Category: Gerontology

  • Health Promotion and Aging, Seventh Edition: Practical by David Haber PhD

    By David Haber PhD

    The 7th version of this vintage textual content champions fit getting older by means of demonstrating the best way to hinder or deal with disorder and make large-scale advancements towards health and wellbeing and health within the older grownup inhabitants. The textual content synthesizes cutting-edge examine findings—providing convincing facts that healthiness advertising really works—with useful, potent concepts. Encompassing very important study effects that supplant earlier thoughts, this new version offers up to date most sensible practices and techniques to make sure the lively participation of older adults in all features of existence.

    thoroughly reorganized for ease of use, this textbook gains up-to-date demographics and scores for top factors of loss of life, new blood strain screening directions and knowledge on weight problems and diabetes, up-to-date workout regimens, older-driver data and suggestions reminiscent of the driverless vehicle, cautions relating to useless brain-training courses, and extra.

    hugely useful, the textual content comprises health-promoting instruments, source lists, evaluate instruments, illustrations, checklists, and tables. also, the booklet comprises key phrases and studying ambitions at the beginning of every bankruptcy, besides thought-provoking questions and mirrored image containers. An Instructor’s handbook and PowerPoint slides can be found to facilitate instructing.

    New to the 7th Edition:

    • offers up to date blood strain, ldl cholesterol, Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), and lung melanoma screening directions
    • offers updates on workout regimens starting from yoga to the tango
    • Expands and updates part on emotional legislation and clash solution talents with getting older
    • Discusses Boomer Entrepreneurism
    • presents new coverage ideas together with scholar personal loan debt between older adults
    • Expands gerotechnology and shrewdpermanent domestic strategies
    • Updates on “Obamacare” and health and wellbeing care supply thoughts
    • Addresses “Buyer watch out” relating to brain-training courses
    • Expands worldwide getting older and LGBT getting older content material
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  • Older Men's Lives (SAGE Series on Men and Masculinity) by Edward H., Jr. Thompson

    By Edward H., Jr. Thompson

    during this multidisciplinary portrait of fellows and their matters in later lifestyles, the individuals use either a lifestyles path and gendered standpoint to show that the picture and self-image of fellows are constantly reconstructed in the course of the lifestyles cycle. matters tested comprise: the location of older males in society and the adjustments wrought of their prestige and roles over the years; men's relationships to wife, kids, grandchildren and acquaintances; and coverage implications.
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  • Behind the Old Face: Aging in America and the Coming Elder by Angil Tarach-Ritchey RN GCM,Darlene Swanson Van-garde

    By Angil Tarach-Ritchey RN GCM,Darlene Swanson Van-garde Imagery Inc

    After the hugely revered writer found a resident's field of outdated love letters as teenage nursing-home aide in 1977, her view of aged sufferers used to be altered and encouraged her lifelong profession of geriatric care and advocating for caliber elder care. She presents us an outline of getting older and elder care within the U.S during this best-selling and
    award successful publication. Drawing upon over three many years of expertise and her interviews with seniors, Angil Tarach-Ritchey RN, GCM finds the wealthy internal worlds of the aged, conveys their recommendation and describes her imaginative and prescient of a community-based, intergenerational, and sustainable method of senior dwelling and deal with our getting older destiny as we are facing the Elder increase™ crisis.

    Who Will make the most of examining at the back of the outdated Face?
    1. Seniors now and into the long run. If the therapy and care of older adults didn’t desire bettering, this booklet could haven't been written. this can be the final goal and motivation of the author.
    2. child Boomers that both can't, or don't want to pay among $100,000.00 and over $210,000.00 for care in two decades or so. Statistically 70% of these over sixty five years of age will desire a few volume of deal with an ordinary of three years. if you'd like a favorable and uplifting getting older destiny on your own residence so that you can look ahead to instead of dread, and won’t ship you to the poorhouse this publication is for you!
    3. Caregivers, either kin caregivers and pros in healthcare, because the overwhelming majority will deal with seniors in a single skill or one other and are we all are getting older too. no matter if you're a nurse’s aide in a talented nursing domestic, a doctor in ER, a volunteer directing sufferers, a social employee, nurse, therapist, or are in coverage revenues or monetary making plans, all of us are available in touch with seniors and wish to higher comprehend getting older in these we care and engage with, and ourselves.
    4. enterprise vendors are wasting 34 billion funds every year in misplaced productiveness relating to hired kin caregivers and this challenge goes to get a lot deeper and much attaining than such a lot notice as care expenses develop into unaffordable for the overwhelming majority, and executive courses which are at the moment supporting these below the poverty line will be unable to satisfy destiny bills. learn the way you could develop into a part of the solution!
    5. executive officers in getting older, housing, Medicare, Medicaid, Social safety and Veterans management who've a vested curiosity in how our country will deal with seventy eight million getting older boomers.
    6. Philanthropists, Foundations, significant businesses, sufferer Advocates, Hospitals, and different nonprofits drawn to getting older, senior health and wellbeing, the altering inhabitants, social swap, and being part of an outstanding getting older future.
    7. Our nation as a complete as the something we've in universal from the day we have been born is we're all getting older. how to decrease healthcare and custodial care expenses all with no taxing relations and US businesses.

