Physical Dimensions of Aging

Physical Dimensions of Aging
Author: Waneen Wyrick Spirduso
Publsiher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Dimensions of Aging Book Excerpt:

1. An introduction to aging. 2. Energy, work, and efficiency. 3. Motor control, coordination, and skill. 4. Physical-psychosocial relationships. 5. Physical performance and achievement.

Life Span Motor Development

Life Span Motor Development
Author: Kathleen Haywood,Nancy Getchell
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780736075527
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Span Motor Development Book Excerpt:

This introductory textbook covers motor development, growth principles and applied practices for undergraduate students with a limited background in the movement sciences.

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults 2E

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults  2E
Author: Rose, Debra J.
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1450431062
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults 2E Book Excerpt:

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive text available for current and future fitness professionals who want to design and implement effective, safe, and fun physical activity programs for older adults with diverse functional capabilities.

Leisure and Aging

Leisure and Aging
Author: Heather Julie Gibson,Jerome F. Singleton
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0736094636
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leisure and Aging Book Excerpt:

The number and percent of older people in developed countries continue to grow, thanks to medical advances and decreases in fertility and mortality rates. And that means that tomorrow's recreation and leisure professionals will be more challenged than ever to meet the needs of an increasingly older culturally diverse population. Leisure and Aging: Theory and Practice provides students and professionals with a balanced perspective of current knowledge as it presents cutting-edge research from the fields of both gerontology and leisure studies. Written by authors from various disciplines who represent an international who's-who in leisure and aging research, this text - explores theories in leisure and aging; - bridges the gap between research and application, arming professionals with tools to navigate diverse cultures; and - offers insight into delivery of leisure services in older adult communities and long-term care environments. Each chapter features learning objectives, study questions, case studies, exercises, and relevant readings. The book is supplemented by online ancillaries, including an instructor guide, test package, and a presentation package with photos, illustrations, and tables from the text. Together, the text and online ancillaries help students connect theories and practice as they prepare for future roles in their chosen fields. Leisure and Aging is presented in five sections. Part I introduces global perspectives on leisure and aging, while part II examines the relevance of leisure in an aging context. Part III explores the effects of aging on physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being and health. Parts IV and V delve into the role of community in aging and leisure and long-term care and leisure. Written for undergraduate students, professors, and professionals in recreation, leisure, gerontology, and aging, Leisure and Aging provides a wealth of knowledge on various aspects of life for older people and the role of leisure in their lives. The text helps students think critically about a phase of life that seems remote from their own and provides perspective to their understanding of aging and leisure.

Life Span Motor Development

Life Span Motor Development
Author: Kathleen M. Haywood,Nancy Getchell
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 1492584592
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Span Motor Development Book Excerpt:

