Gerontology, 4th Edition Perspectives and Issues

ISBN-10: 0826109659

ISBN-13: 9780826109651

Edition: 4th 2013

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Book details

List price: $75.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Springer
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Gerontological Imagination
Elements of a Gerontological Imagination
A Fluid Imagination
Physical Aspects of Aging
The Biology of Successful Aging: Watchful Progress at Biogerontology's Known-Unknown Interface
Lessons From Evolutionary Biology
Lessons From the Cell Culture Laboratory
Determinants of Life Span: Genes, Environment, and Chance
Hormones and Aging: Almost Nothing Is Raging
Caloric Restriction: Impractical Intervention, Invaluable Research Tool
Rusting Out: The Oxidative Stress Hypothesis
Lessons From the Oldest-Old
Applying a Life Course Perspective to Biogerontological Discovery
The Frontier of Biogerontological Discovery: Critical Knowledge Gaps, Far-Reaching Opportunities
Perspectives on Cognitive Aging
Cognitive Aging in Context
Methods for Understanding Cognitive Aging
Cognitive Deficits in Old Age
Explaining Cognitive Aging
Age-Related Changes in the Brain
Cognitive Training in Old Age 6l
Communication Disorders and Aging
Age-Related Conditions That Contribute to Communication Disorders
Stroke and Focal Brain Damage
Age-Related Communication Problems
Accommodating Age-Related Changes in Communication
Exercise, Nutrition, and Aging
Sarcopenia
Exercise and Older Adults
Benefits of Exercise Training
Practical Considerations for Exercise Among Older Adults
Age-Related Dietary Implications
Social Aspects of Aging
Social and Emotional Development in Adulthood
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Social and Emotional Aging
Understanding Social Ties in Late Life
Emotional Development in Adulthood
Future Research on Socioemotional Aging
Age Structures, Aging, and the Life Course
Life Course Perspectives: Core Principles
Milestones in Life Course Sociology
Key Contributions of Life Course Research
Calculating the Payoff of Life Course Research
Retirement and Financial Security: Two Economists Think Out Loud
Sources for the Latest Research on the Economics of Aging
Basic Economics and Finance of Saving for Retirement
An Economic Model of Choices Made Over the Life Course
The Role of the Public Sector
Public Versus Private Responsibility
Demographic Perspectives on Aging
Population Aging Worldwide
Demographic Characteristics of the Older Adult Population in the United States
Contributions of Demography to Gerontology
Cross-Cultural and Global Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course
Anthropology and the Study of Aging
Globalization and Aging
Cultural Perceptions of Aging
Aging in Its Cultural Context
Public Policy and Service Provision
Politics and Policy in the laves of Older Americans
Policies Addressing the Needs of Older Americans
Transforming Needs Into Interests
Aging Interests in a New Political Environment
The Role of Public Policy in Meeting the Needs of Diverse Aging Populations
Income Programs
Health Programs
Discussion
Gerontological Social Work: Meeting the Needs of Elders and Their Families
Social Work Perspectives on Aging
Levels of Practice
Training Gerontological Social Workers
Social Work Competencies
Geriatric Medicine and Gerontological Nursing
Geriatric Medicine
Gerontological Nursing
The Geriatric Syndromes: Managing Complexity in Older Adults
Geriatric Assessment
Geriatric Research
Legal Gerontology: How a Legal Perspective Can Contribute to the Gerontological Imagination
Overview of Laws Affecting Older Adults
The Importance of Understanding Laws and Legal Systems
Name Index
Subject Index
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