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See detailHealth and cognition in old age: From biomedical and life course factors to policy and practice
Leist, Anja UL; Kulmala, Jenni; Nyqvist, Fredrica

Book published by Springer (2014)

- Covers qualitative and quantitative studies from broad range of disciplines - Covers all important layers on which healthy and active aging are affected and can be influenced​ - Addresses health ... [more ▼]

- Covers qualitative and quantitative studies from broad range of disciplines - Covers all important layers on which healthy and active aging are affected and can be influenced​ - Addresses health, cognition, and quality of life in older people In recent years, the aim of research on aging has shifted from prolonging life to fostering healthy and cognitively robust old age. In order to improve the quality of life of older people, we need to better understand cognitive aging as well as bodily aging. Health and Cognition in Old Age assembles the cream of research across varied medical, mental health, and social disciplines, and demonstrates how this knowledge can lead to improved outcomes for older people. The first half of this expert volume discusses biomedical and life course factors in aging, particularly as they affect cognition and well-being in later life. From there, effective solutions are the focus: interventions and care programs to improve mental functioning and general quality of life, and current policy and practice ideas in promoting healthy, active, and cognitively robust aging. Together, these diverse chapters offer a multi-faceted approach to understanding and modifying what was formerly the inevitable course of growing old. A sampling of the coverage: - How the aging process affects the immune system. - Occupational gerontology – work-related determinants of old age health and functioning. - Social, behavioral, and contextual influences on cognitive function and decline. - Lifestyle factors in the prevention of dementia. - Understanding long-term care outcomes: conventional and behavioral economics. - Social capital, mental well-being, and loneliness in older people. For gerontologists, sociologists, social workers, health psychologists, and others working to improve older people’s lives, Health and Cognition in Old Age brings expertise, versatility, and confidence to the table. [less ▲]

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See detailPerspectives on health and cognition in old age. Why we need multidisciplinary investigations.
Leist, Anja UL; Kulmala, Jenni; Nyqvist, Fredrica

in Leist, Anja; Kulmala, Jenni; Nyqvist, Fredrica (Eds.) Health and cognition in old age. From biomedical and life course factors to policy and practice. (2014)

Maintaining health and cognition is vital to ensure that individuals can live autonomously up to and including old age. One of the most pressing topics in today’s ageing societies is how to delay ... [more ▼]

Maintaining health and cognition is vital to ensure that individuals can live autonomously up to and including old age. One of the most pressing topics in today’s ageing societies is how to delay impairments in health and cognition in old age for as long as possible, with a particular focus on cognitive and physical functioning as these are of particular importance to maintain autonomy. This edited volume presents four different perspectives on developments in current aging research relating to health and cognition in old age. Using health as overarching concept, the volume addresses different components of health such as physical functioning, cognitive health, mental well-being, self-regulation, and others. First, it examines the role of biomedical factors in ageing by identifying crucial elements of the biological ageing process and presenting possible interventions which aim at ensuring a healthy and active old age. Second, the volume gives an overview of new findings on how influences across the life course contribute to cognition and health in old age. Third, it presents advancements in care and interventions, which aim at maintaining and improving impaired health and well-being of older individuals who are in need of care and assistance. Lastly, the volume illustrates approaches in policy and practice by presenting both individual resources and societal processes that shape the experience and images of old age. [less ▲]

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