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Health Illness and Optimal Aging Third Edition

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Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging: Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives, Third Edition shows the continuity and advancements in our understanding of human life-span development... It offers a solid foundation for exploring the art and science of successful aging.- Robert M. Kaplan, Stanford University

Health Illness and Optimal Aging

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Uniquely bridging a gap in the gerontology literature between the biological and psychosocial aspects of aging, this interdisciplinary text provides key updates on an abundance of cutting-edge research; expands information on diversity issues in aging; and examines in great depth the physiology of aging, theories of biological aging, and methodological issues. Instructors will also welcome the availability of an Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slides. Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, and invigorated by the addition of new coauthors, the third edition integrates findings in biology, psychology, and the social sciences to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the aging process. Included is key information on age-related changes and disease-related processes, the demography of the aging population worldwide, theories of aging, and ways to promote optimal aging. From a psychosocial perspective, the book examines mental health, stress and coping, spirituality, and caregiving in later years. Also included is crucial information on longitudinal design and statistics as they relate to research on aging, promising new trends in gerontechnology and Green Houses, and information on health promotion programs. Real-life examples throughout the text help students to understand practical applications of the material. New to the Third Edition: Abundant new cutting-edge research on biological and psychosocial aspects of aging Expands information on diversity issues Updated theories of biological aging: microRNA, proteasomes, and gut microsomes Psychology of aging: How variability in responses to stress affects health and mortality Aging and public policy: How the recent recession has affected poverty rates resulting in increases in mortality among poor, middle-aged Whites Gerontechnology: The "Internet of things," assistive devices, and the potential of robots Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slides Key Features: Examines age-related changes, disease-related processes, theories of aging, and ways to promote optimal aging Encompasses mental health, stress and coping, spirituality, and caregiving in later years Provides information on aging-related longitudinal design and statistics Covers promising new trends such as gerontechnology and Green Houses

Health Illness and Optimal Aging Second Edition

Author : Carolyn Aldwin, Ph.D.
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Health Illness and Optimal Aging

Author : Carolyn M. Aldwin
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In Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging: Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives, Carolyn M. Aldwin and Diane F. Gilmer undertake the challenging task of assembling an objective and holistic picture of human aging. The authors provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the physical aspects of aging, including age-related changes and disease-related processes, the demography of the aging population, theories of aging, and the promotion of optimal aging. In addition, the book covers the psychosocial aspects of aging, including mental health, stress and coping, spirituality, and care giving in later years. Health, Illness and Optimal Aging is recommended for researchers seeking an overview of health psychology and aging, as well as undergraduate and graduate students taking classes in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. This text is also valuable for practitioners working with the elderly in fields such as nursing, social work, occupational and physical therapy, day-care and nursing home administration, psychology, and rehabilitation.

Healthy Aging

Author : Patrick P. Coll
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This book weaves all of these factors together to engage in and promote medical, biomedical and psychosocial interventions, including lifestyle changes, for healthier aging outcomes. The text begins with an introduction to age-related changes that increase in disease and disability commonly associated with old age. Written by experts in healthy aging, the text approaches the principles of disease and disability prevention via specific health issues. Each chapter highlights the challenge of not just increasing life expectancy but also deceasing disease burden and disability in old age. The text then shifts into the whole-person implications for clinicians working with older patients, including the social and cultural considerations that are necessary for improved outcomes as Baby Boomers age and healthcare systems worldwide adjust. Healthy Aging is an important resource for those working with older patients, including geriatricians, family medicine physicians, nurses, gerontologists, students, public health administrators, and all other medical professionals.

Healthy Aging For Dummies

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Look to this book for advice, techniques, and strategies to help people stay vigorous and healthy as they grow older. People are becoming increasingly knowledgeable about managing their health as they age. Healthy Aging For Dummies explains how people can embark on a healthy lifestyle that will enable them to feel young, both mentally and physically, even as they’re getting older. It covers tips and advice on choosing the ideal physician; starting an exercise program; learning to meditate; taking the right vitamins and herbs; dealing with or preventing heart disease, cancer, and dementia; replacing negative thinking with positive thinking; and building memory and learning skills.

Healthy Aging

Author : Ping-Chung Leung
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Recent advances in modern medicine have contributed to a longer lifespan for human beings. However, this does not directly translate to healthy living. Modern medicine's major success lies in specifically targeting orientated pathologies. It, however, does not promise healthy longevity. Healthy longevity requires an absence of life-threatening diseases and maintenance of good quality of life. Oriental medicine emphasizes on the promotion of physiological balance and internal harmony, which are integral for longevity in life. This book defines aging, approaching from the perspective of the frontier bioscientist as well as that of the traditional practitioner. On the international front, Oriental practices are extensively recommended, including herbal supplements and specific training exercises. This book, compiled with the aim of offering solutions to healthy aging, provides an excellent reference for both the elderly and their carers.

