Delaying the Onset of Late-life Dysfunction

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Robert N. Butler, Jacob A. Brody
Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1995 - Medical - 255 pages
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"This volume presents the most current medical strategies for postponing the onset of chronic illnesses and other functional losses associated with aging. Expert authors point out that while many preventive measures are available today, they are not yet fully implemented and more research is still necessary. This volume highlights important areas for further research, such as Alzheimer's disease, immune dysfunction, and brain and neuronal aging. Geriatricians, geriatric researchers and academics, as well as other aging and health professionals will find this volume a welcome addition to their collections."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Changes in Body Composition and Functional
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AgingAssociated Immune Dysfunction
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and Debra J Decker
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About the author (1995)

Robert Neil Butler was born on January 21, 1927. He graduated from Columbia University. He was a physician, gerontologist, and psychiatrist. He was a lead investigator of one of the first interdisciplinary, comprehensive, longitudinal studies of healthy community-residing older persons, which resulted in the book Human Aging. He founded the National Institute on Aging and the first department of geriatrics at a U.S. medical school. In 1976, he won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for Why Survive?: Being Old in America. His other works include Aging and Mental Health: Positive Psychosocial and Biomedical Approaches, Life in an Older America, The New Love and Sex after 60 and The Longevity Revolution. He also wrote over 300 scientific and medical articles. He died of leukemia on July 4, 2010 at the age of 83.

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