Please note: This text was replaced with a seventh edition. This version is available only for courses using the sixth edition and will be discontinued at the end of the semester. Life Span Motor Development, Sixth Edition With Web Study Guide, uses the model of constraints in discussing reasons for changes in movement throughout the life span, Focusing on assessment more heavily than previous editions, this updated edition encourages students to examine how the interactions of the individual, environment, and task bring about changes in a person’s movements. The principles of motor development are presented in an accessible manner so that even readers with minimal movement science background will comprehend the material. A key component of the sixth edition is an improved web study guide featuring revised lab activities and better functionality. New to this edition, lab activity record sheets and questions are available as fillable documents so that students can complete and submit them electronically, resulting in increased efficiency and reduced paperwork for instructors. In several labs, guided assessments teach students to observe video and categorize movements accurately. These assessments cue students to look at particular parts of the movement and guide students through questions, answers, and feedback. Then students are provided opportunities for unguided assessments via video clips or live observation, putting into practice what they have learned in the guided assessments. There are also over 100 new video clips in the web study guide, including a comprehensive video diary of the motor development milestones in the first nine months of a baby’s life. Life Span Motor Development, Sixth Edition, contains several other updates that are appealing to instructors and students alike: • A new full-color interior provides for a more engaging presentation of the material. • Updated research includes Generation R studies and connections to fitness and motor skills. • An updated presentation package and image bank, plus a test package and chapter quizzes, are included. • An instructor guide includes recommendations on using the lab activities in the web study guide both in and out of class. • Multiple learning exercises that were previously part of the web resource have been moved to the book to allow the video-rich lab activities to occupy students’ learning time when they are online As in past editions, students understand how maturational age and chronological age are distinct and how functional constraints affect motor skill development and learning. It also covers normal and abnormal developmental issues across the full life span, especially in the formative years. The text shows how the four components of physical fitness—cardiorespiratory endurance, strength, flexibility, and body composition—interact to affect a person’s movements over the life span. It also describes how relevant social, cultural, psychosocial, and cognitive influences can affect a person’s movements. Significant updates focus on assessment, including new figures that help to explain in detail the functional constraints approach to assessment. Life Span Motor Development, Sixth Edition, not only provides students with the observational skills necessary for assessing motor development, but it also expertly ties the information to real life. The text continues to emphasize the application of motor development concepts to the real world by beginning each chapter with an example of a common experience and then revisiting that experience at the end of the chapter, allowing readers to apply the material to the example. The book also retains the objectives; running glossary; and key points, sidebars, and application questions throughout each chapter. Life Span Motor Development, Sixth Edition, encompasses the most current research in motor development. It is enhanced with practical online resources for instructors and students, making the concepts of motor development come alive. The text gives students a solid foundation not only for beginning their studies in motor development but also for applying the concepts to real-world situations.

Physical Activity and Health in the Elderly

Physical Activity and Health in the Elderly
Author: Alexandrina Lobo
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2010-12-30
ISBN: 1608051005
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Activity and Health in the Elderly Book Excerpt:

"Physical inactivity is not only an individual's personal problem but is identified as a serious public health issue. Prolonged inactivity that occurs among many elderly persons tends to lead into a gradual decrease in all components of physical fitness, t"

Active Living Cognitive Functioning and Aging

Active Living  Cognitive Functioning  and Aging
Author: Leonard W. Poon,Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko,Phillip D. Tomporowski
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780736057851
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Active Living Cognitive Functioning and Aging Book Excerpt:

The first title in a new series, this is an essential resource designed to introduce key issues and to raise consciousness among researchers, students and policy makers of the importance of an active lifestyle for the mind as a person ages.

Dimensions of Aging

Dimensions of Aging
Author: Jon Hendricks,C. Davis Hendricks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aging
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dimensions of Aging Book Excerpt:

Food for the Ageing Population

Food for the Ageing Population
Author: Monique Raats
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2008-12-17
ISBN: 1845695488
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food for the Ageing Population Book Excerpt:

The world’s ageing population is increasing and food professionals will have to address the needs of older generations more closely in the future. This unique volume reviews the characteristics of the ageing population as food consumers, the role of nutrition in healthy ageing and the design of food products and services for the elderly. Chapters in part one discuss aspects of the elderly’s relationship with food such as appetite and ageing, ageing and sensory perception, food and satisfaction with life, and the social significance of meals. The second part of the book reviews the role of nutrition in extending functionality into later years, with chapters on topics such as undernutrition and conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, bone and joint health and eye-related disorders. Concluding chapters address the issues of food safety and the elderly, designing new foods and beverages for the ageing and nutrition education programmes. With its distinguished editors and contributors, Food for the ageing population is an essential reference for those involved in the research, development and provision of food products for the older generation. A unique review of the chararacteristics of the ageing population as food consumers Discusses aspects of the elderlys relationship with food, including appetite, ageing and sensory perception and the social significance of meals Examines the role of nutrition in extending functionality in later years, focusing on undernutrition, Alzheimers and bone and joint health

Technology for Adaptive Aging

Technology for Adaptive Aging
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Steering Committee for the Workshop on Technology for Adaptive Aging
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2004-04-25
ISBN: 0309091160
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology for Adaptive Aging Book Excerpt:

Emerging and currently available technologies offer great promise for helping older adults, even those without serious disabilities, to live healthy, comfortable, and productive lives. What technologies offer the most potential benefit? What challenges must be overcome, what problems must be solved, for this promise to be fulfilled? How can federal agencies like the National Institute on Aging best use their resources to support the translation from laboratory findings to useful, marketable products and services? Technology for Adaptive Aging is the product of a workshop that brought together distinguished experts in aging research and in technology to discuss applications of technology to communication, education and learning, employment, health, living environments, and transportation for older adults. It includes all of the workshop papers and the report of the committee that organized the workshop. The committee report synthesizes and evaluates the points made in the workshop papers and recommends priorities for federal support of translational research in technology for older adults.

Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging

Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging
Author: Albert W. Taylor
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2021-11-15
ISBN: 1492597252
Category: Aging
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging Book Excerpt:

"This text is written explicitly for readers with an interest in the aging process and the effects that exercise has on the quality of life and various diseases and maladies of the aging population. It is expected that the readers using this book as a course textbook or as auxiliary reading for a course, will have taken at least an introductory course in human physiology. The text refers throughout to the three groups in the aging and health spectrum, average aging individuals, the frail elderly and Masters Athletes"--

Demographic and Socioeconomic Basis of Ethnolinguistics

Demographic and Socioeconomic Basis of Ethnolinguistics
Author: Jacob S. Siegel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 719
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN: 3319617788
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Demographic and Socioeconomic Basis of Ethnolinguistics Book Excerpt:

This book presents a description and analysis of sociolinguistics written from a demographer’s perspective. It synthesizes the data on the materials, methods, and issues of this interdisciplinary field, pulling together the scattered materials published in this area into a coherent whole. Drawing on a wide range of sciences in addition to demography and sociolinguistics, including sociology, anthropology, statistics, psychology, neuroscience, and public policy, the book treats theoretical and applied issues, links methods and substantive findings, covers both national and international materials, and provides prehistorical, historical, and contemporary illustrations. The book treats the theoretical issue of how the language we use develops socially on a base of linguistic genetic capacity and the practical issue of how the intervention of the state and public figures may profoundly alter the natural evolution of the language. As such, this book will appeal to a wide range of users, from students to teachers and practitioners of social demography, sociolinguistics, cultural anthropology, and particularly to those social scientists interested in ethnic studies and human migration.

Active Older Adults

Active Older Adults
Author: Lynn Allen,Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (U.S.)
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780736001281
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Active Older Adults Book Excerpt:

This manual provides a collection of 15 award-winning fitness programs for seniors. The ideas and activities, which have been gathered from programs across the country, are presented in a consistent and easy-to-understand format. Directions for implementing the programming ideas are included, as are sample charts, brochures, registration and safety forms, newsletters, and a listing of resources that will ensure a successful program. Active Older Adults presents a full spectrum of approaches to helping seniors get and stay fit. Some of the programs provide introductions to basic fitness principles while others explain how to lead older adults in specific activities, such as strength training, line dancing, and water walking. There are also low-stress programs for individuals with cardiovascular or joint problems.

Geriatric Physical Therapy eBook

Geriatric Physical Therapy   eBook
Author: Andrew A. Guccione,Dale Avers,Rita Wong
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 734
Release: 2011-03-07
ISBN: 0323072410
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geriatric Physical Therapy eBook Book Excerpt:

Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, editors Andrew Guccione, Rita Wong, and Dale Avers and their contributors provide current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can use throughout the patient management process. Six new chapters include: Exercise Prescription, Older Adults and Their Families, Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life. Clinically accurate and relevant while at the same time exploring theory and rationale for evidence-based practice, it’s perfect for students and practicing clinicians. It’s also an excellent study aid for the Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialization exam. Comprehensive coverage provides all the foundational knowledge needed for effective management of geriatric disorders. Content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure information is authoritative, comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. A highly readable writing style and consistent organization make it easy to understand difficult concepts. Tables and boxes organize and summarize important information and highlight key points for quick reference. A well-referenced and scientific approach provides the depth to understand processes and procedures. Theory mixed with real case examples show how concepts apply to practice and help you enhance clinical decision-making skills. Standard APTA terminology familiarizes you with terms used in practice. A new chapter, Exercise Prescription, highlights evidence-based exercise prescription and the role of physical activity and exercise on the aging process. A new chapter, Older Adults and Their Families, helps physical therapists understand the role spouses/partners and adult children can play in rehabilitation, from providing emotional support to assisting with exercise programs and other daily living activities. New chapters on Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life expand coverage of established and emerging topics in physical therapy. Incorporates two conceptual models: the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, and the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) with an emphasis on enabling function and enhancing participation rather than concentrating on dysfunction and disability A companion Evolve website includes all references linked to MEDLINE as well as helpful links to other relevant websites.