The Nurse s Role in Promoting Optimal Health of Older Adults

Author : Jean W Lange
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Awarded a 2012 AJN Book of the Year Award! Why focus on the negative aspects of growing old while most older adults are leading positive, fulfilling, and active lives even while dealing with the changes associated with aging and chronic illnesses? Promote healthy aging; learn what it means to age successfully; and develop the tools and resources that can optimize well-being during the later years in life with the guidance you'll find inside. The author, a nationally recognized expert in the field of gerontology addresses the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of older adults based on a holistic, mid-range nursing theory of successful aging. Contributions from healthcare professionals in exercise physiology, nutrition, pharmacy and elder law help you understand how these disciplines work together to benefit patients.

Communication and Swallowing Changes in Healthy Aging Adults

Author : Angela N. Burda
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Communication and Swallow Changes in Healthy Aging Adults compiles and presents the available research on healthy aging adults performance and abilities in the following areas: auditory comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking, writing, voice and motor speech abilities, cognition, and swallowing. This text also presents principles from the World Health Organization s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and its applications to aging adults. One of the first texts to cover these principles, this book will address the need for a comprehensive view of communication and swallow issues in aging for students of speech-language pathology. Speech-language pathologist students will learn how to fully compare what would be considered normal for their elderly patients rather than overestimating or underestimating what aging adults are capable of doing. Knowing what would be considered within the spectrum of normal, will help speech-language pathologists to address therapy as effectively as possible. Having this information at hand is particularly important as the nation s population is aging at a rapid rate and there is a need for evidence-based practice in speech-language pathology. Written in an easy to follow format, Communication and Swallow Changes in Healthy Aging Adults includes original research data, discussion questions and a list of Quick Facts at the end of each chapter to summarize key points. This text will serve as a useful resource as students see elderly clients in on-campus speech and hearing clinics and when they intern at hospitals and long-term care facilities. Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Slides and an Image Bank Testimonial: Communication and Swallowing Changes in Healthy Aging Adults is a handy text, portable, and logically organized. The information is easy to follow complimented by information presented in tables/charts. This text would be helpful to a practicing therapist when making a differential diagnosis between a normal vs. atypical aging process. Communication and Swallowing Changes in Healthy Aging Adults would be an appropriate text for courses in Communications Disorders Departments for graduate students in a neuro course or a neurogenic communication disorders course, and in lifespan development courses as in the field of Psychology and Gerontology. Susan Durnford, M.S., CCC-SLP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, Ithaca College"

Ebersole and Hess Gerontological Nursing Healthy Aging E Book

Author : Theris A. Touhy
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Discover a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care. Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging, 5th Edition is the only gerontological nursing text on the market that focuses on this thoughtful, organic method of care. Designed to facilitate healthy aging regardless of the situation or disease process, this text goes beyond simply tracking recommended treatments to addressing complications, alleviating discomfort, and helping older adults lead healthy lives. Featuring an updated four-color design, additional information on long-term care, evidence-based practice boxes, safety alerts, expanded tables, and careful attention to age, gender, and cultural differences, Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the most complete text on the market. Focus on health and wellness helps you gain an understanding of the patient’s experience. Safety Alerts highlight safe practices and quality of care QSEN competencies. Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences helps you to understand these important considerations in caring for older adults. AACN and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing core competencies integrated throughout. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize research findings that confirm effective practices or identify practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects. Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter equip you with the information that you need to assess the patient. Healthy People 2020 boxes integrate information about healthy aging. Expanded tables, boxes, and forms, including the latest scales and guidelines for proper health assessment make information easy to find and use. NEW! New four-color design provides a higher-level of detail and readability to caregiving procedures. NEW! New chapter on Caregiving includes expanded coverage of abuse and neglect. NEW! Expanded content about Long-Term and Transitional Care added to chapter six. NEW! Expanded Safety coverage spans two separate chapters. NEW! Expanded Nutrition and Hydration content divided into two separate chapters.

A Man s Guide to Healthy Aging

Author : Edward H. Thompson Jr.
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Provides a comprehensive guide to the effects of aging for men, and provides guidance on life-managing techniques, mind and body well being, bodily health, and living with others.

