Rosenbloom Morgan s Vision and Aging

Rosenbloom   Morgan s Vision and Aging
Author: Alfred A. Rosenbloom,Meredith W. Morgan
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780750673594
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rosenbloom Morgan s Vision and Aging Book Excerpt:

The fastest growing segment of our polulation is those aged 85 and older. Just the sheer number of people inspires a growing recognition that there is a great need to learn to diagnose and treat low vision and to communicate more effectively with persons experiencing age-related vision loss, their caregivers, and their family members. The author, well known for his expertise in low vision and care of the elderly patient in optometric practice, provides a very practical manual on treating this population. The manual is designed to enable the clinician to access information quickly and apply the information directly to practice.

Issues in Aging and Vision

Issues in Aging and Vision
Author: Alberta L. Orr
Publsiher: American Foundation for the Blind
Total Pages: 258
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780891289470
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in Aging and Vision Book Excerpt:

A new essential curriculum on aging and vision loss designed to provide vital information for university programs in gerontology and related areas, and in-service training as well. Seven clearly written, easy-to-use modules cover such vital topics as the eye and vision, psychosocial issues related to vision loss, impact on the family, community resources and services, collaboration efforts between the aging and vision fields, current trends, and in-service delivery. Issues in Aging and Vision is an invaluable information resource for university training programs and organizations and community agencies serving older persons.

Vision and Aging

Vision and Aging
Author: Alberta L. Orr
Publsiher: American Foundation for the Blind
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780891282167
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vision and Aging Book Excerpt:

This overview of the service delivery systems in the aging and blindness fields covers the essential issues concerning vision loss among older persons in this country, the growth of visual impairment among the increasing number of elderly people in the United States, and the policy and service questions that will demand national attention throughout this and the coming decade.

Vision Loss in an Aging Society

Vision Loss in an Aging Society
Author: John E. Crews,Frank J. Whittington
Publsiher: American Foundation for the Blind
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780891283072
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vision Loss in an Aging Society Book Excerpt:

An essential reference source for teachers and other professionals in the fields of low vision, social work, geriatric medicine, and other areas of public health. It provides insightful analyses of both practical and public policy issues related to aging and visual impairment, giving readers a broad range of perspectives.

Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual

Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual
Author: Timothy L. Kauffman
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 559
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0443102333
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual Book Excerpt:

This manual gives step-by-step guidance on the evaluation and treatment of geriatric diseases and disorders. It covers incidence of disorders, diagnostic tests, associated diagnoses, clinical implications for mobility, and rehabilitation techniques. It offers a broad overview of the effects of aging on all body systems. Special geriatric considerations for laboratory assessment, thermoregulations, and pharmacology are also discussed. This manual is a resource for all training clinicians in geriatric care and is a quick-reference guide for students and practitioners in this field.

Dizziness and Vertigo Across the Lifespan

Dizziness and Vertigo Across the Lifespan
Author: Bradley W. Kesser,A. Tucker Gleason
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-02-05
ISBN: 0323551378
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dizziness and Vertigo Across the Lifespan Book Excerpt:

Get a quick, expert overview of dizziness and vertigo from childhood through old age with this concise, practical resource. Drs. Bradley W. Kesser and Tucker Gleason have assembled a leading team of experts to address timely clinical topics of interest to otolarynologists and other health care providers who see patients with these common problems. Covers key topics such as the clinical exam and diagnostic techniques, assessment and differential diagnosis in the pediatric population, dizziness and vertigo in the adolescent and the elderly, evaluation of dizziness in the litigating patient, vHIT, positional vertigo in all age groups, vestibular neuritis, migraine-associated vertigo, Meniere’s disease, medication-related dizziness in the older adult, and more. Includes information on dizziness demographics and population health, as well as development of the vestibular system and balance function. Consolidates today’s available information and experience in this important area into one convenient resource.

