Aging and Chronic Disorders by Stephen J. MorewitzAging and Chronic Disorders by Stephen J. Morewitz

Aging and Chronic Disorders

byStephen J. Morewitz, Mark L. Goldstein

Paperback | November 4, 2010

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"Aging and Chronic Disease" provides new perspectives on how aging is affected by chronic disease. The book focuses on how chronic disorders, such as diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and cancer influence stress, coping, and quality of life among older adults. The book emphasizes how management of risk factors for chronic diseases, new treatment and rehabilitation outcomes, social support, and patient education can reduce health care costs and improve coping strategies, quality of life, and longevity of older adults. Covering a wide range of topics from health care disparities, costs, new trends in disease risk factors, cognitive changes in older adults, and disability outcomes, this book will be relevant to a wide range of professionals and students in the fields of gerontology, public health, mental health, social work, health administration, and social sciences.

Stephen J. Morewitz has over 18 years experience as a behavioral/public health scientist, university faculty member, and consultant. He runs a research institution in San Francisco supervising faculty research on the epidemiology and psychosocial aspects of the lower extremity disease/injury, disability, diabetes, and arthritis, and mo...
Title:Aging and Chronic DisordersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.07 inPublished:November 4, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441943625

ISBN - 13:9781441943620

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Table of Contents

Chronic Disorders in an Aging Population: Epidemiology.- Elders and Health Care Utilization and Costs.- Chronic Disease and Quality of Life in Older Adults.- Psychological Problems in the Elderly.- Cognitive Changes in Older Adults.- Seniors with Diabetes Mellitus.- Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, and Low Back Pain in Older Adults.- Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly.- Seniors with Cancer.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Focuses on the most prevalent conditions affecting older adults. Topics include elders and health care utilization and costs, chronic disease and quality of life, psychological problems, and cognitive changes." Academia: an online magazine and resource for academic libraries, Nicki's Picks, September, 2007"Consultant Morewitz and practitioner Goldstein locate the eight chronic diseases most closely associated with old age and focus on how they affect the patient, including in terms of cost, independence and comfort...Although written for students and clinicians, this is accessible enough to be read by patients and caregivers." Sci Tech Book News, September, 2007 "The authors have reviewed an extensive body of recent literature on chronic health conditions disproportionately affecting older adults, as well as associated health care utilization and cost patterns. . the authors have amassed a wealth of information and an expansive overview of issues affecting the health and well-being of older adults. . The book lists the intended audiences as professionals and students in gerontology, medicine, nursing, public health, mental health, social work, education, health administration, health policy, and the social sciences." (Patrick Fox, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 298 (20), 2007)"The authors have amassed a vast amount of information regarding the incidence and consequences of chronic illness in aging individuals. . This book will be . a starting place for students in health care and gerontology. Of particular use is the substantial list of references. Summing Up: Recommended. Libraries that serve academic programs in gerontology and other health care disciplines; lower-/upper-level undergraduates, practitioners, and general readers." (T. D. DeLapp, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (5), January, 2008)