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Contemporary Issues in Gerontology


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Foreword Figures and Tables Contributors Acknowledgments Preface Chapter 1 The challenges of ageism Victor Minichiello, Margaret Somerville, Cathryn McConahgy, Jenny McParlane, Alan Scott Chapter 2 The role of health promotion in healthy ageing Rafat Hussain, Rodrigo Marino, Irene Coulson Chapter 3 The experience of ageing: Influences on mental health and well-being Colette Browning, Yvonne Wells, Andrew Joyce Chapter 4 Sexuality, sexual intimacy and sexual health in later life Victor Minichiello, Sam Ackling, Chris Bourne, David Plummer Chapter 5 Considerations and challenges in the prevention of dementia Irene Coulson, Rodrigo Marino, Vicki Strang Chapter 6 Work and retirement later in life: Is retirement a relevant concept for the 21st century? Linda Rosenman Chapter 7 Housing and older people:

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Victor Minichiello, PhD, is Professor in Health and Dean of the Faculty of Education, Health and Professional Studies at the University of New England in Australia. He has authored books in the fields of gerontology, sexuality and research methods, and published extensively in medical, health and social science journals on topics related to ageing. Irene Coulson, PhD, is Professor of Nursing and Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. Professor Coulson is a registered nurse, who has published extensively in the area of aged care and managed a number of large practice-based programs in the field.

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