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Families Caring for an Aging America (Paperback): National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and... Families Caring for an Aging America (Paperback)
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, Board on Health Care Services, Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults; Edited by Jill Eden, …
R1,595 Discovery Miles 15 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Family caregiving affects millions of Americans every day, in all walks of life. At least 17.7 million individuals in the United States are caregivers of an older adult with a health or functional limitation. The nation's family caregivers provide the lion's share of long-term care for our older adult population. They are also central to older adults' access to and receipt of health care and community-based social services. Yet the need to recognize and support caregivers is among the least appreciated challenges facing the aging U.S. population. Families Caring for an Aging America examines the prevalence and nature of family caregiving of older adults and the available evidence on the effectiveness of programs, supports, and other interventions designed to support family caregivers. This report also assesses and recommends policies to address the needs of family caregivers and to minimize the barriers that they encounter in trying to meet the needs of older adults.

Nutrition Care of the Older Adult - A Handbook for Nutrition Throughout the Continuum of Care (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition):... Nutrition Care of the Older Adult - A Handbook for Nutrition Throughout the Continuum of Care (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Kathleen C Niedert; Edited by Marla P. Carlson
R1,881 R1,725 Discovery Miles 17 250 Save R156 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This updated edition carries on the tradition of providing sound and practical guidance for new and experienced practitioners on all aspects of food and nourishment for ageing adults. Whether residing at home, in assisted living or in a nursing facility, older adults have unique nutrition needs. Like the previous edition, this hands-on reference encompasses the total perspective on person-driven nutrition care of older adults, from nutrition and disease states to regulatory compliance in health care settings. Among the many timely updates addressed in this edition are: Strategies for implementing the updated Nutrition Care Process. Understanding and developing systems to implement quality assurance and performance improvement. Changes in Medicare and health-care reform resulting from the Affordable Care Act are addressed. A new section on emergency preparedness - and an important addition that reinforces the need for practitioners to develop a plan for maintaining care during an emergency or disaster.

Reichel's Care of the Elderly - Clinical Aspects of Aging (Hardcover, 7th Revised edition): Jan Busby- Whitehead,... Reichel's Care of the Elderly - Clinical Aspects of Aging (Hardcover, 7th Revised edition)
Jan Busby- Whitehead, Christine Arenson, Samuel C. Durso, Daniel Swagerty, Laura Mosqueda, …
R2,881 R2,204 Discovery Miles 22 040 Save R677 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This fully updated seventh edition remains the pioneering text for practicing physicians and allied health staff confronted with the unique problems of an increasing elderly population. Dr Reichel's formative text is designed as a practical and useful guide for all health specialists. Emphasizing the clinical management of the elderly patient with simple to complex problems, this is a must-read for all practitioners who need practical and relevant information in a comprehensive format. Chapters have been updated and re-organized to reflect the clinical approach to aging, beginning with a general approach to the management of older adults, followed by a review of common geriatric syndromes, and proceeding to an organ-based review of care. The final section addresses principles of care, including care in special situations, psychosocial aspects of our aging society, and organization of care. Particular emphasis is placed on cost-effective, patient-centered care, including a discussion of the Choosing Wisely campaign.

Healthy Aging - A Complete Guide to Clinical Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Patrick P. Coll Healthy Aging - A Complete Guide to Clinical Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Patrick P. Coll
R3,330 R2,908 Discovery Miles 29 080 Save R422 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book weaves all of these factors together to engage in and promote medical, biomedical and psychosocial interventions, including lifestyle changes, for healthier aging outcomes. The text begins with an introduction to age-related changes that increase in disease and disability commonly associated with old age. Written by experts in healthy aging, the text approaches the principles of disease and disability prevention via specific health issues. Each chapter highlights the challenge of not just increasing life expectancy but also deceasing disease burden and disability in old age. The text then shifts into the whole-person implications for clinicians working with older patients, including the social and cultural considerations that are necessary for improved outcomes as Baby Boomers age and healthcare systems worldwide adjust. Healthy Aging is an important resource for those working with older patients, including geriatricians, family medicine physicians, nurses, gerontologists, students, public health administrators, and all other medical professionals.

Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (Hardcover, 8th Revised edition): Howard M. Fillit, Kenneth... Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (Hardcover, 8th Revised edition)
Howard M. Fillit, Kenneth Rockwood, John B Young
R5,000 R4,562 Discovery Miles 45 620 Save R438 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The leading reference in the field of geriatric care, Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 8th Edition, by Drs. Howard M. Fillit, Kenneth Rockwood, and John B. Young, provides a contemporary, global perspective on topics of importance to today's gerontologists, internal medicine physicians, and family doctors. An increased focus on frailty, along with coverage of key issues in gerontology, disease-specific geriatrics, and complex syndromes specific to the elderly, makes this 8th Edition the reference you'll turn to in order to meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population. Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy. More than 250 figures, including algorithms, photographs, and tables, complement the text and help you find what you need on a given condition. Clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings helps you easily apply the material to everyday practice. A new chapter on frailty, plus an emphasis on frailty throughout the book, addresses the complex medical and social issues that affect care, and the specific knowledge and skills essential for meeting your patients' complex needs. New content brings you up to date with information on gerontechnology, emergency and pre-hospital care, HIV and aging, intensive treatment of older adults, telemedicine, the built environment, and transcultural geriatrics. New editor Professor John Young brings a fresh perspective and unique expertise to this edition.

Post-Acute & Long Term Geriatric Care Clinical Advisor - Volume II (Hardcover): Jochanan E. Naschitz Post-Acute & Long Term Geriatric Care Clinical Advisor - Volume II (Hardcover)
Jochanan E. Naschitz
R5,002 R4,395 Discovery Miles 43 950 Save R607 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Changing demographics have resulted in the elderly constituting a more significant proportion of the population. Many older people will develop functional impairment and disability, necessitating either support at home or admission to long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, psychiatric institutions and hospices. Guidance in the clinical challenges that face the staff of such institutions is essential. Clinical practice guidelines dealing with many of the prevalent conditions in long-term care facilities have been published by the American Medical Directors Association; these aim to educate staff, improve patient outcomes, decrease avoidable transfers and reduce costs. Yet, guidelines do not cater methodically to problems resulting from the complex situations seen in older patients with multiple comorbidities. Textbooks are also often deficient in providing a focused approach to conditions and issues that are of importance in geriatric long-term care. The present manuscript (Volumes I and II) focuses on case management in geriatric long-term care. Concise recommendations are provided, addressing diagnostic issues and management strategies. We have adopted an approach of dividing recommendations into do and do not categories in order to guide physicians and nurses in their approach to conditions encountered frequently, to help them recognize red flag signals, and to highlight significant unusual situations. When fine-tuning of management is indicated, the text goes into specifics, such as details on nutrition, pharmacology, medication dosing, therapeutic procedures, and the recognition of adverse events. Recent progress, shifting evidence, controversial issues and uncertainties are pinpointed. Expert advice is provided. It is hoped that this book might prove to be a worthy contribution to the medical field, enriching doctors and nurses committed to long-term geriatric care.

Psychological Problems of Ageing - Assessement, Treatment and Care (Paperback): Robert T. Woods Psychological Problems of Ageing - Assessement, Treatment and Care (Paperback)
Robert T. Woods
R1,515 Discovery Miles 15 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The understanding and treatment of the problems of ageing is a growing challenge for clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals. This book is directly focused on the training needs of such professionals; it brings together what they essentially need to know about the processes of normal ageing, the range of psychological problems that can arise, and the assessment, treatment and long-term care of ageing patients. The contributors are experts from the UK and USA, and the aim is to present evidence-based knowledge for training and best practice. Within this relatively concise volume the range of topics is wide

