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Title Page
Preface
Introduction
Appendix II
Biblography





AARP, accidents, acculturation
acculturation rank, ACE
achievements at an advanced age, ACTION
Active Corps of Executives (ACE); See SCORE
activity theory
acute respiratory disease (ARD; respiratory infection, URI)
adenocarcinoma, renal; See CANCER, KIDNEY
adult children, relationships with
African Masai; See MASAI
African Pygmy
age
age bias in employment, ageist language
aging, biological theory of
alcohol abuse
Alzheimers disease; Alzheimer's disease, treatment
amaurosis fugax
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
anemia; a-, chronic disease; a-, iron deficiency; a-, megaloblastic; a-, pernicious
aneurysm; a-, abdominal
ARD; See ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISEASE.
anger
angina; angina pectoris
anosmia (loss of smell)
anti-aging diet
antioxidants
anxiety (stress)
ARD; see ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISEASE
arrhythmias, cardiac
arteries, hardening of; See ARTERIOSCLEROSIS.
arteriosclerosis
arteritis, giant cell (temporal arteritis)
arteritis, temporal; See ARTERITIS, GIANT CELL.
arthritis; See OSTEOARTHRITIS
arthritis; a- infectious (septic); a- rheumatoid
aspiration
asthma
astigmatism
atrial fibrillation
autogenic training




Baby Boom generation, aging of
back pain and back injury, prevention of
backache
badminton; See TENNIS.
baldness; See HAIR TRANSPLANTS.
Basedow's disease; See HYPERTHYROIDISM.
bathing (skin care)
bedsores; See DECUBITI.
Belgian elderly
bereavement
biliary colic; See GALL BLADDER DISEASE.
biofeedback training
bladder cancer; See CANCER, BLADDER.
blepharochalasis (excessive upper lid skin)
blepharoplasty; See COSMETIC SURGERY.
blepharoptosis; See PTOSIS.
blood clot; See THROMBOPHLEBITIS.
blood pressure, high; See HYPERTENSION.
blood pressure, low; See HYPOTENSION, ORTHOSTATIC.
body temperature reduction
bones, brittle; See OSTEOPOROSIS.
bowel obstruction (volvulus, strangulated hernia)
braces of teeth; See ORTHODONTIA.
bradycardia, sinus (cardiac arrhythmia)
breast cancer; See CANCER, BREAST.
British elderly
bronchitis, chronic
bruises (senile purpura)
bunions
burial; See FUNERAL.
bursitis (tendonitis, "tennis elbow")
bushmen of the Kalahari desert




Calcium; See VITAMINS. .
cancer
cancer, bladder
cancer, breast
cancer, colon and rectal
cancer, esophageal
cancer, kidney (malignant hypernephroma, renal adenocarcinoma)
cancer, lip
cancer, liver
cancer, lung
cancer, mouth, throat, and larynx
cancer, nose
cancer, ovarian
cancer, pancreatic
cancer, prostate
cancer, skin
cancer, stomach
cancer, uterine
cardiac decompensation; See CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE.
cardiac incompetence; See CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE.
cardiac insufficiency; See CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE.
caregiver
caregiving, long-distance
caries, senile (cavities of teeth)
carotid obstruction; See TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK.
cataract
cavities, teeth; See CARIES, SENILE.
centenarians
centrophenoxine
cerebral vascular accident (CVA, stroke)
"change of life"; See MENOPAUSE.
CHF; See CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE.
Chinese elderly
Cholecystectomy; See GALL BLADDER DISEASE.
Cholelithiasis; See GALL BLADDER DISEASE.
chromium
chronic and acute conditions
Climacteric; See MENOPAUSE.
climates, extreme
clothing
coenzyme Q; See CoQ.
colon cancer; See CANCER, COLON AND RECTAL.
communicating with the elderly
confusional state, acute; See DELIRIUM.
congestive heart failure (heart failure, cardiac decompensation, cardiac insufficiency, cardiac incompetence, CHF)
constipation
COPD ; See LUNG DISEASE, CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE.
CoQ (coenzyme Q)
corns
correspondence
cosmetic surgery (plastic surgery)
cost of living, regional ratings
crafts ; See HOBBIES.
credit
crime
CVA ; See cerebral vascular accident.
cycling




