Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0387337547
  • ISBN-13: 9780387337548
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 843 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released February 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

  • Written at a level that is accessible to professionals and to the lay public
  • Offers analysis of critical issues in the health of an aging population
  • Includes brief encylopedic entries, with references pointing to information in greater depth

    Health professionals and the public are increasingly concerned with the dimensions of health and health care affecting adults as they age: diseases that impact aging adults; their health care, quality of care and their ability to access it; and the psychosocial, biological, and historical dimensions of health and health care. The need for accurate and up-to-date information is particularly acute as older adults assume an increasing proportion of the population of the United States. The opening chapters of this Encyclopedia cover the history and demography of aging, the biology of aging, cultural diversity, legal aspects, and more. The second portion offers encyclopedic entries on topics related to the health of older adults. Each entry includes a listing of suggested readings and suggested resources, in print and online. The Encyclopedia is accessible both to professionals and to the lay public. The information presented will be of value to clinicians and researchers who work with adults age 50 and over, and to those who wish to increase their understanding of the aging process.

  • Table of Contents

    Front Cover.
    Half Title Page.
    Title Page.
    Copyright Page.
    Editors-in-Chief.
    Table of Contents.
    List of Contributors.
    Preface.
    1: Foundation Topics.
    2: Biology of Aging.
    3: The History and Demography of Aging in the United States.
    4: Cultural Diversity among Elders in the US: Meeting the Challenge of the Ethnogeriatric Imperative.
    5: Legal Aspects of Aging.
    6: The Participation of Cognitively Impaired Elderly in Research.
    7: Topics in Aging and Public Health.
    8: Abdominal Pain.
    9: Abstract Thinking.
    10: Access to Health Care.
    11: Accidents.
    12: Acculturation.
    13: Accumulative Waste Theory of Aging.
    14: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
    15: Activities of Daily Living.
    16: Activity Theory of Aging.
    17: Acupuncture.
    18: Adaptation.
    19: Addiction.
    20: Adherence.
    21: Adult Day Care.
    22: Adult Development.
    23: Adult Education.
    24: Adult Foster Care.
    25: Adult Protective Services.
    26: Advance Directives.
    27: Adverse Drug Reactions.
    28: Affirmative Action.
    29: African Americans.
    30: Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
    31: Ageism.
    32: Alcohol Use.
    33: Alopecia.
    34: Altruism and Volunteerism.
    35: Alzheimer’s Disease.
    36: Ambiguous Loss.
    37: Americans with Disabilities Act.
    38: American Association of Retired Persons.
    39: American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
    40: Amputation.
    41: Anemia.
    42: Anger.
    43: Angioplasty.
    44: Anti-aging Remedies.
    45: Anxiety Disorders.
    46: Aphasia.
    47: Area Agency on Aging.
    48: Arthritis.
    49: Asians and Pacific Islanders.
    50: Assisted Living.
    51: Attachment Theory.
    52: Autoimmune Disorders.
    53: Autoimmune Theory of Aging.
    54: Baby Boomer.
    55: Back Pain.
    56: Bedsores.
    57: Behavioral Modification.
    58: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
    59: Bereavement.
    60: Biofeedback.
    61: Bipolar Disorder.
    62: The Bladder.
    63: Bladder Cancer.
    64: Blindness.
    65: Board and Care Homes.
    66: Body Composition.
    67: Body Fat.
    68: Body Image.
    69: Body Mass Index.
    70: Bone Strength.
    71: Botox.
    72: Bowel Obstruction.
    73: Breast Augmentation.
    74: Breast Cancer.
    75: Breast Examination.
    76: Breast Reconstruction.
    77: Breast Reduction.
    78: Calcium Disorders.
    79: California Natural Death Act.
    80: Cancer.
    81: Cancer Screening.
    82: Capacity.
    83: Capitation.
    84: Cardiovascular Disease.
    85: Caregiving and Caregiver Burden.
    86: Case Management.
    87: Cataract.
    88: Cellular Theory of Aging.
    89: Centenarians.
    90: Charismatic Healers.
    91: Chemotherapy.
    92: Chest Pain.
    93: Chiropractic Care.
    94: Cholesterol.
    95: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
    96: Chronic Pain.
    97: Clinical Trials.
    98: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
    99: The Cognitive Theory of Aging.
    100: Cohousing.
    101: Coitus and Vaginal Dryness.
    102: Colonoscopy.
