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Active living, cognitive functioning, and aging

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Poon, Leonard W. --Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics , 2006.
Call Number
WT 104 A267 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WT 104 A267 2006
Author
Poon, Leonard W
Other Authors
Chodzko-Zajko, Wojtek
Tomporowski, Phillip D
Place of Publication
Champaign, IL
Publisher
Human Kinetics
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
250 p.
Series Vol.
v. 1
Series Title
Aging, exercise, and cognition series
ISBN
0736057854
9780736057851
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Cognition - physiology - aged
Exercise - physiology - Aged
Health Behavior - Aged
Physical Fitness - Aged
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Adult Vaccinations : Changing the Immunization Paradigm

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Jean-Pierre Michel, Stefania Maggi, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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After introductory chapters devoted to the safe production and distribution of vaccines, the book addresses the question of adult vaccination in the framework of a life-course approach to vaccination. It presents the proceedings of multidisciplinary expert discussions with an excellent summary of the current state of knowledge on adult vaccination in various diseases, as well as an overview of the professionals involved and the obstacles to achieving greater vaccine uptake, and how these may be…
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Michel, Jean-Pierre
Maggi, Stefania
Responsibility
Jean-Pierre Michel, Stefania Maggi, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 127 p.) : 1 illus. in color
Series
Practical Issues in Geriatrics
Series Title
Practical issues in geriatrics
ISBN
9783030051594
9783030051587 (Print ed.)
9783030051600 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2509-6060
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Aging - immunology
Immunization
Vaccination
Vaccines
Specialty
Public Health
Abstract
After introductory chapters devoted to the safe production and distribution of vaccines, the book addresses the question of adult vaccination in the framework of a life-course approach to vaccination. It presents the proceedings of multidisciplinary expert discussions with an excellent summary of the current state of knowledge on adult vaccination in various diseases, as well as an overview of the professionals involved and the obstacles to achieving greater vaccine uptake, and how these may be addressed. The book systematically discusses the major vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as regulatory issues in vaccine provision, and presents the results of an expert meeting designed to identify the obstacles to vaccination, and solutions for addressing these barriers. It goes on to extend the discussion beyond the traditional boundaries of human health to encompass the “one health” concept. The book is intended for all those with an interest in vaccination, including physicians (from a wide range of disciplines including geriatrics/gerontology, infectious diseases, pediatrics, internal medicine, and other non-organ specialties), other healthcare professionals, pharmacists, representatives of the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory bodies (EMEA, national authorities), policymakers, the media and the general public.
Contents
Foreword. Adult vaccinations: essential but too often forgotten -- 1. Complexity of vaccine manufacture and supply -- 2. Administration of vaccines: current process, new technologies, adjuvants -- 3. How can the European Medicines Agency support an appropriate strategy of adult vaccination? -- 4. Public health impact of adult vaccine-preventable diseases on performance, disability, mortality and health care costs in Europe -- 5. Outcomes after HPV vaccination -- 6. Impact of nutrition on adult vaccination efficacy -- 7. Profiling vaccines for an immunosenescent and multimorbid population -- 8. Comprehensive geriatric assessment in infectious diseases -- 9. Etiology of respiratory tract infections in adults in Europe: current knowledge and knowledge gaps -- 10. European flu vaccine regulations and their impacts in community-dwelling adults -- 11. Vaccination against pneumococcal disease in the European Union, with particular focus on Germany -- 12. Direct and indirect benefits of a comprehensive approach to vaccinating adults with influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, especially in patients with chronic diseases -- 13. Vaccination of health care professionals and protection of hospitalized adults and nursing home residents -- 14. Ongoing threats for older Europeans: Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus -- 15. Herpes Zoster vaccination: a vaccine to prevent pain -- 16. Gastroenteritis burden in the adult community: prospects for vaccines -- 17. Travel vaccination -- 18. Integrating the veterinarian scientist to the one-health concept -- 19. Stressing the importance of adult immunization: suggestions for how to change the paradigm -- 20. How can we integrate life course vaccination into the new WHO definition of “Healthy Ageing”?.
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Advances in Geriatric Dermatology