dating
death, attitudes toward
death causes of, and declining death rates
death, child's or grandchild's
death, definition of
death, location of
death, premature; see PREMATURE DEATH REDUCTION.
death, spouse's
death rates and later life expectancy
decubiti (pressure sores, bedsores)
dehydroepiandesterone ; See DHEA.
delirium (acute confusional states)
dementia, acute reversible ; See ORGANIC BRAIN SYNDROME.
dementia, presenile ; See ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.
denial (withdrawal)
dental care ; See ORAL HYGIENE.
dependence
dependency ratio
dependent care credit
depression
DHEA (dehydroepiandesterone)
diabetes mellitus
diabetic retinopathy
diarrhea
diet, anti-aging ; See ANTI-AGING DIET.
dignity in late life
diphtheria immunization ; See IMMUNIZATION, ELDERLY.
direct or mid-forehead brow lift ; See COSMETIC SURGERY.
disability and dependence prevalence
disc degeneration of the spine
disciform degeneration, macular ; See MACULAR DEGENERATION.
discounts, senior citizens'
diverticulitis
divorce
divorce, children's and grandchildren's
dizziness ; See VERTIGO.
driver's license renewal
driving and old age
drug abuse
drug interactions
drug reactions, adverse
dry eyes ; See KERA TOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA.
dumping syndrome
dysequilibrium ; See VERTIGO.
dyspareunia
dysphagia
dysuria




ears, ringing in; See TINNITUS.
ectropion (outward turning lid)
eicosapentaenoic acid
elder abuse
emphysema
endocarditis
entropion (inward turning lid)
environment
epistaxis (nosebleeds)
Eskimos
esophageal cancer; (See CANCER, ESOPHAGEAL.
esophageal stricture
estate planning
euthanasia
exchanges between generations
exercise
exercises, Feldenkrais
exercise, self-image; See SELF-IMAGE EXERCISE.
exophthalmic goiter; See HYPERTHYROIDISM.
external otitis
eyelid, droopy; See PTOSIS.
eyelid, excessive skin; (See BLEPHAROCHALASIS.
eyelid, inward; See ENTROPION.
eyelid, outward; See ECTROPION.




facelift; (See COSMETIC SURGERY.
fainting, outward; (See VERTIGO.
falls
far-sightedness; See HYPEROPIA.
fear; See ANXIETY.
fecal impactions
fever; See HYPERTHERMIA.
fever of undetermined origin
FGP; See FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM.
finances
fitness; See EXERCISE.
flatulent dyspepsia syndrome
fluid intake
food groups, basic
folic acid deficiency
food stamps
foot care
foster care (group care)
forgetfulness (memory loss)
foot massage
forehead lift; See COSMETIC SURGERY.
friends (convoy of social support)
Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)
free radical theory of aging
funerals
funerals, planning arrangements and expenses of




gallbladder disease (cholelithiasis, gallbladder stones, gallstones, biliary Colic, cholecystectomy)
gallbladder stones; See GALLBLADDER DISEASE.
gallstones; See GALLBLADDER DISEASE.
gambling and games
gangrene
gardening
gastritis
gender gap
geriatrics
gerontology
gerovital (GH3)
Gestalt dream analysis
GH3; See GEROVITAL.
ginseng
glaucoma
gold-collar worker
golf
Gotu Kola
gout
grandchildren, relationships with
Granny flat
Graves disease; See HYPERTHYROIDISM.
gray crime
grief
Green Thumb Program
group care; See FOSTER CARE.
guardianship; See LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE.
gum disease; See PERIODONTAL DISEASE.




hair care (scalp care)
hair, excessive (hirsutism)
hair transplants (baldness)
happiness and self-esteem in age
Hatha Yoga
hearing
heat index
hearing aids
hearing loss; See PRESBYCUSIS.
hearing rehabilitation
heart attack; See MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
heart failure; See CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE.
heat cramps; See HEAT INDEX.
heat exhaustion; See HEAT INDEX.
heat index
heatstroke; See HEAT INDEX.
hemorrhoids
hepatitis
hepatitis, drug-induced
hernia (inguinal, femoral, or umbilical)
hernia, femoral; See HERNIA.
hernia, hiatal
hernia, inguinal; See HERNIA.
hernia, strangulated; See HERNIA.
hernia, umbilical; See HERNIA.
herpes zoster (shingles)
hiring age
hirsutism; See HAIR, EXCESSIVE.
hobbies (crafts)
hospice
Hottentot elderly
housing, age-segregated
hygiene, personal
hyperbaric oxygen
hypernephroma, malignant; See CANCER, KIDNEY.
hyperopia (far-sightedness)
hypertension (high blood pressure)
hyperthermia (fever, sunstroke, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, heat cramps)
hyperthyroidism (Graves disease, thyrotoxicosis, Basedow's disease, and exophthalmic goiter)
hypochondriasis
hypotension, orthostatic
hypothermia
hypothyroidism (myxedema)




ideas about aging in literature
immune system rejuvenation
immunization in the elderly (tetanus immunization, diptheria immunization, influenza immunization, pneumonia immunization)
impotence; See SEXUALITY.
incontinence
incontinence care
Individual Retirement Account; See IRA.
inflation; See PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT.
influenza
influenza immunization; See IMMUNIZATION IN THE ELDERLY.
insomnia
insurance, supplemental
intelligence, elderly
IRA (Individual Retirement Account)
iron; See VITAMINS.
itching; See PRURITIS.




