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Complete set of the New Look At Aging titles. Series include:
Journey to 100
Everyone has heard Canada's population is changing. What does this mean in our day-to-day lives and what does it mean for our futures? How do we respond to social issues like finances, health care, careers, retirement and housing? As well, as the population ages, new business opportunities are becoming apparent. In addition, there will be more career opportunities for people working in the field of gerontology.
Living Every Day
People understand more and more the importance of maintaining their health. A look at the components that contribute to healthy living, utilizing Health Canada's Key Determinants of Health--income and social status, social support networks, education and literacy, social environments, physical environments, etc. Profiles people living active healthy retirements and inspiring us, regardless of our age, to really live the lives we desire.
Myths of Aging
We all have ideas of what aging means. Most people think of aging as a negative thing in which we lose our memory, our sight and our hearing. Most of the time aging means we can't get around, we can't sleep and sex isn't even a possibility. Many of these common ideas are myths and there are many things we can do to avoid and reduce these common myths of aging.
Use It or Lose It
Heart disease, cancer, arthritis and osteoporosis - are these diseases preventable? Many experts believe so. If someone has a chronic illness what can be done to improve their quality of life? What can baby boomers do to support their parents who are living with these conditions? Focusing on people who have chronic illnesses and addressing current knowledge about chronic illnesses as well as how people with these illnesses continue to live successfully.
Attitude is Everything
Keeping a healthy outlook on life is critical as we age. By using current research and personal stories, this program will focus on the importance of family, friends and the support systems we need as we age. At this stage of our lives and our parents' lives, a sense of loss is normal. Friends and family die, and on top of the emotional turmoil, other monumental changes can occur. Dramatic changes in health, housing and income can also have significant impacts on our mental well-being. How do we cope with these losses and how do we support loved ones going through challenging times?
Club Sandwich Generation
See the effects of aging on family members. Takes an in-depth look at family dynamics and aging. How do siblings make difficult decisions about and for their aging parents? Often one sibling takes on more responsibilities, which leads to other problems and concerns among the siblings and other family members. Current research on aging families and support systems will be explored as well as personal stories.