The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty: How to Maintain – or by Joan Price

By Joan Price

The inhabitants over age 50 is greater than ever in historical past. based on the U.S. Census Bureau, 32.1 percentage of the U.S. inhabitants have been age 50 and over in 2011. This demographic can be more fit, extra conscious, younger, and extra vocal than any past older iteration. because of ongoing clinical discoveries, the sexual revolution, and the web, today’s seniors also are sexier than ever — or a minimum of they’re now keen to speak and ask approximately intercourse as by no means earlier than. they're the new release that chanced on clitoral orgasms, vibrators, and Viagra, and there’s no preventing the thirst for wisdom and enjoyment now. considering 2005, Joan expense has penned larger Than I Ever anticipated: directly discuss intercourse After Sixty and emerged because the go-to sexpert for the over-50 inhabitants. Price's savvy suggestion, honesty, helpfulness, and humor garnered understanding within the media, in expert circles of therapists and intercourse educators, and one of the large inhabitants of individuals over 50 who starvation for genuine info from an age applicable writer. rate tackles all of it during this definitive consultant to intercourse and getting older: well-being, enjoyable (and function), incapacity, relationship, affliction, orgasms, G-spots, P-spots, polyamory, kink, and masses more.

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The Penelope Project: An Arts-Based Odyssey to Change Elder by Anne Basting,Maureen Towey,Ellie Rose

By Anne Basting,Maureen Towey,Ellie Rose

Of the 15,000 nursing houses within the usa, what percentage are areas you’d want to go to, less stay in? Now that individuals live longer and extra of the inhabitants are aged, this query is extra very important than ever, fairly for individuals with disabilities. We needs to remodel long term care into an adventure we and our household can face with no dread. it may be performed. The Penelope Project indicates how by way of taking readers on an formidable trip to create a long term care group that engages its citizens in hard, significant art-making.

At Milwaukee’s Luther Manor, a workforce of artists from the collage of Wisconsin’s theatre division and Sojourn Theatre corporation, college scholars, employees, citizens, and volunteers traded their bingo playing cards for copies of The Odyssey. They launched into a two-year undertaking to envision this historic tale from the viewpoint of the hero who by no means left domestic: Penelope, spouse of Odysseus. jointly, the workforce staged a play that engaged every person and transcended the bounds not only of outdated age and incapacity but additionally formative years, institutional rules, and disciplinary boundaries.

Inviting readers to determine in the course of the eyes of citizens, scholars, artists, employees, family, and specialists within the fields of schooling, long term care, and civically engaged arts perform, this ebook underscores the fundamental position of the humanities and arts in dwelling richly. ready, as Penelope waited, needn't be a time of loss and forget. The Penelope Project boldly desires of the way to make past due lifestyles a time of development and studying. in case you dream of bettering people’s lives via artistic endeavors, this e-book offers useful advice. 

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Safeguarding older people from abuse by Angie Ash

By Angie Ash

The mistreatment of older humans is more and more acknowledged the world over as an important abuse of elders’ human rights. ‘Scandals’ and inquiries into the failure to guard older humans from abuse in health and wellbeing and social care platforms hardly deal with, and nonetheless much less problem, the social, fiscal and cultural context to the abuse of older humans. This serious and hard booklet makes a powerful case for the advance of ethically-driven, research-informed coverage and perform to protect older humans from abuse. Drawing on findings of unique united kingdom learn and framed in a global context, it illustrates ways that ageism, under-resourced prone to older humans, target-driven future health and social care coverage and companies, and organisational cultures of blame and scapegoating, are a robust but invisible backcloth to elder abuse. Safeguarding older humans from abuse can be crucial studying for coverage makers, politicians, execs, campaigners, researchers and educators, and people operating in legal justice fields.

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Understanding Aging and Diversity: Theories and Concepts by Patricia Kolb

By Patricia Kolb

The demographic phenomena of elevated existence expectancy, expanding international inhabitants of older adults, and a bigger variety of older humans as a percentage of the entire inhabitants in countries during the global will impact our lives and the lifetime of every body we all know. The adjustments will bring about demanding situations and advantages for societies and other people of every age. those occasions have to be understood, defined, and their effects addressed; sociological theories approximately getting older are a vital a part of this process.

In Understanding getting older and variety: Theories and Concepts, Patricia Kolb provides very important sociological theories and ideas for figuring out stories of older humans and their households in a speedily altering global. She explores thoughts from phenomenology, severe conception, feminist idea, lifestyles direction idea and gerotranscendence conception to provide an explanation for vital concerns within the lives of older humans. This publication investigates similarities and transformations in getting older stories, focusing particularly at the results of inequality. Kolb examines the connection of ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation and social classification to overseas getting older experiences.

This booklet explores the relationships among older humans and social structures in numerous methods, and informs puzzling over coverage improvement and different concepts for reinforcing the wellness of older adults. will probably be worthy for college students and students of sociology, gerontology, social paintings, anthropology, economics, demography and international studies.

