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Public Health and Aging: An Introduction to Maximizing Function and Well-Being / Edition 1

Public Health and Aging: An Introduction to Maximizing Function and Well-Being / Edition 1

by Steven M. Albert


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Public Health and Aging: An Introduction to Maximizing Function and Well-Being / Edition 1

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Public health and aging is a developing field, standing between clinical geriatrics and the demography and epidemiology of aging. It has heretofore lacked a unified treatment or single framework. this text provides such a framework and offers a first synthesis of a burgeoning literature in geriatrics, gerontology, occupational therapy, epidemiology, demography, neuropsychology, rehabilitation medicine, social work, and public policy.

Key concepts and tools that define the field of public health and aging such as cohort analysis, the lifetable, age-sex pyramids and risk stratification are presented. A synthesis of the most productive measures of healthy aging, also of "successful aging" and frailty; sample studies; and clinical trials that address the question of age, health, and healthy old age are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826121349
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/17/2003
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.91(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

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  1. Between Clinical Geriatrics and the Epidemiology of Aging--Defining Public Health and Aging
  2. A Public Health Framework for Thinking about Aging
  3. Public Health and the Demography of Aging
  4. Morality
  5. Physical Function: Disability
  6. Cognitive Function: Dementia
  7. Affective Function: Suffering, NEglect, Isolation
  8. Aging, Public Health, and Application of the Quality of Life Paradigm
  9. Emerging Applications of the Aging and Public Health Paradigm

  10. References

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“ Public Heath and Aging is a resourceful book with respect to the current scientific and technical knowledge base and imperative for promoting health in the older population…Hopefully this book will be read by a wide audience of clinical and public health professionals who will in turn help to generate the organized community efforts that are needed to apply the rich fruits of its contents”
--William H. Barker, MD, FRCP, Edin

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