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Sleep Medicine

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Sleep Medicine
Author: S. R. Pandi-Perumal,Jaime M. Monti,Andrew A. Monjan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-11-26
ISBN: 0521896703
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Sleep Medicine Book Excerpt:

This is a concise and comprehensive review of geriatric sleep medicine from a multidisciplinary viewpoint.

Geriatric Physical Therapy eBook

Geriatric Physical Therapy   eBook
Author: Andrew A. Guccione,Dale Avers,Rita Wong
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2011-03-07
ISBN: 0323072410
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geriatric Physical Therapy eBook Book Excerpt:

Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, editors Andrew Guccione, Rita Wong, and Dale Avers and their contributors provide current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can use throughout the patient management process. Six new chapters include: Exercise Prescription, Older Adults and Their Families, Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life. Clinically accurate and relevant while at the same time exploring theory and rationale for evidence-based practice, it’s perfect for students and practicing clinicians. It’s also an excellent study aid for the Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialization exam. Comprehensive coverage provides all the foundational knowledge needed for effective management of geriatric disorders. Content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure information is authoritative, comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. A highly readable writing style and consistent organization make it easy to understand difficult concepts. Tables and boxes organize and summarize important information and highlight key points for quick reference. A well-referenced and scientific approach provides the depth to understand processes and procedures. Theory mixed with real case examples show how concepts apply to practice and help you enhance clinical decision-making skills. Standard APTA terminology familiarizes you with terms used in practice. A new chapter, Exercise Prescription, highlights evidence-based exercise prescription and the role of physical activity and exercise on the aging process. A new chapter, Older Adults and Their Families, helps physical therapists understand the role spouses/partners and adult children can play in rehabilitation, from providing emotional support to assisting with exercise programs and other daily living activities. New chapters on Impaired Joint Mobility, Impaired Motor Control, Home-based Service Delivery, and Hospice and End of Life expand coverage of established and emerging topics in physical therapy. Incorporates two conceptual models: the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, and the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) with an emphasis on enabling function and enhancing participation rather than concentrating on dysfunction and disability A companion Evolve website includes all references linked to MEDLINE as well as helpful links to other relevant websites.

The Aging Individual

The Aging Individual
Author: Susan Krauss Whitbourne, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2002-10-10
ISBN: 9780826193629
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Aging Individual Book Excerpt:

Continuing in the tradition of the first edition, Whitbourneís identity process model serves to integrate the physiological with a psychological perspective. The effects of physical changes on the individual are examined in terms of identity, as well as the impact of identity on the interpretation of these changes. The preventive and compensatory steps that indiviuduals can take to offset the aging process are explored as well. As with the first edition, a major strength of this text is the authorís illumination of complex biological concepts in a clear and accessible style. The Second Edition includes new material focusing on demographic statistics, chronic diseases, the biopsychosocial perspective, and succesful aging. This edition also features new charts, tables, and figures to highlight the text. This is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of psychology, gerontology, and social work.

Basic and Clinical Applications of Vision Science

Basic and Clinical Applications of Vision Science
Author: V. Lakshminarayanan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401156980
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic and Clinical Applications of Vision Science Book Excerpt:

Basic and Clinical Applications of Vision Sciences contains the edited papers presented at the Enoch Vision Science Symposium, April 27-30 1996, which was organized in honor of the pioneer in vision science, Dr Jay M Enoch. Dr Enoch served for twelve years as Dean, School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley. The book is organized along the lines of Dr. Enoch's contributions to vision science, but is not limited to these topics. Of special note, the reader will find papers on important new developments in photoreceptor, ophthalmic and visual optics, retinal imaging, ophthalmic physiology and pathophysiology, visual psychophysics and visual techniques. The papers are grouped into the following sections: photoreceptor optics; ophthalmic and visual optics; binocular vision, developmental vision, eye movements and physiology; ophthalmic dysfunction; visual psychophysics and clinical applications; history of vision science. £/LIST£

