17 Disease, Health, and Aging in the First Decade of the 21st Century
V. ADULTHOOD AND AGING
Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
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Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition
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Siegler, I. C., Bosworth, H. B., Davey, A. and Elias, M. F. 2012. Disease, Health, and Aging in the First Decade of the 21st Century . Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 6:V:17.
- Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
Most of the ongoing research in developmental heath psychology has been incremental, with the emphasis on qualitative changes most prominent at the start of adulthood. Fears about demographic transitions have increased as Baby Boomers (born 1946–1964) begin to turn 65 in 2011. In this chapter, we review new findings on centenarians, risk and prevention of cognitive decline, and management of multiple chronic disorders in the elderly. Major changes in the next 10 years will not necessarily come from psychology. If there is a treatment for Alzheimer's disease, it will change later life and the health psychology of aging. If not, we will be faced many dependent older persons with needs for long-term care.
- developmental health psychology;
- longitudinal studies;