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Breaking the Watch
The Meanings of Retirement in America
Joel S. Savishinsky
The topic of retirement becomes increasingly compelling as the U.S. population ages. It's easy to find books about how to plan financially for those years after careers end, but Breaking the Watch focuses on the many ways of creating a life, not just...



The Caregiver
A Life with Alzheimer's
Aaron Alterra
The Caregiver is an intelligent, beautifully reflective testimony to how family members turned caregivers become the ultimate advocates for their loved ones in the face of a disease with no cure.



The Caring Self
The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides
Clare L. Stacey
Stacey draws on observations of and interviews with aides working in Ohio and California to explore the physical and emotional labor associated with the care of others.



City of Green Benches
Growing Old in a New Downtown
Maria D. Vesperi



Curing Medicare
A Doctor's View on How Our Health Care System Is Failing Older Americans and How We Can Fix It
Andy Lazris
Lazris offers straightforward solutions to ensure Medicare's solvency through sensible cost-effective plans that do not restrict patient choice or negate the doctor-patient relationship.



The Experience of Retirement
Robert S. Weiss
Retirement brings with it the promises of leisure and freedom as well as the risks of boredom and isolation. When retirees rid their schedules of anything resembling the kinds of obligations that once had been imposed by work, they will experience a...



Generations in Touch
Linking the Old and Young in a Tokyo Neighborhood
Leng Leng Thang
A dilemma long faced by western societies—how to bring the generations together—is also of growing concern in the east. In Japan, where, until recently, the extended family often lived under the same roof, social programs designed to facilitate...



Ginseng and Aspirin
Health Care Alternatives for Aging Chinese in New York
Zibin Guo
Navigating the maze of modern American health care is rarely easy; those who enter it are confronted with a dizzying array of specialists, practitioners, and clinics from which to choose, and are forced to make decisions regarding drugs and treatments...



Grains from Grass
Aging, Gender, and Famine in Rural Africa
Lisa Cliggett
In her ethnography of the Gwembe Tonga people of rural Zambia, Lisa Cliggett explores what happens to kinship ties in times of famine. The Tonga, a matrilineal Bantu-speaking society, had long lived and farmed along the banks of the Zambezi River, but...



Nobody's Home
Candid Reflections of a Nursing Home Aide
Thomas Edward Gass
"At present nursing homes are designed . . . like outmoded zoos. Residents are kept in small rooms, emotionally isolated. Occasionally they are visited by family members who reach through the bars and offer them treats. Aides keep their bodies clean...



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