Aging Sourcebook, 1st Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 078081584X
  • ISBN-13: 9780780815841
  • DDC: 613.0438
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released November 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Overview

This reference provides basic consumer information on health issues affecting older people.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
Physiology of Aging.
1: Aging under the Microscope.
2: Aging across the Globe.
3: Aging in the United States.
4: Aging and Its Impact on the Body.
5: Can You Lengthen Your Life?.
Healthy Aging.
6: Quality of Life.
7: Exercise and Physical Activity.
8: Sleep.
9: Skin Care and Aging.
10: Nutrition and Aging.
11: Older Adults and Cognitive Health.
12: Sexuality and Aging.
13: Mental and Emotional Health.
14: Immunizations.
Aging-Associated Diseases and Medical Conditions.
15: Aging-Associated Cancers.
16: Vascular Disorders.
17: Eye Disorders.
18: Gastrointestinal (GI) Disorders.
19: Hormonal Imbalances.
20: Falls (Instability).
21: Mental Disorders.
22: Musculoskeletal Disorders.
23: Neurodegenerative Disorders.
24: Respiratory Disorders.
25: Renal Disorders.
26: Substance Abuse.
27: Heat Stroke.
Geriatric Healthcare.
28: Stay Healthy after 50.
29: Pain Management.
30: Medicines: Use Them Wisely.
31: Leaving the Hospital.
32: Complementary and Integrative Health for Older Adults.
33: Online Health Information: Is It Reliable?.
34: Assistive Technology.
35: Personal Safety.
36: Caregiver Stress.
Senior Living Options and End-of-Life Care.
37: Deciding What Living Solution Is Best.
38: Housing Options for Seniors.
39: Growing Old at Home.
40: Home Improvement Assistance.
41: Independence and Mobility.
42: Long-Term Care.
43: Choosing a Nursing Home or Other Long-Term Care.
44: End-of-Life Care.
Legal and Economic Issues Related to Aging.
45: Advance Care Planning.
46: Getting Your Affairs in Order.
47: Beware of Health Scams.
48: Paying for Care.
49: Health Coverage for Retirees.
50: Pension Counseling.
Additional Help and Information.
51: Glossary of Aging Terms.
52: Directory of Resources That Provide Information about Aging.
Index.