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- 2014 Alzheimer's disease facts and figures includes a special report on women and Alzheimer's disease — Handbook on immunosenescence basic understanding and clinical applications (100)
- Hazzard's Geriatric medicine and gerontology. 6th ed. — World Alzheimer Report 2013 journey of caring : an analysis of long-term care for dementia (73)
- Hazzard's Geriatric medicine and gerontology. 6th ed. 2009AccessMedicineBiology of aging and longevity -- Genetics of age-dependent human disease -- Immunology and aging -- Inflammation and aging -- Demography and epidemiology -- International gerontology -- Psychosocial aspects of aging -- General principles of pharmacology -- Preventive gerontology: strategies for optimizing health across the life span -- Evaluation, management, and decision making with the older patient -- Principles of geriatric assessment -- Mental status and neurological examination in older adults -- Assessment of decisional capacity and competencies -- Principles of screening in older adults -- Health care system -- Transitions -- Acute hospital care -- Emergency department care -- Critical care -- Subacute care -- Nursing facility care -- Community-based long-term care and home care -- Rural aging -- Appropriate approach to prescribing -- Complementary and alernative medicine -- Team care -- Social work -- Self-management of health behavior in geriatric medicine -- Rehabilitation -- Pain management -- Palliative care -- Legal issues -- Spirituality -- Ethical issues -- Perioperative evaluation and management -- Anesthesia -- Surgical outcomes -- Nutrition and aging -- Weight and age: paradoxes and conundrums -- Malnutrition and enteral/parenteral alimentation -- Disorders of swallowing -- Oral cavity -- Assessment and rehabilitation of older adults with low vision -- Age-related changes in the auditory system -- Sex and gender across the human life span -- Menopause and midlife health changes -- Sexuality, sexual function, and the aging woman -- Gynecologic disorders -- Sexuality, sexual function, androgen therapy, and the aging male -- Benign prostate disorders -- Aging and homeostatic regulation -- Frailty -- Delirium -- Falls -- Sleep disorders -- Dizziness -- Syncope -- Pressure ulcers -- Incontinence -- Elder mistreatment -- Cellular and neurochemical aspects of the aging human brain -- Cognitive changes associated with normal and pathological aging -- Psychoactive drug therapy -- Cerebrovascular disease -- Dementia including Alzheimer's disease -- Parkinson's disease and related disorders -- Other neurodegenerative disorders -- Traumatic brain injury -- Epilepsy -- Late-life mood disorders -- Schizophrenia -- General topics in geriatric psychiatry -- Management of agitation in dementia -- Effects of aging on cardiovascular structure and function -- Aging and atherosclerosis -- Coronary heart disease -- Valvular heart disease -- Heart failure -- Cardiac arrhythmias -- Peripheral vascular disease -- Hypertension -- Aging of the respiratory system -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- Diffuse parenchymal lung disease -- Changes in kidney function -- Renal disease -- End-stage renal disease -- Disorders of fluid balance -- Effect of aging on gastrointestinal function -- Hepatic, biliary, and pancreatic disease -- Upper gastrointestinal disorders -- Common large intestinal disorders -- Constipation -- Oncology and aging: general principles -- Breast disease -- Prostate cancer -- Lung cancer -- Gastrointestinal malignancies -- Intracranial neoplasms -- Skin cancer -- Aging of the hematopoietic system -- Anemia -- White cell disorders -- Non-Hodgkin's and Hodgkin's lymphomas and myeloma -- Thrombosis -- Hemorrhagic disorders -- Aging of the endocrine system and selected endocrine disorders -- Thyroid diseases -- Diabetes mellitus -- Dyslipoproteinemia -- Hyperparathyroidism and Paget's disease of bone -- Aging of the muscles and joints -- Biomechanics of mobility -- Exercise: physiologic and functional effects -- Mobility -- Osteoarthritis -- Osteoporosis -- Hip fractures -- Myopathy, polymyalgia rheumatica, and temporal arteritis -- Rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases -- Back pain and spinal stenosis -- Primary considerations in managing the older patient with foot problems -- Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndromes -- Infection in the elderly -- General principles of antimicrobial selection -- Pneumonia -- Urinary tract infections -- Human immunodeficiency virus infection -- Herpes zoster -- Influenza and respiratory syncytial virus.
- Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action provides guidance, examples, and information on processes and timelines for physicians based on the implementation of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was established in 2010. This volume focuses on how geriatricians and other healthcare professionals can be engaged in responding to the roll-out of the ACA in their communities, and through this engagement assume leadership roles in local hospitals, healthcare organizations, and medical societies to advance quality improvement and new models of care for older adults. In-depth chapters provide an update on quality improvement efforts at the state level as well as changes in Medicaid financing and the significant impact this will have for older adults, particularly dual-eligibles. Many elements of the ACA are yet to be rolled out and many healthcare decisions are yet to be made. Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action will guide healthcare decision makers and help them to play a leadership role in advancing quality care for older adults in our changing healthcare environment.
- How to manage pain in the elderly 2010ebraryThe aging of America : the problem of pain in older adults -- Pain assessment in the older patient -- Pain medication management for older adults -- Complementary methods for pain relief -- Acute pain management -- Chronic pain management -- Interventional pain management for older patients -- Palliative care.
- How we die now : Americans aging and dying in the twenty-first century -- The paradox of long-term care : we need it; we fear it -- Transitioning together : living, working, aging, and dying at Winthrop House -- Lessons from the end of life : what workers learn from helping others die -- Mutual interdependency : belonging, recognition, and the rewards of caring for one another.
- Hypertension in the elderly 2005SpringerThe importance of hypertension in the geriatric population / Ray W. Gifford and L. Michael Prisant -- Age-related changes in the cardiovascular system / R. Clinton Webb and Edward W. Inscho -- Aging, arterial stiffness, and systolic hypertension / Joseph L. Izzo -- Pharmacological and pharmacodynamic alterations in the elderly: application to cardiovascular therapies / Domenic A. Sica -- Epidemiology of hypertension in the older patient / William B. Kannel and Peter W. F. Wilson -- Nonpharmacological trials in the older patient / L. Michael Prisant and Dean U. Harrell -- Clinical trials of hypertension in older patient / L. Michael Prisant -- Blood pressure measurement in the older patients with hypertension / Jose Ramiro Arias-Vera and William B. White -- Clinical evaluation of the elderly hypertensive / L. Michael Prisant and Thomas W. Jackson -- Hypertension in the elderly: endocrine causes of secondary hypertension / Carlos M. Isales -- Diagnosis and management of hypertensive renal and renovascular disease in the elderly / Wanpen Vongpatanasin and Ronald G. Victor -- Heart failure in the older hypertensive patient / L. Michael Prisant ... [et al.] -- Management of ischemic heart disease in the older hypertensive patient: evaluation and management / Jan Laws Houghton -- Cerebrovascular disease in the elderly hypertensive / Fenwick T. Nichols, III -- Diuretics and beta-adrenergic blockers in the management of hypertension in the elderly / William C. Cushman -- Assessment of the role ace inhibitors in the elderly / Domenic A. Sica -- Use of angiotensin receptor blockers in the elderly / L. Michael Prisant -- Clinical trials with calcium antagonists in older patients with hypertension / William B. White and Sumeska Thavarajah -- Alpha-adrenoceptor blockers for management of hypertension in the elderly / James L. Pool -- Combination drug therapy in the elderly / L. Michael Prisant and Laura Lyngby Mulloy -- Attitudes regarding hypertension among older african-american adults / Wallace R. Johnson and Elijah Saunders -- Treatment of hypertension in the elderly diabetic patient / James R. Sowers and L. Michael Prisant -- Management of hypertension in older patients with arthritis / Sumeska Thavarajah and William B. White -- The clinician's role in improving therapeutic adherence and blood pressure control in older hypertensive patients / Brent M. Egan and Eni C. Okonofua.
- Immunology of aging 2014SpringerAn Introduction on the old age and aging of the immune system -- The immune system, a marker and modulator of the rate of aging -- Age-associated alterations of pleiotropic stem cell and the therapeutic implication of stem cell therapy in aging -- A role for epigenetic modulation of the innate immune response during aging -- Basophil, eosinophil and neutrophil functions in the elderly -- Dendritic cells and dysregulated immunity in the elderly -- Natural killer cell immunosenescence and cancer in the elderly -- Pattern recognition receptors and aging -- Impact of ageing on T cell repertoire and immunity -- T cell mediated immunity in the immunosenescence process -- Biological and phenotypic alterations of T cells in aging -- T cells seen from the metabolic and aging perspective -- Age-related alterations in regulatory T cells -- Effects of aging on B cells -- The role of MicroRNAs in immunosenescence process -- Immunogenetics of Aging -- Aging immunity and infection -- Influenza infection in the elderly -- Optimising response to vaccination in the elderly -- Nutrition, immunity and aging -- Diet and immunosenescence -- Dietary Intake and impact of zinc supplementation on the immune functions in elderly: nutrigenomic approach -- Physiological and pathological role of reactive oxygen species in the immune cells -- Oxidative stress in aging -- Skin aging and the immune system -- Aging immunity and the impact of physical exercise.