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Anne Lynn S. Chang, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This concise, easy-to-read book summarizes the current clinical evidence and basic science relating to aging and the skin, assisting the clinician in addressing skin problems in older dermatologic patients. Each chapter focuses on a particular area in which new knowledge has rapidly emerged over the past 5 years, ensuring that the book is completely up-to-date. Recent insights into aging skin from basic and translational science are first discussed, covering the underlying genetics and the pote…
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Chang, Anne Lynn S
Responsibility
Anne Lynn S. Chang, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 109 p. : 8 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319183800
9783319183794 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Skin Aging
Skin Diseases
Skin Manifestations
Abstract
This concise, easy-to-read book summarizes the current clinical evidence and basic science relating to aging and the skin, assisting the clinician in addressing skin problems in older dermatologic patients. Each chapter focuses on a particular area in which new knowledge has rapidly emerged over the past 5 years, ensuring that the book is completely up-to-date. Recent insights into aging skin from basic and translational science are first discussed, covering the underlying genetics and the potential role of topical agents and procedures in reversing the aging process. Evidence-based prescribing in older patients is then explained, and the evidence relating to treatments for psoriasis, reviewed. Further chapters in Geriatric Dermatology address non-surgical treatment options for basal cell carcinoma, the increase in and management of sexually transmitted diseases in older dermatology patients, and cutaneous signs of elder mistreatment. Case vignettes and informative illustrations assist the reader in quickly grasping the connection between an age-related process and its clinical impact. Geriatric Dermatology is written for dermatologists, research scientists with translational interest, geriatricians, and gerontologists.
Contents
Dermato-pharmacology in Older Patients -- Pruritus in Older Patients -- Aged-Related Changes in the Nails -- Hormonal Regulation and Systemic Signals of Skin Aging -- Psoriasis Therapy in the Geriatric Population -- Supportive Skin Care in Older Patients -- Long-Term Care Dermatology -- Evidence-Based Treatment of Actinic Keratoses in Older Adults -- Recent Advances in Skin Cancer Treatment in Older Adults.
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Advances in Geroscience

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Felipe Sierra, Ronald Kohanski, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book provides the first comprehensive overview of a new scientific discipline termed Geroscience. Geroscience examines the molecular and cellular mechanisms that might explain why aging is the main risk factor for most chronic diseases affecting the elderly population. Over the past few decades, researchers have made impressive progress in understanding the genetics, biology and physiology of aging. This book presents vital research that can help readers to better understand how aging is a…
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Sierra, Felipe
Kohanski, Ronald
Responsibility
Felipe Sierra, Ronald Kohanski, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 622 p. : 39 illus.)
ISBN
9783319232461
9783319232454 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Chronic Disease
Geriatrics
Risk Factors
Abstract
This book provides the first comprehensive overview of a new scientific discipline termed Geroscience. Geroscience examines the molecular and cellular mechanisms that might explain why aging is the main risk factor for most chronic diseases affecting the elderly population. Over the past few decades, researchers have made impressive progress in understanding the genetics, biology and physiology of aging. This book presents vital research that can help readers to better understand how aging is a critical malleable risk factor in most chronic diseases, which, in turn, could lead to interventions that can help increase a healthy lifespan, or "healthspan". The book begins with an analysis of the Geroscience hypothesis, as well as the epidemiological underpinnings that define aging as a candidate main risk factor for most chronic diseases. Next, each chapter focuses on one particular disease, or group of diseases, with an emphasis on how basic molecular and cellular biology might explain why aging is a major risk factor for it. Coverage in the book includes: cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementias, stroke, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes asthma, emphysema, kidney disease, vision impairment, and AIDS/HIV. It finishes with a chapter on pain in the elderly and an overview of future steps needed to bring the newly acquired knowledge into the clinic and the public at large.
Contents
The Geroscience Hypothesis: Is It Possible to Change the Rate of Aging? / Steven N. Austad -- Etiological Role of Aging in Chronic Diseases: From Epidemiological Evidence to the New Geroscience / Linda P. Fried and Luigi Ferrucci -- The Impact of Aging on Cancer Progression and Treatment / Shenghui He and Norman E. Sharpless -- The Impact of Cancer Treatments on Aging / Changhan Lee and Valter Longo -- Cardiovascular Disease and Aging / Ying Ann Chiao, Edward Lakatta, Zoltan Ungvari, Dao-Fu Dai and Peter Rabinovitch -- The Impact of Aging on Ischemic Stroke / Farida Sohrabji -- Parkinson's Disease and Aging / Julie K. Andersen -- The Role of Aging in Alzheimer's Disease / Geoffrey A. Kerchner and Tony Wyss-Coray -- Aging and the Bone-Muscle Interface / Simon Melov and Clifford J. Rosen -- Osteoporosis and Mechanisms of Skeletal Aging / Julie Glowacki and Tamara Vokes -- Osteoarthritis in the Elderly / Richard F. Loeser and Martin Lotz -- Diabetes and Aging / Nicolas Musi and Andrzej Bartke -- Renal Aging and Transplantation / John P. Higgins and Stuart K. Kim -- Asthma and Aging / Nicola A. Hanania and Paula Busse -- Aging in COPD and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis / Cecilia Sanchez -- Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Vision Impairment / Jayakrishna Ambati and Charles Wright -- HIV and Aging: Parallels and Synergistic Mechanisms Leading to Premature Disease and Functional Decline / Anna Hearps, Katherine Schafer, Kevin High and Alan Landay -- Pain in the Elderly / Roger B. Fillingim, Dennis C. Turk and Robert P. Yezierski -- The Way Forward / translation: James L. Kirkland.
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The Ageing Immune System and Health

