Publications for patients and citizens
Aiming at translating the results of research in the field of geriatrics and gerontology to the population, we publish paper and electronic informative materials with tips and practical advice.
¿De qué hablamos cuando decimos envejecimiento activo?
Aging is an evolutionary and dynamic process, one more stage of a person's life cycle. This life-cycle approach allows us to understand old age as an adaptive evolution that can be positive if we accept the internal and external changes it entails. In the following pages we talk about how dependency can be prevented by promoting healthy lifestyles and favorable environments. Lifestyle depends on our habits. We are always on time to be able to vary and adapt to our health needs. No excuses!
Estado de ánimo y depresión en las personas mayores
Depression is an illness, not a mood or an attitude towards life. It implies, without doubt, the greatest degree of suffering that can sense a human being, to the point that often leads to prefer death to life. The sequence of this text will be, first, the description of the moods both adaptive and evolutionary perspective to then fully address depression: no pharmacological concept, peculiarities in the elderly and possible pharmacological strategies, and prevention available to treat it.
Información y consejos para promover la prevención de caídas Falls are a very important issue in the elderly. Approximately one in third older people will fall within a year. The goal of this book is to explain the internal and external causes of falls to facilitate prevention
Información y consejos para promover la salud cardiovascular:Cardiovascular risk factos and diseases are very prevalent among the elderly and, in addition to be the main mortality cause, can bring important limitations in daily life. Therefore, improving cardiovascular health is key to live longer and better.
El Valor Terapèutic en Oncologia
The Patient's University and the Fundació Laporte, in collaboration with the Foro Español de Pacientes, have prepared this study to get to know the therapeutic value in oncology, considering the points of view of patients, their families and helth care professionals.
Información y consejos para la prevención de la dependencia: Fundació Agrupació Mútua, in collaboration with the Institut de l'Envelliment de l'UAB, have produced this divulgative book, directed to the elderly. It includes general information about dependence as well a tips to improve personal autonomy.
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