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Healthy Ageing : Challenges and Solutions - Ken Dychtwald

Healthy Ageing

Challenges and Solutions

Paperback Published: 1st December 2007
ISBN: 9780834213630
Number Of Pages: 415

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More and more Americans are living long enough to experience the chronic ills of old age. The fastest growing segment of our elderly, those aged 85 and over, will triple in number from 33 million today to more than 10 million by the year 2030. Our current health care system was never designed to care for a such a populationone in which the average lifespan is now 76 and rapidly increasing. Even Medicare is based on an acute-care model most appropriate for younger people. In Healthy Aging: Challenges and Solutions, the nation's leading experts, researchers, analysts, and educators present their frustrations, findings, insights, and recommendations on what current research reveals about the promise of healthy aging, how we are unprepared for the long-term chronic needs of an aging population, and why we need to rethink how the nation spends health care dollars. Edited by Dr. Ken Dychtwald, one of the nation's foremost visionaries and leading authorities on the aging of America, this anthology will open your eyes to our nation's lack of readiness to meet the staggering health care needs of an aging society, and what must be done to head off the fast-approaching health care logjam.

Introduction: Healthy Aging of Tithonius' Revenge
The Sciences of Health Aging Revolution in Longevity Successful Aging
The Case for Healthy Aging and the Compression of Morbidity
Do Physical Activity and Physical Fitness Avert Premature Mortality?
The Case for Preventing Decline in the Aging Brain Biotechnology:
Molecular Engineering for Healthy Aging
Gerontologizing the Practice of Health Care
The Future of Geriatrics: A Call to Action
The Past, Present, and Future of Gerontologic Nursing
The Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment Unit:
A Model Site for Acute Care of Frail Elderly Patients, Education and Research Creativity and Healthy Aging
New Models of Health Care for Elders Geriatric
Assessment and Managed Care Older, Sicker, Smarter, and Redefining Quality:
The Older Consumer's Quest for Service
Making Healthy Aging a Key Priority of Healthcare Financing
The Political Economy of Health Care for the Elderly Population Healthy
Aging in the National Interest: The Politics of Research
The Insurer's Role in Shaping a New Health Care Agenda
The Growing Pains of Aging: Disability, Aging and Baby Boomers Long-Term Care
Choice: A Simple, Cost-Free Solution to the Financing Puzzle
The Media's Role: Beyond the Medical Model of Journalism on Aging
Wellness and Self-Care: The Next Generation
The Part, Present and Future of Self-Care Lifestyle and Longetivity:
Mind over Matter Exercise, Nutrition and Healthy Aging:
Establishing Community-Based Exercise Programs Reversing
Disease through Diet and Exercise: The Pritikin Approach Toward Appropriate
Use of Medical Care among the Aged Community-Wide Prevention Programs--They Work
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ISBN: 9780834213630
ISBN-10: 083421363X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 415
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61