The seventh edition of this classic text champions healthy aging by demonstrating how to prevent or manage disease and make large-scale improvements towardhealth and wellness in the older adult population. The text synthesizes state-of-the-art research findings Aiproviding convincing evidence that healthpromotion truly works Aiwith practical, effective strategies. Encompassing important research results that supplant prior recommendations, this new editionprovides updated best practices and strategies to ensure the active participation of older adults in all aspects of life.
Completely reorganized for ease of use, this textbook features updated demographics and rankings for leading causes of death, new blood pressure screeningguidelines and data on obesity and diabetes, updated exercise regimens, older-driver statistics and innovations such as the driverless car, cautionsregarding ineffective brain-training programs, and more.
Highly practical, the text includes health-promoting tools, resource lists, assessment tools, illustrations, checklists, and tables. Additionally, the bookincludes key terms and learning objectives at the start of each chapter, along with thought-provoking questions and reflection boxes. An Instructor AosManual and PowerPoint slides are available to facilitate teaching.
New to the Seventh Edition: Provides updated blood pressure, cholesterol, Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), and lung cancer screening guidelines Presents updates on exercise regimens ranging from yoga to the tango Expands and updates section on emotional regulation and conflict resolution skills with aging Discusses Boomer Entrepreneurism Provides new policy recommendations including student loan debt among older adults Expands gerotechnology and smart home innovations Updates on AuObamacare Au and health care delivery recommendations Addresses AuBuyer Beware Au regarding brain-training programs Expands global aging and LGBT aging content "