This book will present many of the expected changes caused by normal aging and the Top Ten Geriatric Syndromes elders experience. These syndromes are a cascade of problems in an elder’s health and revolve around vision and hearing problems, elimination issues, dizziness, falls, and cognitive impairment including delirium as well as dementia (such as Alzheimer’s disease). For these reasons, providing healthcare for older individuals with Geriatric Syndromes can be complicated due to elders’ multiple conditions or diagnoses i.e. (hypertension and diabetes and arthritis) and multiple medication usage by many in this age group.
In addition to providing a guide to care that is concise and in an easy to utilize format of treatment strategies; the author discusses the differing presentations of illnesses in elders and encourages the utilization of strategies which are age-appropriate.
Topics include: Falls, Sleep , Pain, Eating problems, Confusion (dementia/depression) , Incontinence, Anxiety, Living abilities (Activities of Daily Living-ADLs), Skin Integrity Issues and Elimination Issues.