Category Archives: Geriatrics

Download E-books Geriatrics Models of Care: Bringing 'Best Practice' to an Aging America PDF

This booklet describes geriatrics perform versions which are used to lead the care of older adults, permitting seniors to stay at domestic, hinder sensible incapacity and look after caliber of existence. The versions contain particular interventions that are played by means of well-being care employees to deal with the desires of older folks and their caregivers. those versions recognize sufferer values, think about sufferer security and delight in psychosocial wishes in addition. Divided into six components that debate hospital-based versions of care, transitions from health center to domestic, outpatient-based types of care and emergency division versions of care, this article addresses the desires of susceptible sufferers and the community.

Geriatric types of Care is an exceptional source for healthiness care leaders who needs to translate those courses to handle the wishes of the sufferers of their communities.

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Download E-books Dementia Care: An Evidence-Based Approach PDF

This publication presents an outline of the demographic, scientific, and psychosocial context of dementia care. With its specialise in sufferer and relations views, this publication describes evidence-based methods in the direction of prevention, detection, and remedy of dementia that's like all different publication. The textual content provides reminiscence clinics, care administration, home-based interventions, palliative care, relatives caregiver courses, particular to dementia care. also, the textual content examines thoughts to help transitions to acute care and long term care. The textual content additionally locations a unique emphasis on measures of caliber, cultural sensitivity, and implications for healthiness care coverage.

Written by means of specialists within the box, Dementia Care: An Evidence-Based Approach is a superb source for clinicians, scholars, healthcare directors, and policymakers who objective to enhance the standard of lifetime of either the individual with dementia and their casual caregiver.

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Download E-books Persoonsgerichte zorg: Praktijken van goede zorg voor ouderen (Dutch Edition) PDF

By M. van der Cingel

In de dagelijkse praktijk is het niet altijd even gemakkelijk voor zorgverleners om aan de menselijke invulling vorm te geven. Er zijn vaak veel factoren waarmee rekening gehouden moet worden.

Dit boek 'Persoonsgerichte zorg' wil zorgverleners handvatten bieden om met een aantal veelvoorkomende keuzes uit de weerbarstige praktijk te kunnen omgaan. Persoonsgerichte zorg is een manier van kijken naar zorg, waarin kundigheid, meeleven en plezier in de samenwerking tussen mensen voorop staat.

Dit boek biedt een praktische vertaling van onderdelen van onze wetenschappelijke reviews naar bewarende zorg en compassie. We richten ons daarbij specifiek op zorg aan ouderen die afhankelijk zijn van professionele zorgverleners.

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Download E-books Generation 50 plus: Ratgeber für Menschen in den besten Jahren (German Edition) PDF

By Erika Folkes, Gerald Gatterer

Vor gar nicht allzu langer Zeit galt ein Mensch jenseits der 60 als "alt". Heute wissen wir, dass mit "66 noch lange nicht Schluss" ist. Dank der Erkenntnisse der modernen Medizin ist es den meisten Menschen vergönnt, sich mit den kleinen und größeren Beschwerden des Alterns anzufreunden. Dieser Ratgeber zeigt, wie wir mit den dazugehörigen körperlichen und seelischen Veränderungen umgehen können, und dabei unser Wohlbefinden bis ins hohe modify erhalten. Unbeschwerter Lesegenuss mit Anleitungen zur Selbsthilfe, Fitness-Tipps, sowie aktuelle Themen, wie Liebe und Sexualität im regulate, Hormonersatztherapie oder Schönheitsoperationen.

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Download E-books Delirium in the Elderly (Oxford Medical Publications) PDF

By James Lindesay

This e-book offers a finished, scholarly, and sensible account of delirium for all medical professionals focused on the care of the aged. Delirium is outlined as an acute or subacute non-specific reaction of the mind to a large choice of actual and mental reasons which are almost always treatable. besides the fact that, difficulties come up if the underlying trauma isn't pointed out and corrected, or if the delirious country itself is wrongly controlled or misdiagnosed. occasionally, aged humans will be rendered delirious by way of their very own medical professionals via haphazard prescribing, irrelevant admission to the health center, or due to surgical procedure. seeing that our inhabitants is getting older, the correct id, evaluate, administration, and prevention of delirium is key for the effective use of overall healthiness assets. This e-book should be a useful sourcebook for psychologists, gerontologists, psychiatrists, and physicians.

