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.
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
Lew, Henry L. 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 Manoa, Honolulu, HI and Adjunct Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, United States.
Oh-Park, Mooyeon 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.