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Positive Ageing and Learning from Centenarians
Living Longer and Better



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ISBN 9780367753634
September 29, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
192 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Positive Ageing and Learning from Centenarians evaluates the mechanisms of positive ageing in a uniquely interdisciplinary way to explore the question of how we age and how some people age successfully.

Drawing together the findings of recognised longevity researchers from around the world, the bookapplies an integrated vision to educational and social aspects of human ageing. It examines research into centenarians, and considers most of the disciplines related to longevity and healthy aging as education, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, demography, sociology, economics, as well as aspects related to nutrition and biological factors of longevity. The book examines how the results of these scientific investigations could improve the well-being of the oldest old’s in the future, especially in the context of an aging societies. It provides an answer to the question of what we can learn from centenarians and what lessons we can from their lifestyle, which can contribute to live longer, better and happier.

Based on cutting-edge research, the book will be highly relevant reading for researchers, academicsand students in the field of ageing and longevity, mental health research, health science, gerontology and psychology.

Table of Contents

Contents

About the Editors

About the Contributors

Preface

Michel Poulain and Jolanta Mackowicz

  1. Blue Zone: A model to live longer and better
  2. Michel Poulain and Anne Herm

  3. The impact of population ageing on the future expectations of the ageing self among younger generations
  4. Saori Yasumoto and Yasuyuki Gondo

  5. Intergenerational transmission of value of Polish centenarian teachers
  6. Jolanta Mackowicz, Joanna Wnek-Gozdek and Ewa Sliwa

  7. Exceptional longevity: Exploring personality factors and resilience among Canadian centenarians
  8. Martine Lagacé and Caroline D. Bergeron

  9. Ikigai: Meaning of Life and Other Psychosocial Factors for Longevity
  10. Sabina Misoch

  11. Life satisfaction and survival in centenarians
  12. Laetitia Teixeira, Lia Araújo, Rosa Marina Afonso, Constança Paúl

    and Oscar Ribeiro

  13. Longevity and the role of biological factors in the context of lifestyle
  14. Jacek Witkowski, Ewa Bryl, Anna Mikosik-Roczyńska and Tamas Fulop

  15. Longevity: Cultural and social influences of a unique non-Westen lifestyle
  16. Kallol Kumar Bhattacharyya and Victor Molinari

  17. A closer look at life expectancy among cohorts of Danish centenarians
  18. Anthony Medford and Jesús-Adrian Álvarez

  19. Environmental support among centenarians
  20. Peter Martin, Rotem Arieli and Joseph Kim

  21. Implications for ageing society
  22. Michel Poulain and Jolanta Mackowicz

  23. Concluding remarks and reflections

          Michel Poulain and Jolanta Mackowicz

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Editor(s)

Biography

Michel Poulain is Professor Emeritus at Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium and Senior Researcher at Tallinn University, Estonia. He specialises in longevity studies and is the initiator of the concept of Longevity Blue Zone.

Jolanta Mackowicz is Associate Professor at the Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland. She specialises in gerontological research.