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Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Geriatric medicine

Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act - A Physician Call to Action (Paperback, 2015 ed.): James S Powers Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act - A Physician Call to Action (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
James S Powers
R2,360 R1,952 Discovery Miles 19 520 Save R408 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Healthcare Changes Reach Main Street: A Call to Action for Physicians provides guidance, examples, and information on processes and time lines for physicians based on the implementation of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was established in 2010. This volume focuses on how geriatricians and other healthcare professionals can be engaged in responding to the roll-out of the ACA in their communities, and through this engagement assume leadership roles in local hospitals, healthcare organizations, and medical societies to advance quality improvement and new models of care for older adults. In-depth chapters provide an update on quality improvement efforts at the state level, as well as changes in Medicaid financing and the significant impact this will have for older adults, particularly dual-eligibles. Many elements of the ACA are yet to be rolled out and many healthcare decisions are yet to be made. Healthcare Changes Reach Main Street: A Call to Action for Physicians will guide healthcare decision makers and help them to play a leadership role in advancing quality care for older adults in our changing healthcare environment.

Prevention of Late-Life Depression - Current Clinical Challenges and Priorities (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Olivia I. Okereke Prevention of Late-Life Depression - Current Clinical Challenges and Priorities (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Olivia I. Okereke
R3,033 R2,487 Discovery Miles 24 870 Save R546 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book illustrates the imperative for late-life depression prevention, introducing a broad range of approaches to prevention and provides detailed examples of clinical applications of late-life depression prevention - all with consideration of medical and scientific, social, economic and global health perspectives. Clear guidelines are delineated for assessing, treating and preventing such conditions as depression and anxiety, dementia, psychosis and mania, sleep disturbances and personality disorders. Written by experts in the field, this text considers the complicating conditions that depression may incur higher costs and create during the course and treatment of comorbid major medical conditions that are also highly prevalent in older adults - including diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Prevention of Late-Life Depression: Current Clinical Challenges and Priorities is an important new volume that will be useful to all providers that are concerned with the mental health of our rapidly expanding aged population.

Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness - Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform... Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness - Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Amy S. Kelley, Diane E. Meier
R3,013 R2,462 Discovery Miles 24 620 Save R551 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform provides an introduction to the principles of palliative care; describes current models of delivering palliative care across care settings and examines opportunities in the setting of healthcare policy reform for palliative care to improve outcomes for patients, families and healthcare institutions. The United States is currently facing a crisis in health care marked by unsustainable spending and quality that is poor relative to international benchmarks. Yet this is also a critical time of opportunity. Because of its focus on quality of care, the Affordable Care Act is poised to expand access to palliative care services for the sickest, most vulnerable, and therefore most costly, 5% of patients- a small group who nonetheless drive about 50% of all healthcare spending. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness-whatever the diagnosis or stage of illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.Research has demonstrated palliative care's positive impact on health care value. Patients (and family caregivers) receiving palliative care experience improved quality of life, better symptom management, lower rates of depression and anxiety, and improved survival. Because patient and family needs are met, crises are prevented, thereby directly reducing need for emergency department and hospital use and their associated costs. An epiphenomenon of better quality of care, the lower costs associated with palliative care have been observed in multiple studies. Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform, a roadmap for effective policy and program design, brings together expert clinicians, researchers and policy leaders, who tackle 16 key areas where real-world policy options to improve access to quality palliative care could have a substantial role in improving value.

Ambient Assisted Living - Italian Forum 2013 (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Sauro Longhi, Pietro Siciliano, Michele Germani, Andrea... Ambient Assisted Living - Italian Forum 2013 (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Sauro Longhi, Pietro Siciliano, Michele Germani, Andrea Monteriu
R5,577 R4,633 Discovery Miles 46 330 Save R944 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents the refereed proceedings of the Fourth Italian Forum on Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), held in Ancona, Italy, in October 2013. A wide range of issues are covered and new technological developments are described which will support the autonomy and independence of individuals with special needs through an innovative and integrated approach, designed to respond to the socio-economic challenges of an aging population. Topics addressed include: health and well-being, prevention and rehabilitation and support for care providers; active aging and its social implications; services for the frail elderly with health problems and their families; nutrition; ICT platforms/technologies for the benefit of the elderly; home automation and control technologies (autonomy, safety and energy saving); smart cities and smart communities; telemedicine, telerehabilitation, and telecare; mobility, participation and social inclusion; games and fun for the elderly; building design; social housing; interface design and interaction (accessibility, acceptance); social policies to encourage and support active aging; business models, market analysis and development of sustainable financing and business and ethics, privacy and data protection. Many experimental validations based on user trials and usability testing are presented and discussed. The knowledge and insights provided in this book will help researchers and others involved in AAL to understand relevant societal trends, novel technological developments and pressing challenges.

