Healthcare for an Ageing Population focuses on the conditions and health challenges likely to be encountered in persons of 45 and older. It provides a comprehensive management approach that draws on conventional and complementary medicine and offers patient information sheets that can be readily distributed to the patient by busy practitioners. The book is divided into two sections. The first section looks at the ageing process and explores the repercussions of advancing age on the quality of life. It looks at how reduced reserves can lead to various dysfunctions that potentially compromise well-being in old age. The emphasis moves to advice on how to reduce both risk of disease and its complications. Presented in a user-friendly style with clinical scenarios, points to ponder and clinical challenges, this book is evidence based and targets the most important problems and challenges of ageing.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : SECTION 1 THE AGING PROCESS 1. Delaying aging: the free radical hypothesis 2. Managing stress: a longevity strategy? 3. Medication: a two-edged sword 4. Functional decline: triggering social isolation 5. Falls: reducing the risk 6. Menopause: meeting the challenge 7. Insomnia: reality or perception? 8. Osteoporosis: skeletal failure 9. Wavering immunity 10. Fatigue: faltering energy 11. Pain: retirement's killjoy SECTION 2 PATHOLOGIES PREVALENT IN OLD AGE 12. Obesity 13. Osteoarthritis 14. Diabetes mellitus 15. Hypertension 16. Coronary heart disease 17. Leg ulcers 18. Depression 19. Dementia 20. Prostate disease 21. Gastro-intestinal problems 22. Chronic pulmonary disease 23. Cancer
- Data Publicarii : 04 Dec 2006
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 344
- ISBN : 9780443103278