Geriatric Medicine at a Glance
June 2015, ©2015, Wiley-Blackwell
Geriatric Medicine at a Glance logically presents the core principles of geriatric medicine, including mechanisms of ageing, changes in physiology commonly seen in older adults, and the clinical management and treatment of the key medical presentations affecting older patients. It provides a thorough overview of the essential required core knowledge, mapped to the British Geriatrics Society undergraduate curriculum on ageing.
Geriatric Medicine at a Glance:
- Is fully aligned with the newly developed British Geriatric Society curriculum on ageing for undergraduate medical students
- Explains the relevant concepts associated with ageing in addition to the common medical presentations seen in older adults
- Includes the perspective of nurses and other allied health professionals
- Features 'best of five' MCQ self-assessment questions
Geriatric Medicine at a Glance will help address the uncertainty often experienced by medical students and junior doctors when dealing with older patients.
List of Contributors vi
How to use your revision guide ix
Part 1 Core Concepts 1
1. Why is geriatric medicine different? 2
2. Population ageing 4
3. Theories of ageing 6
4. Physiology of ageing 8
5. Frailty 10
6. Comprehensive geriatric assessment 12
7. The international classification of functioning, disability and health 14
8. Physiotherapy 16
9. Occupational therapy 18
10. Assessment scales – physical function 20
11. Assessment scales – mental health 22
12. Ethical issues 24
Part 2 Common problems in older adults 26
13. Polypharmacy 28
14. Osteoporosis 30
15. Falls 32
16. Gait 34
17. Dizziness 36
18. Syncope 38
19. Urinary incontinence 40
20. Constipation 42
21. Delirium 44
22. Dementia 1: causes and classification 46
23. Dementia 2: assessment and management 48
24. Stroke 50
25. Parkinsonism 52
26. Nutrition 54
27. Pressure ulcers 56
Part 3 CGA in practice 58
28. Elder abuse 60
29. Surgical care 62
30. Geriatrics at the interface 64
31. Care homes 66
32. End-of-life care 68
MCQ questions 70
MCQ answers 78
Adrian Blundell is Consultant Geriatrician and Honorary Associate Professor, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham
Adam Gordon is Consultant Geriatrician and Honorary Lecturer, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham
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