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Life's Final Battle

Raging Against Immobility

by J. K. Edwards

<p>Old age happens whether you like it or not.</p> <p>Your final years have arrived, and you <strong>must</strong> deal with it. You wish that these years had never come to you. You wish you could go back in time. You’re powerless to make such ...

ISBN: 9780692782606

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Living with Frailty

From Assets and Deficits to Resilience

by Shibley Rahman

<p>Increasingly, we question ‘what makes us healthy?’, as well as ‘what makes us ill?’. What does this shift mean for frailty? Almost wholly defined in negative terms, the term ‘frail’ tends to refer to a group of older people who are at highest

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Molecular Basis of Aging

by Alvaro Macieira-Coelho

<p>Using a new, integrative approach, Molecular Basis of Aging describes the aging phenomenon within mammalian organisms from the perspective of changes in information storage and coordination between hierarchical orders of structure. This ...

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Mood Disorders in Later Life, Second Edition

by Ellison, James E.

<P>Mood Disorders in Later Life examines the spectrum of mood disorders in older adults, focusing on major and nonmajor depressive disorders, bipolar disorder (manic and depressive phases), depression with psychotic features, and vascular ...

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Musculoskeletal Trauma in the Elderly

by Charles Court-Brown, Margaret McQueen, Marc F. Swiontkowski & others

<p>Trauma in older people aged over 65 is a rapidly growing field within orthopaedics. Up to two thirds of fractures occur as a result of a fall and about one third of all fractures occur in the over-65 population. The aim of this comprehensive ...

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Old Age, New Science

Gerontologists and Their Biosocial Visions, 1900-1960

by Hyung Wook Park

<p>Between 1870 and 1940, life expectancy in the United States skyrocketed while the percentage of senior citizens age sixty-five and older more than doubled—a phenomenon owed largely to innovations in medicine and public health. At the same ...

ISBN: 9780822981367

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Osteoporotic Fracture Care

Medical and Surgical Management

by Michael Blauth, Stephen L. Kates & Joseph A. Nicholas

<p>With an increase in the longevity of the global population, care of the functional, cognitive, and physical health of older adults is essential. The dramatic demographic shift toward a growing aging population and an increase in osteoporotic ...

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Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics, Fourth Edition

by Timiras, Paola S.

<P>Extensively revised and updated to reflect the current state of knowledge in the study of aging, this Fourth Edition offers a complete profile of the aging process at all levels, from molecules and cells to demography and evolution. Written ...

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Practical Budget Management in Health and Social Care

by William Bryans & Steve Field

<p>Practical budget management is at the core of this book. As well as giving an insight into the way budgets behave in certain circumstances and what can be done about it, the book also deals with practical steps the budget and resource manager

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Practical Old Age Psychopharmacology

A Multi-Professional Approach

by Stephen Curran & Roger Bullock

<p>Tailoring mental illness drug treatments specifically for elderly people has been a neglected area. This book brings together findings from recent multi-disciplinary research and the practical aspects of old age psychiatry. By taking into ...

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Psychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

by J.-P. Taylor, J.T. O'Brien & K.P. Ebmeier

<p>Psychiatric symptoms are common in the neurological and geriatric care of patients with Parkinson's disease. This book assembles short reviews from experts in the field to chart the various psychiatric syndromes known in Parkinson's disease, ...

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Queer Aging

The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology

by Jesus Ramirez-Valles

<p>As the first generation of gay men enters its autumn years, these men's responses to the physical and emotional tolls of aging promise to be as revolutionary as their advances in AIDS and civil rights activism. Older gay men's approaches to ...

ISBN: 9780190276362

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Recent Advances in Geriatric Medicine Volume 2: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Geriatric Medicine

by Jeremy W. Grabbe

According to the National Institute of Aging there are more than half a billion people over the age of 65 across the globe. This has led to a need for medical and psychiatric care on a scale unprecedented in history. In light of this increase in

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Reichel's Care of the Elderly

by Busby-Whitehead, Jan

This fully updated seventh edition remains the pioneering text for practicing physicians and allied health staff confronted with the unique problems of an increasing elderly population. Dr Reichel's formative text is designed as a practical and ...

ISBN: 9781316553879

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Sarcopenia

by Alfonso J. Cruz-Jentoft & John E. Morley

<p>Sarcopenia is a major therapeutic challenge and a public health priority in both the US and Europe. More than two decades after the word was first used to define a distinct clinical condition, the definition of sarcopenia remains  open for ...

ISBN: 9781118338056

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Sarcopenia, (Muscle Wasting) A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

by Kenneth Kee

<p>Sarcopenia is a medical disorder known as age-related sarcopenia or sarcopenia with aging which starts in the 30s when a person starts to lose muscle mass and function.<br />Sarcopenia (from Greek sarx,"flesh" and penia,"poverty") is the ...

ISBN: 9781370566686

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Socorro Smiled

Senior Home Care

by Robert Noyola

<p>Socorro Arce Noyola</p> <p>Angel at Work</p> <p>Thirty days before her flight to Jesus in Heaven, Socorro Arce Noyola endorsed her social security check and allotted monthly payments to be made.</p> <p>She taught her family to work, pay ...

ISBN: 9781469111858

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Substance Use and Older People

by Ilana Crome, Li-Tzy Wu, Rahul (Tony) Rao & others

<p>Substance use and addiction is an increasing problem amongst older people. The identification of this problem is often more difficult in older patients and is frequently missed, particularly in the primary care context and in emergency ...

ISBN: 9781118430972

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The Care of the Older Person

by Jose Morais, Olivier Beauchet & Ronald Caplan

<p><strong>Society, as a whole is getting older. Thanks to the extraordinary advances in technology and medicine, humans are now living longer than ever before, and are shifting the demographic make-up on a worldwide ...

ISBN: 9780692173145

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The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care

by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN & Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

<p>Focusing on the broad but practical notions of how to care for the patient, <em>The Encyclopedia of Elder Care</em>, a state-of-the-art resource features nearly 300 articles, written by experts in the field. Multidisciplinary by nature, all ...

ISBN: 9780826103536

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