The Official Anti aging Revolution

The Official Anti aging Revolution
Author: Ronald Klatz
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2009-09
ISBN: 1458722163
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Official Anti aging Revolution Book Excerpt:

The Official Anti-Aging Revolution Teaches You How to Live Longer, Healthier, and Happier....This book will give you a clear understanding of the biological processes involved in aging, the ten key body systems where decline first begins, and the culprits largely responsible for tripping the clock: vitamin and mineral deficiencies and diminishing hormone levels. Learn how to weigh the pros and cons of hormone therapy, naturally stimulate your hormone production, replenish your nutrient stores, strengthen your immune system, nourish your body, burn fat and build lean muscle, revitalize in your sleep, combat skin aging, and maintain a youthful mind and spirit. Featuring The Official A4M Longevity Test to identify how old or young you really are, and the personal life extension programs of more than two dozen anti-aging specialists, The Official Anti-Aging Revolution is the essential resource for anyone who wants to learn how their bodies work, how they age, and what they can do about it. Ronald Klatz, MD, DO is a long-time scientific pioneer and innovator. Dr. Klatz originated the term ''anti-aging'' and has been recognized as the ''Guru of anti-aging'' by Business Week.

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging
Author: James E. Birren,K Warner Schaie
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 587
Release: 2011-04-27
ISBN: 0080916902
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, 6e provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the psychological aspects of aging. The 22 chapters are organized into four divisions: Concepts, Theories, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging; Biological and Social Influences on Aging; Behavioral Processes and Aging; and Complex Behavioral Concepts and Processes in Aging. The 6th edition of the Handbook is considerably changed from the previous edition. Half of the chapters are on new topics and the remaining half are on returning subjects that are entirely new presentations by different authors of new material. Some of the exciting new topics include Contributions of Cognitive Neuroscience to Understanding Behavior and Aging, Everyday Problem Solving and Decision Making, Autobiographical Memory, and Religion and Health Late in Life. The Handbook will be of use to researchers and professional practitioners working with the aged. It is also suitable for use as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on the psychology of aging. The Handbook of the Psycology of Aging, Sixth Edition is part of the Handbooks on Aging series, including Handbook of the Biology of Aging and Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, also in their 6th editions.

Understanding Motor Development Infants Children Adolescents Adults

Understanding Motor Development  Infants  Children  Adolescents  Adults
Author: Jacqueline D Goodway,John C Ozmun,David L Gallahue
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 1284174948
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Motor Development Infants Children Adolescents Adults Book Excerpt:

A best-selling text, Understanding Motor Development: Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults provides students and professionals with both an explanatory and a descriptive basis for the processes and products of motor development. Covering the entire life span, this text focuses on the phases of motor development and provides a solid introduction to the biological, affective, cognitive, and behavioral aspects within each developmental stage. The student is presented with the most up-to-date research and theory, while the Triangulated Hourglass Model is used as a consistent conceptual framework that brings clarity to understanding infant, childhood, adolescent, and adult motor development.

Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults

Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
Author: Danielle R. Bouchard
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-04-23
ISBN: 1492592161
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults Book Excerpt:

