Physical Change and Aging: A Guide for the Helping Professions, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

Physical Change and Aging: A Guide for the Helping Professions, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

by Sue V. Saxon, Mary Jean Etten, Elizabeth A. Perkins
     
 

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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,

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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. "

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826104410
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/09/2009
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
389,563
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface

1 Perspectives on Aging

2 Theories of Aging

3 The Skin, Hair, and Nails

4 The Musculoskeletal System

5 The Nervous System

6 Dementia and Delirium

7 The Sensory System

8 The Cardiovascular System

9 The Respiratory System

10 The Gastrointestinal System

11 The Urinary System

12 The Reproductive System

13 The Endocrine System

14 The Immune System

15 Aging with Lifelong Disabilities

16 Special Topics

Alcoholism

Falls

Foot Care

Pain

17 Health Promotion and Exercise

18 Complementary and Alternative Therapies

19 Nutrition

20 Medications and the Elderly

21 Teaching Older Adults

22 Caregiving

23 Death and Grief in the Later Years

Appendix A Practical Hints for the Safety of Older Adults

Appendix B Resources

Additional Resources : Aging in the Various Organ Systems of the Body

Glossary

Index

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