9780072836516

Health in the Later Years with Powerweb : Aging

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072836516

  • ISBN10:

    0072836512

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/18/2002
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Health in the Later Years prepares students to meet the needs of an aging population as both participants of an aging society and in their careers as health professionals. The text provides a broad overview of health and aging, addressing concerns of those working with elders, and covering psychological, sociological, biological, and political factors affecting older populations.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Our Nation's Elders: Myths and Facts

2. Biological Aging Theories and Longevity

3. The Body and Its Age Changes

4. Physical Activity

5. Nutrition

6. Sexuality

7. Mental Health and Illness

8. Chronic Illness

9. Acute Illnesses and Accidents

10. Medication Use

11 Prevention and Health Promotion

12. Medical Care

13. Long-Term Care

14. Death, Dying, and Bereavement

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