Ebersole and Hess Gerontological Nursing Healthy Aging4

Author : Theris A. Touhy
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Ebersole & Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the only gerontological nursing text that follows a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care. Designed to facilitate healthy aging regardless of the situation or disease process, this text goes beyond simply tracking recommended treatments to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and help older adults lead healthy lives. Featuring evidence-based practice boxes, safety alerts, expanded tables, and careful attention to age, gender, and cultural differences, Ebersole & Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the most complete text on the market. Focus on health and wellness helps you gain an understanding of the patient's experience. AACN and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing core competencies integrated throughout. Consistent chapter organization and pedagogy, including Learning Objectives, Glossary, and Research and Study Questions/Activities. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize research findings that confirm effective practices or identify practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects. Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences helps you understand these important considerations in caring for older adults Expanded tables, boxes, and forms, including the latest scales and guidelines for proper health assessment make information easy to find and use. Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter equip you with the information you need to assess the patient. UPDATED! Healthy People 2020 boxes integrate information about healthy aging. NEW! Safety Alerts highlight safe practices and quality of care QSEN competencies. NEW! Chapter on Neurologic Compromise expands content on stroke and Parkinson's disease.

Aging in European Societies

Author : Constantinos Phellas
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Between longer life expectancies and declining birth rates, Europe’s elder population is growing into a sizable minority with considerable impact on nations, health systems, and economies—in other words, global implications as well as local and regional ones. Those investing in the health of older adults need a double perspective: the social and clinical complexity of aging and the larger forces shaping these experiences. Aging in European Societies examines aging trends across the continent, analyzing individual and collective variables that affect the lives of older adults, and drawing salient comparisons with other parts of the world. An interdisciplinary panel of experts provides theory, research, and empirical findings (with examples from the UK, Cyprus, Sweden, and others) in key areas such as family and social supports, physical and cognitive changes, dependence and autonomy issues, and living arrangements. The book’s wide-net approach offers insights into not only aging, but aging well. And of particular importance, it details approaches to defining and measuring the elusive but crucial concept, quality of life. Included in the coverage: The potential for technology to improve elders’ quality of life. Dementia and quality of life issues. Changes in functional ability with aging and over time. Family networks and supports in older age. Factors influencing inequalities in quality of life. Late-life learning in the E.U. Gerontologists, sociologists, health and cross-cultural psychologists, and public health policymakers will welcome Aging in European Societies as a springboard toward continued discussion, new directions for research, and improvements in policy and practice.

Ebersole and Hess Gerontological Nursing Healthy Aging E Book

Author : Theris A. Touhy
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Gain the nursing skills you need to provide wellness-based care for older adults! Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging, 6th Edition uses a holistic approach to describe compassionate care along a continuum of wellness. Designed to promote healthy aging regardless of the patient’s situation or disorder, this text provides best-practice guidelines in covering physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cognitive health. New to this edition are Next Generation NCLEX®-style case studies, updates on measuring clinical judgment, expanded coverage of core competencies, and more. Written by gerontological nursing experts Theris Touhy and Kathleen Jett, this concise text provides a solid foundation in every aspect of healthy aging. Focus on health and wellness provides the evidence-based information and strategies needed to promote healthy aging. Key concepts, learning activities, and discussion questions in every chapter emphasize the information needed to enhance care. Recommended competencies from the AACN and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing are integrated throughout. Discussion of disease processes is placed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and responsibilities. Easy-to-use information on nursing techniques and communication appears with the associated disorders, symptoms, and situations. Tips for Best Practice and Resources for Best Practice boxes provide insight into proven methods of nursing care. Discussions of nursing and interprofessional actions help students learn to enhance wellness, maintain optimal function, and prevent unnecessary disability. Coverage of age, cultural, racial, and gender differences highlights these important considerations in caring for older adults. NEW! Updates reflect the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Model. NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN)-style case studies provide optimal preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX Examination. NEW! Specialized information addresses the unique needs of older adults such as atypical disease presentation, geriatric syndromes, neurocognitive disorders, quality of life with chronic illness, legal and ethical issues, and mental health challenges such as depression and substance abuse. NEW! Coverage of competencies of expanding nursing roles in the care of older adults addresses the continuum of care. NEW! Gerontological expertise is incorporated into nursing actions and complements other nursing texts (including med-surg, community health, mental health, and assessment books) used in programs without a freestanding gerontological nursing course. NEW! Expanded content includes information on COPD guidelines, medication use and misuse, Alzheimer’s Disease, wound care guidelines, diagnosis and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing, joint replacement, caregiver strain, hospice and transitional care, and more.

Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging

Author : Albert W. Taylor
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Aims to blend the science of exercise physiology with the ageing process. This book outlines the theories on ageing, the ageing, process, the structural and functional changes that characterise advancing age and the exercise programming concerns for the aged, as well as the benefits of exercise and physical activity.

