Health Care for an Ageing Population
meeting the challenge
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Healthcare for an Ageing Population focuses on the conditions and health challenges likely to be encountered in persons of 45 and older. It provides a comprehensive management approach that draws on conventional and complementary medicine and offers patient information sheets that can be readily distributed to the patient by busy practitioners.
The book is divided into two sections. The first section looks at the ageing process and explores the repercussions of advancing age on the quality of life. It looks at how reduced reserves can lead to various dysfunctions that potentially compromise well-being in old age. The emphasis moves to advice on how to reduce both risk of disease and its complications.
Presented in a user-friendly style with clinical scenarios, points to ponder and clinical challenges, this book is evidence based and targets the most important problems and challenges of ageing.
By Jennifer R. Jamison, MBBCh, PhD, EdD, Professor of Primary Care, Division of Health Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia