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Dependency or Interdependency in Old Age - J.M.A. Munnichs

Dependency or Interdependency in Old Age

By: J.M.A. Munnichs (Editor), J.A. van den Heuvel (Editor)

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Published: 31st October 1976
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Although this monograph "Dependency o r interdependency in old age" is not the first publication o f the European Social Sciences Research C- mittee (ESSRC) o f the International Association o f Gerontology, I a m happy, as former chairman o f the Committee (1964-1975), to introduce this book to the readers, together with the present chairman. So far the activities o f the Committee have consisted o f co-operating in organizing the scientific programme o f the tri-annual congresses o f the International Association o f Gerontology (lAG), and in organizing sm- ler o r bigger symposia and colloquia for social gerontologists. Sometimes these meetings were mainly organized for European researchers only, sometimes several concurrent colloquia took place in which Americans and o t h e r non-Europeans participated. T h e Committee, the oldest o f the lAG, was established at a scientific meeting in 1954 at Sheffield (U. K. ) A f t e r that year colloquia were held in 1956 near Copenhagen 1 (Denmark), in 1957 at M e r a n o2 (Italy), in 1959 at Assisi (Italy), in 1960 a t Berkeley (Cal.

A. Introduction.- 1. Dependency, interdependency and autonomy; an introduction.- B. Methodological studies.- 2. Dependency and the elderly: problems of conceptualisation and measurement.- 3. Health criteria for independency of older people.- 4. Criteria of independent (autonomous) life in old age.- C. Conceptual and empirical studies.- Psychological studies.- 5. Memory disorders, as criteria of dependency in old people: evaluation and measurement.- 6. Comments on "memory disorders as criteria of dependency in old people: evaluation and measurement".- 7. Forced and autonomous detachment, their relationships to coping style and independence in later adulthood.- 8. Dependency - due to lack of individual or environmental resources?.- 9. The impact of institutionalization on expressing needs and wishes.- 10. Dependency on activity before, during and after activating treatment in a home for aged people.- Sociological studies.- 11. Some remarks on the concepts of need and health and their treatment in gerontological research.- 12. Socio-economic criteria of dependence of old persons.- 13. Independency in old age - some architectural aspects.- 14. Poverty and old age.- D. Interpretative and evaluative studies.- 15. That was your life: a biographical approach to later life.- 16. The meaning of dependency.

ISBN: 9789024718955
ISBN-10: 9024718953
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 175
Published: 31st October 1976
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 1.0