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Reichel's Care of the Elderly


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Part I. General Approach to Care of the Elderly: 1. Essential principles in care of the elderly; 2. The biology of aging; 3. Comprehensive geriatric assessment; 4. Prevention and screening; 5. Appropriate use of medications in the elderly; 6. Healthy aging: exercise and nutrition as medicine for older adults; Part II. Geriatric Syndromes: 7. Frailty; 8. Gait impairment and falls; 9. Evaluation and management of dizziness; 10. Evaluation and management of dementia; 11. Recognition, management and prevention of delirium; Part III. Care of the Elderly by Organ System: 12. Diagnosis and management of heart disease in the elderly; 13. Hypertension in the elderly; 14. Peripheral artery disease in the elderly; 15. Neurologic problems in the elderly; 16. Prevention, diagnosis and management of stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) in the elderly; 17. Movement disorders in the elderly; 18. Sleep disorders in the elderly; 19. Clinical geropsychiatry; 20. Unhealthy substance use in older adults; 21. Pulmonary issues in the elderly; 22. Gastrointestinal disease in the elderly; 23. Serious infections in the elderly; 24. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the elderly; 25. Renal disorders in the elderly; 26. Urological issues in older adults; 27. Urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence; 28. Gynecologic issues in the elderly; 29. Endocrine disorders in the elderly; 30. Diabetes mellitus in the older adult; 31. Lipid management in older patients; 32. Osteoporosis and other metabolic bone disorders; 33. Common rheumatologic diseases in the elderly; 34. Musculoskeletal injuries in the elderly; 35. Dermatologic conditions in the elderly; 36. Pressure ulcers: practical considerations in prevention and treatment; 37. Anemia and other hematological problems in the elderly; 38. Cancer in the elderly; 39. Eye problems of the aged; 40. Geriatric otolaryngology; 41. Dental care for the elderly patient; 42. Foot health in the elderly; Part IV. Principles of Care for the Elderly: 43. Surgical care of the elderly; 44. Rehabilitation in the elderly; 45. Geriatric sexuality; 46. Aging in adults with intellectual disabilities and severe and persistent mental illness; 47. Community-based long-term care; 48. Post-acute care and institutional long-term care; 49. Palliative and end-of-life care; 50. The mistreatment of older adults; 51. Driving and the older adult; 52. Integrative medicine in the care of the elderly; 53. Implications of an aging society; 54. Retirement: a contemporary perspective; 55. Cultural competence and health literacy; 56. Caregiving; 57. Performance improvement in a changing health care system; 58. Health care organization and financing; 59. Advance care planning: using values and orders in end-of-life care; 60. Ethical decision-making in the care of the elderly.

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A clinical guide for all health specialists needing practical, relevant and comprehensive information on managing the elderly patient.

About the Author

Dr Jan Busby-Whitehead is Professor and Chief in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, and Director of the Center for Aging and Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr Christine Arenson is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University and Co-Director, Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education, Thomas Jefferson University. Dr Samuel C. Durso is Mason F. Lord Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr Daniel Swagerty is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Associate Director of the Landon Center on Aging at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr Laura Mosqueda is Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics (Clinical Scholar) and Associate Dean of Primary Care at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Dr Maria Fiatarone Singh is John Sutton Chair of Exercise and Sports Science and Professor of Medicine at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. Dr William Reichel is Affiliated Scholar at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center.

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