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Gerontology

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  • 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...

  • Care of Gastrointestinal Problems in the Older Adultby Sue E. Meiner

    Springer Publishing Company 2004; US$ 89.00

    This book provides nurses with practical information on the most frequently encountered gastrointestinal disorders and problems found in the elderly - from constipation, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis to cancers of the GI tract. It was developed to provide greater depth of information than can be found in general nursing textbooks, and to tailor this... 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...

  • Assisted Living Nursingby Dr. Barbara Resnick; Dr. Ethel Mitty

    Springer Publishing Company 2009; US$ 89.00

    "This book, written by and for nurses across the spectrum of nurse providers (advanced practice nurses, delegating nurses, and the direct care workforce), covers all aspects of management as well as the many common clinical problems and syndromes we encounter among older adults. Further, this book proposes wonderful assessment and intervention... more...

  • Physical Change and Agingby Sue V. Saxon; Mary Jean Etten; Elizabeth A. Perkins

    Springer Publishing Company 2009; US$ 70.00

    This book focuses primarily on physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process, and also considers the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults. Presented in a detailed, accurate, and readable format, the fifth edition is geared towards older adults as well as their caretakers. The... more...

  • Health Promotion and Agingby David Haber

    Springer Publishing Company 2010; US$ 90.00

    This fifth edition of Health Promotion and Aging has been substantially revised and updated with multiple new sub-sections, topics, and terms in each chapter. This book presents a wide scope of cutting-edge topics including gay aging, Jewish aging, social networking, brain games, the Obama administration's health care reform, mental health parity,... more...

  • Behavior Analysis and Therapy in Nursing Homesby Duane Lundervold; Lewis Lewin

    Charles C Thomas 1992; US$ 40.95

    Research and clinical outcomes have shown that applied behavior analysis can be a very positive force in the development of new models of nursing home care. In addition, "behavioral" approaches to the treatment of behavior problems in nursing homes are typically well received by nurses, physicians and families. Because these approaches to... more...

  • Providing Good Care at Night for Older Peopleby Diana Kerr; Heather Wilkinson

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 32.95

    This book provides night staff, their managers and anyone else with an interest in care homes with the information and practical skills they need to deliver appropriate care at night. The authors look at nutrition and hydration, continence, challenging behaviour, medication, night time checking, pain management and end of life care. more...