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Aging
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Aging
An Introduction to Gerontology



October 1994 | 476 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In this interdisciplinary text, Lewis R Aiken examines the elements that influence people in the later stages of life.

Beginning with an historical overview of gerontology, the author discusses both pragmatic and philosophical concerns within the field. Factors impacting the process and results of ageing are carefully outlined and address such areas as biology, psychology, sociology, economics and politics. The interpersonal variability of the older population is stressed throughout the book, recognizing gender, ethnic, racial and cultural differences. Each chapter concludes with: a thorough review of the material covered; a series of questions and activities designed to enhance the learning experience; and a list of suggested readings that expand on the topics discussed.

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The Study of Aging
 
Physical Structure and Functioning
 
Illness and Health Care
 
Cognitive Abilities
 
Personality and Problems of Adjustment
 
Treating Adjustment Problems and Mental Disorders
 
Sex and Marital Relations
 
Social Status and Roles
 
Employment and Retirement
 
Economics and Aging
 
Living Environments and Activities
 
Crime and the Law
 
Death and Bereavement

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