By Dr. Stephen J. Morewitz PhD, Dr. Mark L. Goldstein PhD (auth.)

ISBN-10: 0387708561

ISBN-13: 9780387708560

ISBN-10: 038770857X

ISBN-13: 9780387708577

What influence does persistent illness have on getting older, and what will we do approximately it?

Aging and protracted issues brings the main up to date solutions into transparent, readable concentration. targeting the main common stipulations affecting older adults (diabetes, heart problems, melanoma, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, low again discomfort, and fibromyalgia), Morewitz and Goldstein learn disabilities and chance elements, stressors and coping thoughts, remedy and rehabilitation tools, and sufferer schooling and self-management. Separate chapters are dedicated to cognitive adjustments, mental difficulties, and tendencies in healthiness care usage between seniors, and all chapters are amplified by means of present examine findings and instructive case reports. As of their fresh paintings, persistent illnesses and wellbeing and fitness Care, the authors have geared their insurance to mirror the field’s so much urgent goals:

  • Provide healthiness care that's either clinically powerful and cost-effective.
  • Help elders be extra proactive and self-sufficient.
  • Reduce the weight on caregivers.
  • Improve sufferers’ entry to health and wellbeing assets and social support.
  • Improve older adults’ caliber of life.

With its wide selection of concerns, getting older and persistent problems is a massive source for clinicians and scholars in fundamental care, gerontology, nursing, rehabilitation, epidemiology, public health and wellbeing, and psychological healthiness. Public well-being directors and policymakers should still locate vital insights right here in addition.

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Brenes, et al. (2005) discovered that anxiety was a significant risk factor for the progression of disability in older women. In another study, Torras-Garcia, et al. (2005) postulated that aging may lead to decreased levels of anxiety. Other studies have focused on the relationship between pain and anxiety. Hadjistavropoulos, et al. (2002) reported that health anxiety played a role in pain behavior. However, other studies have found a high degree of variability in anxiety among individuals with chronic pain.

Are more than $7 billion dollars per year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, 2006). Redaelli, et al. S. 5 million dollars. Lifestyle and Behavioral Factors Lifestyle and unhealthy behaviors create a huge economic and social burden for society. It is estimated that smoking-associated diseases cost more than $155 billion dollars each year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2006).

2004) found that this relationship between conscientiousness and longer life held for older adults as well. Changes in personality accompany forms of slow-moving but debilitating neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mini strokes. A number of researchers, particularly Berg (1996); Small and Backman (1997); and Small, et al. (2003) have attributed “terminal decline” to neurological problems and Berg (1996) has indicated that this may also be related to personality. CASE STUDIES The following three case studies show some of the different ways in which older adults may respond to stressors in their lives.

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