In an attempt to help people deal more capably with the challenges of ageing, this book provides access to the information available in books and films. It reviews novels and biographies, non-fiction works, videos and plays which address the needs of adults over 50 and younger adults near to them. The physical, emotional, psychological, and social effects of ageing are covered in chapters on topics such as family relations, health, final arrangements, travel, housing, poetry, plays and films, fiction and organization and associations. As a selection tool, programme planning resource or reference book, this book can assist professional librarians and others involved in working with elderly people and their families. Public library users may also use this book as a readers' advisory resource to locate current, useful information on ageing as well as works of literature that challenge society's negative stereotypes of the elderly.
General sources; family relations; health, fitness and sex; grieving, death and final arrangements; travel and recreation; housing decisions; retirement, legal and financial planning; biography and memoirs; humour and reflections; poetry; plays and films; fiction; organizations and associations.