Japanese Americans; See also STRESS OF LIFE.
Japanese elderly
jaundice




keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eyes)
kidney cancer; See CANCER, KIDNEY.
Kuhn, Maggie
Kuhnt Junius disease; See MACULAR DEGENERATION.




larynx caner; See CANCER, MOUTH, THROAT, AND LARYNX.
late great achievers
later life expectancy
laxatives
legal representative (trust, guardianship, conservatorship, power-of-attorney, representative payee)
leisure
leukemia, chronic lymphocytic
life expectancy
life extension
life insurance: locating policies of deceased persons

life span
Lifecare (continuing care, life-care centers)
Lifeline
lip cancer; See CANCER, LIP.
lipectomy, submental; See COSMETIC SURGERY.
lipofuscin and glucose
liposuction; See COSMETIC SURGERY.
live, where to
liver cancer; See CANCER, LIVER.
living alone
living space
living wills (right-to-die laws)
living with one's children
loneliness
long-term care
longevity predictors and factors
longevity, rules of
lung cancer; See CANCER, LUNG.
lung disease, chronic obstructive (COPD)




macular degeneration (senile macular degeneration, disciform degeneration of the macula, Kuhnt Junius disease)
macular degeneration, senile; See MACULAR DEGENERATION.
mammoplasty; See COSMETIC SURGERY.
mania
marriage contract; See PRENUPTIAL PROPERTY AGREEMENT.
Masai
Medicaid
Medicare
medication, difficulties in prescribing
medication, noncompliance
medication, self
meditation
memory pill
memory, sensory
memory, tertiary
menopause (climacteric, "change of life")
meningitis
metabolic rate theory
middle age
midlife crisis; See MIDDLE AGE.
minerals; See VITAMINS.
mobility, home
mortality, disease-specific in the elderly
mortgages, reverse
mourning
mouth cancer; See CANCER, MOUTH, THROAT, AND LARYNX.
multiple myeloma
muscle cramps; See MUSCLE DYSFUNCTION.
muscle dysfunction (muscle wasting, muscle cramps, muscle strain)
muscles strain; See MUSCLE DYSFUNCTION.
muscles wasting; See MUSCLE DYSFUNCTION.
myocardial infarction (heart attack)
myopia (near-sightedness)
myxedema; See HYPOTHROIDISM.




near-death experiences
near-sightedness; See MYOPIA.
Nepalese Sherpas
New Guinean Highlanders
NIA; See U.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING.
nosebleeds; See EPISTAXIS.
nose cancer; See CANCER, NOSE.
nursing homes, adjustment to
nursing homes, how to select, monitor, and evaluate
nutrition




obesity
oral hygiene (dental care)
organic brain syndrome (acute reversible dementia)
orthodontia (braces)
osteitis deformans; See PAGET’S DISEASE.
osteoarthritis (arthritis)
osteoporosis (brittle bones)
otitis media
ovary cancer; See CANCER, OVARIAN.
overweight; See OBESITY.




PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid)
Paget's Disease (osteitis deformans)
pain management
pancreas cancer; See CANCER, PANCREATIC.
pantothenic acid
para-aminobenzoic acid; See PABA.
paralysis agitans; See PARKINSONISM.
paranoia
Parkinson’s disease; See PARKINSONISM.
Parkinsonism (paralysis agitans, Parkinson's disease)
patient rights
pensions, public and private plans
pension rights for women
periodontal disease (pyorrhea, gum disease)
peritonitis
personal financial planning for retirement
personality development
pets
pharmacokinetics
ping pong; See TENNIS, BADMINTON, AND PING PONG.
pituitary removal
plastic surgery; See COSMETIC SURGERY.
pneumonia
pneumonia immunization; See IMMUNIZA NON IN THE ELDERLY.
pollutants
polymyalgia rheumatica
polypharmocotherapy
Polynesians
positive attitude
power-of-attorney; See LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE.
premature death reduction
premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)
prenuptial property agreement
presbycusis (hearing loss)
presbyopia
pressure sores; See DECUBITI.
preventive medicine
progeria
prostate cancer; See CANCER, PROSTATE.
prostate hypertrophy, benign
pruritus (itching of the skin)
pterygium
ptosis (blepharoptosis, droopy lid)
pulmonary disease, drug-induced
pulmonary edema, acute
pulmonary embolus
purpura, senile; See BRUISES.
PVCs; See PREMATURE VENTRICULAR CONTRACTIONS.
pyorrhea; See PERIODONTAL DISEASE.