The Aging Networks - A Guide to Policy, Programs, and Services (Paperback, 9th Revised edition): Kelly Niles-Yokum, Donna L.... The Aging Networks - A Guide to Policy, Programs, and Services (Paperback, 9th Revised edition)
Kelly Niles-Yokum, Donna L. Wagner
R1,847 R1,266 Discovery Miles 12 660 Save R581 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This classic text-more relevant than ever as our population rapidly ages-delivers comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge about aging services in the U.S. Written for both students and practitioners of gerontology, along with all professionals involved in the well-being of older adults, this highly accessible book provides a current and detailed description and analysis of local to global services for older people with or without cognitive, physical, or social needs. The Ninth Edition is updated to reflect critical changes to legislation, health care, and recent trends. It focuses on the strengths and diversity of older adults and the role our multilayered aging networks play in advocacy, community independence, and engagement. Commentary and critical thinking challenges from policymakers, program directors, and educators facilitate high-level reasoning and independent analysis of aging networks past, present, and future. The ninth edition also offers enhanced resources including a Test Bank, Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, and links to video. Additionally, the print version of the book includes free, searchable, digital access to the entire contents. New to the Ninth Edition: Fully updated to reflect historical context, recent trends and challenges, and future considerations Addresses the effects of our current political and ideological landscape on aging networks including a Call to Action Examines the current status of Medicare and Medicaid, Meals-on-Wheels, and the impact of the ACA Discusses long-term services and supports, disaster preparedness and climate change, caregiving as a human right, and LBGTQ services and support Presents new case studies providing evidence-based best-practice initiatives and new innovations Delivers enhanced instructor resources including Test Bank, Instructor's Manual, Power Point slides, and video links Includes eBook format Key Features: Focuses on the strengths of older adults and the role our multilayered aging networks play in advocacy, community independence, and engagement Provides commentary and critical thinking challenges from policy-makers, program directors, and educators to facilitate high-level analysis Addresses changing demographics and future challenges Offers "Voices from the Field" boxes and "Critical Thinking" topics and questions to encourage reflection and discussion

Getting to Know the Life Stories of Older Adults (Mixed media product, New edition): Kathy Laurenhue Getting to Know the Life Stories of Older Adults (Mixed media product, New edition)
Kathy Laurenhue
R1,391 R1,270 Discovery Miles 12 700 Save R121 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Positive relationships begin with people enjoying one another. This fresh look at reminiscence uses fun-filled, lively activities to help people laugh with, as well as learn from, each other. The engaging program will foster understanding and build a sense of community through meaningful interaction. Nine in-depth group exercises and more than 30 informal mini-exercises cover broad topics such as individuals' backgrounds, personal preferences, and social history. Games, discussion, storytelling, and other interactive methods are used to reveal participants' unique characteristics, experiences, and interests. Substantial benefits will result, including expanded self-awareness and self-esteem; strengthened relationships among participants, families, and caregivers; disclosure of useful information for personalizing care; and enhanced brain functioning. Appropriate for people of all ages, but aimed particularly at older adults, these activities can be used in long-term care settings, assisted living facilities, adult day centers, and senior centers. The exercises can also be adapted for one-on-one use in home or community settings and used with intergenerational groups. Each main exercise is completely scripted and easy-to-implement with minimal preparation. The manual also includes adaptations for people with dementia, additional resource lists, and a CD-ROM with printable handouts. Every person is unique - use these activities to discover, celebrate, and benefit from the experience and individuality of older adults.

