This book demonstrates the efficacy of a multidisciplinary intervention strategy for promoting active and healthy ageing, with the assistance of dedicated technological resources.
Taking an applied approach, this book promotes active and healthy ageing through the implementation of an intervention model based on the comprehensive geriatric approach (AGA). The proposed AGA model, entitled [email protected], is based on a holistic and multidisciplinary individual assessment protocol, with the consequent design and implementation of intervention strategies tailored to each individual, aimed at preventing frailty and functional, cognitive and social decline of the elderly. Intervention actions focus on personalized exercise programs, nutrition education, cognitive stimulation, co-morbidity monitoring, therapeutic counselling, and overall promotion of well-being.
This book will be of interest to researchers, professionals, and students working in ageing and health, gerontology, and preventative and holistic approaches to well-being.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1- A multidisciplinary approach to promote an active and healthy aging – the [email protected] model
Chapter 2- Promoting functional ability and falls prevention: strategies for healthy ageing
Anabela Correia Martins, Daniela Guia, Marina Saraiva
Chapter 3- Physical Exercise Applied to Older People
Inês Cipriano, Telmo Pereira
Chapter 4- BrainAnswer Platform: Biosignals Aquisition for Monitoring of Physical and Cardiac Conditions of Older People
João Valente, Veronika Kozlova, Telmo Pereira
Chapter 5- Nutrition in Aging
Maria Helena Vieira Soares Loureiro
Chapter 6- Evaluation of indoor air quality and its importance for health and wellness promotion in the older adult
Ana Ferreira, António Loureiro, Silvia Seco
Chapter 7- Pharmacological treatment and the polymedicated older adult
Ana Paula Fonseca, Vera Galinha
Chapter 8- The effect of auditory training in the older adult's lives
Carla Matos Silva; Carolina Fernandes; Clara Rocha
Chapter 9- Age-associated Changes in Cholesterol Metabolism Cardiovascular risk and exercise effect on lipid profile
Isabel Silva, Mariana Clemente, Carla Ferreira, Ana Margarida Silva, António Gabriel, Telmo Pereira, Armando Caseiro
Chapter 10- Impact of a multidisciplinary intervention program on skeletal muscle in the older adult
Chapter 11- Structural and functional changes of the ageing heart
Joaquim Castanheira, Telmo Pereira
Chapter 12- Modulators and determinants of arterial aging in the older adult
Tatiana Costa, Telmo Pereira
Chapter 13- Hepatic characterization of the senior population and its relationship with polymedication
Chapter 14- Cognitive function and ageing
Telmo Pereira is Professor and Head of the Physiology Department and Coordinator of the Labinsaúde Research Center, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Coimbra Health School, Coimbra, Portugal.