"Geriatric Rehabilitation" will cover assessment and treatment of a multitude of rehabilitation issues as they uniquely affect older adults and the elderly. The AAPM&R broadly defines three categories of geriatric rehabilitation - problems of normal aging due to disuse and deconditioning, cardiovascular problems like vascular disease and stroke, and skeletal problems including osteoporosis and osteoarthritic conditions such as knee and hip replacements. In addition, those proving care to this population must deal with complicating factors such as the presence of multiple medical conditions, dementia and other neurologic/psychiatric problems, medication differences in the elderly, co-existence of major disease like cancer, etc. A complete list of topics will be drawn up by the editors in consultation with the series editor, but there should be no lack of material here. According to the series editor, this is a popular topic - the market is "broad, but shallow, which is why a quick reference book will be well received". "Geriatric Rehabilitation" features: consistent approach that allows readers to find information they need rapidly; comprehensive coverage of all important topics in PM multi-specialty editorship and authorship that ensures issues of relevance to all rehabilitation team members; focuses on clinical management - provides hands-on, practical guidance for all types of interventions and therapies; and, Pitfalls, Red Flags, Complications, and Helpful Hints help guard against unwanted sequelae.
Series: Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 16th March 2012
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.885