Medication Management in Older Adults - A Concise Guide for Clinicians (Paperback, Edition.): Susan Koch, F. Michael Gloth,... Medication Management in Older Adults - A Concise Guide for Clinicians (Paperback, Edition.)
Susan Koch, F. Michael Gloth, Rhonda Nay
R2,258 R1,816 Discovery Miles 18 160 Save R442 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Medication use is the predominant form of health intervention in our society. And as we age, the likelihood of medication use increases dramatically, with more than 80 percent of those over age 65 using one or more medications. Along with that, the potential for medication errors also increases. Indeed adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and adverse drug events (ADEs) are a significant problem in older adults. Written in a practical format by contributors from Australia and the United States, Medication Management in Older Adults: A Concise Guide for Clinicians presents the available evidence on research interventions designed to reduce the incidence of medication errors in older adults, with a focus on acute, subacute, and residential (long-term) care settings. Because medication errors can occur at all stages in the medication process, from prescription by physicians to delivery of medication to the patient by nurses, and in any site in the health system, it is essential that interventions be targeted at all aspects of medication delivery. Chapters cover the principles of medical ethics in relation to medication management; common medication errors in the acute care sector; medication management in long-term care settings; nutrition and medications; the outcomes of a systematic review; dose form alterations; Electronic Health Records (EHR), Computerized Order Entry (COE), Beers criteria; and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. For those clinicians especially concerned with providing the best possible outcomes for their older adult patients, Medication Management in Older Adults: A Concise Guide for Clinicians is an invaluable resource and a significant contribution to the burgeoning literature on medication errors.

Diabetes, Insulin and Alzheimer's Disease (Hardcover, Edition.): Suzanne Craft Diabetes, Insulin and Alzheimer's Disease (Hardcover, Edition.)
Suzanne Craft
R4,659 R3,803 Discovery Miles 38 030 Save R856 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Neurons share more similarities with insulin-producing pancreatic islet cells than with any other cell type. The root of this similarity may lie in the islet's evolution from an ancestral insulin-producing neuron. The islet-neuron connection becomes less surprising as we learn more about insulin's involvement in functions far from its traditional role in mediating glucose uptake in muscle. The importance of insulin in the regulation of corporal aging has been established by the dramatic increases in longevity experienced by animals in which the adipose insulin receptor has been genetically eliminated, or in which the insulin-related daf genes have been mutated. New research suggests that, analogous to its influence on corporal aging, insulin also makes important contributions to brain aging and the expression of late-life neurodegenerative disease. Insulin plays a key role in cognition and other aspects of normal brain function. Insulin resistance induces chronic peripheral insulin elevations and is associated with reduced insulin activity both in periphery and brain. The insulin resistance syndrome underlies conditions such as Type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension, which are associated with age-related cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. This book discusses the mechanisms through which insulin dysregulation contributes to the development of cognitive impairment and late-life neurodegenerative disease. Given the recent pandemic of conditions associated with insulin resistance, it is imperative that we achieve a comprehensive knowledge of the mechanisms through which insulin resistance affects brain function in order to develop therapeutic strategies to address these effects.

The Aging Auditory System (Hardcover, 2010 ed.): Sandra Gordon-Salant, Robert D. Frisina, Richard R Fay, Arthur N. Popper The Aging Auditory System (Hardcover, 2010 ed.)
Sandra Gordon-Salant, Robert D. Frisina, Richard R Fay, Arthur N. Popper
R3,756 R3,085 Discovery Miles 30 850 Save R671 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume brings together noted scientists who study presbycusis from the perspective of complementary disciplines, for a review of the current state of knowledge on the aging auditory system. Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is one of the top three most common chronic health conditions affecting individuals aged 65 years and older. The high prevalence of age-related hearing loss compels audiologists, otolaryngologists, and auditory neuroscientists alike to understand the neural, genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying this disorder. A comprehensive understanding of these factors is needed so that effective prevention, intervention, and rehabilitative strategies can be developed to ameliorate the myriad of behavioral manifestations.

The aim is to provide students and researchers in auditory science and aging with a understanding of the various effects of aging on the auditory system.

