Health Reference Series: Aging Source Book

Editor: Maharaja, Siva Ganesh
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $95.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $142.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1583-4
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 17
Book Status: Available
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Aging Sourcebook, First Edition provides information about physiology of aging, impact of stress on aging, and how the brain's health can make a difference. It also discusses about healthy aging through physical activities, healthy food habits, and immunizations. The book provides information on aging-associated diseases and medical conditions such as cardiovascular disorders, eye disorders, instability, mental disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, respiratory disorders, and more.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Physiology of Aging
  • Chapter 1—Aging under the Microscope
  • Section 1.1—What Is Aging?
  • Section 1.2—Genetics: Is Aging in Our Genes?
  • Section 1.3—Metabolism: Does Stress Really Shorten Your Life?
  • Section 1.4—Immune System: Can Your Immune System Still Defend as You Age?
  • Chapter 2—Aging across the Globe
  • Chapter 3—Aging in the United States
  • Chapter 4—Aging and Its Impact on the Body
  • Section 4.1—Changes to Your Heart with Age
  • Section 4.2—Brain Health: You Can Make a Difference!
  • Section 4.3—Vision
  • Section 4.4—Hearing Loss
  • Section 4.5—Menopause
  • Section 4.6—Effects of Aging on Other Body Parts
  • Chapter 5—Can You Lengthen Your Life?
  • Part II: Healthy Aging
  • Chapter 6—Quality of Life
  • Chapter 7—Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Section 7.1—Fit for Life
  • Section 7.2—Exercise Basics for Seniors
  • Section 7.3—Activities for Older Adults
  • Chapter 8—Sleep
  • Chapter 9—Skin Care and Aging
  • Chapter 10—Nutrition and Aging
  • Section 10.1—Smell and Taste: Spice of Life
  • Section 10.2—Choosing Healthy Meals as You Get Older
  • Section 10.3—Healthy Eating after 50
  • Section 10.4—Dietary Supplements
  • Section 10.5—Overcoming Roadblocks to Eating
  • Chapter 11—Older Adults and Cognitive Health
  • Section 11.1—What's Normal, What's Not
  • Section 11.2—Cognitive Health and Older Adults
  • Section 11.3—Memory Problems among Older Adults
  • Chapter 12—Sexuality and Aging
  • Section 12.1—Sexuality Later in Life
  • Section 12.2—Sexuality and Menopause
  • Section 12.3—Male Menopause
  • Section 12.4—Intimacy and Alzheimer Disease
  • Chapter 13—Mental and Emotional Health
  • Section 13.1—Mental Health and Older Adults
  • Section 13.2—Expanding Circles—Preventing Loneliness as You Age
  • Section 13.3—Mourning the Death of a Spouse
  • Chapter 14—Immunizations
  • Part III: Aging-Associated Diseases and Medical Conditions
  • Chapter 15—Aging-Associated Cancers
  • Section 15.1—Aging and Cancer
  • Section 15.2—Breast Cancer
  • Section 15.3—Colorectal Cancer
  • Section 15.4—Prostate Cancer
  • Chapter 16—Vascular Disorders
  • Section 16.1—Atherosclerosis
  • Section 16.2—Heart Attack
  • Section 16.3—High Blood Pressure
  • Section 16.4—Stroke
  • Chapter 17—Eye Disorders
  • Section 17.1—Cataracts
  • Section 17.2—Corneal Diseases and Conditions
  • Section 17.3—Dry Eye
  • Section 17.4—Glaucoma
  • Section 17.5—Low Vision
  • Section 17.6—Macular Degeneration
  • Chapter 18—Gastrointestinal (GI) Disorders
  • Section 18.1—Constipation
  • Section 18.2—Diverticulosis
  • Section 18.3—Peptic Ulcers
  • Chapter 19—Hormonal Imbalances
  • Section 19.1—Diabetes
  • Section 19.2—Hypothyroidism
  • Chapter 20—Falls (Instability)
  • Chapter 21—Mental Disorders
  • Section 21.1—Delirium
  • Section 21.2—Depression
  • Section 21.3—Anxiety Disorders
  • Chapter 22—Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Section 22.1—Arthritis
  • Section 22.2—Osteoarthritis
  • Section 22.3—Osteoporosis
  • Chapter 23—Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Section 23.1—Alzheimer Disease
  • Section 23.2—Lewy Body Dementia
  • Section 23.3—Parkinson Disease
  • Chapter 24—Respiratory Disorders
  • Chapter 25—Renal Disorders
  • Section 25.1—Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Section 25.2—Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Section 25.3—Kidney Failure
  • Section 25.4—Prostate Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • Section 25.5—Urinary Incontinence
  • Chapter 26—Substance Abuse
  • Section 26.1—Alcohol Use in Older People
  • Section 26.2—Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Chapter 27—Heat Stroke
  • Part IV: Geriatric Healthcare
  • Chapter 28—Stay Healthy after 50
  • Section 28.1—Women: Stay Healthy after 50
  • Section 28.2—Men: Stay Healthy after 50
  • Chapter 29—Pain Management
  • Chapter 30—Medicines: Use Them Wisely
  • Chapter 31—Leaving the Hospital
  • Chapter 32—Complementary and Integrative Health for Older Adults
  • Chapter 33—Online Health Information: Is It Reliable?
  • Chapter 34—Assistive Technology
  • Section 34.1—Assistive Technology: Overview
  • Section 34.2—Assistive Devices for People with Hearing, Voice, Speech, or Language Disorders
  • Chapter 35—Personal Safety
  • Section 35.1—Elder Abuse and Its Impact
  • Section 35.2—Preventing Falls
  • Section 35.3—Heating in the Winter
  • Section 35.4—Stay Safe in Cold Weather!
  • Chapter 36—Caregiver Stress
  • Part V: Senior Living Options and End-of-Life Care
  • Chapter 37—Deciding What Living Solution Is Best
  • Section 37.1—Having the Conversation
  • Section 37.2—Warning Signs That a Loved One Needs Help
  • Chapter 38—Housing Options for Seniors
  • Chapter 39—Growing Old at Home
  • Chapter 40—Home Improvement Assistance
  • Chapter 41—Independence and Mobility
  • Chapter 42—Long-Term Care
  • Chapter 43—Choosing a Nursing Home or Other Long-Term Care
  • Section 43.1—How to Decide
  • Section 43.2—Ask about Physical Activities
  • Section 43.3—Assisted Living
  • Chapter 44—End-of-Life Care
  • Section 44.1—Hospice
  • Section 44.2—Palliative Care
  • Section 44.3—Understanding Healthcare Decisions at the End of Life
  • Section 44.4—What to Do after Someone Dies
  • Part VI: Legal and Economic Issues Related to Aging
  • Chapter 45—Advance Care Planning
  • Chapter 46—Getting Your Affairs in Order
  • Chapter 47—Beware of Health Scams
  • Chapter 48—Paying for Care
  • Chapter 49—Health Coverage for Retirees
  • Chapter 50—Pension Counseling
  • Part VII: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 51—Glossary of Aging Terms
  • Chapter 52—Directory of Resources That Provide Information about Aging