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  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Older Adultsby Elizabeth R. MacKenzie; M.D. Rakel Birgit

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 60.00

    This new and up-to-the-minute compendium of reliable and authoritative information on complementary and alternative therapies seeks to provide information that older adults may use as they seek to improve their health and quality of life. Covering dietary means; physical, mental, and spiritual methods of treatment; and various types of therapies, this... more...

  • Geropsychological Interventions in Long-Term Careby Lee Hyer; Robert C. Intrieri

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 89.00

    By applying the Selective Optimization with Compensation (SOC) model to various care settings, the editors are able to examine current LTC practices and existing psychosocial issues confronting older LTC patients; either support or challenge them; and offer suggestions and strategies, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, for improving the LTC system... more...

  • The Aging Networkby Donald E. Gelfand

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 45.00

    Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Reference for professionals on services for the elderly. Focuses on new programs, especially those mandated by the Older Americans Act. Lists federal, state, and local programs that can locate transportation, legal assistance, employment, income maintenance, and volunteer programs. Previous edition: c1993. Softcover,... more...

  • Health Promotion and Agingby David Haber

    Springer Publishing Company 2007; US$ 72.00

    Based on the premise that every health professional should be a health educator, this book contains model programs, questions for discussion at the end of each chapter, checklists, a health/contract calendar, assessment tools, resource lists, and illustrations. more...

  • Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocol for Best Practiceby Elizabeth A. Capezuti; DeAnne Zwicker; Mathy Mezey

    Springer Publishing Company 2007; US$ 75.00

    This is the third edition of the book formerly entitled Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice. The original project grew from the efforts of these authors and editors, national leaders in geriatric nursing, and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, to improve the quality, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of health... more...

  • Restraint-Free Careby Neville Strumpf; Joanne Robinson; Joan Wagner; Lois K. Evans

    Springer Publishing Company 1998; US$ 80.00

    This book is designed to help clinicians, administrators, students, and families attain the goal of restraint-free care of the elderly. Written by leading experts in the field, the book contains specific strategies for understanding behavior, making constructive changes in the individual's environment, and managing the risk of falls and interference... more...

  • Successful Aging Through the Life Spanby May L. Wykle; Peter J. Whitehouse; Diana L. Morris

    Springer Publishing Company 2004; US$ 79.00

    This book explores concepts and practices for productive aging: What factors contribute to successful aging? What is the role of exercise and nutrition? What is the role of children and adults in interaction with elders?. The chapters identify the best practices for successful aging, examine trends in intergenerational caregiving, and define roles... more...

  • Physical Change and Agingby Sue Saxon; Mary Jean Etten

    Springer Publishing Company 2002; US$ 55.00

    The physical changes and the common pathologies associated with aging are discussed, along with the psychological and social implications of such changes. The guide is for nurses, gerontologists, social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists and others in the helping professions. Originally published by The Tiresias Press, Inc. more...

  • Prostate Cancerby Meredith Wallace; Lorrie Powel

    Springer Publishing Company 2002; US$ 85.00

    Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in American adult males. The content of this book, developed by clinical nurse experts, provides information on the state-of-the-art care of men with prostate cancer. Readers will gain a thorough understanding of symptoms, diagnostic methods, treatment options, and psychosocial effects of this disease.... more...

  • The Art of Living Longby Louis Cornaro

    Springer Publishing Company 2005; US$ 79.00

    Sixteenth century Venetian Ambassador and Renaissance Christian Luigi Cornaro was celebrated in his time for his stance on dietary self-restraint, moderate living, and living to the age of 103. For these hundred of years his classic book has survived as a renowned text on longevity and an inspiring treatise on the path of temperance that the author... more...