Umphred s Neurological Rehabilitation E Book

Umphred s Neurological Rehabilitation   E Book
Author: Rolando T. Lazaro,Sandra G. Reina-Guerra,Myla Quiben
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1168
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN: 0323641946
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Umphred s Neurological Rehabilitation E Book Book Excerpt:

UPDATED! Color photos and line drawings clearly demonstrate important concepts and clinical conditions students will encounter in practice. NEW and EXPANDED! Additional case studies illustrate how concepts apply to practice. Updated chapters incorporate the latest advances and the newest information in neurological rehabilitation strategies. NEW and UNIQUE! New chapter on concussion has been added. Separate and expanded chapters on two important topics: Balance and Vestibular.

Protect Your Sight

Protect Your Sight
Author: James C. Folk,Mark E. Wilkinson,Mary Allen
Publsiher: F.E.P. International
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0976968908
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protect Your Sight Book Excerpt:

Two professors at the University of Iowa, experts in the field of macular degeneration, discuss the disease and its treatment, and suggest lifestyle changes that may reduce the risk of vision loss.164 pp.

Vertigo and Dizziness across the Lifespan An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics E Book

Vertigo and Dizziness across the Lifespan  An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics   E Book
Author: Bradley W. Kesser,A. Tucker Gleason
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2011-05-12
ISBN: 1455709727
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vertigo and Dizziness across the Lifespan An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics E Book Book Excerpt:

Dizziness comes in many forms in each age group – some specific to an age group (e.g. benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood) while others span the age spectrum (e.g., migraine-associated vertigo). This content organizes evaluation and management of the dizzy patient by age to bring a fresh perspective to seeing these often difficult patients. The pediatric section begins with a review of vestibular embryology and physiology and moves toward a comprehensive discussion of methods – both bedside and in the vestibular lab - to evaluate the child with dizziness, or “clumsiness,” concluding with an exploration of the differential diagnosis of dizziness and relevant findings. Dizziness in the adolescent points to migraine headache as a common cause, enumerates treatment strategies for migraine-associated vertigo, and offers guidelines for when to image the adolescent with dizziness. Adult dizziness is more a compilation of the relevant diagnoses, but the section starts with dizziness that can affect young adults – especially members of our Armed Forces fighting overseas – traumatic brain injury/blast injury. This content also has relevance for patients in motor vehicle accidents and head injury patients. Medicolegal aspects of evaluation and management of dizzy patients are succinctly covered in “Evaluation of Dizziness in the Litigating Patient.” The final chapter in this section, “Other Causes of Dizziness,” provides a very thorough overview of unusual causes of dizziness in the adult population. Dizziness associated with advancing age is quite common and often multifactorial, as is highlighted in the chapter “Dizziness in the Elderly.” A comprehensive review of the posterior cerebral circulation, transient ischemic attacks, and posterior circulation stroke is presented in the chapter, “Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency.” No coverage of dizziness in the elderly is complete without an exposition of polypharmacy and medication effects. Other common diagnoses of dizziness in the elderly are thoughtfully reviewed along with a survey of new and old techniques to rehabilitate the older patient with dizziness or disequilibrium. Patients presenting with dizziness can harbor serious, if not life-threatening, conditions such as stroke, brain abscess, or severe chronic ear disease. At the end of several articles, the reader will find a relevant table – What Not To Miss – a list of clinically significant signs and symptoms not to ignore, or conditions (differential diagnosis) that may masquerade as that discussed in the chapter but critically important that the practitioner should not overlook in the evaluation of the patient. Many articles in this edition start with a clinical scenario so the reader can recognize common presenting symptoms, demographic features, and factors in the medical history that will aid in making the diagnosis.

