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Module Reading List

Biopsychosocial Issues in Ageing, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Rachel Coats
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Below are links to a couple ot textbooks that provide a general overview of each topic, but most of this material was covered in the lecture so you'll find the Recommended Reading journal aticles for each lecture much more useful.  Further reading can be found in the lecture slides.

General Texts:

Cavanaugh, J., & Blanchard-Fields, F. (2019). Adult development and aging (Eighth edition.). Boston, MA: Cengage.

Whitbourne, S., & Whitbourne, S. (2017). Adult development & aging : biopsychosocial perspectives (6th edition). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

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Lecture 1 - Intro:

see links in final lecture slide

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Lecture 2 - Physical/Sensory:

Wood, J. M., & Carberry, T. P. (2006). Bilateral cataract surgery and driving performance. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 90(10), 1277-1280.

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. (2018). Commissioning Guide: Adult Cataract Surgery. Clinical Council for Eye Health Commisioning, (January), 1–24.

Compston, J., Cooper, A., Cooper, C., Gittoes, N., Gregson, C., Harvey, N., … National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) (2017). UK clinical guideline for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Archives of osteoporosis, 12(1), 43. doi:10.1007/s11657-017-0324-5.

Kramer, A. F., Bherer, L., Colcombe, S. J., Dong, W., & Greenough, W. T. (2004). Environmental influences on cognitive and brain plasticity during aging. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 59(9), M940-M957.

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Lecture 3 - Cognitive:

Corley, J., Cox, S. R., & Deary, I. J. (2018). Healthy cognitive ageing in the Lothian Birth Cohort studies: marginal gains not magic bullet. Psychological medicine48(2), 187-20.

Gross, A. L., Parisi, J. M., Spira, A. P., Kueider, A. M., Ko, J. Y., Saczynski, J. S., ... & Rebok, G. W. (2012). Memory training interventions for older adults: A meta-analysis. Aging & mental health16(6), 722-734.

Kirk-Sanchez, N. J., & McGough, E. L. (2014). Physical exercise and cognitive performance in the elderly: current perspectives. Clinical interventions in aging9, 51.

Reinhard, E., Carrino, L., Courtin, E., van Lenthe, F. J., & Avendano, M. (2019). Public Transportation Use and Cognitive Function in Older Age: A Quasiexperimental Evaluation of the Free Bus Pass Policy in the United Kingdom. American journal of epidemiology188(10), 1774-1783.

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Lecture 4 - Longevity:

Taylor, D. (2014). Physical activity is medicine for older adults. Postgraduate medical journal90(1059), 26-32.

Harvey, J. A., Chastin, S. F., & Skelton, D. A. (2018). Breaking sedentary behaviour has the potential to increase/maintain function in frail older adults. J Frailty Sarcopenia Falls3, 26-34

Walker, A. (2018). Why the UK needs a social policy on ageing. Journal of social policy47(2), 253-273.

Centre for Ageing Better publication: The State of Ageing in 2019: Adding life to our years.

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Lecture 5 - Health and Social Care:

Hughes, L & Keeble, M. (2020). Investing in social care to reduce healthcare utilization. British Journal of General Practice, 70, 4-5.

Lepkowsky, C. M., & Arndt, S. (2019). The Internet: Barrier to health care for older adults? Practice Innovations, 4(2), 124–132. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 23/04/2020) 

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Lecture 6 - Mental Health:

Frost, R., Beattie, A., Bhanu, C., Walters, K., & Ben-Shlomo, Y. (2019). Management of depression and referral of older people to psychological therapies: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Br J Gen Pract, 69(680), e171-e181.

Donovan, N. J., Wu, Q., Rentz, D. M., Sperling, R. A., Marshall, G. A., & Glymour, M. M. (2017). Loneliness, depression and cognitive function in older US adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 32(5), 564-573.

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Lecture 7 - Death and Dying:

Shear, M. K., Reynolds, C. F., Simon, N. M., Zisook, S., Wang, Y., Mauro, C., ... & Skritskaya, N. (2016). Optimizing treatment of complicated grief: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA psychiatry, 73(7), 685-694.

Asscher, E. C. A., & van de Vathorst, S. (2020). First prosecution of a Dutch doctor since the Euthanasia Act of 2002: what does the verdict mean?. Journal of Medical Ethics, 46(2), 71-75.

This list was last updated on 29/11/2021