1st Edition

Geriatric Rehabilitation
From Bedside to Curbside





ISBN 9780367868802
Published December 13, 2019 by CRC Press
678 Pages

USD $79.95

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Book Description



Geriatric Rehabilitation addresses the fact that this is an age in which individuals have increasing longevity, better health care, education and expectations of health care which present new, increasing and even radical challenges to health care providers.



The care of our older patients in rehabilitation settings demands the broad understanding of the key differences in strategies to care for older adults. The combined skills embraced in rehabilitation and geriatrics are presenting unprecedented opportunities for both fields to make substantive and even ground-breaking improvements in the lives of millions of older adults who entrust their lives to us. Rarely in one’s medical career are such opportunities so evident and achievable.





Geriatric Rehabilitation edited by Dr. K. Rao Poduri, MD. FAAPMR draws on a distinguished group of authors who are the front-line providers of care to the older adults. This book presents the full spectrum of the unique care needs of older patients who need the combined skills of physical medicine and geriatrics. It provides an easily accessible means of acquiring and improving these new skills for all those involved in geriatric care.

Table of Contents

Foreword



Acknowledgments



Editor



Contributors





Geriatric Rehabilitation: Introduction



 





Section I Basics of Aging





Chapter 1 Demographics, Biology, and Physiology



K. Rao Poduri





Chapter 2 Geriatric Assessment and the Physical Examination of the Older Adult



Bilal Ahmed and Yvonne J. Braver





Chapter 3 Psychosocial Assessment



Jennifer Anne Fleeman





Chapter 4 Functional Assessment and Measures



Deepthi S. Saxena





Chapter 5 Pharmacology in Geriatric Rehabilitation



Kristin Meyer, Tina Thornhill, and Lindsey Garner





Chapter 6 Exercise in the Older Adult



Susan Garstang





Section II Geriatric Syndromes





Chapter 7 Frailty



Egan Allen





Chapter 8 Delirium



Corey Romesser





Chapter 9 Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults



Nicole Strong, Sara Z. Salim, Jean L. Nickels, and K. Rao Poduri





Chapter 10 Falls and Gait Impairment



Kristen Thornton and Thomas V. Caprio





Chapter 11 Pressure Ulcers in Older Adults



Huma Naqvi





Chapter 12 Pain and Its Management in Older Adults



Annie Philip, Diya Goorah, and Rajbala Thakur





Chapter 13 Polypharmacy and Rational Prescribing: Finding the "Golden Mean" for the "Silver Tsunami"



Mikhail Zhukalin, Christopher J. Williams, Michael Reed, and Dale C. Strasser





Chapter 14 Sleep Disorders in Older Adults



Armando Miciano and David Berbrayer





Section III Systemic Disorders in Geriatric Rehabilitation





Chapter 15 Dysphagia in Older Adults and Its Management



Sandhya Seshadri





Chapter 16 Vision Impairment and Its Management in Older Adults



Rajeev S. Ramchandran, Holly B. Hindman, and Si

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Biography

K. Rao. Poduri, M.D.,FAAPMR is Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, in Rochester, NY.