Category: Geriatrics

  • Ageing Well: Nutrition, Health, and Social Interventions by Alan D. Dangour, Emily M. D. Grundy, Astrid E. Fletcher

    By Alan D. Dangour, Emily M. D. Grundy, Astrid E. Fletcher

    Many present public health and wellbeing activities and regulations geared toward older humans revolve round the usually triumphing view that failing overall healthiness is a final result of growing old. it truly is now transparent that it's attainable to delay or perhaps hinder a lot of the age-related decline in health and wellbeing that used to be idea inevitable. destiny rules needs to know this altering paradigm, and, utilizing a multi-disciplinary procedure, combine totally the altering wishes of older humans into all components of public coverage together with future health, meals, social aid, housing, and financial defense. Derived from the forty seventh Annual Symposium of the Society for the learn of Human Biology in November 2005, growing old good: foodstuff, future health, and Social Interventions highlights very important health and wellbeing and social components affecting caliber of lifestyles in older age, and experiences attainable interventions geared toward the prevention or amelioration of difficulties that decrease the possibility of getting older good. masking a variety of themes, participants tackle the dietary vulnerability and particular dietary wishes of older adults and ensure the need of applicable nutrition and workout so that it will retain either actual and cognitive overall healthiness. memory, social interplay and help are highlighted as an important for the upkeep of id, future health and emotional healthiness. different chapters are inquisitive about socio-economic adjustments within the quantity of age-related alterations in health and wellbeing, ensuing relatively from bad caliber housing and absence of relatives aid networks. The e-book comprises an exam of the industrial outcomes for well-being care platforms and pension schemes of growing older populations, offers perception into the technique of comparing the cost-effectiveness of interventions, and descriptions how the minimal expense of fit residing for the sixty five+ inhabitants may be expected. Bringing jointly the very most modern details on profitable getting older, growing old good: foodstuff, overall healthiness, and Social Interventions offers an updated synthesis of the present facts of food, public healthiness and social interventions aiming to make sure well-being and quality of existence in older age.
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  • Leistungsbalance für Leitende Ärzte: Selbstmanagement, by Jens Hollmann, Angela Geissler

    By Jens Hollmann, Angela Geissler

    Perspektiven für Gestalter!

    Wenn wir davon ausgehen müssen, dass die wachsenden Anforderungen an Leitende Ärzte und die Arbeitsverdichtung erst den Beginn eines Zyklus markieren und keineswegs sein Ende, wird deutlich, dass es Werkzeuge und Techniken braucht, um die verantwortungsvolle place auch in Zukunft erfolgreich gestalten zu können. Drei Aspekte sind besonders relevant.

    Standortbestimmung Klinik
    - Stressoren am Arbeitsplatz
    - Die Stanford-Formel

    Standortbestimmung Arzt
    Der Präsentismus-Faktor
    - Die Gratifikationskrise
    - Typologien des Erfolgs

    Ressourcen zur Leistungsbalance
    - Zeit- und Selbstmanagement
    - Mentale Strategien für Stress-Resistenz
    - Denk- und Handlungsmuster erkennen und positiv transformieren
    - Techniken für eine wirksame Selbstregulation

    - Selbst-Tests
    - Interviews: Chefärzte eröffnen Perspektiven für die Leistungsbalance

    „Dieses Buch hilft mit einem innovativen Ansatz ärztlichen Führungskräften, sich neue Perspektiven zu erschließen!“
    Dr. med. Jörg Ansorg, Hauptgeschäftsführer des Berufsverbandes Deutscher Chirurgen

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  • Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry (Concise Guides) by James E. Spar and Asenath La Rue