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Download E-books Functional Neurobiology of Aging PDF

By Patrick R. Hof

A few recognized age-related neurological ailments contain Parkinson's illness, Alzheimer's disorder, deafness, and blindness. much more universal are the issues of getting older which aren't as a result of affliction yet to extra refined impairments in neurobiological platforms, together with impairments in imaginative and prescient, reminiscence loss, muscle weakening, and lack of reproductive capabilities, alterations in bodyweight, and sleeplessness. because the regular age of our society raises, illnesses of getting older proceed to turn into extra universal, and prerequisites linked to getting older desire extra cognizance by way of medical professionals and researchers. In 1991, sufferers over the age of sixty five observed their medical professionals an ordinary of 8 instances according to yr. study investment is supplied by way of the Neuroscience and Neuropsychology of getting older (NNA) application, that's run by means of the nationwide Institute on getting older. This booklet deals a complete assessment of all themes relating to useful impairments that are concerning the getting older mind and worried process. it's prepared in response to 4 normal capabilities: flow, senses, reminiscence, and neuroendocrine law. Written via the best researchers within the box, this finished paintings addresses either impairments linked to illnesses and never linked to illnesses, making it more uncomplicated to appreciate the mechanisms concerned. Functional Neurobiology of Aging is a crucial reference for pros and scholars concerned with getting older study, in addition to physicians who have to realize and comprehend age-related impairments.

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* geared up by means of functionality, making it effortless to discover and comprehend the material
* Addresses impairments either linked to ailments and never linked to diseases
* Written by way of best researchers within the field
* such a lot complete resource of knowledge at the neurobiology of getting older

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Download E-books Treating Dementia: Do We Have a Pill for It? PDF

By Constantine G. Lyketsos

Treatments for age-related dementia and the turning out to be reliance on prescription drugs to relieve its worst signs increase a few questions on attitudes towards getting older and cognition, the connection among ageing and getting ill, and the conflicting pursuits of sufferers, caregivers, physicians, scientists, and enterprise. This quantity goals to foster a optimistic debate in regards to the way forward for dementia therapy via offering a number of views on those tangled issues.

The first part examines how the techniques of dementia have elevated to surround a extensive diversity of indicators and the results of this evolution at the improvement of pharmaceutical remedies. the second one part explores the use and effectiveness of drugs for dementia during the views of a clinician, a researcher, and a layperson. within the 3rd part, the individuals probe how tradition, language, and values have an effect on the overlapping worlds of pharmacology, drug advertising and marketing, and dementia therapy. a last part elucidates the thorny moral and coverage matters surrounding the often-conflicting hopes for dementia medications.

Featuring contributions from famous clinicians, researchers, and students from a vast diversity of disciplines, this multidisciplinary discussion addresses significant questions about the heritage and way forward for drug therapy for dementia and makes transparent why there aren't any uncomplicated solutions. execs and scholars all for gerontology, psychiatry, and bioethics will locate the dialogue either enlightening and practical.

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Download E-books Aging is a Group-Selected Adaptation: Theory, Evidence, and Medical Implications PDF

Although books exist at the evolution of getting older, this can be the 1st booklet written from the point of view of back as an adaptive application. It bargains an perception into the results of analysis on getting older genetics, the writer proposes the Demographic thought of Senescence, wherein getting older has been affirmatively chosen since it degrees the dying expense through the years aiding stabilize inhabitants dynamics and stop extinctions.

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Download E-books Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine PDF

Overseas specialists have created, in one quantity, the main accomplished and up to date reference resource to be had at the drugs of previous age. This version has been rewritten to incorporate 50% new fabric, with huge updating and revision of the rest of the publication. The 4 major divisions--scientific, psychosocial, healthiness merchandising and future health care delivery--cover a variety of topics together with rehabilitation, nutrients and psychological health and housing in addition to the medical features of every procedure within the physique. displays the substantial advances made within the fields of neurology, psychiatry, pharmacology, verbal exchange problems, foodstuff and biochemistry. furthermore, it areas extra emphasis on preventive medication, neighborhood care, economics and administration.

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Download E-books A Practical Guide to Heart Failure in Older People PDF

Middle failure is successfully a illness of older humans. 80 percentage of sufferers are over sixty five years previous, and nearly all of those are over seventy five. This determine is probably going to extend considerably within the subsequent 20 years. The analysis is worse than that of cancer and middle failure is the most common cause of medical institution admission within the over 65s.

The difficulties linked to treating center failure in older sufferers are extra various and complicated than in those people who are more youthful. The prognosis in older sufferers is definitely missed and as they have been excluded from such a lot middle failure remedy trials there was a reluctance to regard them optimally (fewer than 20% are prescribed traditional medicines). they've got a number of co-morbidities that are poorly controlled, they're time and again hospitalised, and undergo social isolation.

These very important age-related remedy and administration difficulties were principally overlooked and this booklet goals to redress the stability. It presents a concise, complete account of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, analysis, therapy, administration and end-of-life care of aged sufferers with center failure, according to released studies.

A functional advisor to center Failure in Older humans is vital studying for geriatricians, cardiologists, basic clinic physicians, kinfolk practitioners and expert nurses.

• in particular addresses the actual wishes of the aged, a mostly missed staff who represent nearly all of sufferers with center failure

• provides a concise but finished account of the proof on the subject of the prognosis, remedy and administration of center failure during this population

• Improves understanding of a number of the roles in the administration team

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