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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics v. 16; Focus on Managed Care and Quality Assurance, Integrated Acute and Chronic... Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics v. 16; Focus on Managed Care and Quality Assurance, Integrated Acute and Chronic Care (Hardcover)
M. Powell Lawton, Robert J. Newcomer
R1,704 Discovery Miles 17 040 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The contributors to this volume provide an overview of each component of the acute and long-term care service continuum, including managed health care, subacute care, nursing homes, community care case management, and private case management. This volume is one of the first efforts to place these varied approaches side-by-side, highlighting the gaps and areas of duplication in the services delivery system.

In addition, chapters address the emerging practices in long-term care financing and assisted living as well as the conceptual issues that need to be resolved to achieve acute and chronic care integration. This volume is of primary importance to professionals involved in long-term care, including administration, community nursing, social work, case management, discharge planning and policy.

Protocols in Primary Care Geriatrics (Paperback, 2nd ed. 1997): John P. Sloan Protocols in Primary Care Geriatrics (Paperback, 2nd ed. 1997)
John P. Sloan; Foreword by M. Williams
R2,446 R2,320 Discovery Miles 23 200 Save R126 (5%) Special order

The second edition of PROTOCOLS IN PRIMARY CARE GERIATRICS continues its mission of improving practical, clinical knowledge among physicians and others caring for elderly people, while providing updated information on several major areas in the field. Reflecting current practice trends, a new chapter on home care has been added as well as one on comprehensive geriatric assessment. Revised guidelines for falls, incontinence, and drug treatment are also featured. Designed to provide both quick reference to clinical problem-solving schemes and lists, as well as a lucid, readable discussion of basic topics in geriatrics, the book's value lies in its combination of brief, readable chapters, a section of notes in outline form, staightforward clinical approaches, didactic exercises, and new updated case studies. Family physicians, primary care internists, and other primary specialists caring for elderly people will find this book of great value. It is also not to be missed by residents, as well as nursing homes, hospitals, and indiviual health care professionals, other than physicians, who will benefit from its use as a clinical reference guide.

The Abuse of Care in Residential Instititions (Hardcover): Roger Clough The Abuse of Care in Residential Instititions (Hardcover)
Roger Clough
R1,784 Discovery Miles 17 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Tragically, some older people are abused in the very places where they should hope to find 'care'. This work contains perhaps the best analysis of the state of knowledge of this abuse at the time of writing, ten years ago. The problems they describe still exist, and the analysis remains relevant.

Handbook on Employment and the Elderly (Hardcover, New): William H. Crown Handbook on Employment and the Elderly (Hardcover, New)
William H. Crown
R1,693 Discovery Miles 16 930 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a wide-ranging sourcebook filling a gap in the literature about employment policies and programs for older persons. The contributors represent the perspectives of the individual, the employer, and society-at-large. Their essays consider labor force characteristics; historical trends; key features of social security, pensions, and other retirement matters; age discrimination; economic, social, and political aspects related to employment and the elderly. A lengthy bibliography enhances the use of this major new reference tool for students, scholars, and practitioners in gerontology, social work, and business.

Gerontographics - Life-Stage Segmentation for Marketing Strategy Development (Hardcover): George P. Moschis Gerontographics - Life-Stage Segmentation for Marketing Strategy Development (Hardcover)
George P. Moschis
R1,895 Discovery Miles 18 950 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The mature consumer market is highly heterogeneous, and to reach it most effectively marketers must fit different marketing strategies to different market subsegments. Here is a marketing tool that can not only help segment the market, but target it successfully. Dr. Moschis's market segmentation model is based on state-of-the-art knowledge and methodology. It shows marketers how to develop industry-specific marketing strategy, and demonstrates why this approach works. That, plus the fact that Dr. Moschis's model can be integrated into other databases to enhance their value, makes his book especially useful to marketing professionals, and to students and teachers of marketing on the graduate level.

