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Perioperative Care of the Elderly - Clinical and Organizational Aspects (Hardcover): Gabriella Bettelli Perioperative Care of the Elderly - Clinical and Organizational Aspects (Hardcover)
Gabriella Bettelli
R1,422 R1,107 Discovery Miles 11 070 Save R315 (22%) Within 7 - 15 working days

This innovative, comprehensive book covers the key elements of perioperative management of older patients. The book's chapter structure coincides with the clinical path patients tread during their treatment, from preoperative evaluation to post-hospital care. Epidemiological aspects and aging processes are illustrated, providing keys to understanding the quick expansion of geriatric surgery and defining the clinical profile of older surgical patients in a cybernetic perspective. Preoperative evaluation and preparation for surgery, including medication reconciliation and pre-habilitation, are developed in the light of supporting decision-making about surgery in an evidence-based and patient-focused way. Intra- and postoperative management are discussed, aiming to tailor anesthetic, surgical and nursing approaches to specific patients' needs, in order to prevent both general and age-related complications. This volume also addresses issues relevant to geriatric surgery, from different organizational models to clinical risk management and systems engineering applied to hospital organization.

Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets - Gerontological Nurse Test Review for the Gerontological Nurse Exam (Paperback):... Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets - Gerontological Nurse Test Review for the Gerontological Nurse Exam (Paperback)
Gerontological Nurse Exam Secrets Test Prep
R1,219 R949 Discovery Miles 9 490 Save R270 (22%) Within 7 - 15 working days
Current Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment (Paperback, New): Robert Palmer, William Lyons, Mary Anne Johnson, Catherine Bree... Current Geriatric Diagnosis and Treatment (Paperback, New)
Robert Palmer, William Lyons, Mary Anne Johnson, Catherine Bree Johnston, C. Seth Landefeld, …
R1,533 Discovery Miles 15 330 Within 7 - 15 working days

The most up-to-date source of clinically focused information on the medical care of the increasing elderly population. This text features relevant diagnostic and treatment content needed by every provider of healthcare to older adults. The text covers the major diseases and disorders of the elderly with particular attention to the care of the elderly.

The 36-Hour Day - A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss (Paperback,... The 36-Hour Day - A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss (Paperback, sixth edition)
Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins
R338 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R74 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on* devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia* strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms* changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws* palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship* dementia due to traumatic brain injury* choosing a residential care facility* support groups for caregivers, friends, and family membersThe central idea underlying the book-that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them-remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 30 - Focus on Biobehavioral Perspectives on Health in Late Life... Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 30 - Focus on Biobehavioral Perspectives on Health in Late Life (Hardcover)
Keith Whitfield
R1,510 Discovery Miles 15 100 Within 7 - 15 working days

A must-have professional reference for researchers and educators in psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health, genetics, medicine, and the biological sciences, this issue of the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics discusses how complex biological, behavioral, and social systems interact to create and impact health. This knowledge is essential to maintaining positive health outcomes over the life span and across a variety of populations and settings.

With contributions by leading world scientists, this trusted annual volume reviews the current literature and presents examples of how biological factors underlie behavioral factors to impact health in later life. It also offers methods for examining these complex systems of biology and behavior, and explores how social scientists use this information in their research. Key Topics:
Genetic and environmental contributions to Alzheimer's disease and age-associated memory changes
Vascular depression, including cardiovascular implications for mental health
The impact of spirituality on health
Family comorbidity and the family context as a source of health
Stress and coping
Exercise and oxidative damage

Textbook of Aging Skin (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2017): Miranda A. Farage, Kenneth W. Miller, Howard I. Maibach Textbook of Aging Skin (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2017)
Miranda A. Farage, Kenneth W. Miller, Howard I. Maibach
R20,746 Discovery Miles 207 460 Within 7 - 15 working days

This comprehensive book presents the latest information on all aspects of the aging skin, including a broad spectrum of the relevant basic science, malignant and non-malignant age-associated diseases and conditions, techniques and methods, toxicological and safety considerations in the elderly, psychological and social issues, ethnicity and gender differences and marketing to the aged. Since the first edition the book has been extensively updated and revised, with the inclusion of many additional chapters that describe the most recent advances in scientific, medical and technical understanding of the aging phenomenon. There is, for example, extended coverage of physiology, description of novel bioengineering methods and tools, detailed consideration of developments in genomics research, and information on new ingredients and products. Textbook of Aging Skin is written by global experts and thought leaders and is intended to serve as the single and complete reference on the subject. It will be of value for dermatologists, gerontologists, toxicologists, biologists and a range of other professionals.

Redefining Aging - A Caregiver's Guide to Living Your Best Life (Paperback): Ann Kaiser Stearns Redefining Aging - A Caregiver's Guide to Living Your Best Life (Paperback)
Ann Kaiser Stearns; Foreword by J. Raymond de Paulo
R329 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R75 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Caring for an elderly family member can be overwhelming. But fulfilling life experiences are still possible for both caregivers and their loved ones, despite the stress and fatigue of caregiving.In this comprehensive book, best-selling author Ann Kaiser Stearns explores the practical and personal challenges of both caregiving and successful aging. She couples findings from the latest research with powerful insights and problem-solving tips to help caregivers achieve the best life possible for those they care for-and for themselves as they age. Topics include* Improving the quality of life for the one giving and the one receiving care* Distinguishing normal aging from early warning signs * Understanding caregiver sadness, resentment, guilt, and grief* Using strategies and skills to minimize an impaired elder's distress and emotional outbursts and the caregiver's own anxieties about growing old* Finding resources to aid in the care of the loved one and protect the caregiver from stress overload * Moving forward after the death of a loved one to have a meaningful life of one's own * Overcoming ageist stereotypes and deciding what kind of "old person" one will be* Making life easier for those who someday will care for us Redefining Aging will help readers think differently about caregiving and their own aging.

The Driving Dilemma - The Complete Resource Guide for Older Drivers and Their Families (Paperback): Elizabeth Dugan The Driving Dilemma - The Complete Resource Guide for Older Drivers and Their Families (Paperback)
Elizabeth Dugan
R241 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R38 (16%) Within 7 - 15 working days

It's no secret that our population is aging. In fact, it won't be long before one in four drivers will be over the age of 65. Research suggests we'll outlive our ability to drive by almost ten years--but knowing when to stop or limit driving isn't always clear.

"The Driving Dilemma" is a comprehensive resource for older drivers and their families facing questions about driving safety. Dr. Dugan provides clear, useful information about the effects of age, medical conditions, and medications on driving. She offers practical advice on how to discuss this issue with loved ones. Such talks can be difficult, and the book provides not only the facts, but also a research-based approach to communication, with useful sample dialogue scripts that will help you discuss driving with your loved ones. Also included are state-by-state listings of available resources, making this book a total information source for families.

Cardiovascular Disease and Health in the Older Patient - Expanded from Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric... Cardiovascular Disease and Health in the Older Patient - Expanded from Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine, 5th Edition (Hardcover)
David J. Stott, Gordon D.O. Lowe
R1,695 R1,300 Discovery Miles 13 000 Save R395 (23%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Written by leading experts in the field, "Cardiovascular Diseases and Health in the Older Patient "covers the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of cardiovascular disease in the older patient. Based on and expanded from the cardiovascular section in "Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine," Fifth Edition, this book provides authoritative, practical information on one of the major diseases of old age. An excellent reference for clinical and pre-clinical levels, it's a must-have resource for geriatricians, cardiologists, and GPs, as well as cardiac specialist nurses and advanced practice nurses.