Go beyond aging theories and examine the physiological and physical impacts of aging. Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults takes a close look at the physical implications of the aging process and how health, physical activity, and exercise interact in aging adults. With an international team of contributors composed of leading experts from across the field of gerontology, Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults delivers comprehensive, interdisciplinary coverage of the physical aging process and its effects on movement and exercise. Research on the physiological and physical implications of aging is presented, focusing on study outcomes and their practical application in optimizing healthy aging. Presented in an integrated and cohesive manner, this text is organized into four parts. Part I covers the theoretical foundations of biological aging, the implications of aging theories on medical research, and the social and economic impacts of demographic shifts due to population aging and global population size. Part II addresses age-related changes to the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and endocrine systems. Part III covers the physical effects of aging on other dimensions of life, including balance, motor control, and physical functions. Part IV focuses on exercise and older adults, taking an in-depth look at exercise measurements and the main barriers to regular exercise. One full chapter is devoted to recommendations for optimizing health for the general public, while another chapter is focused on performance by elite older athletes who exercise beyond functional fitness. Chapter objectives, end-of-chapter summaries, and review questions highlight key concepts and promote learning retention. Behavior Check sidebars look at the impacts of aging on behavior, how behavior affects physical health and activity, and how changes in behavior can improve everyday living. Functional Fitness Checkup sidebars focus on the performance of daily movements that are vital for older adults who want to maintain their physical independence. Putting It Into Practice elements provide examples of real-life application of the concepts presented, facilitating a practical understanding of how to use the content to benefit clients. A definitive resource for students and health care professionals who study physical aging, conduct clinical research, or work with older adults as clients and patients, Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults helps readers understand the aging process and its effects on movement, exercise, and other dimensions of life.

Client Centered Exercise Prescription

Client Centered Exercise Prescription
Author: John C. Griffin
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-01-21
ISBN: 1492584835
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Client Centered Exercise Prescription Book Excerpt:

Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition With Web Resource, emphasizes a personalized approach to exercise in which unique programs meet the interests and needs of individual clients. This resource will help you to prescribe exercise and guide clients in adopting, enjoying, and maintaining active lifestyles. Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition, expands the role of the fitness professional from simple exercise prescription to include activity counseling, design modification, exercise demonstration, functionally integrated exercise, injury prevention, and follow-up monitoring for a variety of clients. Central to the book are seven client-centered models for each major fitness component that serve as a template of options for each decision in the prescription process: activity counseling, musculoskeletal exercise design, exercise demonstration, cardiovascular exercise prescription, resistance training prescription, muscle balance and flexibility prescription, and weight management prescription. The text explains the vital role that functionally integrated exercise plays in improving performance and maintaining musculoskeletal health and teaches how to recognize muscle imbalance and prevent complications. Fitness professionals will learn to make informed, client-centered decisions and address the following issues: • Establishing rapport and increasing adherence by prescribing exercise programs that match clients’ desires, needs, and lifestyles • Understanding clients’ unique psychological needs and using that information to keep them motivated • Monitoring clients’ needs both as they are originally presented and as they evolve over time • Applying strategies for treating and preventing overuse injuries so that clients avoid injury and frustration, thereby avoiding withdrawal from the program • Addressing the unique considerations of aging clients, including musculoskeletal conditions and functional mobility The third edition of Client-Centered Exercise Prescription retains the client-centered approach of previous editions, offering simulated initial interviews with clients, teaching cues for demonstration, sample sessions, and sample counseling dialogue. The text also features numerous updates: • More than 40 reproducible forms included in the text and duplicated in printable format in the web resource that can be shared with clients • Applied exercise prescription worksheets that facilitate the flow from the prescription models to the prescription card • Three new chapters on exercise prescription for aging adults that offer specific exercise recommendations for this growing demographic • Expanded sections on applied nutrition, reliable field tests, safety and referrals, and a unique biomechanical approach to exercise modifications and functional progressions • Five new case studies and other updated case studies that allow you to grasp how the material may be used in practice • Theory to Application sidebars, numerous photos, and chapter summaries that will engage you and help you find the most relevant information Using reliable field tests, practical nutrition guidelines, and applied exercise physiology concepts, this text will help both professionals and students better serve their current and future clients. Candidates preparing for certification exams, including the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) exam, will find comprehensive treatment of the theory and applications covering the competencies required before entering the field. Practical examples, applied models, and scientific knowledge also make the text accessible to undergraduate students in fitness, exercise science, and health promotion programs.

Promoting Healthy and Active Ageing

Promoting Healthy and Active Ageing
Author: Telmo Pereira
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2021-10-28
ISBN: 1000454460
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promoting Healthy and Active Ageing Book Excerpt:

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.