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Handbook of Gerontology
Evidence-Based Approaches to Theory, Practice
and Policy
edited by James A. Blackburn

The Handbook of Gerontology: Evidence-Based Approaches to Theory, Practice, and Policy provides an essential source of important theoretical and applied information on gerontology for all mental health professionals interested in optimizing the health and well-being of older adults.

Interdisciplinary and incorporating the most current evidence-based practices in its focus, this timely book considers the many factors that affect the way this growing population experiences the world-and provides a positive and proactive guide to administering care.

Integrating the latest research findings with important practice implications for working with an older client population, the Handbook of Gerontology draws on a multidisciplinary team of expert contributors who provide coverage and insight into a diverse range of topics, including:

  • A global perspective on aging
  • Elder abuse
  • Family caregiving
  • Parenting grandchildren
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Successful aging and personality
  • Biological and cognitive aspects and theories of aging

Contents

Part I: Introduction

  1. Global Aging

Part II: Evidence-Based Theory

  1. Biological Aspects and Theories of Aging
  2. Cognitive and Affective Theories of Adult Development
  3. Personality Theories of Successful Aging
  4. Wisdom and Life-Longing
  5. Sociological Approaches to Understanding Age and Aging

Part III: Evidence-Based Health Practice

  1. Health Promotion
  2. Disability
  3. Sleep Disturbances
  4. Sexuality and Intimacy
  5. Depression
  6. Substance Abuse
  7. Alzheimer's Disease
  8. Grief and Bereavement

Part IV: Evidence-Based Family and community Practice

  1. Parenting Grandchildren
  2. Family Caregiving
  3. Community- and Facility-Based Care
  4. Elder Abuse
  5. Health Decisions and Directives about End of Life

Part V: Conclusion

  1. Global Challenges for an Aging Population

Index

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Evidence-Based Approaches to Theory, Practice, and Policy
edited by James A. Blackburn

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