Successful aging and adaptations with chronic diseases /
Leonard W. Poon, Sara Hall Gueldner, Betsy M. Sprouse, editors.
New York : Springer Pub., c2003.
xiii, 261 p.
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New York : Springer Pub., c2003.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This book reviews, coalesces, and expands what we know about how older adults successfully experience the aging process, and how they feel about and live with chronic illnesses.
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For many people growing old means facing one or more chronic diseases. Successful Aging and Adaptation with Chronic Diseases reviews, coalesces, and expands what we know about how older adults successfully experience the aging process and how they feel about and live with chronic illnesses.Questions considered include: How do older adults approach and deal with everyday-life when affected by multiple health problems? What kind of impact do they feel diseases have on their successful aging? How do existent models and theories of coping address these issues? Presenting research funded by the AARP Andrus Foundation, this book brings together contributions by originators in the field, including Robert Kahn and Ann Whall. This volume is sure to be a seminal reference point for future research,
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Self-Rated Successful Aging: Correlates and Predictorsp. 1
Successful Aging and Reciprocity Among Older Adults in Assisted Living Settingsp. 25
Successful Aging: Intended and Unintended Consequences of a Conceptp. 55
Health Expectancy: An Indicator of Successful Aging and a Measure of the Impact of Chronic Disease and Disabilityp. 70
Risk and Protective Factors for Physical Functioning in Older Adults With and Without Chronic Conditions: MacArthur Studies of Successful Agingp. 83
Health Expectancy, Risk Factors, and Physical Functioningp. 104
Coping with Comorbidityp. 116
Coping with Specific Chronic Health Conditionsp. 151
Managing Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Everyday Lifep. 181
Coping with Multiple Chronic Health Conditionsp. 209
Metanarratives Surrounding Successful Aging: The Medium Is the Messagep. 220
Referencesp. 228
Indexp. 255
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