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Evaluation and Treatment of the Psychogeriatric Patient (Hardcover): Diane Gibson Evaluation and Treatment of the Psychogeriatric Patient (Hardcover)
Diane Gibson
R3,039 Discovery Miles 30 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This pertinent book assists occupational therapists and other health care providers in developing up-to-date psychogeriatric programs and understanding details of treating the cognitively impaired elderly. There exists a significant demand for occupational therapy in psychogeriatrics now. As the elderly population increases, especially elderly requiring rehabilitative care, the need for occupational therapy in psychogeriatrics will increase markably. Evaluation and Treatment of the Psychogeriatric Patient emphasizes the expertise of leading psychogeriatric occupational therapists, focusing on transitional programming, treating cognitive deficits, and recognizing the malignant cultural myths which continue to disenfranchise and denigrate the elderly.Appropriate diagnosis and management of the elderly population is vital to their ability to function independently. Through detailed, operationally useful descriptions of current geriatric day care hospitals and psychogeriatric transitional programs, this book will be an invaluable aid for social workers, nurses, geriatric counselors, and physical therapists. These helping professionals will be better equipped to develop up-to-date psychogeriatric programs and will better understand the details involved in treating the mentally impaired elderly.

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2011): Ronnie Ann Rosenthal, Michael E. Zenilman, Mark R.... Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2011)
Ronnie Ann Rosenthal, Michael E. Zenilman, Mark R. Katlic
R5,208 R4,129 Discovery Miles 41 290 Save R1,079 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"In the preface to this impressive and well-produced book, the editors state that their aim is not to describe a new surgical specialty, since most surgeons will soon need to be "geriatric surgeons," but to assemble a comprehensive account that will allow "all providers of healthcare to the elderly to understand the issues involved in choosing surgery as a treatment option for their patients."

This is a useful book that deserves to do well. I hope that the editors and their publisher will have the stamina to make this the first of several editions, as it is clear that updated information about surgery in the elderly will be required to keep pace with this important field." NEJM Book Review

The Cambridge Handbook of Successful Aging (Paperback): Rocio Fernandez Ballesteros, Athanase Benetos, Jean-Marie Robine The Cambridge Handbook of Successful Aging (Paperback)
Rocio Fernandez Ballesteros, Athanase Benetos, Jean-Marie Robine
R1,213 Discovery Miles 12 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Recent studies show that more people than ever before are reaching old age in better health and enjoying that health for a longer time. This Handbook outlines the latest discoveries in the study of aging from bio-medicine, psychology, and socio-demography. It treats the study of aging as a multidisciplinary scientific subject, since it requires the interplay of broad disciplines, while offering high motivation, positive attitudes, and behaviors for aging well, and lifestyle changes that will help people to stay healthier across life span and in old age. Written by leading scholars from various academic disciplines, the chapters delve into the most topical aspects of aging today - including biological mechanisms of aging, aging with health, active and productive aging, aging with satisfaction, aging with respect, and aging with dignity. Aimed at health professionals as well as general readers, this Cambridge Handbook offers a new, positive approach to later life.

Neurocognitive Behavioral Disorders - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient-Centered Care (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Maureen... Neurocognitive Behavioral Disorders - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient-Centered Care (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Maureen Nash, Sarah Foidel
R2,137 R1,802 Discovery Miles 18 020 Save R335 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dementia, now known as major neurocognitive disorder, is not one monolithic disease. Nor is behavior disturbance driven by one particular neurocognitive dysfunction. In fact if we are able to understand it, behavior is an excellent form of nonverbal communication. There are many different causes of dementia. A major challenge with both researching and implementing interventions is viewing dementia and related behaviors as single entities. This approach leaves room for critical errors in the treatment of dementia patients, beginning with misdiagnosis. This book approaches dementia by reviewing cognitive and functional assessments to provide a more accurate diagnosis, which then allows physicians to design specific interventions that are tailored to the person and their challenges. Because person centered care is vital to quality of life and longevity to an aging patient, this understanding of individual needs is vital. Written by experts in the field, this book incorporates the latest evidence-based behavioral interventions matched to specific deficits. Behavioral management focuses not on controlling behavior, but using it to teach staff and caregivers how to interpret common actions and maximize function for people with major neurocognitive disorders. Quality of life and individualized care planning will be the theme and the book will provide practical case examples. The book begins by introducing dementia and other neurocognitive illnesses, contextualizing them both historically and contemporarily. Next, the text focuses on the comprehensive assessment of a person with neurocognitive challenges in order to identify strengths and understand what the person is trying to communicate with their behavior. This process allows individualized care planning and behavioral (non-pharmacologic) management to meet the cognitive challenges and maximize individual strengths and thereby improve outcomes, making this a cutting edge resource.

