Thursday, June 7, 2007

New Books on Population Aging

Here is the list of new books on the topic of population aging.

The books are listed in reversed chronological order (the most recent books are listed first). To get more information about these books, just click on the titles below:

Critical Perspectives on Ageing Societies
(Ageing and the Lifecourse)
by Thomas Scharf and Miriam Bernard (Paperback - May 16, 2007)

Lessons on Aging from Three Nations
(Society and Aging Series)
by Sara Carmel (Hardcover - May 5, 2007)

Book Description:
The global phenomenon of the aging of societies during a period of outstanding scientific, economic, and technological advancements is a blessing for humanity. These fundamental changes, however, create new needs and problems in all areas of life, often difficult to address. In some countries, the trend is toward compression of the period of age-related morbidity fewer years of living with disabilities but the absolute numbers of elderly people living with disabilities are increasing worldwide. This book highlights a series of global threats, problems, and challenges in the areas of care and caregiving, through the prism of three multicultural nations: the United States, Israel, and Australia. The contributors to this book, experts in their fields, focus on the art of caregiving at the national level, including the interface between family and state responsibilities, policies and practices in the provision of services, and the demands for education and training, as well as the problems and difficulties faced by family caregivers. One section is devoted to the art of letting go and the agonizing conditions that can be related to end-of-life care, often faced by elderly patients, families, and their professional caregivers. By examining some of the most pressing challenges confronting all aging societies and drawing from the experiences of their own, diverse societies, the authors provide directions, suggestions, and promises for solutions for policymakers, advocacy groups, and the private sector ways of improving the quality of care for recipients and easing the burden of caregivers. This is the second of two edited volumes on aging and caregiving. The first, Lessons from Three Nations Volume I: The Art of Aging Well, examines positive aspects of and successful adaptations to aging. This second volume focuses on challenges and concerns for families, policy makers, and governments in caregiving and end-of-life issues.

Social Care Challenges for the Ageing in Asia
by Raymond Ngan and S. Vasoo (Paperback - April 30, 2007)

Ageing in India: Socio-Economic and Health Dimensions
by Moneer Alam (Hardcover - April 1, 2007)

Book Description:
The socioeconomic, health, and public-policy aspects of aging in India are presented in this study that draws on empirical research to assess the country’s preparedness. This analysis argues that many of the fundamental issues that need to be addressed by a country with a large aging population are not fully understood by public agencies. A number of policy options for the welfare of the growing number of elderly, particularly women, are proposed.

Key words:
New Books, Population Aging, Population Ageing, Aging of Population, Ageing of Population, Demography

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