Transitions of Aging.
By: Datan, Nancy.
Contributor(s): Lohmann, Nancy.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013Description: 1 online resource (239 p.).ISBN: 9781483265810.Subject(s): Gerontology -- United States -- Congresses | Older people -- Government policy -- United States -- Congresses | Older women -- United States -- CongressesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Transitions of AgingDDC classification: 305.2/6 | 305.26 LOC classification: HQ1064.U5 W47 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Front Cover; Transitions of Aging; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART I: PERSONAL TRANSITIONS OF AGING; Chapter 1. Adaptive Dimensions of Adult Cognition; Dualistic Tensions in Models of Cognitive Aging; Intellectual Transitions in Later Life; Implications and Reinterpretations; Conclusions and Caveats; References; Chapter 2. Life Satisfaction Research in Aging: Implications for Policy Development ; Why Examine Life Satisfaction?; Findings with Regard to Life Satisfaction; Life Satisfaction Research and Policy; Conclusion; References
Chapter 3. Physical Activity as It Relates to the Health of the AgedDeclining Involvement in Physical Activity as a Function of Age; Attitudes toward Participating in Physical Activity among the Elderly; Role of Physical Activity in the Mental Health of the Elderly; Summary and Recommendations; Reference Notes; References; Chapter 4. The Competent Older Woman; The Concept of Competence; The Growth of Competence; Competence in Childhood: Women's Interpretations; Competence in Adulthood; The Competent Older Woman; The Varieties of Competence; Discussion; Conclusion; References
PART II: FAMILY TRANSITIONS OF AGINGChapter 5. Intergenerational Relations in Later Life: A Family System Approach ; Family Systems; Rural-Urban; Measurement; Developmental Effects; Summary; References; Chapter 6. The Widowed Family Member; Widowhood as a Neglected Aspect of Family Sociology; Widows and Widowers: Similarities and Differences; The Influence of Education and Social Class on Widowhood; Early Problems of Widowhood; The Reconstruction of Social Life Space in Widowhood; Remarriage and Other Relations with the Opposite Sex; Support Systems Involving Widows
Role Changes of People Who Are WidowedSummary and Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 7. The Clinical Psychology of Later Life: Developmental Paradigms; Men: The Masculine Protesters; Threats to the Older Woman; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 8. Economic Status of Late Middle-Aged Widows; Methodology; Results; Summary and Conclusions; References; PART III: ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSITIONS IN AGING; Chapter 9. Growing Old ""Inside"": Aging and Attachment to Place in an Appalachian Community; The Appalachian Aging Project; Acknowledgments; References
Chapter 10. Environmental Change: The Older Person as Initiator and ResponderEnvironment-Relevant Changes in the Individual; Aging-in-Place; Aging in a New Place; Conclusion; References; Chapter 11. Institutionalization of the Aged; Institutionalization as a Ubiquitous Event; A Longitudinal Study; A Forward Look; References; Subject Index
Transitions of Aging is a compilation of papers that deals with gerontology, particularly on the rural aged and aging women. This book discusses the aging transition both as social and biological phenomenon; that physical health can be better, as well as the social, spatial, and economic environment surrounding places of aging. This text also focuses on rural aging and the strong bond of an extended family, which can offer lessons to healthy aging. As regards aging in women, the book examines the problems they are confronted with and the programs that have been developed to deal with them. Pa
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