The Merck manual of health & aging / Mark H. Beers, editor-in-chief ; Thomas V. Jones, editor

Contributor(s): Beers, Mark H | Jones, Thomas V
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Whitehouse Station, NJ : Merck Research Laboratories, 2004Description: xxix, 961 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cmISBN: 0911910360; 9780911910360Other title: Merck manual of health and aging | Health & aging | Health and agingSubject(s): Older people -- Health and hygiene -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Longevity | Geriatrics -- Handbooks | Health -- aged -- HandbooksDDC classification: 613.0438 Online resources: Publisher description
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Table of content
Section 1
Age-Old Questions
When Does a Person Become Old?
Why Does the Body Change?
Why Does Function Decline?
How the Body Ages
Mouth and Nose
Bones and Joints
Muscles and Body Fat
Brain and Nervous System
Heart and Blood Vessels
Muscles of Breathing and the Lungs
Digestive System
Kidneys and Urinary Tract
Reproductive Organs
Endocrine System
Immune System
The Aging of America
Living Arrangements
Disability and Disease
Causes of Death
Worldwide Aging
Section 2
Preventive Medical Care
Goals of Prevention
Tools of Prevention
Healthy Lifestyle; Vaccines; Screening
Maintaining Good Nutrition
How Aging Affects Nutritional Needs;
HowDisorders and Drugs Change Nutritional Needs;
Screening for Adequate Nutrition;
Reading Food Labels
Drugs and Aging
Benefits and Risks;
Reasons for Increased Risk;
Maximizing Benefits, Reducing Risks;
Remembering to Take Drugs;
NonprescriptionDrugsComplementary or Alternative Medicine Dietary Supplements Chiropractic Acupuncture
Magnet Therapy
Communicating With Health Care Practitioners
Selecting a Primary Care Doctor
Communicating With a New Primary Care Doctor
Communicating During Subsequent Visits
Continuity of Care
What Can Interfere With Continuity?;
Who Provides Care?;
Where Is Care Provided?;
How to Improve Continuity
Understanding Medical Tests
Types of Medical Tests;
Uses of Medical Tests;
Making Decisions About Tests;
Challenges Faced by Older People;
Questions to Ask the Doctor
Specific Tests
Hospital Care
Going to the Emergency Department
Being Admitted to the Hospita
l Problems Due to Hospitalization
Implementing Preventive Strategies
Being Discharged From the Hospital
Undergoing Surgery Before an Operation
At the Time of an Operation
After an Operation
Treatment of Pain and Inflammation
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech Therapy
Rehabilitation for Specific Problems Heart Disorders;
Stroke; Hip Surgery;
Replacement of a Knee;
Amputation of a Leg;
Speech Disorders;
Hearing Loss
Long-Term Care Retirement Communities;
Assisted Living
Board-and-Care Facilities;
Life-Care Communities;
Nursing Homes
Caregiving Who Are Caregivers?;
Rewards of Caregiving;
Challenges in Caregiving;
Getting Help
Palliative and End-of-Life Care Reducing Suffering Retaining Control Over Decisions Palliative Care and Hospice Care Peace and Resolution Section 3MEDICAL CONDITIONSNutritional Disorders Undernutrition Vitamin and Mineral DeficienciesObesityWater and Electrolyte BalanceDehydration Overhydration Problems With Electrolyte Balance Hypothermia and Hyperthermia Hypothermia Hyperthermia Dizziness and Fainting Dizziness Fainting Falls OsteoporosisFractures Hip Fractures Compression Fractures of the Spine Shoulder FracturesWrist Fractures Pain Confusion DeliriumDementiaAlzheimer's Disease Vascular Dementia Lewy Body Dementia Stroke Nerve Disorders Trigeminal Neuralgia Postherpetic NeuralgiaNeuropathiesPostpolio SyndromeMovement DisordersMyoclonusDystoniaTardive Dyskinesia and Akathisia Essential Tremor Parkinson's Disease Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Shy-Drager Syndrome SleepChanges in Sleep Patterns With Aging; Physical