Introduction to Aging

  • Springer Publishing Company
  • 2019
  • Elektronisk medie
  • 0
  • English
  • 2
  • 9780826162946

The second edition of this engaging text reflects a welcome new paradigm for aging-that of aging as a positive stage of life. Written for undergraduate and masters-level students, it provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the wide variety of subject areas within gerontology, and combines research with engrossing narratives, new trends, and controversial topics. Substantially updated, the second edition features integrated content on the diversity of the aging population. State-of-the-art information includes new science on the biology of aging; chronic conditions; integrated care; changing roles for older adults; new demographics; and critical policy issues.The second edition examines career opportunities in gerontology and includes Practical Applications and Student Activities, new scenarios, and many more charts and graphs. Qualified instructors have access to supplementary material, including PowerPoint slides, a test bank, and an instructor's manual.Key Features:Conceptualizes a positive approach to aging, with an emphasis on the advantages and opportunities presented by the large and growing number of older AmericansDelivers comprehensive, interdisciplinary coverage of aging topicsDispels negative myths about agingEngages the reader with vivid narratives and thought-provoking activitiesOffers a broad range of subject areas in the field, from biological aging processes, to economics and living arrangementsProvides instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides, and test bank for additional learningIncludes access to student activities answer keyNew to the Second Edition:Presents a new chapter on careers in aging, which explores expanding opportunitiesExplores new and updated demographicsIncludes new information on personality, palliative care, age-friendly communities, homelessness, social networks, Medicaid, and morePresents a new approach to elder abuse focusing on solutions to social isolation, a major cause of abuse