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Your Elderly Parents Failing Health Is It Ageing Or A Treatable Condition

Author : Peter Lipski
ISBN : 0648504727
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The biggest change in Aged Care in years by challenging ageism, negative attitudes to the elderly and providing holistic comprehensive medical care. You will be shocked and surprised by what you read in this book! "YOUR ELDERLY PARENTS FAILING HEALTH. IS IT AGEING OR A TREATABLE CONDITION? By Dr Peter Lipski. Geriatrician. Many people experience the frustration of watching their elderly relatives' health decline every day only to be told that it's just "old age" that causes dizziness, falls, confusion, malnutrition, and breathlessness and more. Frustrated families hear time again ""what do you expect- he is 89 years old you know!" Too many older people end up in the overcrowded public hospital emergency department when this could be prevented by better medical care. How often do we see our elderly relatives or friends physically declining, slowing up, taking too many pills and struggling at home alone? This is one of the most important and influential medical books of our time! So relevant for everyone, written in simple powerful language and answers the most common questions everyone asks about older peoples' health, says Dr Lipski. Experienced Geriatrician Dr Peter Lipski in his latest book dispels the huge myths and negative stereotypes about getting older and shows that getting old doesn't need to mean declining health. Dr Lipski explains how even the most frail elderly can have dramatic improvements in their general health from comprehensive care, accurate diagnoses, attention to detail, getting the simple things right, and treating reversible factors. Dr Lipski explains that it is never too late to treat an older patient! The greatest risk to the health of the elderly is ignorance, blaming "old age" for everything and presenting late to the doctor. Many older people are denied proper medical care because their symptoms are commonly blamed inappropriately on "old age" rather than treatable medical conditions. Older patients can have spectacular improvements in their symptoms and condition with simple better medical treatment. Dr Lipski describes common challenges in the health of the elderly including- - Malnutrition and starvation of the elderly - Adverse drug reactions -the commonest cause for preventable hospital emergency department presentations - Over treatment of diabetic frail elderly - Incorrect measurement of Blood Pressure by Doctors, Nurses and Hospitals - Impaired older drivers and the burden of drivers with dementia - Failure of Single Organ Medicine to deal with the frail elderly effectively - Blaming serious treatable medical conditions on "old age" - How to prevent falls in the elderly. - Warning signs of acute confusion and why it is so commonly missed and not treated. Dr Lipski explains the warning signs of common Geriatric Syndromes that most families and carers of the elderly have to deal with and when to get help. Dr Lipski believes that this book will affect everyone on the planet, as we all have either an elderly Mother or Father, Brother or Sister, Uncle or Aunt or other elderly relative or friend or neighbour. There is one thing for sure, we are all getting older and living longer! At some stage in life we will all become "old"! If we have the right attitude to older age and the right medical care, then older people can have better quality of life.
Category: Health & Fitness

Families

Author : United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging
ISBN : MINN:31951D00270306B
Genre : Aged
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Category: Aged

You And Your Aging Parent

Author : Barbara Silverstone
ISBN : 9780195313161
Genre : Family & Relationships
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First published in 1976, You and Your Aging Parent is a classic--the first book to shed light on the challenging relationship between adult children and their aging parents, illuminating the emotional, health, and financial difficulties that elderly parents and their children face during the senior years.Marking the 30th anniversary of this highly popular book, the new and revised edition addresses the changes that have taken place in the last three decades, but it still embraces the authors' fundamental insight--that the difficulties and challenges of the aging process are as much a family affair as in any other phase of life. Both a sensitive exploration of the dynamics of the aging family relationship (between parent and child, and sibling and sibling) and an authoritative how-to guide for seniors and their families navigating the practical problems of growing old in America, You and Your Aging Parent has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research findings and changes affecting older adults, including in health care and social services. The book also includes a running commentary by Bob Morris--playwright, author, and humorist--who provides insightful and entertaining observations about his trials and tribulations with his own parents as they aged, serving as a contemporary voice for the middle-aged caregiver of today.As the first of the baby boom generation turns 60 and their increasingly frail parents approach late retirement and final decline, this new and updated edition of You and Your Aging Parent will answer their need for authoritative, practical information about this major phase of life.
Category: Family & Relationships

Traveling Nurse The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Author : Adrianne Parrish
ISBN : 9781329617780
Genre : Travel
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A travel nurse is a licensed nurse who typically works in a hospital for a few months at a time before moving onto a different hospital in a different part of the country. Hospitals like to hire travel nurses and other traveling health professionals for a variety of reasons. Travel nurses can bring a variety of experience and knowledge that a hospital can benefit from. Lots of times, a travel nurse can act as a mentor for other nurses that have just completed their training and are not yet comfortable and/or confident with their new professional status. With this ebook discover: - Traveling nurse secrets finally exposed - Insane but true things about traveling nurses - The disadvantages of being a traveling nurse - And More GRAB A COPY TODAY!
Category: Travel

A Catholic Guide To Caring For Your Aging Parent

Author : Monica Dodd
ISBN : 0829431144
Genre : Religion
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Monica Dodds understands the pressures that millions of middle-aged Americans endure as they become caregivers to aging parents. Her professional work with the elderly has exposed her to the complex medical, financial, and legal problems that entangle older people. Her personal experience helping ailing family members has given her deep insight into the difficulties caregivers face in dealing with these problems. A Catholic Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parent is a comprehensive guide for caregivers. Dodds insists that faith is a fundamental part of caregiving, and her approach is deeply rooted in Catholic spirituality. She shows adult children how they can love and serve their aging parents better by deepening their own spiritual lives. "Caregiving", she says, "is a time of many grace-filled moments." Dodds explains how to properly assess the needs of a failing older person, and she writes in detail about the physical, mental, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual dimensions of care. Three extensive appendices provide checklists for assessing needs, a compilation of resources, and an anthology of prayers.
Category: Religion

How To Survive Your Aging Parents

Author : Raeann Berman
ISBN : 1572840374
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"Mom, we're leaving tomorrow. We're going on vacation for two weeks. Don't forget: call cousin Buddy if you have any problems." "Why should I have problems! I live here alone all the time. I manage fine without you both, thank you." "What's wrong, Mom? What did we do?" Susan is bewildered. "Nothing, nothing." Her mother begins to sob. "Just go on about your business, and don't worry about me."
Category: Family & Relationships

Tomorrow Starts Today

Author : Harold J. Sala
ISBN : 1577486072
Genre : Religion
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'Tomorrow Starts Today' is all about daily spiritual renewal. Rather than focusing on what tears you down, this daily devotional sets your sights on those things that will build you up, that will encourage you to look heavenward, and will show you how to draw strength from God--the eternal reservoir that never runs dry. Each devotion also includes a short Scripture passage that parallels the day's main thought. God's grace and love will become evident as you discover His strength and guidance day by day.
Category: Religion

The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
ISBN : NWU:35556033624396
Genre : American wit and humor, Pictorial
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Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

The General S Granddaughter

Author : Dorothy Mack
ISBN : 0451165403
Genre : Fiction
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Only Lord Mark Eversley knows Sarah Ridgemont's secret--that she is not a humble servant, but a well-bred lady, hiding in her wealthy grandfather's house and waiting for the right moment to reveal her identity to him and ask for his help
Category: Fiction

Aging Health And Family

Author : Timothy H. Brubaker
ISBN : UOM:39015016235130
Genre : Social Science
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Long term care of the elderly has become an important issue in recent years. Researchers and policy-makers are urgently seeking ways of improving social service systems in response to a dramatic increase in the number of older people as a percentage of the total population. @3In this comprehensive collection of original papers, leading scholars and practitioners draw on the latest empirical research in their discussion of: the role of family members as informal care-givers; the interaction between families and social service systems, both community based and institutional; and the policy implications of integrating family members into the continuum of long term care of the elderly.
Category: Social Science

Caring For Your Aging Parents

Author : Monica Dodds
ISBN : 087973731X
Genre : Family & Relationships
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From home safety to mental health, it covers everything you'd rather not think about -- never neglecting the spiritual aspect of the relationship.
Category: Family & Relationships

Tribal Aging Programs

Author :
ISBN : NYPL:33433048656296
Genre : Indians of North America
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Category: Indians of North America

Elder Abuse And Neglect

Author : Oregon Office of Elderly Affairs
ISBN : UCLA:31158008702739
Genre : Aged
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Category: Aged

Revitalizing Retirement

Author : Nancy K. Schlossberg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124186854
Genre : Business & Economics
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In preparation for retirement, we are often urged to build up our financial portfolio or perhaps downsize our home or move closer to family. Often neglected in this process, however, are the psychological ramifications that come with the transition into retirement. It is important for retirees to make a plan for their retirement financially, but also to take stock of their psychological portfolio at the same time. This means taking an honest look at how your sense of identity will change with retirement, how your relationships and support systems may change, and how your sense of purpose will be affected.""Revitalizing Retirement"" gives unique guidance on how to create a happy, fulfilling retirement. Nancy K. Schlossberg, a counseling psychologist and author of ""Retire Smart"", ""Retire Happy"", describes the secret to a happy retirement. She encourages readers to reshape their identity, relationships, and purpose. She discusses several coping skills that deal with accepting change and help retirees continue to feel that they are vital members of their community and that they matter.Each chapter contains stories from actual retirees that demonstrate the numerous ways of pursuing an enjoyable retirement. There are short quizzes and discussion questions at the end of each chapter so that readers can reflect on what they have read and see exactly how it relates to their own lives. This book is a must-read for anyone considering retirement in the near future as well as current retirees who may be struggling to find happiness in their daily lives.
Category: Business & Economics