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Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Nancy A. Pachana

November 2016

ISBN: 9780198725329

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Ageing entails lifelong dynamic changes in biological, psychological, and social functioning. While such changes in later adulthood were somewhat neglected by scientists in the past, recent decades have seen a marked increase in research in this area. Nancy A. Pachana examines the impact of rising numbers of older people worldwide.

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Ageing entails lifelong dynamic changes in biological, psychological, and social functioning. While such changes in later adulthood were somewhat neglected by scientists in the past, recent decades have seen a marked increase in research in this area. Nancy A. Pachana examines the impact of rising numbers of older people worldwide.

  • Explores the biological, psychological, and social changes humans undergo as they age, and discusses contemporary scientific research into these changes
  • Considers sensitive questions about how best to care for the oldest parts of our society, and looks forward to recent innovations in the care profession for the elderly
  • Discusses the key to positive and succesful ageing and the importance of the continuing participation of older adults in the social, economic, cultural, spiritual, and civic affairs of their communities
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Nancy A. Pachana, Professor of Geropsychology, University of Queensland

Nancy A Pachana is a professor of Geropsychology at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is the co-founder and co-director of the UQ Ageing Mind Initiative, which promotes ageing research and translation into policy and practice at the University and beyond. She has an international reputation in the area of geriatric mental health, particularly with her research on late-life anxiety disorders, and her books include The Casebook of Clinical Geropsychology (OUP, 2010), The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology (OUP, 2014) and Psychological Assessment and Therapy with Older Adults (OUP, 2015). She is co-developer of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory, a published short self-report inventory in wide clinical and research use globally. Nancy was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2014. Her main research interests include anxiety in later life, nursing home interventions and driving safety and dementia.

Table of Contents

    1:Ageing: A brief history
    2:Physical and biological aspects of ageing
    3:The psychology of ageing
    4:Social and interpersonal aspects of ageing
    5:Positive and successful ageing
    6:Ageing going forward: Reflections and future directions
    References
    Further Reading
    Index

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