Medical Problems in Women over 70: When Normative Treatment Plans do not Apply, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Medical Problems in Women over 70

When Normative Treatment Plans do not Apply, 1st Edition

Edited by Margaret Rees, Louis Keith

CRC Press

256 pages

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Care of the older patient is characterized by increasing incidence of chronic and acute diseases, with many patients suffering from several conditions simultaneously. The susceptibility to disease increases not only because of physiological factors relating to the aging process, but also due to changes in lifestyle, such as decreased mobility. Issu

Table of Contents

Section 1: Epidemiology and scope of problem 1. Worldwide population changes 2. New social structures (divorce, widowhood, rural and urban) 3. Mortality and climate change Section 2: Conditions affecting the elderly (Pathology, impact on daily living, investigations, contribution to ill health management strategies) 4. Balance, falls and mortality 5. Vision 6. Audition 7. Dementia 8. Depression and mood changes (care at home, in residential care, hospital, drug/ECT/cognitive therapy) 9. Dentition 10. Continence 11. Sex (couple and single-sex relationships, heterosexual and same-sex, at home, living alone, residential care) 12. Sleep disorders Section 3: Managing the problem 13. Setting up a one-step gerontology service 14. Investigations BP, BMI, Hb, biochemistry,immunology (what are the normative values, what does the physician need to ask?) 15. Diet and micronutrients: living alone and residential care 16. Polypharmacy getting prescriptions, compliance, drug interactions, drug metabolism changes with age 17. Alternative and complementary therapies 18. Designing living places independent and residential 19. Palliative care: location, chemotherapy, analgesia 20. Caring for carers: professional and non-professional Index & Bibliographies

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics