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Life after ninety, Michael Bury and Anthea Holme ; foreword by Margot Jefferys

Summary
In Life After Ninety Micheal Bury and Anthea Holme have surveyed and interviewed 200 individuals, living at home and in institutions, to examine old age stereotypes and present a unique picture of the health, quality of life, and social circumstances of the very old. Longevity and the factors which promote it are also discussed, and throughout the book the concept of the 'life course' is employed, which brings together the biographical experiences of individuals, and the changing historical circumstances of the twentieth century, through which they have lived
Table Of Contents
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Foreword by Margot Jefferys; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations and note on names; Introduction; THE STUDY INTRODUCED; THE PEOPLE INTRODUCED; LONGEVITY AND POSSIBLE INFLUENCES; HEALTH AND DISABILITY; THE QUALITY OF LIFE; EVERYDAY LIFE; DEPENDENCY AND CHOICE; SUPPORT AND CARE; THE ISSUES DISCUSSED; Appendix 1: Method of study; Appendix 2: Supplementary tables; Notes; References; Name index; Subject index
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
1st ed.
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (213 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781138979802

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