Editor: Jeremy W. Grabbe

Series Title: Recent Advances in Geriatric Medicine

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Geriatric Medicine

Volume 2

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Library License: US $316
ISSN: 2468-2241 (Print)
ISSN: 2468-225X (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-452-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-451-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810845101160201

Introduction

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 led to a need for medical and psychiatric care on a scale unprecedented in history. In light of this increase in the global elderly population, the field of geriatric medicine has expanded and become multidisciplinary to accommodate the need of the elderly in the 21st century.

This volume highlights research in geriatric medicine across different disciplines. Chapters of this volume cover public health and economic consequences of aging in USA, cognitive impairment in old age, geriatric ophthalmology, osteoporosis, sleep disorders, speech-language pathology and geriatric care. Readers – both medical students and researchers – will find these topics useful for understanding issues in geriatric medicine and can use this information to improve geriatric programs in the healthcare sector.

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)
Ann McCarthy and Jeremy W. Grabbe

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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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