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Reichel's Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging

Reichel's Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging

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This eighth edition of Dr Reichels formative text remains the go-to guide for practicing physicians and allied health staff confronted with the unique problems of an increasing elderly population. Fully updated and revised, it provides a practical guide for all health specialists, emphasizing the clinical management of the elderly patient with simple to complex problems. Featuring four new chapters and the incorporation of geriatric emergency medicine into chapters. The book begins with a general approach to the management of older adults, followed by a review of common geriatric syndromes, and proceeding to an organ-based review of care. The final section addresses principles of care, including care in special situations, psychosocial aspects of our aging society, and organization of care. Particular emphasis is placed on cost-effective, patient-centered care, including a discussion of the Choosing Wisely campaign. A must-read for all practitioners seeking practical and relevant information in a comprehensive format.
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  • Section 1. General approach to the care of the elderly:: 1. Essential principles in the care of the elderly; 2. Biology of aging; 3. Comprehensive geriatric assessment; 4. Screening and prevention; 5. Appropriate use of medications; 6. Nutrition and aging; 7. Physical activity and exercise for older adults; Section 2. Geriatric syndromes:: 8. Frailty; 9. Fall prevention in community-dwelling older adults; 10. Evaluation and management of dizziness; 11. Evaluation and management of dementia; 12. Recognition, management, and prevention of delirium; Section 3. Care of the elderly by organ system:: 13. Diagnosis and management of heart disease; 14. Hypertension; 15. Peripheral artery disease; 16. Neurologic problems; 17. Prevention, diagnosis, and management of stroke; 18. Movement disorders; 19. Sleep disorders; 20. Clinical geropsychiatry; 21. Substance use disorder; 22. Pulmonary issues; 23. Gastrointestinal disorders; 24. Serious Infections; 25. Human immunodeficiency virus; 26. Kidney disease; 27. Urological conditions; 28. Urinary incontinence; 29. Fecal incontinence; 30. Gynecologic issues; 31. Endocrine disorders; 32. Diabetes mellitus; 33. Lipid management; 34. Osteoporosis and other metabolic bone disorders; 35. Common rheumatologic disease; 36. Geriatric emergency medicine; 37. Musculoskeletal injuries; 38. Dermatologic conditions; 39. Pressure injuries:: practical considerations in prevention and treatment; 40. Anemia and other hematological problems; 41. Cancer; 42. Ocular disorders; 43. Geriatric otolaryngology; 44. Oral health; 45. Foot health; Section 4. Principles of care for the elderly:: 46. Surgical principles; 47. Rehabilitation; 48. Geriatric sexuality; 49. Aging in adults with intellectual disabilities and severe and persistent mental illness; 50. Home and community-based long-term care; 51. Institutional post-acute and long-term care medicine; 52. Hospital-based care; 53. Introduction to palliative care; 54. The mistreatment of older adults; 55. Driving and the older adult; 56. Integrative medicine; 57. Retirement:: a contemporary perspective; 58. Cultural competence; 59. Health literacy; 60. Caregiving; 61. Practice transformation for better care of older adults; 62. Health care organization and financing; 63. Ethical decision making; 64. Epidemic and pandemic impacts on the elderly population.
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