Gerontographics is a life-stage model developed to help marketers to better understand the heterogeneous older consumer market. Dr. Moschis points out that the model is unique, and different from other models of older consumer behavior in several ways. First, it is built on state-of-the-art knowledge drawn from various disciplines. Instead of relying on a single approach to or assumption about human behavior, it takes into account a wide range of factors and approaches. Second, the model was tested and validated using multiple methods. Not only is it the result of empirical methods, but it also reflects current thinking among consumer researchers on how to study behavior. Third, because the marketplace is dynamic, the life-stage model is flexible. It accommodates changes over time, to reflect changes in the environment and in people, and the emergence of new types of consumers. Finally, the model is directly linked to marketing strategies. It suggests specific courses of marketing action an organization should take to secure better results.

Quality Care for Elderly People (Hardcover, Softcover Reprint Of The Original 1st Ed. 1997): P.P. Mayer, E.J. Dickinson, M.... Quality Care for Elderly People (Hardcover, Softcover Reprint Of The Original 1st Ed. 1997)
P.P. Mayer, E.J. Dickinson, M. Sandler
R1,631 Discovery Miles 16 310 Special order

This text highlights good practice in elderly care and identifies useful approaches, with examples of where these exist. There is consideration of issues involved in the new Community Care Act, especially the assessment of need and access to services. The overall empha sis is on the quality of health care, the relevant contributions of clinical audit, and other quality assurance initiatives.;It should be of interest to geriatricians and other staff involved in health care of the elderly.

The Gift of Generations - Japanese and American Perspectives on Aging and the Social Contract (Paperback, New): Akiko Hashimoto The Gift of Generations - Japanese and American Perspectives on Aging and the Social Contract (Paperback, New)
Akiko Hashimoto
R886 Discovery Miles 8 860 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Gift of Generations is a comparative study of aging and the social contract in Japan and the United States. By using original, systematically comparable data collected in these countries, the book explores the different cultural definitions of vulnerability and giving, and the ways they shape and constrain the social strategies of routinizing helping arrangements. The book succeeds in interweaving the theory and practice of the social contract by developing the concept of symbolic equity.

Elder Practice (Paperback, New): Terry Tirrito, Etc, Ilene Nathanson, Nieli Langer Elder Practice (Paperback, New)
Terry Tirrito, Etc, Ilene Nathanson, Nieli Langer
R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Elder Practice addresses an issue of increasing interest to the spectrum of professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers who work with the elderly-how to serve the rapidly expanding population of older adults who spend their later years as member of the community rather than as residents of an institutional facility. In this innovative volume, a team of social work professionals proposes a model that affords these adults the same coordinated care traditionally found in institutional settings.

Old Age in Late Medieval England (Hardcover): Joel T. Rosenthal Old Age in Late Medieval England (Hardcover)
Joel T. Rosenthal
R1,252 Discovery Miles 12 520 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In Old Age in Late Medieval England, Joel T. Rosenthal explores the life spans, sustained activities, behaviors, and mentalites of the individuals who approached and who passed the biblically stipulated span of three score and ten in late medieval England. Drawing on a wide variety of documentary and court records (which were, however, more likely to specify with precision an individual's age on reaching majority or inheriting property than on the occasion of his or her death) as well as literary and didactic texts, he examines "old age" as a social construct and web of behavioral patterns woven around a biological phenomenon. Focusing on "lived experience" in late medieval England, Rosenthal uses demographic and quantitative records, family histories, and biographical information to demonstrate that many people lived into their sixth, seventh, and occasionally eighth decades. Those who survived might well live to know their grandchildren. This view of a society composed of the aged as well as of the young and the middle aged is reinforced by an examination of peers, bishops, and members of parliament and urban office holders, for whom demographic and career-length information exists. Many individuals had active careers until near the end of their lives; the aged were neither rarities nor outcasts within their world. Late medieval society recognized the concept of retirement, of old age pensions, and of the welcome release from duty for those who had served over the decades.

