Geriatric Rehabilitation,
Edition 1
By David X. Cifu, MD, Henry L. Lew, MD, PhD, ABPMR, CCC-A and Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD, MS

Publication Date: 23 Jan 2018

Rehabilitation of the geriatric patient poses a unique set of challenges and conditions often not seen in younger patients, but which are common among older adults. This quick, practical resource helps physiatrists and other members of the rehabilitation team overcome these challenges, covering the wide range of topics necessary to provide the highest level of care to this rapidly increasing population.

Key Features

  • Presents practical guidance on arthritis and joint replacement, polypharmacy and mobility, swallowing dysfunction, nutritional recommendations, psychiatric and cognitive disorders, assistive technology, and more.
  • Covers the physiologic changes and epidemiology of aging, osteoporosis and fragility fractures, fall prevention and intervention, and prevention of hospital-acquired deconditioning.
  • Consolidates today’s available information on geriatric rehabilitation into one convenient resource.
About the author
By David X. Cifu, MD, Associate Dean of Innovation and System Integration and Eminent Scholar, Herman J. Flax, MD Professor and Chair, Department of, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Senior Consultant, Sheltering Arms Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine; Henry L. Lew, MD, PhD, ABPMR, CCC-A, M.D., Ph.D., Tenured Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI and Adjunct Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, United States; Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD, MS, Director of Geriatric Rehabilitation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, New Jeresy and Associate Professor, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neward, New Jersey
Table of Contents

Geriatric Rehabilitation

Table of Contents

1) Epidemiology of Aging, Disability, Frailty, Overall Role of Physiatry

2) Sarcopenia & Other Physiologic Change of Aging

3) Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures

4) Fall Prevention & Intervention

5) Central Nervous System Disorders Affecting Mobility in Older Adults

6) Peripheral Nervous & Vascular Disorders Affecting Mobility in Older Adults

7) Arthritis and Joint Replacement

8) Prevention of Hospital Acquired Deconditioning

9) Polypharmacy & Mobility

10) Swallowing and Nutritional Issues in the Geriatric Population

11) Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Hearing Disorders in the Elderly

12) Principles of Rehabilitation in Musculoskeletal & Sports Injuries in Older Adults

13) Geriatric Psychiatric & Cognitive Disorders: Depression, Dementia, Delirium

14) Exercise Recommendations for Older Adults for Prevention of Disability

15) Spine Disorders in Older Adults

16) Assistive Technology for Geriatric Population

Book details
ISBN: 9780323544542
Page Count: 350
Retail Price : £78.99