Aging in the New Millennium: A Global View

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Thanks to advances in medical technology, better health care systems, and improvements in lifestyle habits, the twenty-first century brings unprecedented changes in life expectancy and increased numbers of older adults globally. As the elder population grows, so does the knowledge of and interest in gerontology. A burgeoning field, gerontology constantly sees new developments in research, the emergence of areas of study such as financial gerontology and elder ethics, and the introduction of programs and services for the aging. In this comprehensive guide to current topics in aging, Tirrito offers an overview of the issues most critical to those caring for and about the elderly today and in the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570034855
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Series: Social Problems and Social Issues Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Series Editor's Preface
Ch. 1 Global Aging 1
Ch. 2 Aging in America 33
Ch. 3 Life Expectancy 60
Ch. 4 Longevity 78
Ch. 5 A Biopsychosocial Perspective of Aging 91
Ch. 6 Sociological Theories of Aging 118
Ch. 7 Health and Diseases 131
Ch. 8 Attitudes about Aging 150
Ch. 9 Experiences of Aging for Women, Gay Men and Lesbians, and Ethnic and Minority Older Adults 168
Ch. 10 Programs and Services for Older Adults 190
Ch. 11 Global Impact of the Longevity Revolution 217
Ch. 12 Emerging Issues 231
Conclusion 243
App. A: Generalized Anxiety Disorder Self-Test 245
App. B: What's Your Bone IQ? 247
Glossary 249
Index 255
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