Healthy Aging: Challenges and Solutions

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Ken Dychtwald
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1999 - Medical - 415 pages
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In Healthy Aging: Challenges and Solutions, the nation's leading exper ts, researchers, analysts, and educators present their frustrations, f indings, insights, and recommendations on what current research reveal s about the promise of healthy aging, how we are unprepared for the lo ng-term chronic needs of an aging population, and why we need to rethi nk how the nation spends health care dollars. Edited by Dr. Ken Dychtw ald, one of the nation's foremost visionaries and leading authorities on the aging of America, this anthology will open your eyes to our nat ion'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.
 

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Contents

Revolution in Longevity
19
Successful Aging
27
Maximizing Cognitive and Physical Function
33
SelfEfficacy
39
The Case for Healthy Aging and
45
Trends in Morbidity
52
Conclusion
59
The Association of Changes in Physical Activity
75
Financial Risk and Case Management
185
Making Healthy Aging a Key Priority
201
How Generous Is Medicare and to Whom?
209
The Elderly Populations Claim on GDP Social
221
Chapter 17The Insurers Role in Shaping a
247
Disability
261
What
268
Creating a Policy Framework for Aging
275

The Case for Preventing Decline in
85
Genetics
92
Molecular Engineering
101
Gerontologizing the Practice of Health Care
111
The Past Present and Future of Gerontologic
121
Chapter 10The Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment
135
Chapter 11Creativity and Healthy Aging
145
Chapter 12New Models of Health Care for Elders
155
The Need for Enhanced Geriatric Skills
164
Appendix 12A P Screening Questions
172
Examples of Brief Standardized
178
A Simple CostFree
285
A Phalanx of Fallacies
293
Beyond the Medical
303
Wellness and SelfCare The Next Generation
315
Mind over Matter
333
Stress and Longevity
339
Why Some People Remain Compliant while
369
Chapter 25Toward Appropriate Use of Medical Care
377
Chapter 26CommunityWide Prevention Programs
389
Index
403
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Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., is a psychologist, gerontologist, public speaker, and bestselling author of 15 books. A frequent guest in the media and an adviser to companies, organizations, and governments throughout the world, he is widely viewed as North America's most visionary, original thinker regarding the personal, social, and global impact of increasing longevity and the "age wave.

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