by Holly B. Nelson-Becker PDF

By Holly B. Nelson-Becker

Spirituality, faith, and getting older: Illuminations for healing perform by Holly Nelson-Becker is a highly integrative ebook written for college students, professionals in getting older, ministers, and older adults themselves. Readers will achieve the data and talents they should determine, interact, and deal with the non secular and spiritual wishes of older persons. Taking a clean strategy that breaks new floor within the box, the writer discusses 8 significant international religions and covers values and ethics, theories, interventions, well-being and caregiving, melancholy and anxiousness, dementia, and the tip of existence. Meditations and workouts during the ebook enable readers to extend and discover their own figuring out of spirituality. Referencing the most recent learn, the ebook contains checks and skill-based instruments designed to assist practitioners improve the psychological well-being of older people. 

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