Longer Life and Healthy Aging

ISBN: 978-1-4020-4024-5 (Print) 978-1-4020-4032-0 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Introduction

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      Pages 1-4

      Introduction

  2. Disability and Healthy Life Expectancy

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      Pages 5-6

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      Pages 7-22

      Can We Live Longer, Healthier Lives?

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      Pages 23-34

      Aging and Disability in Taiwan: Prevalence and Transitions from a Panel Study

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      Pages 35-47

      Disability Patterns for Us Elderly Nursing Home Residents Over Two Decades: Findings from the 1973 to 1997 National Nursing Home Surveys

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      Pages 49-69

      A Method for Correcting the Underestimation of Disabled Life Expectancy, with an Empirical Application to Oldest-Old in China

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      Pages 71-90

      Effects of Diabetes on Healthy Life Expectancy: Shorter Lives with More Disability for Both Women and Men

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      Pages 91-106

      Increasing Longevity: Causes, Consequences, and Prospects

  3. Individual Healthy Aging

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      Pages 107-109

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      Pages 111-126

      Age Differences in Allostatic Load: An Index of Frailty

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      Pages 127-140

      Aging without Dementia

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      Pages 141-150

      Does Apolipoprotein E Polymorphism Determine the Survivability of Vascular Accidents at Advanced Ages? Implications for Mortality Differentials

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      Pages 151-172

      The Danish Longitudinal Centenarian Study

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      Pages 173-199

      Gender and Healthy Aging

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      Pages 201-211

      Female Disadvantages Among the Elderly in China

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      Pages 213-234

      The Relationship Between Occupational Status, Mobility, and Mortality at Older Ages

  4. The Family and Healthy Aging

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 235-237

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      Pages 239-259

      Impact of Longer Life on Care Giving from Children

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      Pages 261-272

      Living Arrangement of the Oldest Old in China

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      Pages 273-281

      Longevity Among Chinese Consanguines

  5. Community Effects on Healthy Aging

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      Pages 283-285

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      Pages 287-304

      Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with the Use of Formal and Informal Support Networks among Elderly Canadians

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      Pages 305-318

      Variation in Cohort Size and Lower Mortality in the Elderly: Implications for Pay-As-You-Go Healthcare Systems

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      Pages 319-327

      Successful Aging Amongst the Very Old—Evidence from a Longitudinal Study of Aging

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