ABSTRACT

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.

chapter 2|15 pages

Promoting functional ability and falls prevention

Strategies for healthy aging
ByAnabela Correia Martins, Daniela Guia, Marina Saraiva

chapter 3|12 pages

Physical exercise applied to older people

ByInês Cipriano, Telmo Pereira

chapter 4|20 pages

BrainAnswer platform

Biosignals acquisition for monitoring of physical and cardiac conditions of older people
ByJoão Valente, Veronika Kozlova, Telmo Pereira

chapter 5|9 pages

Nutrition in aging

ByMaria Helena Loureiro

chapter 6|18 pages

Evaluation of indoor air quality and its importance for health and wellness promotion in the older adult

ByAna Ferreira, António Loureiro, Sílvia Seco

chapter 7|7 pages

Pharmacological treatment and the polymedicated older adult

ByAna Paula Fonseca, Vera Galinha

chapter 8|9 pages

The effect of auditory training in the older adult's lives

ByCarla Matos Silva, Carolina Fernandes, Clara Rocha

chapter 9|15 pages

Age-associated changes in cholesterol metabolism cardiovascular risk and exercise effect on lipid profile

ByIsabel Silva, Mariana Clemente, Carla Ferreira, Ana Margarida Silva, António Gabriel, Telmo Pereira, Armando Caseiro

chapter 11|6 pages

Structural and functional changes of the aging heart

ByJoaquim Castanheira, Telmo Pereira

chapter 12|11 pages

Modulators and determinants of arterial aging in the older adult

ByTatiana Costa, Telmo Pereira

chapter 14|12 pages

Cognitive function and aging

ByTelmo Pereira