Practice of Geriatrics, 3e
The thoroughly revised and updated 3rd Edition of this well-established reference provides the very latest information on geriatric care and health issues. It features valuable new chapters on caregivers/family and social issues * exercise * failure to thrive * neurologic evaluation * alcohol and substance abuse * problem behaviors * and orthopedic disorders, plus a wealth of new contributors and a thorough reorganization.a new editor (Dr. Duthie) and many new authors...includes brand-new chapters on Caregivers/Family and Social Issues; Exercise; Failure to Thrive; Neurologic Evaluation; Alcohol and Substance Abuse; Problem Behaviours, and Orthopedic Disorders...and incorporates thorough revisions throughout, to ensure optimal currency and clinical value.
Details the full range of medical and surgical disorders seen in geriatric practice, with a focus on diseases with peak prevalence in later life; also reviews normal aging changes in many organ systems.Offers a valuable perspective on general issues of elderly careincluding often-neglected subjects such as geriatric sexuality, driving, and the comprehensive geriatric assessment.
Emphasizes health maintenance in the absence of disease as well as the optimization of function when disease is present.Discusses debilitating problems that are insufficiently covered in most of the general literature, such as urinary incontinence, falls, pressure ulcers, and failure to thrive.
Explores the various neuropsychiatric disorders seen in the elderly.
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"This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical geriatrics. A good resource for primary health care physicians...medical subspecialists and other health care professionals." -American Family Physician
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