© 2019

Health Issues and Care System for the Elderly

  • Masakazu Washio
  • Chikako Kiyohara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ikuko Miyabayashi, Masakazu Washio, Tomoko Yanagimoto, Eric Fortin, Seiji Yasumura
    Pages 1-16
  3. Masakazu Washio, Yasuko Toyoshima, Ikuko Miyabayashi, Yumiko Arai
    Pages 17-32
  4. Mitsuru Mori, Kazutoshi Kitazawa, Satoko Showa, Miki Takeuchi, Toshiaki Seko, Shunichi Ogawa
    Pages 33-44
  5. Hunkyung Kim, Tatsuro Ishizaki
    Pages 45-68
  6. Noriko Yoshimura, Kozo Nakamura, Sakae Tanaka
    Pages 69-81
  7. Kei Asayama, Takayoshi Ohkubo
    Pages 107-119
  8. Masahiro Kamouchi
    Pages 121-135
  9. Chikako Kiyohara, Yoichi Nakanishi, Masakazu Washio
    Pages 151-170

About this book


This book sheds new light on health issues that concern both aging patients and their caregivers, and provides practical and in-depth insights. The respective chapters address various topics including locomotive organ disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease and more. Japan is currently experiencing a massive growth in its elderly population, and at a speed unmatched elsewhere in the world. As such, this edited volume offers a valuable guide for countries that are likely to experience an increase in their elderly population, especially with regard to the epidemiological findings and cohort studies in Japan that it presents.  

Health Issues and Care System for the Elderly offers a valuable resource for both new and established researchers, doctors, healthcare workers, and students who are seeking information on health problems involving the elderly in the field of public health and gerontology. 


Health Promotion Caregiver Dimentia Stroke Obesity Diabetes Lung Disease Influenza Vaccination Chronic Kidney Disease CKD Blood Pressure

Editors and affiliations

  • Masakazu Washio
    • 1
  • Chikako Kiyohara
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Mary’s College KurumeJapan
  2. 2.Department of Preventive MedicineKyushu University Graduate School of MedicineHigashi-kuJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Health Issues and Care System for the Elderly
  • Editors Masakazu Washio
    Chikako Kiyohara
  • Series Title Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-1761-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4678-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-1762-0
  • Series ISSN 2364-8333
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-8341
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 196
  • Number of Illustrations 28 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This book discusses effects of aging, health risks, health promotion, and diseases affecting the aging population’s specific to Japan. It has appropriate graphs illustrating the trends, associated disease processes, and specific disease trends in elderly. … This book could be used in a research setting. Its lack of discussion of global aging as a whole may limit the audience further. The discussion of genetics, while interesting, may tend to be too in depth for some student populations.” (Melody L.W. Schrock, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 15, 2019)