Contributed and edited by some of the most important and influential thought-leaders in gerontology, this new edition provides a multi-disciplinary collection of research and commentary on the issues and trends critical to defining the field today. Focusing on the most important attributes of gerontology, this new volume seeks to develop a paradigm and awareness of the process of human aging and helps us understand how the scientific contributions from many different fields of research contribute to a unified and cohesive meaning. Some of the topics covered include: Demographic Perspectives; Disability Concepts and Measurement; Evolution of Gerontology; Exercise; Nutrition; Politics and Policy; Retirement and Financial Security; and Social Forces, Life-Course Consequences. For professionals, researchers, and students working in the field of gerontology, this comprehensive and multidisciplinary review will serve to clarify our fundamental image of what aging is and enhance the experience of those fortunate enough to grow older.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc