The Geriatric Patient: Common Problems and Approaches to Rehabilitation Management, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Geriatric Patient

Common Problems and Approaches to Rehabilitation Management, 1st Edition

By Susan S Rose, Eleanor F Branch


105 pages

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Hardback: 9780866568753
pub: 1989-03-16
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Plan realistic and effective treatments for your elderly patients with a more thorough understanding of their needs and the ailments that commonly afflict them. The compelling presence of geriatric patients in occupational therapy practice has led professionals from a wide variety of health care specialties to address some of the conditions more commonly encountered in clinical practice. The Geriatric Patient is an enlightening volume that highlights assessment and treatment techniques for mental and physical ailments and explores typical attitudes held toward aged people and aging by health care professionals that can have serious implications for the care provided to elderly persons. A number of practical topics are discussed--the assessment of nutritional status and needs of geriatric patients; the care of patients suffering from a variety of physical and mental ailments, such as osteoporosis, herpes zoster, balance problems, and Alzheimer’s disease; and general approaches to the care of the aging patient.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Is Aged a Four Letter Word to Physical Therapists?
  • The ABC’s of Nutritional Assessment in Older Adults
  • Current Concepts in the Pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Support Systems: Meeting the Needs of Patients and Family Caregivers Coping With Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Determinants of Bone Loss in Aging Women
  • A Biomechanical and Neurological Assessment of Balance Deficits Following Cerebrovascular Insult and Implications for Treatment
  • Herpes Zoster and Physical Therapy

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Occupational Therapy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology