Encyclopedia of Health and Aging (Hardback)Kyriakos S. Markides (editor)
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This one-volume encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on health and aging. The 250 entries and relevant appendices cover: biological; psychological; social; and economic aspects of health and aging and impacts within health-care systems.
As an ever increasing percentage of the population of western societies enters `old age', health issues grow in importance in terms of the well-being of this population, economic impact within the health-care system, impacts on families and family relationships and in so many other ways.
The Encyclopedia of Health and Aging covers issues including:
- acute illness;
- Alzheimer's disease;
- health care costs;
- health promotion;
- hospice care;
- long-term care;
- managed care;
- nursing homes;
- optimal aging;
- Parkinson's disease;
- public policy;
- `quality of life';
- sexual function;
- sleep disturbances;
- spousal care-giving;
Also included are landmark studies: Duke Longitudinal Study of Aging; Framingham Heart Study; MacArthur Study of Successful Aging; Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (EPESE); Health and Retirement Study (HRS); and National Long-Term Care Survey, as well as important social and health programmes including: social security, `meals on wheels' and Medicaid/Medicare.
The Encyclopedia of Health and Aging is cross-disciplinary, with contributions from the fields of: gerontology; epidemiology; health psychology; biology; sociology; health and medicine; and public policy.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 680
Weight: 2040 g
Dimensions: 279 x 215 x 46 mm
"This resource will prove useful to anyone working with the aging population. As such, it should be acquired by any library serving those working with the elderly." -- Sara Marcus
"Encyclopedia of Healing and Aging is an important and core addition to professional, academic, governmental, and community library Health and Aging reference collections." -- Midwest Book Review
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