Public health and aging : maximizing function and well-being / Steven M. Albert, Vicki A. Freedman.

Author
Albert, Steven M. (Steven Mark), 1956- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
2nd ed.
Published/​Created
New York : Springer Pub. Co., c2010.
Description
xvii, 427 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Summary note
"This book promotes the development and maintenance of optimal physical, mental, and social functioning, irrespective of acquired disease and with due recognition of the senescent changes that accompany late life. Updated, revised, and significantly expanded, this second edition contains new chapters that examine chronic disease, long-term care, and ethical issues in public health and aging. The book also serves as an excellent textbook for both graduate and undergraduate curriculums." "This book serves as an invaluable resource to both health professionals and students, delineating what measures health care professionals can take to help elderly populations not only maintain but optimize their health."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
1. Introducing Public Health and Aging -- 2. Population Aging: Demographic and Epidemiologic Perspectives -- 3. The Aging and Public Health Systems: Building a Healthy Aging Network -- 4. Chronic Disease in Older Adults -- 5. Disability and Functioning -- 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.
ISBN
  • 9780826121516 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0826121519 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 9780826121523 (ebook)
  • 0826121527 (ebook)
LCCN
2009032284
OCLC
429588912
RCP
C - S