By Dr. Stephen J. Morewitz PhD, Dr. Mark L. Goldstein PhD (auth.)
What influence does power affliction have on getting older, and what will we do approximately it?
Aging and protracted problems brings the main up to date solutions into transparent, readable concentration. targeting the main commonplace stipulations affecting older adults (diabetes, heart problems, melanoma, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, low again soreness, and fibromyalgia), Morewitz and Goldstein study disabilities and hazard components, stressors and coping ideas, remedy and rehabilitation equipment, and sufferer schooling and self-management. Separate chapters are dedicated to cognitive alterations, mental difficulties, and traits in healthiness care usage between seniors, and all chapters are amplified by means of present study findings and instructive case reviews. As of their fresh paintings, continual ailments and well-being Care, the authors have geared their insurance to mirror the field’s such a lot urgent goals:
- Provide overall healthiness care that's either clinically potent and cost-effective.
- Help elders be extra proactive and self-sufficient.
- Reduce the load on caregivers.
- Improve sufferers’ entry to overall healthiness assets and social support.
- Improve older adults’ caliber of life.
With its wide selection of concerns, getting older and protracted problems is an enormous source for clinicians and scholars in fundamental care, gerontology, nursing, rehabilitation, epidemiology, public wellbeing and fitness, and psychological healthiness. Public health and wellbeing directors and policymakers should still locate vital insights right here besides.
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In addition, the authors concluded that the odds of depression were significantly higher in women than in men. This finding mirrored the female preponderance of depression in epidemiological studies of the general population. 7% and elevated depression symptoms in 26% of diabetic patients. Although there have been a number of studies on depression with older adults, there has been much less research on suicide in the elderly. , 2001). The literature on suicide suggests that chronic pain patients, particularly those who are elderly, are at greater risk for depression than the general population.
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2001). Frequently, patients as well as their families overlook the symptoms of depression, assuming that the depression is normal, but temporary for an individual coping with a serious, chronic disease. In addition, symptoms of depression are often masked by other medical conditions, which results in treatment of the symptoms but not the underlying cause of the depression. For example, some chronic illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease and MS have both a biological and an environmental component to the depression, which only serves to further complicate the diagnosis and subsequent treatment.