  • From neuropsychological assessment to psychological therapies
  • From individual problems to institutional issues, as well as family-based and community care
  • From normal ageing to dementia, as well as major problems such as depression.
The editor Robert Woods and many of these contributors collaborated in the Wiley Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, a comprehensive, authoritative and much larger volume which is now a standard reference in most psychology and clinical libraries. This new book is an accessible, focused text for clinical training courses, offering a selection of the key Handbook chapters revised and updated, together with new material by the editor which reviews other important topics and directs the reader to further sources of information in the field.
Manual of Vibration Exercise and Vibration Therapy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Joern Rittweger Manual of Vibration Exercise and Vibration Therapy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Joern Rittweger
R3,669 Discovery Miles 36 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book addresses the practical aspects of vibration exercise and vibration therapy. In addition, it describes the technical and physiological background, providing applied scientists and doctors with a deeper understanding of the therapeutic potential that vibration exercise holds. Having first emerged two decades ago, vibration exercise has since established itself as a widespread form of physical exercise, used in all rehabilitation areas. The goal of this book is to close the gap between scientific knowledge and practice.Given that occupational exposure to vibration leads to well-known unfavorable effects, the book is also dedicated to potential risks, hazards and contra-indications and of course, the application of vibration therapy in a number of specific conditions is presented in a clinically usable fashion. Given its breadth of coverage, this book will be of interest to physiotherapists and exercise scientists, but also to a wider range of physicians working in the field of rehabilitation.

Rheumatic Disease in Geriatrics - Diagnosis and Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Gleb Slobodin, Yehuda Shoenfeld Rheumatic Disease in Geriatrics - Diagnosis and Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Gleb Slobodin, Yehuda Shoenfeld
R3,057 Discovery Miles 30 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a practical guide to the diagnosis and management of rheumatic disease in geriatric patients. It details information on the effect of ageing on musculoskeletal and immune systems and specifies impact of a variety of inflammatory and degenerative rheumatic disorders on the elderly. The clinical diagnostic approach to an older individual with musculoskeletal complaints is a cornerstone of this book, which includes also insights into the most important comorbidities for this age and discusses in depth available treatments and rehabilitation tools. The symptoms, imaging features and recommendations on the interpretation of specific laboratory tests for rheumatic diseases in geriatrics are also covered. This book encompasses traditionally associated with older age conditions including temporal arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, osteoarthritis, as well as common systemic autoimmune diseases that can produce atypical manifestations in the elderly. It will enable the readers to develop a thorough understanding of how to deal with these patients in their clinical practice. Rheumatic Disease in Geriatrics: Diagnosis and Management systematically describes how to diagnose and treat geriatric patients with a variety of rheumatic conditions and is a valuable resource for all medical professionals involved.

Gerontology For The Health Care Professional (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): Regula H. Robnett, Nancy Brossoie, Walter C. Chop Gerontology For The Health Care Professional (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
Regula H. Robnett, Nancy Brossoie, Walter C. Chop
R1,641 R1,512 Discovery Miles 15 120 Save R129 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive, practical text covering the evolving field of gerontology, developed for healthcare students and professionals. Written by experts across many health disciplines, this text presents an up-to-date and realistic assessment of the aging process. Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Fourth Edition begins with a review of demographic trends and continues with an overview of key topics such as the physiology, pathology, pharmacotherapy, nutrition, communication, and social concerns related to caring for older patients. This interprofessional resource concludes with future concerns for an aging society and includes an epilogue encouraging all health care professionals to embrace patient or client advocacy, especially for older adults. With new case studies, review questions, and interactive activities, this accessible resource will provide an active learning experience for all health professions students.

Intergenerational Solidarity in Children's Literature and Film (Paperback): Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Zoe Jaques Intergenerational Solidarity in Children's Literature and Film (Paperback)
Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Zoe Jaques
R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Pre-order

