Best Gerontology Social Sciences Books
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Author: by Jessica Bruder
The inspiration for Chlo Zhao’s celebrated film starring Frances McDormand, winner of the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress March and April pick for the PBS Newshour-New York Times “Now Read This” Book ClubNew York Times bestseller “People who thought the 2008 financial collapse was over a long time ago need to meet the people Jessica Bruder got to know in this scorching, beautifully written, vivid, disturbing (and occasionally wryly funny) book.” Rebecca Solnit From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans.
Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads.
On frequently traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Jessica Bruder meets people from all walks of life: a former professor, a McDonald’s vice president, a minister, a college administrator, and a motorcycle cop, among many othersincluding her irrepressible protagonist, a onetime cocktail waitress, Home Depot clerk, and general contractor named Linda May.
2. A New Way to Age: The Most Cutting-Edge Advances in Antiaging
Author: by Suzanne Somers
At seventy-three years young, #1 New York Times bestselling author and health guru Suzanne Somers has established herself as a leading voice on antiaging. With A New Way to Age, she is at the forefront again, bringing seminal information to people, written in a way that all can understand (Ray Kurzweil, author of How to Create a Mind) with this revolutionary philosophy for a longer and better-quality life that will make you feel like you’ve just had the best checkup ever.
There is a new way to age. I’m doing it and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. I love this stage of my life: I have juice,’ joy, wisdom, and perspective; I have energy, vitality, clearheadedness, and strong bones.
Most of us are far too comfortable with the present paradigm of aging, which normalizes pills, nursing homes, and the big three: heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. But you don’t have to accept this fate. Now there’s a new way to grow olderwith vibrancy, freedom, confidence, and a rockin’ libido.
3. Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age
Author: by Mary Pipher
New York Times Bestseller * USA Today Bestseller * Los Angeles Times Bestseller * Publishers Weekly BestsellerThe instant New York Times bestseller from the author of Reviving Ophelia-a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age-now with a new foreword by the author.
Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be.
In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face.
If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully, Pipher writes, we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent.
4. How to Care for Aging Parents (A One-Stop Resource for All Your Medical, Financial, Housing, and Emotional Issues)
Author: by Virginia Morris
The book that answers all the questions you hoped you’d never have to ask. Hailed as an excellent resource by the Family Caregiver Alliance, How to Care for Aging Parents is an indispensable source of information and support. Now completely revised and updated, this compassionate, comprehensive caregiver’s bible tackles all the touch subjects, from how to avoid becoming your parent’s parent, to understanding what happens to the body in old age, to getting help finding, and paying for, a nursing home.
When love is not enoughand regrettably, it never isthis is the essential guide. Help for every difficult issue:Knowing when to interveneCoping with dementiaCaring for the caregiverThe question of drivingPaying for long-term careSharing the care with siblingsCaregiving from a distanceHome care vs.
A nursing homeThe hospice option
5. Face: One Square Foot of Skin
Author: by Justine Bateman
Writer/director/producer Justine Bateman examines the aggressive ways that society reacts to the aging of women’s faces.”Face… Is filled with fictional vignettes that examine real-life societal attitudes and internal fears that have caused a negative perspective on women’s faces as they age.”-The TODAY Show, a Best Book of 2021″With her new book Face: One Square Foot of Skin, Justine Bateman…
Is trying to push back against the notion that women’s faces are ‘broken and need to be fixed’… The book is a meditation on women’s faces, and the cultural pressure to be ‘ashamed and apologetic that their faces had aged naturally.’-New York Times”[Bateman] studies the topic of women and aging in her new book Face: One Square Foot of Skin.”-People”There is nothing wrong with your face.
At least, that’s what Justine Bateman wants you to realize. Her new book, Face: One Square Foot of Skin, is a collection of fictional short stories told from the perspectives of women of all ages and professions; with it, she aims to correct the popular idea that you need to stop what you’re doing and start staving off any signs of aging in the face.”-W Magazine”The actor and author of Face: One Square Foot of Skin wants to push back against the ubiquity of plastic surgery.”-Vanity Fair”Justine Bateman extends her creative talents to include fiction in this collection of vignettes that focus on how we’ve learned to react to women’s faces as they age.
6. When Your Aging Parent Needs Help: A Geriatrician's Step-by-Step Guide to Memory Loss, Resistance, Safety Worries, & More
Author: by Leslie Kernisan MD
It’s scary and stressful when it happens. Noticing changes in your parent and becoming increasingly worried about their health and safety. Maybe it’s Mom leaving the stove on, Dad getting lost on his way home, or unpaid bills that trigger this realization.
