Ageing, healthy and in control an alternative approach to maintaining the health of older people
This book challenges conventional approaches to meeting the health needs of older people. It examines the neglect, despair and pessimism that so often surround the subject. 'Medicalization' of caring for older people, which so often appears to remove them from personal responsibility for their own health, is also discussed.
Print Book, Undefined, 1992
Chapman & Hall, London [u.a.], 1992
9780412388903, 9781565930322, 0412388901, 1565930320
Nature and importance of good health in old age; medical ageism - expectations of health in old age; allopathic medicine - the medicalization of old age; an holistic approach - the causes of illness in old age; escaping the psychology of medical ageism - reasserting personal control; maintaining social engagement - combating loneliness and loss; diet and nutrition; physical aspects of good health - exercise, posture and relaxation; alternative medicine - the fall and rise of traditional medicine; treating the illnesses of old age; an approach to loss, death and dying; the role of the carer.