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  • Quarterly Essay 57 Dear Life

    On Caring for the Elderly

    by Karen Hitchcock

    series Quarterly Essay #57
    In this moving and controversial Quarterly Essay, doctor and writer Karen Hitchcock investigates the treatment of the elderly and dying through some unforgettable cases. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life decisions, frailty and dementia, over-treatment and escalating costs.Ours is a society in which ageism, often disguised, threatens to turn the elderly into a “burden” – ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Growing Older Without Feeling Old

    on vitality and ageing

    by Rudi Westendorp and 1 more

    The past century has witnessed a revolution.Less than a hundred years ago, the average Western life expectancy was 40; now it is 80. And there is no end in sight: the first person who will reach 135 has already been born. It’s the most radical change in our society since industrialisation, and naturally it raises many questions.What do longer life spans mean for the way we organise our societies? ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Dear Life

    On Caring for the Elderly

    by Karen Hitchcock

    In this short, powerful book, Karen Hitchcock shines a light on ageism in our society. Through some unforgettable case studies, she shows what care for the elderly and dying is really like – both the good and the bad. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life decisions and over-treatment, frailty and dementia.Dear Life is a moving and controversial argument against the creeping ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Staying Alive

    by Dr. Kate Gregorevic

    Discover how to thrive and live better for longer.By the time we turn 60 most of us will still have one third of our lives to live. How well we live these years will depend on our health: are we agile and disease free? Or dependent on medication and physical assistance?In Staying Alive you'll discover the science on how you can avoid or manage the major diseases that impact us as we age, including ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Depression and Anxiety in Later Life

    What Everyone Needs to Know

    by Mark D. Miller and 3 more

    series A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
    Depression and anxiety can be avoided or minimized through medication and therapy and by adapting to changing circumstances as we age.Physical problems and emotional stresses, such as bereavement, health conditions, pain, concerns about the future, side effects of medications, and the accumulated effects of lifestyle choices, may lead to depression or anxiety in older people. However, as Drs. Mark ... Read more

    $28.70 AUD

  • The 36-Hour Day

    A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss

    by Nancy L. Mace and 1 more

    series A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
    After 35 years, still the indispensable guide for countless families and professionals caring for someone with dementia.Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family ... Read more

    $26.06 AUD

  • Geriatric Medicine

    An Introduction

    by Gideon Caplan

    Geriatric medicine is one of the youngest medical specialities in Australia but is also one of the fastest growing. Geriatric medicine offers a more holistic approach to patient care than organ-based internal-medicine sub-specialities. Patient-centred interventions aim to allow the patient to function optimally. This textbook has been designed to inspire and inform students of geriatric medicine ... Read more

    $74.95 AUD

  • Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

    by Tammi L. Shlotzhauer and 1 more

    series A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
    The trusted guide that has helped thousands of people cope with this painful condition—now thoroughly updated and revised.Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which inflammation plays a major role in causing joint problems. Warmth and swelling in the joints, along with significant stiffness and pain, can make daily life difficult. Many people with rheumatoid arthritis also experience ... Read more

    $30.02 AUD

  • The New Science of Overcoming Arthritis

    Prevent or Reverse Your Pain, Discomfort, and Limitations

    by Thomas Vangsness and 1 more

    Battle the growing arthritis epidemic by taking steps now.Arthritis is truly an epidemic: more than 40 million Americans currently have arthritis, it is the leading cause of disability among people age 65 and older, and the overall annual costs to society are figured to be more than 65 billion. While it is present in nearly everyone by age 70, the problem is growing as arthritis more commonly ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • 101 Ways to Stay Sexually Active after 60 Years

    by Marilyn Stoner

    This is a fun book to help seniors reignite their sexual activity or add to what is happening now. There are suggestions for  implementing many new  types of activities, reimagining forplay and  overcoming feelings of body dissatisfaction. No matter how long it has been since you have had a satisfying sex life, you can regain and expand your joy in being intimate. ... Read more

    $9.81 AUD

  • Principles and Practice of Geriatric Sleep Medicine

    by S. R. Pandi-Perumal and 2 more

    Sleep disorders cause considerable morbidity and distress in the aging population. By highlighting the clinical diagnosis and management of sleep disorders, this volume provides a valuable resource for all those involved in health care of older individuals. The changes in sleep patterns that occur during normal aging are described, followed by authoritative chapters on the presentation of various ... Read more

    $164.55 AUD

  • Oxford Desk Reference: Geriatric Medicine

    by Margot Gosney and 2 more

    series Oxford Desk Reference Series
    With an ageing population, there is little doubt that the majority of hospital-based consultants and their teams will care for older patients and the many complications this presents. This book provides an evidence-based guide for both trainees and consultants in geriatric medicine and those interested in geriatric medicine. Designed in line with the core Royal College curriculum, it provides a ... Read more

    $186.66 AUD

  • Bedpans to Boardrooms

    The Nomadic Nurse Series, #2

    by Sarah Jane Butfield

    series The Nomadic Nurse Series #2
    Hold on tight, this is not what we expected to happen to the fun loving career nurse we met in Ooh Matron!Is Sarah Jane playing with fire?Sarah Jane's life is set to be turned upside down as she juggles the pursuit of her nursing career with the roles of wife and mother. Her nursing career deviates off course into the aged care sector to accommodate her personal life and calls for a variety of ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Aging by Design: How New Thinking on Aging Will Change Your Life

    by Theodore Goldsmith

    Why do we age? How do we age? These questions have baffled scientists for centuries and remain unresolved. The answer to the “how” question is critical to our ability to successfully prevent and treat age-related diseases like cancer and heart disease that now cause the majority of all deaths in the developed world. Because of major difficulties in experimentally determining causes of aging, the ... Read more

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  • The Age of Ageing Better?

