University of Evansville

Gerontology Center

The Gerontology Center at the University of Evansville provides aging-related programs both to UE students and to community members interested in learning more or advancing their skills in the field of gerontology.

Professional Books

The following books are available for use in the Gerontology Resource Center.

  • No Place Like Home: A History of Nursing and Home Care in the United States, Karen Buhler-Wilkerson, 2001.
  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, Daniel Osterweil, Kenneth Brummel-Smith and John C. Beck, 2000.
  • Gerontological Protocols for Nurse Practitioners, Jeri B. Brown, Nancy K. Bedford, Sarah J. White and James S. Powers, 1999.
  • A Means to an End: The Biological Basis of Aging and Death, William R. Clark, 2002.
  • A Guide for Nursing Home Social Workers, Elise M. Beaulieu, 2002.
  • The Clock of Ages: Why We Age – How We Age – Winding Back The Clock, John J. Medina, 1996.
  • Medical Care in the Nursing Home, Second Edition, Joseph G. Ouslander, Dan Osterweil and John Morley, 1997.
  • Spiritual Care for Persons with Dementia: Fundamentals for Pastoral Practice, Larry Vandecreek, Dmin editor, 1999.
  • Psychological Problems of Ageing: Assessment, Treatment and Care, Edited by Robert T. Woods, 1999.
  • Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together, Timothy E. Quill, 2001.
  • Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying, Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley, 1992.
  • What Dying People Want: Practical Wisdom for the End of Life, David Kuhl, MD, 2002.
  • The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine, Eric J. Cassell, 1991.
  • Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life, Ira Byock, MD, 1997.
  • Women at Midlife: Life Experience and Implications for the Helping Professions, Ski Hunter, Sandra S. Sundel, and Martin Sundel, 2002.
  • Counseling the Older Adult: A Training Manual in Clinical Gerontology, Second Edition, Patricia Alpaugh McDonald and Margaret Haney, 1988.
  • Senior Living Communities: Operations Management and Marketing for Assisted Living, Congregate, and Continuing-Care Retirement Communities, Benjamin W. Pearce, 1998.
  • Aging and Social Work: The Changing Landscapes, Edited by Sharon M. Keigher, Anne E. Fortune and Stanley L. Witkin, 2002.
  • Alzheimer's Activities: Hundreds of Activities for Men and Women with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, B.J. FitzRay, 2001.
  • Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach, Peter A. Diamond and Peter R. Orszag, 2004.
  • Pocket Guide to Gerontologic Assessment, Third Edition, Annette G. Lueckenotte, 1998.
  • There's Still a Person in There: The Complete Guide to Treating and Coping with Alzheimer's, Michael Casteman, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD, and Mathew Naythons, MD, 2000.
  • Alzheimer's – Finding the Words: A Communication Guide for Those Who Care, Harriet Hodgson, 1995.
  • There's No Place Like (a Nursing) Home: 4 Powerful Steps That Will Change Your Life, Karen Shoff, MSW, MSG, LUTCF, 2002.
  • Clinical Gerontological Nursing: A guide to Advanced Practice, Second Edition, Joyce Takano Stone, Jean F. Wyman and Sally A. Salisbury, 1991.
  • When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care: The Complete Guide, Robert F. Bornstein, PhD, and Mary A. Languirand, PhD, 2001.
  • Medical Care of the Nursing Home Resident: What Physicians Need To Know, Edited by Richard W. Besdine, Laurence Z. Rubenstein and Lois Snyder, 1996.