1st Edition

Geriatric Rehabilitation From Bedside to Curbside

Edited By K. Rao Poduri Copyright 2017
    712 Pages
    by CRC Press

    712 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.





    Geriatric Rehabilitation: Introduction


    Section I Basics of Aging

    Chapter 1 Demographics, Biology, and Physiology

    K. Rao Poduri

    Chapter 2 Geriatric Assessment and the Physical Examination of the Older Adult

    Bilal Ahmed and Yvonne J. Braver

    Chapter 3 Psychosocial Assessment

    Jennifer Anne Fleeman

    Chapter 4 Functional Assessment and Measures

    Deepthi S. Saxena

    Chapter 5 Pharmacology in Geriatric Rehabilitation

    Kristin Meyer, Tina Thornhill, and Lindsey Garner

    Chapter 6 Exercise in the Older Adult

    Susan Garstang

    Section II Geriatric Syndromes

    Chapter 7 Frailty

    Egan Allen

    Chapter 8 Delirium

    Corey Romesser

    Chapter 9 Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults

    Nicole Strong, Sara Z. Salim, Jean L. Nickels, and K. Rao Poduri

    Chapter 10 Falls and Gait Impairment

    Kristen Thornton and Thomas V. Caprio

    Chapter 11 Pressure Ulcers in Older Adults

    Huma Naqvi

    Chapter 12 Pain and Its Management in Older Adults

    Annie Philip, Diya Goorah, and Rajbala Thakur

    Chapter 13 Polypharmacy and Rational Prescribing: Finding the "Golden Mean" for the "Silver Tsunami"

    Mikhail Zhukalin, Christopher J. Williams, Michael Reed, and Dale C. Strasser

    Chapter 14 Sleep Disorders in Older Adults

    Armando Miciano and David Berbrayer

    Section III Systemic Disorders in Geriatric Rehabilitation

    Chapter 15 Dysphagia in Older Adults and Its Management

    Sandhya Seshadri

    Chapter 16 Vision Impairment and Its Management in Older Adults

    Rajeev S. Ramchandran, Holly B. Hindman, and Si


    K. Rao. Poduri, M.D.,FAAPMR is Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, in Rochester, NY.