Aging

Aging
Author: Carole Bernstein Lewis
Publsiher: F.A. Davis
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2002-04-15
ISBN: 0803646518
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging Book Excerpt:

This classic textbook provides practitioners and students working in geriatric rehabilitation an interdisciplinary approach to the assessment and rehabilitative management of older persons. Clinically focused, the 4th edition reviews crucial information about the elderly people and suggests strategies for implementing practical rehabilitation goals in a variety of care settings.

Gerontologic Nursing E Book

Gerontologic Nursing   E Book
Author: Sue E. Meiner
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2014-10-17
ISBN: 0323293794
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gerontologic Nursing E Book Book Excerpt:

Gerontologic Nursing, 5th Edition offers comprehensive disorder and wellness coverage to equip you with the essential information you need to provide the best nursing care to older adults. A body-system organization makes information easy to find, and includes discussions on health promotion, psychologic and sociocultural issues, and the common medical-surgical problems associated with aging adults. Written by expert educator and clinician Sue Meiner, EdD, APRN, BC, GNP, this book also emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care. Case Studies specialty boxes provide realistic situations to expand your knowledge and understanding. UNIQUE! Nursing care plans supply guidance on selecting appropriate nursing activities and interventions for specific conditions. Evidence-Based Practice specialty boxes pull the critical evidence-based information contained in the text into boxes for easy access and identification. UNIQUE! Client/Family Teaching specialty boxes emphasize key aspects of practice and teaching for self-care. UNIQUE! Home Care specialty boxes highlight tips to promote practical, effective home care for the older adult. UNIQUE! Emergency Treatment specialty boxes highlight critical treatment needed in emergency situations. UNIQUE! Nutritional Considerations specialty boxes demonstrate special nutritional needs and concerns facing the aging population. NEW! Completely revised Pharmacologic Management chapter covering substance abuse. NEW! Completely revised Cognitive and Neurologic Function chapter covering mental health. NEW! Up-to-date content equips you with the most current information as the basis of the best possible care for problems affecting the older adult population. Streamlined focus presents the essential "need to know" information for the most common conditions in older adults in a format that you can easily and quickly grasp. UNIQUE! Disorder index on the inside cover supplies a handy reference to guide students to the information they need quickly and easily. Complex aspects of aging offers detailed and comprehensive coverage of pain, infection, cancer, chronic illness, loss, death, and dying, and substance abuse. Thorough assessment coverage recaps normal, deviations from normal, and abnormal findings of vitals for the older adult for students and practitioners.

Work Aging and Vision

Work  Aging  and Vision
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 67
Release: 1987-01-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Work Aging and Vision Book Excerpt:

Foundations of Low Vision

Foundations of Low Vision
Author: Anne Lesley Corn,Jane N. Erin
Publsiher: American Foundation for the Blind
Total Pages: 965
Release: 2010-01
ISBN: 089128883X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Low Vision Book Excerpt:

Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspectives, the ground-breaking text that highlighted the importance of focusing on the functional as well as the clinical implications of low vision, has been completely updated and expanded in this second edition. The revised edition goes even further in its presentation of how best to assess and support both children and adults with low vision and plan programs and services that optimize their functional vision and ability to lead productive and satisfying lives, based on individuals' actual abilities. Part 1, Personal and Professional Perspectives, provides the foundations of this approach, with chapters focused on the anatomy of the eye, medical causes of visual impairment, optics and low vision devices, and clinical low vision services, as well as psychological and social implications of low vision and the history of the field. Part 2 focuses on children and youths, providing detailed treatment of functional vision assessment, instruction, use of low vision devices, orientation and mobility, and assistive technology. Part 3 presents rehabilitation and employment issues for working-age adults and special considerations for older adults.

