Health and Wellbeing in Late Life

Perspectives and Narratives from India

by Prasun Chatterjee

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Book Description

This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to provide a holistic understanding of late old age, and situates the aged person within the context of family, caregivers, clinical and other institutions. All through the book, the author discusses preparedness for an aging individual as well as the society in the Indian context. The book highlights inevitable but mostly neglected health issues like depression, dementia, fall, and frailty and provides detailed analyses of solutions that are practicable in low resource settings. It also brings up intergenerational differences and harmony in the context of holistic care of older Indians.
Alongside clinical perspectives, the book uses narratives of elderly patients to dwell on the myriad of problems and issues that constitute old age healthcare. Demonstrating cases that range from the most influential to the most underprivileged elderly in India, the book enlightens multiple caregivers—doctors, nurses, and professional caregivers, but also family members—about the dynamic approach required in dealing with complex issues related to late old age. The narratives make the book relatable and interesting to non-academic readers, with important lessons for gerontological and geriatric caregiving. It is also of use to older adults in preparing for active aging.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Health and Wellbeing in Late Life ebook for free in PDF format (3.2 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Medical
Publisher
Springer
Published
2019
Pages
213
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9789811389375
ISBN10
9811389373
ISBN13 Digital
9789811389382
ISBN10 Digital
9811389381
PDF Size
3.2 MB
License
CC BY

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