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The Cambridge Handbook of Successful Aging

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Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros, Jean-Marie Robine, Athanase Benetos, Claire Falandry, Tamàs Fulop, Jacek M. Witkowski, Alan A. Cohen, Gilles Dupuis, Katsuiku Hirokawa, Anis Larbi, Simon Toupance, Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen, Kaare Christensen, Kiyoka Kinugawa, Magnus Bäck, Michel E. Safar, Harold Smulyan, Bertrand Fougère, Matteo Cesari, Timo E. Strandberg, Stany Perkisas, Maurits Vandewoude, Rebecca Diekmann, Juergen M. Bauer, Daniel Gillain, Sébastien Piccard, Christelle Boulanger, Jean Petermans, Mirko Petrovic, Annemie Somers, Sophie Marien, Anne Spinewine, Mónica De la Fuente, Jana Nikitin, Alexandra M. Freund, Marta Santacreu, Marcos Alonso Rodríguez, María Ángeles Molina, María Dolores Calero, Ute Kunzmann, Constança Paúl, Katherine E. Bercovitz, Christelle Ngnoumen, Ellen J. Langer, María Márquez-González, Sheung-Tak Cheng, Andrés Losada, Andreas Kruse, Eric Schmitt, Ariela Lowenstein, Ruth Katz, Aviad Tur-Sinai, Toni C. Antonucci, Noah J. Webster, Oscar Ribeiro, Lia Araújo, Maria Giovanna Caprara, Neyda Ma. Mendoza-Ruvalcaba, Víctor Manuel Mendoza-Núñez, María de la Luz Martínez-Maldonado, Alan Walker, Hans-Werner Wahl, Laura N. Gitlin, Azghar Zaidi, Marge Unt, Catherine Le Galès
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  • Date Published: January 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316614747

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  • Recent studies show that more people than ever before are reaching old age in better health and enjoying that health for a longer time. This Handbook outlines the latest discoveries in the study of aging from bio-medicine, psychology, and socio-demography. It treats the study of aging as a multidisciplinary scientific subject, since it requires the interplay of broad disciplines, while offering high motivation, positive attitudes, and behaviors for aging well, and lifestyle changes that will help people to stay healthier across life span and in old age. Written by leading scholars from various academic disciplines, the chapters delve into the most topical aspects of aging today - including biological mechanisms of aging, aging with health, active and productive aging, aging with satisfaction, aging with respect, and aging with dignity. Aimed at health professionals as well as general readers, this Cambridge Handbook offers a new, positive approach to later life.

