Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging

ISBN-10: 0826193463
ISBN-13: 9780826193469
Edition: 2nd 2013
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Book details

List price: $90.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Springer
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Spanning the biological and psychosocial aspects of aging, this upper-level undergraduate and graduate text integrates current findings in biology, psychology, and the social sciences to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the aging process.

Foreword
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction and Basic Concepts in Aging
Basic Definitions
Organization of the Book
Demographic, Theoretical, and Methodological Issues
Demography of Aging
Aging in the World
Demographic Factors and Rate of Aging
Summary
Theories of Aging
Biological Theories of Aging
Psychosocial Theories of Aging
Summary
Understanding Change in Aging Research
Research Designs
Basic Statistical Terms
Summary of Common Statistical Techniques
Age-Related Designs
Statistics for Assessing Change
Statistics That Predict Change
Special Design Issues in Health and Aging Research
Summary
Aging of Biological Systems
Aging of the Skin and Musculoskeletal System
Skin
Musculoskeletal System
Summary
Aging of the Internal Organ Systems
Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System
Gastrointestinal System
Renal/Urinary System
Summary
Aging of the Sensory and Nervous Systems
Sensory System
Nervous System
Aging of the Endocrine and Immune Systems
Endocrine System
Immune System
Summary
Functional Health, Health Promotion, and Quality of Life
Functional Health
Health Promotion in Older Adults
Quality of Life
Summary
Psychosocial Factors Affecting Physical Health
The Interface Between Physical and Mental Health
Personality Processes and Disease
Differentiating Between Mental and Physical Health Problems in Late Life
Summary
Stress, Coping, and Health
Stress
Coping With Stress
Summary
Social Support, Health, and Aging
Characteristics of Social Support Networks
Social Support, Morbidity, and Mortality
Caregiving
Summary
Practical and Clinical Aspects of Aging
Aging in the Sociostructural Context
Adaptation to Retirement
Economics in Late Life
Health Care Economics in Late Life
Living Arrangements
Environmental Competence
Summary
What Is Optimal Aging?
Models of Optimal Aging
Wisdom and Optimal Aging
Religiousness, Spirituality, and Optimal Aging
Ars Moriendi-The Art of Dying
Summary
References
Index

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