Contributions by Aneesh Barai, Clementine Beauvais, Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Terri Doughty, Aneta Dybska, Blanka Grzegorczyk, Zoe Jaques, Vanessa Joosen, Maria Nikolajeva, Marek Oziewicz, Ashley N. Reese, Malini Roy, Sabine Steels, Lucy Stone, Bjoern Sundmark, Michelle Superle, Nozomi Uematsu, Anastasia Ulanowicz, Helma van Lierop-Debrauwer, and Jean Webb. Intergenerational solidarity is a vital element of societal relationships that ensures survival of humanity. It connects generations, fostering transfer of common values, cumulative knowledge, experience, and culture essential to human development. In the face of global aging, changing family structures, family separations, economic insecurity, and political trends pitting young and old against each other, intergenerational solidarity is now, more than ever, a pressing need. Intergenerational Solidarity in Children's Literature and Film argues that productions for young audiences can stimulate intellectual and emotional connections between generations by representing intergenerational solidarity. For example, one essayist focuses on Disney films, which have shown a long-time commitment to variously highlighting, and then conservatively healing, fissures between generations. However, Disney-Pixar's Up and Coco instead portray intergenerational alliances - young collaborating with old, the living working alongside the dead - as necessary to achieving goals. The collection also testifies to the cultural, social, and political significance of children's culture in the development of generational intelligence and empathy towards age-others and positions the field of children's literature studies as a site of intergenerational solidarity, opening possibilities for a new socially consequential inquiry into the culture of childhood.

Manual of Neurological Signs (CD-ROM): John G. Morris, Padraic J. Grattan-Smith Manual of Neurological Signs (CD-ROM)
John G. Morris, Padraic J. Grattan-Smith
R2,540 Discovery Miles 25 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This program runs on Adobe Flash and requires a computer or device with a USB port. These are the minimum system requirements for optimal performance: Microsoft Windows 7 or higher ONLY, 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended), Screen resolution: 1024 x 768, and USB 1.1-compliant USB port. This product is not Mac compatible. The Manual of Neurologic Signs comprises of nearly 1000 videos demonstrating a wide variety of neurological signs including features such as abnormal eye movements, reflex changes, speech impairment, and disorders of movement and gait. These are the signs that one might expect to see in patients in the wards and clinics of a major teaching hospital. They were filmed in the main by two neurologists, one adult the other pediatric, so patients of all ages are included. The videos were made over a period of about 25 years and some cases capture the changes in signs as a disease progresses over the years. The reader is invited to view the video as though she or he were in the room observing the features that are demonstrated. There is no commentary, so readers can form their own opinion of what is going on. In case they miss something, there is a full written description of each video. In addition to the videos, there is a description of the sign demonstrated, and a section on associated signs which should be looked for based in many cases on the anatomical features underlying the sign. In the Beware section, signs which might be confused with the one being demonstrated are discussed. There are extensive footnotes where historical aspects including the great clinicians of the past are discussed. Manual of Neurologic Signs provides a unique opportunity to expand one's clinical experience and enhance one's ability to elicit and recognize most of the common neurological signs, as well as a few rarities.

Frailty in Aging - Biological, Clinical and Social Implications. (Hardcover): O. Theou, K. Rockwood Frailty in Aging - Biological, Clinical and Social Implications. (Hardcover)
O. Theou, K. Rockwood; Series edited by T. Fulop
R4,200 R3,603 Discovery Miles 36 030 Save R597 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Frailty represents an important challenge for aging populations. As a concept it is full of 'known unknowns' such as which mechanisms lead to frailty and how it is best managed. In order to examine these circumstances, the new science of understanding and managing frailty requires an appropriate framing of the problem. This publication investigates the biology and management of frailty and its social aspects. It considers these and related questions: How can we recognize frailty? How does an understanding of frailty increase our comprehension of the aging process? What are its implications for health care systems, including primary care, hospitals and rehabilitation? How will a growing number of frail older adults affect society more generally? The book focuses on frailty as a state of vulnerability, which is related to aging, but which can occur across the life course, and aims to improve the life of frail people and those around them. The book is highly recommended to researchers in aging, health science researchers, health care professionals and anyone interested in the understanding of the aging process.

Aging Lungs, The: Mechanisms And Clinical Sequelae (Hardcover): Richard Bucala, Patty J. Lee Aging Lungs, The: Mechanisms And Clinical Sequelae (Hardcover)
Richard Bucala, Patty J. Lee
R3,305 Discovery Miles 33 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary overview of the aging lung, written by the main researchers in the field. Current physiological, cellular and molecular understanding of how the lungs age and the relationship to age-associated lung diseases will be presented. The contents are aimed at a broad audience of scientists and clinicians with an interest in the respiratory system, pathogenesis of age-associated lung diseases and clinical implications.