and Mental Health DisordersAffecting SleepInsomnia Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Limb Movement Disorders Sleep ApneaREM Sleep Behavior DisorderCircadian Rhythm DisordersOther Sleep Disorders Mental Health Disorders Depression AnxietyPsychosisThyroid Disorders HypothyroidismHyperthyroidism Thyroid NodulesDiabetes Mellitus Skin DisordersDry Skin Itching Rosacea Seborrheic Dermatitis Shingles Pressure Sores Venous Ulcers Eye Disorders Cataract GlaucomaAge-Related Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Disruptions of Blood SupplyRetinal Tears and Detachment Disorders of Tear Production Eyelid Disorders Hearing and the Ear Hearing Loss Tinnitus Earwax Nose and Throat DisordersRhinitisSinusitis Voice DisordersMouth and Dental Disorders Tooth Decay Periodontal Disease Dry Mouth Tooth LossBurning Mouth SyndromeMouth Sores Foot DisordersCorns and CallusesBunion Hammer Toe Heal or Arch Pain Onychauxis and Onychogryphosis Onychomycosis Arthritis Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Gout Pseudogout Infectious Arthritis Temporal Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica High Blood PressureBlood Vessel DisordersAtherosclerosisPeripheral Arterial Disease Aortic Dissection Aneurysms Varicose VeinsSuperficial ThrombophlebitisDeep Vein ThrombosisCoronary Artery Disease Heart FailureAbnormal Heart RhythmsPremature Beats Atrial Flutter and Atrial Fibrillation Ventricular Tachycardia Ventricular FibrillationSinus Bradycardia and Sick Sinus Syndrome Heart Block Heart Valve Disorders Aortic Stenosis Aortic RegurgitationMitral Stenosis Mitral Regurgitation Blood Disorders AnemiaLow Platelet Count Clotting Disorders Thrombocythemia Polycythemia Vera Myelofibrosis Finding and Living With CancerScreening Recognizing the Warning SignsConfirming the Diagnosis and StagingGuidelines for Treatment Living With Cancer Cancers Breast Cancer Chronic Lymphocytic LeukemiaColorectal CancerLung Cancer Mouth, Head, and Neck Cancers Multiple Myeloma.Prostate Cancer Skin Cancer Vulvar CancerPneumonia and InfluenzaPneumoniaInfluenzaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Swallowing and Reflux Disorders Dysphagia Gastroesophageal RefluxBowel Movement Disorders Constipation Diarrhea Fecal Incontinence Urinary Tract Infections Urinary Incontinence Female Genital and Sexual DisordersInflammation of the Vulva and Vagina Vulvar Pain Skin Disorders of the VulvaVaginal Bleeding Pelvic Support Disorders Decreased Sexual Drive Male Genital and Sexual Disorders Benign Prostatic HyperplasiaProstatitis Inguinal Hernia Erectile DysfunctionDecreased Sex Drive Retrograde Ejaculation Exercise Why Exercise?.Starting to Exercise Types of Exercise Exercise for People With a Disorder: Arthritis; Coronary Artery Disease; Dementia; Diabetes; Disabilities; Heart Failure; Lung Disorders; Parkinson's Disease; Peripheral Arterial Disease; StrokeSection 4SOCIAL, LEGAL, AND ETHICAL ISSUESCoping With Change Life-Changing Events Retirement; Losing a Loved One; Changes in Living ArrangementsStaying ConnectedDriving Crash Rates and Traffic ViolationsThe Reasons for Problems Ways of Compensating A Driving DecisionIntimacyIntimacy and Long-Term RelationshipsIntimacy and Dating Intimacy and Sex Intimacy and Dementia Intimacy and Families Intimacy and Privacy Intimacy in Gay Relationships Intimacy in Other RelationshipsMistreatment Types of Mistreatment; Prevention of Mistreatment; Responding to MistreatmentUnderstanding Legal and Ethical Issues Informed ConsentConfidentiality CapacityCompetency Advance Directives Living Will; Durable Power of Attorney for Health CareSurrogates Paying for Health Care Medicare Medicaid Private Insurance Understanding Managed Care APPENDIXESDrug Names: Generic and Trade Resources for Help and Information INDEX

Includes index

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