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End of Life in Care Homes: A Palliative Care Approach

Jeanne Samson Katz and Sheila M. Peace (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510710
eISBN:
9780191730276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510710.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

In our society, the overwhelming majority of people die in later life. They typically die slowly of chronic diseases, with multiple co-existing problems over long periods of time. They spend the ... More


Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Alisoun Milne

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Focusing on mental health rather than mental illness, this book adopts a life course approach to understanding mental health and wellbeing in later life. Drawing together material from the fields of ... 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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


Demography, topography and mental health problems in later life

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/9781447305729.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Chapter 1 offers an overview of the UK’s socio-demographic and policy context. The UK has an ageing population that is increasingly diverse and heterogenous. Whilst for many older people health ... 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


Introduction

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/9781447305729.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Despite much emphasis on mental illness in later life, limited work has focused on mental health. This book aims to address this deficit by exploring, and explaining, mental health outcomes in later ... 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


Socio-economic disadvantage and poverty

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/9781447305729.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Chapter 5 is the first of three chapters exploring the impact of age related risks affecting particular sub populations of older people. Socioeconomic disadvantage in later life tends to reflect a ... More


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


Social class in later life: Power, identity and lifestyle

Marvin Formosa and Paul Higgs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300588
eISBN:
9781447310945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300588.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Social class in Later Life: Power, Identity and Lifestyle advances contemporary debates on class dynamics in later life. Focusing attention on various spheres of class analysis, it provides the most ... More


Social Divisions and Later Life: Difference, Diversity and Inequality

Chris Gilleard and Paul Higgs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447338598
eISBN:
9781447338642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338598.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book is concerned with the social differences, divisions and diversity of later life. We argue that later life is no longer the marginalised category it once was. Instead, it is characterised by ... More


Intimacy and Ageing: New Relationships in Later Life

Torbjörn Bildtgård and Peter Öberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447326496
eISBN:
9781447326526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326496.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

To repartner in later life is increasingly common in large parts of the Western world. This book addresses the gap in knowledge about late life repartnering and provides a comprehensive map of the ... More


Integrating the sacred in creative ageing

Michele Dillon

in Valuing older people: A humanist approach to ageing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422927
eISBN:
9781447304173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422927.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter centres on the role of values in the ways in which people in later life cope with challenges in creating meaning in their personal lives in the United States. It is not surprising that ... More


Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Linda Bauld, Karen Clarke, and Tony Maltby (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book provides all those interested in welfare issues with detailed analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year. Bringing together a selection of commissioned ... More


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