Encyclopedia of Gerontology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080547869
  • ISBN-13: 9780080547862
  • DDC: 616.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1594 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released April 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

Since the first edition of Encyclopedia of Gerontology, the research literature on aging continues to expand rapidly, reflecting both the rising interest of the scientific community and also the needs of a growing older population. In 1900, for example, persons over 65 years of age were the smallest portion of developed societies. Today that same demographic group is emerging as the largest.

Aging is a complex process of change involving influences of a biological, behavioral, social, and environmental nature, all of which are explored in the context of this encyclopedia. This comprehensive second edition includes all-new articles and wholly new coverage of topics that have seen research advances.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Advisory Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Other Frontmatter.
Foreword.
Preface.
How to Use the Encyclopedia.
1: Abuse and Neglect of Elders.
2: Accelerated Aging.
3: Achievement.
4: Adaptation.
5: Addiction: General.
6: Adult Education.
7: Age Stratification.
8: Ageism and Discrimination.
9: Alcohol and Drugs.
10: Allergic Reactivity in the Elderly.
11: Andropause.
12: Anxiety Disorders.
Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases.
13: Assessment: Neuropsychological.
Atherosclerosis.
14: Attention.
15: Autonomic Nervous System.
16: Balance, Posture and Gait.
17: Behavioral Genetics.
18: Bereavement and Loss.
19: Bioenergetics.
20: Body: Composition, Weight, Height, and Build.
21: Brain and Central Nervous System.
22: Cancer and Age.
23: Cancer: Breast.
24: Cardiovascular System.
25: Careers in Aging.
26: Caregiving and Caring.
27: Cell Death.
28: Cellular Aging: Growth Factors and Cellular Senescence.
29: Cellular Signal Transduction.
30: Centenarians.
31: Cholesterol and Cell Plasma Membranes.
32: Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions.
33: Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies.
34: Conditioning.
35: Consumer Behavior.
36: Creativity.
37: Crime and Age.
38: Critical Gerontology.
39: Cultural and Ethnic Influences on Aging.
40: Death and Dying.
41: Decision Making and Everyday Problem Solving.
42: Delirium.
43: Dementia.
Dementia: Alzheimer’s.
44: Demography.
45: Dental Health.
46: Depression.
47: Diabetes.
48: Diet and Nutrition.
49: Disability, Functional Status and Activities of Daily Living.
50: DNA and Gene Expression.
51: Driving Behavior.
52: Economics: Society.
53: Education and Aging.
54: Emotions.
55: Endocrine Function and Dysfunction.
56: Environmental Gerontology.
57: Epidemiology.
58: Erectile Dysfunction.
59: Ethics and Euthanasia.
60: Ethics and Medical Decision-Making.
61: Ethnicity and Minorities.
62: Evolution and Comparative Biology.
63: Exercise and Physical Activity.
64: Extracellular Matrix.
65: Falls.
66: Frail Elderly.
67: Gastrointestinal System: Function and Dysfunction.
68: Gender Roles.
69: Generational Differences: Age-Period-Cohort.
70: Genetics.
71: Gerontechnology.
72: Globalization and Aging.
73: Glycation.
74: Grandparenthood.
75: Health Care and Services.
76: Hearing.
77: Hematology and Aging.
78: History of Aging.
79: History of Gerontology.
80: Homeostasis, Homeodynamics and Aging.
81: Hospice.
82: Housing.
83: Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics.
84: Humor.
85: Images of Aging.
86: Immune System.
87: Information Processing/Cognition.
88: Inhibition.
89: Intelligence.
90: International Perspective on Gerontology.