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Lebenslanges Lernen und Bildung im Alter by Bernhard Leipold

By Bernhard Leipold

Menschen werden immer älter, und lebenslanges Lernen trägt entscheidend zu einem gelungenen Leben bei. Dieses Buch informiert grundlagenorientiert über Bildungsteilnahme und die Rolle von demografischen und biologischen Veränderungen im Erwachsenenalter für lebenslanges Lernen. Es macht die Zusammenhänge zwischen einzelnen Teilgebieten deutlich, etwa Motivation, Kognition sowie entwicklungspsychologische Grundlagen. Zentral ist dabei die Frage, wie selbstgesteuertes Lernen funktioniert. Persönliche Interessen sowie die Möglichkeiten, diese tatsächlich zu verwirklichen, verändern sich mit dem modify. Inwieweit Lernen gelingt, hängt nicht zuletzt von den eigenen Zielen und der Fähigkeit ab, diese den Veränderungen im Lebenslauf anzupassen.

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A pesar de los pesares: Cuaderno de la vejez (Spanish by Aurelio Arteta

By Aurelio Arteta

La ocultamos, fingimos ignorarla, pero por más que se mire para otro lado, por más que se cambie de tema o se baje los angeles voz cuando asoma en l. a. conversación, los angeles vejez, el envejecimiento, están ahí, forman parte de nuestra vida. Apenas sin percibirlo, hemos cumplido los cincuenta, los sesenta, los setenta…

¿Se puede componer un libro hermoso y lúcido sobre esta cuestión? Aurelio Arteta nos demuestra en esta obra, casi un dietario, que sí, que es mejor perder el miedo, y que pensar y vivir l. a. vejez con naturalidad nos conviene. Entre l. a. introspección y l. a. mirada atenta al mundo, sin hurtar nada a los angeles meditación, Arteta entreteje de cuando en cuando diálogos con otros pensadores clásicos y contemporáneos, pero también estampas casi costumbristas y fogonazos que deslumbran como certeros aforismos de sabiduría.

Una obra emotiva, diferente, todo un luminoso ejercicio de reflexión sobre el día a día del envejecimiento, con una moraleja clara: mejor haber nacido. Si hoy los angeles ciencia ha añadido años a l. a. vida de los angeles gente, sólo de nosotros depende colmar de vida esos años, merecer una existencia humana más plena. Es decir, digna de ser vivida a pesar de los pesares de l. a. vejez.

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Achieving a Productive Aging Society by Scott A Bass,Francis G. Caro,Yung-Ping Chen,Jill Norton

By Scott A Bass,Francis G. Caro,Yung-Ping Chen,Jill Norton

Many older humans, certainly the bulk, have a long time of quite stable overall healthiness after the standard retirement age. opposite to commonly approved stereotypes, proof shows that those that desire to use their talents and talents for effective contributions might stumble upon major barriers.

Bass, Caro, and Chen and the specialists who contributed to the amount offer an unique reassessment of the present recommendations to be had to older humans. The authors argue that polices, practices, and societal messages support make sure what offerings are realistically open to older participants. The attitudes and guidelines of relatives, office, and executive in addition to these of academic and non secular associations all give a contribution to defining what possibilities particularly can be found for older humans. The authors exhibit, too, that issues of gender and ethnicity are strong of their impression on what these within the later years of existence could or won't do. even though relaxation is appealing to many of their elder years, the authors pressure that it's yet one of many variety of offerings that are supposed to be on hand. Employment, volunteering, and different new effective roles shouldn't be denied to people who are looking to proceed them and who, within the procedure, enhance their very own and society's health. The authors supply authoritative research and new views on aging.

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Spiritual Wisdom for Successful Retirement: Living Forward by James W Ellor,C.W. Brister

By James W Ellor,C.W. Brister

A discerning advisor throughout the ups and downs of retirement

The variety of humans age sixty five and older world wide has greater than tripled to just about part one billion during the last 50 years. religious knowledge for profitable Retirement is an inspirational advisor throughout the trip that starts off in life’s “third stage,” while employment is left at the back of and uncertainty lies forward. This encouraging and uplifting ebook travels past the monetary and emotional concerns of retirement making plans to deal with the real-life concerns retirees face, together with the lack of identification after leaving the office, dealing with the clock, calendar, and commitments, the way to take care of the blues and the “blahs,” dealing with the truth of loss of life, adn maintaining existence in balance.

