Behavior, Health, and Aging

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Stephen B. Manuck, Richard Jennings, Bruce Rabin, Andrew S. Baum
Psychology Press, 08.04.2014 - 278 Seiten
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A dramatic shift in the average age of the U.S. population and the increasing number of elderly Americans has introduced new and challenging healthcare dilemmas. This book addresses these issues with contributed chapters by the leading authorities in the field of behavioral medicine. It deals with health and healthcare needs of the elderly by considering basic changes that result from aging and some of the more specific problems that accompany it.

Content highlights include a review of the basic tenets of genetics and molecular biology including some of the methods of looking at heritable differences in health and well-being. Quality of life concerns are addressed, including the differences between men and women, as well as other gender issues. Several chapters deal with the effects of aging on immunity. The latter part of the book emphasizes the psychosocial implications of aging on cardiovascular disease. Chronic illness among the elderly is also addressed.
 

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1 Genetics and Aging
1
2 Quality Adjusted Life Expectancy for Men and Women in the United States
15
3 Aging Women Getting Older Getting Better?
27
4 Menoupause as a Turning Point in Midlife
43
5 Changes in the Immune System During Aging
59
6 Effect of Chronic Stress on Immune Function and Health in the Elderly
69
Implications for Aging and ImmunosenescenceRodent Models
83
8 Immune Functions Their Psychological Correlates and Health
109
The Impact of Aging and the Life Cycle
135
Maintaining SelfEsteem
153
A Monkey Model
179
The Framingham Study
199
14 Uncertain Health Effects of Cholesterol Reduction in the Elderly
225
Author Index
245
Subject Index
263
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A LifeSpan Control Theory Approach
119

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Über den Autor (2014)

Richard Jennings (Livermore, CA) is a programmer at Sandia National Laboratory, also well-known in LabVIEW circles.

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