Or perhaps there have been falls or emergency room visits. Whatever it is, you know something’s wrong. You wonder about a diagnosis. And you want your aging parent to accept help, or perhaps move. Helping an older parent can be gratifying.
But it’s especially hard if they’re blowing off your concerns, refusing to make changes, or otherwise resisting your efforts. You want them to listen, but they get upset or withdraw when you try to talk about this.What to do?
You don’t have to remain stuck in conflict with your parent (or other family members). You don’t have to keep getting the runaround from doctors or feel stumped about next steps. Instead, use an expert’s clear plan on how to help your aging parent.
In this practical, step-by-step guide, geriatrician Leslie Kernisan, MD, walks you through what to do and what to say in order to offer respectful assistance and intervention to a declining elderly parent. Full of actionable advice and insider tips, When Your Aging Parent Needs Help provides practical and flexible steps that move concerned families toward effective elder care action, while respecting a parent’s dignity and autonomy.
7. Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying
Author: by Ram Dass
More than thirty years ago, an entire generation sought a new way of life, looking for fulfillment and meaning in a way no one had before. Leaving his teaching job at Harvard, Ram Dass embodied the role of spiritual seeker, showing others how to find peace within themselves in one of the greatest spiritual classics of the twentieth century, the two-million-copy bestseller Be Here Now.
As many of that generation enter the autumn of their years, the big questions of peace and of purpose have returned demanding answers. And once again, Ram Dass blazes a new trail, inviting all to join him on the next stage of the journey.
8. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Age Is Just a Number: 101 Stories of Humor & Wisdom for Life After 60
Author: by Amy Newmark
Life begins again at 60! You’ll be inspired by these tales of new love, new careers, new adventures, new purpose, and loads of fun! These stories from dynamic, active people over 60 prove the adage that age is just a number. Whether they’re relaxing at home or traveling the world, married or single, working or retired, these folks do it all.
Read about: Finding romance and love again at 60, 70, or 80 Downsizing and enjoying the freedom of less Traveling the world and moving to new homes Starting new businesses, new jobs, and volunteering Getting in shapewith new sports and fitness routines Trying new things and proudly overcoming fears Finding new passions for dancing, teach acting, sports cars and more Proof that older really is wiser!
And plenty of comic relief about pesky technology, creaky joints, and those senior moments Chicken Soup for the Soul books are 100% made in the USA and each book includes stories from as diverse a group of writers as possible. Chicken Soup for the Soul solicits and publishes stories from the LGBTQ community and from people of all ethnicities, nationalities, and religions.
9. Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life
Author: by Louise Aronson
“Dychtwald and Morison offer a brilliant and convincing perspective: an essential re-think of what ‘aging’ and ‘retirement’ mean today and an invitation to help mobilize the best in the tidal wave of Boomer Third Agers.”Daniel Goleman, PhD, Author, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Throughout 99 percent of human history, life expectancy at birth was less than 18 years.
Few people had a chance to age. Today, thanks to extraordinary medical, demographic, and economic shifts, most of us expect to live long lives. Consequently, the world is witnessing a powerful new version of retirement, driven by the power and needs of the Baby Boomer generation.
Consumers over age 50 account for more than half of all spending and control more than 70% of our total net worth yet are largely ignored by youth-focused marketers. How will work, family, and retirement be transformed to accommodate two billion people over the age of 60 worldwide?
In the coming years, we’ll see explosive business growth fueled by this unprecedented longevity revolution. What Retirees Want presents the culmination of 30 years of research by world-famous “Age Wave” expert Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., and author and consultant Robert Morison.
11. Why Did I Come into This Room?: A Candid Conversation about Aging
Author: by Joan Lunden
Why Did I Come into This Room? Is a funny What to Expect When You’re Expecting for the aging woman. I’m too old for Snapchat, but too young for Life Alert. In her most candid and revealing book yet, acclaimed broadcast journalist and Baby Boomer Joan Lunden delves into the various phases of aging that leave many feeling uncomfortable, confused, and on edge.
In her hilarious book, Lunden takes the dull and depressing out of aging, replacing it with wit and humor. After all, laughing is better than cryingunless it makes you pee! Whether you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s, or more, this book is full of helpful information to embraceor at least prepare forthe inevitable.
Funny, captivating, and raw, no topic is off limits. Lunden goes where others fear to tread, openly talking about wrinkles and age spots (which Lunden insists are sunspots), expanding waistlines (no, you didn’t shrink your jeans), diminished energy (my get-up-and-go got up and went), weak pelvic floors (yes, we’re talking about leaking), hot flashes (they suck), disrupted sleep (the morning host is an expert on lack of sleep), changes in sex drive (oh yeah, she goes there), ageism (it exists and it pisses us off), and yes, the real reasons we suddenly find ourselves always searching for those car keys!
