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BRAIN HEALTH AND OPTIMAL ENGAGEMENT FOR OLDER ADULTS - EBOOK


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  • Disponible avance en PDF Fecha de publicación: 2009

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    The human brain is a magnificent structure that can function to maximize our ability to lead a very long and satisfying life. Brain health and optimal engagement in older adulthood focuses on the brain as the single most important human organ as we adapt to the many challenges of the aging process. This book links brain health and family, friendship and professional relationships in older adulthood with maintaining a high quality of life well beyond the seventh and eighth decade of life. Pragmatic suggestions based upon the most recent scientific evidence are provided to help each of us maintain brain health. The importance of maintaining a balanced interactive network into older adulthood is not only dependent upon brain health but is shown to be a direct result of brain health. The three authors of this book from three distinct scientific backgrounds: life span development; clinical neuropsychology; and public health, blend their diverse perspectives into a unique understanding of successful aging that offers each reader insight in how to maximize their potential to lead a high quality of life throughout the entirety of the life span.

    Jon Nussbaum Molly Federowicz Paul Nussbaum
    Jon F. Nussbaum (Ph.D. Purdue, 1981) is a Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences and Human Development & Family Studies at Penn State University, USA. He is the Past President of the International Communication Association, former editor of the Journal of Communication, a Fulbright Research Fellow in the UK (1991-92), a fellow of the International Communication Association and a Fellow within the Adult Development and Aging Division of the American Psychological Association. Nussbaum has a well established publication record (11 books and over 70 journal articles and book chapters) studying communication behaviors and patterns across the life span including research on family, friendship and professional relationships with well and frail older adults. His current research focuses on intimacy in later life and on improving health care. He has served as major professor and has directed 28 dissertations. He currently has four doctoral students completing their dissertations at Penn State. Molly Federowicz (M.S. Dayton, 2005) is a Senior Research Program Coordinator for the Aliki initiative at the Johns Hopkins University within the Department of Medicine. The Aliki Initiative is an innovative project developed to re-establish the primacy of the patient in the training of young physicians. Federowicz coordinates this initiative that designs innovative ward teams and curriculum to teach residents the relationship-based, patient-centered care that seeks a better understanding of the psychosocial context of each patient's illness. Paul D. Nussbaum (Ph.D. Arizona, 1999) is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist having completed his internship and Post-Doctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is an adjunct Associate Professor in Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. Nussbaum has 25 years experience in the care of older persons suffering dementia and related disorders. From the outpatient setting to the long- term care setting, Dr. Nussbaum has worked in all sectors of the continuum of care. An expert in neuroanatomy and human behavior, Nussbaum has published many peer reviewed articles, books, and chapters within the scientific community. His books of brain health including his newly released Your Brain Health Lifestyle: Application to the School, Library, Corporate Setting, and Home are easy to read and informative guides to increasing the health of your brain. He is the winner of the 2007 American Society on Aging “Gloria Cavanaugh Award” for excellence in training and education in the field of aging.

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