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The Resource Aging together : dementia, friendship, and flourishing communities, Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden

Aging together : dementia, friendship, and flourishing communities, Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden

Label
Aging together : dementia, friendship, and flourishing communities
Title
Aging together
Title remainder
dementia, friendship, and flourishing communities
Statement of responsibility
Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Never in human history have there been so many people entering old age -- roughly one-third of whom will experience some form of neurodegeneration as they age. This seismic demographic shift will force us all to rethink how we live and deal with our aging population.Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden propose a radical reconstruction of our societal understanding of old age. Rather than categorize elders based on their respective cognitive consciousness, the McFaddens contend that the only humanistic, supportive, and realistic approach is to find new ways to honor and recognize the dignity, worth, and personhood of those journeying into dementia. Doing so, they argue, counters the common view of dementia as a personal tragedy shared only by close family members and replaces it with the understanding that we are all living with dementia as the baby boomers age, early screening becomes more common, and a cure remains elusive. The McFaddens' inclusive vision calls for social institutions, especially faith communities, to search out and build supportive, ongoing friendships that offer hospitality to all persons, regardless of cognitive status. Drawing on medicine, social science, philosophy, and religion to provide a broad perspective on aging, Aging Together offers a vision of relationships filled with love, joy, and hope in the face of a condition that all too often elicits anxiety, hopelessness, and despair"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLM
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC521
LC item number
.M44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Aging together : dementia, friendship, and flourishing communities, Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10882725
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421401416
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)816505024
Label
Aging together : dementia, friendship, and flourishing communities, Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10882725
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421401416
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)816505024

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