The Caregiving Dilemma - Work in an American Nursing Home (Paperback, Revised): Nancy Foner The Caregiving Dilemma - Work in an American Nursing Home (Paperback, Revised)
Nancy Foner
R544 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R54 (10%) Special order

Along with increasing life expectancy comes the knowledge that many Americans will one day enter nursing homes. Who are the people who will care for us or for our relatives? Nancy Foner provides a major study of institutional care that focuses on nursing aides, who are the backbone of American nursing homes. She examines the strains and paradoxes facing nursing aides--asked, on the one hand, to provide compassionate care and, on the other, to cope with the pressures of the workplace and the institution. Aides are expected to look after patients, who are predominantly older women, with kindness and consideration, but nursing home regulations and bureaucratic forces often hinder even the best efforts to offer consistently supportive care. Positioned at the bottom of the nursing hierarchy, aides must cope with the needs of frail, dependent residents, pressures from patients' relatives and from their own families, and demands of supervisors and coworkers. Foner's detailed description and analysis of caregiving dilemmas, based on intensive field research in a New York facility, brings the perspective of the nursing aides to the fore. This is a timely contribution to the study of work, bureaucracy, and the future of an aging American population.

Services to the Aging and Aged - Public Policies and Programs (Paperback): Paul K.H. Kim Services to the Aging and Aged - Public Policies and Programs (Paperback)
Paul K.H. Kim
R1,300 Discovery Miles 13 000 Special order

This anthology of original essays analyzes public policies of vital concern to the elderly and their families. Written by authorities in the field of gerontological policy and service programs, the essays cover such areas as retirement, housing, mental and physical health care, financial security, and long-term care.

Free Money and Services for Seniors and Their Families (Paperback): Laurie Blum Free Money and Services for Seniors and Their Families (Paperback)
Laurie Blum
R418 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R141 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

OVER 1,000 SOURCES OF FREE DOLLARS AND ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS

Millions of dollars of services are available to help seniors and their caregivers get the top quality care they need for free or at a minimal cost. Many people with needs just like yours are already receiving free money and services for medical treatment, meals, long-term specialized care, and at-home assistance. But in order to get these benefits, you have to locate and tap into the government, community, and private agencies that offer them.

Leading free money expert Laurie Blum shows you how to navigate the bureaucratic maze. She provides:

  • Over 1,000 sources of free financial aid, complete with contact names, addresses, and phone and fax numbers
  • Listings of hundreds of government, community, and private organizations that provide nonfinancial assistance
  • Clear step-by-step instructions for assessing your needs, evaluating services, working with caregivers, and making legal arrangements
  • Smart ways to choose at-home and alternative housing for self-sufficient seniors or those needing special care
Empowering Older People - An International Approach (Hardcover, Second ed.): Daniel Thursz, Charlotte Nusberg, Johnnie Prather Empowering Older People - An International Approach (Hardcover, Second ed.)
Daniel Thursz, Charlotte Nusberg, Johnnie Prather
R1,860 Discovery Miles 18 600 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Empowerment refers to the ability to make informed choices, exercise influence, make continuing contributions to society, and take advantage of services. These privileges are taken for granted by most working-age adults, but often are not available to older persons for a variety of reasons, including poverty, poor health, low educational levels, lack of transportation and access to services, negative stereotypes about aging, and overt or subtle age discrimination. Yet empowerment is vital to the quality of life of older persons and the health of society on the whole if seniors are engaged and involved members of it. This book takes an international approach by presenting the work of 17 experts in aging. Countries represented by the contributors include Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ireland, India, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. While many works address the issue of empowerment, the aging perspective is relatively rare and the international perspective entirely lacking until now.

Empowering Older People presents views and research written by experts in aging from around the world. Contributions look at the need to ensure older people have control over their own lives and discuss any positive measures which are being taken to provide real opportunities and resources for the older populations. Empowerment is vital to older people's quality of life and to the health of any society, and an international perspective on the issue will inform all who work with older people. In this edited volume, the countries represented by contributors include Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ireland, India, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.

Empowering Older People - An International Approach (Paperback, Second ed.): Daniel Thursz, Charlotte Nusberg, Johnnie Prather Empowering Older People - An International Approach (Paperback, Second ed.)
Daniel Thursz, Charlotte Nusberg, Johnnie Prather
R883 Discovery Miles 8 830 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Empowerment refers to the ability to make informed choices, exercise influence, make continuing contributions to society, and take advantage of services. These privileges are taken for granted by most working-age adults, but often are not available to older persons for a variety of reasons, including poverty, poor health, low educational levels, lack of transportation and access to services, negative stereotypes about aging, and overt or subtle age discrimination. Yet empowerment is vital to the quality of life of older persons and the health of society on the whole if seniors are engaged and involved members of it. This book takes an international approach by presenting the work of 17 experts in aging. Countries represented by the contributors include Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ireland, India, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. While many works address the issue of empowerment, the aging perspective is relatively rare and the international perspective entirely lacking until now.

