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This annotated bibliography, which was developed as part of a series of selected bibliographies on aging for Great Britain's Centre for Policy on Ageing, contains a total of 368 entries organized under the following subject headings: risk (identification, nature, responsibilities, risk taking, security); environmental safety (hazards, design, accident data); communications (dispersed alarms, electronic monitoring, telephone support, area wardens, two-way communications); falls (causes, prevention, consequences); fire (prevention measures, fire-fighting strategies, evacuation); food and drink (nutrition, effects of alcohol, equipment); health and fitness (exercise, relationship between health and aging); hypothermia (medical factors, environmental factors, diagnosis, management, other cold-related risks, health-related risks); medication (drug administration, adverse reactions, adverse interactions, overmedication); mobility (footwear, walking aids, lifts, wheelchairs); and road safety (drivers, pedestrians, car adaptations). Each annotation contains the following information: author, title, publisher and city/year of publication, document length, and annotation summarizing the document's content and/or thesis. Concluding the bibliography is an author index. (MN)

Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Annotated Bibliographies, Drug Education, Exercise, Fire Protection, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Independent Living, Mobility Aids, Nutrition, Older Adults, Physical Fitness, Risk, Safety, Safety Education, Safety Equipment, Traffic Safety

Centre for Policy on Ageing, 25-31 Ironmonger Road, London EC1V 3QP, England, United Kingdom (6.50 British pounds).

Author: Jackson, Wendy, Comp.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10986&id=ED378310


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