    By James E. Spar and Asenath La Rue

    Simply because restricted education in geriatric psychiatry has tended to provide inadequate awareness to psychological well-being deal with the aged, clinicians frequently need assistance whilst assessing and treating difficulties particular to older consumers. medical handbook of Geriatric Psychiatry presents a single-volume reference that covers the complete variety of such difficulties, from melancholy to dementia. It indicates that psychiatrists operating with older humans needs to occasionally be keen to play a generalist's function, combining regimen scientific administration with psychiatric interventions or supporting with social or situational difficulties. Drs. Spar and los angeles Rue assessment the consequences of getting older on cognitive functionality, together with medical shows of reminiscence loss and medication-induced signs of psychological ailment. they provide functional advice to aid the clinician not just diagnose and deal with those stipulations but in addition handle such concerns as comparing competency for proficient consent. more advantageous by way of a number of charts and tables for simple reference, the booklet boasts a wide diversity of assurance: instructions to differential analysis of depression—laboratory checks, mental checks, and symptom score scales—along with insights on new instructions in psychotherapy, together with intervention inside of basic care. review of either selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and non-SSRIs as first-line brokers for melancholy, mentioning benefits and downsides of particular medicines, plus recommendation on switching or combining antidepressants. dialogue of the potent use of electroconvulsive therapy—particularly using brief-pulse, bilateral electrode placement—as good as experimental remedies reminiscent of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and vagal nerve stimulation. information in cognitive psychological prestige examinations and short screening instruments for dementia and Alzheimer's illness, concentrating on the Mini-Mental nation examination and summarizing complex and experimental diagnostics reminiscent of unmarried photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography. Appraisal of psychosocial cures for sufferers with Alzheimer's affliction, equivalent to habit amendment and memory treatment, plus use of cholinesterase inhibitors for therapy of cognitive deficits. overview of methods to nervousness issues, together with differential prognosis of phobias, generalized nervousness affliction, obsessive-compulsive illness, and panic illness, with a spotlight on psychosocial-behavior treatment and drugs of selection. With lifestyles expectations expanding, humans over eighty five already represent one of many quickest starting to be demographics—and the variety of older individuals with psychological problems is emerging besides. scientific handbook of Geriatric Psychiatry explains how operating successfully with older adults calls for a mixing of specialised wisdom with a versatile method of the patient—and indicates how you can deliver that approximately in day-by-day perform.
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  • Healthcare Sensor Networks : Challenges Toward Practical by Daniel Tze Huei Lai, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Rezaul Begg

    By Daniel Tze Huei Lai, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Rezaul Begg

    Healthcare sensor networks (HSNs) now supply the chance to constantly visual display unit human job and physiological indications in a cellular surroundings. Such sensor networks are able to lessen the tension at the current healthcare staff by way of supplying new self sufficient tracking prone starting from uncomplicated user-reminder platforms to extra complex tracking brokers for preventive, diagnostic, and rehabilitative reasons. strength companies comprise reminding humans to take their medicine, delivering early caution for the onset of center assaults or epileptic seizures, and tracking a kid's physi Read more...
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  • Alzheimer's disease and related disorders annual. / 2001 by Jeffrey L Cummings, Serge Gauthier

    By Jeffrey L Cummings, Serge Gauthier

    The editors and participants handle modern issues during this region via comprehensively referenced chapters, according to scientific event and clinical proof designed to stimulate dialogue of the place present remedy is heading.

    content material: ebook conceal; identify; Contents; members; Preface; Amyloid processing in Alzheimer's affliction mind; Cerebral amyloid (congophilic) angiopathy; scientific use of neuroimaging within the assessment of dementia; scientific trials in light cognitive impairment; Muscarinic agonists in Alzheimer's sickness; melancholy in dementia; melancholy in neurodegenerative problems and similar stipulations; Use of antipsychotic medicines in dementia; Assessing competency in Alzheimer's sickness: remedy consent skill and monetary potential; administration of overdue level dementia; Index.
    summary: The editors and participants handle modern issues during this quarter via comprehensively referenced chapters, in line with medical adventure and medical proof designed to stimulate dialogue of the place present therapy is heading
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  • The Future of Aging: Pathways to Human Life Extension

    Simply because the well-being expenditures of getting older threaten to bankrupt constructed international locations, this publication makes the medical case organic "bailout" might be at the approach, and that human getting older could be assorted sooner or later than it truly is this day. right here forty authors argue how our enhancing realizing of the biology of getting older and chosen applied sciences may still let the profitable use of many various and complementary equipment for ameliorating getting older, and why such interventions are applicable in keeping with our present old, anthropological, philosophical, moral, evolutionary, and organic context. not easy options are awarded including in-depth reports and paradigm-breaking proposals that jointly illustrate the potential of altering getting older as by no means earlier than. The proposals expand from this present day to a destiny many many years from now within which the keep an eye on of getting older may well develop into successfully entire. Examples contain sirtuin-modulating drugs, new ideas for attacking heart problems and melanoma, mitochondrial rejuvenation, stem cellphone cures and regeneration, tissue reconstruction, telomere upkeep, prevention of immunosenescence, extracellular rejuvenation, man made DNA fix, and entire deployment of nanotechnology. the way forward for getting older will make you consider getting older in a different way and is a problem to we all to open our eyes to the long run healing power of biogerontology.
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  • Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging by Julie L. Locher, Joseph R. Sharkey (auth.), Connie W. Bales,

    By Julie L. Locher, Joseph R. Sharkey (auth.), Connie W. Bales, Christine S. Ritchie (eds.)

