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Physical Change and Aging A Guide for the Helping Professions

ISBN-10: 082610441X
ISBN-13: 9780826104410
Edition: 5th 2009
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Description: This book serves as an authoritative textbook and guide to the physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process, with special emphasis on the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older  More...

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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

This book serves as an authoritative textbook and guide to the physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process, with special emphasis on the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults. This fifth edition presents the newly available research findings that differentiate "normal" aging from actual pathology.

Preface
Perspectives on Aging
Basic Concepts in Physical Aging
Patterns of Disease
Theories of Aging
Stochastic Theories
Nonstochastic Theories
Psychosocial Theories of Aging
The Skin, Hair, and Nails
Psychosocial Implications
Components of the Skin
Functions of the Skin
The Hair
The Nails
Age-Related Changes in the Skin
Age-Related Changes in the Hair
Age-Related Changes in the Nails
Age-Related Disorders of the Skin
Prevention of Skin Cancer
Tips for Maintaining Health Skin
The Musculoskeletal System
The Skeletal System
Age-Related Changes in the Skeletal System
Age-Related Skeletal System Disorders
The Muscles
Specific Age-Related Disorders in Muscles
The Nervous System
The Central Nervous System
The Peripheral Nervous System
Age-Related Changes in the Nervous System
Age-Related Nervous System Disorders
Learning and Memory
Dementia and Delirium
Delirium
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
Dementia
Primary Dementias
Secondary Dementias
The Sensory Systems
Vision
Age-Related Changes in Vision
Age-Related Disorders of the Visual System
Audition (Hearing)
Age-Related Changes in Hearing
Age-Related Disorders of Hearing
Vestibular System
Age-Related Changes in the Vestibular System
Age-Related Disorders of the Vestibular System
Taste (Gustation)
Age-Related Changes in Taste
Smell (Olfaction)
Age-Related Changes in Smell
Age-Related Disorders in Taste and Smell
Skin (Cutaneous) Senses
Age-Related Changes in the Skin Senses
The Importance of Sensory Changes in Aging
The Cardiovascular System
Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
Age-Related Cardiovascular Changes
Age-Related Disorders of the Cardiovascular System
Vascular Disorders
The Respiratory System
The Structure of the Respiratory System
Functions of the Respiratory System
Age-Related Changes in the Respiratory System
Age-Related Disorders of the Respiratory System
Prevention of Respiratory Disease
The Gastrointestinal System
Components and Functions of the Gastrointestinal System
Age-Related Changes in the Gastrointestinal System
Age-Related Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System
The Urinary System
Structure of the Kidneys
Functions of the Urinary System
Age-Related Changes in die Urinary System
Age-Related Disorders of the Urinary System
The Reproductive System
Components and Functions of the Female Reproductive System
Age-Related Changes in the Female Reproductive System
Age-Related Disorders of the Female Reproductive System
Components and Functions of the Male Reproductive System
Age-Related Changes in the Male Reproductive System
Age-Related Disorders of the Male Reproductive System
Sexuality
The Endocrine System
Structure of the Endocrine System
Age-Related Changes and Disorders of the Endocrine System
The Immune System
Structure of the Immune System
Age-Related Changes in the Immune System
Age-Related Disorders of the Immune System
Aging with Lifelong Disabilities
Congenital Versus Acquired Disability
The Complexity of Aging with Disabilities
Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
Special Topics
Alcoholism
Aging Changes and Alcohol
Falls
Foot Care
Pain
Health Promotion and Exercise
Health Promotion
Disease Prevention
Strategies for Change
Barriers to Health Promotion
Exercise
Age-Related Changes Modified by Exercise
Exercise Programs
General Recommendations for Exercise Programs for Older Adults
Complementary and Alternative Therapies
History
Some Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Nutrition
Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Nutrition
Physiological Aspects of Nutrition
Water and Body Fluids
Protein
Carbohydrates and Fiber
Fats
Vitamins and Minerals (Micronutrients)
Water Soluble Vitamins
Fat Soluble Vitamins
Minerals
Malnutrition
Undernutrition
Overnutrition
Failure to Thrive
Food Labels
Older Adults and Institutional Diets
Basic Food Groups
The Food Guide Pyramid
Nutritional Recommendations for Older Adults
Education
Supplemental Nutrition
Community-Based Nutrition Programs for Older Adults
Medications and the Elderly
Cultural Responses to Drugs
Older Adults' Responses to Drugs
Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs
Generic Drugs
Adverse Drug Reactions
Drug Therapy
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Attitudes Toward "Pill Popping"
Prevention of Drug Accidents
Teaching Older Adults
Factors Influencing Learning in Older Adults and Useful Approaches for Enhancing Learning
Summary of Teaching Approaches
Caregiving
What Do Caregivers Do?
Who Becomes a Caregiver?
Caregiving Diversity
Influence of Caregiving on Physical, Psychological, Social, and Financial Well-Being
Benefits of Caregiving
How Health Care Professionals Can Support Caregivers
Death and Grief in the Later Years
Dying and Death
Hospice Care
Palliative Care
Therapeutic Approaches with Dying Persons and Significant Others
Bereavement, Grief, and Mourning
Death and Loss in the Later Years
Physician-Assisted Suicide
Advanced Directives
Therapeutic Approaches with the Bereaved
Practical Hints for the Safety of Older Adults
Resources
Glossary
Index

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