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Title Ageing well : nutrition, health, and social interventions / [edited by] Alan Dangour, Emily Grundy and Astrid Fletcher
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (178 pages)
Series Society for the Study of Human Biology ; 47
Society for the Study of Human Biology series ; 47
Contents Nutritional concerns in old age / Lisette de Groot and Wija A. van Staveren -- Regular exercise, the best investment for our old age / Marion E.T. McMurdo -- Major eye diseases of later life: cataract and age related macular degeneration / Astrid E. Fletcher -- Reminiscence in everyday talk between older people and their carers: implications for the quality of life of older people in care homes / Fiona Wilson [and others] -- Retention of cognitive function in old age: why initial intelligence is important / Lawrence Whalley -- Health inequalities in old age in Britain / Elizabeth Breeze -- Demographic change, family support, and ageing well: developed country perspectives / Emily Grundy -- Home energy efficiency and health / Paul Wilkinson -- Ageing, health, and welfare: an economic perspective / Charles Normand -- Methodological issues in assessing the cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve the health of older people / Damian Walker and Cristian Aedo -- Minimum income for healthy living: older people England 2005/6 / Jerry Morris [and others] -- Responding to increasing human longevity: policy, practice, and research / David Metz
Summary Providing an overview of current public health research on ageing, "Ageing Well: Nutrition, Health, and Social Interventions" explores the application of this research to public policy. The book focuses on the biological issues in ageing: diet, exercise, and cognitive health. It offers an in-depth exploration of social issues relevant to policy, discussing social inequalities, economics, the importance of quality housing, quality of life, cost of living, and social support for older people. Consisting of proceedings from the annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Human Biology, this interdisciplinary volume also addresses methodological, research, and policy questions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Aging -- Nutritional aspects.
Aging -- Prevention.
Longevity -- Social aspects.
Developed Countries.
Health Policy.
Quality of Life.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Developed countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Dangour, Alan D.
Fletcher, Astrid E.
Grundy, Emily M. D.
ISBN 084937474X (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1420007564 (electronic bk.)
9780849374746 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9781420007565 (electronic bk.)