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Gerontology

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  • A Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementiaby Albert Jewell

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003; US$ 36.95

    This sensitive and informative book provides guidelines for pastoral visits to people with dementia, showing how to empathise with and support individuals during a visit. Emphasising the importance of retaining dignity and freedom of choice, it also presents practical advice and provides frameworks for leading worship for those with dementia. 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...

  • The Management of Pain in Older Peopleby Patricia Schofield

    Wiley 2007; US$ 65.99

    This book will enable readers to understand the principles underpinning the management of pain which a particular emphasis upon the care of the older adult. The chapters will explore concepts that are recognised to be involved in the pain experience but each author will then add their own unique perspective by applying the principles to their specialist... 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...

  • Communication Skills for Working with Eldersby Barbara Dreher

    Springer Publishing Company 2001; US$ 69.00

    "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...

  • 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...