Providing a comprehensive overview of issues of ageing from a global perspective this ambitious text introduces the reader to a wide range of issues and policies on ageing. Topics examined include: theoretical perspectives on ageing in society; demographic trends; roles played by older people as political actors; migration; health; pensions; family and institutional care; and elder abuse. This will be an essential text for students of social gerontology, as well as an invaluable resource for students of nursing, social work, social policy and development studies.

Health and Illness in Later Life

Health and illness in later life

Older men and women can be perfectly healthy even though their metabolic rates slow down and their strength declines. Some mental activities also slow or change. However, they decline from different levels and at different rates. In favourable environments the changes will hardly be apparent, and the benefits of ...

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