Reichel's care of the elderly: Clinical aspects of aging, sixth edition

Christine Arenson, Jan Busby-Whitehead, Kenneth Brummel-Smith, James G. O’Brien, Mary H. Palmer, William Reichel

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The sixth edition of Reichel's Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging remains the pioneering text for the practicing physician confronted with the unique problems of an increasingly elderly population. Dr. William Reichel's formative text is designed as a practical and useful guide for all levels of geriatric care, from medical students to geriatric specialists. This book emphasizes clinical management and addressed problems from the simple to the highly complex. The renowned editors have revised every chapter and have included the most recent advances in elderly care. New chapters include hormonal therapy in post-menopausal women, drug therapy for Alzheimer's sufferers, alternative medicine, the chronic understaffing of nursing homes, management of delirium, and ethical issues. Comprehensive and written for any clinicians caring for older patients (including family physicians, general internists, nurse practitioners, geriatricians, and other specialists), this esteemed text provides practical and trusted advice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages646
ISBN (Electronic)9780511575952
ISBN (Print)9780521869294
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


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