    A Manifesto For Our Future

    by Dr. Anna Dixon

    'Dr Anna Dixon has written a must-read for anyone interested in the future of ageing. Learn from one of the best informed about an issue, and opportunity, that is facing us all.'Andy Briggs, Head of FTSE 100 life insurer Phoenix Group'A very important book'Sir Muir GrayThe Age of Ageing Better? takes a radically different view of what our ageing society means. Dr Anna Dixon turns the ... ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • Elderhood

    Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

    by Louise Aronson

    Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General NonfictionA New York Times BestsellerLonglisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionWinner of the WSU AOS Bonner Book AwardAs revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disp... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Dementia Beyond Drugs, Second Edition

    Changing the Culture of Care

    by G. Allen Power and 2 more

    Reducing the use of psychotropic drugs in the symptomatic treatment of dementia is key to successfully implementing compassionate, person-centered practices in your organization—and this book shows clearly why and how it can be done. The revised second edition of this award-winning resource introduces new research, language, and examples to reinforce the core message that antipsychotic medications ... Read more

    $67.57 AUD

  • Gout Relief Now: Your Quick Guide to Gout Treatment, Diet, Medicine, and Home Remedies

    Natural Health & Natural Cures Series

    by David Richards

    You’re about to discover proven steps, strategies, and resources on how to treat your Gout and finally find reliefHere Is a Preview Of What You'll Learn in the short concise book...What exactly Gout is and who gets itWhat causes the buildup of uric acid that actually causes the gout attacksThe symptoms and complicationsMost common gout treatments and medicationsHow nutrition affects gout and ... Read more

    $4.26 AUD

  • Clinical Cases in Geriatric Dermatology

    by Robert A. Norman and 1 more

    series Clinical Cases in Dermatology
    This concise practical guide is designed to facilitate the clinical decision-making process by reviewing a number of cases and defining the various diagnostic and management decisions open to clinicians. It is richly illustrated and diverse in scope, enabling the reader to obtain relevant information regarding both standard and unusual cases in a rapid, easy to digest format. The first in the ... Read more

    $54.00 AUD

  • Community Care for an Aging Society

    Issues, Policies, and Services

    by Carole B. Cox and 1 more

    series Springer Series on Lifestyles and Issues in Aging
    Most older persons desire to remain living in the community, but those requiring care are often at risk of not having their needs met. Families may find themselves unable to care for their older relatives, while formal services are often unavailable or inaccessible. Policies and services are beginning to focus on the community rather than institutions as the primary axis for care.This book ... Read more

    $111.86 AUD

  • The Conversation

    A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care

    by Angelo E. Volandes

    In this "enlightening" (Jane Brody, New York Times) book, Harvard Medical School physician Angelo E. Volandes offers a solution to traumatic end-of-life care: talking, medicine's oldest tool.There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine--keeping patients alive at any price. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions, tethered to machines and tubes at bankrupting costs, even ... Read more

    $17.70 AUD

  • Swallowing Disorders

    Managing Dysphagia In The Elderly

    by S. G. Garbin

    Do you have a loved one or someone in your care suffering from chronic pneumonia or choking at meals? This may be a sign of dysphagia, the clinical term used to describe a swallowing disorder. Swallowing Disorders: Managing Dysphagia in the Elderly may provide vital information that can help you keep the relative or person in your care safer at meals. This reference guide was developed by a speech ... Read more

    $3.16 AUD

  • Living with Ageing and Dying

    Palliative and End of Life Care for Older People

    by Merryn Gott and 1 more

    Ageing populations mean that palliative and end of life care for older people must assume greater priority. Indeed, there is an urgent need to improve the experiences of older people at the end of life, given that they have been identified as the 'disadvantaged dying'. To date, models of care are underpinned by the ideals of specialist palliative care which were developed to meet the needs of ... Read more

    $87.11 AUD

  • Seven Keys to a Peaceful Passing: A Hospice Nurse’s Step-by-Step Guide to Hospice

    by Derek Flores

    The idea of entering Hospice Care at the end of one’s life can be intimidating and even frightening, especially to those who don’t understand what Hospice is and how it should work for patients and families. If you or a loved one are facing an “End of Life” experience, Seven Keys to a Peaceful Passing provides a warm-hearted view on how to make the Hospice System function best. This easy-to-read ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD