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Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual

Timothy L. Kauffman

Churchill Livingstone 1999
ISBN: 9780443076510
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186 ills 479 S.

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Presents a clinical manual for health care practitioners who evaluate and treat older patients. When faced with a specific problem or diagnosis, this reference gives readers access to information regarding the definition, incidence, related conditions, tests and related diagnoses, clinical relevance, and therapeutic intervention of the condition.


Unit 1: Physiological Considerations. Wholeness of the Individual. Aging Skeletal Muscle Function. Effects of Aging on Bone. Effects of Aging on Joints and Ligaments. Aging and the Nervous System. Aging Cardiac Considerations. Aging Pulmonary Considerations. Effects of Aging on Vascular Function. Aging Digestive System. Laboratory Assessment Considerations for Aging Patients. Thermoregulation Considerations for Aging Patients. Aging Immune System. Pharmacology Considerations for Aging Persons. Unit II: Pathokinesiology Manifestations and Therapeutic Intervention. Section I: Musculoskeletal Involvement. Posture. Muscle Weakness and Therapeutic Exercise. Stretch Weakness. Contractures. Post-Polio Syndrome. Osteoporosis. Rheumatic Conditions. Dense Mineralized Connective Tissue. The Shoulder. Total Hip Replacements. Total Knee Replacements. The Aging Bony Thorax. Conditions of the Geriatric Cervical Spine. Disorders of the Geriatric Thoracic and Lumbosacral Spine. Orthopedic Trauma. Section 2: Neuromuscular and Neurologic Involvement. Rehabilitation After Strokes. Neurologic Trauma. Senile Dementia and Cognitive Impairment. Multiple Sclerosis. Parkinsons Disease. Tremors, Chorea, And Other Involuntary Movements. Generalized Peripheral Neuropathies. Section 3: Neoplasms. Neoplasms of the Brain. Neoplasms of the Breast. Gastric and Colon Neoplasms. Neoplasms of the Skin. Neoplasms of the Prostate. Section 4: Heart Disease. Exercise Considerations for Cardiopulmonary Disease. Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease. Ischemic Heart Disease and Myocardial Infarction. Cardiac Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances. Congestive Heart Failure. Cardiac Pacemakers & Defribrillator. Invasive Procedures. Lung Disease. Section 5: Blood Vessel Changes and Circulatory and Skin Disorders. Diabetes. Amputations. Wound Management. The Insensitive Foot. Skin Disorders. Unit III: Aging and Pathological Sensorium. Functional Vision Changes in Aging. Functional Hearing Changes in Aging. Unit IV: Specific Problems. Considerations in Elder Patient Communication. Dysphagia. Incontinence of Bowel and Bladder. Iatrogenic Effects. Estrogen Replacement. Syncope/Dizziness. Balance Dysfunction/Fallsand Gait Disorders. Fractures. Stiffness. Pain. Unit V: Use and Special Considerations of Physical Therapeutic Intervention Techniques. Gait Training. Heat and Cold Therapy. Electrotherapy. Orthotics. Prosthetics. Unit VI: Sociopolitical Considerations and Ethics of Death and Dying. Legal Considerations. Ethics. Generational Conflicts. Medicare. End of Life. Unit VII: Rehabilitation Team. Interdisciplinary Geriatric Assessment. Gerontological Geriatric Nursing. Geriatric Occupational Therapy. Geriatric Physical Therapy. Geriatric Speech Pathologist. Geriatric Social Worker.

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