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Title Active ageing and healthy living : a human centered approach in research and innovation as source of quality of life / edited by Giuseppe Riva, Paolo Ajmone Marsan, Claudio Grassi.
Imprint Amsterdam, Netherlands : IOS Press, [2014]
©2014

Series Studies in health technology and informatics, 1879-8365 ; v. 203
Studies in health technology and informatics ; v. 203. 0926-9630
Subject Quality of life.
Older people -- Health.
Longevity.
Older people.
Aging.
Health Services for the Aged.
Health Behavior.
Quality of Life.
Aged.
Alt Name Grassi, Claudio,
Marsan, Paolo Ajmone,
Riva, Giuseppe, 1967-
Add Title Human centered approach in research and innovation as source of quality of life
Series Studies in health technology and informatics, 1879-8365 ; v. 203
Studies in health technology and informatics ; v. 203. 0926-9630
Subject Quality of life.
Older people -- Health.
Longevity.
Older people.
Aging.
Health Services for the Aged.
Health Behavior.
Quality of Life.
Aged.
Alt Name Grassi, Claudio,
Marsan, Paolo Ajmone,
Riva, Giuseppe, 1967-
Add Title Human centered approach in research and innovation as source of quality of life
Description 1 online resource (x, 207 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Health of the elderlies and healthy ageing: challenge for Europe -- Active and healthy ageing as a wicked problem: the contribution of a multidisciplinary research university -- Section I. Visions. Demographic changes and the challenge for a healthy ageing -- Food for healthy living and active ageing -- Positive technology for healthy living and active ageing -- Active ageing: intergenerational relationships and social generativity -- Financial well-being in active ageing -- Frailty, physical frailty, sarcopenia: a new conceptual model -- Patient engagement: the key to redesign the exchange between the demand and supply for healthcare in the era of active ageing -- Section II. Work in progress. Lifestyles and ageing: targeting key mechanisms to shift the balance from unhealthy to healthy ageing -- Nutrition and ageing -- The role of psychogeriatrics in healthy living and active ageing -- Age management and sustainable careers for the improvement of the quality of ageing at work -- "Stay tuned": the role of ICTs in elderly life -- Empowering skills for an active ageing and healthy living -- Work, retirement and health: an analysis of the socio-economic implications of active ageing and their effects on health -- Predicting ageing: on the mathematical modelization of ageing muscle tissue -- Healthy reasoning: the role of effective argumentation for enhancing elderly patients' self-management abilities in chronic care.
Summary "Increased life expectancy and the ageing of the population have been the subject of attention in Western countries, and particularly in Europe, for some years now. The challenge of 'squaring the circle' between ends and means - as well as between personal aspirations and systemic constraints - in health and social care continues to be a major concern for policymakers and all those involved in the delivery of services. This book, Active Ageing and Healthy Living: A Human Centered Approach in Research and Innovation as Source of Quality of Life, presents the results of a number of research projects from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - the largest private university in Italy and in Europe - with a strong commitment to the areas of medicine and health sciences, economics, business, international relations, political science, psychology and communications. Visions and research directions for the future are also presented and discussed. The introduction to the book addresses the challenges posed by an increasingly ageing population and the way in which multidisciplinary research can contribute to positive outcomes. The remainder of the book is divided into two sections. The first proposes promising research directions for future focus, and includes papers on demographic change; frailty in the elderly; the role of diet in healthy ageing; active ageing; and positive technology. The second section deals with recent developments in research into active ageing and healthy living (AA&HL). It addresses numerous topics, including: mechanisms to shift the balance from unhealthy to healthy ageing; nutrition; the role of ICTs for older people; work, retirement and health; and empowering skills for AA&HL"--Publisher's description.
ISBN 9781614994251 (electronic bk.)
1614994250 (electronic bk.)
9781614994244 (hardcover)
1614994242 (hardcover)
OCLC # 892198337
Additional Format Print version: Active ageing and healthy living. Amsterdam, Netherlands : IOS Press, [2014] 9781614994244 (DLC) 2014946547 (OCoLC)892580632


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