Qigong for Wellbeing in Dementia and Aging (Paperback): Stephen Rath Qigong for Wellbeing in Dementia and Aging (Paperback)
Stephen Rath; Illustrated by LauRha Frankfort; Contributions by The Natural Healing Research Foundation
R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Qigong is the centuries-old practice of moving vital energy (Qi) through the channels of the body, known as meridians, to promote vitality and health. Stephen Rath details current research and Traditional Chinese Medicine theory to show how Qigong practice can support cognitive functioning, as well as emotional and physical wellbeing, in people with dementia. Qigong for Wellbeing in Dementia and Aging presents a set of accessible Qigong exercises and breathing techniques adapted specifically for older people who may be frail or have limited mobility, which address specific symptoms associated with dementia. These include exercises for the hands and feet, exercises for releasing emotions through the Five Animal Sounds, seated exercises, and facial exercises. The exercises, contributed by the Natural Healing Research Foundation from their Senior Exercise Class in Hawaii, are presented with clear explanatory illustrations. The final part of the book describes the Chinese understanding of nutrition as an essential underpinning of good health into old age, and provides health-giving food and drink recipes for people with dementia based on these principles. There is also a helpful chapter on practicing Qigong to protect against caregiver burnout. This will be an invaluable book for care professionals, nurses, activity coordinators, and physical therapists, as well as people with dementia and their families.

Setting Limits - Medical Goals in an Aging Society with "A Response to My Critics" (Paperback, Reprinted edition): Daniel... Setting Limits - Medical Goals in an Aging Society with "A Response to My Critics" (Paperback, Reprinted edition)
Daniel Callahan
R592 R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Save R48 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sparking controversy in medical, social and professional circles, the nation's most respected medical ethicist strikes at the heart of America's growing health care crisis--the care of the aged. The New York Times Book Review calls Setting Limits "A pivotal work . . . the benchmark for future moral, medical and policy discussions of aging".

Aging and Health - A Systems Biology Perspective (Hardcover): Anatoli I. Yashin, S Michal Jazwinski Aging and Health - A Systems Biology Perspective (Hardcover)
Anatoli I. Yashin, S Michal Jazwinski; Series edited by Tamas Fulop
R4,201 R3,331 Discovery Miles 33 310 Save R870 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Aging is a major risk factor for chronic diseases, which in turn can provide information about the aging of a biological system. This publication serves as an introduction to systems biology and its application to biological aging. Key pathways and processes that impinge on aging are reviewed, and how they contribute to health and disease during aging is discussed. The evolution of this situation is analyzed, and the consequences for the study of genetic effects on aging are presented. Epigenetic programming of aging, as a continuation of development, creates an interface between the genome and the environment. New research into the gut microbiome describes how this interface may operate in practice with marked consequences for a variety of disorders. This analysis is bolstered by a view of the aging organism as a whole, with conclusions about the mechanisms underlying resilience of the organism to change, and is expanded with a discussion of circadian rhythms in aging. Finally, the book presents an outlook for the development of interventions to delay or to reverse the features of aging. The publication is recommended to students, researchers as well as professionals dealing with public health and public policy related to an aging society.

Breakfast with the Centenarians - The Art of Ageing Well (Paperback, Main): Daniela Mari Breakfast with the Centenarians - The Art of Ageing Well (Paperback, Main)
Daniela Mari; Translated by Denise Muir 1
R287 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R51 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn the art of growing old from the supercentenarians living life to the fullest. It's said that life begins at 40 - but that number is constantly revised upwards as we live longer and longer. With the number of centenarians having quadrupled in the last thirty years, more of us can now hope to reach the 100-year mark than ever before. But how can we navigate this journey with grace, dignity and style? In this charming and informative book, Daniela Mari - the Italian doctor caring for some of the oldest people on the planet - draws on her experiences as a renowned gerontologist to reveal the science behind a healthy, happy old age. It turns out that the world's centenarians can teach us a thing or two about ageing well. And the secrets are not always what you'd think. Informed by the latest medical studies and incredible stories of individual longevity, Mari shows how our lifestyles can far surpass the influence of our genetics and why a daily glass of liquor isn't the end of the world. From our sleeping habits and diet to the crucial importance of our passions and interests, Breakfast with the Centenarians is the essential handbook for a fruitful and fulfilling old age.

