Physical Dimensions of AgingPhysical Dimensions of Aging

1. An introduction to aging. 2. Energy, work, and efficiency. 3. Motor control, coordination, and skill. 4. Physical-psychosocial relationships. 5. Physical performance and achievement.

Author: Waneen Wyrick Spirduso

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: UVA:X004114681


Page: 432

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1. An introduction to aging. 2. Energy, work, and efficiency. 3. Motor control, coordination, and skill. 4. Physical-psychosocial relationships. 5. Physical performance and achievement.

Growing OldGrowing Old

These key texts by Rudolf Steiner show how spiritual knowledge can broaden the current debate on the study of old age, the process of ageing, and the particular problems faced by older people.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855845053


Page: 240

View: 360

‘And that is one thing we need to relearn, that all of life brings its gifts – not only the first two or three decades.’ – Rudolf Steiner When are we actually old? What happens as we age? How will we cope with old age? Growing old is an art, and to grow old in the right way we need spiritual understanding. In this enlightening anthology – compiled by a director of care homes for the elderly – wide-ranging cosmological perspectives alternate with detailed observations of the phenomena of ageing. Rudolf Steiner sees ageing within the context of the earthly and spiritual evolution that encompasses all forms of existence. The book thus begins with the primary meaning that ageing has in developmental terms and ends with a consideration of the human being as co-creator in cosmic processes – and with our capacity to become increasingly conscious of the tasks this implies. These key texts by Rudolf Steiner show how spiritual knowledge can broaden the current debate on the study of old age, the process of ageing, and the particular problems faced by older people. Concerns about our ‘ageing population’ can be seen in a broader context that recognizes the fruits of old age. The productive relationship between childhood and old age – a running theme throughout this volume – is one example. If we grow old consciously, viewing ageing not only as a period of physical decline but as a time when we can actively participate in shaping life, then we can begin to find greater meaning in it. Chapters include: ‘The Core Messages of Ageing’; ‘Fundamental Principles of Gerontology’; ‘Ageing as a Developmental Process’; ‘Ageing: the Risks and Opportunities’; The Art of Growing Old’; ‘Old Age and Death’; ‘Growing Old – A Challenge for Education’; ‘The Cosmological Dimensions of Ageing’.

Aging and SpiritualityAging and Spirituality

This book's unique approach combines scholarly research and practical nuts-and-bolts suggestions for service delivery.

Author: David O. Moberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136388590


Page: 280

View: 704

Explore the spiritual dimensions of aging through science, theory, and practice! During the later years of life, many people devote energy to a process of spiritual awakening and self-discovery. Yet their family, friends, clergy, and the helping professionals who work with them are not always prepared to understand or deal with the spiritual concerns of their clients. Aging and Spirituality provides a unique, far-reaching overview of this long-neglected field. Divided into four independent but interwoven sections, this landmark book covers the spiritual realm with scientific rigor and deep human understanding. Aging and Spirituality comprehensively surveys the issues of spirituality, from the groundwork of basic definitions to detailed assessments of the role spirituality plays in the lives of the elderly and suggested directions for further research. This book's unique approach combines scholarly research and practical nuts-and-bolts suggestions for service delivery. By drawing from many disciplines and professions, it offers fresh perspectives to even those practitioners already familiar with the most effective spiritual techniques their own field can offer. Aging and Spirituality answers such common questions as: What are the spiritual needs of people later in life? Is there any solid evidence that prayer changes things? How is spirituality related to physical and mental health? Does spirituality matter when people know they are dying? How can we measure spiritual wellness and assess the outcomes of activities intended to enhance it? Will attention to spirituality aggravate or alleviate the losses--of friends, family, health, youth--that so often occur during old age? Aging and Spirituality provides a much-needed resource for health care professionals, clergy, social workers, and counselors working with geriatric clients. By integrating spiritual issues into the theoretical framework of social gerontology, Aging and Spirituality will help you understand the scientific foundations, practical applications, and public policy implications of spirituality for older adults.

