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Physical Change and Aging: A Guide for the Helping Professions, Fifth Edition

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This book] has been honed into an elegant compendium. This outstanding work should be widely read — it is perhaps the best example of an integrative approach to gerontology. Score: 94, 4 stars

--Doody's

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.

The authors provide a thoroughly updated and expanded review of important topics in aging, including death and grieving, complementary and alternative therapies, nutrition, exercise, and much more. The book also demonstrates how the elderly population can gain greater personal control over aging through lifestyle modifications and preventive health strategies.

Key topics introduced and discussed: Psychosocial theories of aging Changes and disorders in the skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems Dementia, delirium, and mild cognitive impairment Aging in persons with lifelong disabilities

This volume serves as a comprehensive textbook for students studying to become health care professionals, and is also a fundamental resource for gerontologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, clergy, and counselors.

Synopsis:

This book focuses primarily on physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process, and also considers the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults. Presented in a detailed, accurate, and readable format, the fifth edition is geared towards older adults as well as their caretakers. The authors use newly available research to delineate normal aging from pathology. This new data present a more optimistic view of the aging process, indicating much greater personal control over aging through lifestyle modifications and preventative health strategies than previously recognized. With tips on how to use these strategies to create beneficial health behaviors, this volume is essential for practitioners in the helping professions, including gerontologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, clergy, and counselors.

Key Features:

Resources for older adults and those who work with them. Practical hints for improving safety Selected bibliography List of common medical abbreviations Glossary of medical terms

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ISBN:
9780826104410
Author:
Saxon, Sue V., Phd
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Author:
Perkins, Elizabeth A.
Author:
Etten, Mary Jean
Author:
Saxon, Sue V.
Author:
Saxon, Sue V., PhD
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
Nursing - Gerontology
Subject:
Geriatrics
Subject:
Aging -- Physiological aspects.
Subject:
Sociology-Aging
Edition Description:
New
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.90x6.00x1.10 in. 1.45 lbs.

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Product details 496 pages Springer Publishing Company - English 9780826104410 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book focuses primarily on physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process, and also considers the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults. Presented in a detailed, accurate, and readable format, the fifth edition is geared towards older adults as well as their caretakers. The authors use newly available research to delineate normal aging from pathology. This new data present a more optimistic view of the aging process, indicating much greater personal control over aging through lifestyle modifications and preventative health strategies than previously recognized. With tips on how to use these strategies to create beneficial health behaviors, this volume is essential for practitioners in the helping professions, including gerontologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, clergy, and counselors.

Key Features:

Resources for older adults and those who work with them. Practical hints for improving safety Selected bibliography List of common medical abbreviations Glossary of medical terms

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