Contents:

  • Introduction and Overview Sandra Gordon-Salant and Robert D. Frisina
  • The Physiology of Cochlear Presbyacusis Richard A. Schmiedt
  • The Cell Biology and Physiology of the Aging Central Auditory Pathway Barbara Canlon, Robert Benjamin Illing, and Joseph Walton
  • Closing the Gap between Neurobiology and Human Presbycusis: Behavioral and Evoked Potential Studies of Age-related Hearing Loss in Animal Models and in Humans James R. Ison, Kelly L. Tremblay, and Paul D. Allen
  • Behavioral Studies with Aging Humans: Hearing Sensitivity and Psychoacoustics Peter J. Fitzgibbons and Sandra Gordon-Salant.
  • Binaural Processing and Auditory Asymmetries David A. Eddins and Joseph W. Hall III
  • The Effects of Senescent Changes in Audition and Cognition on Spoken Language Comprehension Bruce A. Schneider, Kathy Pichora-Fuller, and Meredyth Daneman
  • Factors Affecting Speech Understanding in Older Adults Larry E. Humes and Judy R. Dubno
  • Epidemiology of Age-related Hearing Impairment Karen J. Cruickshanks, Weihai Zhan, and Wenjun Zhong
  • Interventions and Future Therapies: Lessons from Animal Models James F. Willott and Jochen Schacht

Sandra Gordon-Salant is Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Audiology in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. Robert D. Frisina is Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, and Biomedical Engineering, and Associate Chair of Otolaryngology at the University of Rochester Medical School. Arthur N. Popper is Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park. Richard R. Fay is Director of the Parmly Hearing Institute and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago.

About the series:

The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of synthetic reviews of fundamental topics dealing with auditory systems. Each volume is independent and authoritative; taken as a set, this series is the definitive resource in the field.

Resilience in Aging - Concepts, Research, and Outcomes (Hardcover, 2011 Ed.): Barbara Resnick, Lisa P Gwyther, Karen A. Roberto Resilience in Aging - Concepts, Research, and Outcomes (Hardcover, 2011 Ed.)
Barbara Resnick, Lisa P Gwyther, Karen A. Roberto
R4,310 R4,037 Discovery Miles 40 370 Save R273 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The many significant technological and medical advances of the 21st century cannot overcome the escalating risk posed to older adults by such stressors as pain, weakness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, memory and other cognitive deficits, hearing loss, visual impairment, isolation, marginalization, and physical and mental illness. In order to overcome these and other challenges, and to maintain as high a quality of life as possible, older adults and the professionals who treat them need to promote and develop the capacity for resilience, which is innate in all of us to some degree. The purpose of this book is to provide the current scientific theory, clinical guidelines, and real-world interventions with regard to resilience as a clinical tool. To that end, the book addresses such issues as concepts and operationalization of resilience; relevance of resilience to successful aging; impact of personality and genetics on resilience; relationship between resilience and motivation; relationship between resilience and survival; promoting resilience in long-term care; and the lifespan approach to resilience. By addressing ways in which the hypothetical and theoretical concepts of resilience can be applied in geriatric practice, Resilience in Aging provides inroads to the current knowledge and practice of resilience from the perspectives of physiology, psychology, culture, creativity, and economics. In addition, the book considers the impact of resilience on critical aspects of life for older adults such as policy issues (e.g., nursing home policies, Medicare guidelines), health and wellness, motivation, spirituality, and survival. Following these discussions, the book focuses on interventions that increase resilience. The intervention chapters include case studies and are intended to be useful at the clinical level. The book concludes with a discussion of future directions in optimizing resilience in the elderly and the importance of a lifespan approach to aging.

Geriatric Education for EMS - Instructor's Toolkit (CD-ROM): AGS - American Geriatrics Society Geriatric Education for EMS - Instructor's Toolkit (CD-ROM)
AGS - American Geriatrics Society
R4,395 Discovery Miles 43 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Older Patient-Doctor Communication - Guidance, Strategy, Tips (Paperback): Sallie H Rye Older Patient-Doctor Communication - Guidance, Strategy, Tips (Paperback)
Sallie H Rye
R1,475 Discovery Miles 14 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Studies find that effective physician-patient communication has specific benefits such as, patients are more likely to adhere to treatment and have better outcomes, they express greater satisfaction with their treatment, and they are less likely to bring malpractice suits. Communicating with older patients involves special issues. The aim of this book is to introduce and/or reinforce communication skills essential in caring for older patients and their families. The book offers practical techniques and approaches to help with diagnosis, promote treatment adherence, make more efficient use of clinicians' time, and increase patient and provider satisfaction. It then continues by discussing ways in which older people should talk to their doctors. A good patient-doctor relationship is more of a partnership. The Book gives a guide on how to ask the right questions to a doctor, along with nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health care providers, to solve medical problems and keep a patient healthy.

