Reichel's Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging / Edition 5

Reichel's Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging / Edition 5

by Joseph J. Gallo, Jan Busby-Whitehead, Peter V. Rabins, Rebecca A. Silliman
     
 


Now in its Fifth Edition, Reichel's Care of the Elderly continues to provide comprehensive, clinical approaches to the whole geriatric patient, geared specifically to the family practitioner. New topics covered in this edition include behavioral disturbances in dementia, driving and the older adult, clinical practice guidelines in the elderly, ethnicSee more details below

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Now in its Fifth Edition, Reichel's Care of the Elderly continues to provide comprehensive, clinical approaches to the whole geriatric patient, geared specifically to the family practitioner. New topics covered in this edition include behavioral disturbances in dementia, driving and the older adult, clinical practice guidelines in the elderly, ethnic diversity, spiritual aspects of aging, healthcare organizations, Alzheimer's disease, end-of-life care, and aging in adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780683301694
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
854
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition
Acknowledgments
Editorial Board
Reviewers
Contributors
Sect. ICare of the Elderly Patient: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management
1Essential Principles in the Care of the Elderly3
2Multidimensional Assessment of the Older Patient20
3Prevention for Older Persons39
4Clinical Practice Guidelines in Geriatrics50
5Drugs and the Elderly59
6Common Complaints of the Elderly88
7Diagnosis and Management of Heart Disease in the Elderly95
8Hypertension in the Elderly129
9Exercise for Older Patients141
10Stroke Prevention and Management147
11Pulmonary Problems in the Elderly155
12Peripheral Vascular Disease in the Elderly167
13Clinical Geropsychiatry179
14Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse in Older Patients190
15Evaluation and Management of Delirium and Dementia200
16Behavioral Disturbances in Dementia214
17Alzheimer's Disease: Biologic Aspects229
18Aging in Adults With Developmental Disabilities and Severe and Persistent Mental Illness241
19Improving the Quality of Life in Long-Term Care252
20Neurologic Problems in the Elderly260
21Rehabilitation and the Aged274
22Gastrointestinal Disease in the Aged287
23Infections of the Elderly296
24HIV Infection in Older People309
25Nutrition and Aging316
26Lipid Abnormalities in Older People341
27Principles of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance and Renal Disorders in the Older Patient349
28Urologic Problems of the Elderly371
29Urinary Incontinence382
30Geriatric Gynecology392
31Breast Cancer407
32Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Elderly414
33Osteoporosis and Other Metabolic Disorders of the Skeleton in Aging442
34Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Elderly456
35Foot Health for the Elderly479
36The Endocrinology of Aging491
37Diabetes Mellitus in the Elderly Patient503
38Geriatric Dermatology513
39Anemia and Other Hematologic Problems of the Elderly525
40Surgical Principles in the Aged536
41Pressure Ulcers: Practical Considerations in Prevention and Treatment543
42Ocular Disorders of Aging555
43Retinal Disorders of Aging567
44Geriatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems572
45Geriatric Dentistry584
Sect. IICare of the Elderly Patient: Other Considerations
46Ethnic Diversity of the Aged595
47Care of the Elderly in Three Nations609
48Successful Aging: Optimizing Strategies for Primary Care Geriatrics622
49Cell Biology and Physiology of Aging631
50Principles of Cancer Prevention and Cancer Treatment in the Older Person637
51The Elderly and Their Families644
52The Mistreatment of Older Adults652
53Implications of Population Aging for Geriatric Health659
54Health Care Organization and Financing670
55Retirement680
56Evaluation of Competence686
57Community-Based Long-Term Care692
58Institutional Long-Term Care702
59Sexuality718
60Driving and the Older Adult726
61Accidents in the Elderly739
62Acute and Chronic Care of the Elderly: Minimizing Iatrogenic Illness749
63Management of the Dying Patient: Hospice, A Life Force763
64Spiritual Aspects of Aging781
Sect. IIIEthical Issues and the Elderly Patient
65Preventive Ethics in Geriatric Practice789
66Long-Term Care Decision Making803
67Advance Directives813
68Assessing the Values of Elders Toward End-of-Life Care: The Values History826
Index837

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