Published by Dr Peter Lipski on February 6, 2019
Genres: Aging & Geriatrics, Educational, Health & Wellness, Healthcare Guides, Self Help
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Your Elderly Parents Failing Health: Is It Ageing Or A Treatable Condition? by Dr Peter Lipski
Have you ever experienced the frustration of watching your elderly relative or friend’s health and general function decline? Have you ever been told that it’s just “old age” that causes dizziness, falls, confusion, malnutrition, breathlessness, and swollen ankles in the older person? Have you ever been told “what do you expect- he is 89 years old you know?” Do you have elderly relatives or friends who are physically declining, slowing up, taking too many pills and struggling at home alone? Then you must read this book! Experienced Geriatrician Dr Peter Lipski explodes the huge myths and negative stereotypes about the elderly, and explains how even the frailest elderly can have dramatic improvements from comprehensive care, accurate diagnoses, attention to detail, getting the simple things right, and treating reversible factors. Dr Lipski explains in simple language that it is never too late to treat an older patient! The greatest risk to the health of the elderly is ignorance, blaming “old age” for everything and presenting late to the Doctor. Dr Lipski explains the warning signs of common Geriatric Syndromes that most families and carers of the elderly have to deal with including falls, dizziness, memory loss, confusion, dementia, swollen ankles, breathlessness, chronic pain, urinary incontinence, diabetes, adverse drug reactions, malnutrition, the impaired older driver, anemia and when to get help. This book will affect everyone on the planet, as we all have either an elderly Mother or Father, Brother or Sister, Uncle or Aunt or other elderly relative or friend or neighbor. There is one thing for sure, we are all getting older and living longer! At some stage in life we will all become “old”! If we get the right attitude to older age and the right medical care, then we all can have better quality of life.
Your Elderly Parents Failing Health: Is It Ageing Or A Treatable Condition? by Dr Peter Lipski is an eye-opening, informative book that examines and dispels the myths relating to old age.
From his vast experience as a geriatrician, Dr Peter Lipski begins by explaining that older patients with serious illnesses can also make remarkable recoveries with the right medical care. The work then moves forward to list and explain the warning signs of worsening health in the elderly. Other topics examined include chronic pain, postural hypo-tension, and diabetes, swallowing difficulties, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia among others. The content in the topics covered includes discussions and guidelines on accessible forms of treatment. A list of symptoms of each disease is also included. Suggestions for caregivers on how to care for a patient afflicted with each particular disease as well as dietary guidelines for the elderly are other insightful subtopics explored in the book.
Your Elderly Parents Failing Health discusses a crucial topic that has been enshrouded by myths and misinformation. To many people, old age signifies failing health, but in the book, Dr Lipski puts forward compelling arguments and enlightening discussions as to why this is a false perspective. The book is written in a straight-forward, easy-to-understand language that effectively conveys the messages and information in the work. It is well written and contains invaluable information. It covers an extremely important topic and the language is accessible. It also contains multiple helpful guides and explanations written for both medical professionals and at-home caregivers for the elderly. Subtopics that make use of comprehensive lists break down the main topics which further expound the content.
A valuable contribution to the field of geriatrics, Your Elderly Parents Failing Health by Dr Peter Lipski inspires a re-examination of how society views older people’s health. Highly recommended by Chick Lit Café. ~ Book Review by Edith Emunah for Chick Lit Café.
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