Eldercare Technology for Clinical Practitioners by Majd AlwanEldercare Technology for Clinical Practitioners by Majd Alwan

Eldercare Technology for Clinical Practitioners

EditorMajd Alwan, Robin Felder

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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This important handbook addresses technologies targeted at the assessment, early detection and the mitigation of common geriatric conditions. These include decline in functional abilities, gait, mobility, sleep disturbance, vision impairment, hearing loss, falls, and cognitive decline. This book not only describes the state of both embedded and wearable technologies, but also focuses on research showing the potential utility of these technologies in the field.
Title:Eldercare Technology for Clinical PractitionersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:234 pagesPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617378321

ISBN - 13:9781617378324

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Richard Lindsay, M.D.Chapter 2: Functional Assessment TechnologiesMarilyn Rantz, R.N., Ph.D., Marjorie Skubic, Ph.D., Kathryn Burks, R.N., Ph.D., Jie Yu, B.S.N., R.N., George Demiris, Ph.D., Brian K. Hensel, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., Gregory L. Alexander, Ph.D., R.N., Zhihai He, Ph.D., Harry W. Tyrer, Ph.D., Marc Hamilton, Ph.D., Jia Lee, Ph.D., R.N., Marybeth Brown, Ph.D.Chapter 3: Mobility and Gait Assessment Technologies Patrick Riley, Ph.D., Kate W. Paylo, D.O., D. Casey Kerrigan, M.D., M.S.Chapter 4: Mobility Aids for the Elderly Glenn Wasson, Ph.D., Pradip Sheth, Ph.D., Cunjun Huang, Ph.D., Majd Alwan, Ph.D. Chapter 5: Sleep Assessment TechnologiesSteven Koenig, M.D., David Mack, Majd Alwan, Ph.D.Chapter 6: Vision Impairment Assessment and Correction TechnologiesStanley Woo, Ph.D. Chapter 7: Managing hearing loss in older adults: assessment, intervention and technologies for independence and well beingMatthew H. Bakke, Ph.D., Claire M. Bernstein, Ph.D., Scott J. Bally, Ph.D., Janet L. Pray, Ph.D.Chapter 8: Falls, Fall Prevention and Fall Detection TechnologyPrabhu Rajendran, M.S., Amy Corcoran, M.D., Bruce Kinosian, M.D., Majd Alwan, Ph.D.Chapter 9: Computerized Methods for Cognitive TestingVered Aharonson, Ph.D., Amos Korczyn, M.D.

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From the reviews:"This multiauthored book describes how technology works for older persons and how clinicians can use technology to help older persons. . This is a broad charge and the book highlights these areas nicely. The . audience to be 'eldercare practitioners,' students of medicine, nursing, social studies, technology, engineers and designers. . This is a useful book that covers a wide area. . provides a vista of the future in which advanced technology will help older persons and their caregivers." (David O. Staats, Doody's Review Service, June, 2008)"Audience(s): Physicians, Geriatricians, Health Services Providers, Nurses, Researchers . . The book is organized into nine chapters . ." (Combined Health Information Database, June, 2008)