Promoting Healthy and Active Ageing
A Multidisciplinary Approach
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
1.A multidisciplinary approach to promote an active and healthy aging – the [email protected] model.
2.Promoting functional ability and falls prevention: strategies for healthy ageing.
3.Physical exercise applied to elderly people.
4. BrainAnswer Platform: biosignals aquisition for monitoring of physical and cardiac conditions of elderly people.
5.Nutrition in aging.
6.Evaluation of indoor air quality and its importance for health and wellness promotion in the elderly.
7.Pharmacological treatment and the polymedicated older adult.
8.The effect of auditory training in the older adult's lives.
9.Age-associated changes in cholesterol metabolism cardiovascular risk and exercise effect on lipid profile.
10.Impact of a multidisciplinary intervention program on skeletal muscle in the older adult.
11.Structural and functional changes of the ageing heart.
12. Modulators and determinants of arterial aging in the the older adult.
13.Hepatic characterization of the senior population and its relationship with polymedication.
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.