January 15, 2015

Healthy ageing

Health promotion and aging : practical applications for health professionals
by David Haber
Substantially revised and updated, the sixth edition of this classic text continues to define healthy aging by illustrating how to prevent disease and make large-scale improvements toward health and wellness. New to this edition is current information regarding the future of Medicare, Social Security, and the Affordable Care Act; a description of the Healthy People 2020 initiative supported with examples; up-to-date and comprehensive medical screening recommendations; and an extensive review of new developments in complementary and alter-native medicine, geriatric mental health, community health, and public health policy. A new section on technology and aging is also included, as well as an accompanying instructor's manual. The text synthesizes current research findings with practical applications, and includes detailed and updated descriptions of the author's own programs that have been recognized by the National Council on the Aging's Best Practices in Health Promotion and Aging.
New to this Edition:
•Up-to-date coverage of the future of Medicare, Social Security, the Affordable Care Act, and the Healthy People 2020 initiative
•New section on technology and aging
•Current developments in complementary and alternative medicine
•New findings regarding geriatric physical and mental health and community health
•Current information about exercise, nutrition and weight management
•Updated information on public health policy
•Current trends in long-term care and end-of-life-care
•Updated socio demographic trends
•Instructor's manual

Exercise & physical activity : your everyday guide from the National Institute on Aging
One of the great things about physical activity is that there are so many ways to be active. For example, you can be active in short spurts throughout the day, or you can set aside specific times of the day on specific days of the week to exercise. Many physical activities — such as brisk walking, raking leaves, or taking the stairs whenever you can — are free or low cost and do not require special equipment. This guide shows you many types of exercise and physical activity. It also has lots of tips to help you be active in ways that suit your lifestyle, interests, health, and budget, whether you’re just starting out, getting back to exercising after a break, or fit enough to run a 3-mile race. It’s for everyone — people who are healthy and those who live with an ongoing health problem or disability.

Older, smarter, fitter : a guide for providers of sport and physical activity programs for older Australians
This book provides a range of information and suggestions for any provider considering developing and implementing physical activity programs for older Australians in their community. The resource makes practical suggestions which will help providers develop effective and safe programs. It also contains examples of a variety of programs already in place and lists useful contacts from which providers can seek advice or funding.

Walk for life : a peer supported exercise group model
The Walk for Life program was developed in response to the need to support people with dementia to remain active throughout their lives and to stay connected with social interaction, mental stimulation and fitness.  The program involved people with dementia, volunteers (some of whom have dementia) and others taking part in walking groups. A manual has been developed so the program can be replicated. ACH Group is proud to partner with the City of Salisbury, the Italian Benevolent Foundation and UniSA in the “Walk for Life” program.

These resources are available for loan to members of AANSW - if you would like to reserve them please email the Library on nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au

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