This new edition of the highly acclaimed Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine provides an account of the fundamental changes associated with ageing, which are essential to our understanding and management of the elderly sick population. With the addition of 27 new chapters and the increase and reorganization of a number of clinical chapters, numerous new and important areas of geriatric medicine are covered.
New topics featured include:
- Demography of ageing.
- The older driver.
- Smoking in old age.
- Diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology.
- Pharmacology and therapeutics.
- Disorders of the stomach and duodenum.
- Pulmonary rehabilitation.
- Clinical aspects of Alzheimer's Disease.
- Education in geriatric medicine.
- Clinical audit and health care.
- Ethical issues.
The focus of this new edition is not simply on the management of disease but also the maintenance of health in the elderly. Greater coverage is given to topics such as health economics, medical audit, preventative medicine and delivery of care. Written by experts of international repute, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive single reference source currently available.
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About the Author
Alan Sinclair is a Professor of Medicine in the Section of Geriatric Medicine University of Warwick, UK.
John E. Morley is Dammert Professor of Gerontology in Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, USA.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
Immunity and Ageing.
Physiology of Ageing.
The Psychology of Ageing.
AGEING AND SOCIETY.
The Demography of Ageing.
Social and Community Aspects of Ageing.
MEDICINE IN OLD AGE.
Alcohol in Old Age.
The Older Driver.
Definition and Aims.
Disorders of the Stomach.
Ageing in the CNS.
Basal Ganglia Disorders.
Exercise and Ageing.
Control and Pain.
Disorders of the Eye.
Gait, Balance and Falls.
The Bladder and the Urethra.
Management of the Dying Patients.
Long Term Care.
Ageing in Developing Countries.