Exercise and Physical Activity for Older AdultsExercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults

"This book discusses the physical benefits of exercise and physical activity when aging without major diseases, making this book unique in the sense of its primary prevention focus"--

Author: Danielle R. Bouchard

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9781492572909


Page: 352

View: 676

"This book discusses the physical benefits of exercise and physical activity when aging without major diseases, making this book unique in the sense of its primary prevention focus"--

Social Theory and AgingSocial Theory and Aging

highlighted the power of the biomedical gaze ... old age to engage in the
ontological and epistemic reductionism of aging to its biological and
psychological dimensions. ... As the preceding chapter indicated, for the
biomedical model, growing old would primarily be a process of inevitable
physical and mental "decline" and of ...

Author: Jason L. Powell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742519546


Page: 157

View: 171

This book attempts to identify two central areas for the study of aging and the epistemological differences and continuities between them: constructions of aging (modern) and deconstructions of aging (postmodern).

The SAGE Handbook of Social GerontologyThe SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

The authors constitute a Who′s Who of international gerontology, and the focus on globalization and aging is unique among Handbooks today. This Handbook should be in the library of every social gerontologist.

Author: Dale Dannefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446248393


Page: 712

View: 371

"This SAGE Handbook integrates basic research on social dimensions of aging. It presents programmatic applications of research in areas not often seen in Handbooks including imprisonment, technology and aging, urban society aged, and elderly migration. The authors constitute a Who's Who of international gerontology, and the focus on globalization and aging is unique among Handbooks today. This Handbook should be in the library of every social gerontologist." - Vern L. Bengtson, Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California This volume reflects the emergence of ageing as a global concern, including chapters by international scholars from Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. It provides a comprehensive overview of key trends and issues in the field, drawing upon the full range of social science disciplines. The Handbook is organized into five parts, each exploring different aspects of research into social aspects of ageing: Disciplinary overviews: summaries of findings from key disciplinary areas within social gerontology. Social relationships and social differences: explores area like social inequality, gender, religion, inter-generational ties, social networks, and friendships. Individual characteristics and change in later life: examines different aspects of individual aging, including self and identity, cognitive processes, and bio-social interactions and their impact on physical and psychological aging. Comparative perspectives and cultural innovations: topics include ageing and development, ageing in a global context, migration, and cross-cultural perspectives on grandparenthood. Policy issues: covering policy concerns such aslong-term care, technology and older people, end of life issues, work and retirement, and the politics of old age. This will be essential reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers concerned with the major issues influencing the lives of older people across the globe.

Facilitating Aging in Place Safe Sound and Secure An Issue of Nursing Clinics Facilitating Aging in Place Safe Sound and Secure An Issue of Nursing Clinics

... American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association.
MedSci Sports Exerc 2007;39(8):1435–45. 5. Spirduso WW, Francis KL, MacRae
PG. Physical dimensions of aging, vol. 2. Champaign (IL): Human Kinetics; 2005.

Author: Lazelle E. Benefield

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323299435


Page: 169

View: 831

The articles appearing in this geriatrics-focused issue are consistent with the collaborative and translational concepts held by a life course perspective. Each supports interprofessional collaboration and some are either authored or coauthored by interdisciplinary colleagues. Three goals are reflected in these articles: keeping community-dwelling older adults safe, sensible, and secure with solutions that will enable them to stay healthy, wise, and aware. Topics include maintaining physical functions, benefits and consequences of weight-bearing exercise on foot health; cancer prevention; managing nocturia’s effect on sleep quality and safety; protection from financial exploitation; and providing safe and affordable living environments. Several articles address physical or cognitive challenges that include monitoring medication adherence, threat of anxiety and stigma in dementia, and approaches to managing self-care in the home for persons with dementia. These evidence-based articles address emerging and best practices to support targeted interventions for persons in community-dwelling home settings. They provide a frame-work of person-centered approaches that foster good health in older age, a central tenet of aging in place and the global response to population aging.

Geriatric Physical Therapy eBookGeriatric Physical Therapy eBook

Spirduso WW, Francis KL, McRae PG: Physical dimensions of aging, ed 2,
Champaign IL, 2005, Human Kinetics. Atkinson HH, Rosan C, Simonsick EM, et
al: Cognitive function, gait speed, decline, and comorbidities: the Health, Aging,
and ...

