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
Section II Geriatric Syndromes
Chapter 7 Frailty
Chapter 8 Delirium
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
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
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.