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Gerontology

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  • A Man Called Ove

    The life-affirming bestseller that will brighten your day

    by Fredrik Backman

    Perfect for fans of Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine; Ruth Hogan's The Keeper of Lost Things and Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project, A Man Called Ove is one of the best-loved and most life-affirming novels of the decade.This multi-million-copy phenomenon is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step.'Warm, funny, and almo ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • At Seventy

    A Journal

    by May Sarton

    Winner of the American Book Award: May Sarton’s honest and engrossing journal of her seventieth year, spent living and working on the Maine coast.May Sarton’s journals are a captivating look at a rich artistic life. In this, her ode to aging, she savors the daily pleasures of tending to her garden, caring for her dogs, and entertaining guests at her beloved Maine home by the sea. Her reminiscences ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Virginia Monologues

    Why Growing Old is Great

    by Virginia Ironside

    When she started to clock up the years in earnest, everyone tried not to mention it. But now Virginia Ironside is actually sixty-five she can't see what all the fuss was about. It's great to be old.Growing ancient is not a loss but a gain. You're more confident, and if your memory's going, at least you forget the bad times, like all those ghastly men you slept with in the other sixties. And isn't ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 57 Dear Life

    On Caring for the Elderly

    by Karen Hitchcock

    series Quarterly Essay #57
    In this moving and controversial Quarterly Essay, doctor and writer Karen Hitchcock investigates the treatment of the elderly and dying through some unforgettable cases. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life decisions, frailty and dementia, over-treatment and escalating costs.Ours is a society in which ageism, often disguised, threatens to turn the elderly into a “burden” – ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Live a Little

    by Howard Jacobson

    'A . . . tender love story . . . This book is alive. It pulses with warmth and intelligence' The TimesA wickedly observed novel about falling in love at the end of your life, by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Finkler Question.At the age of ninety-something, Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything – including her own children. She spends her days stitching morbid samplers and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • This Chair Rocks

    A Manifesto Against Ageism

    by Ashton Applewhite

    An empowering manifesto, examining and disassembling age discrimination with wit and energy, calling for us to embrace and celebrate ageing.In our youth-obsessed culture, we’re bombarded by media images and messages about the despair and decline of our later years. Beauty and pharmaceuti- cal companies work overtime to convince people to purchase products that will retain their youthful appearance ... Read more

    $14.51 AUD

  • Brain Rules for Ageing Well

    10 principles for staying vital, happy, and sharp

    by John Medina

    How come I can never find my keys? Why don’t I sleep as well? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp?Scientists know. Brain Rules for Ageing Well, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts — and the prescription to age well — in his engaging signature style.With so many discoveries over the years, science is literally ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Advanced Australia

    The Politics of Ageing

    by Mark Butler

    Advanced Australia explores the politics of ageing in Australia. The addition of 25 years to average life expectancy in Australia over the past century is a monumental achievement, but many commentators are greeting the prospect of Australians living longer with horror. The ageing of Australia's baby boomers will sharpen this debate, both because of the size of their generation, as well as their ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • A Long Time Coming

    essays on ageing

    by Melanie Joosten

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 NIB: WAVERLEY LIBRARY AWARD FOR LITERATUREA powerful collection of essays exploring what it means to grow old in our youth-obsessed worldTo live a long life should be a joy; to be old should not be a burden.With improved health care and higher standards of living, each generation is living longer than the last. Governments see our ageing population as an imminent disaster, ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Growing Older Without Feeling Old

    on vitality and ageing

    by Rudi Westendorp and 1 more

    The past century has witnessed a revolution.Less than a hundred years ago, the average Western life expectancy was 40; now it is 80. And there is no end in sight: the first person who will reach 135 has already been born. It’s the most radical change in our society since industrialisation, and naturally it raises many questions.What do longer life spans mean for the way we organise our societies? ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • The Coopers Field Murder

    The DCI Phelps Series

    by Wonny Lea

    series DCI Phelps
    The first novel in this series, Jack-Knifed, saw the introduction of Detective Chief Inspector Martin Phelps, together with his sidekick, Detective Sergeant Matt Pryor, and their team, investigating the horrendous murder of a gay man in Cardiff.Now they are faced with a body found in Coopers Field, a Cardiff beauty spot – a naked body that has lain there so long it is almost unidentifiable. ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Leisure Seeker: Read the book that inspired the movie

    by Michael Zadoorian

    *Now a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland*Ella and John have shared a wonderful life for more than sixty years. Now they’re on the run from their doctors and middle-aged children, who just want them to go gently into that undignified night of old age.In their trusty camper van, the pair embark on a forbidden vacation of rediscovery along Route 66. Though time is ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Our Ageing Brain

    how our mental capacities develop as we grow older

    by Annette Mills and 1 more

    An international bestseller delivering good news on brain function and ageingWe all worry sometimes that our brains — particularly our memories — just don’t work as well as they used to. In this illuminating book, internationally acclaimed Dutch neuroscientist André Aleman shows that although the decline in our mental capacities begins earlier than we think, this is not such a bad thing. In fact, ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Dear Life

