Physical Change and Aging  Sixth Edition Book

Physical Change and Aging Sixth Edition

  • Author : Sue V. Saxon, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2014-08-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826198648

Physical Change and Aging Sixth Edition Book Description :

"[This book] has been honed into an elegant compendium. This outstanding work should be widely read -- it is perhaps the best example of an integrative approach to gerontology."Score: 94, 4 stars --Doody's This sixth edition of a classic multidisciplinary text for students of gerontology continues to offer practical, reader-friendly information about the physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process. It places special emphasis on the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults. The book is distinguished by its thorough focus on anatomy and physiology and common health problems pertaining to each body system. This latest edition has been thoroughly updated to present new research findings that differentiate "normal" aging from actual pathology. It provides new data and guidelines on risk factors, nutrition, preventive measures, interventions, and commonly prescribed medications, and includes expanded treatment of complementary and alternative therapies. The book emphasizes the positive aspects of aging and demonstrates how the elderly population can gain greater personal control, through lifestyle changes and preventative health strategies, toward the goal of optimal aging. The book also includes an updated discussion of grief, ethical issues, and funeral options. Written for students of gerontology, social work, human services, nursing. occupational and physical therapy, counseling, and elder law, it presents information that is clearly understandable for those without an extensive background in biology or medicine. The book reinforces information with practical applications of aging data. Physical Change and Aging, Sixth Edition comes with instructor materials, including PowerPoint presentations and test banks for each chapter. An eBook format forPhysical Change and Aging is also available. This sixth edition includes new information on: Genetic/DNA theories Dementia and Parkinson's Disease Immunot

Gender and Aging in Mesopotamia Book

Gender and Aging in Mesopotamia

  • Author : Rivkah Harris
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0806135395

Gender and Aging in Mesopotamia Book Description :

Rivkah Harris’s cross-cultural and multidisciplinary approach breaks new ground in assessing Mesopotamian attitudes toward youth and mature adulthood, aging and the elderly, generational conflict, gender differences in aging, relationships between men and women, women’s contributions to cultural activities, and the "ideal woman." To uncover Mesopotamian perspectives, Harris combed through primary sources - including literature and myth, letters, economic and legal texts, and visual materials. Even such pivotal cultural influences as the Gilgamesh Epic and Enuma Elish are reinterpreted in an original manner.

Aging Book


  • Author : Aleksander Kobylarek
  • Publisher : Aleksander Kobylarek
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Aging
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN 10 : 9788360425787

Aging Book Description :

Healthy Aging Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Healthy Aging

  • Author : Ken Dychtwald
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN 10 : 083421363X

Healthy Aging Book Description :

In this insightful book, the nation's leading researchers, analysts, educators, and experts on health and aging policies and programs present their frustrations, findings, and insights on what current research reveals about the future of the healthy aging. They then offer sound recommendations on how to prevent a crisis in health care.

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging Book

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

  • Author : James E. Birren
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001-08-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 677
  • ISBN 10 : 0121012638

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging Book Description :

The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging has become the definitive reference source for information on the psychology of adult development and aging. The Fifth Edition provides comprehensive reviews of research on biological and social influences on behavior and age-related changes in psychological function. In addition to covering environmental influences on behavior and aging and gender differences in aging, new chapters in the Fifth Edition discuss wisdom, creativity, and technological change and the older worker. This handbook is an essential reference for researchers in adult development and gerontology and suitable as an advanced textbook for courses on the psychology of aging.

Textbook of Aging Skin Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Textbook of Aging Skin

  • Author : Miranda A. Farage
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-12-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1220
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540896555

Textbook of Aging Skin Book Description :

This comprehensive ‘Major Reference Book’ compiles all current and latest information on aging skin in a two-volume set. Highly structured with a reader-friendly format, it covers a wide range of areas such as basic sciences, the different diseases and conditions which occur with aging (from malignant to non-malignant), the latest techniques and methods being used such as bioengineering methods and biometrics as well as toxicological and safety considerations for the elderly population. It also illustrates the global consumers’ sociological and psychological implications, ethnicity and gender differences and includes marketing considerations for this elderly group. This unique and comprehensive guide will become the main reference textbook on this topic.

Successful Aging Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Successful Aging

  • Author : Paul B. Baltes
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1993-05-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN 10 : 052143582X

Successful Aging Book Description :

More and more people live into old age. This demographic revolution underscores the fact that old age is the last uncharted and unattended phase of the life cycle.

Aging Book


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  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre: Geriatrics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105219376790

Aging Book Description :

Aging  Technology and Health Book

Aging Technology and Health

  • Author : Richard Pak
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128112731

Aging Technology and Health Book Description :

Aging, Health and Technology takes a problem-centered approach to examine how older adults use technology for health. It examines the many ways in which technology is being used by older adults, focusing on challenges, solutions and perspectives of the older user. Using aging-health technology as a lens, the book examines issues of technology adoption, basic human factors, cognitive aging, mental health, aging and usability, privacy, trust and automation. Each chapter takes a case study approach to summarize lessons learned from unique examples that can be applied to similar projects, while also providing general information about older adults and technology. Discusses human factors design challenges specific to older adults Covers the wide range of health-related uses for technology—from fitness to leading a more engaged life Utilizes a case study approach for practical application Envisions what the future will hold for technology and older adults Employs a roster of interdisciplinary contributors

Aging Book


  • Author : Lewis R. Aiken
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 469
  • ISBN 10 : 080395445X

Aging Book Description :

In this interdisciplinary text, Lewis R Aiken examines the elements that influence people in the later stages of life. Beginning with an historical overview of gerontology, the author discusses both pragmatic and philosophical concerns within the field. Factors impacting the process and results of ageing are carefully outlined and address such areas as biology, psychology, sociology, economics and politics. The interpersonal variability of the older population is stressed throughout the book, recognizing gender, ethnic, racial and cultural differences. Each chapter concludes with: a thorough review of the material covered; a series of questions and activities designed to enhance the learning experience; and a list of sugges