'A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing' book is now published

Written by world expert investigators of maturing birth cohort and ageing studies, cross-cutting methodologists, and ageing research 'A Life Course Approach to Health Ageing' is now published.  http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199656516.do

This book draws on recent research in birth cohort studies as well as longitudinal studies starting later in life such as: Healthy Ageing across the Life Course (HALCyon) collaborative programme; Measurement and Modelling of Functional Trajectories across the Life Course (FALCon) research project; and the Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies of Ageing (IALSA) network.

A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing is a synthesis of life course perspectives in epidemiology and interdisciplinary perspectives in ageing research. It brings together expert investigators of maturing birth cohort and ageing studies, cross-cutting methodologists, and authorities in ageing research and knowledge transfer from across the world in one wide-ranging volume.

The book considers how we might delay or slow down the progressive, generalised impairment of function that occurs at the individual, body system and cellular levels, as people grow older. It also considers the determinants of wellbeing in older people, including personal fulfilment, positive emotions and social relationships. Broad in scope, discussing topics from genetics to psychological and social wellbeing, 'A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing' is a key resource for epidemiologists, social scientists, clinicians, public health physicians, policy makers and practitioners with a research interest in healthy ageing.

Readership: Epidemiologists, social scientists, clinicians, public health physicians, policy makers and practitioners with a research interest in healthy ageing.