Health Promotion and Aging: Practical Applications for Health Professionals

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Springer Publishing Company, 2003 - 483 pages
Focusing on research findings and practical applications, the author, in this new edition, continues to stress the importance of collaboration and communication between health professionals and their clients. The book is based on the premise that health professionals should be health educators.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Health Professionals and Older Clients
30
Clinical Preventive Services
53
Health Behavior
84
Exercise
115
Nutrition
154
Weight Management
193
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
220
Social Support
288
Mental Health
315
Community Health
337
Diversity
363
Public Health
383
References
407
Index
459
Copyright

Other Health Education Topics
255

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Page 178 - Read the statements below. Circle the number in the yes column for those that apply to you or someone you know. For each yes answer, score the number in the box.
Page 449 - Prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus by changes in lifestyle among subjects with impaired glucose tolerance.
Page 179 - Any disease, illness or chronic condition which causes you to change the way you eat, or makes it hard for you to eat, puts your nutritional health at risk. Four out of five adults have chronic diseases that are affected by diet. Confusion or memory loss that keeps getting worse is estimated to affect one out of five or more of older adults. This can make it hard to remember what, when or if you've eaten. Feeling sad or depressed, which happens to about one in eight older adults, can cause big changes...
Page 178 - You are at high nutritional risk. Bring in this checklist the next time you see your doctor, dietitian or other qualified health or social service professional. Talk with them about any problems you may have. Ask for help to improve your nutritional health.
Page 179 - PAIN A healthy mouth, teeth and gums are needed to eat. Missing, loose or rotten teeth or dentures which don't fit well or cause mouth sores make it hard to eat. ECONOMIC HARDSHIP As many as 40% of older Americans have incomes of less than $6,000 per year. Having less— or choosing...
Page 262 - Alcoholism is a primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial.
Page 169 - The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is the average daily dietary intake level that is sufficient to meet the nutrient requirement of nearly all (97 to 98 percent) healthy individuals in a particular life stage and gender group (see Figure 1-1).
Page 445 - Identification and fracture outcomes of undiagnosed low bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: results from the National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment.

About the author (2003)

David Haber is the John and Janice Fisher Distinguished Professor of Wellness and Gerontology at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

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