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Aging and Quality of Life : Springer Series on Social Work - Ronald P. Abeles

Aging and Quality of Life

Springer Series on Social Work

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Published: 1st January 1994
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In this timely and important work, expert gerontologists review what has been learned about the aged and the process of aging and link this knowledge to interventions for improving the quality of life.</p>

This volume highlights the development of preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative interventions designed to assist older people maintain their independence and quality of life. In addition to the editors, chapter authors include Robert N. Butler, Matilda White Riley, Carroll Estes, and a foreword by James O. Mason.</p>

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction: Aging and Quality of Life - Celebrating New Discoveriesp. 1
Historical Perspective on Aging and Quality of Lifep. 19
Conceptualizing and Measuring Quality of Life in Older Populationsp. 27
Behavioral and Social Factors in Healthy Agingp. 57
Disability in Late Lifep. 79
Self-Care and Quality of Life in Old Agep. 99
Rehabilitation in Old Agep. 121
Psychosocial Status in Cancer Patientsp. 133
Biopsychosocial Risks for Cardiovascular Disease in Spouse Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Diseasep. 145
Social Support: Content, Causes, and Consequencesp. 163
Aging Well and Institutional Living: A Paradox?p. 185
Human Factors and Aging: The Operator-Task Dynamicp. 202
Maintaining a Sense of Control in Later Lifep. 216
The Changing Structure of Work Opportunities: Toward an Age-Integrated Societyp. 235
Socioeconomic Status and Health over the Life Coursep. 253
New Directions in Socioeconomic Research on Agingp. 275
Minority and Socioeconomic Status: Impact on Quality of Life in Agingp. 295
Public Policy and Long-Term Carep. 319
Changing the Social Environment to Promote Healthp. 336
Exploring the Future of Health Care for Older Peoplep. 350
Indexp. 367
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ISBN: 9780826184306
ISBN-10: 0826184308
Series: Springer Series on Social Work
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 1st January 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.26  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.7