- Immunosenescence 2012Springer
- This book presents the first multi-disciplinary approach to the understanding of immune aging, or immunosenescence; it combines biological data and clinical observations with psychological, social, and behavioral perspectives and is thus a valuable and timely contribution to the literature in this area. Contributors, all eminent scholars in their respective fields, review thoroughly the state of the art in research that examines how psychological and behavioral factors influence the rate and extent of immune system aging.
- Improving care for populations disproportionately affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias 2013The National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and the Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) within the HHS Administration for Community Living (ACL) to establish a task force to create a plan of action to address the needs of specific populations disproportionally affected by Alzheimer's disease. These populations include people with younger-onset dementia, racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. This report summarizes input and recommendations received from a wide variety of stakeholders for consideration by the members of the Federal Interagency Task Force.
- Part I: Population health and well-being -- The aging U.S. population / Steven M. Albert -- The Oral disease burden faced by older adults / Ira B. Lamster and Natalie D. Crawford -- Social disparities in oral health and health care for older adults / Luisa N. Borrell -- Access, place of residence and interdisciplinary opportunities / Janet A. Yellowitz -- Part II: Health and medical considerations -- Movement disorders in dental practice / Nina M. Browner and Steven Frucht -- Cognitive impairment / James M. Noble and Nikolaos Scarmeas -- Musculoskeletal conditions / Jennifer L. Kelsey -- Cardiovascular, cerebrovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus: co-morbidities that affect dental care for the older patient / Neerja Bhardwaj ... [et al.] -- Geriatric pharmacology: principles and implications for oral health / Brian C. Scanlan -- Management of alcohol and tobacco dependence in older adults / David A. Albert -- Part III: Oral health and dental considerations -- Normal oral mucosal, dental, periodontal, and alveolar bone changes associated with aging / Stefanie L. Russell and Jonathan A. Ship -- The relationship between periodontal disease and systemic disease in the elderly / Dana L. Wolf and Panos N. Papapanou -- Caries, tooth loss, and conventional tooth replacement for older patients / Ejvind Budtz-Jørgensen and Frauke Müller -- Implant dentistry as an approach to tooth replacement for older adults / Hans-Peter Weber -- Saliva and the salivary glands in the elderly / Louis Mandel -- Mastication, nutrition, oral health and health in older patients / Angus W.G. Walls -- Orofacial pain and neurological disorders affecting the head and neck / Ali Makki and Susan Roche -- Oral pathology affecting older adults / David J. Zegarelli, Victoria L. Woo, and Angela J. Yoon -- Part IV: Professional recommendations and future needs -- Educating the dental profession / Lynn M. Tepper -- Dental services among elderly Americans: utilization, expenditures, and their determinants / L. Jackson Brown -- Conclusion: interdisciplinary planning to meet the oral health care needs of older adults / Mary E. Northridge and Ira B. Lamster.
- Concepts and principles of infections and aging -- Epidemiology of aging and infectious diseases -- Factors predisposing to infection -- Clinical features of infection -- Role and importance of functional assessment in infections -- Principles of antimicrobial therapy -- Common infections -- Sepsis -- Bronchitis and pneumonia -- Tuberculosis in older adults -- Infective endocarditis -- Intra-abdominal infections -- Infectious diarrhea -- Urinary tract infection -- Bacterial meningitis and brain abscess -- Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis -- Skin and soft tissues infections -- Herpes zoster -- Orofacial and odontogenic infections in the elderly -- Ocular infections -- Otitis externa, otitis media, and sinusitis -- Prosthetic joint infections in elderly patients -- Staphylococcal and enterococcal infections -- Fungal infections -- Viral infections -- Unique infectious disease problems -- Infections in the long-term care setting -- Infection control programs in nursing homes -- Infections in diabetes -- Vaccinations -- Nutrition and infection -- Sexually transmitted diseases -- Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome -- SARS and West Nile virus.
