An Interdisciplinary Approach to Geriatric Medicine

Book Series: Recent Advances in Geriatric Medicine

Volume 2

by

Jeremy W. Grabbe

DOI: 10.2174/97816810845101160201
eISBN: 978-1-68108-451-0, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68108-452-7
ISSN: 2468-2241 (Print)
ISSN: 2468-225X (Online)



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According to the National Institute of Aging there are more than half a billion people over the age of 65 across the globe. This has l...[view complete introduction]

Table of Contents

Preface

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List of Contributors

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The Basis of Geriatric Medicine

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Health and Economic Consequences of Aging in US

- Pp. 7-24 (18)

Rashmita Basu

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Physical Changes in Age

- Pp. 25-38 (14)

Daniela Fabiani-Longo, Kayla Bishop, James Mullen, Caitlin Murphy, Jesselee Allen, Virginia Cornelius, Jocelyn Dismore, Kathyrn McGeoch and Jeremy W. Grabbe

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Cognitive Changes in Aging

- Pp. 39-59 (21)

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Osteoporosis

- Pp. 60-71 (12)

Tamara Pobocik

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Vision Changes and Ocular Disorders

- Pp. 72-83 (12)

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Disordered Sleep among Older Adults

- Pp. 84-95 (12)

Robert E. Davis and Paul D. Loprinzi

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Speech Language Pathology and the Aging Population

- Pp. 96-122 (27)

Kate Hood and Jeremy W. Grabbe

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End of Life Care in Older Adults

- Pp. 123-145 (23)

Susan E. Lowey

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Subject Index

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Preface

This eBook will provide a one-of-its-kind comprehensive examination of recent advances in geriatric medicine. The field of geriatric medicine has expanded exponentially in recent decades due to the increase of the world-wide aging population. According to the National Institute of Aging (www.nia.nih.gov) there are now more than half a billion people over the age of 65 across the globe. This has led to an increase in the need for medical and psychiatric care on a scale unprecedented in history. In light of this change in the population the field of geriatric medicine has become multidisciplinary.

One of the unfortunate consequences of a large multidisciplinary field is that advances that occur within a specific discipline are not always readily conveyed to the other disciplines within geriatric medicine. The growth of highly-specialized journals has made research and advances far more insular. Because of this insular nature within disciplines there have been more problems in large complex settings such as nursing homes which utilize varied professionals of geriatric health.

This eBook will provide a novel approach by highlighting recent advances in geriatric medicine across different disciplines. This will enable clinicians not just to understand what new treatments/discoveries there are, but to allow them the comprehensive understanding necessary to work as a team in a new 21st century approach to geriatric medicine.

Another point where this eBook will break ground on new important issues is the approach it will take in providing insight into the various living conditions of older adults. As the aging population increases so do the diverse living conditions of older adults increase as well. Large numbers of older adults are living independently within the community. However, the population in assisted living residences and nursing homes is increasing. The ability of older adults to contribute to their well-being and interaction with health care professionals is directly linked to their housing situation.

This eBook will attempt to provide a thorough and pervasive cross-section of this issue in order to provide the audience with a versatile understanding of each issue and how it is affected by older adults’ housing circumstances. The diverse array of fields that are addressed in this book along with the broad issues, from dementia to stroke to physical therapy, will provide a valuable reference for the next generation of professionals.

Dedication

For Lisa who helped me to stayed up late and for Regina, Alexander, and Daniella who woke me up early.

Dr. Jeremy W. Grabbe
The State University of New York, Plattsburgh
101 Broad St. Plattsburgh
NY 12901, USA

List of Contributors

Editor(s):
Jeremy W. Grabbe
The State University of New York, Plattsburgh
Department of Psychology
101 Broad St.
Plattsburgh, NY 12801
USA




Contributor(s):
Ann McCarthy
John Carroll University
1 John Carroll Blvd, University Heights
OH 44118
USA


Caitlin Murphy
The State University of New York
Plattsburgh, 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh
NY 12901, USA


Daniela Fabiani-Longo
The State University of New York
Plattsburgh, 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh
NY 12901, USA


James Mullen
The State University of New York
Plattsburgh, 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh
NY 12901, USA


Jeremy W. Grabbe
The State University of New York
Plattsburgh, 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh
NY 12901
USA


Jesselee Allen
The State University of New York
Plattsburgh, 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh
NY 12901, USA


Jocelyn Dismore
The State University of New York
Plattsburgh, 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh
NY 12901, USA


Kate Hood
Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital
1270 Belmont Ave, Schenectady
NY 12308
USA


Kathyrn McGeoch
The State University of New York
Plattsburgh, 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh
NY 12901, USA


Kayla Bishop
The State University of New York
Plattsburgh, 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh
NY 12901, USA


Paul D. Loprinzi
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
USA


Rashmita Basu
Texas A & M Health Science Center 8447 TX-47
Bryan
TX 77807, USA


Robert E. Davis
The University of Mississippi
University
MS 38677
USA


Susan E. Lowey
State University of New York College at Brockport
350 New Campus Dr, Brockport
NY 14420
USA


Tamara Pobocik
The State University of New York
Plattsburgh 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh
NY 12901, USA


Virginia Cornelius
The State University of New York
Plattsburgh, 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh
NY 12901, USA




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