Health Care for an Ageing Population - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702035012

Health Care for an Ageing Population

1st Edition

meeting the challenge

Authors: Jennifer Jamison
eBook ISBN: 9780702035012
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 4th December 2006


This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It focuses on the conditions and health challenges likely to be encountered in persons of 45 and older. It provides a comprehensive management approach that draws on conventional and complementary medicine and offers patient information sheets that can be readily distributed to the patient by busy practitioners.

Table of Contents


1. Delaying aging: the free radical hypothesis
Patient Handout 1.1 Prolonging life
Patient Handout 1.2 Preventing disease
Patient Handout 1.3 A brain teaser
2. Managing stress: a longevity strategy?
Patient Handout 2.1 Psychosocial stress: a health risk
Patient Handout 2.2 Coping with stress
3. Medication: a two-edged sword
Patient Handout 3.1 Tips for taking medication
Patient Handout 3.2 Drug interactions: tips for reducing the risk
4. Functional decline: triggering social isolation
Patient Handout 4.1 Promoting bladder health
Patient Handout 4.2 Dealing with hearing impairment
5. Falls: reducing the risk
Patient Handout 5.1 Reducing the risk of falls and fractures
6. Menopause: meeting the challenge
Patient Handout 6.1 Menopause: the HRT option
Patient Handout 6.2 The patient’s choice: weighing the evidence
7. Insomnia: reality or perception?
Patient Handout 7.1 Managing insomnia: a self-care guide 1
8. Osteoporosis: skeletal failure
Patient Handout 8.1 Osteoporosis: the risk and how to reduce it
Patient Handout 8.2 Fractures: identifying and reducing the risk
9. Wavering immunity
Patient Handout 9.1 Boosting immunity
10. Fatigue: faltering energy
Patient Handout 10.1 Coping with fatigue
11. Pain: retirement’s killjoy
Patient Handout 11.1 Pain self-care: the analgesic option


12. Obesity
Patient Handout 12.1 Weight management
Patient Handout 12.2 Determining ideal weight
Patient Handout 12.3 Determining energy needs
Patient Handout 12.4 Options for weight loss
13. Osteoarthritis
Patient Handout 13.1 Knee osteoarthritis: self-care options
14. Diabetes mellitus
Patient Handout 14.1 Preventing diabetes: the lifestyle choices
Patient Handout 14.2 Avoiding complications: self-care for diabetics
Patient Handout 14.3 Foot care for diabetics
Patient Handout 14.4 Travel tips for diabetics
15. Hypertension
Patient Handout 15.1 Preventing hypertension: the lifestyle choices
16. Coronary heart disease
Patient Handout 16.1 Heart attack: reducing the risk
17. Leg ulcers
Patient Handout 17.1 Leg ulcers
18. Depression
Patient Handout 18.1 Depression
19. Dementia
Patient Handout 19.1 Dementia
20. Prostate disease
Patient Handout 20.1 Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Patient Handout 20.2 Prostate cancer
21. Gastro-intestinal problems
Patient Handout 21.1 Towards a healthy digestive system
Patient Handout 21.2 Constipation
Patient Handout 21.3 Reflux
22. Chronic pulmonary disease
Patient Handout 22.1 Breathing better
23. Cancer
Patient Handout 23.1 Lifestyle choices to reduce the risk of cancer
Patient Handout 23.2 Cancer prevention


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About the Author

Jennifer Jamison

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Primary Care, Division of Health Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia