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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
R1,633 Discovery Miles 16 330 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

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
R361 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R85 (24%) Within 7 - 11 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.

Hypertension and Comorbidities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Agostino Virdis Hypertension and Comorbidities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Agostino Virdis
R1,240 R741 Discovery Miles 7 410 Save R499 (40%) Within 7 - 12 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.

Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine (Paperback, New): Jayna Holroyd-Leduc Evidence-Based Geriatric Medicine (Paperback, New)
Jayna Holroyd-Leduc; Madhuri Reddy
R1,128 R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Save R254 (23%) 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.

Rehabilitation Medicine for Elderly Patients (Hardcover): Stefano Masiero, Ugo Carraro Rehabilitation Medicine for Elderly Patients (Hardcover)
Stefano Masiero, Ugo Carraro
R2,123 Discovery Miles 21 230 Within 7 - 15 working days
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
R271 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R51 (19%) 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.

Stroke (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Richard I. Lindley Stroke (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Richard I. Lindley
R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Within 7 - 12 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.

Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Fractures in the Older Patient - Indications and Current Techniques (Hardcover, 1st ed.... Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Fractures in the Older Patient - Indications and Current Techniques (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Joseph Borrelli, Jr., Jeffrey O. Anglen
R2,691 R2,185 Discovery Miles 21 850 Save R506 (19%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Focusing exclusively on the older patient with poor bone quality, this unique book presents the indications, contraindications and common techniques - as well as the risks, benefits and outcomes - for utilizing arthroplasty for the treatment of fractures in this population, sensibly divided into four thematic sections. The incidence and burden of fragility fractures is presented in part one, with considerations of the influences of osteoporosis on both treatment and healing. The subsequent three sections cover upper extremity fractures, lower extremity fractures, and peri-articular nonunions, respectively. However, far from providing a simple "how-to" for the techniques discussed, the relevant current literature is presented as well as the common techniques employed in fracture management, allowing the reader to select the best approach for the specific patient presentation. In addition, chapters are included here that cover degenerative joint conditions not typically treated with total joint replacement. The treatment of fragility fractures is constantly evolving, and the aging population is consistently expanding, creating a strong need for clinicians who have experience with and exposure to the use of arthroplasty techniques as an option in their successful treatment. Written and edited by leaders in the field, Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Fractures in the Older Patient is an invaluable resource for orthopedic surgeons, residents and support staff who see and treat these increasingly common injuries.

Geriatric Emergency Medicine (Hardcover): Christian Nickel, Abdelouahab Bellou, Simon Conroy Geriatric Emergency Medicine (Hardcover)
Christian Nickel, Abdelouahab Bellou, Simon Conroy
R2,098 Discovery Miles 20 980 Within 7 - 15 working days
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
R381 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R85 (22%) Within 8 - 13 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.

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia 2018 (Paperback): Benjamin T Mast, Brian P. Yochim Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia 2018 (Paperback)
Benjamin T Mast, Brian P. Yochim
R536 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R72 (13%) Within 7 - 12 working days

An essential guide to assessing and treating people with dementia syndromes As the number of older adults with dementia continues to skyrocket, every health care professional needs accurate, up-to-date knowledge of these conditions, their prevention, and possible treatments. This compact, evidence-based book discusses essential aspects of the diagnosis, assessment, and interventions of Alzheimer's disease and the syndromes of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. It reviews the diagnostic criteria from the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer's Association, and the DSM-5 and provides a broad range of treatment options, including psychosocial, educational, and lifestyle interventions. Practitioners will especially appreciate the current overview of caregiver interventions. Practitioners and students alike will find the clear information, the tools for assessment, and other resources provided in this volume extremely useful for helping patients and their families cope with dementia

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
R1,737 R1,532 Discovery Miles 15 320 Save R205 (12%) 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.

Aging Lungs, The: Mechanisms And Clinical Sequelae (Hardcover): Richard Bucala, Patty J. Lee Aging Lungs, The: Mechanisms And Clinical Sequelae (Hardcover)
Richard Bucala, Patty J. Lee
R3,065 R2,855 Discovery Miles 28 550 Save R210 (7%) Within 7 - 12 working days

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

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
R371 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R86 (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.

Addiction in the Older Patient (Paperback): Maria Sullivan, Frances Levin Addiction in the Older Patient (Paperback)
Maria Sullivan, Frances Levin
R1,446 Discovery Miles 14 460 Within 7 - 12 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.

