Health in the Later Years

ISBN-10: 0697294455
ISBN-13: 9780697294456
Edition: 4th 2008
List price: $159.33
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Description: Health in the Later Years is geared to help people make better-informed health choices to increase the quality of their later life. Further, knowledge of health and aging assists individuals to better manage the aging process of their family  More...

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Book details

List price: $159.33
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 2/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

Health in the Later Years is geared to help people make better-informed health choices to increase the quality of their later life. Further, knowledge of health and aging assists individuals to better manage the aging process of their family members. Finally, the study of aging and health enhances professional opportunities in the field of gerontology. The text provides a comprehensive overview of the most important topics in health and aging. The latest edition of the textbook is completely revised to assure all information is up-to-date and accurate and well-referenced. This edition provides extensive and reputable web-associated resources to supplement the written material in the text, reflecting the needs of adult learners and allowing for more in-depth study of many topics. Interactive exercises, such as " What is your Opinion" and end-of-chapter activities have been expanded to provide teachers and students an opportunity to expand their classroom reading into real-life experiences.

Introduction: The Study of Health and Aging
Our Nation’s Elders: The Facts
Biologic Aging Theories and Longevity
The Body and Its Age Changes
Chronic Illnesses: The Major Killers
Other Chronic Diseases and Conditions
Acute Illness and Accidents
Mental Health and Mental Disorders
Medication Use
Physical Activity
Nutrition
Sexuality
Prevention and Health Promotion
Medical Care
Long-Term Care
Dying, Death, and Grief

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