    • Promotes successful and healthy aging for health professionals and general readers
    • Argues that disability in old age can be prevented
    • Shows how the negative consequences of aging are affected by behaviors and social conditions
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    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316614747
    • length: 662 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.32kg
    • contains: 37 b/w illus. 38 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: some traits about this Handbook of Successful Aging Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros, Jean-Marie Robine and Athanase Benetos
    1. The concept of successful aging and related terms Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros
    2. The biomedical bases of successful aging Athanase Benetos
    3. Successful aging and the longevity revolution Jean-Marie Robine
    Part I. Biomedical:
    4. The connection between cellular senescence and age-related diseases Claire Falandry
    5. From inflamm-aging to immunosenescence Tamàs Fulop, Jacek M. Witkowski, Alan A. Cohen, Gilles Dupuis, Katsuiku Hirokawa and Anis Larbi
    6. Telomere dynamics and aging related diseases Simon Toupance and Athanase Benetos
    7. Gene-lifestyle interactions in longevity Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen and Kaare Christensen
    8. Plasticity of the brain and cognition in older adults Kiyoka Kinugawa
    9. Arterial stiffness and blood pressure during the aging process Athanase Benetos, Magnus Bäck, Michel E. Safar and Harold Smulyan
    10. Prevention of frailty Bertrand Fougère and Matteo Cesari
    11. Preventive effects of physical activity in older people Timo E. Strandberg
    12. Nutrition and cognition Stany Perkisas and Maurits Vandewoude
    13. Nutrition, muscle function and mobility in older people Rebecca Diekmann and Juergen M. Bauer
    14. Gerontechnologies and successful aging Daniel Gillain, Sébastien Piccard, Christelle Boulanger and Jean Petermans
    15. Optimization of drug use in older people: a key factor for a successful aging Mirko Petrovic, Annemie Somers, Sophie Marien and Anne Spinewine
    Part II. Psychosocial:
    16. Bio-psycho-social bridge: the psychoneuroimmune system in successful aging Mónica De la Fuente
    17. The adaptation process of aging Jana Nikitin and Alexandra M. Freund
    18. Behavioral health Marta Santacreu, Marcos Alonso Rodríguez and María Ángeles Molina
    19. Effects of environmental enrichment and training across life span in cognition María Dolores Calero
    20. Wisdom: the royal road to personality growth Ute Kunzmann
    21. Emotions and successful aging Constança Paúl
    22. Personal control and successful aging Katherine E. Bercovitz, Christelle Ngnoumen and Ellen J. Langer
    23. Coping mechanisms through successful aging María Márquez-González, Sheung-Tak Cheng and Andrés Losada
    24. Spirituality and transcendence Andreas Kruse and Eric Schmitt
    25. Intergenerational family relationships and successful aging Ariela Lowenstein, Ruth Katz and Aviad Tur-Sinai
    26. Involvement with life and social networks: a pathway for successful aging Toni C. Antonucci and Noah J. Webster
    27. Defining 'success' in exceptional longevity Oscar Ribeiro and Lia Araújo
    28. Promoting successful aging: a psychosocial perspective Maria Giovanna Caprara and Neyda Ma. Mendoza-Ruvalcaba
    29. Promoting successful aging in the community Víctor Manuel Mendoza-Núñez and María de la Luz Martínez-Maldonado
    Part III. Socio-Demography:
    30. The promise of active aging Alan Walker
    31. Linking the socio-physical environment to successful aging: from basic research to intervention to implementation science considerations Hans-Werner Wahl and Laura N. Gitlin
    32. The active aging index: measuring successful aging at population level Azghar Zaidi and Marge Unt
    33. Aging and capabilities Catherine Le Galès.

  • Editors

    Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
    Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychobiology and Health at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She has been searching and promoting healthy and active aging since 1980. Throughout her career she has served as a consultant to UNESCO, the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the European Union.

    Athanase Benetos, Université de Lorraine and Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM) Nancy
    Athanase Benetos is Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Biology of Aging at the University of Lorraine. He has published more than 360 papers in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and participated in several scientific books. He is the President Elect of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS).

    Jean-Marie Robine, INSERM
    Jean-Marie Robine is the Research Director at INSERM, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. He is also a professor at the advanced school Ecole pratique des hautes études (EPHE) in Paris. Since its creation in 1989, he has also been the coordinator of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES).

    Contributors

    Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros, Jean-Marie Robine, Athanase Benetos, Claire Falandry, Tamàs Fulop, Jacek M. Witkowski, Alan A. Cohen, Gilles Dupuis, Katsuiku Hirokawa, Anis Larbi, Simon Toupance, Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen, Kaare Christensen, Kiyoka Kinugawa, Magnus Bäck, Michel E. Safar, Harold Smulyan, Bertrand Fougère, Matteo Cesari, Timo E. Strandberg, Stany Perkisas, Maurits Vandewoude, Rebecca Diekmann, Juergen M. Bauer, Daniel Gillain, Sébastien Piccard, Christelle Boulanger, Jean Petermans, Mirko Petrovic, Annemie Somers, Sophie Marien, Anne Spinewine, Mónica De la Fuente, Jana Nikitin, Alexandra M. Freund, Marta Santacreu, Marcos Alonso Rodríguez, María Ángeles Molina, María Dolores Calero, Ute Kunzmann, Constança Paúl, Katherine E. Bercovitz, Christelle Ngnoumen, Ellen J. Langer, María Márquez-González, Sheung-Tak Cheng, Andrés Losada, Andreas Kruse, Eric Schmitt, Ariela Lowenstein, Ruth Katz, Aviad Tur-Sinai, Toni C. Antonucci, Noah J. Webster, Oscar Ribeiro, Lia Araújo, Maria Giovanna Caprara, Neyda Ma. Mendoza-Ruvalcaba, Víctor Manuel Mendoza-Núñez, María de la Luz Martínez-Maldonado, Alan Walker, Hans-Werner Wahl, Laura N. Gitlin, Azghar Zaidi, Marge Unt, Catherine Le Galès

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