Geriatric Medicine at a Glance (Paperback): Adrian Blundell, Adam Gordon Geriatric Medicine at a Glance (Paperback)
Adrian Blundell, Adam Gordon
R503 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R99 (20%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Geriatric Medicine at a Glance logically presents the core principles of geriatric medicine, including mechanisms of ageing, changes in physiology commonly seen in older adults, and the clinical management and treatment of the key medical presentations affecting older patients. It provides a thorough overview of the essential required core knowledge, mapped to the British Geriatrics Society undergraduate curriculum on ageing. Geriatric Medicine at a Glance: - Is fully aligned with the newly developed British Geriatric Society curriculum on ageing for undergraduate medical students - Explains the relevant concepts associated with ageing in addition to the common medical presentations seen in older adults - Includes the perspective of nurses and other allied health professionals - Features 'best of five' MCQ self-assessment questions Geriatric Medicine at a Glance will help address the uncertainty often experienced by medical students and junior doctors when dealing with older patients.

Let's Talk! (Cards, New edition): Patricia Roe Let's Talk! (Cards, New edition)
Patricia Roe
R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Within 15 - 20 working days

"Let's Talk!" is a set of discussion and prompt cards designed for use by all groups. The pack is divided into the following three themes: One thing ...One thing I feel I do well is...One thing that amuses me is...One thing that would brighten up my day is ...Think back: What is your earliest memory? Name something good about getting older; Do you remember going to your first dance? Let's talk: Do you like your name? If you had one wish, what would it be? What do you enjoy reading?

Geriatrics Pocketcard Set (Cards): Bbp Geriatrics Pocketcard Set (Cards)
Bbp
R124 R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Save R11 (9%) Within 15 - 20 working days

The Geriatrics pocketcard Set is a concise summary of essential information on the assessment of the eldeerly patient. The cards contain information on topics such as activities of daily living, cardiac risk, dementia, depression, incontinence, and alcohol abuse. A variety of scales useful in evaluating the patient's health status include: * 10-item Geriatric Impairment Inventory * Clock Drawing Test * Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living * Geriatric Depression Scale * Functional Assessment Staging in Alzheimer's Disease * Hachinski Ischemic Score * Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly * And many more... For Students, residents, nurses and all other healthcare professionals.

Geriatric Emergency Medicine (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Christian Nickel, Abdelouahab Bellou, Simon Conroy Geriatric Emergency Medicine (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Christian Nickel, Abdelouahab Bellou, Simon Conroy
R1,403 Discovery Miles 14 030 Within 7 - 11 working days

This book discusses all important aspects of emergency medicine in the elderly, identifying the particular care needs of this population, which all too often remain unmet. The up-to-date and in-depth coverage will assist emergency physicians in identifying patients at risk for adverse outcomes, in conducting appropriate assessment, and in providing timely and adequate care. Particular attention is paid to the common pitfalls in emergency management and means of avoiding them.Between 1980 and 2013, the number of elderly patients in emergency departments worldwide doubled. Compared with younger patients, the elderly suffer from more comorbidities and higher mortality, require more complex work-up and diagnostic testing, and tend to stay longer in the emergency department. This book, written by internationally recognized experts in emergency medicine and geriatrics, not only presents the state of the art in the care of this population but also underlines the increasing need for adequate training and development in the field.

Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine (Paperback, New): Jayna Holroyd-Leduc Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine (Paperback, New)
Jayna Holroyd-Leduc; Madhuri Reddy
R926 R722 Discovery Miles 7 220 Save R204 (22%) Within 7 - 13 working days

The latest addition to the Evidence-Based Book series, "Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine" provides non-geriatrician clinicians an overview of key topics central to the care of the older patient. This guide focuses on the management of common problems in the elderly taking into account their life situations as well as treatment of specific conditions. Leading geriatricians with expertise in evidence-based medicine utilize the best available evidence and present this information in a concise, easy-to-use, question-based format. "Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine" is a unique guide to the optimum management of older patients.

Stroke (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Richard I. Lindley Stroke (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Richard I. Lindley
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Within 15 - 20 working days

Stroke care has been revolutionised by better prevention, treatment, and more widely available rehabilitation. Nonetheless, stroke remains the second most common cause of death worldwide. This fully-updated new edition provides clear facts and practical advice as to why strokes occur and how they can be prevented in the future. Concise in style but comprehensive in approach, Stroke: The Facts describes the myriad of symptoms, varied presentations, and longer-term consequences of this disabling condition. The journey from treatment through to rehabilitation and preventing a further stroke is made easy by the author, a stroke doctor and researcher involved in many of the studies that have advanced care. Supplemented with case studies, this guide concentrates on developments in treatment, providing an important update on the first edition. It is essential reading for those who have had a stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack and their families, and will also be of interest to medical professionals working within stroke care.

