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Alternative Medicine for the Elderly [Kindle Edition]

P. Cherniack , N. Cherniack

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This book on complementary alternative medicine (CAM) for the Elderly provides a critical and objective evaluation of alternative medical therapy for the elderly. The focus on practical aspects such as adverse effects and general risks of various therapeutic methods makes it a valuable reference book for the general practitioner, for geriatricians and professionals within the area of alternative medicine, but also for interested laypeople. In the three sections, Epidemiology, Types of CAM, and Common Medical Problems and CAM, a broad range of issues are covered. They range from drug compliance in elderly people to CAM in the treatment of specific conditions such as pulmonary diseases, arthritis or cancer. The above features and in particular the unbiased approach to discuss the pros and cons of CAM make this publication a must-have for everybody searching for detailed information on alternative medicine for the elderly.

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"... a well-written objective format...All practitioners caring for older persons will find this book of use...The range of topics here is wonderful, ranging from mediation to Ayurvedic medicine, Native American practices, popular Latino remedies and much more. Chapters on epidemiology and the ethical dimensions of care are excellent....This is the best book on complementary medicine around...The style of writing and editing is superb in its clarity. This is a wonderful addition to the literature...(4 stars)" (DOODY'S REVIEW)

"The book Alternative Medicine for the Elderly is an important completion for the well-accepted therapies in geriatrics. … All chapters of this book are clearly arranged and expanded by extensive references. The data are critically discussed. The book can be recommended to all geriatricians, specialists of internal medicine, psychiatry, neurology, and everybody interested in alternative medicine and geriatrics." (Dieter Platt, Gerontology, Vol. 50 (2), 2004)


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  • File Size: 5998 KB
  • Print Length: 473 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (June 4, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000U8UPKM
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,291,232 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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