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Aging and the Art of Living by Jan Baars

By Jan Baars

In this deeply thought of meditation on getting older in Western tradition, Jan Baars argues that, in today’s international, residing longer doesn't unavoidably suggest dwelling higher. He contends that there was an total lack of admire for getting older, to the purpose that figuring out and "dealing with" getting older humans has turn into a method keen on the decline of strength and the improvement of sickness instead of at the accumulation of knowledge and the production of latest talents.

To make his case, Baars compares and contrasts the works of such modern-era thinkers as Foucault, Heidegger, and Husserl with the concept of Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, Cicero, and different old and Stoic philosophers. He exhibits how humans within the classical period—less capable of regulate well-being hazards—had a more robust experience of the provisional nature of dwelling, which ended in a philosophical and spiritual emphasis on cultivating the artwork of dwelling and the assumption of knowledge. this isn't to claim that smooth society’s exams of getting older are insignificant, yet they do have to stability an emphasis at the measuring of age with the concept that of "living in time."

Gerontologists, philosophers, and scholars will locate Baars' dialogue to be a robust, perceptive dialog starter.

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Filial Piety: Practice and Discourse in Contemporary East by Charlotte Ikels

By Charlotte Ikels

How have fast business improvement and the getting older of the inhabitants affected the expression of filial piety in East Asia? 11 skilled fieldworkers take a clean examine an outdated concept, examining modern habit, no longer norms, between either rural and concrete households in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. each one bankruptcy provides wealthy ethnographic facts on how filial piety shapes the selections and day-by-day lives of grownup kids and their aged mom and dad. The authors’ skill to talk the neighborhood languages and their long term, direct touch with the villagers and town dwellers they studied lend an immediacy and authenticity missing in additional summary remedies of the topic.

This e-book is a perfect textual content for social technology and arts classes on East Asia since it specializes in shared cultural practices whereas examining the methods those practices differ with neighborhood conditions of background, economics, social association, and demography and with own situations of source of revenue, gender, and kin configuration.

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Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Wellbeing in Later by Thomas B. L. Kirkwood,Cary L. Cooper

By Thomas B. L. Kirkwood,Cary L. Cooper

Wellbeing in Later Life makes use of the newest study from numerous disciplines to handle and proper universal myths and misconceptions approximately aging.

  • Covers subject matters starting from organic mechanisms that impact getting older to way of life, attitudes, and social factors
  • Examines the demanding situations of humanity’s expanding lifestyles expectancy and comprises thoughts for preserving and embellishing well being in later life
  • Makes significant connections among study and perform to hyperlink features of getting older that have formerly been thought of separate
  • Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: an entire Reference Guide, which brings jointly prime study from around the social sciences

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101 Careers in Gerontology by C. Joanne Grabinski MA ABD FAGHE

By C. Joanne Grabinski MA ABD FAGHE

Wanted: Gerontology employees, Gerontological experts, and Gerontologists for careers now and into the future.

As our inhabitants of people elderly sixty five and over grows and lives longer via those a long time, the necessity for extra practitioners with gerontology-specific education is starting to be to boot. possibilities for careers in gerontology are far and wide and extra are showing each day, but the expanding variety of ideas during this box makes the duty of discovering details, mentoring, and jobs more challenging. How have you learnt if gerontology is true for you and what innovations for perform are available?

101 Careers in Gerontology will advisor you on your seek, offering glimpses into and data a few large variety of suggestions which are gerontology-specific or gerontology-related.

This consultant is for all degrees of activity seekers-college or highschool scholars trying to commence careers or paths of research, pros wanting credentials, mid-career task seekers, even suggestions counselors or mom and dad trying to find support counseling teenagers. varieties of jobs and the place you will work-including components you could no longer have thought of corresponding to garments layout, anthropology, or law-education standards for these jobs, practitioner profiles, and rising task customers are all defined to offer you the knowledge you must come to a decision which direction in gerontology is correct for you. Interviews with practitioners offer perception on what it really is prefer to be beginning out in gerontology or to have labored within the box for years, in addition to the adventure of beginning out with a level as opposed to on-the-job learning.

So cross forward, use this booklet and tweak your curiosity, spur your mind's eye, or establish a broader spectrum of profession chances that may be a great healthy for you. Welcome to the intriguing, dynamic, and ever-expanding specialist international of Gerontology!

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

By Victor Minichiello,Irene Coulson

Written by way of top foreign specialists, this ebook is helping scholars and practitioners to higher comprehend and cater for the desires of our getting old inhabitants. It examines:

  • how companies could be supplied to satisfy the expectancies and desires of a growing to be inhabitants of growing old voters inside an economical, social justice and optimistic growing old framework
  • how assets allotted to elderly care may be disbursed equitably to higher meet the calls for linked to housing, retirement, provider provision and care
  • how well-being merchandising ideas can give a contribution to a fit older population.

Investigating present severe debates in well-being and social technology, the publication explores leading edge new ways to elderly care and growing older. by utilizing foreign examples and a multidisciplinary method, this finished textbook presents a wide figuring out of growing older from a social viewpoint and analyzes recommendations of ageism, fit growing old and confident getting older.

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