Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology

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Essentials of Geriatric Neuroanesthesia

1st Edition

Hemanshu Prabhakar, Charu Mahajan, Indu Kapoor
July 19, 2019

The book covers topics ranging from basic sciences (developmental changes in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology and effects of neuropharmacology) to special situations such as brain death, ethical issues and palliative care. It discusses various neurological surgical problems and their challenges...

Alzheimer's Disease: Cause(s), Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care

1st Edition

Zaven S Khachaturian, Teresa S. Radebaugh
June 04, 2019

Published in 1996: Alzheimer's disease is characterized by memory disturbances and changes in personality and is associated with aging, although it can occur in people under 65. It is a progressive disease, painful to witness as the patient's health declines. Alzheimer's Disease: Cause(s),...

Tresch and Aronow's Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly: Sixth Edition

6th Edition

Wilbert S. Aronow, Jerome L. Fleg, Michael W. Rich
February 13, 2019

With an exponential growth in the number of older adults, understanding the common disorders of the elderly patient requiring cardiac care is becoming increasingly important. Incorporating recent advances in the field, Tresch and Aronow's Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly 6th Edition has been...

Revival: Molecular Basis of Aging (1995)

1st Edition

Alvaro Macieira-Coelho
January 28, 2019

Using a new, integrative approach, Molecular Basis of Aging describes the aging phenomenon within mammalian organisms from the perspective of changes in information storage and coordination between hierarchical orders of structure. This unique approach provides the reader with a thorough insight...

Aging: Exploring a Complex Phenomenon

1st Edition

Shamim I. Ahmad
October 25, 2017

This book is a detailed and comprehensive synthesis of the scientific study of aging. Dozens of contributions from leading scholars review various theories of aging, and molecular, cellular, biochemical and microbial aspects of aging, among just a few of the topics included. Authoritative, wide...

DHEA in Human Health and Aging

1st Edition

Ronald Ross Watson
June 07, 2017

Reduced production of DHEA associated with the diseases that accompany aging has led to its use as a nutritional supplement for antiaging, metabolic support, and other purposes. While animal studies have clearly shown substantial benefits of DHEA in combating various disease states, the effect of...

Geriatric Rehabilitation: From Bedside to Curbside

1st Edition

K. Rao Poduri
March 07, 2017

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...


5th Edition

David Ames, John T. O'Brien, Alistair Burns
February 02, 2017

Dementia represents a major public health challenge for the world with over 100 million people likely to be affected by 2050. A large body of professionals is active in diagnosing, treating, and caring for people with dementia, and research is expanding. Many of these specialists find it hard to...

Mechanisms Linking Aging, Diseases and Biological Age Estimation

1st Edition

Sara C. Zapico
December 21, 2016

This book focuses on four of the hallmarks of aging: aspartic acid racemization, advanced glycation end products, telomere shortening and mitochondrial mutations; describing their role in aging and diseases; and their application to age-at-death estimation in forensic sciences in greater depth,...

Designing Technology Training for Older Adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

1st Edition

Shelia R. Cotten, Elizabeth A. Yost, Ronald W. Berkowsky, Vicki Winstead, William A. Anderson
December 01, 2016

This book provides the latest research and design-based recommendations for how to design and implement a technology training program for older adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). The approach in the book concentrates on providing useful best practices for CCRC owners, CEOs,...

Vitamin D: Oxidative Stress, Immunity, and Aging

1st Edition

Adrian F. Gombart
November 16, 2016

Vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency is a worldwide, public health problem in both developed and developing countries. Rickets among infants has reemerged. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with increased risk and mortality from cancer. At the same time, the beneficial effects of vitamin D on a...

Aging is a Group-Selected Adaptation: Theory, Evidence, and Medical Implications

1st Edition

Joshua Mitteldorf
October 20, 2016

Although books exist on the evolution of aging, this is the first book written from the perspective of again as an adaptive program. It offers an insight into the implications of research on aging genetics, The author proposes the Demographic Theory of Senescence, whereby aging has been...