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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

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

Lynn Carrigan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0002

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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