Dementia: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Kathleen Taylor Dementia: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
Kathleen Taylor
R232 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As more of us live longer, the fear of an old age devastated by brain diseases like dementia is growing. Many people are already facing the challenges posed by these progressive and terminal conditions, whether in person or because they are caring for loved ones. Dementia is now the fifth most common cause of death across the world. It is small wonder that understanding, preventing, and finally curing these illnesses is now a global priority. Recent advances in brain research have given scientists a better chance than ever of finding ways to help patients, carers, and clinicians dealing with dementia. Yet there is still no effective treatment. Why has progress been so slow? And what can we all do to reduce our chances of getting the disease? In this Very Short Introduction Kathleen Taylor offers a guide to the science of dementia and brain ageing. Never forgetting the human costs of brain disorders - movingly illustrated throughout the book - she also discusses their costs to society. Clearly explaining the research, she sets out the main ideas which have driven dementia science, and the new contenders hoping to make a breakthrough. Taylor also looks at risk factors, and how to lower our chances of succumbing to dementia. Assessing current and potential treatments, including both drugs and other approaches, she explains, clearly and gently, what help is available for someone who is diagnosed with dementia, and how to boost the chances of living well with the condition. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Addiction in the Older Patient (Paperback): Maria Sullivan, Frances Levin Addiction in the Older Patient (Paperback)
Maria Sullivan, Frances Levin
R1,773 Discovery Miles 17 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text focuses on the under-recognized and undertreated problem of addiction in later life. The widespread lack of clinical knowledge about this patient population can be traced to several sources: the systematic exclusion of older individuals from clinical trials; their reluctance to seek medical help owing to stigma and shame; the fact that additive disorders may be disguised by concurrent medical conditions; a lack of screening instruments tailored to an older population; and the low sensitivity of standard diagnostic criteria for detecting addiction in middle-aged and elderly adults who do not display the occupational and legal "red flags" seen in younger individuals. This volume provides the reader with a clear sense of the surprisingly high prevalence of alcohol and substance use disorders in older adults. For each of the major classes of addictive substances, both prescribed and illicit, this book highlights the key clinical issues that can complicate successful diagnosis. The authors describe strategies for initial engagement with the patient, including screening instruments, brief interventions which can be adapted to a primary care setting, emerging web-based and mobile technologies, and treatment strategies which are tailored to the age-appropriate needs of older adults, including older women - who have been found to be especially vulnerable to prescription drug misuse. With the aging of the baby boomers, a generation arriving in middle-age with greater exposure to alcohol and drugs than any previous cohort, the need for successful identification and effective treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders in later life has become a clinical imperative. Addiction in the Older Patient, whose editors bring more than 40 years of combined research and clinical experience in the field of addiction treatment, offers a comprehensive introduction to this underexplored and timely topic. This text synthesizes current clinical evidence to support the most effective strategies for discovering and treating addictive disorders in our older patients.

