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Perspectives on Aging and Human Development Series


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Health and Health Care Utilization in Later Life

Health and Health Care Utilization in Later Life

1st Edition

Jon Hendricks
June 15, 1995

The debate over national health insurance has renewed attention on the health and health care utilization of the elderly. Few questions have been more poignant than the health of the United States' elderly. As a broad-ranging critical look, "Health and Health Care Utilization in Later Life" brings...

The Meaning of Reminiscence and Life Review

The Meaning of Reminiscence and Life Review

1st Edition

Jon Hendricks
June 15, 1995

Robert Butler's call for life reviews has exerted a key influence on the way gerontologists have looked at reminiscence and remembering. Widely thought to be a helpful mechanism for integrating past and future, the process of life review needs better specification and evaluation based on sound...

The Ties of Later Life

The Ties of Later Life

1st Edition

Jon Hendricks
June 15, 1995

Helps you recognise the continuity that runs across the generations from grandparents to grandchildren. This work provides a clear perspective on the actual experiences of the lives of our family and friends....

Being and Becoming Old

Being and Becoming Old

1st Edition

Jon Hendricks
June 15, 1980

How does aging affect the interaction between people and their social environment? This intriguing book examines that question from various perspectives, exploring in detail the social and psychological dimensions of the aging process. Drawing on the insights of many disciplines, articles...

In the Country of the Old

In the Country of the Old

1st Edition

Jon Hendricks
June 15, 1980

Aging is a universal experience, and an individual one. But it is also a cultural phenomenon. Our ethnic and social background has a strong influence on how we deal with growing old. This collection draws on research from around the world to explore how cultural context shapes and defines the aging...

Institutionalization and Alternative Futures

Institutionalization and Alternative Futures

1st Edition

Jon Hendricks
June 15, 1980

No one wants to put an aging relative in a "home." But very few people have an understanding of the issues involved and options available for an older person who needs outside care. This important book offers a variety of new insights into ways of maximizing choice, independence, and well-being,...

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