Borish s Clinical Refraction E Book

Borish s Clinical Refraction   E Book
Author: William J. Benjamin
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1712
Release: 2006-06-21
ISBN: 0702038970
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borish s Clinical Refraction E Book Book Excerpt:

Now updated and expanded to cover the latest technologies, this full-color text on clinical refraction uses an easy-to-read format to give optometry students and practitioners all the important information they need. Also covers a wide range of other aspects of the eye exam, including anterior and posterior segment evaluations, contact lens, ocular pharmacology, and visual field analysis. Four new chapters cover wavefront-guided refraction, optical correction with refractive surgeries, prosthetic devices, and patients with ocular pathology. Offer precise, step-by-step how-to's for performing all of the most effective refractive techniques. Presents individualized refractive approaches for the full range of patients, including special patient populations. Contriubtors are internationally recognized, leading authorities in the field. New full-color design with full-color images throughout. Completely updated and expanded to include current technologies. A new chapter on Optical Correction with Refractive Surgeries, including keratoplasty, traditional refractive surgeries (e.g. LASIK and PRK), crystalline lens extraction with and without pseudophakia, the new presbyopic surgery, etc. A new chapter on Wavefront Guided Refraction provides information on the advantages and limitations the Hartmann-Shack Method for objective refraction plus aberrometry and the refraction and the use of in the correction of the eye with spectacles, contact lenses, and refractive surgery. A new chapter on Patients with Ocular Pathology reflects the most current knowledge of patients with ocular pathologies. Provides information on Optical Correction with Prosthetic Devices, including corneal onlays, stromal implants, phakic intraocular lenses, etc. Includes new chapters and/or discussions on such topics as: Aberrations of the Eye, Refractive Consequences of Eye Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Dry Eye, Diagnosis of Pathology of the Anterior Segment, Diagnosis of Glaucoma, and Diagnosis of Pathology of the Posterior Segment. Visual Acuity chapter expanded to include the effect of refractive error on visual acuity and statistics on how much of a change in visual acuity is significant. Objective Refraction, Corneal Topography, and Visual Field Analysis chapters include the addition of new electro-optical and computer techniques and equipment. Chapters on Multifocal Spectacle Lenses and Contact Lenses now cover newer progressive addition lenses and contact lenses that are now on the market. Electrodiagnosis chapter revised to take a more clinical approach.

Functional Performance in Older Adults

Functional Performance in Older Adults
Author: Bette R Bonder,Vanina Dal Bello-Haas
Publsiher: F.A. Davis
Total Pages: 877
Release: 2008-10-31
ISBN: 0803622406
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Performance in Older Adults Book Excerpt:

The ideal resource for rehabilitation professionals who are working with or preparing to work with older adults! It describes the normal aging process, illustrates how health and social factors can impede an aging person’s abilities, and demonstrates how to develop mechanisms for maximizing the well-being of older adults.

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine
Author: Christine K. Cassel,Rosanne Leipzig,Harvey Jay Cohen,Eric B. Larson,Diane E. Meier
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1318
Release: 2006-05-29
ISBN: 0387226214
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geriatric Medicine Book Excerpt:

Since the publication of the third edition of Geriatric Medicine,extraordinary advances have occurred in the science of aging and the potential for biomedical research to give us answers to many, if not most, of the age-related disorders that threaten the quality of life in older years. At the most basic level, the successful mapping of the human genome was declared complete in the fall of 2000. Understanding the map of the human genome is as important as understanding the map of genomes of important laboratory species, ranging from the microscopic worms and fruit?ies used in most classic genetic studies to rodents such as laboratory mice, and eventually to primates, on which much of the research on the aging human brain is done. The genetic maps of all of these species,including our own,does not answer clinical questions,but it does open the door to dramatic, rapid, and ef?cient answers to questions about the genetic polymorphisms related to diseases in humans. The telomerase story also unfolded since the third edition. Telomerase is an enzyme responsible for maintaining the telomeres—the redundant DNA portions at the end of chromosomes—whose shortening seems to be linked directly to cell senescence,ap- tosis,and the control over cell death,which,at the level of the individual cell,seems to be linked to the decline of organ function and eventually aging and death within the org- ism.