May 042017

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 19, 1999: Focus on Psychopharmacologic Interventions in Late Life (Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics)

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Increasingly there will be a demand from clinicians for a better understanding of how to translate research from basic science and clinical trials into meaningful treatment recommendations for late life metal disorders. In this volume the editors have compiled the most cutting-edge research findings on common mental disorders in the elderly.

Section 1 addresses methodological issues and raises critical concerns for researchers in the field, such as how best to design and implement large clinical studies as well as how to translate their finding into practice for mental health providers.

Section II focuses on treatment for specific diseases such as late life depression, substance abuse, and psychosis. Of particular note are chapters behavioral treatments for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease.

For clinicians and researchers in the field of gerontology and geriatrics.

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May 042017

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 22, 2002: Economic Outcomes in Later Life: Public Policy, Health and Cumulative Advantage

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Leading scholars focus on the economics of aging, with a particular emphasis on the economic future of the baby boom generation. Key themes include the influence of early advantages on later-life economic outcomes (the cumulative advantage/cumulative disadvantage hypothesis); the relationship between inequalities in economic status and inequalities in health status and access to health care; and the consequences of societal choices concerning retirement income systems and policies for financing acute and long-term health care. Contributors include Angela O’Rand, Edward Wolf, Edward Whitehouse, and James Smith.

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May 042017

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 29, 2009: Life-Course Perspectives on Late Life Health Inequalities (Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics)

It is increasingly recognized that an individual’s experience of old age is fundamentally influenced by their earlier life experiences. This volume of the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics begins with an overview of the theoretical underpinnings of both the Life Span and the Life Course perspectives on health disparities in aging populations, examining them in the context of a changing structure of society.

This volume focuses on morbidities in general as well as specific morbidities such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, giving special attention to life-time influences on cognition and functional abilities. Finally, this new volume addresses broader policy issues with relation to Life Span and Life Course perspectives on aging.

Key Features:

  • Addresses an important topic of increasing relevance.
  • Addresses the issue of disparities from genes to geography
  • Presents traditional and emerging scientific perspectives”
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May 042017

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 26, 2006: The Crown of Life: Dynamics of the Early Postretirement Period (Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics)

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As the population of retirees between the ages of 65 and 75 continues to grow, professionals, researchers, and educators in all areas of the health care and the business sectors will require more expertise on the latest trends to make better decisions and improve systems.

Contributed by nationally recognized experts, The Crown of Life: Dynamics of the Early Post-Retirement Period presents some of the most important and current decision-making research describing life between the ages of 65 and 75.

Topics cover many aspects and social issues of retirement including:

  • Demographics
  • Functioning and Well-being
  • Aging Black Americans
  • Late Middle Age
  • The Impact of Work
  • Change and Stability
  • Health and Religiousness
  • Social Relations
  • Leisure Activities
  • Male Satisfaction
  • Everyday Life
  • Gay Lives
  • Retirement Community Life

For anyone interested in the key issues and current trends of this growing population, editors Jacquelyn Boone James and Paul Wink provide one of the most important and current expert collections dedicated to the Crown of Life period.

About the Series…

Now celebrating its 26th year, this series of annual reviews, established by Carl Eisdorfer, is designed to encompass the broad spectrum of concerns in aging, including psychology, biology, medicine, sociology, and public policy. The goal is to present reviews of the highest quality and to address those important questions that are salient to all gerontologists.

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May 032017

Geriatric Imaging

In the elderly, the coexistence of various diseases, the presence of involutional and degenerative changes, and the occurrence of both physical and cognitive problems represent “the norm.” It is therefore important to know how to distinguish the healthy elderly from those in need of treatment as a sound basis for avoiding overdiagnosis and overtreatment. This aspect is a central theme in Geriatric Imaging, which covers a wide range of applications of different imaging techniques and clearly explains both the potential and the limitations of diagnostic imaging in geriatric patients. Individual sections are devoted to each major region or system of the body, and a concluding section focuses specifically on interventional procedures. The book, written by recognized experts in the field, is superbly illustrated and will be an ideal resource for geriatricians, radiologists, and trainees.

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May 022017

A History of Ideas About the Prolongation of Life (Springer Series on the Origins of Geriatrics and Gerontology)

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By (author): Gerald Gruman MD PhD

Dr. Gruman’s book examines the quest for longevity and immortality up to the year 1800. He presents multicultural perspectives and attitudes as depicted in Islamic and Chinese societies as well as in Western Civilization. This scholarly work contributes to our understanding of the origins of medicine, personal hygiene and public health as well as the underlying psychological and social determinants of longevity and humanity’s longing for its attainment.