    As the older grownup inhabitants keeps to develop, so will the superiority and occurrence of age-related issues. In guide of medical nutrients and getting older, moment version , the editors and participants ( a panel of famous educational nutritionists, geriatricians, clinicians and scientists) have completely up-to-date and revised their greatly acclaimed first variation with clean views and the most recent clinical and medical advancements in age-associated ailment. New chapters take on ecological views on grownup consuming habit, and behavioral theories utilized to dietary remedies in getting older, whereas themes similar to Sarcopenia and Cachexia are mentioned in larger aspect. The authors define the physiological foundation for every sickness, give you the newest information regarding the interplay of food with those stipulations, and evaluate the aptitude routes and mechanisms for medical intervention. well timed and authoritative, guide of medical nutrients and getting older, moment version is a distinct, accomplished source and should end up a worthwhile consultant to all nutritionists, physicians, nurses, dietitians, and speech-language and occupational therapists who offer take care of the quickly increasing getting older population.

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  • Altern: Zelluläre und molekulare Grundlagen, körperliche by Ludger Rensing, Volkhard Rippe

    By Ludger Rensing, Volkhard Rippe

    Das für ein breites Publikum geschriebene Werk zeigt die kausalen Verbindungen zwischen den messbaren Alterserscheinungen und den zugrundeliegenden Veränderungen in Genen, Zellen und in deren Kommunikationssystemen auf. Molekularbiologische Ansätze gewinnen in Medizin und Pharmakologie immer mehr an Bedeutung (Molekulare Medizin, targeted therapies, genombasierte personalisierte Medizin), und Kenntnisse über kausale Mechanismen der Alterung werden die Vorsorge und Therapie zahlreicher Alterskrankheiten deutlich verbessern können. Die Autoren erläutern diese Zusammenhänge an elf menschlichen Funktionssystemen: Haut, Knochenskelett, Muskulatur, Kreislauf und Lunge, Immunsystem, Verdauungssystem, Ausscheidungssystem, Sexualität und Fortpflanzung, Hormonsystem, zentrales Nervensystem und Sinnesorgane.

    Jedes Kapitel beginnt mit einer kurzen Übersicht über die normalen Funktionen des structures; dann werden die altersabhängigen Veränderungen und Erkrankungen mit den zugrundeliegenden molekularen Mechanismen dargestellt. Abschließend gehen die Autoren auf einige medizinische Aspekte von Alterserkrankungen und wichtige therapeutische Ansätze ein. Am Anfang des Buches steht ein einführendes Kapitel über die grundlegenden (evolutions)biologischen Fragen zu Alterungsvorgängen, gefolgt von einer Übersicht über den gegenwärtigen Stand der Altersforschung und die wichtigsten Alterstheorien, darunter die Theorie der Schadensakkumulation und die Theorie der Verkürzung der Chromosomenenden (Telomere). Im letzten Kapitel des Werkes geht es schließlich um die Frage, wodurch die Korrelation zwischen adjust und dem Auftreten der meisten Krebstypen zustande kommt und welche äußeren und inneren Faktoren dabei mitwirken.​​​

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  • Cellular Ageing and Replicative Senescence by Suresh I.S. Rattan, Leonard Hayflick

    By Suresh I.S. Rattan, Leonard Hayflick

    This booklet covers the origins and next heritage of study leads to which makes an attempt were made to explain concerns regarding mobile getting old, senescence, and age-related pathologies together with melanoma. Cellular getting old and Replicative Senescence revisits greater than fifty-five years of study in keeping with the invention that cultured general cells are mortal and the translation that this phenomenon is linked to the origins of growing older. The mortality of ordinary cells and the immortality of melanoma cells have been additionally mentioned to have in vivo opposite numbers. therefore begun the sector of cytogerontology.

    Cellular getting old and Replicative Senescence is geared up into 5 sections: heritage and origins; serial passaging and revolutionary getting old; mobile cycle arrest and senescence; approach modulation; and recapitulation and destiny expectancies. those concerns are mentioned by way of prime thinkers and researchers in biogerontology and cytogerontology. This choice of articles offers cutting-edge info, and may inspire scholars, lecturers, overall healthiness care pros and others attracted to the biology of getting older to explore the attention-grabbing and demanding query of why and the way our cells age, and what can and can't be performed approximately it.

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  • Dementia in Clinical Practice: A Neurological Perspective: by A. J. Larner

    By A. J. Larner

    This concise, pragmatic, pocket-sized booklet addresses neurological contributions to the prognosis and administration of dementia via a longitudinal exam of the paintings undertaken in a committed neurological dementia health center.

    It covers using cognitive and non-cognitive screening tools and their diagnostic application and using different diagnostic investigations: neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuropathology. The diagnostic combine is mentioned by way of either neuropsychological syndromes and neurological diagnoses, as is using traditional remedies for dementia and the influence of nationwide directives (e.g. great, nationwide Dementia process) on day by day scientific perform.

    Dementia in scientific perform: A Neurological standpoint, moment Edition is an illustrated, sensible source for doctors all in favour of the review and administration of dementia sufferers. it truly is of specific profit to neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, basic care practitioners and people operating within the fields of neuropsychology, psychology, occupational treatment, speech and language treatment and nursing.

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