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Valquiria Bueno, Janet M. Lord, Thomas A. Jackson, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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The present book intends to provide an update on immunosenescence and how deficiencies in the immune system contribute to a higher susceptibility to infections, decline in organ function, reduced vaccination responses, age-related disease and the ageing process itself, negatively affecting longevity. Our focus is on the main changes in immune system cells and their products occurring during the ageing process and the possible consequences for health and disease. This includes: discussion of the…
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Bueno, Valquiria
Lord, Janet M
Jackson, Thomas A
Responsibility
Valquiria Bueno, Janet M. Lord, Thomas A. Jackson, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 182 pages) : 19 illus., 11 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319433653
9783319433639 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - immunology
Immune System - physiopathology
Immunosenescence
Abstract
The present book intends to provide an update on immunosenescence and how deficiencies in the immune system contribute to a higher susceptibility to infections, decline in organ function, reduced vaccination responses, age-related disease and the ageing process itself, negatively affecting longevity. Our focus is on the main changes in immune system cells and their products occurring during the ageing process and the possible consequences for health and disease. This includes: discussion of the modulatory and/or suppressive mechanisms associated with the alterations in T regulatory cells, B regulatory cells and Myeloid Derived Suppressor cells; changes in the immune system observed in chronic neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, lung disease and frailty will also be discussed. Most importantly we provide recent literature information about possible interventions (focusing on physical activity) that could alleviate the negative effects of immunosenescence. The Ageing Immune System and Health is a comprehensive guide on the field intended to all physicians, researchers, professors and students interested on relationship between immune system, ageing and health.
Contents
1. Innate Immunosenescence and Its Impact on Health in Old Age -- 2. Effects of Ageing on Adaptive Immune Responses -- 3. The DNA Methylome: An Interface Between the Environment, Immunity, and Ageing -- 4. The Role of CMV in Immunosenescence -- 5. Effects of Ageing on the Vaccination Response -- 6. Immunosenescence and the Ageing Lung -- 7. Cancer, Ageing and Immunosenescence -- 8. Immune to Brain Communication in Health, Age and Disease: Implications for Understanding Age-Related Neurodegeneration -- 9. Frailty and Ageing -- 10. Lifestyle Interventions to Improve Immunesenescence.
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Age-Related Changes of the Human Eye

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edited by Carlo A. P. Cavallotti, Luciano Cerulli. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2008.
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Cavallotti, Carlo A. P
Other Authors
Cerulli, Luciano
Responsibility
edited by Carlo A. P. Cavallotti, Luciano Cerulli
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2008
Series Title
Aging medicine
ISBN
9781597455077
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Eye Diseases - physiopathology
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Ophthalmology
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e-Book
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Aging and chronic disorders

