A Long Time Coming : Essays on Ageing
- Too hard, these days : aged care in the Tiwi Islands
- The right to be old: ageing as living rather than failing
- Invisible women : the ageing female body
- Home at last : housing difficulties in later life
- Big sisters : why old age should be a feminist cause
- Notes on writing and doing good : from novels to social work
- Reading into dementia : empathy through fiction
- As long as life endures : the loneliness of nursing homes
As a culture, we are increasingly 'anti-age'. Ageing is either identified entirely with disability, dependency and isolation or, conversely, with the model of the bungee-jumping, jet-skiing, Botoxed baby-boomer who has vanquished age altogether; it is either all-defining or non-existent because powerful treatments have triumphed over the ageing process itself.
Great Myths of Aging looks at the generalizations and stereotypes associated with older people and, with a blend of humour and cutting-edge research, dispels those common myths. * Reader-friendly structure breaks myths down into categories such as Body, Mind, and Living Contexts; and looks at myths from Older people lose interest in sex to Older people are stingy * Explains the origins of myths and misconceptions about aging * Looks at the unfortunate consequences of anti-aging stereotypes for both the reader and older adults in society.
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