"Health in the Later Years" prepares students to meet the needs of an aging population as both participants of an aging society and in their careers as health professionals. The text provides a broad overview of health and aging, addressing concerns of those working with elders, and covering psychological, sociological, biological, and political factors affecting older populations.
Introduction 1. Our Nation's EldersTheories and Longevity 3. The Body and Its Age Changes 4. Physical Activity 5. Nutrition 6. Sexuality 7. Mental Health and Illness 8. Chronic Illness 9. Acute Illnesses and Accidents 10. Medication Use 11 Prevention and Health Promotion 12. Medical Care 13. Long-Term Care 14. Death, Dying, and Bereavement