- Author/Editor: Siva Ganesh Maharaja
- Binding: Library binding
- Trim Size: 6 x 9
- Page Count: 600
- Publication Date: Oct 2017
- ISBN: 978-0-7808-1583-4
- List Price: $95.00
Web Price: $85.00
This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
Part I: Physiology of Aging (Gerontology) defines aging and discusses the biology of aging process and factors contributing to life span. The role of genetics, metabolism, and immune system in the physiology of aging is described. This part contains statistics related to the aging population in the United States, the U.S. federal government’s role in advancing healthy aging through the National Prevention Strategy, and the cost of healthcare for the aged.
Part II: Healthy Aging gives an overview of ways in which one can age in a healthy manner. This part emphasizes on exercise, physical activity, and eating habits and also describes various anti-aging methods. Various concerns such as mental health, forgetfulness, coping with the loss of loved ones, and emotional health are discussed. Details on immunizations to prevent flu and shingles are also provided.
Part III: Aging Associated Diseases and Medical Conditions describes various age-related problems like cancers, cardiovascular disorders, eye problems, gastrointestinal disorders, hormonal imbalances, mental disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, degenerative conditions, respiratory problems, renal disorders, and substance abuse. Other conditions related to aging such as fatigue, hearing loss, sensory impairment, and sleeping disorders are also discussed.
Part IV: Geriatric Healthcare provides general information and guidelines on healthcare for aging individuals. Essential details about nutrition, pain management, medication, assistive technologies like hearing aids, complementary care, and personal safety measures is detailed. The benefits of leading an active lifestyle is explained.
Part V: Aging in Place discusses various options on assisted living, home care, nursing home care, and retirement communities. Long distance caregiving, long-term care, and end-of-life care are explored in detail.
Part VI: Legal and Economic Issues with Aging examines legal issues with respect to advance care planning and getting your affairs in order. It also provides information on health coverage, financial assistance, and claiming earned benefits through pension.
Part VII: Additional Help and Information provides a glossary of important terms related to aging and a directory of organizations that offer information for aged people.
Standard Features in the Health Reference Series
- Library Binding, 6 x 9
- 550-650 pages per volume
- Volumes published after June 2015 include access to Health Reference Series Online.
- Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
- Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations.
- Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation.
- Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations.
- Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms.
- Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support.
- Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts.
- List Price $95 per volume
- School and Library Price $85 per volume