    103: Colorectal Cancer.
    104: Communication Disorders.
    105: Complementary and Alternative Health Practices.
    106: Confidentiality.
    107: Congestive Heart Failure.
    108: Conservatorship.
    109: Constipation.
    110: The Continuity Theory of Aging.
    111: Coping.
    112: Coresidence.
    113: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
    114: Coronary Heart Disease.
    115: Coronary Risk Factors.
    116: Cosmetic Surgery.
    117: Cremation.
    118: Crime.
    119: The Cross-Linkage Theory of Aging.
    120: Day Hospitals.
    121: Death.
    122: Death with Dignity Act.
    123: Defined Benefit Plan.
    124: Defined Contribution Plan.
    125: Deinstitutionalization.
    126: Delirium.
    127: Delusional Disorder.
    128: Dementia.
    129: Dementia Advocacy International.
    130: Demographic Transition Theory of Aging.
    131: Dentures.
    132: Depression.
    133: Dermatitis (Eczema).
    134: Developmental Disabilities and Aging.
    135: Diabetes.
    136: Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs).
    137: Diet.
    138: Disability.
    139: Discrimination.
    140: Disruptive Behaviors.
    141: Diverticulitis.
    142: Divorce.
    143: Doctor–Patient Relationship.
    144: Domestic Partnerships.
    145: Down Syndrome.
    146: Driving Safety.
    147: Drug Interactions.
    148: Durable Power of Attorney.
    149: Dyspareunia.
    150: Dysphagia.
    151: Dysthymia.
    152: Early Retirement.
    153: Earnings Test.
    154: Eating Disorders.
    155: Edema.
    156: Education.
    157: Elder Abuse and Neglect.
    158: Elderhostel.
    159: Electrocardiogram.
    160: Electroencephalogram.
    161: Emotions.
    162: Employment.
    163: Empty Nest Syndrome.
    164: End-of-Life Care.
    165: Endometrial Polyps.
    166: Endoscopy.
    167: Environment.
    168: Epilepsy.
    169: The Error Catastrophe (Accumulation) Theory of Aging.
    170: Ethics.
    171: Ethnicity.
    172: Euthanasia.
    173: The Exchange Theory of Aging.
    174: Exercise.
    175: Extended Family.
    176: Eye Care.
    177: Failure to Thrive.
    178: Falling.
    179: Falls Prevention.
    180: Family and Medical Leave Act.
    181: Family Relationships.
    182: Family Violence.
    183: Federal Poverty Level.
    184: Feeding Behavior.
    185: Feminism.
    186: Femininity.
    187: Fibroids.
    188: Fibromyalgia.
    189: Financial Abuse.
    190: Financial Planning.
    191: Firearms.
    192: Foot Care.
    Front Cover.
    Half Title Page.
    Title Page.
    Copyright Page.
    Editors-in-Chief.
    Table of Contents.
    List of Contributors.
    Preface.
    1: Foundation Topics.
    2: Biology of Aging.
    3: The History and Demography of Aging in the United States.
    4: Cultural Diversity among Elders in the US: Meeting the Challenge of the Ethnogeriatric Imperative.
    5: Legal Aspects of Aging.
    6: The Participation of Cognitively Impaired Elderly in Research.
    7: Topics in Aging and Public Health.
    8: Abdominal Pain.
    9: Abstract Thinking.
    10: Access to Health Care.
    11: Accidents.
    12: Acculturation.
    13: Accumulative Waste Theory of Aging.
    14: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
    15: Activities of Daily Living.
    16: Activity Theory of Aging.
    17: Acupuncture.
    18: Adaptation.
    19: Addiction.
    20: Adherence.
    21: Adult Day Care.
    22: Adult Development.
    23: Adult Education.
    24: Adult Foster Care.
    25: Adult Protective Services.
    26: Advance Directives.
    27: Adverse Drug Reactions.
    28: Affirmative Action.
    29: African Americans.
    30: Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
    31: Ageism.
    32: Alcohol Use.
    33: Alopecia.
    34: Altruism and Volunteerism.
    35: Alzheimer’s Disease.
    36: Ambiguous Loss.
    37: Americans with Disabilities Act.
    38: American Association of Retired Persons.
    39: American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
    40: Amputation.
    41: Anemia.
    42: Anger.
    43: Angioplasty.
    44: Anti-aging Remedies.
    45: Anxiety Disorders.