Treatment of Asthma in Older Adults - A Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Guide (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Tolly E. G. Epstein,... Treatment of Asthma in Older Adults - A Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Guide (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Tolly E. G. Epstein, Sharmilee M. Nyenhuis
R1,095 Discovery Miles 10 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This comprehensive book presents an evidence-based approach to treating asthma in adults aged 65 and older, a vulnerable subset of patients who are more likely to experience higher morbidity and mortality rates, and often enduring higher financial burdens related to treatment. Treatment of Asthma in Older Adults: A Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Guide is a unique resource, providing an up-to-date review of medication strategies, how asthma phenotypes and treatment decisions interact, and how controlling asthma triggers impacts long-term asthma outcomes in older patients. Additionally, the book incorporates recent advances in alternative therapies that improve the patient's quality of life. Opening discussions address the unique challenges of the differential diagnosis of asthma in older adults, as well as an examination of the significant medical comorbidities that co-exist with asthma. Subsequent chapters provide strategies to optimizing asthma management in this specific population, including information on case management that will assist allied health providers. Finally, the book closes with an analysis of several novel targets for therapy to treat severe asthma including biologics, macrolides and bronchial thermoplasty. Written by experts in the field, Treatment of Asthma in Older Adults: A Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Guide is an indispensable resource for allergists, pulmonologists, family physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and all other allied clinicians.

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease - Goals & Progress (Paperback): Melanie Haggard National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease - Goals & Progress (Paperback)
Melanie Haggard
R1,476 Discovery Miles 14 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For millions of Americans, the heartbreak of watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer's disease is a pain they know all too well. Alzheimer's disease burdens an increasing number of our Nation's elders and their families, and it is essential that we confront the challenge it poses to our public health. In 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA), requiring the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish the National Alzheimer's Project to create and maintain an integrated national plan to overcome Alzheimer's disease; co-ordinate Alzheimer's disease research and services across all federal agencies; accelerate the development of treatments that would prevent, halt, or reverse the course of Alzheimer's disease; improve early diagnosis and co-ordination of care and treatment of Alzheimer's disease; improve outcomes for ethnic and racial minority populations that are at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease; co-ordinate with international bodies to fight Alzheimer's globally. This book addresses each of these points and provides further insight on the national plan to address this disease.

Geriatric Physical Therapy (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Andrew A. Guccione, Rita Wong, Dale Avers Geriatric Physical Therapy (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Andrew A. Guccione, Rita Wong, Dale Avers
R1,889 Discovery Miles 18 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, editors Andrew Guccione, Rita Wong, and Dale Avers and their contributors provide current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can use throughout the patient management process. Six new chapters include: Exercise Prescription, Older Adults and Their Families, Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life. Clinically accurate and relevant while at the same time exploring theory and rationale for evidence-based practice, it's perfect for students and practicing clinicians. It's also an excellent study aid for the Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialization exam. Comprehensive coverage provides all the foundational knowledge needed for effective management of geriatric disorders. Content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure information is authoritative, comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. A highly readable writing style and consistent organization make it easy to understand difficult concepts. Tables and boxes organize and summarize important information and highlight key points for quick reference. A well-referenced and scientific approach provides the depth to understand processes and procedures. Theory mixed with real case examples show how concepts apply to practice and help you enhance clinical decision-making skills. Standard APTA terminology familiarizes you with terms used in practice. A new chapter, Exercise Prescription, highlights evidence-based exercise prescription and the role of physical activity and exercise on the aging process. A new chapter, Older Adults and Their Families, helps physical therapists understand the role spouses/partners and adult children can play in rehabilitation, from providing emotional support to assisting with exercise programs and other daily living activities. New chapters on Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life expand coverage of established and emerging topics in physical therapy. Incorporates two conceptual models: the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, and the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) with an emphasis on enabling function and enhancing participation rather than concentrating on dysfunction and disability A companion Evolve website includes all references linked to MEDLINE as well as helpful links to other relevant websites.

Creative Engagement - A Handbook of Activities for People with Dementia (Hardcover): Rachael Wonderlin Creative Engagement - A Handbook of Activities for People with Dementia (Hardcover)
Rachael Wonderlin; As told to Geri M. Lotze
R858 R806 Discovery Miles 8 060 Save R52 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Whether they are cared for at home or in an assisted living community, adults living with dementia should be offered a life that is interesting and fun. But what can you do to enhance the everyday experience of a loved one who is losing interest in or is unable to participate in their old hobbies and pursuits? In Creative Engagement, dementia activity expert Rachael Wonderlin and developmental psychology professor Geri M. Lotze provide dozens of creative, hands-on ways to engage with people living with cognitive loss. Teaching caregivers how to find dementia-friendly daily activities and introduce them into a person's life, this comprehensive, empathetic guide is aimed at both family members and professionals. Twelve chapters full of useful, tangible activities touch on a range of topics, including exercise, technology, cooking and baking, memory games, and arts and crafts. Focusing on both group and individual dynamics, mundane activities and specially tailored pursuits, Wonderlin and Lotze offer proven strategies for interacting with people living with dementia. The authors include detailed tips for building a dementia-friendly environment, creating a daily calendar, and scheduling community entertainment. They also suggest special activities geared toward people in hospice care and give targeted advice for dealing with caregiver stress. Drawing on Wonderlin's own practice while incorporating the latest scientific research on dementia and eldercare, Creative Engagement is unique in its dementia-positive approach. Anyone who cares for someone living with dementia will gain valuable knowledge from this compassionate book.

Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia (Paperback): Anne Kenny Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia (Paperback)
Anne Kenny
R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Each year, more than 500,000 people are diagnosed with dementia in the United States. As stunning as that figure is, countless family members and caregivers are also affected by each diagnosis. Families are faced with the need to make vital end-of-life decisions about medical treatment, legal and financial matters, and living situations for those who no longer can; no one is prepared for this process. And many caregivers grapple with sadness, confusion, guilt, anger, and physical and mental exhaustion as dementia enters its final stage. In Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia, Dr. Anne Kenny, a skilled palliative care physician, describes how to navigate the difficult journey of late-stage dementia with sensitivity, compassion, and common sense. Combining her personal experience caring for a mother with dementia with her medical expertise in both dementia and end-of-life care, Dr. Kenny helps the reader prepare for a family member's death while managing their own emotional health. Drawing on stories of families that Dr. Kenny has worked with to illustrate common issues, concerns, and situations that occurs in late-stage dementia, this book includes practical advice about * making life-altering decisions while preparing for a loved one's inevitable death * medical care, pain, insomnia, medication, and eating * caring for the caregiver * having conversations about difficult topics with other family members and with health care, legal, and financial professionals Concrete to-do lists and lists of important points provide information at a glance for busy caregivers. Each chapter concludes with a list of additional resources for more information and help. Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia is a lifeline, an invaluable guide to assist in the late stage of dementia.

Hip Replacement - Experts Answer Your Questions (Paperback): Adam E. M. Eltorai, Alan H. Daniels, Derek R. Jenkins, Lee E Rubin Hip Replacement - Experts Answer Your Questions (Paperback)
Adam E. M. Eltorai, Alan H. Daniels, Derek R. Jenkins, Lee E Rubin
R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Each year, more than 300,000 adults in the United States undergo hip replacement surgery. What can the many people experiencing hip pain in this country expect before, during, and after surgery? Hip Replacement-part of a new series of Johns Hopkins University Press books on specific surgical procedures-is designed to provide quick answers to all of the most common questions individuals have about hip surgery and the recovery process. Focusing on the patient experience, this frank and easy-to-use book highlights real patient experiences with hip pain, diagnosis, and treatment. The book * discusses basic hip anatomy * describes the symptoms of hip arthritis * explores alternative treatments, including lifestyle changes, medications, and surgical treatments other than hip replacement * reviews the entire recovery process, including preferred exercises to help speed your recovery and how quickly you can return to certain activities * features a glossary of key terms and a list of frequently asked questions * contains numerous sidebars touching on important points to consider, questions to ask your doctor, red flags, and risks * is supplemented with useful illustrations and photographs The book's concise format allows readers to peruse the content quickly in the days leading up to surgery and then refer to it during the recovery period. Written by experts in the field, Hip Replacement is destined to become the most trusted book on this topic. Contributors: Roy K. Aaron, MD, Valentin Antoci, Jr., MD, PhD, Travis Blood, MD, Eric Cohen, MD, Matthew E. Deren, MD, John Froehlich, MD, MBA, Derek R. Jenkins, MD, Dominic T. Kleinhenz, MD, Scott Ritterman, MD, Lee E. Rubin, MD

Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Andrew Severn Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Andrew Severn
R1,923 Discovery Miles 19 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book reviews current knowledge about cognitive dysfunction in surgical patients to provide a common knowledge base and terminology. It covers the topic in a way that considers all points of view, and enables the reader to be better equipped to manage cognitive dysfunction in all its manifestations in surgical patients. This book will hopefully also be a source of generating future ideas for research. Cognitive Changes after Surgery in Clinical Practice has an internationally renowned group of authors, and is aimed firstly at the perioperative team: surgeon, anaesthetist and surgical ward nurses; secondly, the researcher or geriatrician; and thirdly, public health specialists and hospital managers.

Growing Old in a New China - Transitions in Elder Care (Paperback): Rose Keimig Growing Old in a New China - Transitions in Elder Care (Paperback)
Rose Keimig
R655 Discovery Miles 6 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nutrition For The Older Adult (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Melissa Bernstein, Nancy Munoz Nutrition For The Older Adult (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Melissa Bernstein, Nancy Munoz
R1,537 Discovery Miles 15 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Reorganized and updated with the latest data in the field, the Second Edition of Nutrition for the Older Adult introduces students to the unique nutritional needs of this special population. Designed for the undergraduate, the text covers such important topics as the physiological changes of aging, weight and nutrition problems in older adults, diet and cultural diversity in older adults, macronutrient, mineral, and vitamin requirements for older adults, and much more. With an added emphasis on health promotion, Nutrition for the Older Adult is an essential resource for students in the fields of nutrition, nursing, public health and gerontology. - New full-color design and art program! - Updated content reflects Healthy People 2020, MyPlate for Older Americans, and 2010 Dietary Guidelines - Contains examples with actual patients and nutritional disorders that are seen in the community and clinical settings - Discusses changes that commonly occur naturally with aging, so that it is understood that disease is not a natural consequence of growing old - Presents the diseases that occur often in older adults and includes nutritional elements that may contribute to the problems or are part of the solution to the problems

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
R3,778 R3,221 Discovery Miles 32 210 Save R557 (15%) 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.

Creative Engagement - A Handbook of Activities for People with Dementia (Paperback): Rachael Wonderlin Creative Engagement - A Handbook of Activities for People with Dementia (Paperback)
Rachael Wonderlin; As told to Geri M. Lotze
R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Whether they are cared for at home or in an assisted living community, adults living with dementia should be offered a life that is interesting and fun. But what can you do to enhance the everyday experience of a loved one who is losing interest in or is unable to participate in their old hobbies and pursuits? In Creative Engagement, dementia activity expert Rachael Wonderlin and developmental psychology professor Geri M. Lotze provide dozens of creative, hands-on ways to engage with people living with cognitive loss. Teaching caregivers how to find dementia-friendly daily activities and introduce them into a person's life, this comprehensive, empathetic guide is aimed at both family members and professionals. Twelve chapters full of useful, tangible activities touch on a range of topics, including exercise, technology, cooking and baking, memory games, and arts and crafts. Focusing on both group and individual dynamics, mundane activities and specially tailored pursuits, Wonderlin and Lotze offer proven strategies for interacting with people living with dementia. The authors include detailed tips for building a dementia-friendly environment, creating a daily calendar, and scheduling community entertainment. They also suggest special activities geared toward people in hospice care and give targeted advice for dealing with caregiver stress. Drawing on Wonderlin's own practice while incorporating the latest scientific research on dementia and eldercare, Creative Engagement is unique in its dementia-positive approach. Anyone who cares for someone living with dementia will gain valuable knowledge from this compassionate book.

