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  • Schmerz im Alterby Dagmar Dräger; Franziska Könner; Andrea Budnick; Reinhold Kreutz; Andreas Kopf; Adelheid Kuhlmey; Wolfgang Renteln-Kruse

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 42.00

    Pain represents a significant health problem in older individuals. This volume presents the current state of knowledge about the medical, nursing, and therapeutic treatment of pain based upon findings from the Pain and Autonomy in the Nursing Home (PAIN) research project conducted by the Berlin-based research network Autonomy Despite Multi-Morbidity... more...

  • Personality Disorders in Older Adultsby Erlene Rosowsky; Robert C. Abrams; Richard A. Zweig

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    As the average age of the population rises, mental health professionals have become increasingly aware of the critical importance of personality in mediating successful adaptation in later life. Personality disorders were once thought to "age out," and accordingly to have an inconsequential impact on the lives of the elderly. But recent clinical experience... more...

  • Old Age In Europeby Kathrin Komp; Marja Aartsen

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.95

    Europe currently is the oldest continent in the world and its population is still ageing. This demographic shift affects society, economy, and welfare states. Scholars from various disciplines and the public noted this development and wonder what effects it may have, but lack adequate information. They call for explanations that are concise and easily... more...

  • Youth Prolongedby Robert Weale

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 32.00

    What exactly is human ageing? Can it be slowed down? These questions have puzzled scientists and laymen alike for generations, and continue to do so today. The author addresses these thought-provoking issues by challenging pre-conceived notions of age-perception, age-acceptance and inter-age relations. Pertinent matters of age-related communication... more...

  • Geriatric Imagingby Giuseppe Guglielmi; Wilfred C. G. Peh; Ali Guermazi

    Springer 2013; US$ 279.00

    In the elderly, the coexistence of various diseases, the presence of involutional and degenerative changes, and the occurrence of both physical and cognitive problems represent "the norm." It is therefore important to know how to distinguish the healthy elderly from those in need of treatment as a sound basis for avoiding overdiagnosis and... more...

  • Drugs and the Older Populationby Peter Crome; Gary Ford

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 214.00

    This book is designed for all those with a scientific interest in drug treatment and the older population. The authors have all been chosen for their expertise in the field and have been drawn from both sides of the Atlantic and South Africa. The contents fall into two parts — general principles of drug use as they apply to the elderly, and... more...

  • Ophthalmology and the Ageing Societyby Hendrik P.N. Scholl; Robert W. Massof; Sheila West

    Springer 2013; US$ 189.00

    The ageing of the world’s population is one of the major achievements of modern society. By 2050, an estimated 2 billion people will be aged 60 years or over. However, ageing poses major challenges and this is especially true for the field of ophthalmology, given that the major eye diseases - age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract... more...

  • Treatment and Management of Cancer in the Elderlyby Hyman B. Muss; Carrie P. Hunter; Karen A. Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 199.95

    Building upon the strengths of the popular reference, Cancer in the Elderly, this guide outlines novel approaches in the identification and management of cancer in geriatric populations by world-renowned experts on the topic. Presenting new trends and strategies in surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, this source presents a multidisciplinary... more...

  • Geriatrische Notfallversorgungby Georg Pinter; Rudolf Likar; Walter Schippinger; Herbert Janig; Olivia Kada; Karl Cernic

    Springer 2013; US$ 69.99

    Aufgrund der demographischen und ökonomischen Entwicklung erlangt die Behandlung geriatrischer Patienten steigende Bedeutung. Am Beispiel der Zentralen Notfallaufnahme am Klinikum Klagenfurt wird ein Modell für eine spezifische geriatrische Notfallversorgung präsentiert, die hochbetagten multimorbiden Patienten gerecht wird. Das Buch spannt den Bogen... more...

  • Generational Intelligenceby Simon Biggs; Ariela Lowenstein

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    This book examines intergenerational relations, presenting the innovative notion of 'Generational Intelligence'. It develops a pathway for reflecting on generational issues and increasing awareness about one?s position in the life course, that of other generations, and the influence of familial, social and historical factors in the situations one... more...