Introduction to Aging: A Positive, Interdisciplinary Approach

Publication Year: 2019

Edition: 2nd Ed.

Authors/Editor: Sugar, Judith A.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-616293-9

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 92

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The second edition of this engaging text reflects a welcome new paradigm for aging—that of aging as a positive stage of life.

Written for undergraduate and masters-level students, it provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the wide variety of subject areas within gerontology, and combines research with engrossing narratives, new trends, and controversial topics. Substantially updated, the second edition features integrated content on the diversity of the aging population. State-of-the-art information includes new science on the biology of aging; chronic conditions; integrated care; changing roles for older adults; new demographics; and critical policy issues. The second edition examines career opportunities in gerontology and includes Practical Applications and Student Activities, new scenarios, and many more charts and graphs.

Key Features:

  • Conceptualizes a positive approach to aging, with an emphasis on the advantages and opportunities presented by the large and growing number of older Americans
  • Delivers comprehensive, interdisciplinary coverage of aging topics
  • Dispels negative myths about aging
  • Engages the reader with vivid narratives and thought-provoking activities
  • Offers a broad range of subject areas in the field, from biological aging processes, to economics and living arrangements

New to the Second Edition:

  • Presents a new chapter on careers in aging, which explores expanding opportunities
  • Explores new and updated demographics
  • Includes new information on personality, palliative care, age-friendly communities, homelessness, social networks, Medicaid, and more
  • Presents a new approach to elder abuse focusing on solutions to social isolation, a major cause of abuse


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Sugar, Judith A.
ISBN: 978-0-82-616293-9
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Language: English
Edition: 2nd Ed.
Pages: 364
Year: 2019
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 92

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