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The Resource The international handbook on aging : current research and developments, edited by Erdman B. Palmore, Frank Whittington, and Suzanne Kunkel ; associate editors, Elizabeth Lokon and Samuel M. Mwangi ; foreword by George L. Maddox

The international handbook on aging : current research and developments, edited by Erdman B. Palmore, Frank Whittington, and Suzanne Kunkel ; associate editors, Elizabeth Lokon and Samuel M. Mwangi ; foreword by George L. Maddox

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The international handbook on aging : current research and developments
Title
The international handbook on aging
Title remainder
current research and developments
Statement of responsibility
edited by Erdman B. Palmore, Frank Whittington, and Suzanne Kunkel ; associate editors, Elizabeth Lokon and Samuel M. Mwangi ; foreword by George L. Maddox
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The United Nations World Assembly on Aging has made advancing health and well-being into old age a worldwide call for action. And this text at hand shows us what researchers worldwide are doing to answer that call. Here, three of America's most esteemed experts on aging lead a global team of contributors - each an expert in his or her country - to show us what the top challenges of each nation are, and what top research is being done there to meet those. While we cannot predict with absolute certainty all of the issues that will arise over the next 20 years, we can anticipate some and we must start now to prepare for these challenges, an expert from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services warned at a recent UN World Assembly on Aging. Needed response to the global population shift is not just the responsibility of governments, but will be a product of wise, long-term decisions made by individuals and societies, she explained
  • In most nations globally, populations are graying and the number of people aged 65 and older is vastly increasing, creating a larger segment of senior citizens than the world has ever before seen. Across human history, the elderly accounted for no more than 3 percent of the world population. By the year 2030, the elderly are expected to make up about 25 percent of the world population. And while longevity is of course seen as a great success, longer lifespan for such masses also creates dilemmas. For example, the incidence of dementia has already increased significantly with an 11-fold increase in people aged 65 and older in the US since the turn of the century, and a similar increase in aged people in Scotland has researchers there scrambling to find treatments for what they expect will be a 75 percent increase in dementia over the next 25 years. Chronic diseases that come with aging are already taxing health care systems in the US and around the world to Japan, with most experts aware their current health systems would be overrun and lack enough staff and facilities to handle the needs of an elderly population multiplying largely in the coming two decades. Increases in psychological issues such as dealing with the depression often striking aged people are impending, too, as are social issues such as how families, and public policies, will deal with the changing shape of the family."--pub. desc
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Developments and research on aging
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1061
LC item number
.I535 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 B-823
  • WT 104
NLM item number
I594 2009
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1930-
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  • Palmore, Erdman Ballagh
  • Whittington, Frank J
  • Kunkel, Suzanne
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  • Gerontology
  • Aging
  • Gerontology
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Geriatrics
  • Aging
  • Gerontology
  • Gerontology
Label
The international handbook on aging : current research and developments, edited by Erdman B. Palmore, Frank Whittington, and Suzanne Kunkel ; associate editors, Elizabeth Lokon and Samuel M. Mwangi ; foreword by George L. Maddox
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: Developments and research on aging. [Rev. ed.]. 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
