Physical Change & Aging: A Guide for the Helping Professions
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Physical Change & Aging: A Guide for the Helping Professions

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"[This book] has been honed into an elegant compendium. This outstanding work should be widely read -- it is perhaps the best example of an integrative approach to gerontology." Score: 94, 4 stars

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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 p...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published November 9th 2009 by Springer Publishing Company (first published June 1st 1987)
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Karen
People need an owner's manual for the body, and the aging body presents specific challenges. Even young people should read this book in order to adopt habits that can prevent or at least postpone some age-related problems. Almost every chapter motivates me to eat healthier, exercise more and better manage my stress. I don't smoke or drink, which will help me avoid some of the problems described.

Others are just a consequence of aging that cannot be entirely prevented. We all have a slowing of the...more
Aja
Walks through all of the body systems and discusses the impact that aging has on each. Good discussions on safety and theories of aging. Great to use for prep, but not necessarily good for the semester class of health aspects of aging - little too much physical health.
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