This book translates the new findings in exercise research for the elderly
for busy practitioners, trainees, students and administrators. This book provides
practical strategies that can be implemented immediately in the common settings
in which practitioners care for adults. The format includes key points and case
examples which showcase the strong evidence supporting exercise by older adults
as a key tool to enhance health, prevent serious outcomes, such as hospitalization
and functional loss, and as part of the treatment plan for diseases that are
common in older adults elderly with. Written by experts in the field of exercise
in older persons, this book is a guide to maintaining quality of life and functional
independence from frail to healthy aging adults. Strategies and exercises are
discussed for specific care settings and illustrated via links to video examples,
to ensure readers can immediately apply described techniques.
Exercise for Aging Adults: A Guide for Practitioners is a useful tool for physicians, residents in training, medical students, physical therapists, gerontology advance practice nurse practitioners, assisted living facility administrators, directors of recreation, and long-term care directors.
- Provides practical strategies
- Contains keypoints and case examples
- Includes a link to video clips with exercises
Chapter 1 The Physiology of Aging and Exercise
Maren S. Fragala
Chapter 2 Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults
Melissa J. Benton
Chapter 3 Risks of Exercise for Older Adults
Liza Stathokostas, Gareth Jones
Chapter 4 Types of Exercise: Flexibility, Strengthening, Endurance, Balance
Lynn B. Panton, Ashley Artese
Chapter 5 Motivational Interviewing for Older Adults
Chapter 6 Writing an Exercise Prescription for Older Adults
Debra J. Rose
Chapter 7 Cultural Considerations for Exercise in Older Adults
Chapter 8 Exercises for Older Adults in Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facilities
Chapter 9 Exercise for Hospitalized Older Adults
Gail M Sullivan
Chapter 10 Frailty and Older Adults
Chapter 11 Community-Based Exercise Programs for Older Adults
Jennifer Sokol Brach
Chapter 12 Implementing and Disseminating Exercise Programs for Older Adult
Marcia G. Ory, Samuel D. Towne Jr., Alan B. Stevens, Chae Hee Park, Wojtek Jan Chodzko-Zajko
Dr. Gail Sullivan is Professor of Medicine, Associate Director for Education,
and Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Director at the UConn Center on Aging,
University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. She teaches
geriatrics to medical and other trainees and sees patients through the UConn
Health Center’s Geriatrics Associates’ practice.
Dr. Sullivan has presented at regional, national and international meetings on various geriatric medicine topics, such as Geriatric Educational Strategies; Medical Education Research; The Approach to the Older Patient; Exercise in Older Persons; and Pharmacology. Dr. Sullivan is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. A fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society, Dr. Sullivan is listed in “Best Doctors in America,” “Best Doctors for Women” (Connecticut Magazine), and “Top Doctors in the Greater Hartford Area” (Hartford Magazine).
Dr. Alice Pomidor is a family practice geriatrician who has taught a variety of topics in geriatrics for over 25 years. Her areas of expertise cover a myriad of older adult topics, including older adult driving, physical activity, health literacy, and falls prevention. Her research interests include innovated educational tools, such as educational video games and technology to teach geriatric concepts. She is a former fellowship director and served previously as a division chief of geriatrics, as well as a medical director at multiple retirement and long-term care communities.
In addition to her work as a researcher and educator, Dr. Pomidor dedicates herself to numerous community activities and serves on the Board of the local Alzheimer's Project. She is a member of the Safe Mobility for Life Coalition in Florida and a former president of the Florida Geriatrics Society. She is also the chair of the Public Education Committee and a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society, and offers her clinical services at the Wound Healing Center in Tallahassee.