HEALTHY AGING

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In Healthy Aging: Challenges and Solutions, the nation's leading exper ts, researchers, analysts, and educators present their frustrations, f indings, insights, and recommendations on what current research reveal s about the promise of healthy aging, how we are unprepared for the lo ng-term chronic needs of an aging population, and why we need to rethi nk how the nation spends health care dollars. Edited by Dr. Ken Dychtw ald, one of the nation's foremost visionaries and leading authorities on the aging of ...

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Overview

In Healthy Aging: Challenges and Solutions, the nation's leading exper ts, researchers, analysts, and educators present their frustrations, f indings, insights, and recommendations on what current research reveal s about the promise of healthy aging, how we are unprepared for the lo ng-term chronic needs of an aging population, and why we need to rethi nk how the nation spends health care dollars. Edited by Dr. Ken Dychtw ald, one of the nation's foremost visionaries and leading authorities on the aging of America, this anthology will open your eyes to our nat ion's lack of readiness to meet the staggering health care needs of an aging society, and what must be done to head off the fast-approaching health care logjam.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book describes contemporary geriatrics and the future of healthcare for older persons, including prevention strategies.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe what is known about caring for older persons from an epidemiologic perspective as well as from an organizational perspective in providing healthcare, and strategies for preventing illness and maintaining function.
Audience: The audience includes geriatricians, geriatric nurses, healthcare administrators, legislators, and the public.
Features: The quality of the contributing authors and the organization of this book are its greatest strengths.
Assessment: The description of the challenges of contemporary geriatrics and the organization of healthcare for older persons is first rate. The subsequent discussion of preventive strategies has a somewhat simplistic view of the world that limits the effectiveness of the conclusions. Overall, this is a very worthwhile and stimulating work.
David O. Staats
This book describes contemporary geriatrics and the future of healthcare for older persons, including prevention strategies. The purpose is to describe what is known about caring for older persons from an epidemiologic perspective as well as from an organizational perspective in providing healthcare, and strategies for preventing illness and maintaining function. The audience includes geriatricians, geriatric nurses, healthcare administrators, legislators, and the public. The quality of the contributing authors and the organization of this book are its greatest strengths. The description of the challenges of contemporary geriatrics and the organization of healthcare for older persons is first rate. The subsequent discussion of preventive strategies has a somewhat simplistic view of the world that limits the effectiveness of the conclusions. Overall, this is a very worthwhile and stimulating work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834213630
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Revolution in Longevity * Successful Aging * The Case for Healthy Aging and the Compression of Morbidity * Do Physical Activity and Physical Fitness Avert Premature Mortality? * The Case for Preventing Decline in the Aging Brain * Biotechnology: Molecular Engineering for Healthy Aging * The Future of Geriatrics: A Call to Action * The Past, Present and Future of Gerontologic Nursing * The Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment Unit: A Model Site for Acute Care of Frail Elderly Patients, Education and Research ú Creativity and Healthy Aging ú New Models of Health Care for Elders at Risk * Geriatric Assessment and Managed Care * Older, Slicker, Smarter, and Redefining Quality; the Older Consumer’ s Quest for Service * Healthy Aging in the National Interest; the Politics of Research * The Insurer’ s Role in Shaping a New Health Care Agenda * The Growing Pains of Aging: Disability, Aging and Baby Boomers * the Media’ s Role; Beyond the Medical Model of Journalism on Aging * The Past, Present and Future of Self-Care * Lifestyle and Longevity; Mind Over Matter * Exercise, Nutrition and Healthy Aging; Establishing Community-Based Exercise Programs * Reversing Disease Through Diet and Exercise; the Pritikin Approach * Toward the Appropriate Use of Medical Care Among the Aged * Community-Wide Prevention Programs--They Work!
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