Human Ageing: A Unique Experience - Implications For The Disease Concept (Hardcover): Michael Alan Singer Human Ageing: A Unique Experience - Implications For The Disease Concept (Hardcover)
Michael Alan Singer
R2,711 Discovery Miles 27 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Human Ageing: A Unique Experience explores the biology of human ageing focusing on the individual. The book begins with the premature ageing disorder Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome and spins a web of interconnected biological domains involving lamins, telomeres, alternative splicing, genetics, epigenetics, and molecular clocks. The profound influence of culture is explored since cultural inheritance and genetic inheritance are the two intertwined processes driving human evolution. An empirical framework is developed to describe human ageing at the individual level and the implications of this framework on the whole concept of diseases are discussed.

International Approaches to Alzheimers Disease and Dementia (Hardcover): Lorraine N Salomon International Approaches to Alzheimers Disease and Dementia (Hardcover)
Lorraine N Salomon
R3,293 Discovery Miles 32 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The healthy human brain contains tens of billions of neurons, specialized cells that process and transmit information via electrical and chemical signals. While the brain may shrink to some degree in healthy aging, it does not lose neurons in large numbers. In Alzheimer's disease, however, damage is widespread as many neurons stop functioning, lose connections with other neurons, and die. Alzheimer's disrupts processes vital to neurons and their networks, including communication, metabolism, and repair. At first, the disease typically destroys neurons and their connections in parts of the brain involved in memory, including the entorhinal cortex and the hippocampus. It later affects areas in the cerebral cortex responsible for language, reasoning, and social behavior. Eventually, many other areas of the brain are damaged, and a person with Alzheimer's becomes helpless and unresponsive to the outside world. This book provides a comparison of international approached to dealing with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, as well as discusses the effect this disease has on the brain and its function.

The Biostatistics of Aging - From Gompertzian Mortality to an Index of Aging-Relatedness (Hardcover): Gilberto Levy, Bruce Levin The Biostatistics of Aging - From Gompertzian Mortality to an Index of Aging-Relatedness (Hardcover)
Gilberto Levy, Bruce Levin
R2,262 R2,147 Discovery Miles 21 470 Save R115 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A practical and clarifying approach to aging and aging-related diseases Providing a thorough and extensive theoretical framework, The Biostatistics of Aging: From Gompertzian Mortality to an Index of Aging-Relatedness addresses the surprisingly subtlenotion with consequential biomedical and public health relevance of what it means for acondition to be related to aging. In this pursuit, the book presents a new quantitative methodto examine the relative contributions of genetic and environmental factors to mortality anddisease incidence in a population. With input from evolutionary biology, population genetics, demography, and epidemiology, this medically motivated book describes an index of aging-relatedness and also features: * Original results on the asymptotic behavior of the minimum of time-to-event random variables, which extends those of the classical statistical theory of extreme values * A comprehensive and satisfactory explanation based on biological principles of the Gompertz pattern of mortality in human populations * The development of an evolution-based model of causation relevant to mortality and aging-related diseases of complex etiology * An explanation of how and why the description of human mortality by the Gompertz distribution can be improved upon from first principles * The amply illustrated analysis of real-world data, including a program for conducting the analysis written in the freely available R statistical software * Technical appendices including mathematical material as well as an extensive and multidisciplinary bibliography on aging and aging-related diseases The Biostatistics of Aging: From Gompertzian Mortality to an Index of Aging-Relatedness is an excellent resource for practitioners and researchers with an interest in aging and aging-related diseases from the fields of medicine, biology, gerontology, biostatistics, epidemiology, demography, and public health.