DHEA in Human Health and Aging (Hardcover): Ronald Ross Watson DHEA in Human Health and Aging (Hardcover)
Ronald Ross Watson
R3,155 Discovery Miles 31 550 Within 15 - 20 working days

Reduced production of DHEA associated with the diseases that accompany aging has led to its use as a nutritional supplement for antiaging, metabolic support, and other purposes. While animal studies have clearly shown substantial benefits of DHEA in combating various disease states, the effect of low levels of DHEA in humans is less established, and the mechanisms of action and potential involvement in illnesses remain unclear. DHEA in Human Health and Aging reviews the past ten years of research into this hormone and explores its potential for future study.

With contributions from a cadre of international experts, this volume examines:

  • The biology of DHEA relevant to health in humans
  • Areas of potential clinical importance concerning low levels of DHEA related to age or physiological change
  • Prevention as well as treatment of various human disease states by changing DHEA levels
  • The use of DHEA levels in predicting the risk of disease
  • The role of DHEA in diabetes, fitness, infectious disease, cancer, AIDS, bone health, cardiovascular diseases, autism, and mental health
  • Animal models and their relation to studies done on humans
  • The effects of loss of adrenal gland function, the subsequent reduction in DHEA production, and its replacement as therapy
  • Adverse effects in DHEA-supplemented women
  • Mechanisms of action of DHEA in prostate and ovarian health, vascular modification, stress, memory, aggression, and Alzheimer's disease

Covering a wide range of topics, the book is compiled from contributions of experts who have each studied some aspect of DHEA and human or animal health or disease. Every chapter is self-contained, allowing for focused study on individual topics. Edited by one of the leading experts in the field of nutrition, the book presents a compelling view of the state of the science in DHEA.

Anti-aging Drugs - From Basic Research to Clinical Practice (Hardcover): Alexander M. Vaiserman Anti-aging Drugs - From Basic Research to Clinical Practice (Hardcover)
Alexander M. Vaiserman; Series edited by Ana Martinez; Edited by (editors-in-chief) David Thurston; Contributions by Ramon Cacabelos, Vladimir P Skulachev, …
R4,568 Discovery Miles 45 680 Within 7 - 15 working days

Aging is a natural phenomenon that is peculiar to all living things. However, accumulating findings indicate that senescence could be postponed or prevented by certain approaches. Substantial evidence has emerged supporting the possibility of radical human health and lifespan extension, in particular through pharmacological modulation of aging. A number of natural dietary ingredients and synthetic drugs have been assumed to have geroprotective potential. In the development of anti-aging therapeutics, several cell, insect, and animal models may provide useful starting points prior to human studies.This book provides an overview of current research aimed to search for life-extending medications and describes pharmacological aspects of anti-aging medicine. Readers are introduced to the fascinating historical background of geroprotection in the first chapter. In-depth information on models for investigating geroprotective drugs precedes a section covering anti-aging properties of pharmaceutical compounds, such as calorie restriction mimetics, autophagy inducers, senolytics and mitochondrial antioxidants. Finally, strategies to translate discoveries from aging research into drugs and healthcare policy perspectives on anti-ageing medicine are provided to give a complete picture of the field.A timely and carefully edited collection of chapters by leading researchers in the field, this book will be a fascinating and useful resource for pharmacologists, gerontologists and any scientifically interested person wishing to know more about the current status of research into anti-aging remedies, challenges and opportunities.

