Elderly Care Medicine

Elderly Care Medicine

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Elderly Care Medicine
Lecture Notes provides all the necessary information, within one short volume, for a sound introduction to the particular characteristics and needs of elderly patients.
Presented in a user-friendly format, combining readability with high-quality illustrations, this eighth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect advances in knowledge on how disease presents in elderly people, and changes in management practice, particularly regarding stroke, dementia, delirium, and cancer.


New for this edition, Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes also features:






More treatment tables and boxes throughout for rapid access and revision



Expansion of material on polypharmacy and prescribing



Discussion of emotional support, counselling and spirituality



Advice for doctors on breaking bad news and end-of-life care



Consideration of ethical and legal issues



A companion website at www.lecturenoteseries.com/elderlycaremed features appendices which can be used as guidelines in a clinical setting, key revision points for each chapter, further reading suggestions, and extended content for specialty training in geriatrics.


Not only is this book a great starting point to support initial teaching on the topic, but it is also easy to dip in and out of for reference or revision at the end of a module, rotation or final exams. Whether you need to develop or refresh your knowledge of geriatrics, Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes presents 'need to know' information for all those involved in treating elderly people.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 168 x 240 x 14mm | 480.81g
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • Hoboken, United States
  • English
  • 8th Edition
  • 0470654546
  • 9780470654545
  • 329,639

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Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes provides all thenecessary information, within one short volume, for a soundintroduction to the particular characteristics and needs of elderlypatients.

Presented in a user-friendly format, combining readabilitywith high-quality illustrations, this eighth edition has beenthoroughly revised to reflect advances in knowledge on how diseasepresents in elderly people, and changes in management practice, particularly regarding stroke, dementia, delirium, and cancer.

New for this edition, Elderly Care Medicine LectureNotes also features:

More treatment tables and boxes throughout for rapid accessand revisionExpansion of material on polypharmacy and prescribingDiscussion of emotional support, counselling andspiritualityAdvice for doctors on breaking bad news and end-of-lifecareConsideration of ethical and legal issues

A companion website at www.lecturenoteseries.com/elderlycaremedfeatures appendices which can be used as guidelines in a clinicalsetting, key revision points for each chapter, further readingsuggestions, and extended content for specialty training ingeriatrics.

Not only is this book a great starting point to support initialteaching on the topic, but it is also easy to dip in and out of forreference or revision at the end of a module, rotation or finalexams. Whether you need to develop or refresh your knowledgeof geriatrics, Elderly Care Medicine Lecture Notes presents'need to know' information for all those involved in treatingelderly people.
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Table of contents

Preface, vi


Abbreviations, vii


1 The world grows old, 1


2 Health and social care for elderly people in the UK, 11


3 Special features of medicine in the elderly, 30


4 Old age psychiatry, 44


5 Falls and immobility, 63


6 Bones, joints and muscles, 77


7 Stroke made simple, 91


8 Other diseases of the nervous system, 105


9 Cardiovascular disorders, 119


10 Respiratory disease, 137


11 Gastrointestinal disease and nutrition, 148


12 Disorders of homeostasis and metabolism, 169


13 Genitourinary disease, 178


14 Blood and bone marrow, 191


15 Eyes, ears, mouth and skin, 203


16 Legal and ethical aspects of medical care of elderly people, 220


17 Palliative care, 231


Index, 241
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About K. Jane Wilson

Claire G. Nicholl is Consultant Physician and Associate Lecturer, Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge


K. Jane Wilson is Consultant Physician and Associate Lecturer, Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
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