The Care of the Older Person

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Ronald Caplan, Dec 5, 2019 - Health & Fitness - 514 pages

Society, as a whole is getting older. Thanks to the extraordinary advances in technology and medicine, humans are now living longer than ever before, and are shifting the demographic make-up on a worldwide scale.

As a result, more and more of us are living and engaging with an aging population in both our personal and professional lives, and there's a heightened demand for concrete research and advice for how to effectively provide care for this growing demographic.

The Care of the Older Person brings together some of today's most experienced researchers to provide concrete answers for care providers of all kinds-- doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists-- those who build, run, and staff the facilities and housing for all of the aging population, as well as spouses and children of elderly. Most importantly, this information is for seniors themselves, who want to feel empowered in their stage of life.

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MD, CM, FACS, FACOG, FRCS(C), Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityRonald M. Caplan MD is an Obstetrician Gynecologist and medical author.He did his medical and postgraduate training at McGill University, where his interest in renal disease in pregnancy and homotransplantation culminated in the first delivery of a baby from a mother who had received a deceased donor kidney transplant.After serving on the Faculty of McGill University, he transferred to New York City, and a long career at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University , where he became one of the early proponents of minimally invasive surgery, and where he is now Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology.He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada).He previously edited the textbooks Principles of Obstetrics, which was translated into both Spanish and Portuguese, and Advances in Obstetrics and Gynecology, which was translated into Spanish. He authored another four mass market medical books in multiple editions. Prestigious medical and comprehensive libraries around the world hold copies of his work.

MD, FRCP(C), Associate Professor and Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, McGill University, Associate Director, Quebec Network for Research on AgingDr. Morais holds a MD degree from the University of Montreal (1987) and completed a specialty in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at McGill University, Canada. He went on to complete a 3-year Research Fellowship in Nutrition and Metabolism at McGill Nutrition Centre. Since 1996, he is an independent clinician-investigator based at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) - Crabtree Nutrition Laboratory, Montreal, Canada. He is since 2008 Associate Professor of Medicine, McGill University. In 2009, he became Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine, McGill University, as well as of MUHC and Jewish General Hospital. He was the Founder and first Director of the Centre of Excellence on Aging and Chronic Disease of the RUIS McGill from 2012-2015. Dr. Morais is also Associate Director of the Quebec Network for Research on Aging since 2015. He is Past President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society. His research interest relates to the assessment of protein metabolism and cellular regulation at whole-body and muscle levels and of protein requirements with age, frailty and diabetes using stable isotopes methodology. He is also participating in several studies involving the nutritional assessment of elderly persons with the aim of improving their nutritional status and level of physical function. He holds grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and collaborates in several projects supported by provincial and national agencies. He has more than 100 original publications, most of them in high impact journals in the field of aging, nutrition and metabolism.

MD, PhD, Professor of Geriatrics, Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Chair in Geriatric Medicine, Director of centre of excellence on aging and chronic diseases, McGill UniversityDr. Beauchet holds a MD degree from the University of St-Etienne University (1999) and completed a specialty in Neurology and Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at St-Etienne University (France). In parallel, he holds a master of science in neuropsychology and a PhD in Human Motricity and handicap at St-Etienne University (France). Since 2015, he is a full Professor of Geriatrics at McGill University and the holder of the Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Chair in Geriatric Medicine (Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada). He is also the director of Centre of Excellence on Longevity of the integrated university health network (RUIS) McGill (Quebec, Canada), a staff Physician and a senior researcher Institute Lady Davis for Medical Research at Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital (Montreal, Quebec, Canada).Dr. Beauchet created and currently leads two established networks, which are the Biomathics consortium since 2013 and the Canadian Gait Consortium since 2015. Both consortia bring together academic teams (21 from 9 countries and 6 Canadian provinces) composed of researchers (geriatricians, neurologists, neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, epidemiologists, mathematicians and engineers in computer bioengineering and bio-mechanics), working on age-related gait changes and falls, sharing databases and participating in collaborative projects. He has also organized and has been the lead author of different guidelines such as the European Guidelines on Gait Assessment, the International Task Force on Recommendations on Vitamin D and Cognition, and more recently, the first Canadian Guidelines on Gait Assessment. The scope of Dr Beauchet international influence in the field of age-related gait disorders and falls is demonstrated by the high number of citations of his publications (11,814 April 2018). He is highly prolific publisher: 286 peer-reviewed manuscripts, of which 211 (74%) were published in the last 5 years. He has an h-index of 55 and i10-index of 169. Dr Beauchet has also developed transformative new approaches to practice effective and efficient clinical research by implementing the concept of Action-Research, a solution to transfer research knowledge into clinical practice.

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