Chapter 4. Ageing and Physical Health

  1. Bob Woods clinical psychologist nursing assistant Chair Co-Director Academic Director Director Professor of Clinical Psychology of Older People2 and
  2. Dr Linda Clare chartered clinical psychologist clinical neuropsychologist Reader in Psychology consultant3
  1. Valerie Morrison Senior Lecturer

Published Online: 7 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773185.ch4

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition

How to Cite

Morrison, V. (2008) Ageing and Physical Health, in Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition (eds B. Woods and L. Clare), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773185.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Dementia Services Development Centre, Wales, Ardudwy, University of Wales, Bangor, Holyhead Road, Bangor LL57 2PX, UK

  2. 3

    School of Psychology, Brigantia Building, University of Wales Bangor, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Psychology, University of Wales Bangor, Brigantia Building, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470012307

Online ISBN: 9780470773185

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Keywords:

  • physical comorbidity and mental health;
  • ageing and physical health;
  • QoL maintenance and promoting healthy ageing;
  • optimism and positive outcomes;
  • addressing depression and cognitive behavioural intervention

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is Health?

  • Ageing and Disease

  • Behaviour and Health

  • Being Ill and Illness Outcomes

  • Psychosocial Moderators of Illness Outcome

  • Conclusion

  • References