12. The Licensing Exam Review Guide in Nursing Home Administration
Author: by James E. Allen PhD MSPH NHA IP
Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. Now with a free mobile & web app with print purchase!”… [A]n invaluable tool if used as a study guide…
Long term care is continually changing and this seventh edition includes some of these changes and updates the sample questions to align with them. This is an excellent tool for anyone preparing to take the national licensing exam. Score: 95 – 4 Stars!” -Dave Walker, BSE, LNHA, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, Doody’s Reviews Sixth Edition A Doody Core Title!
The seventh edition of this classic review guide for nursing home administration licensure is revised and updated to reflect new information as recentlymandated for the federally required national exam. It is based on the same format as the actual exam and provides an easy-to-use, effective way to reviewessential concepts and practice test-taking skills.
The seventh edition reflects all changes to the new exam and includes more than 1,000 test questions with answer keys. Contains cross-references to thepage in Nursing Home Administration, Seventh Edition, where each question topic is discussed, and new content specific to the NAB exam.
13. The Gran Tour: Travels with my Elders
Author: by Ben Aitken
Icon Books (April 6, 2021)
‘A tale of gloriously eccentric British pensioners. Aitken rivals Alan Bennett in the ear he has for an eavesdropped remark … Boy, can he write.’ Daily Mail, Book of the Week FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE ACCLAIMED A CHIP SHOP IN POZNA.
One millennial, six bus trips, one big generation gap. When Ben Aitken learnt that his gran had enjoyed a four-night holiday including four three-course dinners, four cooked breakfasts, four games of bingo, a pair of excursions, sixteen pints of lager and luxury return coach travel, all for a hundred pounds, he thought, that’s the life, and signed himself up.Six times over.
Good value aside, what Ben was really after was the company of his elders – those with more chapters under their belt, with the wisdom granted by experience, the candour gifted by time, and the hard-earned ability to live each day like it’s nearly their last.
A series of bus holidays ensued – from Scarborough to St Ives, Killarney to Lake Como – during which Ben attempts to shake off his thirty-something blues by getting old as soon as possible.
14. 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans
Author: by Karl Pillemer Ph.D.
Heartfelt and ever-endearingequal parts information and inspiration. This is a book to keep by your bedside and return to often. Amy Dickinson, nationally syndicated advice columnist “Ask Amy”More than one thousand extraordinary Americans share their stories and the wisdom they have gained on living, loving, and finding happiness.
After a chance encounter with an extraordinary ninety-year-old woman, renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer began to wonder what older people know about life that the rest of us don’t. His quest led him to interview more than one thousand Americans over the age of sixty-five to seek their counsel on all the big issues- children, marriage, money, career, aging.
Their moving stories and uncompromisingly honest answers often surprised him. And he found that he consistently heard advice that pointed to these thirty lessons for living. Here he weaves their personal recollections of difficulties overcome and lives well lived into a timeless book filled with the hard-won advice these older Americans wish someone had given them when they were young.
15. Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology
Author: by Jill Quadagno
Quadagno’s groundbreaking text, Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology, examines the relationship between quality of life in old age and its experiential catalysts. Throughout the text an emphasis is placed on the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and culture, and how these classifications affect quality of life.
Students will come away with a broad background for understanding crucial and current policy debates. Digital ConnectThe Connect Suite effectively engages students in the course so they are better prepared for class, more active in discussion, and achieve better results.
Its innovative and adaptive technology addresses a wide variety of student and instructor needs with a rich database of assignable and assessable activities, each attached to learning objectives. Connect, part of the Connect suite, is a web-based assignment and assessment platform that features a number of powerful tools that make managing assignments easier for instructors and learning and studying more engaging and efficient for students.
16. This Chair Rocks
Author: by Ashton Applewhite
Author, activist, and TED speaker Ashton Applewhite has written a rousing manifesto calling for an end to discrimination and prejudice on the basis of age. In our youth obsessed culture, we’re bombarded by media images and messages about the despairs and declines of our later years.
Beauty and pharmaceutical companies work overtime to convince people to purchase products that will retain their youthful appearance and vitality. Wrinkles are embarrassing. Gray hair should be colored and bald heads covered with implants. Older minds and bodies are too frail to keep up with the pace of the modern working world and olders should just step aside for the new generation.
Ashton Applewhite once held these beliefs too until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces her journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life.
Explaining the roots of ageism in history and how it divides and debases, Applewhite examines how ageist stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom, exposes the cost of the all-American myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of elders as burdens to society, describes what an all-age-friendly world would look like, and offers a rousing call to action.