First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Part 1 Age and ageing: an ageing society; the biology of ageing; the psychology of ageing; social age and social ageing. Part 2 Psychological products and processes: intellectual products in old age; cognitive processes in later life; learning and memory; wisdom, creative achievement and ageing. Part 3 Social adaptation in old age: personality, adjustment and ageing; family ties and friendships in later life; the meaning of work, the impact of retirement; sexual interest and activity in later life; death, dying and bereavement. Part 4 Abnormal ageing: Dementia - The Silent Epidemic; Emotional Disorder And Physical disability in later life.