Aging

✏Book Title : Handbook of Theories of Aging Second Edition
✏Author : Merril Silverstein, PhD
✏Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
✏Release Date : 2008-10-27
✏Pages : 816
✏ISBN : 0826162525
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Handbook of Theories of Aging Second Edition Book Summary : The field of gerontology has often been criticized for being "data-rich but theory-poor." The editors of this book address this issue by stressing the importance of theory in gerontology. While the previous edition focused on multidisciplinary approaches to aging theory, this new edition provides cross-disciplinary, integrative explanations of aging theory: The contributors of this text have reached beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries to partner with researchers in adjacent fields in studying aging and age-related phenomena. This edition of the Handbook consists of 39 chapters written by 67 internationally recognized experts in the field of aging. It is organized in seven sections, reflecting the major theoretical developments in gerontology over the past 10 years. Special Features: Comprehensive coverage of aging theory, focusing on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging A section dedicated to discussing how aging theory informs public policy A concluding chapter summarizing the major themes of aging, and offering predictions about the future of theory development Required reading for graduate students and post doctoral fellows, this textbook represents the current status of theoretical development in the study of aging.

📒Physical Change And Aging ✍ Sue V. Saxon, PhD

✏Book Title : Physical Change and Aging
✏Author : Sue V. Saxon, PhD
✏Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
✏Release Date : 2009-11-09
✏Pages : 512
✏ISBN : 0826104479
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Physical Change and Aging Book Summary : "[This book] has been honedÖinto an elegant compendium. This outstanding work should be widely read -- it is perhaps the best example of an integrative approach to gerontology." Score: 94, 4 stars --Doody's This book serves as an authoritative textbook and guide to the physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process, with special emphasis on the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults. This fifth edition presents the newly available research findings that differentiate "normal" aging from actual pathology. The authors provide a thoroughly updated and expanded review of important topics in aging, including death and grieving, complementary and alternative therapies, nutrition, exercise, and much more. The book also demonstrates how the elderly population can gain greater personal control over aging through lifestyle modifications and preventive health strategies. Key topics introduced and discussed: Psychosocial theories of aging Changes and disorders in the skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems Dementia, delirium, and mild cognitive impairment Aging in persons with lifelong disabilities This volume serves as a comprehensive textbook for students studying to become health care professionals, and is also a fundamental resource for gerontologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, clergy, and counselors.

✏Book Title : Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics Fourth Edition
✏Author : Paola S. Timiras
✏Publisher : CRC Press
✏Release Date : 2007-08-16
✏Pages : 536
✏ISBN : 1420007092
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics Fourth Edition Book Summary : Extensively revised and updated to reflect the current state of knowledge in the study of aging, this Fourth Edition offers a complete profile of the aging process at all levels, from molecules and cells to demography and evolution. Written by international experts in current basic and clinical aging research, this text includes aspects of individual, comparative, and differential aging, and discussions of theories and mechanisms of aging. This invaluable reference illustrates how bodily systems, organs, and functions are affected with aging, describes how genetic and environmental factors influence age-related changes, and addresses some of the clinical consequences of these changes for health and longevity. Well illustrated, with numerous tables and graphs, this book presents up-to-date information from internationally renowned experts in various bio-medical fields. New updated information includes: emphasis on emerging technologies and recent advances in biology and bioengineering that allow greater and longer independence of the elderly recent therapeutic developments in key diseases such as Alzheimer's, osteopenia, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, diabetes, gastritis, sexual impotence, and using transgenic animals as models of aging evaluation of the latest knowledge on the roles of oxidants and antioxidants, and correlates them with other aging-based theories expanded discussion of nutrition and physical exercise chapters on gene and stem cell interventions related to the aging process updated tables to reflect current trends, new research data, and up-to-date statistical information

✏Book Title : Handbook of the Biology of Aging
✏Author : Edward J. Masoro
✏Publisher : Academic Press
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 660
✏ISBN : 9780120883875
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Handbook of the Biology of Aging Book Summary : This volume is a collection of 21 papers comprising conceptual and technical issues, non-mammalian models and mammalian models and including issues such as aging of the female reproductive system and computer modelling in the study of aging.

✏Book Title : Handbook of the Psychology of Aging
✏Author : James E. Birren
✏Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 564
✏ISBN : 0121012654
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Handbook of the Psychology of Aging Book Summary : The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Sixth Edition provides a definitive reference source for information on the psychology of adult development and aging. It provides comprehensive reviews of research on biological and social influences on behavior and age-related changes in psychological function. The Sixth Edition contains several new chapters on concepts, theory, and methods in the psychology of aging as well as new chapters on behavioral neuroscience, stress, minority aging, autobiographical memory, sexual behavior, and religion and aging. Chapters on classic subjects continued from earlier editions have been written by all new contributors, making the Sixth Edition virtually 100% new material. The Handbook is an essential reference for researchers in adult development and gerontology and suitable as an advanced textbook for courses on the psychology of aging. The Handbook of the Psycology of Aging, Sixth Edition is part of the Handbooks on Aging series, including Handbook of the Biology of Aging and Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, also in their 6th editions.

📒Issues In Aging ✍ Mark Novak

✏Book Title : Issues in Aging
✏Author : Mark Novak
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2015-07-22
✏Pages : 576
✏ISBN : 9781317347088
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Issues in Aging Book Summary : Opportunities and optimism in Aging. Issues in Aging, 3rd edition takes an optimistic view of aging and human potential in later life. This book presents the most up-to-date facts on aging today, the issues raised by these facts, and the societal and individual responses that will create a successful old age for us all. Mark Novak presents the full picture of aging--exhibiting both the problems and the opportunities that accompany older age. The text illustrates how generations are dependent on one another and how social conditions affect both the individual and social institutions. Learning Goals -Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: -Understand how large-scale social issues--social attitudes, the study of aging, and demographic issues--affect individuals and social institutions -Identify the political responses to aging and how individuals can create a better old age for themselves and the people they know -Separate the myths from the realities of aging -Recognize the human side of aging -Trace the transformation of pension plans, health, and opportunities for personal expression and social engagement to the new ecology of aging today

📒Healthy Aging ✍ Ken Dychtwald

✏Book Title : Healthy Aging
✏Author : Ken Dychtwald
✏Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
✏Release Date : 1999
✏Pages : 415
✏ISBN : 083421363X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Healthy Aging Book Summary : In this insightful book, the nation's leading researchers, analysts, educators, and experts on health and aging policies and programs present their frustrations, findings, and insights on what current research reveals about the future of the healthy aging. They then offer sound recommendations on how to prevent a crisis in health care.

✏Book Title : Gender and Aging in Mesopotamia
✏Author : Rivkah Harris
✏Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 0806135395
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Gender and Aging in Mesopotamia Book Summary : Rivkah Harris’s cross-cultural and multidisciplinary approach breaks new ground in assessing Mesopotamian attitudes toward youth and mature adulthood, aging and the elderly, generational conflict, gender differences in aging, relationships between men and women, women’s contributions to cultural activities, and the "ideal woman." To uncover Mesopotamian perspectives, Harris combed through primary sources - including literature and myth, letters, economic and legal texts, and visual materials. Even such pivotal cultural influences as the Gilgamesh Epic and Enuma Elish are reinterpreted in an original manner.

📒Textbook Of Aging Skin ✍ Miranda A. Farage

✏Book Title : Textbook of Aging Skin
✏Author : Miranda A. Farage
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2009-12-02
✏Pages : 1220
✏ISBN : 9783540896555
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Textbook of Aging Skin Book Summary : This comprehensive ‘Major Reference Book’ compiles all current and latest information on aging skin in a two-volume set. Highly structured with a reader-friendly format, it covers a wide range of areas such as basic sciences, the different diseases and conditions which occur with aging (from malignant to non-malignant), the latest techniques and methods being used such as bioengineering methods and biometrics as well as toxicological and safety considerations for the elderly population. It also illustrates the global consumers’ sociological and psychological implications, ethnicity and gender differences and includes marketing considerations for this elderly group. This unique and comprehensive guide will become the main reference textbook on this topic.

📒Successful Aging ✍ Paul B. Baltes

✏Book Title : Successful Aging
✏Author : Paul B. Baltes
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 1993-05-28
✏Pages : 397
✏ISBN : 052143582X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Successful Aging Book Summary : More and more people live into old age. This demographic revolution underscores the fact that old age is the last uncharted and unattended phase of the life cycle.