Geriatric Medicine

A Problem-Based Approach

  • Balakrishnan Kichu R.┬áNair

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Julie Byles
    Pages 1-13
  3. William Browne, Balakrishnan Kichu R. Nair
    Pages 15-26
  4. Shahrul Bahyah Kamaruzzaman
    Pages 27-41
  5. Jennifer H. Martin
    Pages 43-57
  6. Suzanne Wass
    Pages 59-81
  7. Sunita Paul
    Pages 109-119
  8. Jonathan Marriott
    Pages 121-135
  9. Roshan Gunathilake, Balakrishnan Kichu R. Nair
    Pages 137-151
  10. Nadine Dubowitz, Sonika Pandey, Elizabeth L. Cobbs
    Pages 153-167
  11. Shabir Dard, Nickie Lepcha, Elizabeth L. Cobbs
    Pages 169-180
  12. Tara Ball
    Pages 181-192
  13. David Abernethy
    Pages 193-235
  14. Syamkumar M. Divakara Menon
    Pages 251-261
  15. Vasi Naganathan
    Pages 273-281
  16. Michael Lowe
    Pages 283-293
  17. Amy Waller, Balakrishnan Kichu R. Nair
    Pages 295-306
  18. Susan Newton
    Pages 307-317

About this book


Written by international experts, this book presents chapters that cover common geriatric conditions including dementia, depression, delirium, falls, polypharmacy, incontinence, immobility, and medication-related issues, as well as neurological, cardiovascular, and endocrine diseases associated with old age. The book also discusses various aspects of ambulatory, residential, and palliative care for the elderly, in addition to ethical aspects of old age care, advance care planning and living wills.

Geriatric medicine is a rapidly growing field in internal medicine. The majority of elderly people now live in developing countries, where there is an urgent need to up-skill healthcare professionals. By presenting problems as they arise and then discussing how to solve them, this book offers a valuable resource for all physicians interested in the care of older people.


Ageing Dementia in old age Old age care Physiology of ageing Psychiatric presentations in old age

Editors and affiliations

  • Balakrishnan Kichu R.┬áNair
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Medicine and Public Health Hunter Health, John Hunter CampusNewcastleAustralia

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology