Senior Health

See the General Health and Wellness Subject Guide in addition to the sources below.

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Last updated: January 17, 2015


  • Alt HealthWatch focuses on multiple perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Full-text content comes from more than 180 international peer-reviewed and professional journals, magazines, reports, proceedings, and association and consumer newsletters, plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts.

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  • The Longevity Kitchen : Satisfying, Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods
    by Rebecca Katz

    A collection of 125 delicious whole-foods recipes showcasing 16 antioxidant-rich power foods, developed by wellness authority Rebecca Katz to combat and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, inflammation, arthritis, and other conditions that plague American adults, enabling readers to live longer, healthier lives.

  • The Longevity Project : Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life From the Landmark Eight-Decade Study
    by Howard S. Friedman and Leslie R. Martin

    This landmark study—which Dr. Andrew Weil calls “a remarkable achievement with surprising conclusions”—upends the advice we have been told about how to live to a healthy old age. We have been told that the key to longevity involves obsessing over what we eat, how much we stress, and how fast we run. Based on the most extensive study of longevity ever conducted, “The Longevity Project” exposes what really impacts our lifespan-including friends, family, personality, and work.

  • O.J. in the Morning, G&T at Night : Spirited Dispatches on Aging with Joie de Vivre
    by A.E. Hotchner

    When youngsters in their seventies and eighties, nervously lurching toward the horizon of ninety, ask me, “What’s the secret?” That’s what I tell them: “O.J. in the morning, gin and tonic at night.” A nonagenarian, novelist, playwright, and biographer, A.E. Hotchnerwrites about living well into your nineties: his twenty-one charming, laugh-out-loud, and sometimes poignant essays describe his own reflections on the aging process for the nearly 6 million Americans over the age of eighty-five, and thanks to improving longevity, the 77 million baby-boomers approaching that age.

  • Stages of Senior Care : Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions
    by Paul Hogan and Lori Hogan

    A USA TodayBESTSELLER! “Informative. Complete. And practical. This book will guide family caregivers through the surprisingly complex world of senior care.” —MEHMET OZ, M.D.,New York Timesbestselling coauthor ofY OU: The Owner’s Manual: The Complete All-in-One Care GuideChoosing the best care for your aging parents and other seniors in your life is not only complex, with multiple options available, it’s also highly personal and often emotional.

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  • Treat Me, Not My Age:A Doctor's Guide to Getting the Best Care As You or a Loved One Gets Older
    by Mark Lachs

    A must-have manual for anyone 40+ to take control of their health in a broken health-care system. Too often our culture defines the aging process negatively, instead of embracing it as a natural part of life. Nowhere is this problem more pronounced than in our health-care system, where “ageist” medicine often serves to worsen our medical issues instead of helping us figure out how to address or avoid them. Whether we’re forty or eighty, what we need is an insider’s guide to staying healthy despite the system.

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