This book sheds new light on health issues that concern both aging patients and their caregivers, and provides practical and in-depth insights. The respective chapters address various topics including locomotive organ disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease and more. Japan is currently experiencing a massive growth in its elderly population, and at a speed unmatched elsewhere in the world. As such, this edited volume offers a valuable guide for countries that are likely to experience an increase in their elderly population, especially with regard to the epidemiological findings and cohort studies in Japan that it presents.
Health Issues and Care System for the Elderly offers a valuable resource for both new and established researchers, doctors, healthcare workers, and students who are seeking information on health problems involving the elderly in the field of public health and gerontology.
Introduction .- Burden among family caregivers of older people who need care in Japan.- Health promotion and long-term care for the elderly in rural areas of Hokkaido, Japan.- Prevention Strategy for Frailty.- Epidemiology of the locomotive organ diseases.- Epidemiology of dementia in a community: the Hisayama Study.- Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus as Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly.- Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly.- Stroke in the Elderly Population.- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) as an emerging risk factor in the elderly.- Lung cancer in the elderly: the most dominant cause of cancer death in Japan.- Influenza and influenza vaccination in Japanese elderly.- The Great East Japan Earthquake, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident, and the Elderly Health.