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Aging and Gerontology

Aging is a universal phenomenon that adversely affects human beings and gerontology is the branch of science that deals with old age, the ageing process, and the problems faced by old people in general and in society. It is important to know the aging process, its impact on the individual and on society because the world will soon have more aged people. The study of gerontology provides students with knowledge and critical understanding of the processes of aging and adult development. It helps to prepare students for a variety of career opportunities and options involve working with healthy and independent older adults, with older adults who have health problems and other age-related limitations.

The number of older people in the U.S. has increased ten-fold since 1900. By 2030, 20% of Americans, about 70 million people, will have passed their 65th birthday. The population age 85 and above is currently the fastest growing segment of the older population. There were about 65,000 people age 100 or older in 2000, and the number of centenarians is projected to grow quickly so that there may be as many as 381,000 by 2030. 

Aging and Gerontology Journals

The Journal of Aging Studies features scholarly papers offering new interpretations that challenge existing theory and empirical work. Articles need not deal with the field of aging as a whole, but with any defensibly relevant topic pertinent to the aging experience.

The International Journal of Aging and Human Development.

Journal of Aging and Health - Editor - Kyriakos S. Markides University of Texas, Galveston, USA - with social and behavioural factors relating to ageing and health, emphasizing health and quality of life.

Ageing & Society - Edited by Tony Warnes, University of Sheffield, UK - The Journal of The Centre for Policy on Ageing and The British Society of Gerontology - Aims and Scope: Ageing and Society is an interdisciplinary and international journal devoted to publishing papers which further the understanding of human ageing in the wider social and cultural context. It draws contributions and readers from a broad spectrum of subject areas. In addition to original articles, Ageing and Society features an extensive book review section and a regular updating on specified research areas. There are occasional review symposia and special issues on important topics.

Books On Aging and Gerontology

The peculiarities of men aging: a collection of anecdotes. : An article from: Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare [HTML] Book by Robert Blundo, Tamara Estes

Aging and older men: thoughts, reflections and issues: introduction An article from: Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare [HTML] Robert Blundo, Deborah E. Bowen

Annual Editions: Aging Book by Harold Cox

Coping With Aging Book by Richard S. Lazarus, Bernice N. Lazarus

Aging : Lifestyles, Work, and Money Book by Elizabeth Vierck, Kris Hodges

The Time of Your Life : The Best of Genie Wheeler's Columns on Aging Issues Eugenie G Wheeler

Historical Influences On Lives And Aging (Societal Impact on Aging)
Book by K. Warner Schaie (Editor), Glen Elder (Editor), Glen H. Elder (Editor)

Perspectives On Productive Aging: Social Work With The New Aged
Book by Lenard W. Kaye (Editor)

Elder Abuse: Selected Papers From The Prague World Congress On Family Violence
by Elizabeth Podnieks, Jordan I., Ph.D. Kosberg, Ariela, Ph.D. Lowenstein (Editors)

Gerotranscendence: A Developmental Theory Of Positive Aging - by Lars Tornstam.