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This edited book is based on original work of authors. It discusses elder abuse issues and brings focus on different ways of combating it. The topic of elder abuse has gained importance in recent years especially with ageing of the populations and increase in the number of older people in societies. Australia and India are two important and leading countries in the Asia Pacific region. Their specific country responses are of interest in these regions and even for the world. Combating elder abuse has gained importance in recent times as there are not only different types of elder abuse identified in societies but also there exists various strategies to deal with the problem. What steps are being taken in Australia and India can be examples of combating the menace in the Pacific and Asian region. The book will of academic interest as it highlights an important concern with which academicians and researchers are increasingly getting involved in different countries and looking for solutions and ways to combat the growing problem from different disciplinary frameworks but mainly from social and legal perspectives which this book takes into account. This is first of its kind book which focuses on two important ageing countries, namely Australia and India, simultaneously, who are increasingly facing the problem of elder abuse, a growing global menace which requires different combating mechanisms to minimize its impact on societies. Social and legal perspectives on tackling the problem of elder abuse in different situations are gaining ground in countries and the chapters in this book discuss different aspects of ways to combat the problem by also discussing aspects of its occurrence in different sections of the society. Issues of vulnerabilities which older people face leading to elder abuse and what kind of societal responses are needed and are being adopted in societies to combat the problem has been highlighted by different authors in the book. Chapters written by experts from the social and legal field from the two countries, giving first-hand account of the situation in terms of care giving issues, financial abuse, rural areas, dementia patients, widows, prevailing legislations, residential care facilities, national and local responses, rights of senior citizens, and broader concerns related to combating the problem would be of interest to cross section of people across the world.
The number of elderly patients with diabetes is increasing at a significant rate. Responding to this growth, this source serves as a solid arsenal of information on the varying presentations and challenges associated with diabetes in the geriatric patient, and supplies clearly written sections on the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes in elderly populations. With contributions from renowned authorities from the national and international institutions, this reference will depict the role of specific co-morbidities, socioeconomic aspects, and caregiver issues on the effective management of diabetes in the older adult.
Assisted Living Administration and Management: Effective Practices and Model Programs in Elder Care 2nd Edition provides students and healthcare professionals with the most up to date and essential knowledge on assisted living and residential care. This comprehensive text empowers current and future assisted living administrators to employ effective practices, understand model programs, and learn the necessary tools and tips to maximize the overall health, safety, and comfort of residents in their care. Organized by domains of practice, it also covers content information required to prepare for state-based Residential Care and Assisted Living (RC/AL) administrator certification or licensure exams.The textbook is structured in five parts which instruct on how to build and manage effective assisted living and residential care communities, beginning with Organizational Management and progressing through Human Resources, Business and Financial Management, Environmental Management, and Resident Care Management. The second edition includes six new chapters on evolving topics, such as interprofessional practice, home and community-based services (HCBS) as alternatives to assisted living, information and communication technology (ICT), LGBT issues, memory care units, and palliative and hospice care. Chapters feature learning objectives, case studies, effective practices, and more enabling students and healthcare professionals to evaluate, analyze, and synthetize information on how to best operate, manage, and lead assisted living communities. Useful for any long-term care and health management professional or student in the fields of gerontology, health administration, and long-term care administration, this comprehensive book covers the most crucial aspects of assisted living and residential care management the most abundant and fastest growing senior living line of service in the United States. Key Features: Describes real-life situations and challenges associated with Assisted Living Administration with pragmatic solutions which highlight the most effective practices and model programs in elder care Contains new chapters on interprofessional practice, home and community-based services (HCBS) as an alternative to assisted living, information and communication technology (ICT), LGBT issues, memory care units, palliative and hospice care Highlights useful details on business and financial management, including guidelines for marketing facilities and services, important legal issues and terms, and evolving public policy issues Incorporates chapters on environmental management, with information on accessibility, fire safety, disaster preparedness, universal design and aging in place, and much more Emphasizes the importance of holistic, resident care management by examining the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging Prepares students to qualify and sit for the state certification or licensure examination as Assisted Living Administrators Includes access to the fully downloadable eBook and instructor resources including a test bank
This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, guest edited by Dr. Susan Friedman, is devoted to Healthy Aging. Articles in this issue include: Healthy Aging Across the Stages of Old Age, How Geriatric Principles Inform Healthy Aging, Multimorbidity, Function and Cognition in Aging, Preserving Cognition, Preventing Dementia, Preserving Engagement, Nurturing Resilience, The Frailty Cycle: Reducing frailty to promote healthy aging, Addressing Obesity to Promote Healthy Aging, Lifestyle (Medicine) and Healthy Aging, Nutrition and Healthy Aging, Physical Activity and Healthy Aging, Mindfulness, Stress, and Aging, The Role of Prevention in Healthy Aging, Best Practices for Promoting Healthy Aging, Getting from Here to There: Motivational Interviewing and Other Techniques to Promote Healthy Aging, and more.
Older adults with schizophrenia have been a largely neglected population, and only since 1990 has any systematic effort been made to study them. Schizophrenia in Late Life helps fill the void in the literature. This volume presents a uniquely comprehensive picture of the current research about this population. With normal aging used as the point of comparison, Harvey explores several issues in the domain of schizophrenia and aging. The central issue is that of age-related changes in the clinical features of schizophrenia, which include delusions, hallucinations, emotional changes, cognitive impairments, and adaptive life skills. The text also examines whether the course of schizophrenia changes over time and considers the implications of pharmacological and behavioral treatments for schizophrenia.
Use the ingenious communication and memory aids featured in this practical guide to significantly improve the ability of people with dementia and related memory impairments to stay connected, engaged, and functioning at their optimal level of independence. Presenting a wide array of evidence-based examples, Memory and Communication Aids for People with Dementia contains all the information needed to develop personalised supports for any individual and every circumstance. From low-tech options such as memory wallets, memo boards, planners, and reminder cards to commercial products available through new electronic technologies, these simple but powerful tools help to provide conversation prompts, answers to common questions, and reminders for daily living. Confusion, anxiety, frustration, and challenging behaviours melt away when individuals are able to communicate their needs and preferences to caregivers remember important names, places, and appointments complete tasks unassisted engage in meaningful conversations and social interactions recall past events and achievements preserve their dignity and identity Full-colour illustrations and simple instructions for creating various memory and communication tools are included. Abundant examples of useful content and formats are supplemented by more than 30 downloadable guides and templates to use or customise. Speech-language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, activity directors, direct care staff, and family members interacting with adults with memory impairments will welcome this practical and life-enhancing resource.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential information that everyone working, or hoping to work in the field of aging, should know about disasters, emergencies, and their effects on the mental health of older adults. The book also efficiently provides the reader with evidence-based approaches for identifying and classifying mental health problems such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and substance use disorders in older adults, which may occur during and post-disasters/emergencies. Additionally, the book presents state-of-the-art resources related to clinical, individual and community responses to the mental health needs of older people in disasters.