Spiritual knowledge for profitable Retirement anticipates the altering occasions and transitions of retirement, targeting the necessity to adapt to this “work in progress.” Retirees fight with actual and symbolic losses as they redefine their identities, face doubtful monetary futures, adapt to altered dwelling preparations, and turn into extra conscious of their actual obstacles. The disappointments, adversity, and soreness retirees face can throw them into religious chaos. This strong booklet offers real-life tales of individuals striving to stay engaged in existence, open to percentages, and experiencing intimations of eternity—here and now.

Spiritual knowledge for winning Retirement examines:

  • the necessity for a worldview that is helping you're taking significant lifestyles transitions in stride
  • particular steps into retirement
  • the best way to deal with a while while “every day is Saturday”
  • how one can establish symptoms of depression
  • how caregivers can attend the wishes of retirees
  • find out how to get support while lifestyles “caves in” on you
  • the best way to dwell with objective and courage
  • the importance of kin ties
  • the facility of relationships, connections, and friendships
  • the dynamics of hope
  • and lots more and plenty more!

Spiritual knowledge for profitable Retirement is key for a person residing in, or dealing with, retirement, and for relatives of retirees, contributors of the yankee organization of Retired people (AARP), and for lay caregivers. It’s additionally a worthwhile source for teachers operating in gerontology or theology.

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Clinical Gerontological Social Work Practice by Robert Youdin PhD LCSW

By Robert Youdin PhD LCSW

"This publication has a forward-thinking orientation that displays the truth of getting older with older adults in the course of the getting older lifestyles course... Dr. Youdin integrates a complicated scientific social paintings perform with in-depth wisdom of evidence-based perform in addition asd geriatric medication, psychiatry and gerontology." -- The Lamp

Written through knowledgeable in gerontological social paintings and curriculum improvement, this ebook offers a wealth of medical details for social employees and different well-being care execs who information older adults. It describes a strengths-based, empowerment method of therapy that integrates thought, process, advocacy, and social coverage, and encompasses the tenets of human rights. The book's content material has been established within the lecture room atmosphere for a three-year interval with complicated social paintings undergraduate and graduate scholars.

The e-book examines a variety of theories of getting older together with a distinction among the strengths-based person-in-environment concept and the pathologically established clinical version of mental difficulties. It advocates actually enticing with the older patron through the overview section, and discusses a number of intervention modalities. The mental build of stigma relating to getting older is tested, besides the most important psychopathological difficulties universal to older adults. The booklet additionally considers Alzheimer's sickness and dementia, clinical difficulties of older adults and co-occurring mental difficulties, substance abuse, older grownup sexuality, elder abuse, and the vulnerabilities of homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender older adults. also, the publication addresses psychological well-being matters touching on residential settings and the points of demise and death that supply older humans trouble. broad case stories, studying targets, and dialogue questions are featured in each one bankruptcy. The ebook additionally contains an teacher packet, PowerPoint slides, and an interactive PDF.

Key Features:

  • Provides a wealth of classroom-tested medical details
  • Espouses a strengths-based method of remedy that integrates conception, strategy, advocacy, and social justice
  • Consistent with social paintings mandates for a human rights concentration
  • Presents huge case reports, studying targets, and dialogue questions in each one bankruptcy
  • Includes an teachers packet, PowerPoint slides, and interactive PDF

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Aging Across the United States: Matching Needs to States’ by Charles Lockhart,Jean Giles-Sims

By Charles Lockhart,Jean Giles-Sims

Older american citizens adventure phases of getting older with unique priorities. For more youthful retirees, weather might be most crucial; for older retirees, caliber of healthiness care. a number of states aid those and different priorities to sharply varied levels. whereas many americans recognize which states supply gentle climates for out of doors sport, they hardly ever comprehend which states provide the simplest therapy to Medicare sufferers. This booklet tells them and indicates sequential strikes to use states’ various strengths.

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Contemporary Issues in Gerontology: Promoting Positive by Victor Minichiello,Irene Coulson

By Victor Minichiello,Irene Coulson

Written by means of best foreign specialists, this ebook is helping scholars and practitioners to higher comprehend and cater for the wishes of our ageing inhabitants. It examines:

  • how companies might be supplied to satisfy the expectancies and desires of a transforming into inhabitants of getting old voters inside of an economical, social justice and optimistic growing old framework

  • how assets allotted to elderly care could be disbursed equitably to higher meet the calls for linked to housing, retirement, carrier provision and care

  • how future health merchandising ideas can give a contribution to a fit older population.

Investigating present serious debates in future health and social technological know-how, the ebook explores leading edge new techniques to elderly care and aging. by utilizing overseas examples and a multidisciplinary technique, this entire textbook presents a huge knowing of getting older from a social point of view and analyzes options of ageism, fit growing older and optimistic getting older.

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The New Aging: Politics and Change in America by Fernando Torres Gil

By Fernando Torres Gil

This so much well timed, authoritative, and insightful booklet presents a brand new framework for realizing the conditions at present surrounding America's aged. It establishes the $64000 origin of 3 key forces that are altering the nationwide viewpoint at the getting older. they're: generational claims at the govt to reply to social wishes; variety in getting older populations; and lengthening sturdiness. Torres-Gil presents a context, supported by means of informative historical past fabric, for spotting the numerous demographic adjustments being skilled within the usa. The paintings considers the coverage matters, judgements, controversies, and offerings now linked to getting older and demonstrates how the belief of the aged has replaced from the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies to at the present time. It asks what's reasonable within the allocation of private and non-private assets to the aged. How does the state pay for prone? How can we make and enforce the political and fiscal judgements with which a central authority and a society are actually faced?

Torres-Gil examines the power of the govt and the lively hard work strength to help a wide aged inhabitants and urges a metamorphosis within the present supply of providers and advantages. He addresses all of the crucial concerns essential to keep away from inter-generational conflict--including accomplished making plans, the development of social consensus, and inter-generational coalitions.

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Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice against Older Persons by Todd D. Nelson

By Todd D. Nelson

Along with race and gender, humans in general use age to categorize -- and shape stereotypes approximately -- others. Of the 3 different types, age is the single one within which the participants of the in-group (the younger) will ultimately subscribe to the out-group (the old). even if ageism is located cross-culturally, it truly is specifically generic within the usa, the place most folks regard getting older with melancholy, worry, and anxiousness. Older humans within the usa are stigmatized and marginalized, with usually devastating consequences.Although researchers have paid loads of recognition to racism and sexism, there was a dearth of study on ageism. an important explanation for this forget is that age prejudice remains to be thought of socially applicable. As child boomers strategy retirement age, even though, there was elevated educational and well known curiosity in getting older. This quantity provides the present considering on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination via researchers in gerontology, psychology, sociology, and verbal exchange. The publication provides theoretical and empirical findings at the origins and results of ageism, in addition to feedback on the way to lessen ageism for the upcoming "graying of America."

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Ethnicity and the Dementias by Gwen Yeo,Dolores Gallager-Thompson

By Gwen Yeo,Dolores Gallager-Thompson

In contemporary years, the literature regarding ethnic and racial matters in Alzheimer’s ailment and different dementias has elevated dramatically. whilst, the necessity for cultural competence in all of geriatric care, together with dementia care, is more and more being stated. Researchers and companies are commencing to realize the approaching "ethnogeriatric imperative," because the variety of elders from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds maintains to rise.

Ethnicity and the Dementias bargains valuable heritage details during this region, whereas additionally reading how these being affected by dementia and their relatives reply or adapt to the demanding situations that stick with. completely up to date and revised from the 1st version, the e-book good points contributions from top clinicians and researchers at the epidemiology of dementias by means of ethnic inhabitants, new info at the evaluation of numerous populations, and updates and inclusions of recent populations within the administration of dementia and dealing with households. The e-book is perfect for practitioners, researchers, and coverage makers looking for the most up-tp-date ethnogeriatric findings.

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