This book will present many of the expected changes caused by normal aging and the Top Ten Geriatric Syndromes elders experience. These syndromes are a cascade of problems in an elder's health and revolve around vision and hearing problems, elimination issues, dizziness, falls, and cognitive impairment including delirium as well as dementia (such as Alzheimer's disease). For these reasons, providing healthcare for older individuals with Geriatric Syndromes can be complicated due to elders' multiple conditions or diagnoses i.e. (hypertension and diabetes and arthritis) and multiple medication usage by many in this age group. In addition to providing a guide to care that is concise and in an easy to utilize format of treatment strategies; the author discusses the differing presentations of illnesses in elders and encourages the utilization of strategies which are age-appropriate. Topics include: Falls, Sleep , Pain, Eating problems, Confusion (dementia/depression) , Incontinence, Anxiety, Living abilities (Activities of Daily Living-ADLs), Skin Integrity Issues and Elimination Issues.
|Edition description:||PESI HEALTHCARE|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Lisa Byrd is a seasoned practitioner and gerontologist with a diverse nursing background that includes extensive work in geriatric advanced practice nursing. Dr. Byrd is currently Director of Clinical and Facility Compliance with Provider Health Services, LLC. In this capacity, she oversees physicians and nurse practitioners working at long term care and skilled nursing facilities in several states.
In addition to speaking nationally on a variety of health care topics, Dr. Byrd is an adjunct professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of South Alabama, teaching courses in the graduate nursing programs. She is also a published author, a section editor for Geriatric Nursing Journal, and a successful business owner.
Dr. Byrd shares her expertise with the Alzheimer's Foundation of America as a member of the credentialing team for the "Excellence in Dementia Care Program," offering facility certification in dementia care.
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