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TitleAdvanced Age Geriatric Care [electronic resource] : A Comprehensive Guide / edited by Nages Nagaratnam, Kujan Nagaratnam, Gary Cheuk
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
Connect tohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96998-5
Descript XV, 324 p. 70 illus., 55 illus. in color. online resource

SUMMARY

This book creates greater awareness and offer practical guidance for clinicians working with patients over the age of 85, the most senior segment of the aging population. As the population around the world ages, health systems and other infrastructures struggle to build a workforce that is trained to handle the unique challenges presented by geriatric patients. This is especially true in he oldest old, who are healthier and living longer than previous generations. This book is designed to cover general considerations, management of chronic diseases and geriatric syndromes and in the context of limited funding, advocate for optimal care in late-life which respects the dignity and autonomy of the oldest old. Each chapter provides a summary of important and essential information and includes case studies to clearly demonstrate each situation, key points and algorithms to facilitate step- by- step approach to solve problems. Unlike any other resource, this text is the first to focus particularly on this portion of aging patients and covers topics that range from elder abuse, competency, immunity, malnutrition, frailty and a wide array of topics that present in the geriatric population. Written by experts in the field, Advanced Age Geriatric Care is a valuable resource for geriatricians, primary care physicians, researchers, medical undergraduates, public health officials, nursing home administrators, social workers and all clinicians working with the most senior patients of the ageing population


CONTENT

Part 1 General considerations -- Ageing and Longevity -- End of Life Decisions in Geriatric Population -- Elderly Abuse and Neglect -- Decision Making Capacity and Consent in the Older Adult -- Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment -- Long Term Care Facilities and Support Services -- Immunity, Immunosenesence and immunization in the very elderly -- Orthogeriatrics -- Geriatric Anaesthesia -- Geriatric Diagnostic Imaging -- Geriatric Care in General Practice -- Geriatric Rehabilitation -- Geriatric Palliative care -- The Elderly in Intensive Care -- Part II Common diseases in older adults -- Cardiovascular Diseases in the Very Elderly -- Kidney diseases in the Elderly -- Mental Illness in the Oldest Old -- Eye Problems in the Oldest Old -- Dental and oral conditions in the very elderly -- Cancer in the Very Elderly and Management -- Geriatric Skin and Dermatoses -- Joints and Musculo-skeletal Disorders -- Respiratory diseases in the Oldest Old -- Managing Osteoporosis in the Oldest Old -- Part III Geriatric syndromes and Related Problems -- Malnutrition and Malabsorption in the elderly -- Constipation, Faecal and Urinary Incontinence -- Gait Disorders in the Elderly -- Cognitive Decline and Dementia in Some Chronic Disorders -- Syncope in the Very Elderly -- Sarcopenia Sarcopenic Obesity and Frailty in Older Adults -- Headaches in the Elderly -- Delirium in the Oldest Old -- Prescribing in the Oldest Old -- Dementia in the Oldest Old


Geriatrics Family medicine Palliative treatment Geriatrics/Gerontology. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/H33150 General Practice / Family Medicine. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/H24003 Public Health. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/H27002 Palliative Medicine. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/H74000



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