Gerontology



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A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System Is Failing the Elderly

A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System Is Failing the Elderly

Sloan, John
What's worse than the failure of the health care system to adequately care for seniors? The fact that it's actually doing them harm. In "A Bitter Pill," Dr. John Sloan investigates the reasons why the medical community is unable to provide lasting health to seniors, concluding that incorrect assumptions have led to the current health crisis among the elderly. In a remarkable argument, Sloan contends that medical measures based in prevention...

$35.00




A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation: [Previously Entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual]

A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation: [Previously Entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual]

Kauffman, Timothy L.
Now in its third edition, this trusted clinical guide enables both the busy practitioner and student to review or to learn about a range of pathologies, conditions, examinations, diagnostic procedures, and interventions that can be effectively used in the physical rehabilitation of older people. It presents a broad overview of age-related physiological changes as well as specific professional discipline perspectives. Organized into eleven...

$110.00




A Good Life to the End: Taking Control of Our Inevitable Journey Through Ageing and Death

A Good Life to the End: Taking Control of Our Inevitable Journey Through Ageing and Death

Hillman, Ken
A huge majority of people at the end of their lives want to die at home, but only a small number manage to do this. This vital book asks why. Many of us have experienced an elderly loved one coming to the end of their life in a hospital - over-treated, infantilised and, worst of all, facing a death without dignity. Families are being herded into making decisions that are not to the benefit of the patient. Professor Ken Hillman has worked in...

$35.00




A Guide to Humanistic Studies in Aging: What Does it Mean to Grow Old?

A Guide to Humanistic Studies in Aging: What Does it Mean to Grow Old?

Cole, Thomas R.
This volume explores the moral, spiritual, and cultural terrain of aging through interdisciplinary scholarship and clinically based research. Aging has long been of interest to scholars and practitioners in a vast array of academic fields and professions. Thomas R. Cole, Ruth E. Ray, and Robert Kastenbaum have brought together leaders from a variety of academic realms to explore how aging is depicted in the modern era and the effect of these...

$130.00




A Look Inside Alzheimer's

A Look Inside Alzheimer's

Allen, Marjorie N.
"A Look Inside Alzheimer's" is a captivating read for friends, families and loved ones affected by this mind-robbing disease. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by this book and gain a better understanding of this unfathomable world and how best to care for someone...

$30.00




ABC of Dementia

ABC of Dementia

Bernard Coope
ABC of Dementia is a practical guide to help healthcare professionals develop knowledge, skills, confidence and an understanding of dementia, in order to support those with dementia to live well. It begins with the cognitive disabilities and underlying brain diseases that define dementia, before moving on to diagnostic assessment and early intervention for dementia. There is a focus on the experience of the person with dementia and their...

$55.00




ABC of Geriatric Medicine

ABC of Geriatric Medicine

Nicola Cooper
Demographic trends confirm what clinicians already know - they are spending increasing amounts of time dealing with older people. This new ABC provides an introduction to the new and increasing challenges of treating older patients in a variety of settings. ABC of Geriatric Medicine provides an overview of geriatric medicine in practice. Chapters are written by experts, and are based on the specialty geriatric medicine curriculum in the UK. ABC...

$75.00




Accidental Falls: Causes, Prevention and Intervention

Accidental Falls: Causes, Prevention and Intervention

Paolo S. Greco
Accidental falls are the leading cause of death among older adults in the United States. One third of all adults aged 65 and older report falling each year. Elders living in institutions have 3 times the chance of falling compared to those living in their homes. Accidental falls are also very common in children of all ages. Young children learning to walk and toddlers are at greater risk of accidental falls resulting in possible cranio-cerebral...

$325.00




Acute Medicine in the Frail Elderly

Acute Medicine in the Frail Elderly

Woodford, Henry
'What this excellent new book adds to the field is a very clear focus on the emergency care of older patients...an excellent resource for specialists in other fields wanting to improve their own skills and knowledge when caring for older patients with complex needs. It will be of great use to nurses and allied health professionals, to trainees in geriatric medicine and to consultants. This book covers everything from key facts about population...

$135.00




Adult-Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner: Self-Assessment and Exam Review

Adult-Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner: Self-Assessment and Exam Review

Sorkin, Craig
The Key to Success for the Adult-Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exams! Adult-Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Self-Assessment and Exam Review is the perfect way to prepare for the Adult-Gerontology and Family Nurse Certification exams. This powerful study guide delivers everything you need to pass in one convenient resource: clinical pearls, learning objectives, exam tips, comprehensive practice exams, and...

$120.00





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