The number of people in this country over the age of 65 is expected to rise dramatically in the coming years. As Baby Boomers age, many require assistance ranging from transportation for daily errands to round-the-clock medical care. Younger people face difficult choices in caring for aging family members and helping them select the best assistance and living options.
From choosing between assisted living or nursing homes and paying for costly prescriptions and health care to resolving sibling squabbles over caring for an elderly parent and facing difficult end-of-life decisions, The Encyclopedia of Elder Care serves as a comprehensive and objective guide for students and professionals alike. In more than 250 entries, this new book relies on statistical information to paint a picture of aging and its key issues in the United States and around the globe. Appendixes provide statistical data, directories of resources, and helpful information on planning and caring for the elderly.
- Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
- Crime against the elderly
- Elder abuse and neglect
- End-of-life planning
- Estate planning
- Family conflicts and caregiver issues
- Health issues
- Housing options
- Medications and medical care
- Safety issues
- and more.
Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Tables.
About the Author(s)
Joseph Kandel, M.D., is a neurologist and the founder and medical director of Neuroscience and Spine Associates based in Naples, Florida, as well as of prestigious and well-respected neurology clinics in Fort Myers and Port Charlotte, Florida. He is an associate clinical professor at Wright State University of Medicine. Kandel is a member of the American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Society of Internal Medicine, the American Society of Neuroimaging, and the Florida Society of Neurology. He has coauthored The Headache Cure; Back Pain: What Works; Adult ADD: The Complete Handbook; The Arthritis Solution; The Arthritis Cookbook; and Migraine: What Works, Second Edition. He resides in Naples, Florida.
Christine Adamec is a medical writer with more than 24 books and numerous medical articles to her credit. She has also ghostwritten six medical self-help books for physicians on topics such as arthritis, back pain, and migraines. She has written several books for Facts On File, including The Encyclopedia of Adoption, Third Edition; The Encyclopedia of Child Abuse, Third Edition; and The Encyclopedia of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors, all in the Facts On File Library of Health and Living series. Adamec is a member of the American Medical Writers Association and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She lives in Florida.