Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 8th Edition

Authors :
Howard M. Fillit & Kenneth Rockwood & John B Young
Date of Publication: 07/2016
The leading reference in the field of geriatric care, Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 8th Edition, by Drs. Howard M. Fillit, Kenneth Rockwood, and John B. Young, provides a contemporary, global perspective on topics o ...view more

The leading reference in the field of geriatric care, Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 8th Edition, by Drs. Howard M. Fillit, Kenneth Rockwood, and John B. Young, provides a contemporary, global perspective on topics of importance to today’s gerontologists, internal medicine physicians, and family doctors. An increased focus on frailty, along with coverage of key issues in gerontology, disease-specific geriatrics, and complex syndromes specific to the elderly, makes this 8th Edition the reference you’ll turn to in order to meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population.

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The leading reference in the field of geriatric care, Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 8th Edition, by Drs. Howard M. Fillit, Kenneth Rockwood, and John B. Young, provides a contemporary, global perspective on topics of importance to today’s gerontologists, internal medicine physicians, and family doctors. An increased focus on frailty, along with coverage of key issues in gerontology, disease-specific geriatrics, and complex syndromes specific to the elderly, makes this 8th Edition the reference you’ll turn to in order to meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population.


New to this edition
  • A new chapter on frailty, plus an emphasis on frailty throughout the book, addresses the complex medical and social issues that affect care, and the specific knowledge and skills essential for meeting your patients’ complex needs.
  • New content brings you up to date with information on gerontechnology, emergency and pre-hospital care, HIV and aging, intensive treatment of older adults, telemedicine, the built environment, and transcultural geriatrics.
  • New editor Professor John Young brings a fresh perspective and unique expertise to this edition.

Key Features
  • Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy.
  • More than 250 figures, including algorithms, photographs, and tables, complement the text and help you find what you need on a given condition.
  • Clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings helps you easily apply the material to everyday practice.

Author Information
By Howard M. Fillit, MD, Founding Executive Director and Cheif Science Officer, Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation, Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care and Neurosceicne, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York; Kenneth Rockwood, MD, MPA, FRCPC, Professor of Geriatric Medicine & Neurology, Kathryn Allen Weldon Chair of Alzheimer Research, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University; Consultant Physician, Department of Medicine, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Honorary Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom; John B Young, MBBS(Hons), FRCP, Professor of Elderly Care Medicine, Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, University of Leeds, United Kingdom and Honorary Consultant Geriatrician, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford, United Kingdom