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by Stephen J. Morewitz, Mark L. Goldstein. --Boston, MA: Springer US , c2007.
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Morewitz, Stephen J
Other Authors
Goldstein, Mark L
Responsibility
by Stephen J. Morewitz, Mark L. Goldstein
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer US
Date of Publication
c2007
ISBN
9780387708577
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging
Chronic Disease
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Chronic disease
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e-Book
Location
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Aging and heart failure : mechanisms and management

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Bodh I. Jugdutt, editor. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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This book synthesizes the major research advances in molecular, biochemical, and translational aspects of aging and heart failure over the last four decades and addresses future directions in management and drug discovery. It presents clinical issues and molecular mechanisms related to heart failure, including the changing demographics in the aging population with heart failure; hypertension and prevention of diastolic heart failure in the aging population; polypharmacy and adverse drug reactio…
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Jugdutt, Bodh I
Responsibility
Bodh I. Jugdutt, editor
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9781493902682 (electronic bk.)
9781493902675
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Heart Failure
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart failure
Older people - Medical care
Abstract
This book synthesizes the major research advances in molecular, biochemical, and translational aspects of aging and heart failure over the last four decades and addresses future directions in management and drug discovery. It presents clinical issues and molecular mechanisms related to heart failure, including the changing demographics in the aging population with heart failure; hypertension and prevention of diastolic heart failure in the aging population; polypharmacy and adverse drug reactions in the aging population with heart failure; changes in the heart that accompany advancing age from humans to molecules; aging-associated alterations in myocardial inflammation and fibrosis; and aging-related changes in mitochondrial function and implications for heart failure therapy. The book succinctly summarizes the large volume of data on these key topics and highlights novel pathways that need to be explored. Featuring contributions from leading clinician-scientists, Aging and Heart Failure: Mechanisms and Management is an authoritative resource on the major clinical issues in heart failure therapy in the elderly for cardiologists, gerontologists, and internists.
Contents
Changing Demographics of the Aging Population with Heart Failure and Implications for Therapy -- Biology of Aging and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy and Prevention -- Hypertension and Prevention of Diastolic Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Aging and Optimal Therapy of Systolic Heart Failure in the Elderly -- Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Optimizing Therapy of Heart Failure in the Aging Population with Monitoring in Clinics -- Cardiac Alterations in Aging, Hypertension, and Diastolic Heart Failure -- Polypharmacy and Adverse Drug Reactions in the Aging Population with Heart Failure -- Age-Related Changes in Vascular Biology and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy in the Aging Population -- Biomarkers and Optimal Management of Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Benefits of Exercise in the Elderly -- The RAAS in Heart Failure: An Update on Clinical Trials and Opportunities for Therapy -- Aging and Diastolic Dysfunction: The Interplay of Inflammation and Extracellular Matrix Regulation -- Reperfusion and Vasodilator Therapy in Elderly Patients with STEMI and Heart Failure: Improving Outcomes -- Erythropoietin Therapy for Heart Failure -- Role of Resistin in Heart Failure in the Elderly -- Role of Coronary Artery Calcium in Cardiovascular Risk Stratification and Management in the Aging Population -- Aging and Remodeling of the RAS and RAAS and Related Pathways: Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging and Right Ventricular Failure from Pulmonary Hypertension: Effect of Right Ventricular and Pulmonary Artery Remodeling -- Aging and Right Ventricular Failure from Pulmonary Hypertension: Effect of Right Ventricular and Pulmonary Artery Remodeling -- Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Aging -- Changes in the Heart That Accompany Advancing Age: Humans to Molecules -- Aging-Related Changes in Cell Death and Cell Survival Pathways and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Related Changes in Telomeres and Telomerases and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Associated Alterations in Myocardial Inflammation and Fibrosis: Pathophysiological Perspectives and Clinical Implications -- Aging-Related Changes in Extracellular Matrix: Implications for Ventricular Remodeling Following Myocardial Infarction -- Calcium-Handling Defects and Changes in Cardiac Function in the Aging Heart -- Integrins: Implications for Aging in Heart Failure Therapy -- Adipokines as Novel Biomarkers in Aging and Heart Failure -- Aging-Related Changes in Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Postinfarction Remodeling: Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Related Changes in Mitochondrial Function and Implication for Heart Failure Therapy -- Regulation of SERCA Via Oxidative Modifications: Implications for the Pathophysiology of Diastolic Dysfunction in the Aging Heart -- SMP30 and Aging-Related Cardiac Remodeling and Heart Failure.
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Aging and the heart : A Post-Genomic View

