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Homeless Older Populations - A Practical Guide for the Interdisciplinary Care Team (Paperback): Diane Chau, Arnold P. Gass Homeless Older Populations - A Practical Guide for the Interdisciplinary Care Team (Paperback)
Diane Chau, Arnold P. Gass
R795 R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Save R168 (21%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Offers proven strategies for advancing the care of the homeless elderly. Filled with key insights and field-tested knowledge, this is a concise, hands-on guide to how interdisciplinary team strategies can advance the care of older homeless adults. The book encompasses research evidence, education-based initiatives, and systems thinking, and describes how to implement promising health care outlooks for diverse elderly populations in a variety of localities. Chapters address the many challenges to caring for homeless individuals by integrating a team vision for adopting transformation and geriatrics health care workforce education. The book provides an overview of population demographics and trends and discusses specific medical/psychological care challenges including the spread of infectious diseases. It covers the delivery of care to homeless patients, complex ethical and legal issues, housing, social economics, family disruption and abuse, end-of-life considerations, and political and policy challenges. With abundant case studies and discussions about successes and failures in homeless geriatric health care, the book provides a framework for the joint efforts of social worker, nurse, mental health professional, physician, and other health care professionals to provide optimal care for older homeless populations. Key Features: Presents the most current resources, evidence, and developments for interdisciplinary care of older homeless populations Written by an interprofessional health care workforce with abundant clinical and academic experience in the field Focuses on implementing, developing, and adopting health care strategies to provide for care of the frail homeless elderly Includes case studies and discussions of successes and failures Addresses challenges, barriers, resolutions, and opportunities for homeless geriatric care

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
R1,132 R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Save R248 (22%) Within 7 - 15 working days
Healing Arthritis - Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally (Hardcover): Susan Blum Healing Arthritis - Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally (Hardcover)
Susan Blum; Foreword by Mark Hyman
R425 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R103 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine (Part-work (fascculo), 3rd Revised edition): Lesley K. Bowker, James D. Price, Kunal S.... Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine (Part-work (fascculo), 3rd Revised edition)
Lesley K. Bowker, James D. Price, Kunal S. Shah, Sarah C. Smith
R757 Discovery Miles 7 570 Within 7 - 11 working days
Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 30, 2010 - Focus on Biobehavioral Perspectives on Health in Late Life... Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 30, 2010 - Focus on Biobehavioral Perspectives on Health in Late Life (Hardcover)
Keith Whitfield
R1,404 Discovery Miles 14 040 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

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
R314 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R69 (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 members The 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.

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
R306 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R70 (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.

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
R19,271 Discovery Miles 192 710 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.

Stroke (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Richard I. Lindley Stroke (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Richard I. Lindley
R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Within 7 - 11 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.

Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine (Paperback, New): Jayna Holroyd-Leduc Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine (Paperback, New)
Jayna Holroyd-Leduc; Madhuri Reddy
R860 R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Save R188 (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.

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
R1,514 R1,431 Discovery Miles 14 310 Save R83 (5%) Within 7 - 11 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.

Perioperative Care of the Elderly - Clinical and Organizational Aspects (Hardcover): Gabriella Bettelli Perioperative Care of the Elderly - Clinical and Organizational Aspects (Hardcover)
Gabriella Bettelli
R1,321 R935 Discovery Miles 9 350 Save R386 (29%) Within 8 - 13 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.

Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients - A Case Study Based Reference and Learning Resource (Paperback): Janine Mansi,... Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients - A Case Study Based Reference and Learning Resource (Paperback)
Janine Mansi, Alastair Ring, Danielle Harari, Tanya Kalsi
R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Special order

Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients providesan evidence-based guidebook forming an overview of the current thinking and clinical practice in this field. By referring to individual case studies written and/or overseen by experienced physicians, the reader can learn how to approach the management of older cancer patients and implement the appropriate treatment strategy that best suits the patient, taking account of comorbidities, frailty, and patient choice.The core readership envisaged is the physician in oncology or geriatrics (and other medical disciplines) involved with older cancer patients, working in primary care, district hospitals or main general hospitals, cancer units and cancer centres. Specialist nurses, trainee specialists and senior students are an important potential readership.The first part of the book consists of general perspective chapters, discussing generic issues such as radiotherapy in older patients and anaesthetic issues. These are then followed in the second part by clinical case scenarios. Each clinical case includes a concise discussion on patient presentation and of scenarios underpinning issues experienced by older patients followed by a clear appraisal of how the latest clinical research impacts on patient management. The aim is to help the busy clinician modify daily medical practice in response to individual cases.In the twenty-first century, this large cohort of patients requires both innovative care and individual attention. This carefully crafted book shares the experience of an expert multidisciplinary team in the interest of patient centred care..

Perioperative Care of the Elderly Patient (Paperback): Sheila Ryan Barnett, Sara E. Neves Perioperative Care of the Elderly Patient (Paperback)
Sheila Ryan Barnett, Sara E. Neves
R941 R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Save R271 (29%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Older patients carry some of the highest risks of suffering an adverse event or death following anesthesia and surgery. They are inherently vulnerable, presenting with numerous comorbidities and reduced physiological reserve, requiring 'gero-centric' perioperative care for everything from routine eye surgery to major cardiac surgeries. Dementia, frailty, and the need for palliative care and pain management for the orthopedic patient are important areas requiring special consideration in this group. This book provides a general overview of these topics for those healthcare providers who may not have extensive knowledge of this patient population, while at the same time offering practical tips for the more experienced clinician. Chapters cover the spectrum of perioperative care including preoperative management of comorbid conditions, intraoperative anesthetic management, postoperative pain control, and a primer on advanced directive discussions. This book is appropriate not only for anesthesiologists but for any perioperative physician caring for the older patient.

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
R295 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R44 (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.

DHEA in Human Health and Aging (Hardcover): Ronald Ross Watson DHEA in Human Health and Aging (Hardcover)
Ronald Ross Watson
R3,292 Discovery Miles 32 920 Special order

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.

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
R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Within 7 - 11 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.

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
R2,843 R1,998 Discovery Miles 19 980 Save R845 (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
R2,674 Discovery Miles 26 740 Special order

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
R997 Discovery Miles 9 970 Special order

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.

Successful Aging as a Contemporary Obsession - Global Perspectives (Paperback): Sarah Lamb Successful Aging as a Contemporary Obsession - Global Perspectives (Paperback)
Sarah Lamb; Contributions by Sarah Lamb, Jessica Robbins-Ruszkowski, Anna Corwin, Toni Calasanti, …
R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Within 7 - 15 working days

In recent decades, the North American public has pursued an inspirational vision of successful aging-striving through medical technique and individual effort to eradicate the declines, vulnerabilities, and dependencies previously commonly associated with old age. On the face of it, this bold new vision of successful, healthy, and active aging is highly appealing. But it also rests on a deep cultural discomfort with aging and being old. The contributors to Successful Aging as a Contemporary Obsession explore how the successful aging movement is playing out across five continents. Their chapters investigate a variety of people, including Catholic nuns in the United States; Hindu ashram dwellers; older American women seeking plastic surgery; aging African-American lesbians and gay men in the District of Columbia; Chicago home health care workers and their aging clients; Mexican men foregoing Viagra; dementia and Alzheimer sufferers in the United States and Brazil; and aging policies in Denmark, Poland, India, China, Japan, and Uganda. This book offers a fresh look at a major cultural and public health movement of our time, questioning what has become for many a taken-for-granted goal-aging in a way that almost denies aging itself.

Hypertension and Comorbidities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Agostino Virdis Hypertension and Comorbidities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Agostino Virdis
R986 Discovery Miles 9 860 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.

Geriatric Medicine at a Glance (Paperback): Adrian Blundell, Adam Gordon Geriatric Medicine at a Glance (Paperback)
Adrian Blundell, Adam Gordon
R468 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R91 (19%) 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.

Emerging Trends in Psychological Practice in Long-Term Care (Paperback): Victor Molinari, Margaret P. Norris, Suzanne... Emerging Trends in Psychological Practice in Long-Term Care (Paperback)
Victor Molinari, Margaret P. Norris, Suzanne Ogland-Hand; Edited by Margaret P. Norris, Victor Molinari, …
R892 Discovery Miles 8 920 Special order

Update your knowledge of mental health services delivery in long-term care settings! Authored by experts in the field of psychology practice in long-term care (LTC), this valuable book is designed to update psychologists and educators on developments in the evolving field of geriatric mental health in LTC settings. The editors and chapter authors are scientist-practitioners who use their expertise to cover applied topics while maintaining high scientific and scholarly standards. The first section of Emerging Trends in Psychological Practice in Long-Term Care examines modifications to traditional psychotherapy techniques that make them more appropriate for long-term care patients, with chapters reviewing: * group therapy in long-term care * brief psychotherapy for treating depression in patients with dementia * the use of autobiographical memory techniques in cognitive-behavioral treatment for depression * the treatment of disruptive behaviors in LTC residents The second section covers systematic therapy approaches in LTC settings, with chapters discussing: * distinctive family therapy issues in LTC * an LTC systems application of behavioral treatment for depression using pleasant events * a comparison of patient and staff perceptions of characteristics that contribute to the quality of LTC facilities * a multidisciplinary team approach to the treatment of dementia * training LTC caregivers in behavioral techniques The third section of this remarkable volume addresses the thorny ethical and legal issues unique to LTC residents, including legal definitions, requirements for obtaining informed consent from LTC patients, and confidentiality dilemmas that are unique to clinical services in long-term care. With helpful charts, tables, and fascinating case studies that illustrate clinical issues, this user-friendly text belongs on the reference shelf of everyone involved in providing mental health services to people in long-term care settings!

Ending Ageism or, How Not to Shoot Old People (Paperback): Margaret Morganroth Gullette Ending Ageism or, How Not to Shoot Old People (Paperback)
Margaret Morganroth Gullette
R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Within 7 - 15 working days

When the term "ageism" was coined in 1969, many problems of exclusion seemed resolved by government programs like Social Security and Medicare. As people live longer lives, today's great demotions of older people cut deeper into their self-worth and human relations, beyond the reach of law or public policy. In Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People, award-winning writer and cultural critic Margaret Morganroth Gullette confronts the offenders: the ways people aging past midlife are portrayed in the media, by adult offspring; the esthetics and politics of representation in photography, film, and theater; and the incitement to commit suicide for those with early signs of "dementia." Gullette presents evidence of pervasive age-related assaults in contemporary society and their chronic affects. The sudden onset of age-related shaming can occur anywhere-the shove in the street, the cold shoulder at the party, the deaf ear at the meeting, and the shut-out by the personnel office. Turning intimate suffering into public grievances, Ending Ageism, Or How Not to Shoot Old People effectively and beautifully argues that overcoming ageism is the next imperative social movement of our time.

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