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Articles from Vol. 11, No. 2, 2010

A Practical Guide to Heart Failure in Older People
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HEART FAILURE IN OLDER PEOPLE Chris Ward and Miles Witham, Editors Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, 294 pp., $70.00 (hardcover).This practical guide to heart failure in older people is more than a reference book for clinicians....
A University-Agency Mental Health Research Collaboration: A Case Example
There is significant documentation in the literature of barriers that may prevent research results from being utilized by agencies to inform and impact practice and policy. Such barriers pertain to several factors as follows: (a) those related to the...
Expanding the Consumer-Directed Workforce by Attracting and Retaining Unaffiliated Workers
Unaffiliated workers are directly hired personal assistance workers who are not employed through an agency and are not family members or close friends. This article examines the working conditions of unaffiliated workers in a consumer-directed setting...
Guest Editorial: Regarding the Ghosts of Home Care
"Unleashing the Ghost of Home Care: The Case for a National Alzheimer's Home Care Demonstration Project" in this issue of the journal is an important piece of writing for several reasons. It calls attention to the unmet needs both of Alzheimer's patients...
In Sickness and in Power: Illnesses in Heads of Government during the Last 100 Years
IN SICKNESS AND IN POWER: ILLNESSES IN HEADS OF GOVERNMENT DURING THE LAST 100 YEARS David Owen Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008, 448 pp. $44.95 (hardcover)David Owen, a physician, has accomplished the double career of doctor and senior political figure....
Legal Issues Arising in the Process of Determining Decisional Capacity in Older Persons
There is a high and increasing incidence of dementia, depression and other affective disorders, delirium, and other mental health problems, such as psychoses, among older individuals in the United States today (Luijendijk et al., 2008; Rosenberg, Woo,...
Older People with Alcohol-Related Brain Injury and Associated Complex Behaviors: A Psychosocial Model of Residential Care (the Wicking Project)
The increasing need for specialist residential aged care services to support older people with complex behaviors resulting from dementia and alcohol-related brain injury was the impetus for the development of an exploratory action research trial. Affected...
Return to the House of God: Medical Resident Education 1978-2008
RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF GOD: MEDICAL RESIDENT EDUCATION 1978-2008 Martin Kohn and Carol Donley, Editors Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2009, 241 pp., $29.95 (softcover)That famous book and great satire The House of God, veritably the last word...
The Impact of Poverty on Older Persons
There is considerable evidence that in the past, in many societies around the world, older persons had a special role and were accorded prestige for their wisdom and experience. As the historian David Hackett Fischer (1977) points out in Growing Old...
The Role of Physical and Occupational Therapies in Fall Prevention and Management in the Home Setting
Mrs. "Smith," a 90-year-old woman living in New York City alone in a one-bedroom apartment, was referred for physical and occupational therapy by her primary care physician after she fell in her bathtub 10 months prior. The episode made the daily newspapers,...
The Zipper Club: Greetings to Fellow Members
As I regained consciousness after triple bypass surgery, I imagined myself to be within a large metal cylinder, laboriously inching up one of its nearly smooth walls. Other people were there, but they were unaware of me. I had to make my way alone. At...
Unleashing the Ghost of Home Care: The Case for a National Alzheimer's Disease Home Care Demonstration Project
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease; dementia; Medicare; home health care; hospiceIn a recent study, 33 nurses and 39 social workers from 32 different Medicare-certified home care agencies characterized patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) as "victims of...
Who Are the Recipients of Meals-on-Wheels in New York City? A Profile of Based on a Representative Sample of Meals-on-Wheels Recipients, Part II
Anumber of questions were asked of the recipients of the Meals-on-Wheels program in New York City to ascertain their food preparation methods and their nutrition so that we could better understand the context in which they were receiving the Meals-on-Wheels...
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