Health and Cognition in Old Age

From Biomedical and Life Course Factors to Policy and Practice

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ISBN: 978-3-319-06649-3 (Print) 978-3-319-06650-9 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi

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    Pages 1-7

    Perspectives on Health and Cognition in Old Age: Why We Need Multidisciplinary Investigations

  3. What Constitutes Health, Cognition, and Well-Being in Old Age from a Biomedical Perspective?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9

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      Pages 11-24

      Vascular Aging: Revealing the Role and Clinical Perspectives of the Urokinase System

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      Pages 25-40

      Impact of Metabolic Control on Cognitive Function and Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Diabetics

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      Pages 41-53

      Understanding the Mechanisms of Immune System Aging: Immune System Cell Development and Antibody Repertoires

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      Pages 55-69

      How the Aging Process Affects Our Immune System: Mechanisms, Consequences, and Perspectives for Intervention

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      Pages 71-86

      A Conflict of Interpretations in Gerontology

  4. What Constitutes Health and Cognition in Old Age from a Life-Course Perspective?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 87-87

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      Pages 89-104

      Occupational Gerontology: Work-Related Determinants of Old Age Health and Functioning

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      Pages 105-122

      Social, Behavioral, and Contextual Influences on Cognitive Function and Decline over the Life Course

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      Pages 123-140

      Obesity, Cognitive Ageing, and Dementia: The Usefulness of Longitudinal Studies to Understand the Obesity Paradox

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      Pages 141-159

      Models for Predicting Risk of Dementia: Predictive Accuracy and Model Complexity

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      Pages 161-175

      Lifestyle Factors in the Prevention of Dementia: A Life Course Perspective

  5. Promoting Health, Cognition, and Well-Being in Old Age Through Care and Interventions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 177-177

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      Pages 179-199

      Understanding Long-Term Care Outcomes: The Contribution of Conventional and Behavioral Economics

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      Pages 201-217

      Alzheimer’s Disease, Patients, and Informal Caregivers: Patterns of Care in France, Sweden, and Greece

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      Pages 219-231

      Implementation of a Complex Improvement Program in Aged Care

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      Pages 233-243

      Can Executive Functions Be Trained in Healthy Older Adults and in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment?

  6. How to Ensure Healthy and Active Aging Through Policy and Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 245-245

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      Pages 247-258

      A Master’s Degree in One’s Fifties: A Way to Stay Active Beyond the Retirement Age

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      Pages 259-276

      Perspectives on Dynamic Retirement and Active Ageing

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      Pages 277-290

      Social Capital, Mental Well-Being, and Loneliness in Older People

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      Pages 291-304

      Reading Metres: Vision, Instrumentation and Evaluation in Voluntary Post-licence Training for Older Drivers

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      Pages 305-320

      Social Policies for Old Age: A Story of Shifting Images and Time Lag

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 321-329