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Functional Performance in Older Adults



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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

Introductionp. 1
Growing Old in Today's Worldp. 3
Theories of Aging: A Multidisciplinary Review for Occupational and Physical Therapistsp. 28
Meaningful Occupation in Later Lifep. 45
Impact of Normal Aging, and Interruptions in Functionp. 63
Impact of Normal Agingp. 65
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Functionp. 65
Sensory Functionp. 101
Neuromusculoskeletal and Movement Functionp. 130
Mental Functionp. 177
Interruptions in Functionp. 193
Fallsp. 193
Dementiap. 215
Depressionp. 249
Activities and Participationp. 265
Self-Carep. 267
Leisurep. 290
Work and Retirementp. 311
Community Mobilityp. 332
Interactions and Relationshipsp. 386
Sexuality in Late Adulthoodp. 409
Service Deliveryp. 427
Evaluation of Functional Performancep. 429
Health Promotion and Wellnessp. 449
Community-based Servicesp. 468
Home Health Carep. 493
Rehabilitationp. 513
Long-Term Carep. 544
Context 569
Culture and Agingp. 571
Products and Technologyp. 591
Elder Abusep. 609
The End of Lifep. 633
Glossaryp. 656
Indexp. 663
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