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Have you ever experienced the frustration of watching your elderly relative or friend’s health and general function decline?

Have you ever been told that it’s just “old age” that causes dizziness, falls, confusion, malnutrition, breathlessness, swollen ankles in the older person?

Have you ever been told “what do you expect- he is 89 years old you know!”

Do you have elderly relatives or friends who are physically declining, slowing up, taking too many pills and struggling at home alone?

Then you must read this book!

Experienced Geriatrician Dr Peter Lipski explodes the huge myths and negative stereotypes about the elderly, and explains how even the most frail elderly can have dramatic improvements from comprehensive care, accurate diagnoses, attention to detail, getting the simple things right, and treating reversible factors.

Dr Lipski explains in simple language that it is never too late to treat an older patient!

The greatest risk to the health of the elderly is ignorance, blaming “old age” for everything and presenting late to the Doctor.

Dr Lipski explains the warning signs of common Geriatric Syndromes that most families and carers of the elderly have to deal with including falls, dizziness, memory loss, confusion, dementia, swollen ankles, breathlessness, chronic pain, urinary incontinence, diabetes, adverse drug reactions, malnutrition, the impaired older driver, anaemia and when to get help.

This book will affect everyone on the planet, as we all have either an elderly Mother or Father, Brother or Sister, Uncle or Aunt or other elderly relative or friend or neighbour. There is one thing for sure, we are all getting older and living longer! At some stage in life we will all become “old”!

If we get the right attitude to older age and the right medical care, then we all can have better quality of life.

About the Author

Dr Peter Lipski is a practising Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine in Australia. He graduated from Medicine at Sydney University in 1982 with Honours, and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Geriatric Medicine in 1988. He was awarded the post Doctoral degree of MD (Doctor of Medicine) through Sydney University in 1992 with his research entitled "Gut Bacteria, Nutrition and the Small Bowel in the Elderly". He became a Conjoint Associate Professor with the University of Newcastle, NSW Australia in 1995. He became a Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine in 2009. Dr Lipski has focused on holistic multi-disciplinary acute care, inpatient consultations, orthogeriatrics, elderly rehabilitation, private outpatient consultations and home visit consultation services. He also visits some of the local Aged Care Hostels and Nursing Homes on the NSW Central Coast to care for patients and support their General Practitioners. Dr Lipski's areas of special interest include: • Frail elderly with multiple medical problems. • Geriatric malnutrition. • Adverse drug reactions in the elderly. • Falls and balance disorders in the elderly. • Delirium/confusion in the elderly. • Dementia. • Medical fitness to drive assessments for the elderly. • Swallowing disorders in the elderly. • Osteoporosis with fractures. • Incontinence. • Peri-operative medical assessments. • Cognitive capacity assessments. He is currently in full-time private practice in Geriatric Medicine at Brisbane Waters Private Hospital in Woy Woy, Central Coast NSW Australia.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 163 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 064699798X
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  • Language: English
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