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Interested in Big Things and Happy in Small Ways

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter considers the daily life of the aging. Themes include roles in late life, the inner life of old women, comfort in late life, and structured days in late life.


Just Show Up

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Burack-Weiss meditates on what is truly important during aging: the gift of “presence” in late life, paying attention, to love what is.


Older Latinos: A Mental Health Perspective

Maria P. Aranda

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0023
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The population aged 65 and older of Latino/Hispanic descent numbered 2 million in 2002 and is expected to grow to 13.4 million by the year 2050. Older Latinos/Hispanics will comprise the largest ... More


A common sense guide to improving Advance Care Planning: from theory to practice

Anne M Wilkinson and Joanne Lynn

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199561636
eISBN:
9780191730542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561636.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter acts as a guide on implementing ACP practices in a local area, utilizing the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Quality Improvement model, based on extensive experience from the USA and is adapted ... More


Introduction: A Third Phase of Life

Laurence D. Muller

in Does Aging Stop?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754229
eISBN:
9780199896714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

There is a third phase of life, following development and aging, which we call late life. Late life is characterized by relative flat mortality and fecundity rates or plateaus. Late life requires ... More


Discovery of Late Life

Laurence D. Mueller

in Does Aging Stop?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754229
eISBN:
9780199896714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Human demographers have long noticed and documented a reduction in the acceleration of human mortality rates with age. But this pattern in human data was not considered of general scientific ... More


Experimental Tests of Lifelong Heterogeneity

Laurence D. Muller

in Does Aging Stop?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754229
eISBN:
9780199896714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Experimental tests of lifelong heterogeneity generally do not corroborate the theory. That is, populations that have evolved a considerable increase in the level of their robustness show little ... More


Physiology of Late Life

Laurence D. Muller

in Does Aging Stop?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754229
eISBN:
9780199896714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Hamiltonian theory suggests that the physiology of late life could be different from that of aging. Drosophila experiments comparing the physiology of aging with the physiology of late life ... More


Conclusion

Alisoun Milne

in Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In the conclusion, ways forward, located in five cross cutting domains, are proposed. Firstly, if many of the factors that place an older person at risk of impaired mental health are lifecourse and ... More


Development in Late Life: Older Lesbian and Gay Lives

James D. Reid

in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082319
eISBN:
9780199848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082319.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter provides a comprehensive review of the core concepts and issues involved in the study of adults who are lesbians, homosexuals, and bisexuals shifting the attention away from beliefs of ... More


Evolution of Aging and Late Life

Casandra L. Rauser, Laurence D. Mueller, Michael Travisano, and Michael R. Rose

in Experimental Evolution: Concepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247666
eISBN:
9780520944473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247666.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Aging, like all biological characters, evolves. From an evolutionary point of view, it can be defined as a sustained age-specific decline of fitness-related characteristics that is not due to ... More


Effects of Late-Life Job Loss on Wealth and Labor Supply

Ann H. Stevens and Jeremy G. Moulton

in Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences: Job Loss, Family Change, and Declines in Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785853
eISBN:
9780804786430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785853.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter considers the impact of job loss on economic well-being during retirement. Using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), it compares retirement wealth across individuals who ... More


Introduction

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

McBride introduces Hawks as an extremely versatile but understudied figure, describing his success as a commercial director and the legacy of his work. McBride explains the process of putting ... More


Life Review

W. Andrew Achenbaum

in Robert N. Butler, MD: Visionary of Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164429
eISBN:
9780231535328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164429.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes Robert Butler's efforts to overturn conventional wisdom about aging. In the 1960s, psychiatrists and other health-care professionals often presumed that mental, physical, and ... More


Introduction

Torbjörn Bildtgård and Peter Öberg

in Intimacy and Ageing: New Relationships in Later Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447326496
eISBN:
9781447326526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326496.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The chapter opens with a case description of an older cohabiting couple who met late in life. The case sets the scene for a discussion of the phenomenon of late life repartnering – its ... More


Discussion

Torbjörn Bildtgård and Peter Öberg

in Intimacy and Ageing: New Relationships in Later Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447326496
eISBN:
9781447326526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326496.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The final chapter briefly summarizes the major insights from the previous chapters. It then relates these findings to three central theoretical questions: how does late-life repartnering relate to ... More


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