Author: Andrew A. Guccione

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323072410


Page: 624

View: 755

Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, editors Andrew Guccione, Rita Wong, and Dale Avers and their contributors provide current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can use throughout the patient management process. Six new chapters include: Exercise Prescription, Older Adults and Their Families, Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life. Clinically accurate and relevant while at the same time exploring theory and rationale for evidence-based practice, it’s perfect for students and practicing clinicians. It’s also an excellent study aid for the Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialization exam. Comprehensive coverage provides all the foundational knowledge needed for effective management of geriatric disorders. Content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure information is authoritative, comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. A highly readable writing style and consistent organization make it easy to understand difficult concepts. Tables and boxes organize and summarize important information and highlight key points for quick reference. A well-referenced and scientific approach provides the depth to understand processes and procedures. Theory mixed with real case examples show how concepts apply to practice and help you enhance clinical decision-making skills. Standard APTA terminology familiarizes you with terms used in practice. A new chapter, Exercise Prescription, highlights evidence-based exercise prescription and the role of physical activity and exercise on the aging process. A new chapter, Older Adults and Their Families, helps physical therapists understand the role spouses/partners and adult children can play in rehabilitation, from providing emotional support to assisting with exercise programs and other daily living activities. New chapters on Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life expand coverage of established and emerging topics in physical therapy. Incorporates two conceptual models: the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, and the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) with an emphasis on enabling function and enhancing participation rather than concentrating on dysfunction and disability A companion Evolve website includes all references linked to MEDLINE as well as helpful links to other relevant websites.

Sociology of AgingSociology of Aging

... thrust of the present study , considers not only how age may affect or impede
the social functioning of the elderly but raises the question of how social factors
affect the process of physical aging and other dimensions of aging in the society .

Author: Dhirendra Prakash Saxena

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 8180692728


Page: 140

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Study conducted at Gorakhpur City of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Diet and Exercise in Cognitive Function and Neurological DiseasesDiet and Exercise in Cognitive Function and Neurological Diseases

Exercise neuroscience research is an exciting frontier ripe for continued
innovative investigations. rEfErEncEs 1. Spirduso W, Francis K, MacRae P.
Physical Dimensions of Aging‐2nd Edition, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics,
2005. 2. Cotman ...

Author: Akhlaq A. Farooqui

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118840566


Page: 384

View: 357

Diet and exercise have long been recognized as important components of a healthy lifestyle, as they have a great impact on improving cardiovascular and cerebrovascular functions, lowering the risk of metabolic disorders, and contributing to healthy aging. As a greater proportion of the world’s population is living longer, there has been increased interest in understanding the role of nutrition and exercise in long-term neurological health and cognitive function. Diet and Exercise in Cognitive Function and Neurological Diseases discusses the role and impact that nutrition and activity have on cognitive function and neurological health. The book is divided into two sections. The first section focuses on diet and its impact on neurobiological processes. Chapters focus on the impacts of specific diets, such as the Mediterranean, ketogenic and vegan diets, as well as the role of specific nutrients, fats, fatty acids, and calorie restriction on neurological health and cognitive function. The second section of the book focuses on exercise, and its role in maintaining cognitive function, reducing neuroinflammatory responses, regulating adult neurogenesis, and healthy brain aging. Other chapters look at the impact of exercise in the management of specific neurological disorders such Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. Diet and Exercise in Cognitive Function and Neurological Diseases is a timely reference on the neurobiological interplay between diet and exercise on long-term brain health and cognitive function.

Physical Rehabilitation E BookPhysical Rehabilitation E Book

Larsson L: Histochemical characteristics of human skeletal muscle during aging,
Acta Physiol Scand 117:469-471, 1983. Spirduso WW: Physical Dimensions of
Aging, Champaign, Il, 1995, Human Kinetics. Danneskoild-Samsoe B, Kofod V, ...

Author: Michelle H. Cameron

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781416065319


Page: 1120

View: 802

The only physical rehabilitation text modeled after the concepts of the APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, this detailed resource provides the most complete coverage of rehabilitation across the preferred practice patterns of physical therapy all in one place! Each chapter is consistently organized to make it easy to find the information you need, with clear guidelines, examples, and summaries based on the latest clinical evidence to help you improve quality of care and ensure positive patient outcomes. In-depth, evidence-based coverage of more key content areas than any other rehabilitation resource of its kind, including orthopedics, neurology, and wound management, ensures a comprehensive understanding of rehabilitation supported by the latest clinical research. More than 65 case studies present a problem-based approach to rehabilitation and detail practical, real-world applications. Over 600 full-color illustrations clarify concepts and techniques. A FREE companion CD prepares you for practice with printable examination forms and reference lists from the text linked to Medline abstracts and reinforces understanding through interactive boards-style review questions, and vocabulary-building exercises.

