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Successful Aging Through the Life Span

SKU# 9780826125644

Intergenerational Issues in Health


  • May L. Wykle PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Peter J. Whitehouse MD, PhD
  • Diana L. Morris PhD, RN, FAAN

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This book explores concepts and practices for productive aging: What factors contribute to successful aging? What is the role of exercise and nutrition? What is the role of children and adults in interaction with elders?

The chapters identify the best practices for successful aging, examine trends in intergenerational caregiving, and define roles and responsibilities across the life span. Topics addressed include:

  • how to maximize productive engagement of older adults
  • how multigenerational issues impact successful aging
  • the ways in which a learning environment can promote intergenerational relationships.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 25, 2004
  • Page Count 232
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826125644
  • EISBN 9780826197559

Table of Contents 

    Foreword, R.E. Eckardt
    Introduction, M.L. Wykle, P.J. Whitehouse, and D.L. Morris
    Part I: Health & Productivity — Challenging the Mystique of Longevity, M.L. Wykle
  1. Can Aging Be Interpreted as a Healthy, Positive Process? E.T. Juengst
  2. Maximizing the Productive Engagement of Older Adults, N. Morrow-Howell, F. Tang, J. Kim, et al.
  3. From Successful Aging to Conscious Aging, H.R. Moody

  4. Part II: What Constitutes Successful Aging? D.L. Morris
  5. Exercise and the Generations, B.L. Roberts and P.A. Adler
  6. Food for Thought...and Good Health, G.J. Petot
  7. Successful Aging in the Face of Chronic Disease, E. Kahana, C. King, B. Kahana, et al.

  8. Part III: Aging Across Generations — Interactions that Work,P.J. Whitehouse
  9. Multigenerational Issues that Impact on Successful Aging in Seniors: Caregiving — A Precious Gift, P.A. DeGolia
  10. Women and Intergenerational Caregiving in Families: Structure, Ethnicity, and Building Family Ties, C.M. Musil, C.B. Warner, E.P. Stoller, and T.E. Andersson
  11. Effects of Montessori-Based Intergenerational Program on Engagement and Affect for Adult Day Care Clients with Dementia, C.J. Camp, S. Orsulic-Jeras, M.M. Lee, and K.S. Judge
  12. Using a Learning Environment to Promote Intergenerational Relationships and Successful Aging, C. Whitehouse, S.J. FallCreek, and P.J. Whitehouse

  13. Epilogue: Just Aging: Issues in Intergenerational Health, P.J. Whitehouse