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Physical change & aging : a guide for the helping professions

Author: Sue V Saxon; Mary Jean Etten; Elizabeth A Perkins
Publisher: New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"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."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue V Saxon; Mary Jean Etten; Elizabeth A Perkins
ISBN: 9780826104410 082610441X 9780826104472 0826104479
OCLC Number: 440283343
Description: xv, 496 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Perspectives on aging --
Theories of aging --
The skin, hair, and nails --
The musculoskeletal system --
The nervous system --
Dementia and delirium --
The sensory systems --
The cardiovascular system --
The respiratory system --
The gastrointestinal system --
The urinary system --
The reproductive system --
The endocrine system --
The immune system --
Aging with lifelong disabilities --
Special topics --
Health promotion and exercise --
Complementary and alternative therapies --
Nutrition --
Medications and the elderly --
Teaching older adults --
Caregiving --
Death and grief in the later years.
Other Titles: Physical change and aging
Responsibility: Sue V. Saxon, Mary Jean Etten, Elizabeth A. Perkins.

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