Title Introduction to Aging, 2/e
Subtitle A Positive, Interdisciplinary Approach
Author Judith A. Sugar
ISBN 9780826162939
List price USD 95.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 364
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2020
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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 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 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 test bank 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

 

 

Contents:

Preface


Part I. We Are All Aging

Chapter 1. The Longevity Dividend • Learning Objectives • The New American Revolution • Our Aging World • A New Paradigm of Aging • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References


Part II. Physical and Mental Well-Being

Chapter 2. Physical Changes and the Aging Process • Learning Objectives • Normal Physical Changes That Accompany Aging and Adaptations to Them • Biological Theories of Aging • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References

Chapter 3. Health and Wellness for Older Adults • Learning Objectives • Enhancing and Maintaining Health in the Later Years • Health Promotion • Preventive Measures • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References

Chapter 4. Mental Health, Cognitive Abilities, and Aging • Learning Objectives • Mental Health and Cognitive Abilities of Older People • Mental Health • Cognitive Abilities • Positive and Negative Influences on Mental Health and Cognitive Abilities • A Positive View of Mental Health and Cognition • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References

Chapter 5. Sexuality and Aging • Learning Objectives • Let’s Talk about Sex • Sexual Expression • Sexuality and Health • Sexuality in Residential Care Facilities • Education for Everyone • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References

Chapter 6. Death, Dying, and Bereavement • Learning Objectives • Understanding Death as a Normal Part of Life • Hospice and Palliative Care • Sustaining Life: A Thorny Issue • Euthanasia • Suicide and Aging • Organ Donation: The Gift of Life • Bereavement, Grief, and Mourning • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References


Part III. Economic And Social Aspects of Aging

Chapter 7. Economics, Work, and Retirement • Learning Objectives • Diversity of Economic Status Among Older People • Sources of Income for Older People • Older People in the Labor Force • Retirement • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References

Chapter 8. Age-Friendly Communities, Living Arrangements, and Housing Options • Learning Objectives • Living Environments: Communities, Living Arrangements, and Housing Options • Factors Affecting Where and How Older People Live • Age-Friendly Communities • Where Do Older People Live? • Living Arrangements • Housing Options for Older People • Homelessness Among Older Adults • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References

Chapter 9. Family, Friends, and Social Networks of Older Adults • Learning Objectives • Family, Friends, and Social Networks • The Family • Older Parents and Their Adult Children • Grandparents • Friends and Social Networks • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References


Part IV. Formal Support Systems

Chapter 10. Older Adults Giving and Receiving Support • Learning Objectives • Community Services and Support • The Many  Ways Older Adults Contribute to Their Communities • Programs and Support for Older Americans • The Older Americans Act • Need and Unmet Need for Services • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References

Chapter 11. Medical Conditions, Assisted Living, and Long-Term Care • Learning Objectives • Medical Conditions • Chronic Medical Conditions • Other Medical Conditions • Assisted Living and Long-Term Care • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References

Chapter 12. Medicare, Medicaid, and Medications • Learning Objectives • Medicare • Medicaid • Medications • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References


Part V. Older People At Risk

Chapter 13. Older Women and Older Minority Group Members • Learning Objectives • Who Is at Risk? • Risks to Economic Security • Risks to Health • Heterogeneity of Racial/Ethnic and LGBT Groups • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References

Chapter 14. Elder Abuse and Neglect: Crimes, Scams, and Cons • Learning Objectives • Elder Abuse and Neglect: An International and National Issue • Preventing and Responding to Elder Abuse and Neglect • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References

Part VI. The Field of Gerontology

Chapter 15. Careers in Aging • Learning Objectives • Exploring Career Opportunities in Aging • What Kinds of Careers Are There in the Field of Aging? • Education in Gerontology • The Role of Professional Organizations in Your Career • Practical Application • Student Activities • Suggested Resources • References

Abbreviations

Index


About the Author:

Judith A. Sugar, PhD, received her doctoral degree in life-span developmental psychology from York University in Toronto. A nationally recognized teacher and scholar in the field of aging, she has been teaching introductory aging courses for more than two decades. Dr. Sugar chaired the nascent gerontology program at Colorado State University and served as associate director of the Borun Center for Gerontological Research at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and as director of the Graham and Jean Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno. As a member of the Nevada Geriatric Education Center from its inception, she developed innovative programs to support faculty across all disciplines who were already teaching courses in gerontology, as well as faculty who were interested in adding gerontology topics to their courses. She continues to develop innovative approaches to teaching gerontology and, most importantly, to recruiting students into the discipline. Her national and regional reputation in the field of aging led to her appointment to the Nevada State Commission on Aging, and she has served in leadership roles in prominent professional gerontological organizations, including the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), and the American Psychological Association’s Division of Adult Development and Aging. Valued both by students and faculty, she has been honored with numerous awards as a teacher and scholar, including Fellow of the AGHE, Woman of Achievement by the University of Nevada, Reno, and the inaugural award for Distinguished Faculty Scholar by the Sanford Center for Aging.

 

Target Audience:

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. This book will also help students and academicians of counseling, public health, psychology, social science and behavioral sciences.

 
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