    46: Aphasia.
    47: Area Agency on Aging.
    48: Arthritis.
    49: Asians and Pacific Islanders.
    50: Assisted Living.
    51: Attachment Theory.
    52: Autoimmune Disorders.
    53: Autoimmune Theory of Aging.
    54: Baby Boomer.
    55: Back Pain.
    56: Bedsores.
    57: Behavioral Modification.
    58: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
    59: Bereavement.
    60: Biofeedback.
    61: Bipolar Disorder.
    62: The Bladder.
    63: Bladder Cancer.
    64: Blindness.
    65: Board and Care Homes.
    66: Body Composition.
    67: Body Fat.
    68: Body Image.
    69: Body Mass Index.
    70: Bone Strength.
    71: Botox.
    72: Bowel Obstruction.
    73: Breast Augmentation.
    74: Breast Cancer.
    75: Breast Examination.
    76: Breast Reconstruction.
    77: Breast Reduction.
    78: Calcium Disorders.
    79: California Natural Death Act.
    80: Cancer.
    81: Cancer Screening.
    82: Capacity.
    83: Capitation.
    84: Cardiovascular Disease.
    85: Caregiving and Caregiver Burden.
    86: Case Management.
    87: Cataract.
    88: Cellular Theory of Aging.
    89: Centenarians.
    90: Charismatic Healers.
    91: Chemotherapy.
    92: Chest Pain.
    93: Chiropractic Care.
    94: Cholesterol.
    95: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
    96: Chronic Pain.
    97: Clinical Trials.
    98: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
    99: The Cognitive Theory of Aging.
    100: Cohousing.
    101: Coitus and Vaginal Dryness.
    102: Colonoscopy.
    103: Colorectal Cancer.
    104: Communication Disorders.
    105: Complementary and Alternative Health Practices.
    106: Confidentiality.
    107: Congestive Heart Failure.
    108: Conservatorship.
    109: Constipation.
    110: The Continuity Theory of Aging.
    111: Coping.
    112: Coresidence.
    113: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
    114: Coronary Heart Disease.
    115: Coronary Risk Factors.
    116: Cosmetic Surgery.
    117: Cremation.
    118: Crime.
    119: The Cross-Linkage Theory of Aging.
    120: Day Hospitals.
    121: Death.
    122: Death with Dignity Act.
    123: Defined Benefit Plan.
    124: Defined Contribution Plan.
    125: Deinstitutionalization.
    126: Delirium.
    127: Delusional Disorder.
    128: Dementia.
    129: Dementia Advocacy International.
    130: Demographic Transition Theory of Aging.
    131: Dentures.
    132: Depression.
    133: Dermatitis (Eczema).
    134: Developmental Disabilities and Aging.
    135: Diabetes.
    136: Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs).
    137: Diet.
    138: Disability.
    139: Discrimination.
    140: Disruptive Behaviors.
    141: Diverticulitis.
    142: Divorce.
    143: Doctor–Patient Relationship.
    144: Domestic Partnerships.
    145: Down Syndrome.
    146: Driving Safety.
    147: Drug Interactions.
    148: Durable Power of Attorney.
    149: Dyspareunia.
    150: Dysphagia.
    151: Dysthymia.
    152: Early Retirement.
    153: Earnings Test.
    154: Eating Disorders.
    155: Edema.
    156: Education.
    157: Elder Abuse and Neglect.
    158: Elderhostel.
    159: Electrocardiogram.
    160: Electroencephalogram.
    161: Emotions.
    162: Employment.
    163: Empty Nest Syndrome.
    164: End-of-Life Care.
    165: Endometrial Polyps.
    166: Endoscopy.
    167: Environment.
    168: Epilepsy.
    169: The Error Catastrophe (Accumulation) Theory of Aging.
    170: Ethics.
    171: Ethnicity.
    172: Euthanasia.
    173: The Exchange Theory of Aging.
    174: Exercise.
    175: Extended Family.
    176: Eye Care.
    177: Failure to Thrive.
    178: Falling.
    179: Falls Prevention.
    180: Family and Medical Leave Act.
    181: Family Relationships.
    182: Family Violence.
    183: Federal Poverty Level.
    184: Feeding Behavior.
    185: Feminism.
    186: Femininity.
    187: Fibroids.
    188: Fibromyalgia.
    189: Financial Abuse.
    190: Financial Planning.
    191: Firearms.
    192: Foot Care.