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Physical Change and Aging: A Guide for the Helping Professions, Fifth Edition [Kindle Edition]

Sue V. Saxon PhD , EdD, GNP, FT, Etten Mary Jean , PhD (c), RNMH Perkins Elizabeth A.
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  • Print ISBN-10: 082610441X
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0826104410
  • Edition: 5

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Book Description

[This book] has been honed?into an elegant compendium. This outstanding work should be widely read -- it is perhaps the best example of an integrative approach to gerontology. Score: 94, 4 stars

--Doody's

This book serves as an authoritative textbook and guide to the physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process, with special emphasis on the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults. This fifth edition presents the newly available research findings that differentiate normal aging from actual pathology.

The authors provide a thoroughly updated and expanded review of important topics in aging, including death and grieving, complementary and alternative therapies, nutrition, exercise, and much more. The book also demonstrates how the elderly population can gain greater personal control over aging through lifestyle modifications and preventive health strategies.

Key topics introduced and discussed:

  • Psychosocial theories of aging
  • Changes and disorders in the skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems
  • Dementia, delirium, and mild cognitive impairment
  • Aging in persons with lifelong disabilities

This volume serves as a comprehensive textbook for students studying to become health care professionals, and is also a fundamental resource for gerontologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, clergy, and counselors.


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"

"[This book] has been honed?into an elegant compendium. This outstanding work should be widely read -- it is perhaps the best example of an integrative approach to gerontology."Score: 94, 4 stars

--Doody's

This book serves as an authoritative textbook and guide to the physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process, with special emphasis on the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults. This fifth edition presents the newly available research findings that differentiate "normal" aging from actual pathology.

The authors provide a thoroughly updated and expanded review of important topics in aging, including death and grieving, complementary and alternative therapies, nutrition, exercise, and much more. The book also demonstrates how the elderly population can gain greater personal control over aging through lifestyle modifications and preventive health strategies.

Key topics introduced and discussed:

  • Psychosocial theories of aging
  • Changes and disorders in the skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems
  • Dementia, delirium, and mild cognitive impairment
  • Aging in persons with lifelong disabilities

This volume serves as a comprehensive textbook for students studying to become health care professionals, and is also a fundamental resource for gerontologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, clergy, and counselors. "

About the Author

Sue V. Saxon, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Gerontology (2002), University of South Florida, Tampa. She is author of Pain Management Strategies for the Elderly, co-author of Psychosocial Rehabilitative Programs for Older Adults, and has written chapters for Essentials of Gerontological Nursing. Her articles have appeared in several journals including The Gerontologist, Journal of Women and Aging, Experimental Neurology, and Journal of Genetic Psychology. Dr. Saxon was designated a Gerontological Pioneer for outstanding achievement and exemplary contributions to the field of Gerontology by the Southern Gerontological Society, 2005.



Mary Jean Etten, EdD, FT, ARNP, is Adjunct Professor in Thanatology, School of Aging Studies, and Faculty, Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End of Life Studies, University of South Florida. Dr. Etten is a pioneer in the development of course study and Model Program Development in Hospice Care, Loss and Grief Counseling, and Exercise for Older Adults, among other topics concerning the older adult, death and dying, and living. She is co-author with Dr. Saxon of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programs for Older Adults. She has been distinguished with several recent awards, including Outstanding Teaching Award in the Fields of Gerontology and Thanatology, University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies (2004), AGHE Recognition Honor (2003), and Florida Nurse Educator of the Year (2002). The Dr. Mary Jean Etten Center for Caring Building, Suncoast Hospice, Clearwater, Florida was dedicated in 2012.



Elizabeth A. Perkins, PhD, RNMH, is Research Assistant Professor/Health Coordinator, Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, University of South Florida. She is the recipient of the 2006 Johnson & Johnson/Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving Scholarship; the 2007 Publication Award for Doctoral Student and Faculty Mentor for "Aspects of Cognitive Functioning in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities; and Provost's Commendation for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant (2007). She is a co-author of the fourth edition of Physical Change and Aging, and contributed a book chapter to Evidence-Based Protocols for Managing Wandering Behavior. Dr. Perkins' peer-reviewed articles appear in numerous journals. She has presented at GSA, and the American Cancer Society; is immediate Past-President of the Gerontology Division of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD); and was elected to their national board of directors in 2012.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1463 KB
  • Print Length: 513 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 082610441X
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 5 edition (January 22, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0044R7EEA
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classes have not yet started so really unfair to judge this book at this time. Classes do not start till January
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2.0 out of 5 stars All of the pages had underlines and marks on them August 16, 2013
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