Handbook of Cognitive AgingHandbook of Cognitive Aging

This new book gathers the latest research from around the globe in this field of study and related topics such as cardiovascular disease and cognitive function, physical exercise and cognitive function in the elderly, the dementia diagnosis ...

Author: Quentin Gariépy

Publisher: Nova Biomedical

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215330767


Page: 472

View: 164

Ageing is the accumulation of changes in an organism or object over time. Ageing in humans refers to a multidimensional process of physical, psychological, and social change. Some dimensions of ageing grow and expand over time, while others decline. Reaction time, for example, may slow with age, while knowledge of world events and wisdom may expand. Research shows that even late in life potential exists for physical, mental, and social growth and development. Ageing is an important part of all human societies reflecting the biological changes that occur, but also reflecting cultural and societal conventions. More people are reaching older age today than ever before and the incidence of dementia is thus expected to rise. It is important to investigate the possible prevention of dementia and cognitive decline. This new book gathers the latest research from around the globe in this field of study and related topics such as cardiovascular disease and cognitive function, physical exercise and cognitive function in the elderly, the dementia diagnosis, the role of MRI in Alzheimer's disease, oestrogen decline effects on the mental health of ageing women and the relationship between dementia and depression.


ADL Rating Scales Katz ADL Scale □ Lawton IADL Scale □ Barthel Index □
Physical Self-Maintenance Scale □ Stanford ... Practical functional assessment
of elderly persons: A primary-care approach. ... Physical Dimensions of Aging.

Author: Patrick M. Kortebein, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781617050305


Page: 256

View: 960

Designed for the busy practitioner, Geriatrics presents 97 alphabetically arranged topics covering all major concerns in geriatric rehabilitation ranging from age-related changes to end-of-life care. The first section reviews topics related to normal aging and assessment methods to measure systemic changes. The second section addresses common aging-associated diseases and disorders affecting relevant organ systems, including neurologic, musculoskeletal, rheumatologic, and cardiovascular problems and other key concerns such as functional decline, incontinence, and visual impairments. The last section highlights special considerations such as aging with a developmental disability, exercise, pain management, polypharmacy, and rehabilitation in various healthcare settings. Taken together, the book catalogs the broad range of functional issues endemic in the elderly population and offers a quick reference guide for rehabilitation professionals providing high-quality clinical care to older patients. Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints, and suggested readings. All Rehabilitation Medicine Quick ReferenceTitles Offer: Consistent Approach and Organization: at-a-glance outline format allows readers to find the facts quickly Concise Coverage: of must-know information broken down into easy-to-locate topics Fast Answers to Clinical Questions: diagnostic and management criteria for problems commonly encountered in daily practice Hands-on Practical Guidance: for all types of interventions and therapies Multi-Specialty Perspective: ensures that issues of relevance to all rehabilitation team members are addressed

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span E BookFunctional Movement Development Across the Life Span E Book

... Strength in females From Spirduso WW: Physical dimensions of aging,
Champaign, Ill, 1995, Human Kinetics. Loss of muscle strength is associated with
a loss of function in older adults. The strength-function relationship is also

Author: Donna J. Cech

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781437715484


Page: 374

View: 732

Providing a solid foundation in the normal development of functional movement, Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span, 3rd Edition helps you recognize and understand movement disorders and effectively manage patients with abnormal motor function. It begins with coverage of basic theory, motor development and motor control, and evaluation of function, then discusses the body systems contributing to functional movement, and defines functional movement outcomes in terms of age, vital functions, posture and balance, locomotion, prehension, and health and illness. This edition includes more clinical examples and applications, and updates data relating to typical performance on standardized tests of balance. Written by physical therapy experts Donna J. Cech and Suzanne "Tink" Martin, this book provides evidence-based information and tools you need to understand functional movement and manage patients' functional skills throughout the life span. Over 200 illustrations, tables, and special features clarify developmental concepts, address clinical implications, and summarize key points relating to clinical practice. A focus on evidence-based information covers development changes across the life span and how they impact function. A logical, easy-to-read format includes 15 chapters organized into three units covering basics, body systems, and age-related functional outcomes respectively. Expanded integration of ICF (International Classification of Function) aligns learning and critical thinking with current health care models. Additional clinical examples help you apply developmental information to clinical practice. Expanded content on assessment of function now includes discussion of participation level standardized assessments and assessments of quality-of-life scales. More concise information on the normal anatomy and physiology of each body system allows a sharper focus on development changes across the lifespan and how they impact function.