Empowering Older People presents views and research written by experts in aging from around the world. Contributions look at the need to ensure older people have control over their own lives and discuss any positive measures which are being taken to provide real opportunities and resources for the older populations. Empowerment is vital to older people's quality of life and to the health of any society, and an international perspective on the issue will inform all who work with older people. In this edited volume, the countries represented by contributors include Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ireland, India, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.

Encyclopedia of Home Care for the Elderly (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Jennifer Boondas, Ayeliffe Lenihan, Ada Romaine-Davis Encyclopedia of Home Care for the Elderly (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Jennifer Boondas, Ayeliffe Lenihan, Ada Romaine-Davis; Foreword by Robert N. Butler
R1,692 Discovery Miles 16 920 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Cogent, concise, and up-to-date, this comprehensive and multidisciplinary one-volume encyclopedia written by experts from many fields covers all the major aspects of home health care for the elderly in America today. Patients, health care providers, and concerned family members, as well as students, teachers, practitioners, and policymakers in the fields of medicine, nursing, health care, social work, psychology and psychiatry, therapy and rehabilitation, sociology, public policy, and public administration will find this information important to their work in caring for the elderly. The clearly written articles discuss common problems, home care measures, trends, key issues, groups, and agencies. The entries point to sources for further reading. An appendix linking related topics, descriptions of 37 key organizations with addresses, a lengthy bibliography, and a full index make this basic reference easily accessible for broad audiences of readers.

Counseling Older Persons - An Annotated Bibliography (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Jane E. Myers, Valerie L. Schwiebert Counseling Older Persons - An Annotated Bibliography (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Jane E. Myers, Valerie L. Schwiebert
R909 Discovery Miles 9 090 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Experts have made a state-of-the-art survey of sources that are important in counseling older persons, an increasingly important segment of the nation's population. The population over age 65 in the United States is 12.4% and soon will be 21.8%. This annotated compilation of 481 books, journal articles, dissertations, and documents is organized into nine topical chapters and various subsections dealing with the normative experiences of aging, persons with impairments, needs and services, special situations, counseling and counselors, ethics, practica and internships, and pharmacology. Author and subject indexes make the guide easy for academic and professional use in the fields of gerontology, psychology, and adult education.

Long Term Care - An Annotated Bibliography (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Theodore H Koff, Kristine M. Bursac Long Term Care - An Annotated Bibliography (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Theodore H Koff, Kristine M. Bursac
R907 Discovery Miles 9 070 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This broadly-framed bibliography deals with the many complex and diverse issues related to chronic illness and chronic care services. Following a brief introduction, the bibliography is arranged in topical chapters dealing with the history of long term care, institutional care, community services, administrative issues, noninstitutional care, housing, costs of long term care, minorities and special populations, ethics, public policy issues, and demographics. Author and subject indexes make the information easily accessible for students, teachers, policymakers, health care providers, and general readers to use in academic, institutional, and public libraries.

Old and Homeless -- Double-Jeopardy - An Overview of Current Practice and Policies (Hardcover): Larry Mullins, Diane Wiatt... Old and Homeless -- Double-Jeopardy - An Overview of Current Practice and Policies (Hardcover)
Larry Mullins, Diane Wiatt Rich, Thomas A. Rich
R1,425 Discovery Miles 14 250 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The growing number of homeless people over age 50 has reached epidemic proportions. It is important to recognize that this group has special needs and demands from health factors to safety. This book is a resource for professionals training and working with this homeless contingent.

Employment of the Elderly - An Annotated Bibliography (Hardcover, Annotated edition): John C. Rife Employment of the Elderly - An Annotated Bibliography (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
John C. Rife
R911 Discovery Miles 9 110 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This annotated bibliography surveys the significant research from the last 20 years about the legal, medical, psychological, social, and economic aspects of the employment of the elderly. Rife identifies sources dealing with the demography of our aging work force, the characteristics and problems of older workers in different populations, training and placement programs, job searches, age discrimination, and future issues. Researchers, policymakers, students, teachers, and readers in public, business, and institutional libraries will find this unique and current guide to databases, periodicals, government documents, and a broad array of other source materials invaluable. This easy to use interdisciplinary guide offers an introductory overview, topically organized chapters, and full author and subject indexes.