radiation, ionizing
radio
reading
reality orientation
rectal cancer; See CANCER, COLON AND RECTAL.
refractive errors
Reisburg's global deterioration scale
relationships without marriage
remarriage
reminiscence (structured life review)
renal failure
representative payee; See LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE.
residential choice and design for the elderly
retinal detachment
Retired Senior Volunteer Program; See RSVP.
retirement, preparing for
retirement age, history of
retirement living patterns, women's
retirement residence
retirement states
rhinitis
rhinoplasty; See COSMETIC SURGERY.
rhytidectomy; See COSMETIC SURGERY.
ribonucleic acid; See RNA.
right-to-die-laws; See LIVING WILLS.
RNA (ribonucleic acid)
role reversal
RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)




safety; See SECURITY, ADVICE ON.
salt intake
sandwich generation
scalp care; See HAIR CARE.
scheduled time
SCP; See SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM.
security, advice on (safety)
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
seizures
selenium
self-esteem; See DIGNITY IN LATE LIFE.
self-image exercise
Senior Companion Program (SCP)
Senior Corporation of Retired Executives; See SCORE.
sexuality
sexual relations, painful; See DYSPAREUNIA.
shingles; See HERPES ZOSTER.
shock
sinusitis
skin cancer; See CANCER, SKIN.
skin care; See BATHING.
smell
smell, loss of; See ANOSMIA.
Social Security, application for
Social Security, history of
sodium chloride; See VITAMINS.
SOD; See SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE.
Solomon Island tribes
Somali camel herdsmen
spouse, relationships with
SSI; See SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME.
stamp collecting
stomach cancer; See CANCER, STOMACH.
stress; See ANXIETY.
stress of life
stroke; See CEREBRAL VASCULAR ACCIDENT.
suicide
sunstroke; See HYPERTHERMIA.
supergenes
superoxide dismutase (SOD)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
survivors' guide for financial arrangements
suspicion; See ANXIETY.
Swedish elderly
swimming




tachycardia, sinus
Tai Chi Chuan
Tarahumara Indians
taste
taxes
TB; See TUBERCULOSIS.
teeth; See CARIES, SENILE; ORAL HYGINE; PERIODONTAL DISEASE.
television
tendonitis; See BURSITIS.
tennis, badminton, and ping pong
tennis elbow; See BURSITIS.
tetanus immunization; See IMMUNIZATION IN THE ELDERLY.
throat cancer; See CANCER, MOUTH, THROAT, AND LARYNX.
thromboembolism; See THROMBOPHLEBITIS.
thrombophlebitis (thrombosis, thromboembolism, blood clot)
thrombosis; See THROMBOPHLEBITIS.
thyrotoxicosis; See HYPERTHYROIDISM.
TIA; See TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK.
tinnitus (ringing in ears)
touch
transient ischemic attack (TIA, carotid obstruction)
tretinoin (Retin-A®)
trichiasis
trusts; See LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE.
tuberculosis (TB)




ulcer, peptic (gastric ulcer)
ulcerative colitis
upper respiratory infection; See ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISEASE.
urban/rural elderly
URI; See ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISEASE.
urinary retention
urinary tract infection (UTI)
U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA)
uterovaginal prolapse
uterine cancer; See CANCER, UTERINE.
UTI; See URINARY TRACT INFECTION.




vaginal bleeding
vaginitis (vaginitis, senile)
ventricular fibrillation
vaginitis, senile; See VAGINITIS.
varicose veins
vasopressin
ventricular fibrillation
vertigo (dizziness, dysequilibrium, fainting)
vision, transient loss of; See AMAUROSIS FUGAX.
visiting homebound and institutionalized elderly

vision
VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America)
visual limitations
vital capacity
vitamin A; See VITAMINS.
vitamin B-complex; See VITAMINS.
vitamin B12 deficiency (pernicious anemia)
vitamin C; See VITAMINS.
vitamin D; See VITAMINS.
vitamin E; See VITAMINS.
vitamin K; See VITAMINS.
vitamins (minerals; vitamins A, D, E, K, B-complex and C; calcium; iron; sodium chloride)

Volunteers In Service To America; See VISTA.
volunteer work
volvulus; See BOWEL OBSTRUCTION.




walking
water, hard
wearing out theory
wheelchair management
widowhood, preparing for
wind chill
wills
wisdom
withdrawal; See DENIAL.
work after retirement




Yanomamo Indians

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