- Inflammation, advancing age and nutrition research and clinical interventions. First edition. [1st ed.] 2014ScienceDirectThe book provides a comprehensive overview to understanding the integrated impact of the concepts of cellular and molecular aspects, models, environmental factors, and lifestyle involved in premature aging. Additionally, it examines how functional food, dietary nutraceuticals or pharmacological compounds can reverse inflammation and premature aging based on personalized medicine. This book is a valuable resource for health professionals, scientists and researchers, nutritionists, health practitioners, students and for all those who wish to broaden their knowledge in the allied field.
- Life-span extension single-cell organisms to man 2009Springer
- Living to 120 and beyond Americans' views on aging, medical advances and radical life extension. 2013The findings suggest that the U.S. public is not particularly worried about the gradual rise in the number of older Americans. Nearly nine-in-ten adults surveyed say that "having more elderly people in the population" is either a good thing for society (41%) or does not make much difference (47%). Just 10% see this trend as a bad thing.
- Longer life and healthy aging 2006SpringerDisability and healthy life expectancy -- Individual healthy aging -- The family and healthy aging -- Community effects on healthy aging.
- Longevity and frailty 2005Springer
- Longevity genes a blueprint for aging 2015SpringerThe release of the complete version of the human genome sequence in 2003 has paved the way for defining gene function and genetic background for phenotypic variation in humans and allowed us to study the aging process in a new light. This new volume results from that research and focuses on the genetic and epigenetic process of aging. While the interpretation of the genome data is still in its initial stages, this new volume looks at the evolving understanding of molecular mechanisms involved in cellular processes, gene function associated with complex traits, epigenetic components involve in gene control and the creation of hypothesis-free genome-wide approaches. Longevity Genes: A Blueprint for Aging explores the genetic and genomic elements that can maintain a long life such as DNA damage mechanisms, epigenetics and the way we can use this knowledge to generate customized treatments. It touches on some of the multidisciplinary approaches as well as genomic-wide association technology used to analyze complex traits. This book describes the hunt for genes affecting complex traits using a high throughput technology, with adequate consideration for the selection of an appropriate population, applications of statistical genetics and computational biology, and most importantly, considering phenotype-genotype association studies. Longevity Genes provides coverage of not only established aspects of genetics and aging, but also new approaches and perceptions in this important area of research.
- Management of breast cancer in older women 2010Springer1. Background and Epidemiology -- Basic Science of Breast Cancer in Older Patients / Irmgard Irminger-Finger -- Tumor Biology and Pathology / Virginie Durbecq and Denis Larsimont Clinical Epidemiology and the Impact of Co-Morbidity on Survival / Adri C. Voogd, Marieke J. Louwman and Jan Willem W. Coebergh -- 2. Special Considerations in the Management of Older Women -- Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment / Margot A. Gosney -- A Practical Mini-Guide to Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment / Siri Rostoft Kristjansson -- Impact of the Physiological Effects of Aging on the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Systemic Breast Cancer Treatment / Paul Hamberg, Maja J. A. de Jonge and Caroline M. Seynaeve -- Impact of Hormone Replacement Therapy on Breast Cancer / Toral Gathani and Valerie Beral -- Experiences of a Multidisciplinary Elderly Breast Cancer Clinic: Using the Right Specialists, in the Same Place, with Time / Anne Stotter, Mohammad Tahir, Robert S. Pretorius and Thompson Robinson -- 3. Therapeutics -- Mammographic Breast Screening in Elderly Women / Lynda Wyld -- Primary Endocrine Therapy for the Treatment of Early Breast Cancer in Older Women / Lynda Wyld and Daniel Hind -- Peroperative Radiotherapy / Roberto Orecchia, Giovanni Battista Ivaldi and Maria Cristina Leonardi -- General and Local Anesthetics / Bernadette Th. Veering -- The Surgical Management of Breast Cancer in Elderly Women / Malcolm W. R. Reed, Lynda Wyld and Riccardo A. Audisio -- Breast Reconstruction / Marcus J. D. Wagstaff, Malcolm W. R. Reed and Christopher M. Caddy -- Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy / Laura Biganzoli -- Adjuvant Chemotherapy / Sumanta Kumar Pal, Nilesh Vora and Arti Hurria -- Adjuvant Radiotherapy / Pierre G. M. Scalliet -- Prevention and Treatment of Skeletal Complications / Matthew C. Winter, Helen L. Neville-Webbe and Robert E. Coleman -- Medical Management of Advanced Disease / Hans P. M. W. Wildiers -- The Use of Chemotherapy in Elderly Cancer Patients: Dose Adjusting, Drug Interactions, and Polypharmacy / Lazzaro Repetto and Claudia Di Bartolomeo -- 4. Psychosocial Considerations -- Delayed Presentation of Breast Cancer in Older Women / Lindsay J. L. Forbes and Amanda J. Ramirez -- Patient Decision Making / Martine Extermann -- Culture, Ethnicity, and Race: Persistent Disparities in Older Women with Breast Cancer / Antonella Surbone and Marjorie Kagawa-Singer -- Supportive, Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Older Breast Cancer Patients / Elaine Cachia, Ruth Broadhurst and Sam H. Ahmedzai.
- Management of cancer in older people v. 1-, 2013-Springerv. 2 Springerv. 3 Springerv. 4 Springer
- Management of cancer in the older patient 2012ScienceDirect2012 ClinicalKeySection 1. Screening/prevention -- section 2. Diagnosis/assessment -- section 3. Treatment -- section 4. Supportive care -- section 5. Rehabilitation/survivorship -- section 6. Special issues.
- Management of colorectal cancers in older people 2013SpringerThe risk of cancer increases with age and the number of older adults seeking treatment is rising dramatically in line with the aging population. The care of older patients differs from that of younger adults because of variation in the biology of the tumor, age-related variation in host physiology, co-morbidity burden and psychosocial issues, which might impact the efficacy and side effects of cancer therapy. Management of Colorectal Cancers in Older People focuses on treatment strategies of colorectal cancers and provides guidance on the issues specific to older patients, spanning background and epidemiology, special considerations in the care of older people, therapeutics, and psychosocial considerations. This book offers a thorough review of current approaches to treating older colorectal cancer patients, detailing the special issues and considerations involved. The discipline-spanning coverage outlines best practice and proposes topics for future research. The third volume in the Management of Cancer in Older People series, this book will be of interest to all surgical oncologists, medical and radiation oncologists, gerontologists, proctologists and other members of the multidisciplinary team involved in the care of elderly colorectal cancer patients.
- Management of hematological cancer in older people 2015SpringerThis book focuses on the management of hematological cancer and provides guidance on the management issues specific to older patients, spanning background and epidemiology, special considerations in the management of older people, therapeutics and psychosocial considerations. Management of Hematological Cancers in Older People aims to provide an up-to-date review of the literature in each of the major areas relating to the management of older hematological cancer patients, and makes recommendations for best practice and future research. The authors come from a broad geographic spread including the UK, mainland Europe and North America to ensure a worldwide relevance. Management of Hematological Cancers in Older People will appeal to surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
- Management of lung cancer in older people 2013SpringerThis book aims to provide an up-to-date review of the literature in each of the major areas relating to the management of older lung cancer patients, and makes recommendations for best practice and future research. The authors come from a broad geographic spread including the UK, mainland Europe and North America to ensure a worldwide relevance.
- Management of urological cancers in older people 2013SpringerThe risk of cancer increases with age and the number of older adults seeking treatment is rising dramatically in line with the aging population. The care of older patients differs from that of younger adults because of variation in the biology of the tumor, age-related variation in host physiology, co-morbidity burden and psychosocial issues, which might impact the efficacy and side effects of cancer therapy.Management of Urological Cancers in Older People focuses on treatment strategies of urological cancers and provides guidance on the issues specific to older patients, spanning background and epidemiology, special considerations in the care of older people, therapeutics, and psychosocial considerations. This book offers a thorough review of current approaches to treating older urological cancer patients, detailing the special issues and considerations involved. The discipline-spanning coverage outlines best practice and proposes topics for future research.This first volume in the Management of Cancer in Older People series will be of interest to all surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, gerontologists, urologists and other members of the multidisciplinary team involved in the care of elderly urological cancer patients.
- Managing renal injury in the elderly patient 2014SpringerAs the number of people aged 65 years and above rises, physicians are increasingly confronted by elderly patients with impaired renal function, altered drug metabolism and multiple comorbidities. This book examines in detail the nature of renal injury in the elderly and its optimal management. A wide range of key topics are covered, including end-stage renal disease, diabetic nephropathy, acute kidney injury, drug metabolism and renal toxicity, dialysis and its complications and the use of renal transplantation. In addition, the assessment of glomerular filtration rate in the elderly and the role of novel renal biomarkers are carefully examined. Quality of life issues, the significance of other age-related medical problems and end of life care are also discussed. This book will be of value not only to nephrologists but also to general practitioners, medical students, intensivists, cardiologists, pharmacologists and those working in related specialties.
