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The contributors represent diverse disciplines, however their messages create a coherent, integrated work of universal interest and application. I highly recommend the use of this text for allied health students who are studying geriatric rehabilitation and for clinicians who wish to renew their knowledge. Carole Knight, MEd, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy in Health Care Journal, Volume 16, Number 2/3 February 2003, review of the 2nd Edition. The ideal resource for rehabilitation professionals who are working with or preparing to work with older adults! It describes the normal aging process, illustrates how health and social factors can impede an aging person abilities, and demonstrates how to develop mechanisms for maximizing the well-being of older adults.
Table of Contents
|Growing Old in Today's World||p. 3|
|Theories of Aging: A Multidisciplinary Review for Occupational and Physical Therapists||p. 28|
|Meaningful Occupation in Later Life||p. 45|
|Impact of Normal Aging, and Interruptions in Function||p. 63|
|Impact of Normal Aging||p. 65|
|Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function||p. 65|
|Sensory Function||p. 101|
|Neuromusculoskeletal and Movement Function||p. 130|
|Mental Function||p. 177|
|Interruptions in Function||p. 193|
|Activities and Participation||p. 265|
|Work and Retirement||p. 311|
|Community Mobility||p. 332|
|Interactions and Relationships||p. 386|
|Sexuality in Late Adulthood||p. 409|
|Service Delivery||p. 427|
|Evaluation of Functional Performance||p. 429|
|Health Promotion and Wellness||p. 449|
|Community-based Services||p. 468|
|Home Health Care||p. 493|
|Long-Term Care||p. 544|
|Culture and Aging||p. 571|
|Products and Technology||p. 591|
|Elder Abuse||p. 609|
|The End of Life||p. 633|
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