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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Older Adults With Age-Related Cardiovascular Disease

Older Adults With Age-Related Cardiovascular Disease

(p.19) 2 Older Adults With Age-Related Cardiovascular Disease
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Amy L. Ai

Lynn Carrigan

Oxford University Press

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 40 million Americans are age 65 or older in 2010. This population-aging trend will considerably increase the incidence of chronic diseases, especially age-related cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Social workers must enhance their knowledge of CVD in order to improve their practice with the elderly. This chapter describes the immense impact of age-related CVD on society, older persons, and the disadvantaged; its important mental health comorbidity, particularly depression; and related social work practice.

Keywords:   cardiovascular disease, aging, social work practice, chronic diseases, elderly

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