Toward Healthy Aging

Author : Priscilla Ebersole
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TOWARD HEALTHY AGING is based on Maslow's conceptual framework of human needs from the basic to the transcendental. With a focus on wellness and healthy aging, this fifth edition emphasizes the individuality of the aged and the humanistic and spiritual potential for further development in late life. Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support and responsibilities. The text is organized from the basic to the complex in terms of understanding the aged and their needs. Extensive current references, nursing care plans, case studies, student activities, research questions, resources, and appendixes are included in each chapter. * Focuses on health and wellness to establish a positive perspective to aging. * Discusses disease processes in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support and responsibilities to help the reader gain an understanding of their client's experience. * Integrates considerations for age, cultural, and gender differences throughout to help the nurse understand these important aspects of caring for older adults. * Provides a consistent chapter organization including objectives, nursing care plans, research questions, and study questions/activities to make information easy to find and use. * Includes case studies at end of every chapter to expand student knowledge and understanding. * Features a separate chapter on laboratory values including comparisons and implications for the aged. * Integrates federal guidelines for Healthy People 2000 that reflect current practice about healthy aging considerations. * Includes appendices and resource lists to assist the student in further exploration of material.

Dietary Patterns and Whole Plant Foods in Aging and Disease

Author : Mark L. Dreher
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This text provides a comprehensive review of the latest research on the effects of dietary patterns and whole plant foods on general health, aging, and cardiometabolic disease risk from major prospective cohort studies and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and their meta-analyses. The book extensively assesses, the effects of lifestyle, dietary patterns, and specific whole plant foods on the quality of aging; the impact of fiber-rich foods on colonic microbiotia and weight regulation, the effects of which influence the quality of aging; the effects of fiber-rich diets on the aging gastrointestinal tract; and the role of dietary patterns and specific whole plant foods on coronary heart disease, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Figures are extensively used to highlight findings and tables summarizing food composition dietary patterns and whole plant foods. Tables summarizing meta-analyses and representative cohort studies and RCTs provide state-of-the-art coverage of the important effect of dietary patterns and whole plant foods on aging and cardiometabolic diseases. Dietary Patterns and Whole Plant Foods in Aging and Disease will serve as a very useful, state -of -the-art resource for dietitians, physicians, nurses, food industry scientists, researchers, naturopathic doctors, educators and their students interested in the role of dietary patterns and specific whole plant foods on aging and disease. The probability of healthy aging and disease prevention is significantly improved by 70% when individuals and populations follow a healthy lifestyle. Healthy lifestyle choices include adhering to a healthy dietary pattern, increasing physical activity most days of the week, achieving and maintaining lean body weight and waist size, and the cessation of smoking. It is estimated that 90% or more of those in westernized populations are on track for unhealthy aging and increased cardiometabolic disease risk, especially with the obesity pandemic associated with relatively poor diet quality and sedentary lifestyles. Healthy dietary patterns significantly lower risk of all-cause mortality and chronic disease incidence compared to Western dietary patterns. Since healthy whole and minimally processed plant foods vary widely in their nutrient and phytochemical compositions, their overall benefit in aging and disease may vary depending on the specific whole plant foods consumed.

Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging

Author : Ronald Ross Watson
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Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging aims to equip anyone studying geriatric nutrition or working with aging adults with the latest scientific reviews of critical topics. The major objective of this book is to review, in detail, the health problems of the aged and how normal food, lifestyle, or nutritional and dietary supplements can help treat them. Nutrient requirements for optimum health and function of aging physiological systems are often quite distinct from those required for young people. The special nutrition problems of the aged are intensively researched and tested, especially as the elderly become a larger percentage of the population. Many chronic diseases and cancers are found with higher frequency in the aged, and it is also widely known that many elderly people use foods and nutrients well above the recommended daily allowance, which can be detrimental to optimal health. Explains the evidence supporting nutritional interventions relevant to age-related diseases Reviews the macro- and micro-nutrient requirements of aging adults and their variables Describes how alcohol, drugs, and caffeine can impact deficiencies, also exploring functional food and dietary supplements that can be used for prevention and treatment

Successful Aging

Author : Mike Parson
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The substantial increases in life expectancy at birth achieved over the previous century, combined with medical advances, escalating health and social care costs, and higher expectations for older age, have led to international interest in how to promote a healthier old age and how to age "successfully." Changing patterns of illness in old age, with morbidity being compressed into fewer years and effective interventions to reduce disability and health risks in later life, make the goal of ageing successfully more realistic. Most health care provided in the developed world goes to those aged 65 years or above. The medical model is so dominant that few health professionals are aware of psychosocial ageing. The result is a focus on the burden of old age, the decline and failure of the body. This negative perspective inevitably dominates consultations between doctors and patients. However, there is ample evidence that many elderly people regard themselves as happy and well, even in the presence of disease or disability.

Ebersole Hess Toward Healthy Aging

Author : Theris A. Touhy
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