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1st Edition

Geriatric Rehabilitation
From Bedside to Curbside

Edited By

K. Rao Poduri

ISBN 9780367868802
Published December 13, 2019 by CRC Press
712 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents





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

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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.