Contesting Aging and LossContesting Aging and Loss

Before delving more deeply into the cultural dimensions of aging and the critical
stance generally taken in this book, a glimpse into the biological ... This situates
aging within time as mounting physical failures that rather invariably happen.

Author: Janice Graham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442604100


Page: 224

View: 286

Disease and death are a part of life, but so too is being well. The lively voices found in this book are not shy about stating the ways in which the widely held notion that they are in decline has been a far larger problem than many other features of their lives. For students, scholars, and policy makers, the message is to attend to these voices, and to design and build better programs that address the social determinants of healthy aging and social inclusion throughout the life course.

Handbook of Clinical Health PsychologyHandbook of Clinical Health Psychology

For the psychologist, the effects of the physical, psychological, and social
dimensions of aging are unsurpassed in their ability to challenge and reward. 6.
References Abraham, K. The Applicability of psychoanalytic treatment to patients
at an ...

Author: C. Green

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461334125


Page: 632

View: 453

We seek to throw down the gauntlet with this handbook, challenging the he gemony of the "behavioral medicine" approach to the psychological study and treatment of the physically ill. This volume is not another in that growing surfeit oftexts that pledge allegiance to the doctrinaire purity of behavioristic thinking, or conceptualize their subject in accord with the sterility of medical models. Diseases are not our focus, nor is the narrow band of behavioral assessment and therapy methodologies. Rather, we have sought to redefine this amorphous, yet burgeoning field so as to place it squarely within the province of a broadly-based psychology-specifically, the emerging, substantive discipline of health psy chology and the well-established professionalism and diverse technologies of clinical psychology. The handbook's title-Clinical Health Psychology-reflects this reorientation explicitly, and Chapter 1 addresses its themes and provides its justifications more fully. In the process of developing a relevant and comprehensive health assess ment tool, the editors were struck by the failure of clinical psychologists to avail themselves of the rich vein of materials that comprise the psychosocial world of the physically ill. Perhaps more dismaying was the observation that this field was being mined-less than optimally-by physicians and nonclinical psychologists.

Molecular Basis of Health and DiseaseMolecular Basis of Health and Disease

Ageing or aging is the accumulation of changes in an organism over time. Aging
in humans refers to a multidimensional process of physical, psychological, and
social change. Some dimensions of ageing grow and expand over time, while ...

Author: Undurti N. Das

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940070495X


Page: 583

View: 949

The book describes how the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory molecules is related to health and disease. It is suggested that many diseases are initiated and their progress is influenced by inflammatory molecules and a decrease in the production and/or action of anti-inflammatory molecules and this imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory molecules seems to have been initiated in the perinatal period. This implies that strategies to prevent and manage various adult diseases should start in the perinatal period. An alteration in the metaolism of essential fatty acids and their anti-inflammatory molecules such as lipoxins, resolvins, protecitns, maresins and nitrolipids seems to play a major role in the pathobiology of several adult diseases. Based on these concepts, novel therapeutic approaches in the management of insulin resistance, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, cancer, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune diseases are presented. Based on all these evidences, a unified concept that several adult diseases are due to an alteration in the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory molecules is discussed and novel methods of their management are presented.

The Paradox of Aging in Place in Assisted LivingThe Paradox of Aging in Place in Assisted Living

Introduction: Anthropology and dimensions of aging. In Dimensions: ... By any
other name, it is still killing: A comparison of the elderly in America and other
societies. In The ... 1991. The physical environment and qualiry of life 204

Author: Jacquelyn Beth Frank

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897896785


Page: 222

View: 581

The first participant-observation fieldwork on assisted living, based on an in-depth study of two assisted living settings and giving the viewpoints of both administrators and residents.


... then describe work investigating one way in which social relations benefit other
domains of successful aging : physical ... Let us begin once again with a few
guiding questions 166 Part II - Dimensions of Aging Self and Personality:
Summary ...

Author: Leslie Morgan

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 0761987312


Page: 510

View: 280

NEW edition! More than any other social gerontology texts available, addresses issues of diversity in aging by race, ethnicity, social class, and gender throughout.