Geriatric Rehabilitation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323544542, 9780323544559

Geriatric Rehabilitation

1st Edition

Authors: David X. Cifu Henry L. Lew Mooyeon Oh-Park
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323544542
eBook ISBN: 9780323544559
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 22nd January 2018
Page Count: 350

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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.

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


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About the Authors

David X. Cifu

David Xavier Cifu is an American physiatrist, researcher, and medical educator. He is the Associate Dean for Innovation and System Integration in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, the chairman and Herman J. Flax M.D. Professor of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University, staff physiatrist at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center, founding director of the VCU-Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering and senior TBI specialist in the Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chairman, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia; National Director for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services, Office of Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia

Henry L. Lew

Affiliations and Expertise

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 Mānoa, Honolulu, HI and Adjunct Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, United States

Mooyeon Oh-Park

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Geriatric Rehabilitation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, New Jeresy; Associate Professor, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neward, New Jersey