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Healthy longevity : a global approach.

Author: Eileen Crimmins; Carol Jagger; Jean-Marie Robine
Publisher: New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2013.
Series: Annual review of gerontology and geriatrics, vol. 33.
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Developed countries and certain regions of economically emerging nations have displaying a rapidly growing population of the oldest-old-nonagenarians, centenarians, and supercentenarians. As this trend continues, we must redirect some of our research on aging to the experience of advanced old age and discovering individual and community factors that improve the quality of life during this life stage. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Robine, Jean-Marie.
Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 33, 2013 : Healthy Longevity.
New York : Springer Publishing Company, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eileen Crimmins; Carol Jagger; Jean-Marie Robine
ISBN: 0826109950 9780826109958
OCLC Number: 864276042
Notes: Print version cataloged as a continuing resource by Library of Congress.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics: Healthy Longevity, A Global Approach; Half Title Page; Editors; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; About the Volume Editors; Contributors; Previous Volumes in the Series; Forthcoming Volume in the Series; Acknowledgments; Preface; PART 1: How Healthy Are the Longest Lived?; 1 The Oldest Old: Health in Europe and the United States; Abstract; Introduction; International Differences in Life Expectancy Among the Oldest Old; International Differences in Health Among the Oldest Child; Data; Results; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References. 2 Age Trajectory of High Cognitive FunctioningAmong the Oldest OldAbstract; Introduction; Cognitive Functioning; Methodological Challenges; Conclusion and Future Direction; References; 3 Malleability of Human Aging: The Curious Case ofOld-Age Mortality in Japan; Abstract; Introduction; Methods; Results; Discussion; References; 4 Quality of Health Care: Approaches and Findings Fromthe English Longitudinal Study of Ageing; Abstract; Introduction; What Is Good Quality of Care?; How Good is the Health Care of Older People in English Longitudinal Study of Ageing? Future Challenges-Understanding Why Effective Care is Not Always DeliveredConclusions; References; 5 The Semantic Network of Aging Well; Abstract; Introduction; Brief History of the Aging Well Semantic Network; The Lay Concept of Aging Well; Some Problematic Issues on the Concept of Aging Well; Do Different Labels for Aging Well Mean the Same?; Conclusions; References; 6 A New Concept of Successful Aging in the Oldest Old: Development of Gerotranscendence and Its Influence onthe Psychological Well-Being; Abstract; Introduction; Models of Successful Aging. Healhty Aging anf Longevity in OkinawaHealthy Aging and Longevinity in Hawaii; Trends in Research on HUman Health Span and Life Span: From Genes Versus Environment to Genes and Environment; Getting to the Core of Human Health Span; Acknowledgements; Dedication; References; 8 Mobility in Human Aging: A MultidisciplinaryLife Span Conceptual Framework; Abstract; Maintaining Mobility in Late Life: A Unifying Concept in Gerontology; Conclusions; References; 9 Physical and Biological Indicators of Health andFunctioning in U.S. Oldest Old; Abstract; Introduction; Background; Data and Methods. Successful Aging in Centenarians and the Oldest OldDevelopment of the Japanese Version of the Gerotranscendence Scale with New Concept; Age Difference in Gerotranscendence and It's Influence on Psychological Health-Finding from the Sonic Study; Conclusion; Ackowledgement; References; PART 2: What Drives Healthy Longevity?; 7 Optimizing Human Health Span and Life Span:Insights From Okinawa and Hawaii; Abstract; Introduction; What Can We Realistically Accomplish in the Field of Healthy Aging?; The Evidence is Emerging; The Healthy Aging Paradigm in Okinawa and Hawaii: Alive and Well?
Series Title: Annual review of gerontology and geriatrics, vol. 33.
Other Titles: Healthy longevity (Online)
Annual review of gerontology and geriatrics.

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Developed countries and certain regions of economically emerging nations have displaying a rapidly growing population of the oldest-old-nonagenarians, centenarians, and supercentenarians. As this trend continues, we must redirect some of our research on aging to the experience of advanced old age and discovering individual and community factors that improve the quality of life during this life stage. This state-of-the science, multidisciplinary Annual provides a comprehensive discussion of the factors promoting healthy survival and/or ensuring a good quality of life for the oldest elderly. It.

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