Successful Aging Through the Life Span: Intergenerational Issues in Health

Successful Aging Through the Life Span: Intergenerational Issues in Health

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by May L. PhD Wykle, Peter J. MD Whitehouse, Diana L. PhD Morris
     
 

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This book explores concepts and practices for productive aging: What factors contribute to successful aging? What is the role of exercise and nutrition? What is the role of children and adults in interaction with elders?

The chapters identify the best practices for successful aging, examine trends in intergenerational caregiving, and define roles and

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This book explores concepts and practices for productive aging: What factors contribute to successful aging? What is the role of exercise and nutrition? What is the role of children and adults in interaction with elders?

The chapters identify the best practices for successful aging, examine trends in intergenerational caregiving, and define roles and responsibilities across the life span. Topics addressed include:


  • how to maximize productive engagement of older adults
  • how multigenerational issues impact successful aging
  • the ways in which a learning environment can promote intergenerational relationships.

Editorial Reviews

Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD(University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This multiauthored book presents the papers from a 2002 gerontology conference held in Cleveland. It uses an intergenerational perspective to look at contemporary gerontology.
Purpose: Its purpose is to discuss intergenerational aspects of aging from the individual's perspective, from the family's caregiving perspective, and from society's perspective as well. These are useful ideas.
Audience: Gerontologists and social planners and nurses are the primary audience for this book. The papers presented here are all written by credible experts.
Features: The book is in three sections: the implications of longevity from an intergenerational perspective, notions of aging successfully, and caring interactions across the generations.
Assessment: It is refreshing to read a book whose emphasis is not medical. The chapters on how educational theory can be applied to caring for disabled older persons are novel and engaging. That older persons and their caregivers live in a society, enmeshing levels of capacity, knowledge, and ages gives a perspective of the future challenges of an aging society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826197559
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/25/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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