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Transcultural Geriatrics
Caring for the Elderly of Indo-Asian Origin




ISBN 9781857757453
Published April 29, 2000 by CRC Press
384 Pages

 
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Includes colour illustrations This practical reference draws together the combined expertise of a wide range of health professionals in managing this condition. Their work is soundly based on recent research into its pathology manifestations and treatment to develop appropriate management strategies. Part of the value in this book lies in its reference to patient perspectives and how they can contribute to the most effective care.

Table of Contents

Trans-cultural gerontology and the Indo-Asians. Ageing in the developed world. Definition of old age. The future. Historical perspective of immigration: the Indo-Asians abroad. Who are the 'Indo-Asians'? Indo-Asian ethnic groups in the UK. Geographical background. Diet and food. Lifestyle changes. Psychiatric problems in Indo-Asians. Religion and country. Ayurvedic medicine. Tibb-i-Unnani. Homeopathy. Indo-Asian elders and alternative medicine. Organisations and contacts.

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