Primary Care Geriatrics: A Case-Based Approach, 5e by Richard J. Ham MD, Philip D. Sloane MD MPH, Gregg A.

By Richard J. Ham MD, Philip D. Sloane MD MPH, Gregg A. Warshaw MD, Marie A. Bernard MD, Ellen Flaherty PhD APRN AGSF

Designed for an individual desirous about treating geriatric sufferers, this new version is still the simplest complete resource for scientific strategies for the tough geriatric inhabitants. within, you will discover a wealth of knowledge at the ideas of geriatric basic care...detailed, case-based techniques to significant geriatric syndromes...and shows of universal stipulations and occasions. what is extra, the fifth variation now comprises evidence-based drugs that is helping you shape a definitive analysis and create the easiest therapies attainable and an advantage CD-ROM containing supplemental materials.

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Primary Care Geriatrics: A Case-Based Approach, 5e

Designed for somebody all for treating geriatric sufferers, this re-creation remains to be the easiest complete resource for scientific options for the hard geriatric inhabitants. within, you can find a wealth of data at the ideas of geriatric basic care. .. special, case-based techniques to significant geriatric syndromes.

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Osteoarthritis, the most common chronic condition in the world, is not a normal aging change. Rather, it is the result of changes in the joints, which can often be relieved and prevented by proper attention to gait and asymmetry and by medical management, including medications, physical therapy, and surgical procedures. Even with all this knowledge, the clinician frequently sees an older person who has been receiving medical care, and yet whose osteoporosis, for example, has never been addressed or even considered, until a crush fracture or a devastating hip fracture draws attention to it.

Preventive actions targeting community-dwelling frail older people will be increasingly important with the growing number of very old and, thereby also frail, people. Traditionally, the aging process, including the development of physical frailty toward the end of life, has been considered to be physiological and inevitable. Recently, it has become evident that stereotypes of aging as an irreversible process of decline and loss are not correct. The overarching goal should be “an increase in years of healthy life with a full range of functional capacity at each stage of life” (Table 2-1).

Despite the fact that views on the treatability of many chronic illnesses are Illness and Aging 27 changing, many individuals still have denial, ignorance, fear, and negativity about aging; this can lead some older persons to tolerate problems believing them to be “normal aging”. The cultural barriers to declaring mental symptoms, such as depression or memory loss, contribute to the underuse of mental health services by older patients and the under-recognition of these common syndromes. Some symptoms are embarrassing “private” issues, like urinary incontinence; since infancy, most people have been trained to regard it as shameful to wet oneself, and yet here is a syndrome that devastates the lives of many, especially women, and not necessarily the elderly alone.

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