Anti-Ageing Nutrients - Evidence-Based Prevention of Age-Associated Diseases (Hardcover): Deliminda Neves Anti-Ageing Nutrients - Evidence-Based Prevention of Age-Associated Diseases (Hardcover)
Deliminda Neves
R3,061 R2,150 Discovery Miles 21 500 Save R911 (30%) Within 7 - 13 working days
Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions (Hardcover): Erica Coleman Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions (Hardcover)
Erica Coleman
R2,299 Discovery Miles 22 990 Within 15 - 20 working days

Learn how to ensure quality and safety for vulnerable older adults Transitional care is crucial to older adults with complex care needs who are moving between different locations or different levels of care. Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions addresses this problem by providing leading experts and leaders in the field discussing practical strategies that ensure care quality and safety for transitioning vulnerable older adults. This helpful resource comprehensively discusses current research, quality improvement, risk targeting, risk identification, patterns of care, care coordination, and performance assessment. Lowering the inherent risks for adverse events when moving patients can be challenging. Numerous unforeseen variables such as possible mismanagement of medication or staff shortages can often jeopardize patient safety. Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions offers practical approaches to address several of the main challenges encountered by health professionals. This book focuses on various ways to provide the highest quality patient-centered care through advancements in research, practice, and data measurement. This informative text is extensively referenced and contains numerous tables to clarify and illustrate important data. Topics in Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions include: * a semantic framework for overcoming quality improvement issues stemming from inconsistent use of terms * a tool for home health agencies to identify home health care patients at risk for hospital readmission * medical and social factors that contribute to poor quality care transitions * a successful Advanced Practice Nurse transitional care model that can improve outcomes to cognitively impaired older adults * unrecognized needs of older adults living in residential care facilities * patient-centered performance measurement * early results of the Reducing Acute Care Hospitalization National Demonstration Collaborative * gaps in research that need to be addressed in the future Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions is an important resource for home care professionals, hospital discharge planners, public health nurses, geriatric health services researchers, and health care professionals of all types.

Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions (Paperback): Erica Coleman Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions (Paperback)
Erica Coleman
R856 Discovery Miles 8 560 Within 15 - 20 working days

Learn how to ensure quality and safety for vulnerable older adults Transitional care is crucial to older adults with complex care needs who are moving between different locations or different levels of care. Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions addresses this problem by providing leading experts and leaders in the field discussing practical strategies that ensure care quality and safety for transitioning vulnerable older adults. This helpful resource comprehensively discusses current research, quality improvement, risk targeting, risk identification, patterns of care, care coordination, and performance assessment. Lowering the inherent risks for adverse events when moving patients can be challenging. Numerous unforeseen variables such as possible mismanagement of medication or staff shortages can often jeopardize patient safety. Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions offers practical approaches to address several of the main challenges encountered by health professionals. This book focuses on various ways to provide the highest quality patient-centered care through advancements in research, practice, and data measurement. This informative text is extensively referenced and contains numerous tables to clarify and illustrate important data. Topics in Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions include: * a semantic framework for overcoming quality improvement issues stemming from inconsistent use of terms * a tool for home health agencies to identify home health care patients at risk for hospital readmission * medical and social factors that contribute to poor quality care transitions * a successful Advanced Practice Nurse transitional care model that can improve outcomes to cognitively impaired older adults * unrecognized needs of older adults living in residential care facilities * patient-centered performance measurement * early results of the Reducing Acute Care Hospitalization National Demonstration Collaborative * gaps in research that need to be addressed in the future Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions is an important resource for home care professionals, hospital discharge planners, public health nurses, geriatric health services researchers, and health care professionals of all types.

Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Chris Dodds, Chandra M. Kumar, Frederique Servin Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Chris Dodds, Chandra M. Kumar, Frederique Servin
R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Within 15 - 20 working days

Global ageing, in both developed and undeveloped countries, has made the need for high-quality knowledge and research on anaesthesia for the elderly increasingly important. The second edition of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient offers the anaesthetist guidance on the evaluation and management of elderly patients that present at hospital for surgery and anaesthesia. Containing 15 chapters on key topics such as emergency anaesthesia, orthopaedic surgery, and neurosurgery, as well as a new chapter on 'Anaesthesia for Non-Theatre Environments', this book ensures the reader is fully prepared for the clinical challenges they may face when working with this ever-growing vulnerable group. Part of the Oxford Anaesthesia Library series, this second edition of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient offers a fully up-to-date comprehensive introduction to the major clinical issues facing anaesthetists working with elderly patients. All chapters are fully updated and content is presented in a concise and easy to read format, with helpful key points listed at the start of each chapter.