- Manual of geriatric anesthesia 2013SpringerThe Manual of Geriatric Anesthesia is a practical guide for physicians, residents, and students interested in the care of the elderly patient undergoing surgery. Although primarily written for anesthesiologists, other perioperative physicians and nurses will also find the information highly valuable. Highlights of the text include concise and clear discussions of preoperative assessment, anesthetic administration, the immediate postoperative care, as well as the more classic 'geriatric' topics such as the hip fracture patient, cataract surgery, postoperative delirium, dementia, ethics and end of life care. Clinical geriatric principles are woven into the text so that the reader can develop skills in geriatrics and develop a broader understanding of terminology and principles used in geriatric medicine.
- Many faces of health, competence and well-being in old age integrating epidemiological, psychological, and social perspectives 2006Springer
- Mechanisms of cardiovascular aging. 1st ed. 2002ScienceDirect
- The role of hormesis in life extension by dietary restriction / E.J. Masoro -- Metabolic reprogramming in dietary restriction / R.M. Anderson, R. Weindruch -- Secrets of the lac operon: glucose hysteresis as a mechanism in dietary restriction, aging, and disease / C.V. Mobbs ... [et al.] -- Effects of dietary restriction on the expression of insulin-signaling-related genes in long-lived mutant mice / A. Bartke ... [et al.] -- Anti-inflammatory mechanisms of dietary restriction in slowing aging processes / T.E. Morgan, A.M. Wong, C.E. Finch -- Dietary restriction in the nematode caenorhabditis elegans / K. Houthoofd ... [et al.] -- Diet restriction in drosophila melanogaster / M. Tatar -- Dietary restriction in aging nonhuman primates / J.A. Mattison ... [et al.] -- Caloric intake and Alzheimer's disease: experimental approaches and therapeutic implications / G.M. Pasinetti ... [et al.] -- Can short-term dietary restriction and fasting have a long-term anticarcinogenic effect? / S. Klebanov.
- Medical decisions, estrogen, and aging 2008Springer
- Medicare 2000, a profile 35 years of improving Americans' health and security. 2003.Internet Archive
- Meeting the needs of older adults with serious illness challenges and opportunities in the age of health care reform 2014SpringerMeeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform provides an introduction to the principles of palliative care, describes current models of delivering palliative care across care settings, and examines opportunities in the setting of healthcare policy reform for palliative care to improve outcomes for patients, families and healthcare institutions. The United States is currently facing a crisis in health care marked by unsustainable spending and quality that is poor relative to international benchmarks. Yet this is also a critical time of opportunity. Because of its focus on quality of care, the Affordable Care Act is poised to expand access to palliative care services for the sickest, most vulnerable, and therefore most costly, 5% of patients- a small group who nonetheless drive about 50% of all healthcare spending. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness, whatever the diagnosis or stage of illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Research has demonstrated palliative care?s positive impact on health care value. Patients (and family caregivers) receiving palliative care experience improved quality of life, better symptom management, lower rates of depression and anxiety, and improved survival. Because patient and family needs are met, crises are prevented, thereby directly reducing need for emergency department and hospital use and their associated costs. An epiphenomenon of better quality of care, the lower costs associated with palliative care have been observed in multiple studies. Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform, a roadmap for effective policy and program design, brings together expert clinicians, researchers and policy leaders, who tackle key areas where real-world policy options to improve access to quality palliative care could have a substantial role in improving value.
- Membrane lipid signaling in aging and age-related disease 2003.ScienceDirect
- Memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia. 2nd edition. 2016ClinicalKeyWhy diagnose and treat memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia? -- Evaluating the patient with memory loss or dementia -- Approach to the patient with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, or dementia -- Alzheimer's disease dementia and mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's disease -- Dementia with Lewy bodies (including Parkinson's disease dementia) -- Vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment -- Primary progressive aphasia and apraxia of speech -- Frontotemporal dementia -- Progressive supranuclear palsy -- Corticobasal degeneration -- Normal pressure hydrocephalus -- Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease -- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- Other disorders that cause memory loss or dementia -- Goals for the treatment of memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia -- Cholinesterase inhibitors -- Memantine (generic and Namenda XR) -- Vitamins, herbs, supplements, and anti-inflammatories for memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia -- Future treatments of memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia -- Non-pharmacological treatment of memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia -- Evaluating the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia -- Caring for and educating the caregiver -- Non-pharmacological treatment of the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia -- Pharmacological treatment of the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia -- Life adjustments for memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia -- Legal and financial issues in memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia -- Special issues in memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia -- Cognitive test and questionnaire forms, instructions, and normative data for evaluating memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia -- Screening for memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia -- Memory dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease and other causes of mild cognitive impairment and dementia.
- Microbiology and aging clinical manifestations 2009Springer
- Neuroimaging in dementia 2011SpringerHow to Use This Book -- Dementia: Clinical Background -- The Toolbox -- Normal Ageing -- Primary Grey Matter Loss -- Vascular Dementia -- Disorders Mainly Affecting White Matter -- Dementias with Associated Brain Swelling.
- Nutrition and aging 2002KargerThe Mitochondrial Genome, Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders / D.A. Cottrell, D.M. Turnbull (Newcastle upon Tyne) -- Effects of Caloric Restriction on Gene Expression / R. Weindruch, T. Kayo, C.-K. Lee, T.A. Prolla (Madison, Wisc.) -- Early Life Effects on Aging / A. Aihie Sayer, C. Cooper (Southampton) -- Impaired Regulation of Energy Intake in Old Age / S.B. Roberts (Boston, Mass.) -- Aging and Body Composition / J.J. Kehayias (Boston, Mass.) -- Insulin Resistance: A Genetic Approach. Overview / M.T. Martinez Larrad, J.L. Gonzalez Sanchez, M. Serrano Rios (Madrid) -- Functional Changes in the Gastrointestinal System / S. Hirsch, M.P. de la Maza (Santiago) -- The Impact of Nutrition on Bone Health: New Concepts / P. Burckhardt (Lausanne) -- Nutrition and Cognition in Older Persons / J.E. Morley (St. Louis, Mo.) -- Known Related Effects of Nutrition on Aging Muscle Function / H. Payette (Sherbrooke) -- Exercise, Sarcopenia, Cognition, and Mood / R. Roubenoff (Boston, Mass.) -- The 2001 Assessment of Nutritional Influences on Risk of Cataract / A. Taylor, M. Hobbs (Boston, Mass.) -- Age-Related Changes in Hydration / M.J. Arnaud (Vittel) -- Nutrition and the Aging Immune Response / 0. Adolfsson, S.N. Meydani (Boston, Mass.) -- Physical Assessment for Aging Prediction / M. Ferry (Valence), B. Lesourd (Clermont-Ferrand), P. Pftizenmeyer (Dijon) -- Rationale for Tests of the Neuropsychiatric Effects of Nutrient Deficiency / M. Folstein, T. Scott (Boston, Mass.).
- Ophthalmology and the ageing society 2013Springer
- Pathology of the aging human nervous system. 2nd ed. 2001MyiLibrary
- Pocket reference to Alzheimer's disease management 2015SpringerThis Pocket Reference offer a multifaceted guide on various aspects of Alzheimerℓ́ℓs disease. This thorough review discusses the challenges of diagnosis, different stages of the disease, testing, and current treatment methods, including pharmacological and nonpharmacological management of cognitive decline and symptoms due to Alzheimerℓ́ℓs disease. The book also has specific chapters on care issues for patients with Alzheimerℓ́ℓs disease, which describes what clinician's and caregivers should expect and how to manage the disease at its various stages. Additionally, the book provides helpful guides, tables, and tips for clinicians and caregivers to help care for the patient and the caregiver themselves.
- Practical guide to the care of the geriatric patient. 3rd ed. 2007ClinicalKey
- Print MaterialGeneral issues in geriatric practice -- Systems of care in geriatric practice -- Prevention/rehabilitation -- Syndromes -- Neuropsychiatric disorders in geriatric practice -- Medical and surgical disorders.
- Pressure Ulcers in the Aging Population: A Guide for Clinicians is a resource primarily aimed at physicians interested in the fundamentals of wound care. This book is written for geriatricians, internists, general practitioners, residents and fellows who treat older patients. Unlike other wound texts on the market, the book addresses the specific issues of wound prevention and management in older individuals.The text emphasizes proper documentation and elements of the team care process. There is up to date information on skin changes at the end of life and the concept of unavoidability.Chapters are written by experts in their fields and include such evolving topics as deep tissue injury and the newer support surface technologies.
