The field of gerontechnology is described along with how research endeavors can be aided by gerontechnology. Practical applications that enhance the daily life of older adults and their caregivers are also discussed. Caveats of appropriate use of gerontechnology are considered. The chapter concludes with discussion of family technologists who can support older adults and their primary caregivers.
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The anatomy and physiology and function of the male and female reproductive system and how it affects the quality of life in older age is described. Selected disorder of the male and female reproductive systems is discussed. Sexuality, its meaning and expression, as it relates to older adults and those who care for them are also explained.
A review of the anatomy, physiology, and function of the musculoskeletal system; age-related changes in the musculoskeletal system; specific disorders experienced by older adults along with diagnostic and treatment options; and the role of exercise, pacing, and environmental modalities in maintaining health and recuperation were discussed.