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Introduction to Aging, Second Edition

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Introduction to Aging, Second Edition

SKU# 9780826162939

A Positive, Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Judith A. Sugar PhD

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Description 

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 Activities for Students, new scenarios, and many more charts and graphs. The book also includes 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 Americans
  • Delivers comprehensive, interdisciplinary coverage of aging topics
  • Dispels negative myths about aging
  • Engages the reader with vivid narratives and thought-provoking activities
  • Offers a broad range of subject areas in the field, from biological aging processes, to economics and living arrangements
  • Provides Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, and multiple resources for additional learning

New to the Second Edition:

  • Presents a new chapter on careers in aging, which explores expanding opportunities
  • Explores new and updated demographics
  • Includes new information on personality, palliative care, age-friendly communities, homelessness, social networks, Medicaid and more
  • Presents a new approach to elder abuse focusing on solutions to social isolation, a major cause of abuse
  • Includes coverage of policies throughout the book, as they apply to their role in an aging society, in the workplace and retirement, in providing opportunities for older people to give and receive support, and in health care
  • Uses Bloom’s latest taxonomy for Learning Objectives

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 28, 2019
  • Page Count 320
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826162939
  • EISBN 9780826162946

Table of Contents 

PART I: WE ARE ALL AGING

1. The Longevity Dividend

PART II: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELL-BEING

2. Physical Changes and the Aging Process

3. Health and Wellness for Older Adults

4. Mental Health and Cognitive Abilities, and Aging

5. Sexuality and Aging

6. Death, Dying, and Bereavement

PART III: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF AGING

7. Economics, Work, and Retirement

8. Age-Friendly Communities, Living Arrangements, and Housing Options

9. Family, Friends, and Social Networks of Older Adults

PART IV: FORMAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS

10. Older Adults Giving and Receiving Support

11. Medical Conditions, Assisted Living, and Long-Term Care

12. Medicare, Medicaid, and Medications

PART V: OLDER PEOPLE AT RISK

13. Older Women and Older Minority Group Members

14. Elder Abuse and Neglect: Crimes, Scams, and Cons

15. Careers in Aging