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by José Marín-García, Michael J. Goldenthal, Gordon W. Moe. --Boston, MA: Springer Science+Business Media , c2008.
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Marín-García, José
Other Authors
Goldenthal, Michael J
Moe, Gordon W
Responsibility
by José Marín-García, Michael J. Goldenthal, Gordon W. Moe
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2008
ISBN
9780387740720
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Cardiovascular Diseases - genetics
Cardiovascular Diseases - physiopathology
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiology
Geriatrics
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e-Book
Location
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--Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag , c2010.
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Online
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Trüeb, Ralph M
Tobin, Desmond J
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2010
ISBN
9783642026362
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Hair Diseases - aged
Hair - physiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Dermatology
Geriatrics
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e-Book
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The aging kidney in health and disease

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--Boston, MA: Springer Science+Business Media , c2008.
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Macias Nuñez, Juan F
Cameron, J. Stewart
Oreopoulos, Dimitrios G
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2008
ISBN
9780387726595
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Kidney - physiology
Kidney Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Nephrology
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e-Book
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Aging : the paradox of life : why we age

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Holliday, Robin. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2007.
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Holliday, Robin
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2007
ISBN
9781402056413
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
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e-Book
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Kiyoshi Makiyama, Shigeru Hirano, editors. --Singapore: Springer , 2017.
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This book discusses the aging voice, one of the interesting issues related to aging. Population aging is an issue in most developed countries, where both physicians and specialists are required to improve clinical and scientific practice for elderly adults. In particular, the need for expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of aging voice pathologies is increasing continually. New developments in regenerative medicine have taken care for the aging voice to new level, and the contributors to th…
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Makiyama, Kiyoshi
Hirano, Shigeru
Responsibility
Kiyoshi Makiyama, Shigeru Hirano, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 115 pages) : 44 illus., 12 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811036989
9789811036972 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging
Voice Disorders
Voice - physiology
Abstract
This book discusses the aging voice, one of the interesting issues related to aging. Population aging is an issue in most developed countries, where both physicians and specialists are required to improve clinical and scientific practice for elderly adults. In particular, the need for expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of aging voice pathologies is increasing continually. New developments in regenerative medicine have taken care for the aging voice to new level, and the contributors to this book use their wealth of experience in the field of the aging voice to present the latest advances in this field. This book is a unique resource, providing new perspectives for physicians, clinicians and health care workers who are interested in the aging voice.
Contents
1. Overview -- 2. Age-Related Histological Changes of the Vocal Folds -- 3. Age-Related Changes in the Human Voice -- 4. Evaluation of Phonatory Function in the Elderly -- 5. Clinical Assessment of Elderly Vocal Folds by Laryngoscopy -- 6. Quantitative Analysis of High-Speed Digital Imaging for the Elderly -- 7. Collagen Injection for the Elderly with Dysphonia -- 8. Fat Injection for Voice Improvement in Atrophic Vocal Folds -- 9. Voice Therapy for the Elderly -- 10. Current Topics in Regenerative Medicine for the Laryngeal Tissues -- 11. Future Prospects -- Erratum to: Age-Related Changes in the Human Voice.
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Aging Well : Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging

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Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine. --Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan , 2019.
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This open access book outlines the challenges of supporting the health and wellbeing of older adults around the world and offers examples of solutions designed by stakeholders, healthcare providers, and public, private and nonprofit organizations in the United States. The solutions presented address challenges including: providing person-centered long-term care, making palliative care accessible in all healthcare settings and the home, enabling aging-in-place, financing long-term care, improvin…
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Galiana, Jean
Other Authors
Haseltine, William A.
Responsibility
Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 218 p.) : 27 illus.
ISBN
9789811321641
9789811321634 (Print ed.)
9789811321658 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Aging
Community Networks
Geriatrics
Health Services for the Aged
Social Work
Specialty
Geriatrics
Health Services Administration
Abstract
This open access book outlines the challenges of supporting the health and wellbeing of older adults around the world and offers examples of solutions designed by stakeholders, healthcare providers, and public, private and nonprofit organizations in the United States. The solutions presented address challenges including: providing person-centered long-term care, making palliative care accessible in all healthcare settings and the home, enabling aging-in-place, financing long-term care, improving care coordination and access to care, delivering hospital-level and emergency care in the home and retirement community settings, merging health and social care, supporting people living with dementia and their caregivers, creating communities and employment opportunities that are accessible and welcoming to those of all ages and abilities, and combating the stigma of aging. The innovative programs of support and care in Aging Well serve as models of excellence that, when put into action, move health spending toward a sustainable path and greatly contribute to the well-being of older adults.
Contents
1. Demographics -- 2. Healthcare in the United States -- 3. Long -Term Care Financing -- 4. Person Centered Long-Term Care -- 5. Home-Based Palliative Care and Aging in Place and Community -- 6. Coordinated Primary Care -- 7. Emergency Medicine and Hospital Care in the Home and Community -- 8. Support for Those Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers -- 9. Merging Health and Social Services -- 10. Purpose and Social Inclusion -- 11. Eight Lessons for Social Inclusion and High-Quality Sustainable Elder Care.
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Alcohol and Aging : Clinical and Public Health Perspectives

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Alexis Kuerbis, Alison.A. Moore, Paul Sacco, Faika Zanjani, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book provides a current perspective on alcohol and aging to better understand the trends, costs, benefits, and clinical and community evidenced-based strategies. This book embraces not only the physical, cognitive, psychological, and social health benefits of moderate drinking in the elderly, it also delves into the risks of excessive drinking, including physical and psychiatric morbidity, neurodegeneration, medication complications, and accidents and injuries, and loss of independence. Wr…
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Kuerbis, Alexis
Moore, Alison.A
Sacco, Paul
Zanjani, Faika
Responsibility
Alexis Kuerbis, Alison.A. Moore, Paul Sacco, Faika Zanjani, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 283 p.) : 5 illus., 2 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319472331
9783319472317 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - drug effects
Alcohol-Related Disorders - complications
Alcohol-Related Disorders - diagnosis
Abstract
This book provides a current perspective on alcohol and aging to better understand the trends, costs, benefits, and clinical and community evidenced-based strategies. This book embraces not only the physical, cognitive, psychological, and social health benefits of moderate drinking in the elderly, it also delves into the risks of excessive drinking, including physical and psychiatric morbidity, neurodegeneration, medication complications, and accidents and injuries, and loss of independence. Written by experts in the field, this book is the only current text that includes the most current scientific, research, empirical, and practice information alongside a comprehensive review of the status of the field that will help guide alcohol use management and stimulate future research. Alcohol and Aging is the ultimate resource for all researchers, educators, clinicians, and professionals working with older adults who drink.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Thinking Behind Alcohol Consumption in Old Age: Psychological and Sociological Reasons for Drinking in Old Age -- Part II. Epidemiological Perspectives of Alcohol and Aging -- 2. Understanding Alcohol Consumption Patterns among Older Adults: Continuity and Change -- 3. Alcohol Use and Comorbid Psychiatric and Subsyndromal Disorders among Older Adults -- Part III. Alcohol Effects on Healthy Aging -- 4. Alcohol Consumption and Cardiovascular Disease in Aging Populations -- 5. Cancer, Alcohol, and Aging -- 6. Alcohol and Cognition -- 7. Alcohol, Injury, and Aging -- 8. Medications, Alcohol, and Aging -- 9. The Intersection of Elder Abuse and Alcohol Misuse -- 10. Social and Familial Contexts for Drinking among Older Adults -- Part IV. Clinical Issues of Alcohol and Aging -- 11. Screening and Assessment of Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Older Adults -- 12. Treatment of Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Older Adults -- 13. Self-Medication with Alcohol: Aging Issues -- 14. Adapting SBIRT for Older Adults -- 15. Long-Term Care and Alcohol Use -- 16. Drinking, Aging, and Global Public Policy -- Part V. Future Directions -- 17. Future Directions for Aging and Alcohol.
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American Psychiatric Association Publishing textbook of geriatric psychiatry, The

