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HV1450 - HV1494 = Assistance and Relief for the Aged
WT1 - WT100 Geriatrics. Reference Works. General Works
WT101 - WT141 Aged. Aging
WT145-WT161 Geriatric Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental Disorders
WT 166 Geriatric Therapeutics
WT 500 Chronic Disease
Notable Book Titles
An Introduction to Gerontology by Ian Stuart-Hamilton (Editor)With the world's population getting increasingly older, there has never been a more pressing need for the study of old age and ageing. An Introduction to Gerontology provides a wide-ranging introduction to this important topic. By assuming no prior expert knowledge and avoiding jargon, this book will guide students through all the main subjects in gerontology, covering both traditional areas, such as biological and social ageing, as well as more contemporary areas, such as technology, the arts, sexuality and education of older adults. An Introduction to Gerontology is written by a team of international authors with multidisciplinary backgrounds who draw evidence from a variety of different perspectives and traditions. - Amazon.ca
Call Number: HQ 1061 I55 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-31
Gerontology for the Health Care Professional by Regula H. Robnett; Walter C. ChopGerontology for the Health Care Professional, Third Edition is a comprehensive, practical text covering the evolving field of gerontology, developed for healthcare students and professionals. Written by experts across many health disciplines, Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Third Edition presents an up-to-date and realistic assessment of the aging process. Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Third Edition begins with a review of demographic trends and continues with an overview of key topics such as the physiology, pathology, pharmacotherapy, nutrition, communication, and social concerns related to caring for older patients. This interprofessional resource concludes with future concerns for an aging society and includes an epilogue encouraging all health care professionals to embrace patient or client advocacy, especially for older adults. With new case studies, review questions, and interactive activities, this accessible resource will provide an active learning experience for all. - Amazon.ca
Aging and society : Canadian perspectives by Mark W. Novak. Lori Anne Campbell. Herbert C. Northcott.As the 21st century unfolds, the study of aging will increase in importance. Canada’s population will have more older people than ever before. These people will make new demands on Canada’s healthcare, retirement income, and housing resources. They will also bring new interests, skills, and approaches to later life. People young and old will need to understand the realities of aging in this new era. This text presents a full picture of aging—problems and all. But it also emphasizes the opportunities and advantages of later life to illustrate its underlying theme: successful aging. This theme makes more sense today than ever before. Longer life and more years of activity and good health have changed the landscape of old age. With the new, seventh edition of this text, a number of new pedagogical features have been included to engage students and provide a deeper understanding of how the topic relates to their lives and society as a whole.
Call Number: HQ 1064 C2 N68 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Health Promotion and Aging by David HaberThis fifth edition of Health Promotion and Aging has been substantially revised and updated with multiple new sub-sections, topics, and terms in each chapter. This book presents a wide scope of cutting-edge topics including gay aging, Jewish aging, social networking, brain games, the Obama administration's health care reform, mental health parity, exploritas, Wii-habilitation, elderspeak, skin cancer, Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, Senator Ted Kennedy's government-run long term care proposal, and sleep-related medical disorders.
This book is focused on current research findings and practical applications, and includes detailed descriptions of two of the author's own programs that have been recognized by the National Council on the Aging's Best Practices in Health Promotion and Aging. These programs are comprehensive exercise programs in the community that include aerobics, strength building, flexibility and balance, and health education; and a health contract/calendar to help older adults change health behaviors. - from the back cover
Call Number: WT 31 H33 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
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