    On Caring for the Elderly

    by Karen Hitchcock

    In this short, powerful book, Karen Hitchcock shines a light on ageism in our society. Through some unforgettable case studies, she shows what care for the elderly and dying is really like – both the good and the bad. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life decisions and over-treatment, frailty and dementia.Dear Life is a moving and controversial argument against the creeping ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Sex After Sixty

    a French guide to loving intimacy

    by Marie de Hennezel and 2 more

    In Sex After Sixty, Marie de Hennezel addresses the most taboo of subjects: the sexuality of seniors.Employing an equal measure of modesty and irreverence, de Hennezel probes the mystery and depth of the enjoyment of physical love at a later stage of life. Through interviews, lectures, and her own analysis — including forays into areas such as tantric sex — she invites the reader on a journey to ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • The Woman Who Wanted More

    'Beautifully written, full of insight and food' Katie Fforde

    by Vicky Zimmerman

    A perfect foodie novel with plenty of bite - ideal for fans of Beth O'Leary, Joanna Cannon and Libby Page.Two women. One unusual cookbook. And a friendship that will show them how to savour each moment . . .Kate Parker is about to turn forty and her world has fallen apart. Her seemingly rock-solid relationship issuddenly up in the air, and she's been forced to move back in with her mother. In need ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • The Beautiful Cure

    The New Science of Human Health

    by Daniel M Davis

    Understand how our immune system fights disease and enables the body to heal itself.'Thrilling... Reads like the best kind of adventure story' STEPHEN FRYHere, Professor Daniel Davis charts the groundbreaking scientific quest to understand how it fights disease and enables the body to heal itself. He explains how it is affected by stress, sleep, age and our state of mind, and reveals how all of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Long Bright Future

    by Laura Carstensen

    The twentieth century bequeathed us a fabulous gift: thirty more years of life on average. Supersized life spans are going to radically alter society, and present an unprecedented opportunity to change our approach not only to old age but to all of life's stages. The ramifications are just beginning to dawn on us.... yet in the meantime, we keep thinking about, and planning for, life as it used to ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Palliative Care, Ageing and Spirituality

    A Guide for Older People, Carers and Families

    by Elizabeth MacKinlay

    This sensitive and compassionate book provides older people who are nearing the end of life and their loved ones, as well as the professionals who work with them, with a greater depth of understanding of spiritual issues surrounding death and dying. Illustrated with the experiences of many older people, it explores important themes such as grief and loss; fear; pain, distress and suffering; ... Read more

    $20.01 AUD

  • What Makes Olga Run?

    The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives

    by Bruce Grierson

    A fascinating look at the way we age today and the extent to which we can shape the processIn What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-four-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-four-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in ... Read more

    $12.53 AUD

  • Gerontechnology

    Understanding Older Adult Information and Communication Technology Use

    by Johanna L.H. Birkland

    The ebook edition of this title is Open Access, thanks to Knowledge Unlatched Funding, and is freely available to read online.Our aging societies have become increasingly digitalized, leading to concerns that older adults (those age 65 and older) will be disenfranchised by the grey digital divide. However, those familiar with the elder population have long noted a diversity of Information and ... Read more

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  • The Big Shift

    Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife

    by Marc Freedman

    Marc Freedman, hailed by theNew York Timesas "the voice of aging baby boomers [seeking] meaningful and sustaining work later in life," makes an impassioned call to accept the decades opening up between midlife and anything approximating old age for what they really are -- an entirely new stage of life, which he dubs the encore years.In The Big Shift, Freedman bemoans the fact that the discussion ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Depression in Later Life

    by Steve Iliffe and 1 more

    This accessible and authoritative book provides an invaluable guide to identifying, treating and preventing depression in later life.Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe take a multidisciplinary approach and employ both medical and psycho-social models of depression. The medical model is used to identify symptoms, make diagnoses and work towards optimal treatment. Psycho-social perspectives provide ... Read more

    $26.06 AUD

  • How to Live Forever

    The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations

    by Marc Freedman

    Using this helpful book, learn how the secret to happiness and longevity can be found through mentoring the next generation.In How to Live Forever, Encore.org founder and CEO Marc Freedman tells the story of his thirty-year quest to answer some of contemporary life's most urgent questions: With so many living so much longer, what is the meaning of the increasing years beyond 50? How can a society ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD