The Caregiver's Guide: Helping Older Friends and Relatives with Health and Safety Concerns

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9780395587805: The Caregiver's Guide: Helping Older Friends and Relatives with Health and Safety Concerns

This information-packed, medically up-to-date guide is filled with ways to keep an older person safe and comfortable at home, handle medical emergencies, locate social services, and more.

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Rob, a medical writer who has done geriatric nursing, and geriatric nurse practitioner Reynolds have written a valuable handbook designed to answer questions about aging and health. Clearly written, their guide covers changes in vision and hearing, skin, digestion, heart and lungs, bones, kidney and bladder, as well as depression, memory loss and nervous system disorders, cancer, and diabetes. Chapters on medication safety, convalescent home care, and getting help from social service agencies complete the work. Recommended for popular medical collections because of its comprehensive coverage, practical tips, and sound advice.
- Anne C. Tomlin, Auburn Memorial Hosp. Lib.,
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"Written by two nurses, this practical guide explains the normal aging process and how to distinguish it from disease; outlines approaches to problems, including new medications for chronic disorders, as well as treatments for diseases common among the elderly; explains how to deal with depression, heart disease, and arthritis, and how to get a proper diagnosis for a wide range of conditions, including Alzheimer's; and explains how to arrange a convalescence or a program of long-term care." (Booknews, Inc.)

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