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5th Edition

The Care of the Older Person

Edited By

Ronald Caplan

  • Available for pre-order on December 6, 2022. Item will ship after December 27, 2022
ISBN 9781032383170
December 27, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
364 Pages 17 Color & 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The fifth edition of this widely used book by caregivers brings to you updated and revised content, built on the basic understanding that medicine does not work in a vacuum, but rather alongside other disciplines to provide the environment for a healthy and fulfilling long life. Edited by alumni and senior faculty at McGill University, with international contributions, this book advocates the achievement of better, longer, satisfying, and more productive lives for older persons. It is a helpful resource for physicians, professional caregivers, therapists, students, and residents in medical and nursing disciplines, who care for our burgeoning older population and need to know what to look for and when to consult specialists.
Key Features:
1. Follows a uniform structure with many chapters having a hypothetical vignette for instructional purposes and with the clinical chapters detailing the features and diagnosis of given conditions, along with possible management protocols specific to afflicted older individuals.
2. Builds on the success of the previous four editions to provide high-quality content from international experts for physicians and other caregivers in the field.
3. Provides possible management for pressing problems, including the nursing home challenge, pandemics such as COVID, and precision therapy for cancer.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction
Jose A. Morais
2. Caring for the older person
Abraham Fuks
3. Frailty
Sathya Karunananthan and Howard Bergman
4. Physical activity as a countermeasure to frailty
Guy Hajj Boutros and Antony D. Karelis
5. Doctor, my spouse is getting forgetful
Serge Gauthier
6. Update on Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and management
Serge Gauthier
7. Navigating the journey of dementia as a caregiver
Claire Webster
8. How to diagnose and manage delirium
Haibin Yin
9. Why does my patient have gait & balance disorders?
Olivier Beauchet
10. Could my patient be malnourished?
Jose A. Morais
11. Dental care in older persons
Michael Wiseman
12. Eating, drinking and swallowing problems of vulnerable older adults
Heather C. Lambert

13. Architecture and the aging
Julia Gersovitz and Boris Morin-Defoy
14. Are the immunizations of my patient up to date?
Dominique Tessier
15. Management of older patients in the emergency department: this man is old, but is it an emergency?
Cyrille Launay
16. Critical care of the older person
Astrid F. Pilgrim and Michael R. Pinsky
17. COVID-19 in long-term care
Julia Chabot, Philippe Desmarais and Michael Stiffel

18. Arthritis in the older person
Linda Yue, Kevin Yip and Joseph A. Markenson
19. Stroke prevention in the elderly
Liam Durcan
20. Advances in cardiac care for older persons
P. David Myerowitz
21. Could my patient be at risk of orthostatic hypotension?
Eric T. Hedge and Carmelo Mastrandrea
22. The care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in older adults
Bryan Ross and Jean Bourbeau
23. How do I manage my patient with peripheral arterial disease?
Oren K. Steinmetz and Anna Eva Kinio
24. How to manage type 2 diabetes in frail elderly patients
Young-Sang Kim and José A. Morais
25. Hepatobiliary considerations, including cancer
Erica C. Roth, Sunil S Karhadkar and Antonio di Carlo
26. Abdominal organ transplantation in the older person
Antonio di Carlo and Sunil Karhadkar

27. Cancer in older adults
Doreen Wan-Chow-Wah
28. Cancer screening in the older adult
Catalina Hernandez Torres and Tina Hsu
29. Diagnosis and management of bowel cancer
Jessica Holland and Barry L Stein
30. Precision Medicine and Care of the Older Patient
Anne Croudass and Donald White
31. Psycho oncology: living with the fear of death
Norman Straker

32. Incontinence in older adults
Samer Shamout and Lysanne Campeau
33. Sleep disorders in older persons
Shachi Tyagi
34. Polypharmacy and deprescribing in the elderly
Louise Mallet
35. After the menopause
Ronald M. Caplan
36. The senior adult eye
Peter M. Odell
37. Hearing loss and aging
Joseph J. Montano
38. Skin care of the older person: the skin and its associated changes
Aziz Khan and Hao Feng
39. Caring for the older person undergoing plastic surgery
Subhas Gupta and Erin O’Rorke

40. Elder abuse
Mark J. Yaffe
41. Late-life anxiety
Jess Friedland, Paulina Bajsarowicz and Philippe Desmarais
42. An overview of late-life depression
Artin Mahdanian and Silvia Monti De Flores
43. Assessment of decision-making capacity
Catherine Ferrier
44. How can older people be protected?
Randy S. Perskin
45. Financial guidance for seniors
Karen C. Altfest
46. The role of religious belief in the end-of-life care of older persons
A. Mark Clarfield

Medical terms and their meaning: Glossary
Ronald M. Caplan

Bibliography & Supplemental Bibliography

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Dr Ronald M. Caplan is Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an Obstetrician Gynecologist and medical author. He is a founding Editor of The Care of the Older Person, along with distinguished McGill Faculty members Olivier Beauchet,MD; Howard Bergman, MD; Abraham Fuks, MD; Serge Gauthier, MD, Phil Gold, MD and Jose Morais, MD.