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Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Edited by Edward T. Zawada Jr.

University of South Dakota

This volume is a collection of reports dealing with geriatrics and gerontology. The first section provides an introduction to the common medical and non-medical problems of aging. The second section concentrates on one of the most devastating problems of the elderly, that of dementia. Finally, the third section deals with newer topics such as hearing loss, acute and chronic lymphoproliferative disorders, and the use of nerve and muscle stimulation to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with degenerative neurologic diseases. The chapters contained herein represent the transformation of managing older patient problems that commonly impact quality of life after the age of 60 years.

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Geriatric Medicine and GerontologyEdited by Edward T. Zawada Jr.

Published: December 4th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77654

ISBN: 978-1-78984-390-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-389-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78984-144-2

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Geriatrics

By Edward T. Zawada


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2. Old Age and Women’s Identity

By Greco Francesca Romana, D’Onofrio Grazia, Seripa Davide, Ciccone Filomena, Sancarlo Daniele, Mangiacotti Antonio and Greco Monica


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3. Primary Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

By Ettore Bergamini and Gabriella Cavallini


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4. Long-Term Partnerships in Lewy Body Dementias

By Sabina Vatter and Iracema Leroi


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5. State of Art of Telemonitoring in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus, with a Focus on Elderly Patients

By Emmanuel Andrès, Laurent Meyer, Abrar-Ahmad Zulfiqar, Mohamed Hajjam, Samy Talha, Sylvie Ervé, Jawad Hajjam, Nathalie Jeandidier and Amir Hajjam El Hassani


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6. Future Treatment of Alzheimer Disease

By Ahmet Onur Keskin, Nazlı Durmaz, Gülgün Uncu, Ebru Erzurumluoglu, Zerrin Yıldırım, Nese Tuncer and Demet Özbabalık Adapınar


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7. Genetics and Acquired Hearing Loss

By Moza Al-Kowari and Meritxell Espino-Guarch


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8. Overview and Current News in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

By Martha Alvarado Ibarra and Jose Antonio De La Peña Celaya


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9. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and Electromyographic Biofeedback as Adjunctive Modalities in the Treatment of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Stroke

By Cláudia Tiemi Mituuti, Marcela Maria Alves da Silva and Giédre Berretin-Felix


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10. Postural Imbalance in the Elderly: Main Aspects

By Natália Moya Rodrigues Pereira and Marcos Eduardo Scheicher


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