Physician's Field Guide to Neuropsychology - Collaboration through Case Example (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Karen M Sanders Physician's Field Guide to Neuropsychology - Collaboration through Case Example (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Karen M Sanders
R5,020 R3,982 Discovery Miles 39 820 Save R1,038 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This unique volume teaches those in the medical fields about the scientific value of neuropsychology in assessing cognition, the 6th vital sign, as part of well integrated collaborative care. It offers physicians a comprehensive tour of the many dimensions neuropsychology can add to primary and specialized medical care across the lifespan. Noted experts examine cognitive ramifications of a wide range of medical, psychological, and neuropsychological conditions, among them brain tumors, stroke, epilepsy, pediatric and adult TBI, schizophrenia, and adult ADHD. The book's generous selection of case examples demonstrates the benefits of cognitive assessment in building accurate diagnoses, better understanding of patient needs, and more appropriate treatment and management strategies, as well as other neuropsychologist roles in consulting, referral, and forensic areas. In addition, tables, callout boxes, review questions, and other features are included throughout the text for ease in comprehension and retention. A sampling of the coverage:* The value of neuropsychological evaluation in medical practice. * A model of collaboration between primary care and neuropsychology. * Neuropsychological assessment of extremely preterm children. * Alzheimer's Disease and overview of dementia. * Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's Disease. * Neuropsychology in the 21st century: the rise of multicultural assessment. * Neuropsychological interventions for individuals with brain injury. The Physician's Field Guide to Neuropsychology is both a rigorous and an accessible reference for clinicians in diverse disciplines including general practice, family medicine, neuropsychology, pediatrics, gerontology, and sports medicine.

Aging Well - Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Jean Galiana, William A... Aging Well - Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Jean Galiana, William A Haseltine
R1,266 R1,118 Discovery Miles 11 180 Save R148 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This open access book outlines the challenges of supporting the health and wellbeing of older adults around the world and offers examples of solutions designed by stakeholders, healthcare providers, and public, private and nonprofit organizations in the United States. The solutions presented address challenges including: providing person-centered long-term care, making palliative care accessible in all healthcare settings and the home, enabling aging-in-place, financing long-term care, improving care coordination and access to care, delivering hospital-level and emergency care in the home and retirement community settings, merging health and social care, supporting people living with dementia and their caregivers, creating communities and employment opportunities that are accessible and welcoming to those of all ages and abilities, and combating the stigma of aging. The innovative programs of support and care in Aging Well serve as models of excellence that, when put into action, move health spending toward a sustainable path and greatly contribute to the well-being of older adults.

Babies Galore - A Picture Book for Seniors With Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia or for Adults With Trouble Reading... Babies Galore - A Picture Book for Seniors With Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia or for Adults With Trouble Reading (Hardcover)
Lasting Happiness
R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Management of Breast Cancer in Older Women (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2019): Malcolm Reed, Riccardo A. Audisio Management of Breast Cancer in Older Women (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2019)
Malcolm Reed, Riccardo A. Audisio
R3,260 R2,819 Discovery Miles 28 190 Save R441 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The second, updated edition of Management of Breast Cancer in Older Women offers the reader evidence-based knowledge to support the care of older patients with breast cancer. It presents the most up-to-date research and clinical practice from leading specialists across a range of fields that come into contact with older breast cancer patients. With new chapters on nursing and clinical trials in older women, as well as patient perspectives and the issues of managing patients with cognitive impairment, the book offers a new focus on this increasingly common and important group of patients. Multidisciplinary in its approach, this book covers all the bases for managing breast cancer in older women. The full range of therapeutic options is presented, as well as the epidemiology and specific psychosocial considerations for older patients. Medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, breast nurses, gerontologists and all healthcare professionals involved in the management of older breast cancer patients will benefit from this unique and important work.

