Rehabilitation of the geriatric patient poses a unique set of challenges and conditions often not seen in younger patients, but which are common among older adults. This quick, practical resource helps physiatrists and other members of the rehabilitation team overcome these challenges, covering the wide range of topics necessary to provide the highest level of care to this rapidly increasing population.
Presents practical guidance on arthritis and joint replacement, polypharmacy and mobility, swallowing dysfunction, nutritional recommendations, psychiatric and cognitive disorders, assistive technology, and more.
Covers the physiologic changes and epidemiology of aging, osteoporosis and fragility fractures, fall prevention and intervention, and prevention of hospital-acquired deconditioning.
Consolidates today's available information on geriatric rehabilitation into one convenient resource.
David Xavier Cifu is an American physiatrist, researcher, and medical educator. He is the Associate Dean for Innovation and System Integration in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, the chairman and Herman J. Flax M.D. Professor of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University, staff physiatrist at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center, founding director of the VCU-Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering and senior TBI specialist in the Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration.
Geriatric Rehabilitation Table of Contents 1) Epidemiology of Aging, Disability, Frailty, Overall Role of Physiatry 2) Sarcopenia & Other Physiologic Change of Aging 3) Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures 4) Fall Prevention & Intervention 5) Central Nervous System Disorders Affecting Mobility in Older Adults 6) Peripheral Nervous & Vascular Disorders Affecting Mobility in Older Adults 7) Arthritis and Joint Replacement 8) Prevention of Hospital Acquired Deconditioning 9) Polypharmacy & Mobility 10) Swallowing and Nutritional Issues in the Geriatric Population 11) Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Hearing Disorders in the Elderly 12) Principles of Rehabilitation in Musculoskeletal & Sports Injuries in Older Adults 13) Geriatric Psychiatric & Cognitive Disorders: Depression, Dementia, Delirium 14) Exercise Recommendations for Older Adults for Prevention of Disability 15) Spine Disorders in Older Adults 16) Assistive Technology for Geriatric Population