- Prevention and treatment of age-related diseases 2006SpringerBiological causes of aging and age-related diseases / Suresh I.S. Rattan -- Immunity, inflammation and infections during aging : the susceptibility to infections in elderly individuals / Miriam Capri, ... [et al.] -- Progress and development in Parkinson disease therapy / Carsten R. Bjarkam and Jens C. Sørensen -- Understanding and treating Alzheimer's disease / Umesh Kumar, Alexander Roland and Stephen A. Burbidge -- Slowing down age-related muscle loss and sarcopenia / P. Noirez and G. Butler-Browne -- Pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of age-related osteoporosis in women / Moustapha Kassem and Kim Brixen -- Arthritis and its treatment / Ashit Syngle -- Recent developments in the treatment of diabetes Type 2 / Jan O. Nehlen -- Age-related cataract : management and prevention / Mayank A. Nanavaty, Abhay R. Vasavada and P.D. Gupta -- Skin aging : pathogenesis, prevention and treatment / Mary S. Jung, Kristen M. Kelly and Jerry L. McCullough -- Aging and periodontal disease / R. Suresh -- Molecular diagnosis of breast cancer / Lise Lotte Hansen -- Prostate disease in the aging male : prevention, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer / Anne R. Simoneau -- Human premature aging diseases : molecular biology to clinical diagnosis / Dai-Di Gan, ... [et al.] -- Protein aggregation in aging and age-related neurodegenerative disorders / Jeffrey N. Keller and Qunxing Ding -- Nutritional deficiency and its modulation in old age / Carlos K.B. Ferrari -- Dietary fats and age-related diseases / Kaustuv Bhattacharya and Suresh I.S. Rattan.
- Prevention of Major Depression: A Global Priority -- The Framework for Prevention -- Social and Behavioral Risk Factors for Late-life Depression -- Prevention of Depression in Medical Conditions -- Vascular Depression and the Role of Neuroimaging and Biomarkers -- Measurement and Assessment in Late-life Depression -- Applications I: Indicated Prevention -- Applications II: Selective and Universal Prevention of Late-life Depression -- Health Policy and Economic Aspects of Late-life Depression Prevention -- Depression among Blacks during Late Life: Examining Within Group Variations -- Global Priorities and Possibilities.
- Primer of geriatric urology 2013SpringerPrimer of Geriatric Urology provides a review of the demographics of our aging urologic population and their unique needs. Chapters review alterations that must be considered in the initial evaluation of the aging patient, and follow with practical suggestions for development of the management plan, whether by counseling, medication, invasive procedure or foregoing procedures. Complications, especially likely in the elderly, are also discussed. The volume also provides a review of the use of necessary adjunctive services such as home care or hospice in the context of Medicare in the USA. An important chapter provides hints on urology practice in a nursing home. The volume concludes with analysis of specific geriatric entities seen in urology practice. Primer of Geriatric Urology will be of great value to urologists, residents, fellows and allied health professionals including physician's assistants and nurse practitioners who treat urologic patients. Additionally, this book will also be of interest to primary care providers who treat elderly patients with urologic problems.
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- Overview of Sarcopenia -- Muscle wasting in cancer and ageing: cachexia versus sarcopenia -- Age-related remodeling of neuromuscular junctions -- Aging related changes motor unit structure and function -- Excitation-contraction coupling regulation in aging skeletal muscle -- Alterations in mitochondria and their impact in aging skeletal muscle -- Skeletal muscle collagen: age, injury and disease -- Nuclear apoptosis and sarcopenia -- Age-related changes in the molecular regulation of skeletal muscle mass -- Genetic variation and skeletal muscle traits: implications for sarcopenia -- Proteomic and biochemical profiling of aged skeletal muscle -- Exercise and nutritional interventions to combat age-related muscle loss -- Reactive oxygen species generation and skeletal muscle wasting, implications for sarcopenia -- Exercise as a countermeasure for sarcopenia -- Role of contraction-induced injury in age-related muscle wasting and weakness -- Role of IGF-1 in age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and function -- Role of myostatin in skeletal muscle growth and development: implications for sarcopenia -- Role of beta-adrenergic signalling in skeletal muscle wasting: implications for sarcopenia -- Index.
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