Step-Up to Geriatrics (Paperback): Mitchell S. King, Martin Stephen Lipsky Step-Up to Geriatrics (Paperback)
Mitchell S. King, Martin Stephen Lipsky
R1,133 R1,013 Discovery Miles 10 130 Save R120 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Step-Up to Geriatrics provides a high-yield review of geriatric medicine for students taking a geriatric clerkship. Clinical pearls, clinical vignettes, full-color illustrations, and "Quick Hits" provide essential information in an efficient, easy-to-remember manner. Step-Up to Geriatrics delivers exactly what you need to know for exam prep and for practical use in the evaluation and treatment of older patients. Comprehensive yet succinct coverage includes general topics related to care of the elderly; common syndromes, issues, and medical conditions; and end-of-life issues. "Quick Hits" in the margins highlight highly testable topics. Clinical pearls and vignettes help you "file away" clinical connections for handy retrieval at test time, and aid in the transition from basic science to clinical medicine. A 100-question, clinically-oriented practice exam at the end of the book is an ideal self-assessment tool to prepare you for the questions you'll be faced with in clinical practice. More than 100 full-color photographs and line drawings illustrate key concepts throughout. Easy-to-follow algorithms show examples of effective clinical reasoning. Numerous charts, tables, graphs, and mnemonics aid visual learners and facilitate easy retention of essential material. Bold terms point out key terminology for added emphasis. Written for medical students, Step-Up to Geriatrics is also an ideal resource for residents on a geriatric rotation, geriatric fellows, or physicians seeking board certification or recertification, as well as PA and nurse practitioner students and professionals.

Mobile e-Health (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Hannah R. Marston, Shannon Freeman, Charles Musselwhite Mobile e-Health (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Hannah R. Marston, Shannon Freeman, Charles Musselwhite
R3,265 R2,691 Discovery Miles 26 910 Save R574 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This multi-disciplinary collection of essays captures discussion, thinking and research surrounding the recent surge of interest in how technology can help us as we age. A wide range of topics are covered, from investigations in the use of technology to improve health and well-being, to examinations of digital gaming, mobile health apps and the quantified self in relation to an ageing population. From multi-disciplinary perspectives, this collection highlights the role of a more social approach to technology. As such, a variety of social research methods are used throughout the chapters. The benefits and issues with different approaches are highlighted both in terms of further research, but also so the reader can judge the value of the research for themselves. This collection brings together the latest thinking and cutting edge contemporary research from leading thinkers and academics in the field of human computer interaction, health and gerontology. In taking a social approach, it highlights how technological practices fit within wider gerontological, political and cultural perspectives. It therefore has potential to influence those working in human computer interaction, digital humanities, sociology, psychology and gerontology. It can help change the practice of people working in the health and social care field, in computer and product design, and in the digital and creative industries.

Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet in the Elderly Patient (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi,... Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet in the Elderly Patient (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Antonio Capurso, Gaetano Crepaldi, Cristiano Capurso
R4,658 R4,160 Discovery Miles 41 600 Save R498 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book illustrates the role of Mediterranean diet in connection with well-being and particularly its impact on health and elderly care, as well as on the mechanisms of aging. Aging is a natural process of human life. The knowledge that a healthy dietary regimen like the Mediterranean diet can effectively prevent or delay many diseases typically affecting aging people may help to better manage the aging process. From this point of view, knowledge of the numerous benefits of the Mediterranean-style diet may effectively promote better management of the burden of elderly care. As early as the 1950s, Ancel Keys pointed out the effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet in helping to control, and possibly avoid, myocardial infarction and/or cholesterol metabolism. Quite soon after the first studies were published, it became clear that the Mediterranean diet was beneficial not only in connection with cardiovascular disease but also many other diseases, from diabetes to hypertension, from cancer and thrombosis to neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia. Examining those benefits in detail, this book offers a valuable educational tool for young professionals and caregivers, as well as for students and trainees in Geriatrics and Nutrition.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition): David C. Steffens, Dan G... The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition)
David C. Steffens, Dan G Blazer, Mugdha E. Thakur
R3,607 R3,200 Discovery Miles 32 000 Save R407 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry is an indispensable resource for psychiatric clinicians and trainees charged with assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental disorders in our nation's burgeoning population of older adults, as well as the nurses and other professionals who provide critically important care day to day. Building on the prodigious strengths of previous editions, this revision is the most current, comprehensive, and systematic textbook of geriatric psychiatry available today, and the only one that is DSM-5 (R) concordant. The text's organization is user-friendly and practical, with sections addressing the basic science of geriatric psychiatry, the diagnostic interview in late life, psychiatric disorders in late life, treatment, and special topics. In addition, an array of useful features are included: The new DSM-5 structure and classifications have been integrated into every chapter, ensuring that readers understand how the changes impact diagnosis and patient care. Not only do the authors provide up-to-date information on psychiatric disorders, they also contextualize that information for the geriatric population, presenting the latest thinking on the phenomenology, diagnosis, and assessment of late-life mental disorders such as dementia and other neurocognitive disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and circadian rhythm disorders. All treatment sections have been thoroughly updated to incorporate the most recent knowledge and research findings on psychotherapeutic, psychopharmacological, and other somatic treatments. The book offers an impressive set of graphical and illustrative features to help the reader comprehend and retain the material, including outlines, bulleted key points, and tables, as well as lists of essential readings to deepen understanding of complex topics. Widely recognized as the standard in its field, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry serves a critical need for clinicians challenged to meet the mental health needs of an aging population.