Hypertension and Comorbidities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Agostino Virdis Hypertension and Comorbidities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Agostino Virdis
R890 Discovery Miles 8 900 Within 7 - 15 working days

This guide is structured to assist physicians in the management of those hypertensive patients who present with specific comorbidities, such as diabetes, systolic dysfunction, obesity, renal disease, or previous cardiac events, often associated with hypertension. The clinical cases contained in this book have been selected to provide a paradigmatic set of scenarios frequently encountered in daily clinical practice, and will serve as an easy-to-access tool in applying general guidelines to individual patients, particularly in the choice of the most appropriate antihypertensive therapy. Treatment of hypertension with associated clinical conditions require specific therapies and combinations of drugs, which are necessarily different from one comorbidity to another. By discussing exemplary cases that may better represent clinical practice in a "real world" setting, and analyzing step by step the diagnostic and therapeutic process, this book will assist cardiologists and physicians in selecting the diagnostic tools and forms of treatment best suited to the individual patient and the particular cardiovascular risk profile.

Practical Geriatric Oncology (Hardcover): Arti Hurria, Harvey Jay Cohen Practical Geriatric Oncology (Hardcover)
Arti Hurria, Harvey Jay Cohen
R1,874 Discovery Miles 18 740 Within 15 - 20 working days

The risk of cancer increases with age, and the number of older adults seeking treatment is increasing dramatically in line with the aging population. The care of older patients differs from that of younger adults because of differences in the biology of the tumor, age-related differences in host physiology, comorbidity burden and psychosocial issues, which might im pact the efficacy and side effects of cancer therapy. Practical Geriatric Oncology is a comprehensive, evidence-based text that synthesizes the growing literature in this field and provides practical guidelines to the care of older adults with cancer. Coverage includes patient assessment, management of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, the impact of age on the pharmacology of cancer therapy, surgical oncology and radiation oncology in the older adult, symptom management, and supportive care. In addition to serving as core reading for oncologists and hematologists, the book will also be a useful work for other healthcare professionals who provide oncology care, including surgeons, radiation oncologists, palliative care doctors, primary care providers, geriatricians, and nurses.

Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population (Hardcover): Ronald Ross Watson, Sherma Zibadi Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population (Hardcover)
Ronald Ross Watson, Sherma Zibadi
R2,095 Discovery Miles 20 950 Within 15 - 20 working days

Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population provides an overview on the role of foods, dietary supplements, obesity, and nutrients in the prevention and amelioration of pain in various diseases in the aging population. Headaches, fibromyalgia, joint pain, arthritis pain, back pain, and stomach pain are discussed. In addition, the potential health risks of using foods to reduce symptoms is evaluated. Each chapter reviews pain causing conditions before reviewing the role of food or exercise. Both researchers and physicians will learn about dietary approaches that may benefit or harm people with various types of pain. Chapters include current research on the actions of nutrients in pain treatment, the effects of lifestyle and exercise on pain management, and discussions of dietary supplements that provide pain relief from chronic conditions like arthritis.

The End of Memory - A natural history of aging and Alzheimer's (Paperback): Jay Ingram The End of Memory - A natural history of aging and Alzheimer's (Paperback)
Jay Ingram 1
R301 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R45 (15%) Within 7 - 11 working days

It has been called 'the plague of the 21st century' for its dramatic increase in numbers and the challenge it poses to health care. There are no effective treatments, merely a few drugs that promise only short-lived results. For centuries, those afflicted by Alzheimer's disease have been robbed of their memories and ability to think clearly; while families have watched their loved ones disappear day by day. In The End of Memory, award-winning author Jay Ingram charts the history of the disease, explaining the fascinating science behind it, recounting the efforts to understand and combat it, and introduces us to the passionate researchers who are working to find a cure. This is an important book for the millions of people around the world who are affected by Alzheimer's, as well as those who are intrigued by both the ageing process and the brain, and wish to understand them better.

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