    Honorable booklet Endorsements
    “This ebook is a needs to learn for the infant Boomer new release. It faces the demanding situations of getting older head on, written with compassion and vision.”
    −Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., writer of a brand new goal: Redefining funds, relations, paintings, Retirement and Success
    “Angil has performed a notable activity illustrating the problems dealing with our seniors this present day, compelling the reader in the direction of empathy and delivering a special technique to what could be the subsequent significant public healthcare debate…the emerging price of taking care of our older generations.”
    − Vesper Patrick | Director, content material improvement Nurse Together
    “Tarach-Ritchey encourages us not to in basic terms reframe our pondering getting older in an empowering means, she additionally provides us with a pragmatic, nuts-and-bolts answer for the pending baby-boomer retirement wave. She invitations us not just to honor the getting older strategy, yet offers a method during which we're extra capable of do so.”
    − Shayne A. Mason RN, MSN, NP Co-host “Nurse speak Radio”, teacher – collage of San
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  • The Strategic Perspective and Long-Term Socioeconomic by Steven W. Popper,Howard J. Shatz,Shmuel Abramzon,Claude

    By Steven W. Popper,Howard J. Shatz,Shmuel Abramzon,Claude Berrebi,Shira Efron

    RAND researchers supported a high-level Israeli executive group tasked with bettering long term socioeconomic approach for the country. This document highlights chosen inputs made to the govt group to summarize the basic mechanics and roles for bringing a strategic standpoint to coverage attention. to teach how you can use a strategic point of view in an research of coverage offerings, the record makes use of the instance of an getting older population.
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  • Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and by Phyllis Moen

    By Phyllis Moen

    the child Boomer new release is dealing with a time of heightened uncertainty. Blessed with unheard of degrees of schooling, healthiness, and existence expectancy, many wish to give a contribution to society after their retirement. but they need to additionally navigate ambiguous profession exits and retirement paths, as confirmed scripts for education, parenting, and careers proceed to unravel.

    In Encore Adulthood, Phyllis Moen offers the realities of the "encore" existence degree - the years among conventional careers and childraising and previous age. Drawing on large-scale facts units and interviews with Boomers, HR group of workers, and policymakers, this e-book illuminates the demanding situations that Boomers come across as they transition from conventional careers into retirement. past information research, Moen discusses the private effect for Boomers' wellness, happiness, and well-being after they are not able to have interaction in significant paintings in the course of their encore years, in addition to the capability fiscal loss that might take place whilst a wide, certified team of individuals upfront go out the workforce.

    Moen concludes with proposals for a number encore jobs which can provoke Boomers to tackle fascinating and sought-after moment acts, emphasizing significant paintings over high-paying jobs and adaptability over lengthy hours. a major research of an understudied and new lifestyles degree, Encore Adulthood makes a major contribution to the prevailing scholarship on careers, paintings, and retirement.
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  • Spezielle Versorgungsanforderungen bei älteren und alten by Annika Harmeling

    By Annika Harmeling

    Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Soziologie - modify, notice: 1,7, Hochschule Emden/Leer, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die vorliegende Arbeit hat das Ziel, spezielle Versorgungsanforderungen, die im Zuge von Multimorbidität, Polypharmazie und Pflegebedürftigkeit im regulate entstehen, darzustellen und adäquate Lösungsansätze vorzustellen. Für verschiedene Anspruchsgruppen werden gezielte Vorschläge gegeben: zum einen für die Leistungserbringer wie zum Beispiel die Ärzte, Apotheken und Pflegeeinrichtungen und zum anderen für die Politik. Dazu werden verschiedene Gutachten analysiert und zum Beispiel die aktuellen Regierungsprogramme der Parteien im Bezug auf Ältere und Alte betrachtet.

    Im ersten Kapitel der Arbeit geht es in der Einleitung um die Darstellung der Problematik des Themas und um die Zielsetzung und den Aufbau der Arbeit. Das darauf folgende Kapitel behandelt die speziellen Versorgungsanforderungen älterer und modify Menschen. Nach einer kurzen Definition folgt die Erläuterung der Begriffe Multimorbidität, Polypharmazie und Pflegebedürftigkeit, welche Kernbegriffe des Themas darstellen. Im weiteren Kapitel drei folgen die Handlungsempfehlungen für die einzelnen Anspruchsgruppen. Neben den Ärzte und Apotheken zählen hierzu auch die Pflegeeinrichtungen. In diesem Kapitel wird darüber hinaus auch Bezug auf das Modell „Hausarztzentrierte Versorgung“ und auf die Wissenschaft der „geriatrischen Pharmazie“ genommen. Das nachstehende vierte Kapitel befasst sich mit einem Ausblick auf das geplante Projekt der Bundesregierung, die neue Definition des Begriffs „Pflegebedürftigkeit“, und auf die Ausgestaltung eines neuen Pflegeberufsgesetzes. In dem anschließenden Fazit werden noch einmal alle Anhaltspunkte zusammengefasst und alle gesammelten Erkenntnisse angezeigt.
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  • Pflegeethik und der Umgang mit dem Tod in der Pflege (German by Sven Towara

