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  • Authors: by Judith A. Sugar PhD (Author)
  • File Size: 5 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 2nd edition (July 23, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826162932
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826162939

Download Introduction to Aging: A Positive, Interdisciplinary Approach 2nd Edition PDF – eBook

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  • Authors: by Judith A. Sugar PhD (Author)
  • File Size: 5 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 2nd edition (July 23, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826162932
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826162939

Download Introduction to Aging: A Positive, Interdisciplinary Approach 2nd Edition PDF – eBook

CONTENTS

Preface xiii
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PART I. WE ARE ALL AGING
1. The Longevity Dividend 3
Learning Objectives 3
The New American Revolution 3
Our Aging World 8
A New Paradigm of Aging 14
Practical Application 15
Student Activities 16
Suggested Resources 16
References 17
PART II. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELL-BEING
2. Physical Changes and the Aging Process 21
Learning Objectives 21
Normal Physical Changes That Accompany Aging and Adaptations to Them 22
Biological Theories of Aging 33
Practical Application 36
Student Activities 37
Suggested Resources 38
References 38
3. Health and Wellness for Older Adults 41
Learning Objectives 41
Enhancing and Maintaining Health in the Later Years 41
Health Promotion 42
Preventive Measures 52
Practical Application 60
Student Activities 61
Suggested Resources 61
References 62

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4. Mental Health, Cognitive Abilities, and Aging 65
Learning Objectives 65
Mental Health and Cognitive Abilities of Older People 66
Mental Health 66
Cognitive Abilities 70
Positive and Negative Infl uences on Mental Health and Cognitive Abilities 80
A Positive View of Mental Health and Cognition 83
Practical Application 83
Student Activities 84
Suggested Resources 84
References 85
5. Sexuality and Aging 89
Learning Objectives 89
Let’s Talk about Sex 90
Sexual Expression 92
Sexuality and Health 96
Sexuality in Residential Care Facilities 100
Education for Everyone 101
Practical Application 103
Student Activities 104
Suggested Resources 105
References 105
6. Death, Dying, and Bereavement 109
Learning Objectives 109
Understanding Death as a Normal Part of Life 110
Hospice and Palliative Care 112
Sustaining Life: A Th orny Issue 114
Euthanasia 115
Suicide and Aging 117
Organ Donation: Th e Gift of Life 118
Bereavement, Grief, and Mourning 118
Practical Application 123
Student Activities 123
Suggested Resources 124
References 124

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PART III. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF AGING
7. Economics, Work, and Retirement 129
Learning Objectives 129
Diversity of Economic Status Among Older People 130
Sources of Income for Older People 131
Older People in the Labor Force 139
Retirement 144
Practical Application 151
Student Activities 152
Suggested Resources 152
References 153
8. Age-Friendly Communities, Living Arrangements, and Housing Options 157
Learning Objectives 157
Living Environments: Communities, Living Arrangements, and Housing Options 158
Factors Aff ecting Where and How Older People Live 159
Age-Friendly Communities 160
Where Do Older People Live? 162
Living Arrangements 165
Housing Options for Older People 167
Homelessness Among Older Adults 172
Practical Application 173
Student Activities 174
Suggested Resources 175
References 175
9. Family, Friends, and Social Networks of Older Adults 177
Learning Objectives 177
Family, Friends, and Social Networks 178
Th e Family 178
Older Parents and Th eir Adult Children 182
Grandparents 186
Friends and Social Networks 187
Practical Application 190
Student Activities 191
Suggested Resources 192
References 192

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PART IV. FORMAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS
10. Older Adults Giving and Receiving Support 199
Learning Objectives 199
Community Services and Support 200
Th e Many Ways Older Adults Contribute to Th eir Communities 201
Programs and Support for Older Americans 204
Th e Older Americans Act 205
Need and Unmet Need for Services 217
Practical Application 219
Student Activities 220
Suggested Resources 221
References 222
11. Medical Conditions, Assisted Living, and Long-Term Care 223
Learning Objectives 223
Medical Conditions 224
Chronic Medical Conditions 225
Other Medical Conditions 232
Assisted Living and Long-Term Care 234
Practical Application 246
Student Activities 247
Suggested Resources 247
References 248
12. Medicare, Medicaid, and Medications 251
Learning Objectives 251
Medicare 252
Medicaid 262
Medications 263
Practical Application 267
Student Activities 268
Suggested Resources 269
References 270
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PART V. OLDER PEOPLE AT RISK
13. Older Women and Older Minority Group Members 275
Learning Objectives 275
Who Is at Risk? 276
Risks to Economic Security 278
Risks to Health 286
Heterogeneity of Racial/Ethnic and LGBT Groups 292
Practical Application 292
Student Activities 293
Suggested Resources 293
References 294
14. Elder Abuse and Neglect: Crimes, Scams, and Cons 297
Learning Objectives 297
Elder Abuse and Neglect: An International and National Issue 298
Preventing and Responding to Elder Abuse and Neglect 309
Practical Application 313
Student Activities 314
Suggested Resources 315
References 315
PART VI. THE FIELD OF GERONTOLOGY
15. Careers in Aging 321
Learning Objectives 321
Exploring Career Opportunities in Aging 322
What Kinds of Careers Are Th ere in the Field of Aging? 323
Education in Gerontology 326
Th e Role of Professional Organizations in Your Career 329
Practical Application 330
Student Activities 331
Suggested Resources 331
References 332
Abbreviations 333
Index 337

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