Life's Final Season - A Guide for Aging and Dying with Grace (Paperback): Richard Powell Holm Life's Final Season - A Guide for Aging and Dying with Grace (Paperback)
Richard Powell Holm
R412 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R53 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Topics in Biomedical Gerontology (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017): Pramod C Rath, Ramesh Sharma, S.... Topics in Biomedical Gerontology (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)
Pramod C Rath, Ramesh Sharma, S. Prasad
R5,523 Discovery Miles 55 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents a collection of articles on various aspects of current research on aging. These include model systems, cellular, biochemical and molecular aspects of experimental aging research, as well as selected intervention studies on age-related diseases. Aging is a global challenge to human society. Children are always in a hurry to become adults, while adults produce offspring and add to the gene pool. However, after adulthood or the attainment of reproductive maturity, all physiological parameters of the living organism start to undergo the aging process. Old age sets in slowly but surely, and usually continues for a prolonged period. If vigor and vitality are the main advantages of adulthood, old age offers the rewards of experience and maturity. Biologists ask questions such as: Why do we age? How do we become old? Is it possible to slow down, postpone or even prevent aging? In turn, medical experts ask: What are the diseases associated with old age? Are there medicines that can help affected elderly patients? In fact both groups are asking themselves how can we add more health to old age. Healthy aging is the dream of every individual. But to achieve this, it is fundamental that we first understand the cellular, biochemical and molecular basis of the aging process in mammalian cells, tissues and intact living organisms, which can serve as experimental model systems in Biomedical Gerontology. Once the biology of aging is understood at the genetic and molecular levels, interventional approaches to aging and its associated diseases may be easier to plan and implement at the preclinical level.

Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Jean-Pierre Michel, B. Lynn Beattie, Finbarr C. Martin,... Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Jean-Pierre Michel, B. Lynn Beattie, Finbarr C. Martin, Jeremy Walston
R7,914 Discovery Miles 79 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the past two decades there has been a marked change in global age demographics, with the number of over-60s increasing by 82% and the number of centenarians by 715%. This new-found longevity is testament to the success of recent advances in medicine, but poses significant challenges to multiple areas of health care concerning older patients. Building upon its predecessor's reputation as the definitive resource on the subject, this new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine offers a comprehensive and multinational examination of the field. Fully revised to reflect the current state of geriatric medicine, it examines the medical and scientific basis of clinical issues, as well as the ethical, legal, and socio-economic concerns for healthcare policy and systems. Over 170 chapters are broken up into 16 key sections, covering topics ranging from policy and key concepts through to infection, cancer, palliative medicine, and healthy ageing. New material includes focus on the evolving concepts of malnutrition, sarcopenia, frailty, and related geriatric syndromes and integration of geriatric principles from public health, primary and specialized care, and transitional stages from home to emergency, medicine and surgery, rehabilitation, and long term care. The Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine brings together specialists from across the globe to provide every physician involved in the care of older patients with a comprehensive resource on all the clinical problems they are likely to encounter, as well as on related psychological, philosophical, and social issues.

Schizophrenia and Psychoses in Later Life - New Perspectives on Treatment, Research, and Policy (Paperback): Carl I. Cohen,... Schizophrenia and Psychoses in Later Life - New Perspectives on Treatment, Research, and Policy (Paperback)
Carl I. Cohen, Paul D. Meesters
R1,304 R993 Discovery Miles 9 930 Save R311 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

By 2050, the number of people aged sixty years and older with schizophrenia is expected to double and affect about 10 million people worldwide. Psychoses are among the most common experiences in later life, with a lifetime risk of 23 percent. As a result, there is a looming crisis in mental health care. Schizophrenia and Psychoses in Later Life is the first major multidisciplinary reference on these important disorders. The book provides guidelines for clinical care, research and policy that are consistent with the emerging paradigmatic changes occurring with respect to schizophrenia in later life. This book features multidisciplinary contributions from experts in the fields of biological psychiatry, social psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, social work, psychology, and neuropsychology that will help professionals to integrate services and attain the best outcomes. The text will guide psychiatrists, psychologists, gerontologists, policymakers, and social scientists in creating innovative new programs to help this underserved and growing population.

