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Living Well Taking Care of Yourself in the Middle and Later Years, 4th Edition

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ISBN-10: 0738209554

ISBN-13: 9780738209555

Edition: 4th 2004

Authors: James F. Fries

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List price: $18.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

To the Reader
Preface
How to Use This Book
Acknowledgments
Vitality and Aging
Aging Versus Vitality
The Bad News: You Can't Live Forever
Better News: You Will Probably Live Longer Than You Think
The Best News: You Can Stay Vital
Principal Principles
Avoiding Fatal Illnesses
Prevention of Specific Diseases
Atherosclerosis
Cancer
Emphysema (COPD)
Cirrhosis
Diabetes
Trauma
The Limits of Prevention
Avoiding Nonfatal Diseases
Osteoarthritis
Back Problems
Hernias
Hemorrhoids
Varicose Veins
Thrombophlebitis
Gallbladder Disease
Ulcers
Bladder Infections
Dental Problems
Prevention of Surgery
Avoiding Some of the Problems of Aging
Osteoporosis
Falls and Fractures
Medication Side Effects
Cataracts
Corneal Opacification
Hearing Loss
Memory Loss
Dependence
Using Your Master Plan for a Better Life
Reject the Stereotype
Facing the Stereotype
Senior Pride
The Psychology of Healthy Aging: Choices, Coping, Optimization, and Growth
Avoid Learned Helplessness
Develop Self-efficacy
Choose the Right Coping Strategies
Optimize Selectively and Compensate
Use the Life Cycle to Your Advantage
Growth
The Essential Strategies for Living Well
Five Keys to a Healthy Senior Lifestyle
Exercise
Diet and Nutrition
Smoking
Alcohol
Obesity
Other Health Habits
The Doctor
Choosing the Right Doctor
Negotiating a Plan
The Checkup
Medications
Your Defense Mechanisms
The Declining Dose Requirement--A Central Principle
Multiple Problems and Multiple Medications
Cutting Back
Vitamins and Minerals
A Word on Water
The Bottom Line
The Healthy Head
Jogging the Memory
Exercising the Mind
Fighting Depression
Wisdom
Senior Sexuality
Changes with Age
The Woman
The Man
The Situation
The Healthy Home
Ease and Routine: The Yearly Inventory
Protection Against Injury: The Safety Inventory
Retirement
Options
Finances
Completing the Plan: Advance Directives
The Living Will
The Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
The Durable Power of Attorney for Financial/Asset Management
The Last Will and Testament
The Easy Way Out
Completing the Plan
Surviving Chronic Illness with Style: Secondary Prevention
Compensation, not Coping
Arthritis
Osteoporosis
High Blood Pressure
Diabetes
Congestive Heart Failure (Heart Failure, CHF)
Emphysema (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD)
Alzheimer's Disease
Succeeding with Chronic Illness
Walking
Climbing Stairs
Sleeping
Data
Some Surprising Statistics
For Further Reading
Index