Atlas of Geriatric Dermatology (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Robert A. Norman, Edward M. Young Atlas of Geriatric Dermatology (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Robert A. Norman, Edward M. Young
R3,441 R2,690 Discovery Miles 26 900 Save R751 (22%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This is a comprehensive, practical, densely illustrated diagnostic and therapeutic guide for all geriatric dermatology providers. The book comprises 50 chapters and over 600 color photographs on topics ranging from common conditions such as basal cell carcinoma, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis to unusual conditions such as angiosarcoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, and porphyria cutanea tarda. Sections include: - Inflammatory conditions (including contact dermatitis, alopecia, erythema multiforme, pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, porphyria, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, seborrhea, urticaria, xerosis, and more) - Infections (fungus, herpes simplex and zoster, scabies, lice, and warts) - Skin signs in systemic disease (skin tags, cutaneous metastases, xanthomas) - Regional dermatoses (intertrigo, leg ulcers, pressure sores) - Benign tumors (chondrodermatitis, cysts, ganglion, fibrous papule, seborrheic keratoses, lentigines, and benign vascular lesions) - Pre-malignant and malignant tumors (actinic keratoses, angiosarcoma, basal cell carcinoma, dermatofibroma and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, intraepidermal neoplasia, Kaposi's sarcoma, keratoacanthoma, lentigo maligna, cutaneous lymphoma, Mycosis fiungoides, melanoma, nevi and moles, and squamous cell carcinoma)

The New Politics of a Majority-Minority Nation - Aging, Diversity, and Immigration (Paperback): Fernando M.Torres- Gil,... The New Politics of a Majority-Minority Nation - Aging, Diversity, and Immigration (Paperback)
Fernando M.Torres- Gil, Jacqueline L. Angel
R851 Discovery Miles 8 510 Within 7 - 11 working days

This timely and critical book takes on a new phenomenon facing the United States and poses the stark question: Will the United States be prepared by 2050, when its older population doubles and we become a majority-minority society? In the authors' response, scholars, policy leaders and the public are provided with the background and information that connects these two trends to contemporary public policy debates. Written with clarity and expertise, this book illuminates the changes and challenges that face the nation by concisely addressing a wide range of topics, including immigration reform, the politics of aging, and health and retirement security, and provides a glimpse of how the "next America" might look. The authors draw on current data about longevity, diversity and the growing Hispanic population in particular, to unfold the social, cultural, policy and political implications for an aging and diversifying population. With case studies and real-world examples, the book outlines and analyzes the possible impact of this phenomenon on issues like governance, public benefits, the long term care work force and national security, and builds a broader framework with which to understand them. With combined experience in academia, government and policy advocacy, the authors tackle the dramatic changes occurring across the United States and offer a road map to not only understanding but addressing these challenges and opportunities with reason and responsibility. Key Features: Presents the most current statistics and data on demographics Written by an interdisciplinary team with combined experience in academia, government and policy advocacy Includes case studies and real-world examples to build a broader framework of understanding Addresses social, policy, cultural and political challenges facing a rapidly changing population and offers rational and respectful responses

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2011): Ronnie A. Rosenthal, Michael E. Zenilman, Mark R. Katlic Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2011)
Ronnie A. Rosenthal, Michael E. Zenilman, Mark R. Katlic
R4,724 R3,847 Discovery Miles 38 470 Save R877 (19%) Within 7 - 12 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

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
R931 Discovery Miles 9 310 Within 7 - 11 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

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
R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Within 7 - 12 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.

Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia (Hardcover): Anne Kenny Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia (Hardcover)
Anne Kenny
R1,039 R865 Discovery Miles 8 650 Save R174 (17%) Within 7 - 13 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.

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Cookbook - Anti-Inflammatory Recipes to Fight Flares and Fatigue (Paperback): Caitlin Samson The Rheumatoid Arthritis Cookbook - Anti-Inflammatory Recipes to Fight Flares and Fatigue (Paperback)
Caitlin Samson
R336 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R76 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Primer of Geriatric Urology (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2016): Thomas J. Guzzo, George W. Drach, Alan J. Wein Primer of Geriatric Urology (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2016)
Thomas J. Guzzo, George W. Drach, Alan J. Wein
R2,467 R2,014 Discovery Miles 20 140 Save R453 (18%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The field of geriatric urology continues to evolve and expand since the publication of the first edition of this book. The second edition of this book builds upon the previous addition and provides an introductory overview of the demographics of our aging population and their unique needs. It also provides an in depth review of urologic conditions and their treatment in the elderly patient population. The second edition also includes new and updated information with regard to management of the geriatric urology patient. Chapters were written by members of the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. Each faculty member included has specific areas of expertise related to their topics. Primer of Geriatric Urology, Second Edition will be of interest to urologists, residents, fellows and allied health professionals including physician's assistants and nurse practitioners who treat urologic patients. Additionally, this book will also be of interest to primary care providers treating elderly patients.

Ovarian Cancer in Elderly Patients (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Gilles Freyer Ovarian Cancer in Elderly Patients (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Gilles Freyer
R1,699 R1,142 Discovery Miles 11 420 Save R557 (33%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This practical book provides up-to-date information on the particular features of ovarian cancer in older women and the best management approach. The full range of relevant topics is covered. Guidance is provided on geriatric assessment, screening, pathology, diagnosis, and follow-up. The various treatment options are carefully explained, covering surgical approaches, chemotherapy as a first-line strategy, the use of anti-angiogenic agents, and treatment of relapse. The cognitive problems that may arise in elderly women during and after treatment of ovarian cancer are documented, with advice on response. Guidance is also provided on the design of clinical trials, and current directions in biological research are reviewed. This book will be of value to both practitioners and researchers with an interest in ovarian cancer and the elderly.

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
R992 Discovery Miles 9 920 Within 7 - 12 working days

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..

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