Encyclopedia of Health and Aging

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Kyriakos S. Markides, Dan German Blazer, Laurence G. Branch, Stephanie Studenski
SAGE Publications, Apr 13, 2007 - Reference - 650 pages
SAGE Reference is proud to announce the Encyclopedia of Health and Aging.

This one-volume encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on health and aging. The 250 entries and relevant appendices cover: biological; psychological; social; and economic aspects of health and aging and impacts within health-care systems.

As an ever increasing percentage of the population of western societies enters `old age′, health issues grow in importance in terms of the well-being of this population, economic impact within the health-care system, impacts on families and family relationships and in so many other ways.

The Encyclopedia of Health and Agingcovers issues including:

- acute illness;

- Alzheimer′s disease;

- bereavement;

- cataracts;

- centenarians;

- dementia;

- economic;

- dependency;

- exercise;

- health care costs;

- health promotion;

- hospice care;

- long-term care;

- managed care;

- medications;

- menopause;

- nursing homes;

- nutrition;

- obesity;

- optimal aging;

- osteoporosis;

- Parkinson′s disease;

- public policy;

- `quality of life′;

- religiosity;

- sexual function;

- sleep disturbances;

- smoking;

- spousal care-giving;

- stroke;

- widowhood;

- wisdom.

Also included are landmark studies: Duke Longitudinal Study of Aging; Framingham Heart Study; MacArthur Study of Successful Aging; Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (EPESE); Health and Retirement Study (HRS); and National Long-Term Care Survey, as well as important social and health programmes including: social security, `meals on wheels′ and Medicaid/Medicare.

The Encyclopedia of Health and Agingis cross-disciplinary, with contributions from the fields of: gerontology; epidemiology; health psychology; biology; sociology; health and medicine; and public policy.

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About the author (2007)

Kyriakos S. Markides, Ph.D., is Annie and John Gnitzinger Professor of Aging Studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is the author or co-author of 210 publications, most of which are in the field of health and aging. The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has recently listed Dr. Markides among the most highly cited scientists in the world. He has extensive editorial experience including being the founding and current Editor of the Journal of Aging and Health (SAGE). Dr. Markides has also edited a number of related books, including Minorities, Aging, and Health (SAGE).

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