Encyclopedia of Health and Aging

Kyriakos S. Markides,

Encyclopedia of Health and Aging

"The Encyclopedia of Aging and Health is both a comprehensive reference of best practices across gerontology-related fields and a philosophical work that inspires its readers to embrace a loftier and more global view of aging beyond disability and medications."

Encyclopedia of Health and Aging


Key Features
  • Addresses a full spectrum of topics, including acute illness, Alzheimer′s disease, bereavement, economic dependency, health-care costs, health promotion, hospice care, long-term care, medications, nursing homes, optimal aging, public policy, quality of life, spousal care-giving, widowhood, and much more
  • Discusses landmark studies such as (Duke Longitudinal Studies, the Established Populations for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly, Health and Retirement Study, and the National Long Term Care Survey) as well as important programs (Social Security, Meals on Wheels, and Medicaid/Medicare, etc.)
  • Offers cross-disciplinary coverage with contributions from the fields of gerontology, epidemiology, health psychology, biology, sociology, health and medicine, and public policy
  • Provides health and aging issues from around the world including Mexico, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Includes a list of 45 online resources on health and aging

Key Themes:  
  • Aging and the Brain
  • Diseases and Medical Conditions
  • Drug Related Issues
  • Function and Syndromes
  • Mental Health and Psychology
  • Nutritional Issues
  • Physical Status
  • Prevention and Health Behaviors
  • Sociodemographic and Cultural Issues
  • Studies of Aging and Systems of Care

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