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Gerontology For The Health Care Professional, Second Edition is a comprehensive, practical text covering the evolving field of gerontology, written for health care students and professionals . This text is clinically relevant while implementing theoretical treatment of the subject matter. Written by experts across many health professions, Gerontology For The Health Care Professional, Second Edition presents an up-to-date and realistic view on the aging process. With topics presented in an introductory fashion, this book covers all the important aspects of aging and instills an appreciation For The multidimensional aspects of aging for those who are working with and caring for elderly patients or clients. Each chapter includes objectives, chapter outlines, multiple-choice review questions and learning activities! Available Instructor Resources Include: PowerPoint Slides, Instructor's Manual and Discussion Questions. New To The Second Edition : Thoroughly updated content New information on sleep, aging, and functional performance later in life A new chapter on effective communication with older people Topics Covered Include: Demographic Trends of an Aging Society Social Aspects of Aging the Physiology and Pathology of Aging Staying Healthy in Late Life Cognition and Aging the Psychological Aspects of Aging (including quality of life, personality change, and behavioral change) Nutrition Throughout the Lifespan Drug Therapy and Polypharmacy in the Elderly Sexuality and Aging the Continuum of Care (including care giving) Financing Health Care For The Elderly Health Care Providers Working with the Elderly Future Concerns in an Aging Society