A comprehensive reference on the health concerns of older Americans explores the symptoms and signs of aging, preventive health care, alternatives to long-term care, common ailments and their treatments, and other essential topics
With advances in medicine and technology, we are now living longer than ever. To enjoy all of our later years in the best possible health, we need to understand the aging process and how it affects our health care. The American Geriatrics Society's Complete Guide to Aging & Health provides us with helpful information on how to most successfully manage our care decisions.The American Geriatrics Society is the nation's oldest professional medical association devoted solely to the special health care needs and concerns of older adults. This comprehensive resource includes invaluable and expert advice for those of us who want to prepare ourselves for a healthy old age as well as for those of us who are involved in the care of older friends, family members, and loved ones. Information on how specific diseases and conditions may progress is also included.And you'll find straight talk on long-term care, along with helpful suggestions for evaluating the options. The American Geriatrics Society's Complete Guide to Aging & Health also reviews important information about the sensitive ethical and legal issues surrounding a patient's rights, as well as the basics on financing health care.