Alcoholism and Aging - An Annotated Bibliography and Review (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Nancy J. Osgood, Helen E. Wood,... Alcoholism and Aging - An Annotated Bibliography and Review (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Nancy J. Osgood, Helen E. Wood, Iris A. Parham
R1,435 Discovery Miles 14 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Experts in gerontology, clinical psychology, and geriatric medicine provide an analytical survey and abstracts of the significant literature and research dealing with alcoholism and aging over the last 30 years. This research guide offers a general survey with sections dealing separately with the prevalence, precipitants, effects, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcoholism in the older generation. The book also offers directions for future research. The narrative ends with a listing of references that have been assessed. The annotated bibliography gives abstracts for 301 sources that are arranged by types of works: bibliographies, overview articles, books and book chapters, empirical studies, and miscellaneous works. Cross-references and author and subject indexes make this guide readily accessible to students and teachers in the field of sociology, gerontology, psychology, medicine, and public health.

The Private World of The Hermitage - Lifestyles of the Rich and Old in an Elite Retirement Home (Hardcover): Mary Moore Free The Private World of The Hermitage - Lifestyles of the Rich and Old in an Elite Retirement Home (Hardcover)
Mary Moore Free
R1,427 Discovery Miles 14 270 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Mary Moore Free presents a new perspective on the literature of aging with her study of the rich, old, cognitively intact, powerful, formally retired, elite elders whose needs do not include nursing care. Living in a small private retirement home in urban Texas, the residents of The Hermitage continue to retain the power that they exercised in their active years by manipulating their environments, controlling inheritances, casting absentee ballots, and medicalizing their old age by forming partnerships with their doctors, thus relieving themselves of the personal responsibility of being old. In the expanding genre of retirement home ethnography, there is little on wealthy elders. Many who are able to give cogent life stories are unwilling to trade privacy for support of investigative studies. It is to Free's credit that she was able to win the residents' confidence and elicit another dimension of what institutionalized retirement can be like.

Handbook on Ethnicity, Aging, and Mental Health (Hardcover, New): Deborah Padgett Handbook on Ethnicity, Aging, and Mental Health (Hardcover, New)
Deborah Padgett
R1,684 Discovery Miles 16 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary reference is the first to assess the empirical research and conceptual frameworks for understanding the mental health needs and services use of the ethnic elderly. Leading scholars, researchers, and clinicians in gerontology, epidemiology, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, anthropology, nursing, and social work appraise varying approaches, the demographics, the mental health status and service use of the ethnic elderly, and issues in the diagnosis, treatment, and mental health service delivery for the ethnic aged: for African Americans, American Indians, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic/Latino Americans. This unique handbook is a valuable resource and text for students, teachers, and professionals in a broad array of fields and settings.

The handbook considers such problems as Alzheimer's Disease, depression and problems of coping, culturally specific psychosocial nursing care programs, the role of culture and class in mental and physical co-morbidity among the elderly, and important life-course perspectives for specific groups. Students, teachers, and professionals in many fields and settings will find this unique handbook a valuable resource and text.

The Promise of Paradise - Recreational and Retirement Communities in the United States since 1950 (Paperback): Hubert B. Stroud The Promise of Paradise - Recreational and Retirement Communities in the United States since 1950 (Paperback)
Hubert B. Stroud
R624 Discovery Miles 6 240 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the first geographic and environmental analysis of the recreational and retirement community industry, Hubert B. Stroud shows how and why certain communities had positive impacts on the surrounding region while others did not. Focusing on well-known developments in Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, Arkansas, and Tennessee, he finds that most developments were poorly planned, resulting in environmental damage, overtaxing of public services, and social and economic problems. Yet Stroud acknowledges that future development is inevitable, as recreational and retirement communities continue to lure urban America with the promise of paradise.

