Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 July 2013

208 Pages | 20 tables, 12 figures


ISBN: 9780195447668

Bookseller Code (AG)

This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Aging in Canada

Neena L. Chappell and Marcus J. Hollander

  • Topic of ongoing media interest. We hear often of the coming "grey tsunami" that may bankrupt our health care system. The facts are here.
  • Authors provide a rounded approach. As well as issues such as ageism, chronic conditions, and frailty, this book considers overall well-being, happiness, and disease prevention.
  • Summarizes the latest research from Canada and elsewhere. The latest information on topics such as informal care, caregiver burden, and "the sandwich generation."
  • Up-to-the-minute data. Contextual summaries of the latest data help to distinguish fact from myth.
  • Comparative approach. Considers how Canada compares in the treatment of its elderly population to European countries with a similar health care system.
  • Addresses Canadian diversity in aging. There is considerable heterogeneity to aging in Canada, with many different personal experiences, health requirements, and expectations.
  • Explores the multi-layered field of continuing care. Our current system has a history, a future, a range of experiences, and various price tags. All are evaluated here.
  • Forward looking. Authors argue that an aging population is manageable, but governments must take action now.

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