Longevity and Quality of Life : Opportunities and Challenges

Nations around the world are experiencing a spectacular increase in longevity. Society as a whole is being challenged by issues arising from this revolution in longevity. Although the specter of the loneliness and existential suffering of older citizens is such that some people under the age of 65 f...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Butler, Robert N. (Editor), Jasmin, Claude (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 2000, 2000
Edition:1st ed. 2000
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Challenges and Opportunities
  • A Malthusian Revolution
  • A Global Approach
  • Longevity and Women’s Health
  • Opening Remarks
  • Worldwide Revolution in Longevity and Quality of Life
  • Global Aspects of Longevity
  • 1. A Worldwide Approach
  • The Revolution in Longevity
  • Longevity Around The World
  • Longevity as an Artifact of Civilization
  • Can We Afford Longevity?
  • 2. Prevention of Aging
  • The Biology of Aging and Longevity
  • Quality of Life and Disorders of Longevity
  • Understanding the Biological Determinants of Longevity: New Opportunities and Challenges…
  • Specific Social Responses to Age-Related Dysfunction
  • In Year 2000: Aging, the Forgotten Revolution: Will DHEA Help Us?
  • 3. Industrial Responses to Aging
  • Pharmaceutical, Biotechnological and Nutritional Interventions In the Disorders of Longevity
  • Nutritional Intervention to Help Prevent and Cure Longevity Disorders
  • A Survey of Ernst & Young
  • Responsibilities of the Individual and Society: Political Responsibilities in the Revolution In Longevity
  • Maintaining Prosperity in An Aging Society
  • The Organization and Financing of Social Protection
  • Looking Through the Mirror of Old Age
  • Literature and Medicine: Garcia Marquez’ Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Ethics and Longevity
  • Longevity and Quality of Life
  • Conclusion
  • Synthesis
  • Contributors
  • A Challenge to the Biomedical Research & Development and to Society
  • Quality and Quantity of Life
  • 1. Longevity and Quality of Life
  • Ethics and Entrances
  • Dignity, Well-being and Quality of Life
  • Health, Longevity and Quality of Life
  • 2. Ethics of Health Care for the Elderly
  • Longevity, Aging and the Demand of Primary Care
  • Health Inequalities Persist Into Old Age: Results from the Longitudinal Study
  • Gentle Closure
  • Social and Cultural Challenges of Longevity
  • 1. Longevity: Generational Conflict or Interaction?
  • The Age Revolution: Benefits and Concerns
  • Are We Moving Toward a War Between the Generations?
  • A Remarkable Lack of Intergenerational Conflict: How Should Government Spending be Divided Between Young and Old
  • 2. Aging and Cultural Diversity
  • Some African Vignettes
  • Coping With Old Age in Africa