Currently, the total number of people aged 60 years and older in the world is 900 million strong, and by 2050, it is expected to exceed 2 billion. With improvements in public health and medical care, people are expected to live longer lives, but it does not mean that the geriat-ric population will automatically maintain functional independence and high quality of life. It is essential that health professionals work together to achieve this goal. Although geriatric rehabilitation is an important topic, there has not been a single, easy-to-read clinical handbook to guide practitioners in the care of their elderly patients. This Geriatric Rehabilitation Handbook provides the fundamental knowledge that is required to design and implement a practical rehabilitation program for elderly individuals over a wide functional range. Exemplary chapters discuss the most common issues in the elderly population, such as nutritional and swallowing problems, hearing impairment, osteoporo-sis, sarcopenia, polypharmacy, deconditioning, as well as cognitive impairment and psychiatric disorders.
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Text Course Format: Text
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|