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Steffens, David O. (5th ed.) --Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing , 2015.
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Online
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Author
Steffens, David O.
Other Authors
Blazer, Dan G.
Thakur, Mugdha E.
Edition
5th ed.
Place of Publication
Arlington, VA
Publisher
American Psychiatric Publishing
Date of Publication
2015
ISBN
9781615370054
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Disorders
Aged
Aging - physiology
Geriatric Psychiatry - methods
Notes
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e-Book
Location
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The American Psychiatric Publishing textbook of geriatric psychiatry

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edited by David C. Steffens, Dan G. Blazer, Mugdha E. Thakur. (Fifth edition) --Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing , c2015.
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Online
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Responsibility
edited by David C. Steffens, Dan G. Blazer, Mugdha E. Thakur
Edition
Fifth edition
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Psychiatric Publishing
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource [xiv, 823 pages]
ISBN
9781615370054
9781585624843
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged - psychology
Aging - physiology
Geriatric Psychiatry - methods
Mental Disorders
Contents
Part I: Introduction to Geriatric Psychiatry -- Demography and epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in late life -- Physiological and clinical considerations of geriatric patient care -- Genomics in geriatric psychiatry -- Part II. Evaluation of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life -- The psychiatric interview of older adults -- Use of the laboratory in the diagnostic workup of older adults -- Neuropsychological assessment of dementia -- Part III: Presentation of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life -- Delirium -- Dementia and mild neurocognitive disorders -- Mood disorders -- Bipolar disorder in late life -- Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders -- Anxiety disorders -- Somatic symptom and related disorders -- Sexuality and aging -- Bereavement -- Sleep and circadian rhythm disorders -- Alcohol and drug problems -- Personality disorders -- Agitation in older adults -- Part IV: Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life -- Psychopharmacology -- Electroconvulsive therapy and other forms of brain stimulation -- Nutrition and physical activity -- Individual and group psychotherapy -- Working with families of older adults -- Clinical psychiatry in the nursing home.
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e-Book
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The American Psychiatric Publishing textbook of geriatric psychiatry

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Blazer, Dan G. (4th ed.) --Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Pub. , 2009.
Call Number
WT 150 A512 2009
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WT 150 A512 2009
Author
Blazer, Dan G
Other Authors
Steffens, David C
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Psychiatric Pub.
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
676 p.
ISBN
9781585622771
Subjects (MeSH)
Geriatric Psychiatry
Mental Disorders - Aged
Aging - physiology
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Apoptosis, Senescence, and Cancer

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edited by David A. Gewirtz, Shawn E. Holt, Steven Grant. (2nd ed.) --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2007.
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Online
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Author
Gewirtz, David A
Other Authors
Holt, Shawn E
Grant, Steven
Responsibility
edited by David A. Gewirtz, Shawn E. Holt, Steven Grant
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2007
Series Title
Cancer drug discovery and development
ISBN
9781597452212
Subjects (MeSH)
Apoptosis
Cell Aging - drug effects
Cell Transformation, Neoplastic
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Cytology
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Biological Basis of Geriatric Oncology

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edited by Lodovico Balducci, Martine Extermann. --Boston, MA: Springer Science+Business Media , c2005.
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Online
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Author
Balducci, Lodovico
Other Authors
Extermann, Martine
Responsibility
edited by Lodovico Balducci, Martine Extermann
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2005
Series Vol.
124
Series Title
Cancer treatment and research
ISBN
9780387239620
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - epidemiology - Aged
Aging - physiology
Comorbidity
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Oncology
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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