Function and Metabolism of Aging - Longitudinal Neuroimaging Evaluations (Paperback): Yongxia Zhou Function and Metabolism of Aging - Longitudinal Neuroimaging Evaluations (Paperback)
Yongxia Zhou
R2,265 R1,768 Discovery Miles 17 680 Save R497 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Maintaining good metabolic profile plays a significant role in improving the quality of life at aging. Widely recommended physical and psychological strategies include exercise, calorie restriction (such as healthy diet), anti-aging neuroprotective and anti-inflammation therapy. Most occurring risks at middle age range (45-65 years old) are obesity, insulin resistance, inflammation, alteration in the hypothalamus-hypophysis suprarenal axis activity, stress and hypertension that could increase the prevalence of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome increases with age, particularly for women. Significant associations were seen between imaging measures and cardiovascular risk factors at both baseline and 18-month follow-ups. Both baseline and longitudinal imaging analysis and correlations with neurocogntive tests as well as cardiovascular risk factors could provide distinct and confirmative perspectives relating to the pathophysiology of aging-related diseases such as dementia and diabetes. Significant baseline and longitudinal effects of age, smoking and neuropathological burdens such as amyloid, tau and glucose metabolism provide a complete imaging, neurocognitive and cardiovascular profile for better staging and differentiating different diseases. Together with accurate imaging guidance, early detection and treatment could be achieved with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life at middle age and extending longevity. The aim of this book is intended to provide both beginners and experts in biomedical imaging and health care a broad picture as well as new development in brain function and metabolism of aging using innovative neuroimaging techniques and advanced longitudinal /correlational analyses. Methods and data presented in this book with novel experimental designs and protocols, especially longitudinal investigation of multiple imaging metrics from microvascular, micro-structural to systematic functional, metabolic and neuropathological perspectives will help improving diagnosis and early prevention of common diseases at middle age such as metabolic syndrome and early dementia. Some promising prevention strategies such as arts therapy, aerobic exercise and calorie restriction will be introduced additionally with imaging evidence. Results presented will help improving diagnosis accuracy, staging, and determining phases and trajectories of disease progression with age, endothelial dysfunction and deficits in metabolic syndrome. This book will provide the current state-of-the-art and new frontiers of brain function and metabolic changes at age using multi-parametric functional, structural and molecular imaging techniques in detection, diagnosis and treatment. We will present some forefront and interesting multi-dimensional baseline and longitudinal imaging techniques to serve as a reference and resource book in neuroimaging application and research field. Several distinct detection and application perspectives, including cutting-edge imaging methods from baseline evaluations to longitudinal applications as well as multi-modal and multi-parametric quantifications will be described. The relatively new and advanced data and results together with interesting examples and application demonstrations could help facilitate the generalization, interpretation and applications of these techniques to improve disease diagnosis, quality of life and treatment for metabolic syndrome and brain dysfunction.

International Handbook of Health Expectancies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Carol Jagger, Eileen M. Crimmins, Yasuhiko Saito,... International Handbook of Health Expectancies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Carol Jagger, Eileen M. Crimmins, Yasuhiko Saito, Renata Tiene de Carvalho Yokota, Herman Van Oyen, …
R3,493 Discovery Miles 34 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This handbook presents global research on health expectancies, a measure of population health that examines the interaction between quantity and quality of life. With data from Europe, North America, Asia, and beyond, it explains how to define and measure health and morbidity and how to integrate these measurements with mortality. Coverage first highlights long-term trends in longevity and health. It also considers variations across and within countries, inequalities, and social gaps as well as micro and macro-level determinants. Next, the handbook deals with the methodological aspects of calculating health expectancies. It compares results from different methods and introduces tools, such as decomposition tool for decomposing gaps, an attrition tool for attributing a medical cause to reported disability, and a tool for measuring policy impact on health expectancies. It introduces methods of forecasting health expectancies. The handbook then goes on to examine the synergies and/or trade-off between longevity and health as well as considers such topics as the compression versus the expansion of morbidity/disability and the health-survival paradox. The last section considers new concepts and dimensions of health and, more broadly, well being which can be used in summary measures of population health, including psychological factors. Researchers, clinicians, demographers, and health planners will find this handbook an essential resource to this increasingly important public health and social policy tool. It will help readers gain insight into changes in health over time as well as inequalities between countries, regions, and population subgroups.

