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.
|Publisher:||Springer Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)|
About the Author
May L. Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, is Dean and Florence Cellar Professor of Nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. She is recent past president of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Dr. Wykle is presently serving on the advisory board for the Johnson & Johnson national Campaign for Nursling's Future, which is helping address the current nursing shortage with several imitative aimed at recruiting new nurses and retaining current nurses. She has been a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University since 1969. Since 1988, she ahs served as director of the University Center on Aging and Health.
Dean Wykle has received numerous honors and awards, including Case's 1989 John S. Diekhoff Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, a merit award from the Cleveland Council of Black Nurses, and the 2000 Gerontological Nursing Research Award from the Gerontological Society of America. In August 2003, she was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Black Nurses Association. Her most recent book, Serving Minority Elders in the 21st Century, earned the American Journal of Nursing's Book of the Year Award in 2000.
Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD, is Director of Integrative Studies at Case Western Reserve University, as well as professor of neurology, psychiatry, neuroscience, psychology, nursing, organizational behavior, and biomedical ethics and history. He is the founding president of the Intergenerational School, the world's first-ever public multiage, community school. He is active clinically at University Hospitals of Cleveland Joseph Foley Elder Health Center located at Fairhill Center, where he provides care for individuals with concerns about their cognitive abilities as they age. He has a particular interest in narrative medicine and has developed a number of programs focusing on the value of reading and writing for cognitive vitality. These include a project funded by the National Institutes of Health to examine whether book reading delays cognitive impairment as we age and a multimedia family intervention called electronic remembering therapy.
Diana L. Morris, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an associate professor of nursing and associate director for programming at the University Center on Aging and Health, Case Western Reserve University. She has been an associate professor and an affiliate of the Gerontology Center at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Morris teaches adult and older adult mental health and cultural competence, as well as epistemology, theory, and research at the graduate level. She has held appointments as a visiting professor and as an associate professor of nursing at the Department of Nursing Science, University of Zimbabwe, where she taught theory and research in the master's degree program. Dr. Morris's research interests include power and wellbeing in older adults, mental health in older adults (including ethnic minorities), the well-being of family caregivers in the community, and long-term care.
Table of Contents
- Can Aging Be Interpreted as a Healthy, Positive Process? E.T. Juengst
- Maximizing the Productive Engagement of Older Adults, N. Morrow-Howell, F. Tang, J. Kim, et al.
- From Successful Aging to Conscious Aging, H.R. Moody
- Exercise and the Generations, B.L. Roberts and P.A. Adler
- Food for Thought...and Good Health, G.J. Petot
- Successful Aging in the Face of Chronic Disease, E. Kahana, C. King, B. Kahana, et al.
- Multigenerational Issues that Impact on Successful Aging in Seniors: Caregiving A Precious Gift, P.A. DeGolia
- Women and Intergenerational Caregiving in Families: Structure, Ethnicity, and Building Family Ties, C.M. Musil, C.B. Warner, E.P. Stoller, and T.E. Andersson
- Effects of Montessori-Based Intergenerational Program on Engagement and Affect for Adult Day Care Clients with Dementia, C.J. Camp, S. Orsulic-Jeras, M.M. Lee, and K.S. Judge
- Using a Learning Environment to Promote Intergenerational Relationships and Successful Aging, C. Whitehouse, S.J. FallCreek, and P.J. Whitehouse
Foreword, R.E. Eckardt
Introduction, M.L. Wykle, P.J. Whitehouse, and D.L. Morris
Part I: Health & Productivity Challenging the Mystique of Longevity, M.L. Wykle
Part II: What Constitutes Successful Aging? D.L. Morris
Part III: Aging Across Generations Interactions that Work,P.J. Whitehouse
Epilogue: Just Aging: Issues in Intergenerational Health, P.J. Whitehouse
What People are Saying About This
"This book is strongly recommended for laypersons and health care providers who care for older adults." -- Myonghwa Park, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Keiyung University
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