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The Caregiver's Guide: Helping Older Friends and Relatives with Health and Safety Concerns Paperback – January 6, 1992

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Rob, a medical writer who has done geriatric nursing, and geriatric nurse practitioner Reynolds have written a valuable handbook designed to answer questions about aging and health. Clearly written, their guide covers changes in vision and hearing, skin, digestion, heart and lungs, bones, kidney and bladder, as well as depression, memory loss and nervous system disorders, cancer, and diabetes. Chapters on medication safety, convalescent home care, and getting help from social service agencies complete the work. Recommended for popular medical collections because of its comprehensive coverage, practical tips, and sound advice.
- Anne C. Tomlin, Auburn Memorial Hosp. Lib.,
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Written by two nurses, this practical guide explains the normal aging process and how to distinguish it from disease; outlines approaches to problems, including new medications for chronic disorders, as well as treatments for diseases common among the elderly; explains how to deal with depression, heart disease, and arthritis, and how to get a proper diagnosis for a wide range of conditions, including Alzheimer's; and explains how to arrange a convalescence or a program of long-term care." (Booknews, Inc.)
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 458 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; 1 edition (January 6, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395587808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395587805
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,483,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jo Ann Yeakley on November 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
If you ever wished for a very experienced Doctor and / or nurse, with the time to give you all the information you needed, this book is the answer to your prayers. The guide is the culmination of Carolin's interviews with leading doctors, nurses, social workers, and researchers.
A MUST 'keep handy' reference book. The material is understandable and complete. Each chapter deals with a group of related problems. For instance, Chapter 6 is titled "Oh, My Aching Bones'. It covers basic problems through hip replacement and includes "Yes, Basic Problems Have Typical Solutions" and "When Do You Need a Doctor".
I have bought several for friends and recommend it to each caregiver I meet. It offers practical solutions to common problems, safety tips, hands-on care, and most important, how the issues relate to older people.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 2, 1999
Format: Paperback
the Dr.Spock of eldercare, this book gives truly helpful information in an easy to read manner. It doesn't patronize the reader in any way and the information is up to date and scientifically based.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill Butler on August 23, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is a gem. We have fifteen chapters releasing us from all the fears of dealing with an elderly friend or parent. You need this book! For two very
simple reasons. First, an elderly person's physiology is different from ours.
So this would be like taking care of ET! You need to know their physiology.
Second, you need to know when to take them to the hospital, and when not to.
There's a whole set of variables involved in that too. This is such a wonderful book. I even like the printing inside. It's over 450 pages of data that can change your life. I take care of my diabetic mother who is eighty. She is my spiritual path and
she is destroying my anger, laziness, and desires. I can't afford them! I highly
recommend this book to all those with elderly parents or friends. It's a good and fast
spiritual journey. Don't hesitate! Buy the book!
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By A Customer on November 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
If you ever wished for a very experienced Doctor and / or nurse, with the time to give you all the information you needed, this book is the answer to your prayers. The guide is the culmination of Carolin's interviews with leading doctors, nurses, social workers, and researchers.
A MUST 'keep handy' reference book. The material is understandable and complete. Each chapter deals with a group of related problems. For instance, Chapter 6 is titled "Oh, My Aching Bones'. It covers basic problems through hip replacement and includes "Yes, Basic Problems Have Typical Solutions" and "When Do You Need a Doctor".
I have bought several for friends and recommend it to each caregiver I meet. It offers practical solutions to common problems, safety tips, hands-on care, and most important, how the issues relate to older people.
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