9780078028496

Health in the Later Years

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078028496

  • ISBN10:

    0078028493

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/23/2012
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

Health in the Later Yearsis designed for college students, both undergraduate and undergraduate, in diverse fields of study, particularly those planning a career in health and human services. The text provides a comprehensive, scientific approach to health related topics affecting elders and those who care for them. Included are chapters that address the major influences on the health of older persons: demography, chronic and acute illnesses, mental health and disorders, medication use, physical activity and nutrition, sexuality, health promotion, medical and long term care, and death and dying, among others. The text takes a "whole person" approach to health including ample attention to cultural differences, psycho-social, economic, and cohort differences.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Study of Health and Aging

1: Our Nation’s Elders: The Facts

2: Biologic Aging Theories and Longevity

3: Changes in the Body with Age

4: Chronic Illnesses: The Top Five Killers

5: Other Chronic Diseases and Conditions

6: Acute Illnesses and Accidents

7: Mental Health and Mental Disorders

8: Medication Use

9: Physical Activity

10: Nutrition

11: Sexuality

12: Prevention and Health Promotion

13: Medical Care

14: Long-Term Care

15: Dying, Death, and Grief

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