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Successful Aging As A Contemporary Obsession

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In recent decades, the North American public has pursued an inspirational vision of successful aging-striving through medical technique and individual effort to eradicate the declines, vulnerabilities, and dependencies previously commonly associated with old age. On the face of it, this bold new vision of successful, healthy, and active aging is highly appealing. But it also rests on a deep cultural discomfort with aging and being old.
 
The contributors to Successful Agingas a Contemporary Obsession explore how the successful aging movement is playing out across five continents. Their chapters investigate a variety of people, including Catholic nuns in the United States; Hindu ashram dwellers; older American women seeking plastic surgery; aging African-American lesbians and gay men in the District of Columbia; Chicago home health care workers and their aging clients; Mexican men foregoing Viagra; dementia and Alzheimer sufferers in the United States and Brazil; and aging policies in Denmark, Poland, India, China, Japan, and Uganda. This book offers a fresh look at a major cultural and public health movement of our time, questioning what has become for many a taken-for-granted goal-aging in a way that almost denies aging itself.
 


Managing Stress At Work In A Week

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Managing stress just got easier

This book is written for managers as a simple, practical guide to the principles and techniques for managing stress at work. It looks at stress from an organizational perspective as well as highlighting practical steps individual managers can take to enable them to gain competitive advantage through effective management of their most valuable asset - their people. Even if you have no direct line-management responsibilities now, you can use what you have learnt to influence decision-makers,

perhaps even your own line manager, to better manage stress in the workplace.

This book will help you understand what stress is, why we get stressed and some of its physiological and psychological symptoms. You will learn about some of the background research into the psychology of stress and consider a variety of theories and models. More importantly, with this simple guidance, practical techniques and some relevant examples you will be able to create a challenging and supportive environment where people know what is expected, work hard, avoid burnout and make a real impact in your organization.

As well as managing the stress of others at work, you will also find some useful tips and suggestions that you can adopt to take personal charge of your own stress levels, allowing you to relax, keep healthy and stay on top.

Each of the seven chapters in Managing Stress In A Week covers a different aspect of stress:

- Sunday: What is stress?

- Monday: Understanding stress - some basic psychological and physiological aspects

- Tuesday: Job roles, responsibility and level of control

- Wednesday: Workload, work pressure and work environment

- Thursday: Behaviours, conflict and support

- Friday: Change management

- Saturday: Personal responsibility and actions

About the Author

Stephen Evans-Howe is a senior manager at a FTSE-250 company. He is an expert in organizational issues around stress, and has helped hundreds of employees and colleagues to reduce their stress, or to be effective in spite of stress.


Aging Is A Treatable Disease

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New advances in medical science and the unraveling of the human genome are providing us great insights to the aging process. We can now significantly increase our healthy longevity and live long enough to take advantages of the even newer technologies being developed. The overall deterioration of the body that comes with growing old is not inevitable. Aging is a treatable disease. So if you want to increase your chances of living a long and healthy life, maybe even becoming immortal, you need to learn what you can do today. You do not have to go to the extremes to get great benefits. But you do need to learn what to do and take action. This book describes 7 programs that you can begin today to dramatically improve your health and longevity. Live Healthy - Look Marvelous - Live Longer


Healthy Living (2nd Edition)

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Healthy Living - Discover 12 Healthy Living Habits That Will SURPRISE You! FREE BONUS FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: If you download this book TODAY, you will get a FREE DOWNLOAD of Linda Westwood's best selling book, Quick & Easy Weight Loss: 97 Scientifically PROVEN Tips Even For Those With Busy Schedules! From the best selling author, Linda Westwood, comes Healthy Living: 12 Habits You DON'T KNOW That Promote Healthy Living & A Healthy Lifestyle! This book will jump-start your mood, increase your energy levels, clear your mind, and improve your overall health - allowing you to finally achieve healthy living! Our lives are full of regular habits that we live by every day, and these habits determine who we are, as a result. This is why healthy living is very important. What You Will Learn In This Healthy Living Book This book provides you with 12 separate habits that will completely change your life for the better. Along with discovering what these habits are, you will also learn why they are beneficial to add into your life and how they promote healthy living, followed by a step-by-step Action Plan that shows you EXACTLY how you can implement in your life immediately! Are you ready to feel healthier and happier than you ever have before in your life? Do you want to finally be able to live healthy? Then check out these unique habits that YOU are missing out on! If you successfully implement these unique habits, you will... Feel happier than you ever have Set up your life so that you live longer Say goodbye to poor energy levels and depressing moods Learn how you can live a healthier lifestyle without trying WANT to eat healthy foods so that dieting will never be hard again NEVER feel tired or exhausted in your day - EVER AGAIN! Tags: healthy living, healthy lifestyle, healthy habits, live healthier, improve health, become healthy, live longer"


Ebersole & Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging

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Ebersole & Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the only gerontological nursing text that follows a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care. Designed to facilitate healthy aging regardless of the situation or disease process, this text goes beyond simply tracking recommended treatments to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and help older adults lead healthy lives. Featuring evidence-based practice boxes, safety alerts, expanded tables, and careful attention to age, gender, and cultural differences, Ebersole & Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the most complete text on the market.



  • Focus on health and wellness helps you gain an understanding of the patient's experience.
  • AACN and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing core competencies integrated throughout.
  • Consistent chapter organization and pedagogy, including Learning Objectives, Glossary, andResearch and Study Questions/Activities.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize research findings that confirm effective practices or identify practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects.
  • Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences helps you understand these important considerations in caring for older adults
  • Expanded tables, boxes, and forms, including the latest scales and guidelines for proper health assessment make information easy to find and use.
  • Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter equip you with the information you need to assess the patient.


  • UPDATED! Healthy People 2020 boxes integrate information about healthy aging.
  • NEW! Safety Alerts highlight safe practices and quality of care QSEN competencies.
  • NEW! Chapter on Neurologic Compromise expands content on stroke and Parkinson's disease.



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