Hazzard's Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Seventh Edition (Hardcover, 7th edition): Jeffrey Halter, Joseph Ouslander,... Hazzard's Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Seventh Edition (Hardcover, 7th edition)
Jeffrey Halter, Joseph Ouslander, Stephanie Studenski, Kevin High, Sanjay Asthana, …
R5,972 R3,684 Discovery Miles 36 840 Save R2,288 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.The gold-standard text on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the elderly - completely updated with a new full-color presentation A Doody's Core Title for 2020! The definitive treatise on the subject of geriatrics, this comprehensive text combines gerontology principles with clinical geriatrics, offering a uniquely holistic approach to this ever-expanding area of medicine. Written by some of the world's most respected geriatricians, Hazzard's Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Seventh Edition presents up-to-date, evidence-based information in a rich new full-color design. Unmatched as a textbook, this classic is also valuable to fellows in geriatric medicine. Hazzards's Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Seventh Edition is logically divided into five parts: Principles of Gerontology, Principles of Geriatrics, Geriatric Syndromes, Principles of Palliative Medicine, and Organ Systems and Diseases. Within its pages, you will find balanced, authoritative coverage of every essential topic - from evaluation and management to nutrition and palliative medicine. Here's why the Seventh Edition is the best edition ever: * NEW full-color design with hundreds of color photographs * NEW chapters: Quality of Care in Older Adults, Common Non-Pain Symptoms in Older Adults, Strategies of Effective Communication Around Advanced Illness, Palliative Medicine in the Continuum of Care Including Hospice, Coagulation Disorders, and Plasma Cell Disorders * MORE chapters on Palliative Medicine * NEW Learning Objectives and Key Points added to each chapter * MORE tables, drawings, and clinical algorithms * EVIDENCE-BASED through the use of the latest clinical practice guidelines , references to systemic reviews, and critically appraised topics * UPDATED to reflect the most current clinical breakthroughs and advances for managing older adults in various settings

Health Promotion and Aging - Practical Applications for Health Professionals (Paperback, 8th Revised edition): David Haber Health Promotion and Aging - Practical Applications for Health Professionals (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
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This acclaimed text promotes healthy aging by demonstrating how health practitioners, program developers, and policymakers can prevent or manage disease and make large-scale improvements toward health and wellness in the older adult population. The eighth edition encompasses major new research that substantially updates previous recommendations. It provides important new content on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and the ACA; clinical preventive services; global aging; sexual health; saving for retirement; long-term care alternatives; and much more.Accessible and comprehensive, this text is supported by abundant tables, figures, and illustrations. It describes practical strategies-including model community and government initiatives-that have proven markedly successful, as well as health-promotion tools, resource lists, assessment tools, and checklists. New trends such as green burials, LGBT aging, yoga, and dancing exercise regimens are also covered. Additionally, each chapter features key terms, learning objectives, summary, and thought-provoking questions. An improved instructor package includes upgraded PowerPoints, a new test bank, sample syllabi, chapter summaries, discussion questions, chapter exams, and more. Purchase includes access to the ebook for use on most mobile devices or computers. New to the Eighth Edition: Updated research findings, demographics, figures, and statistics regarding health/social/medical trends/exercise/weight management New content on global aging, sexual health, and substance abuse New information on medical screening recommendations, cancer treatments, complementary and alternative medicine, and more New findings regarding mental health and older adults Significant updates to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the ACA Expanded section on global health and older adults Upgraded instructor support package Key Features: Provides an interdisciplinary view of how practitioners, program developers, and policymakers can improve health and wellness in older adults Describes successful community and government model programs and initiatives Delivers health-promoting tools, resource lists, checklists, and assessment tools Offers key terms, learning objectives, critical-thinking questions and reflection boxes Includes a robust instructor package

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