Geriatric Psychiatry - A Case-Based Textbook (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Ana Hategan, James A. Bourgeois, Calvin H. Hirsch,... Geriatric Psychiatry - A Case-Based Textbook (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Ana Hategan, James A. Bourgeois, Calvin H. Hirsch, Caroline Giroux
R3,313 Discovery Miles 33 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This textbook presents real-world cases and discussions that introduce the various mental health syndromes found in the aging population before delving into the core concepts covered by geriatric psychiatry curricula. The text follows each case study with the vital information necessary for physicians in training, including key features of each disorder and its presentation, practical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, clinical pearls, and other devices that are essential to students of geriatric psychiatry. With the latest DSM-5 guidelines and with rich learning tools that include key points, review questions, tables, and illustrations, this text is the only resource that is specifically designed to train both American and Canadian candidates for specialty and subspecialty certification or recertification in geriatric psychiatry. It will also appeal to audiences worldwide as a state-of-the-art resource for credentialing and/or practice guidance. The text meets the needs of the future head on with its straightforward coverage of the most frequently encountered challenges, including neuropsychiatric syndromes, psychopharmacology, eldercare and the law, substance misuse, mental health following a physical condition, medical psychiatry, and palliative care. Written by experts in the field, Geriatric Psychiatry: A Case-Based Textbook is the ultimate resource for graduate and undergraduate medical students and certificate candidates providing mental health care for aging adults, including psychiatrists, psychologists, geriatricians, primary care and family practice doctors, neurologists, social workers, nurses, and others.

Assisted Living Administration and Management - Effective Practices and Model Programs in Elder Care (Paperback, 2nd Revised... Assisted Living Administration and Management - Effective Practices and Model Programs in Elder Care (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Darlene Yee-Melichar, Andrea Renwanz Boyle, Cristina Flores
R1,884 Discovery Miles 18 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Assisted Living Administration and Management: Effective Practices and Model Programs in Elder Care 2nd Edition provides students and healthcare professionals with the most up to date and essential knowledge on assisted living and residential care. This comprehensive text empowers current and future assisted living administrators to employ effective practices, understand model programs, and learn the necessary tools and tips to maximize the overall health, safety, and comfort of residents in their care. Organized by domains of practice, it also covers content information required to prepare for state-based Residential Care and Assisted Living (RC/AL) administrator certification or licensure exams.The textbook is structured in five parts which instruct on how to build and manage effective assisted living and residential care communities, beginning with Organizational Management and progressing through Human Resources, Business and Financial Management, Environmental Management, and Resident Care Management. The second edition includes six new chapters on evolving topics, such as interprofessional practice, home and community-based services (HCBS) as alternatives to assisted living, information and communication technology (ICT), LGBT issues, memory care units, and palliative and hospice care. Chapters feature learning objectives, case studies, effective practices, and more enabling students and healthcare professionals to evaluate, analyze, and synthetize information on how to best operate, manage, and lead assisted living communities. Useful for any long-term care and health management professional or student in the fields of gerontology, health administration, and long-term care administration, this comprehensive book covers the most crucial aspects of assisted living and residential care management the most abundant and fastest growing senior living line of service in the United States. Key Features: Describes real-life situations and challenges associated with Assisted Living Administration with pragmatic solutions which highlight the most effective practices and model programs in elder care Contains new chapters on interprofessional practice, home and community-based services (HCBS) as an alternative to assisted living, information and communication technology (ICT), LGBT issues, memory care units, palliative and hospice care Highlights useful details on business and financial management, including guidelines for marketing facilities and services, important legal issues and terms, and evolving public policy issues Incorporates chapters on environmental management, with information on accessibility, fire safety, disaster preparedness, universal design and aging in place, and much more Emphasizes the importance of holistic, resident care management by examining the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging Prepares students to qualify and sit for the state certification or licensure examination as Assisted Living Administrators Includes access to the fully downloadable eBook and instructor resources including a test bank

Fragility Fractures of the Pelvis (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Pol Maria Rommens, Alexander Hofmann Fragility Fractures of the Pelvis (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Pol Maria Rommens, Alexander Hofmann
R4,277 R3,884 Discovery Miles 38 840 Save R393 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Thanks to an increasing life expectancy of our populations the number of elderly persons is steadily growing and will continue to do so. Among these, the rate of persons with illnesses and degenerative diseases is significant. The prevalence of osteoporosis is especially high in elderly women and leads to typical fracture patterns. Hip fractures, proximal humerus fractures, distal radius fractures and fractures of the vertebral column are the most common. In the last decade, we are confronted with a sharp increase of fragility fractures of the pelvis. Until now, there is no consensus on how to identify and classify these lesions and there are no guidelines for treatment and after treatment. In particular, there is no common view on which patients need an operative treatment and which technique of osteosynthesis should be used. This book fills the gap in available literature and gives a state of the art guide to the treatment of fragility fractures of the pelvis. With the sharp increase of these fractures and the lacking consensus, Fragility Fractures of the Pelvis will become indispensable for the physicians who take care of elderly patients with this pathology. Written by a team of expert opinion leaders, the aim of this book is to contribute to the scientific discussion in this area and to help provide the optimal care for these patients.

Fractures in the Elderly - A Guide to Practical Management (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018): Robert J. Pignolo, Jaimo Ahn Fractures in the Elderly - A Guide to Practical Management (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018)
Robert J. Pignolo, Jaimo Ahn
R3,475 R2,876 Discovery Miles 28 760 Save R599 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Newly revised and updated, this book provides geriatricians and orthopedic surgeons with the most vital tools to treat elderly patients who sustain a variety of fractures. The text uniquely encompass the etiologies of fracture in the elderly, perioperative management, the surgical treatment of common fractures in the elderly, as well as rehabilitation and prevention in the older patient. It focuses on the most current data and opinions regarding assessment and management of geriatric conditions that predispose the elderly to fracture, perioperative complications and subsequent functional decline. Unlike any other text, experts in both orthopedics and geriatrics review the content of each chapter for readability and appeal to his/her respective discipline, making this the physician's ultimate guide to treating elderly patients with injuries. Fractures in the Elderly, Second Edition is a valuable resource for geriatricians, orthopedic surgeons, physiologists, and rehabilitation specialists.

Technogenarians - Studying Health and Illness Through an Ageing, Science, and Technology Lens (Paperback): Kelly Joyce, Meika... Technogenarians - Studying Health and Illness Through an Ageing, Science, and Technology Lens (Paperback)
Kelly Joyce, Meika Loe
R539 Discovery Miles 5 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Technogenarians" investigates the older person's experiences of health, illness, science, and technology. It presents a greater theoretical and empirical understanding of the biomedical aspects of aging bodies, minds, and emotions, and the rise of gerontechnology industries and professions .? A unique scholarly investigation into elders as technology usersEmphasizes the need to put aging, science, and technology in the center of analyses of health and illnessExplores the rise of gerontechnology industries and professions?

Offers a critical study of the transformation of aging bodies, minds, and emotions into medical problems in need of medical solutions

Combines two scholarly areas - Science and Technology Studies and the Sociology of Aging, Health, and Illness - to produce innovative scholarship

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