Life Beyond 85 Years
Life Beyond 85 Years by Colleen Leahy Johnson
Book DescriptionIn this informative book, Drs Johnson and Barer present original research showing how those eighty-five and older are adapting to the daily challenges of advanced age. They also examine what competencies people in this group need to survive and continue living within the larger community. The authors address the topics of health and physical status, family and social relationships, and quality of life, as well as the implications of this increase in life expectancy for families and society. An especially interesting feature of the book are vignettes that illustrate how the oldest old perceive and interpret their world, and thereby convey the 'aura of survivorship'. This book will be of interest to students, researchers, and policy makers in the fields of ageing and wellness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591020882
(230mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Colleen Leahy Johnson
Colleen L. Johnson (San Francisco, CA) is professor of medical anthropology at the University of California, San Francisco, and the author of three books, including The Nursing Home in American Society.Barbara M. Barer (San Francisco, CA) is senior research associate in the Division of Medical Anthropology at the University of California, San Francisco, and the author of numerous articles on aging.
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