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Gerontology

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  • Managing Pain in the Older Adultby Michaelene P. Jansen

    Springer Publishing Company 2008; US$ 75.00

    Our elderly population is the fastest-growing segment of society, and pain, particularly chronic pain, is one of the most common problems this group faces. In Managing Pain in the Older Adult , Dr. Jansen provides treatment options designed for older adults. Controlling pain can be challenging as the elderly, in addition to the common physiologic changes... more...

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

    Springer Publishing Company 2002; US$ 75.00

    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$ 80.00

    "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...

  • Enriched Care Planning for People with Dementiaby Paul Edwards; Dawn Brooker; Hazel May

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book presents a practical framework for whole person assessment of persons with dementia who are in need of, or already receiving, health and/or social support. The book provides photocopiable assessment forms, guidelines for carrying out assessment, and suggestions for interventions based on the profile that emerges from the assessment. more...

  • Parish Nursingby Harold G Koenig; Sybil Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    Because of shrinking healthcare resources, both human and monetary, parish nurses in the future will be called upon to deal with rising numbers of elderly and the end-of-life issues that accompany aging. Parish Nursing: A Handbook for the New Millennium is a guide to designing programs that can complement a congregation's ministry priorities for senior... more...

  • You Bring Out the Music in Meby D Rosemary Cassano

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.00

    This enlightening book explores how music motivates, enriches, touches, relaxes, and energizes the elderly in nursing homes. The author examines music therapy in gerontology and provides ideas for activities professionals who want to use music in their nursing home activity programs. more...

  • Gerontological Supervisionby Ann Burack Weiss; Frances C. Brennan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    This is a practical and accessible guide for those supervising case managers, personal care providers, and interns working in community services and long-term care of older persons. This updated edition expands its focus by offering the latest ideas and proven "practice wisdom" for handling many of the field?s most common problems. more...

  • Psychosocial Intervention in Long-Term Careby Gary W Hartz; D Michael Splain

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    The responsibility of providing mental health evaluations and treatment to nursing home patients is increasingly falling on the shoulders of social services and nursing staff. Psychosocial Intervention in Long-Term Care provides the advanced techniques you, as a caregiver, need for assessing and intervening with psychosocial and behavioral problems... more...

  • Mental Disorders in Older Adults, Second Editionby Steven H. Zarit; Judy M. Zarit

    Guilford Publications 2011; US$ 44.00

    Illustrated with abundant clinical material, this book provides essential knowledge and skills for effective mental health practice with older adults. It demonstrates how to evaluate and treat frequently encountered clinical problems in this population, including dementias, mood and anxiety disorders, and paranoid symptoms. Strategies are presented... more...

  • Geriatric Neuropsychologyby Deborah K. Attix; Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer

    Guilford Publications 2013; US$ 80.00

    This major clinical reference and text is the first volume to systematically address the entire process of neuropsychological assessment and intervention with older adults. The expert Edited bys and contributors detail the current state of knowledge about frequently encountered conditions ranging from mild cognitive impairment to progressive, stable,... more...