Instructions for Geriatric Patients

By

  • William Sodeman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Medical College of Ohio, Department of Medicine, Toledo, OH
  • Thomas Sodeman, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX

The resource American Family Physician called "a valuable and convenient source of educational guides"
is back in an updated New Edition. All the most common diseases, conditions, and problems encountered
in outpatient geriatric care are covered by 185 information sheets. Each sheet features an overview of the problem, important points of treatment, directions on when to contact a physician, and space for customized instructions. Plus, a bonus CD-ROM offers the instruction sheets in a handy electronic format!
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Audience

Family Medicine, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants

 

Book information

  • Published: April 2005
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-0203-1


Table of Contents

1 Confusion

Depression (Caregiver’s Guide)

Dementia (Caregiver’s Guide)

Delirium (Caregiver’s Guide)

Disruptive Behavior (Caregiver’s Guide)

Memory Aids

Driving


2 Cerebrovascular Disease

Stroke

Stroke (Caregiver’s Guide)

Ischemic Stroke (Caregiver’s Guide)

Transient Ishemic Attack (TIA)

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Intracranial Bleeding

Rehabilitation After Stroke

Aspirin Treatment for Prevention of Stroke

Swallowing Difficulty After Stroke (Dysphagia)

PEG (Percutaneous Gastrotomy) Tubes

Feeding Tubes (Nasojejunal Tubes)


3 Tremors

Parkinsonian Tremor

Benign Essential Tremor and Senile Tremor

Tardive Dyskinesia


4 Sleep Disturbances

Insomnia

Insomnia (Caregiver’s Guide)

Somnolence

Disorders in the Sleep-Wake Cycle

Jet Lag

Sleep Walking


5 Falls and Instability

Falls and Instability

After a Fall (Caregiver’s Guide)

Shoes and Falls

Canes and Walkers



6 Special Senses: Vision, Hearing, Taste and Smell

Taste and Smell

Presbyopia

Cataracts

Glare

Low Vision (Caregiver’s Guide)

Glaucoma

Dry Eyes

Sudden Visual Loss

Ptosis (Dropping of the Eyelid)

Hearing Loss – Presbycusis

Hearing Loss – Presbycusis (Caregiver’s Guide)

Dizziness (Vertigo)

Otis Media (Ear Infection)

Taste

Smell

Macular Degeneration

Retinal Tear and Retinal Detachment

Laser Treatment in the Eye

Contact Lenses

Hearing Aids

Cochlear Implants


7 Incontinence

Incontinence (General)

Stress Incontinence

Incontinence and Prostatic Disease

Incontinence and dementia (Caregiver’s Guide)

Fecal Incontinence


8 Gastrointestinal Problems

Dental Hygiene

Gingivitis

Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth (Caregiver’s Guide)

Swallowing Difficulties

Heartburn

Hiatal Hernia

Aspirin, NSAIDs, and Stomach Irritation

Helicobacter Pylori Infection (Gastritis)

Peptic Ulcer Disease

Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding

Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Irritable Colon Syndrome

Functional Gastrointestinal Disease

Prolapsed Hemorrhoids

Anal Fissure

Constipation

Fecal Impaction

Diarrhea

Enemas

Fiber Therapy

Swallowing Studies (Esophageal Motility)

Upper GI Endoscopy

Colonoscopy

Colon Polyps

Liver Biopsy

Liver Transplant

Diabetes and the Intestine

Bloating


9 Cardiovascular Problems

Angina Pectoris

Nitroglycerin Tablets

Nitroglycerin Paste

Nitroglycerin Patches

Atrial Flutter

Atrial Fibrillation

Arrhythmias

Pacemakers

Heart Failure

Myocardial Infarction

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Aortic Aneurysm

Primary Varicose Veins

Secondary Varicose Veins

Edema of the Legs (Dropsy)

Edema of the Legs (Dropsy) (Caregiver’s Guide)

Hypertension

Portal Hypertension

Beta Blockers

Cardiac Catheterization

Nitroglycerin Spray

Implanted Cardioverters

Ultrasound for Aortic Aneurysm


10 Pulmonary Problems

Emphysema

Chronic Bronchitis

Metered Dose Inhalers

Stopping Smoking

Pneumonia

Influenza Vaccination

Pneumococcal Immunization

Tuberculosis

Pulmonary Embolism

Selective Cough

SARS


11 Nutrition

Lactose Intolerance

Cholesterol

Cholesterol Lowering Diets

Weight Loss

Obesity and Weight Loss

Malnutrition

Carbohydrate Restriction and Weight Loss

Intestinal Gas

Cholesterol and Sodium Restricted Diet

Fat and Cholesterol Restricted Diet

Sodium Controlled Diet

Fiber Enhanced Diet

Lactose Controlled Diet

Liquid Diet, Clear

Liquid Diet, Full

Soft Diet


12 Hematologic Problems

Anemia

Pernicious Anemia

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Multiple Myeloma

Lymphoma

Bruising


13 Endocrine Problems

Hypothyroidism

Thyroid Nodules

Hyperthyroidism

Diabetes Mellitus

Infections in Diabetics

Testing Blood Sugar

Hemoglobin H1C


14 Genitourinary and Sexual Problems

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

Prostatic Cancer

Hematuria (Blood in Urine)

Vaginitis

Sexuality

Male Impotence

Dyspareunia

PSA Testing


15 Temperature Regulation

Hypothermia

Hyperthermia


16 Rheumatic and Orthopedic Problems

Osteoporosis

Foot Problems

Osteoarthritis

Arthritis of the Wrist and Hand

Arthritis of the Knee

Arthritis of the Hip

Hip Replacement

Gout

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)

Muscle Cramps

Knee Replacement

REMICAID Infusion

Immunosuppressive Therapy


17 Skin Problems

Pressure Sores (Caregiver’s Guide)

Contact Dermatitis

Dry Skin

Itching

Sun-Exposed Skin

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Fungal Infections

Hair Loss


18 Surgery in the Elderly

Surgery in the Elderly

Inguinal Hernia

Laparoscopic Surgery


19 Infections

HIV and AIDS

Candidiasis (Yeast Infection)

Influenza

Immunization


20 Paget’s Disease of Bone

Paget’s Disease of Bone


21 Fitness

Walking as Exercise

Water Walking


22 End of Life and Legal Issues

End of Life

Legal Issues


23 Charts and Diagrams