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  • Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Practices for Older Adultsby Sue E. Levkoff; Hongtu Chen; Jane E. Fisher; John S. McIntyre

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 55.00

    The first book on implementation of Evidence Based Practices, this book supports the nation-wide effort to improve services for older Americans in response to the expansion of the aging population and the increasing demand for cost-effective geriatric mental health care. It presents the critically needed guidance for behavioral health care providers... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Agingby Richard Schulz; Linda Noelker; Kenneth Rockwood; Richard Sprott

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 395.00

    Since its inception in 1987, Encyclopedia of Aging has proven to be the definitive resource for scholars and students across the burgeoning and increasingly interdisciplinary fields of gerontology and geriatrics. Like its three esteemed predecessors, the fourth edition contains concise, readable explorations of hundreds of terms, concepts, and issues... more...

  • Depression in Later Lifeby Jill Manthorpe; Steve Iliffe

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2005; US$ 27.95

    The authors take a multidisciplinary approach and employ both medical and psycho-social models of depression. The medical model is used to identify symptoms, make diagnoses and work towards optimal treatment. Psycho-social perspectives provide insight into the scale and complexity of the condition and point to its social causes. more...

  • Evaluation in Dementia Careby Anthea Innes; Louise McCabe

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006; US$ 36.95

    The contributors discuss the evaluation of care at different levels and in various settings, particularly long stay care, covering evaluation methods, ethics, use of technology and the user's role in the evaluation process itself. Their contributions are a useful basis for the discussion of future challenges in evaluation of dementia care. more...

  • Social Structuresby K. Warner Schaie

    Springer Publishing Company 2007; US$ 84.00

    Examines the effects of the aging baby boomers in America on health care, migration and immigration and how it can support the tax health care networks, cultural issues regarding access to health care, and changing cultural attitudes towards marriage and family that are affecting the relationships between the elderly and their communities. more...

  • Essentials of Gerontological Nursingby Meredith Wallace

    Springer Publishing Company 2007; US$ 45.00

    Addresses basic competencies by focusing on clinical practice and presenting research-based "best practices" for effective care of older adults in various settings. Designed to fit into a one-semester course, this work provides essential clinical information needed to care for older adults. more...

  • Medical Sociology and Old Ageby Paul Higgs; Ian Rees Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 52.95

    As populations throughout the world grow older, the health of older people becomes more and more important for policy makers and the public alike. This book reflects on how our understanding and experience of health at later ages interacts with social and bio-medical developments more...

  • Care of Arthritis in the Older Adultby Ann Schmidt Luggen; Sue E. Meiner

    Springer Publishing Company 2002; US$ 65.00

    This concise guide provides nurses with the tools to help older adults with arthritis achieve the highest possible quality of life. Practical tips on nursing management, self care, and the importance of exercise are a focus throughout. Part one presents specific arthritic conditions in a uniform format -- epidemiology, clinical features and management,... more...

  • Comforting the Confusedby Stephanie B. Hoffman; Constance A. Platt

    Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 65.00

    "How to comfort? How to help?" are questions often asked by persons providing care to individuals suffering from dementia. According to Hoffman and Platt--a warm smile, gentle touch, and soothing voice tone can help toward improving quality of life. The authors believe caregivers should be encouraged to emphasize non-verbal aspects of their... more...

  • Communication Skills for Working with Eldersby Barbara Dreher

    Springer Publishing Company 2001; US$ 60.00

    "Dr. Dreher's book is a concise and highly readable guide to developing and enhancing one's communication skills for the betterment of the elderly person's quality of life... [It] clearly has a place on the bookshelf of every layman and professional alike who interacts with elderly people.". - Gerontology and Geriatrics Education,... more...