Public Health and Aging: Maximizing Function and Well-Being, Second Edition / Edition 2

Public Health and Aging: Maximizing Function and Well-Being, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Steven M. Albert, Vicki A. Freedman
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780826121516
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/07/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,319,591
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Albert is a professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He directs the Public Health Gerontology program. Additionally, he leads the Clinical Core of the Claude D. Pepper Center for Independence in Older Adults and is Co-Director of the Center for Healthy Aging, a CDC Prevention Research Center. Dr. Albert's research examines public health goals in an increasingly mass geriatric society.

Dr. Freedman is a professor in the Department of Health Systems and Policy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry's School of Public Health. Trained in the demography and epidemiology of aging, Dr. Freedman's research focuses on issues at the nexus of population aging, disability, and long-term care. She recently served as a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Future of Disability in America.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Public Health and Aging

2. Population Aging: Demographic and Epidemiologic Perspectives

4. Chronic Disease in Older Adults

5. Physical Function: Disability

6. Cognitive Function: Dementia

7. Affective and Social Function: Suffering, Neglect, Isolation

8. Aging, Public Health, and Application of the Quality of Life Paradigm

9. Aging, Public Health, and Long-Term Care

10. Mortality and End of Life Care

11. Ethical Issues in Public Health and Aging

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