A Man's Guide to Healthy Aging

A Man's Guide to Healthy Aging

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As they reach middle age, most men begin looking forward to qwhat's next.q They gear up to experience renewed productivity and purpose and are more conscious of their health. A Mana€™s Guide to Healthy Aging is an authoritative resource for them, and for older men, as well. In collaboration with a variety of medical experts, the authors provide a comprehensive guide to healthy aging from a mana€™s perspective. Edward H. Thompson, Jr., and Lenard W. Kayea€”a medical sociologist and a gerontologist and social workera€”offer invaluable information in four parts: a€c qManaging Our Livesq describes the actions men can take to stay healthy. Here is information about how to eat well, reduce stress, and stay active for better overall health.a€c qMind and Bodyq considers how physical health and state of mind are connected. It explores sleep, drug and alcohol use, spirituality, and attitudes about appearancea€”and explains how all of these factors affect mental health. a€c qBodily Healthq examines how body systems function and what changes may occur as men age. It covers the body from head to toe and reviews how to manage chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart conditions. a€c qLiving with Othersq shows the importance of interacting with friends and family. Topics include sexual intimacy, friendship, and caregiving, as well as how men can make the best decisions about end-of-life issues for themselves and their loved ones. Refuting the ageist stereotype that men spend their later years qwinding down, q this book will help men reinvent themselves once, twice, or morea€”by managing their health, creating new careers, and contributing their skills and experiences to their communities. -- Christian PerringNational Alliance for Caregiving and AARP (2009). Caregiving in the U.S. Washington, DC: AARP and NAC. 9. ... Family support groupsformale caregivers: Benefits ofparticipation. ... Gerontologist, 47, 490a€“503. 25.Sipes, C.S.(2002).The experiences andrelationshipsofgay malecaregiverswho provide carefortheir partnersanbsp;...

Title:A Man's Guide to Healthy Aging
Author:Edward H. Thompson Jr., Lenard W. Kaye
Publisher:JHU Press - 2013-10-23


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