    By Sven Towara

    Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Soziologie - adjust, word: 1,3, Fachhochschule im Deutschen Roten Kreuz Göttingen (Hochschule wurde zum 01.10.2008 geschlossen), 21 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die Pflege ist die Nahtstelle zwischen sufferer und Arzt, zwischen Versorgung und Heilung und auch zwischen humanitären und wirtschaftlichen Interessen.
    Der Ausgleich von dabei teilweise entgegen gerichteten Zielen, insbesondere im Umgang mit sterbenden Patienten, ist realer Bestandteil der Pflege. Nicht selten werden Ärzte und das Pflegepersonal vor Gewissenskonflikte gestellt, die sie an persönliche Grenzen bringen.
    Neue medizinische Behandlungsmöglichkeiten, die oft nicht nur das Leben, sondern auch das Leiden und Sterben ins schier Endlose verlängern können, haben die Pflege schwerkranker Menschen stark verändert.
    Auswirkungen entstehen damit auch in ethischer Hinsicht. Sterben und der Tod sind so weit wie möglich aus dem gesellschaftlichen Leben verbannt und ein Tabuthema. Institutionen wie Krankenhäuser, Pflegeheime oder Hospize sind mit dieser schwierigen Aufgabe immer häufiger betraut, weil Angehörige fehlen oder nicht bereit sind, sich der Verantwortung zu stellen. Daher ist es wichtig, die ethischen Bedingungen und Vorgehensweisen bei der professionellen Pflegedienstleistung immer wieder neu zu überdenken.
    Die Festlegung und Fortschreibung von Regeln, was once das Sterben an sich ist, über den Weg bis dorthin, über den Umgang mit dem Sterbenden und die erlaubten Handlungsweisen der Beteiligten, sind Aufgaben der Pflegeethik.
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  • Los placeres de la edad (Spanish Edition) by Carmen Alborch

    By Carmen Alborch


    ¿Abandonarnos a una existencia pasiva en los angeles que ilusiones, pasiones, aficiones o intereses políticos o ciudadanos quedan relegados a un segundo o tercer plano?

    Así ha sido durante mucho tiempo. Ahora, con el aumento espectacular de los angeles esperanza de vida saludable, los hombres y mujeres que se encuentran en el ciclo very important de l. a. madurez reclaman el derecho a vivir con plenitud, y esa es precisamente los angeles reivindicación que Carmen Alborch plantea en esta obra: una reflexión acerca de diversos placeres —la libertad, l. a. amistad, la cultura, los angeles familia, el cuidado, el amor, l. a. participación, etc.— que adquieren una intensidad diferente precisamente cuando las responsabilidades de los angeles vida laboral activa van decreciendo y se dispone de mucho más tiempo libre para reencontrarse y reinventarse.

    En l. a. línea lúcida y rompedora de sus anteriores libros, como Solas y Malas, Carmen Alborch, alejándose de los tópicos, vuelve a poner el acento en un tema esencial de nuestro tiempo.

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  • New Dynamics in Old Age: Individual, Environmental and by Hans-Werner Wahl,Clemens Tesch-Romer,Dr. Andreas Hoff,Jon

    By Hans-Werner Wahl,Clemens Tesch-Romer,Dr. Andreas Hoff,Jon Hendricks

    This ebook used to be nurtured through the assumption that the hot dynamics of modern day and tomorrow's getting older has now not but been handled good within the gerontology literature. numerous questions drove the alternative of substance for the booklet: what sort of new dynamics of getting older merits attention? What sorts of theories and fields are on the middle of treating the sort of new dynamics? and what sort of empirical facts may be thought of? The grasp speculation on which the publication relies continues that the hot dynamics of previous age is better saw in a variety of daily getting older contexts which have been present process significant switch because the moment half the 20 th century. particularly, 5 parts of latest and protracted dynamics are taken care of extensive: the social setting, with a spotlight on cohort results in social family and the respect of family members family and elders as care redelivers; the house setting, with emphasis on housing and caliber of lifestyles, relocation and concrete getting older matters; the outdoors atmosphere, with attention of out-of-home job styles, car-driving behaviour and the rest global of getting older; the technological atmosphere, with remedies of the position of the web and the possibility of expertise for getting older results and; and the societal setting with a spotlight on international getting older, the hot politics of outdated age and older folks as industry shoppers. The book's major goal is to supply the scholarly gerontology neighborhood with a accomplished and demanding dialogue of those new developments regarding previous age. The booklet may be of curiosity for the scholarly neighborhood of gerontology in numerous disciplines; sociology, psychology, demography, epidemiology, humanities, social coverage and geriatrics; scholars in gerontology schooling and within the disciplines named above who've an curiosity in getting older matters (graduate level); pros in useful and utilized fields relating to getting older similar to neighborhood and concrete planners, well-being and care prone and policymakers; humans eager about senior electorate' firms and people in who desire to serve older individuals with new products.

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