African region / Isabella Aboderin and Monica Ferreira -- Asia-Pacific region / Sheung-Tak Cheng, David R. Phillips, and Alfred C.M. Chan -- European region / Marja Aartsen -- Latin American region / Nelida Redondo -- International nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) related to aging / Samuel M. Wangi -- Argentina / José R. Jauregui and Isidoro Fainstein -- Australia / Laurie Buys, Evonne Miller, and Karen Robinson -- Austria / Kathrin Komp -- Botswana / Akpovire Oduaran and Keneilwe Molosi -- Brazil / Renato Maia Guimarães -- Canada / Neena L. Chappell -- China / Du Peng and Yang Hui -- Costa Rica / Jim Mitchell, Don E. Bradley, and Alejandro Gutierrez Delgado -- Cuba / James T. Sykes and Enrique Vega -- Czech Republic / Eva Topinková and Lucie Vidovicová -- Denmark / Karen Munk -- Egypt / Abdel Moneim Ashour -- Estonia / Kai Saks -- Germany / Andreas Kruse and Eric Schmitt -- Great Britain / Kate Davidson -- Greece / Efstathios S. Gonos, Ioannis P. Trougakos, and Niki Chondrogianni -- Hungary / Bálint Boga -- India / P.V. Ramaurti and D. Jamuna -- Ireland / Desmond O'Neill, Cillian Twomey, and Eamon O'Shea -- Israel / Howard Litwin and Jenny Brodsky -- Italy / Antonio Cherubini ... [et al.] -- Japan / Daisaku Maeda -- Kenya / Samuel M. Mwangi -- Luxembourg / Dieter Ferring -- Malaysia / Tey Nai Peng and Ng Sor Tho -- Malta / Joseph Troisi -- Mexico / Armnado F. Pichardo -- The Netherlands / Marja Aartsen -- New Zealand / Judith A. Davey -- Norway / Kirsten Thorsen -- Pakistan / Ra ̓ana Mahmood -- The Philippines / Grace Trinidad-Cruz and Anna Melissa C. Lavares -- Romania / Luiza Spiru and Ileanna Turcu -- Singapore / Kalyani K. Mehta -- Slovakia / Ladislav Hegyi and S̆tefan Krajc̆ík -- Slovenia / Valentina Hlebec and Masa Filipovic Hrast -- South Africa / Jaco Hoffman -- South Korea / Sung-Jae Choi -- Spain / Belén Bueno and M. Teresa Sancho -- Sweden / Torbjörn Svensson and Susanne Iwarsson -- Switzerland / Jean-Pierre Michel ... [et al.] -- Taiwan / Ching-Yu Chen -- Thailand / Rossarin Soottipong Gray and Aphichat Chamratrithirong -- Turkey / Yesim Gökçe-Kutsal -- Uganda / James Kabooza -- United States / Erdman B. Palmore -- Zimbabwe / Sitawa R. Kimuna -- Afterword : aging in the global century / Jon Hendricks
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xvi, 705 p.
Isbn
9780313352317
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2009020864
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)320193370
  • (OCoLC)ocn320193370
Label
The international handbook on aging : current research and developments, edited by Erdman B. Palmore, Frank Whittington, and Suzanne Kunkel ; associate editors, Elizabeth Lokon and Samuel M. Mwangi ; foreword by George L. Maddox
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: Developments and research on aging. [Rev. ed.]. 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
African region / Isabella Aboderin and Monica Ferreira -- Asia-Pacific region / Sheung-Tak Cheng, David R. Phillips, and Alfred C.M. Chan -- European region / Marja Aartsen -- Latin American region / Nelida Redondo -- International nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) related to aging / Samuel M. Wangi -- Argentina / José R. Jauregui and Isidoro Fainstein -- Australia / Laurie Buys, Evonne Miller, and Karen Robinson -- Austria / Kathrin Komp -- Botswana / Akpovire Oduaran and Keneilwe Molosi -- Brazil / Renato Maia Guimarães -- Canada / Neena L. Chappell -- China / Du Peng and Yang Hui -- Costa Rica / Jim Mitchell, Don E. Bradley, and Alejandro Gutierrez Delgado -- Cuba / James T. Sykes and Enrique Vega -- Czech Republic / Eva Topinková and Lucie Vidovicová -- Denmark / Karen Munk -- Egypt / Abdel Moneim Ashour -- Estonia / Kai Saks -- Germany / Andreas Kruse and Eric Schmitt -- Great Britain / Kate Davidson -- Greece / Efstathios S. Gonos, Ioannis P. Trougakos, and Niki Chondrogianni -- Hungary / Bálint Boga -- India / P.V. Ramaurti and D. Jamuna -- Ireland / Desmond O'Neill, Cillian Twomey, and Eamon O'Shea -- Israel / Howard Litwin and Jenny Brodsky -- Italy / Antonio Cherubini ... [et al.] -- Japan / Daisaku Maeda -- Kenya / Samuel M. Mwangi -- Luxembourg / Dieter Ferring -- Malaysia / Tey Nai Peng and Ng Sor Tho -- Malta / Joseph Troisi -- Mexico / Armnado F. Pichardo -- The Netherlands / Marja Aartsen -- New Zealand / Judith A. Davey -- Norway / Kirsten Thorsen -- Pakistan / Ra ̓ana Mahmood -- The Philippines / Grace Trinidad-Cruz and Anna Melissa C. Lavares -- Romania / Luiza Spiru and Ileanna Turcu -- Singapore / Kalyani K. Mehta -- Slovakia / Ladislav Hegyi and S̆tefan Krajc̆ík -- Slovenia / Valentina Hlebec and Masa Filipovic Hrast -- South Africa / Jaco Hoffman -- South Korea / Sung-Jae Choi -- Spain / Belén Bueno and M. Teresa Sancho -- Sweden / Torbjörn Svensson and Susanne Iwarsson -- Switzerland / Jean-Pierre Michel ... [et al.] -- Taiwan / Ching-Yu Chen -- Thailand / Rossarin Soottipong Gray and Aphichat Chamratrithirong -- Turkey / Yesim Gökçe-Kutsal -- Uganda / James Kabooza -- United States / Erdman B. Palmore -- Zimbabwe / Sitawa R. Kimuna -- Afterword : aging in the global century / Jon Hendricks
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xvi, 705 p.
Isbn
9780313352317
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2009020864
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)320193370
  • (OCoLC)ocn320193370

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