Nutrition, Health, and Social Interventions (Society for the Study of Human Biology)
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|Format:||Paperback, 192 pages|
|Other Information: ||15 black & white illustrations, 15 black & white tables, 2 black & white halftones|
|Published In: ||United States, 12 March 2007|
Many current public health actions and policies aimed at older people revolve around the often prevailing view that failing health is a consequence of ageing. It is now clear that it is possible to postpone or even prevent much of the age-related decline in health that was once thought inevitable. Future policies must recognise this changing paradigm, and, using a multi-disciplinary approach, integrate fully the changing needs of older people into all areas of public policy including health, nutrition, social support, housing, and economic security. Derived from the 47th Annual Symposium of the Society for the Study of Human Biology in November 2005, "Ageing Well: Nutrition, Health, and Social Interventions" highlights important health and social factors affecting quality of life in older age, and reviews possible interventions aimed at the prevention or amelioration of problems that reduce the potential for ageing well. Covering a wide range of topics, contributors address the nutritional vulnerability and specific nutritional needs of older adults and confirm the necessity of appropriate diet and exercise in order to maintain both physical and cognitive health. Reminiscence, social interaction and support are highlighted as crucial for the preservation of identity, health and emotional well-being. Other chapters are concerned with socio-economic differences in the extent of age-related changes in health, resulting particularly from poor quality housing and lack of family support networks. The book includes an examination of the economic consequences for health care systems and pension schemes of ageing populations, provides insight into the methodology of evaluating the cost-effectiveness of interventions, and outlines how the minimum cost of healthy living for the 65+ population can be estimated. Bringing together the very latest information on successful ageing, "Ageing Well: Nutrition, Health, and Social Interventions" presents an up-to-date synthesis of the current evidence of nutrition, public health and social interventions aiming to ensure health and good quality of life in older age.
Table of Contents
Introduction, A. D. Dangour, E.M.D. Grundy, and A.E. Fletcher Nutritional Concerns in Old Age, L. de Groot and W.A. van Staveren Regular Exercise-the Best Investment for Our Old Age, M.E.T. McMurdo Major Eye Diseases of Later Life: Cataract and Age-Related Macular Degeneration, A.E. Fletcher Reminiscence in Everyday Talk between Older People and Their Carers: Implications for the Quality of Life of Older People in Care Homes, F. Wilson, K. McKee, H. Elford, M.C. Chung, F. Goudie, and S. Hinchliff Retention of Cognitive Function in Old Age: Why Initial Intelligence is Important, L.J. Whalley Health Inequalities in Old Age in Britain, E. Breeze Demographic Change, Family Support, and Ageing Well: Developed Country Perspectives, E.M.D. Grundy Energy Efficiency and the Health of Older People, P. Wilkinson Ageing, Health, and Welfare: An Economic Perspective, C. Normand Methodological Issues in Assessing the Cost Effectiveness of Interventions to Improve the Health of Older People, D. Walker and C. Aedo Minimum Income for Healthy Living: Physical Activity, Anti-ageing, Autonomy, J. Morris, A.D. Dangour, C. Deeming,A. E. Fletcher, and P. Wilkinson Responding to Increasing Human Longevity: Policy, Practice, and Research, D. Metz Index
Table of Contents
Nutritional Concerns in Old Age. Regular Exercise: the Best Investment for Old Age. Nutrition and Health in Older People in Developing Countries. Is Living in the Past Good for Your Present?: Reminiscence and Well-being in Frail Older People.Retention of Cognitive Function in Old Age: Why Initial Intelligence is Important. Inequalities in Health in Ageing. Home Energy Efficiency and Health. Families, Households, and Social Support of Older People: Determinants and Implications for Health.Cost-effectiveness of Interventions in Older People. Economic Aspects of Ageing. Minimum Income for Health Living: Older People. Responding to Increasing Human Longevity: Policy, Practice, and Research.
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|Publisher: ||CRC Press Inc|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.27 kg)|