A Clinical Manual

Author: Babak Tousi,Jeffrey Cummings

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319564846

Category: Medical

Page: 407

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This manual takes a multidisciplinary approach to neurological disorders in the elderly. Comprehensive and practical, it includes the most recent diagnostic criteria and immediately accessible visual care paths including the latest pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. Covering a range of modalities, from the importance and impact of each disease to diagnostic criteria, genetics, laboratory and imaging findings, treatment and care paths, this book focuses on neurological conditions that occur commonly in older persons or which have a striking effect on their lives. The common types of dementias, Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, rapidly progressive diseases, seizure disorders and multiple sclerosis are covered. Issues commonly affecting this population, such as neurobehavioral symptoms and caregiver issues, are discussed. Neuro-Geriatrics: A Clinical Manual is aimed at any physician who treats the elderly with neurological disorders: neurologists, geriatricians and geriatric psychiatrists, both specialists and general practitioners.

Geriatric Neuropsychology

Assessment and Intervention

Author: Deborah K. Attix,Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593852266

Category: Psychology

Page: 467

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This major clinical reference and text is the first volume to systematically address the entire process of neuropsychological assessment and intervention with older adults. The expert editors and contributors detail the current state of knowledge about frequently encountered conditions ranging from mild cognitive impairment to progressive, stable, and reversible dementias. Evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies are described, and specific guidance is provided for linking neuropsychological evaluation to individualized treatment planning. Demonstrating an array of cognitive training, compensatory, and psychotherapeutic approaches, the volume shows how these can successfully be used to improve patients' functioning and quality of life.

Clinical Geriatric Neurology

Author: Laurie Barclay

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 513

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This text aims to establish the principles of geriatric neurology and to provide an approach to neurological disorders in the older patient in a single volume. It aims to comprehensively address the complex issues of neurological evaluation, diagnosis and management.


Aging and The Nervous System

Author: James F. Willott, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117171

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Neurogerontology tells the story of how the aging brain affects all aspects of cognition and physical performance. It comprehensively links the principles and substance of neuroscience with gerontology and psychology. Written largely from a behavioral neuroscience perspective, Neurogerontology explores the functional relationships between the central nervous system and psychological phenomena of aging, including perception, arousal, learning, cognition, and motor behavior. Willot emphasizes healthy aging, but dementia and other pathological conditions are discussed when relevant. This evidence-based approach to the neuroscience of aging makes this a valuable reference for professionals, as well as an informative textbook for students in gerontology courses.

Clinical Neurology of Aging

Author: Janice E. Knoefel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195369297

Category: Medical

Page: 641

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Clinical Neurology of Aging, Third Edition is written by the world's elite clinicians from neurology, geriatrics and research on all aspects of geriatric neurology. Featuring over 60 chapters, the book is designed to aid clinicians to help older persons maintain the joy that they have experienced throughout their lives. Divided into 9 comprehensive sections, this new edition contains subjects ranging from geriatric assessment to pain management and palliative care. Specific sections include neurological assessment in aging, cognitive disorders, sensory disturbance, and neuropsychiatric illness in aging.

SPECT in Dementia

Author: Klaus P. Ebmeier

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805575955

Category: Medical

Page: 130

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Single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) is a relatively cheap and widely available instrument for the examination of brain perfusion, cerebral blood flow and activity of neurotransmitter systems. The European project 'SPECT in dementia' sets out to overcome some of the factors holding back the development of clinical neuroimaging. It has developed a methodology for combining results from different imaging centres, at the same time making scan assessment more objective and powerful. Moreover, using objective voxel-based methods of image analysis improves the diagnostic performance of less-experienced clinicians and contributes to their training. This publication gives an excellent general overview of the new methods of image analysis and sharing. It is complemented by a systematic review of the diagnostic utility of SPECT in dementia and a cost-effectiveness model of diagnostic improvements in Alzheimers disease. This book is essential reading for all scientists, economists and clinicians in geriatric medicine, neurology and psychiatry, neuro-radiology and nuclear medicine working with patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease, who want to stay ahead in this rapid developing field.

Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient

Author: Chandra M. Kumar,Frédérique Servin,Chris Dodds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019873557X


Page: 180

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Global ageing, in both developed and undeveloped countries, has made the need for high-quality knowledge and research on anaesthesia for the elderly increasingly important. The second edition of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient offers the anaesthetist guidance on the evaluation and management of elderly patients that present at hospital for surgery and anaesthesia. Containing 15 chapters on key topics such as emergency anaesthesia, orthopaedic surgery, and neurosurgery, as well as a new chapter on 'Anaesthesia for Non-Theatre Environments', this book ensures the reader is fully prepared for the clinical challenges they may face when working with this ever-growing vulnerable group. Part of the Oxford Anaesthesia Library series, this second edition of Anaesthesia for the Elderly Patient offers a fully up-to-date comprehensive introduction to the major clinical issues facing anaesthetists working with elderly patients. All chapters are fully updated and content is presented in a concise and easy to read format, with helpful key points listed at the start of each chapter.

Geriatric Otolaryngology

Author: Robert T Sataloff,Michael M. Johns,Karen M. Kost

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1626239789

Category: Medical

Page: 274

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A burgeoning elderly population has led to a great increase in the number of geriatric otolaryngology patients, and a comprehensive reference on the specialty will be invaluable in optimizing patient care. Geriatric Otolaryngology, published collaboratively by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) and Thieme, focuses on the unique challenges facing otolaryngologists and primary care physicians in managing ear, nose, and throat disorders in the elderly.It provides readers with the essential information they need to successfully treat this rapidly growing patient population. Key Features: Discusses the critical issues of functional status, comorbidities, and nutrition in the geriatric population Written and edited by well-known experts in geriatric otolaryngology Content reflects current AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guidelines This book is an essential text for all primary care physicians and otolaryngologists caring for elderly patients. It is an excellent reference for special cases as well as a reliable resource for background reading.

Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians

Author: John R. Hodges

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019874918X

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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The third edition of the best-selling Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians provides readers with an up-to-date, practical guide to cognitive function and its assessment to ensure readers have a conceptual knowledge of normal psychological function and how to interpret their findings. Organized into 8 chapters, this resource offers a framework in which various aspects of cognition are considered. This includes the representation of cognition in the brain (such as attention and memory), focal representation (such as language, praxis and spatial abilities), detailed descriptions ofthe major syndromes encountered in clinical practice, and discussions on taking a patient's history and performing cognitive testing. To ensure readers are aware of the latest developments in patient assessment and neuropsychological practice all content has been carefully revised by John R. Hodgesto include essential updates on areas such as the pathology and genetics of frontotemporal dementia, and social cognition and major syndromes encountered in clinical practice such as delirium. This useful resource offers a theoretical basis for cognitive assessment at the bedside or in the clinic, and a practical guide to taking an appropriate history and examining patients presenting with cognitive disorders. This edition also includes the latest version of Addenbrooke's CognitiveExamination III (ACE-III), and 16 case histories on a variety of cognitive disorders illustrating the method of assessment and how to use the ACE-III in clinical practice. In addition, the appendix outlines the range of formal tests commonly used in neuropsychological practice.

