Geriatric Rehabilitation addresses the fact that this is an age in which individuals have increasing longevity, better health care, education and expectations of health care which present new, increasing and even radical challenges to health care providers.
The care of our older patients in rehabilitation settings demands the broad understanding of the key differences in strategies to care for older adults. The combined skills embraced in rehabilitation and geriatrics are presenting unprecedented opportunities for both fieldsto make substantive and even ground-breaking improvements in the lives of millions of older adults who entrust their lives to us. Rarely in one’s medical career are such opportunities so evident and achievable.
Geriatric Rehabilitation edited by Dr. K. Rao Poduri, MD. FAAPMR draws on a distinguished group of authors who are the front-line providers of care to the older adults. This book presents the full spectrum of the unique care needs of older patients who need thecombined skills of physical medicine and geriatrics. It provides an easily accessible means of acquiring and improving these new skills for all those involved in geriatric care.
- Addresses all pertinent topics in one volume
- Includes the contributions of world-class researchers and practitioners in a number of different fields
- Focuses on a topic of national and international importance that will gain in relevancy over time
- Looks at the needs of an aging population that is increasingly at risk for a number of different diseases and disabilities
- Contains extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study
Section I: Basics of Aging 1.Demographics, Biology & Physiology K. Rao. Poduri, M.D., FAAPMR 2. Physical Examination & Health Assessment Ahmed Bilal, M.D. and Yvonne Braver, M.D. 3. Psychosocial Assessment Jennifer Fleeman, Psy.D. 4. FunctionalAssessment & Measures Deepthi Saxena, M.D., FAAPMR 5. Pharmacology in Geriatrics Kristin Meyer, Pharm. D., CGP, CACP, FASCP, Tina H. Thornhill, Pharm.D., FASCP, CGP and Lindsey Garner,PharmD/MBA 6. Exercise in the Older Adults Susan Garstang, M.D. Section II: Geriatric Syndromes 7. Frailty Egan Allen, M.D. 8. Delirium Corey Romesser, M.D. 9. Incontinence in Older Adults Nicole Strong, D.O., Jean Nickels, M.D., and Sara Salim, M.D. and K.Rao Poduri, M.D.,FAAPMR 10. Falls & Gait Disorders Thomas Caprio, M.D., and Kristen Thornton, M.D. 11. Pressure Ulcers Huma Naqvi, M.D. 12. Pain in the Older Adult Annie Philip M.B.B.S., Diya Goorah, M.D. and Rajbala Thakur M.B.B.S. 13.Polypharmacy and Rational Prescribing: Finding the "Golden Mean" for the "Silver Tsunami" Dale Strasser, M.D., Mikhail A. Zhukalin, D.O., Christopher, Williams, M.D, and Mike Reed, Pharm. D. 14. Sleep Disorders Armondo Miciano, M.D. and David Berbrayer, M. D. Section III: Systemic Disorders in Geriatric Rehabilitation 15. Dysphagia in Older Adults Sndhya Seshadri, Ph.D. 16. Vision Impairment Rajeev Ramachandran,M.D., MBA, Silvia Sörensen, M.D., and Holly Hindman, M.D. 17. Arthritis and Common Musculoskeletal Conditions Jennifer Paul,M.D., Claudia Ramirez, M.D., and Katarzyna Iwan, M.D. 18. Osteoporosis & Exercise in Older Adults Sarah Cuccurello, M.D., Roger P. Rossi D.O., Krishna J. Urs, M.D., and Talya K. Fleming, M.D. 19. Diabetes Mellitus Steven Wittlin,M.D., and Susanne U. Miedlich, M.D. 20. Cardiovascular Diseases Matthew Dounel, M.D. 21. Pulmonary Diseases Mary Anne, Morgan, M.D. 22. Cerebrovascular Diseases Jean Nickels,M.D. and Maya Modzelewska M.D. 23. Cancer Susan Maltser, M.D. and B. Allyn Behling-Rosa, D.O. 24. Spinal Cord Injury Jeffrey B. Palmer, M.D., Philippines G. Cabahug, M.D., and Albert Recio, M.D. 25. Parkinson’s Disease Irene Richard,M.D. and Rachel Biemiller, M.D. 26. Aging with Developmental Disabilities Kathleen Bishop, Ph.D. Section IV: Health maintenance, Care giving, & Post-acute Rehabilitation - Bed-side to Curb-side 27. Rehabilitation Settings Deepthi Saxena, M.D. 28. Complimentary & Alternative Approaches to Geriatric Rehabilitation B. Allyn Behling-Rosa, D.O. 29. Assistive Technology Marcia Scherer, Ph.D., MPH, FACRM 30. Ethical Issues in Older Adults Richard Demme, M.D., Bernard Sussman, M.D., and Margie Shaw J.D., Ph.D. 31. Palliative Care & End of Life Issues Rashmi Khadilkar, M.D., Hilary Yehling, M.D., and Timothy Quill, M.D. 32. Economics & Resources in Geriatric Rehabilitation K. Rao Poduri, M.D., FAAPMR 33. Aging Gracefully: A Global Perspective Brian Tucker, M.B.B.S. and K. Rao Poduri, M.D. FAAPMR
Rao. Poduri, M.D.,FAAPMRis Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, in Rochester, NY.