International Handbook on Services for the Elderly (Hardcover, New): Jordan I. Kosberg International Handbook on Services for the Elderly (Hardcover, New)
Jordan I. Kosberg; Foreword by Alfred Grech
R1,698 Discovery Miles 16 980 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This international reference guide analyzes the role and structure of care of the elderly and describes available services in 32 representative countries around the world. Discussed is income maintenance and employment resources, health care, housing, support systems, leisure time resources, and advocacy and protective programs of different kinds. Chapters closely parallel each other in the information they provide, offering suggestions for methods that can be used to satisfy present and future needs of elderly populations. The guide is designed for students at undergraduate and graduate levels, teachers, scholars, and professionals (e.g. policymakers, programmers, or providers) in fields of gerontology, health, social work, or public policy.

Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood - Interdisciplinary Theory and Research (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Mary... Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood - Interdisciplinary Theory and Research (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Mary Lee Hummert, John M. Wiemann, John F. Nussbaum
R2,973 Discovery Miles 29 730 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"This book is particularly relevant now as the baby-boomer generation is aging and a greater proportion of the world's population is growing older. Interpersonal communication is clearly the most critical process for promoting social integration and adaptation of older adults within society. Yet understanding of the complex dynamics of interpersonal communication with the elderly is severely limited and the aged are often stigmatized, stereotyped, and isolated. This book will help clarify the role of communication in effective social integration and adaptation of the aged by providing comprehensive and in-depth analyses of relevant research and theory. The book integrates information on the most important issues and contexts influencing interpersonal communication and aging and the individual chapters are written by an excellent group of authors who have demonstrated expertise on their topics. The book is well organized, clearly written, and comprehensive. The major topics are logically organized and compelling. I highly recommend this book!" --Gary L. Kreps, Northern Illinois University "Aging obviously occurs at many levels, with biological, psychological, and social systems showing multidirectional and interdependent changes. What is less obvious is how these factors affect communication in later life. This volume represents a strong contribution toward solving this problem by bringing together a group of prominent scholars with diverse perspectives on language, communication, and aging." --Elizabeth A. I. Stine, University of New Hampshire "The Hummert, Wiemann, and Nussbaum book brings together a strong theoretical base with the presentation of new data. The chapters go well beyond the typical literature reviews usually found in edited volumes. The contributors provide sophisticated presentations of a variety of socially significant and unique topics, including the communicative impact of physical and cognitive changes sometimes associated with aging, patronization, verbosity, frailty, conversational skills, proper names, and the presentation of self. Some of the chapters are strongly quantitative while others are more interpretive. After building a strong rationale for the volume, the editors go on to put together a series of well-written chapters that provide a much needed emphasis on the social construction of relationships through communication. The book should prompt much new research and advance our understanding of interpersonal communication and the aging process significantly." --Teresa Thompson, University of Dayton "The rich diversity of theoretical and methodological perspectives highlighted within the various chapters is an impressive feature of this edited collection. These essays add conceptual breadth and depth to our understanding of interpersonal communication and the process of aging." --Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin "This book is a valuable addition to the gerontological literature. Written from the perspective of the communication researcher, it brings together existing literature and offers new insights to gerontologists working in many social science disciplines. I recommend Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood as a resource to any scholars interested in older adults." --Victor G. Cicirelli, Professor of Developmental and Aging Psychology, Purdue University "This book is very timely. Communication is offering a new wave of aging research, and interpersonal processes in communication are where our experiences and our personal theories of aging are grounded. This book brings together many of the researchers who are breaking new ground in communication and aging. It offers a valuable overview of where we have gone in aging theory communicatively, and where we need to go. Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood demonstrates the rich diversity of methods and traditions of communication research that are beginning to illuminate gerontology." --Nikolas Coupland, University of Wales, Cardiff By highlighting the commonalities across a range of disciplines, Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood provides a unique and broad-based perspective on communication and aging. This integrative approach brings together the best of the current research and theory from communication, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, and medical sociology. The underlying framework of the book centers around three topics--cognition, language, and relationships--exploring the individual areas as well as the ways they intersect. In addition, this volume brings to light the implications of the elderly population's individual differences as they affect communication, and illustrates the positive as well as the negative effects of the aging process on language production, relational satisfaction, and other communication-related variables. This major reference source, Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood, is essential reading for anyone concerned with the issues of aging and communication.

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