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Alzheimer's Disease: The Complete Introduction

by Judes Poirier, Serge Gauthier & Barbara Sandilands

Explains the disease and addresses recent strides in treatment while dispelling myths, intended for patients, families, and caregivers.

Chronic Pain and Addiction

by M.R. Clark & G.J. Treisman

Patients with chronic pain understandably seek relief from their distress and discomfort, but many medications that alleviate pain are potentially addictive, and most chronic pain conditions only have a temporary...

Molecular Mechanisms of Adult Stem Cell Aging

by K.L. Rudolph

There is growing evidence that adult stem cells age. This process can result in alterations in the number and function of stem cells, leading to distinct phenotypic outcomes in different organ systems. This...

Last Acts: Discovering Possibility and Opportunity at the End of Life

by David J. Casarett,

What would you do if you had only a few days to live? Or a few weeks or months? What if a loved one were in this situation -- how could you help that person decide how to spend the time that remained? Perhaps...

Generational Intelligence: A Critical Approach to Age Relations

by Simon Biggs & Ariela Lowenstein

The question of communication and understanding between different generations is emerging as a key issue for the twenty-first century. The advent of ageing populations may lead to increased conflict or solidarity...

Dementia: What You Need to Know: A Guide for People With Dementia, and Their Caregivers

by Chris Perkins

Thorough and compassionate information about dementia and Alzheimer's for caregivers and people with early dementia.As the population continues to age, so too the numbers of people with dementia and Alzheimer's...

Adverse Cutaneous Drug Eruptions

by L.E. French

The skin is one of the most frequently involved organs in adverse drug reactions. Occurring with an incidence of 1-5% for certain types of drugs, cutaneous drug eruptions are mostly benign in nature, and comprise...

Cancer and Aging

by M. Extermann

Cancer is clearly an age-related disease. Recent research in both aging and cancer has demonstrated the complex interaction between the two phenomena. This affects a wide spectrum of research and practice, anywhere...

Stepping Stones to Living Well with Dysphagia

by P. Clavé & J. Cichero

Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a major complaint among many patients suffering from neurological diseases as well as in the elderly. Its severity ranges from moderate difficulty to complete inability to swallow,...

Psychiatry of Parkinson's Disease

by K.P. Ebmeier, J.T. O'Brien & J.-P. Taylor

Psychiatric symptoms are common in the neurological and geriatric care of patients with Parkinson's disease. This book assembles short reviews from experts in the field to chart the various psychiatric syndromes...

Advances in Stem Cell Aging

by K.L. Rudolph

Adult stem cells are present in most postnatal tissues of mammals. Tissues with high rates of cell turnover depend on the functional capacity of stem cells for lifelong maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Adult...

Clinical Recovery from CNS Damage

by H. Naritomi & D.W. Krieger

After decades of focusing on how to alleviate and prevent recurrence of acute CNS injuries, the emphasis has finally shifted towards repairing such devastating events and rehabilitation. This development has...

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics 7/E

by Robert Kane & Joseph Ouslander

An engaging introductory guide to the core topics in geriatric medicine

"This is a valuable reference for those treating geriatric patients, providing well-reasoned expectations. It offers a common-sense approach...

Parkinson’s Disease. A Guide to Medical Treatment

by Michael Carranza, Madeline R. Snyder, Jessica Davenport Shaw & Theresa A. Zesiewicz et al.

In Parkinson’s disease, the past half-century of research has brought many fascinating advances in treatment. Proper identification and treatment of both motor and non-motor symptoms lead to a better overall...

Remember When?

by Scientific American Editors

Remember When? The Science of Memory by the Editors of Scientific American

We don't often marvel at the process of remembering-that is, until we forget. What allows us to remember, and how do we forget? Most...

The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic

by David Shenk

Afflicting nearly half of all persons over the age of 85, Alzheimer’s disease kills nearly 100,000 Americas a year as it insidiously robs them of their memory and wreaks havoc on the lives of their loved ones....

Elsevier's Dictionary of Medicine and Biology: in English, Greek, German, Italian and Latin

by G. Konstantinidis

Dictionaries are didactic books used as consultation instruments for self-teaching. They are composed by an ordered set of linguistic units which reflects a double structure, the macrostructure which correspond...

Oxidative Stress and Neurodegenerative Disorders

by G. Ali Qureshi & S. Hasan Parvez

Oxidative stress is the result of an imbalance in pro-oxidant/antioxidant homeostasis that leads to the generation of toxic reactive oxygen species. Brain cells are continuously exposed to reactive oxygen species...

Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions

by Eric A. Coleman

Learn how to ensure quality and safety for vulnerable older adults Transitional care is crucial to older adults with complex care needs who are moving between different locations or different levels of care....

Complementary and Alternative Therapies and the Aging Population: An Evidence-Based Approach

by Ronald Watson

The major objective of this book is to review in detail health problems occurring with significant frequency in aging adults which are proposed to be treated or ameliorated using nutriceuticals as foods and...