By Elizabeth Vierck
The graying of the United States could be the main major demographic occasion of modern instances. well-being care and food have better, and child boomers attaining heart age and retirement will effect American society either now and within the years yet to come. Vierck and Hodges current important facts on getting older americans in a readable and engaging layout, describing tendencies, supplying insights, and supplying a framework for figuring out the information. This ebook comprises many formerly unpublished info assets, and Vierck and Hodges supply analytical aid to explain the substantial quantity of knowledge. entire analyses, for instance, have been carried out on newly on hand nursing domestic, domestic well-being care, and hospice care info, and an in depth interpretation of food facts through Kris Hodges presents new views at the dietary prestige of the aged. The ebook, divided into sixteen chapters on diverse facets of getting older and healthiness, should be priceless to gerontologists, geriatricians, health and wellbeing coverage analysts, researchers, librarians and knowledge experts, advertising execs, reporters, scholars, and others doing examine on getting older, health and wellbeing, and health and wellbeing providers.
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Census Bureau, "Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Annual Statistics: 1999/' Table 15. gov. 17 WIDOWHOOD The age at which widowhood occurs for women improved greatly in the past century. 18 In 1940, however, this age was around 70, and by 1970, it was well past 70. 19 AGEISM During the twentieth century, many programs and protections—such as Social Security, Medicare, and Older Americans Act programs—were implemented. Today, however, the situation of the elderly seems bittersweet. While aging and aging services have clearly dominated much of the politics of the last century, gerontologists point out that, paradoxically, the elderly are still objects of ageism as the new century unfolds.
20 Keep physically active. The previously mentioned NIA analysis, which involved 8,604 nondisabled elderly persons, found that physical activity means longer lives for smokers and nonsmokers. Physical activity in elderly nonsmokers added 11 to 18 years of life, and 9 to 15 years for smokers. Higher physical activity also reduced the amount of disability before death. 21 The researchers found that conditioning exercisers had a 43 percent lower risk of death when compared with those who were sedentary, and the occasional exercisers had a 29 percent reduced risk of death when compared with the sedentary.
16. Michael R. Haines and Allen C. Goodman, "A Home of One's Own," in David L. Kertzer and Peter Laslett (editors), Aging in the Past (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995), 213. 17. Bureau of the Census, "Housing Vacancies and Home Ownership Annual Statistics: 1999," Table 15. gov. 18. Tamara K. Haraven and Peter Uhlenberg, "Transition to Widowhood and Family Support Systems in the Twentieth Century, Northeastern United States," in David I. Kertzer and Peter Laslett (editors), Aging in the Past (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995).
Aging: Demographics, Health, and Health Services by Elizabeth Vierck