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Apr 252017

Geriatric Rehabilitation: From Bedside to Curbside (Rehabilitation Science in Practice Series)

Geriatric Rehabilitation addresses the fact that this is an age in which individuals have increasing longevity, better health care, education and expectations of health care which present new, increasing and even radical challenges to health care providers.

The care of our older patients in rehabilitation settings demands the broad understanding of the key differences in strategies to care for older adults. The combined skills embraced in rehabilitation and geriatrics are presenting unprecedented opportunities for both fields to make substantive and even ground-breaking improvements in the lives of millions of older adults who entrust their lives to us. Rarely in one’s medical career are such opportunities so evident and achievable.

Geriatric Rehabilitation edited by Dr. K. Rao Poduri, MD. FAAPMR draws on a distinguished group of authors who are the front-line providers of care to the older adults. This book presents the full spectrum of the unique care needs of older patients who need the combined skills of physical medicine and geriatrics. It provides an easily accessible means of acquiring and improving these new skills for all those involved in geriatric care.

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Apr 242017

Oxford Case Histories in Geriatric Medicine

Based around the core curriculum for specialist trainees and consultants, Oxford Case Histories in Geriatric Medicine is a valuable reference and teaching tool which provides an opportunity for case-based learning across a rapidly growing field. This book uses well-structured and concise cases from the Oxford hospitals to comprehensively cover the presentation, management, and treatment of illness in older people alongside relevant social and ethical issues.

Each case comprises a brief clinical history with relevant examination findings and investigation results. Associated questions on the differential diagnosis and aspects of management provide interactive learning material designed to enhance the reader’s diagnostic ability and clinical understanding, along with detailed discussion and suggestions for further reading.

Part of the Oxford Case Histories series, this book will be valuable reading for postgraduate trainees and consultants, and will be an essential resource for those preparing for exit examinations and revalidation. It is also the ideal tool for those who wish to improve their skills in diagnosis and management of a broad range of geriatric disorders.

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Apr 132017

Vascular Disease in Older Adults: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide

This book presents a comprehensive and state-of the-art approach to vascular disease for the geriatric patient, focusing on vascular pathology and interventions but also on perioperative care, anesthetic care, functional outcomes and quality of life, as well as ethical considerations that impact decision making. The book addresses open and endovascular interventions in different vascular beds, as well as preoperative workup and optimization, anesthetic considerations, all aspects and expectations of the postoperative care and recovery and is the only book to include specialize in the intricacies of the care of the geriatric patients, the challenging recovery and neurocognitive changes, and ethical considerations for the end stage geriatric patient or in the setting of postoperative complications. Written by experts in the field, each section addresses patient selection, pre-operative considerations, technical conduct of the most common operations with open or endovascular options, and avoiding complications. A brief review of the existing literature addressing the particular topic follows in each section. 

With its concise yet comprehensive summary of the field, Vascular Disease in Older Adults is the ultimate resource for geriatricians, cardiologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and all physicians of who care for the aging patient with vascular disease.

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Apr 112017

Locomotion and Posture in Older Adults: The Role of Aging and Movement Disorders

This book is an attempt to advance the discussion and improve our understanding about the effects of aging and movement disorders on motor control during walking and postural tasks. Despite these activities are performed daily, there is a high requirement of motor and neural systems in order to perform both tasks efficiently. Both walking and posture require a complex interaction of musculoskeletal and neural systems. However, the mechanisms used to control these tasks, as well as how they are planned and coordinated, are still a question of discussion among health professionals and researchers. In addition, this discussion is more interesting when the effects of aging are included in the context of locomotion and the postural control. The number of older individuals is 841 million in 2015, which is four times higher than the 202 million that lived in 1950. Aging causes many motor, sensorial and neural deficits, which impair locomotion and postural control in the elderly. The severity of this framework is worsened when the aging goes along with a movement disorder, such as Parkinson disease, Chorea, Dystonia, Huntington disease, etc. 

Therefore, the aim of this book is to highlight the influence of different aspects on planning, controlling and performing locomotion and posture tasks. In attempting to improve current knowledge in this field, invited authors present and discuss how environmental, sensorial, motor, cognitive and individual aspects influence the planning and performance of locomotor and postural activities. The major thrust of the book is to address the mechanisms involved in controlling and planning motor action in neurological healthy individuals, as well as in those who suffer from movement disorders or face the effects of aging, indicating the aspects that impair locomotion and postural control. In addition, new technologies, tools and interventions designed to manage the effects of aging and movement disorders are presented in the book.


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