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1st Edition

Promoting Healthy and Active Ageing
A Multidisciplinary Approach

Edited By

Telmo Pereira

ISBN 9781032057279
Published October 29, 2021 by Routledge
178 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Telmo Pereira

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

Rute Santos

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

Rute Santos

Chapter 14- Cognitive function and ageing

Telmo Pereira

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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.