Physical Change and Aging: A Guide for the Helping Professions

  • ISBN 9780826104410

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This book focuses primarily on physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process, and also considers the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults. Presented in a detailed, accurate, and readable format, the fifth edition is geared towards older adults as well as their caretakers. The authors use newly available research to delineate 'normal' aging from pathology. This new data present a more optimistic view of the aging process, indicating much greater personal control over aging through lifestyle modifications and preventative health strategies than previously recognized. With tips on how to use these strategies to create beneficial health behaviors, this volume is essential for practitioners in the helping professions, including gerontologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, clergy, and counselors. This title includes: resources for older adults and those who work with them; practical hints for improving safety; selected bibliography; list of common medical abbreviations; and, glossary of medical terms.
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