Neurosurgical Care of the Elderly

Author: Warren R. Selman,Edward C. Benzel

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 9781879284593

Category: Medical

Page: 241

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Neurosurgical Care of the Elderly is a comprehensive text which discusses the unique management of elderly patients. Although these problems occur in patients of all ages, their management in the geriatric population requires special consideration. Topics include: The physiology of aging Perioperative care Cranial lesions and benign brain tumors Pallidotomy for Parkinson's Disease Occlusive cerebrovascular disease Hemorrhagic vascular disease Head injuries Spinal lesions Bone physiology and bone healing Spinal decompression, fusion and instrumentation Delirium, agitation and confusion (Distributed by Thieme for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)

Geriatric Ophthalmology

A Competency-based Approach

Author: Andrew G. Lee,Hilary A. Beaver

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441900142

Category: Medical

Page: 127

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As the Baby Boom generation ages, an increased need for geriatric specialty care becomes particularly important. This shift will especially affect ophthalmology, as the occurrence of common visual disorders such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy increases with age. This book anticipates this pending and inevitable demographic shift and fulfills the need for a practical, "bread-and-butter" approach to Geriatric Ophthalmology.

Brain and Spine Surgery in the Elderly

Author: Moncef Berhouma,Pierre Krolak-Salmon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319402323

Category: Medical

Page: 529

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This unique and richly illustrated volume presents the state of the art in the comprehensive management of major neurosurgical diseases in the elderly (aged 65 and over). It explores all of the common neurosurgical pathologies affecting elderly patients, and emphasizes the paramount importance of tailored management strategies for quality of life. It highlights updated techniques for anaesthesia and critical care, as well as minimally invasive neurosurgical methods intended for this specific group of patients. Radiosurgery treatment is also discussed, in particular for brain tumours. In western societies, the proportion of elderly citizens has nearly reached 20%, and shows no signs of slowing down. The management of neurosurgical conditions in this particular population requires specific multidisciplinary strategies. To address this situation, a team of internationally respected contributors accurately describe degenerative and traumatic spinal diseases, which account for the majority of admissions among the elderly, as well as brain tumours and intracranial haemorrhages, aspects that are raising new ethical issues. The book mainly addresses the needs of neurosurgeons and geriatric neurologists, but also neuro-oncologists and neuro-anaesthesists working with elderly patients, as well as students in these disciplines.

Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine

Author: Jean-Pierre Michel,Jeremy D. Walston

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198701594


Page: 1432

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Over the past two decades there has been a marked change in global age demographics, with the number of over-60s increasing by 82% and the number of centenarians by 715%. This new-found longevity is testament to the success of recent advances in medicine, but poses significant challenges to multiple areas of health care concerning older patients. Building upon its predecessor's reputation as the definitive resource on the subject, this new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine offers a comprehensive and multinational examination of the field. Fully revised to reflect the current state of geriatric medicine, it examines the medical and scientific basis of clinical issues, as well as the ethical, legal, and socio-economic concerns for healthcare policy and systems. Over 170 chapters are broken up into 16 key sections, covering topics ranging from policy and key concepts through to infection, cancer, palliative medicine, and healthy ageing. New material includes focus on the evolving concepts of malnutrition, sarcopenia, frailty, and related geriatric syndromes and integration of geriatric principles from public health, primary and specialized care, and transitional stages from home to emergency, medicine and surgery, rehabilitation, and long term care. The Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine brings together specialists from across the globe to provide every physician involved in the care of older patients with a comprehensive resource on all the clinical problems they are likely to encounter, as well as on related psychological, philosophical, and social issues.

Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging

Linking Cognitive and Cerebral Aging

Author: Roberto Cabeza,Lars Nyberg,Denise C. Park

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190660236

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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This second edition of the popular Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging provides up-to-date coverage of the most fundamental topics in this discipline. Like the first edition, this volume accessibly and comprehensively reviews the neural mechanisms of cognitive aging appropriate to both professionals and students in a variety of domains, including psychology, neuroscience, neuropsychology, neurology, and psychiatry. The chapters are organized into three sections. The first section focuses on major questions regarding methodological approaches and experimental design. It includes chapters on structural imaging (MRI, DTI), functional imaging (fMRI), and molecular imaging (dopamine PET, etc), and covers multimodal imaging, longitudinal studies, and the interpretation of imaging findings. The second section concentrates on specific cognitive abilities, including attention and inhibitory control, executive functions, memory, and emotion. The third section turns to domains with health and clinical implications, such as the emergence of cognitive deficits in middle age, the role of genetics, the effects of modulatory variables (hypertension, exercise, cognitive engagement), and the distinction between healthy aging and the effects of dementia and depression. Taken together, the chapters in this volume, written by many of the most eminent scientists as well as young stars in this discipline, provide a unified and comprehensive overview of cognitive neuroscience of aging.

Clinical Neurology of the Older Adult

Author: Joseph I. Sirven,Barbara L. Malamut

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781769471

Category: Medical

Page: 642

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Now in its Second Edition, this text is the most up-to-date reference on the evaluation and treatment of neurologic problems in older adults. The book is organized so that clinicians can quickly look up either a patient's symptom(s) or a disease, and includes medication charts and diagnostic algorithms. Psychosocial issues such as driving and long-term care options are also addressed. This edition has more information on EMG, evoked potentials, other clinical neurophysiologic procedures, brain imaging, PET scans for dementia screening, and functional imaging in patients with cognitive changes. Updated information on new antiparkinsonian agents and paraneoplastic syndromes is also included.

Neurological Case Histories

Case Histories in Acute Neurology and the Neurology of General Medicine

Author: Sarah T Pendlebury,Philip Anslow,Peter M Rothwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192631624

Category: Medical

Page: 308

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This book is a collection of over 50 case histories of patients with predominantly acute neurological illness, with particular emphasis on conditions that present to physicians in both acute general (internal) medicine and neurology, including headache, encephalopathy and altered consciousness, behavioural disturbance, seizures and focal deficits. The majority of the cases have endocrine, vascular, infectious or metabolic aetiologies and include examples of common conditions presenting in unusual ways. The differential diagnosis in such cases is often broad but rapid diagnosis and treatment is often paramount. Each case is outlined in brief and is followed by several questions on clinically important aspects of the diagnosis and management. The answers are accompanied by a detailed discussion of the differential diagnosis, together with other clinically important aspects of the condition. The text is complimented by over 170 radiographic illustrations. The question-and-answer format is designed to enhance the reader's diagnostic ability and clinical understanding.

Geriatrics Models of Care

Bringing 'Best Practice' to an Aging America

Author: Michael L. Malone,Elizabeth Capezuti,Robert M. Palmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319160680

Category: Medical

Page: 319

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This book describes geriatrics practice models that are used to guide the care of older adults, allowing seniors to remain at home, prevent functional disability and preserve quality of life. The models include specific interventions which are performed by health care workers to address the needs of older persons and their caregivers. These models respect patient values, consider patient safety and appreciate psychosocial needs as well. Divided into six parts that discuss hospital-based models of care, transitions from hospital to home, outpatient-based models of care and emergency department models of care, this text addresses the needs of vulnerable patients and the community. Geriatric Models of Care is an excellent resource for health care leaders who must translate these programs to address the needs of the patients in their communities.

Rehabilitation Medicine for Elderly Patients

Author: Stefano Masiero,Ugo Carraro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331957406X

Category: Medical

Page: 545

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This book clearly explains when and how different rehabilitation techniques should be applied in the aging patient, thereby enabling readers to identify and apply those rehabilitation strategies that will maximize quality of life and functional independence in individual cases. It is specifically designed for ease of consultation and rapid retrieval of the information most relevant to clinical practice. Prominence is given to the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation, with discussion of a very wide range of aspects of rehabilitation in different disease settings. The breadth of coverage is illustrated by the attention paid to less commonly addressed topics such as visual and hearing rehabilitation, the role of robotics and 3D imaging techniques, variations in approach among health care systems, and rehabilitation in end-of-life care. The authors are international academic experts in their fields, guaranteeing a high scientific standard throughout. This manual will be an invaluable tool and source of knowledge for geriatricians and physiatrists but will also appeal to a wider range of clinicians, practitioners, and students.