DSM-5 (R) Pocket Guide for Elder Mental Health (Paperback): Sophia Wang, Abraham M. Nussbaum DSM-5 (R) Pocket Guide for Elder Mental Health (Paperback)
Sophia Wang, Abraham M. Nussbaum
R1,208 R1,099 Discovery Miles 10 990 Save R109 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Many practitioners are hesitant to treat mental health issues in older adults, believing that special expertise is required to do so effectively. DSM-5 (R) Pocket Guide for Elder Mental Health is based on the premise that all practitioners can acquire the confidence needed to work with older patients. Primary care practitioners, clinical psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychiatric residents, and resident fellows are just some of the professionals who will benefit from memorable cases that illustrate how the presented information can quickly be applied to the reader's own patients, handy mnemonics that make complex diagnostic information easy to commit to memory, and informative tables that help readers easily locate DSM-5 (R) information for billing purposes. All of the information presented in this guide is grounded in real-world advice, so readers can be confident that the information provided is practical and clinically based as they learn how to Perform 15- and 30-minute diagnostic interviews Recognize the main elements of the most common mental health disorders Reach an initial diagnosis Engage patients in psychosocial, psychotherapeutic, and psychopharmacological treatment plans and work with caregivers Know when to refer patients for additional subspecialty mental health treatment. With expert consensus threaded throughout, DSM-5 (R) Pocket Guide for Elder Mental Health is the ideal companion for trainees and seasoned professionals alike, who will find the thoughtful, practical information they need to efficiently and effectively employ DSM-5 (R) as part of comprehensive diagnostic interview and treatment planning for their older patients.

Geriatric Otolaryngology (Hardcover): Karen H. Calhoun, David E. Eibling Geriatric Otolaryngology (Hardcover)
Karen H. Calhoun, David E. Eibling
R4,610 Discovery Miles 46 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Opening with a clear overview of the biology and demographics of aging, this text authoritatively summarizes the most recent knowledge on disorders of the ears, nose, paranasal sinuses, oral cavity, larynx, voice, throat, and neck in the geriatric population. With chapters by prominent leaders in the discipline, this reference serves as an invaluable source of guidance on perioperative assessment, operative procedures and outcomes, and new strategies for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Antibiotic Therapy for Geriatric Patients (Hardcover): Thomas T. Yoshikawa, Shobita Rajagopalan Antibiotic Therapy for Geriatric Patients (Hardcover)
Thomas T. Yoshikawa, Shobita Rajagopalan
R4,426 R1,555 Discovery Miles 15 550 Save R2,871 (65%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by the foremost authorities on the topic, this reference provides quick access to essential information on specific antibiotics, major clinical infections, selected pathogens, and infections in long-term elderly-care facilities-summarizing the vast array of topics related to infectious diseases in older adults including epidemiology, clinical manifestations, altered host resistance, and pharmacology.

Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Lesley K. Bowker, James D. Price, Kunal S. Shah, Sarah... Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Lesley K. Bowker, James D. Price, Kunal S. Shah, Sarah C. Smith
R952 Discovery Miles 9 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new edition of the Oxford Handbook in Geriatric Medicine has been expanded and updated to reflect the substantial changes in clinical practice since the previous edition, including the Francis report and the impact on care for the older patient, the National Dementia Strategy and screening, and the evolution of the role of Geriatricians in other specialities. It includes new material on risk scoring management of TIA, and a new chapter on the older surgical patient. With an ageing population, geriatric medicine is increasingly central to emergency and internal medicine in hospital settings and in general practice. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that has limited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians. Using clinical vignettes and how-to boxes to provide practical advice on common problems, this is a practical, accessible, and essential handbook for all medical staff who manage older patients.

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