The Encyclopedia of Senior Health Deemed an “Essential Resource”

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Posted on February 24, 2016

Did you know that families – not health care professionals – provide 80% to 90% of care for the elderly, and about 75% of all care-givers are women. – Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide

 For all your questions regarding senior health, turn to The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and their Caregivers. Featuring more than 650 entries on a variety of issues related to aging, including diseases, treatment, rehabilitation, preventative lifestyle choices, and community caregiving options. Available in print and eBook.

In February, Booklist reviewed the Encyclopedia. Read what they had to say!

This article was published in Booklist‘s February 15, 2016 issue; by Barbara Bibel

CONTENT This new edition (the first was published in 2010) features 664 alphabetical entries covering diseases and conditions, drugs, organizations, adaptive devices, and issues of interest to seniors. More than 70 entries are new, and 229 have been updated, authored by health-care practitioners, medical writers, and academics. All entries have references and definitions of key terms in sidebars. Questions that readers should ask practitioners also appear in sidebars, and there are tables and color photographs. Coverage of such topics as end-of-life planning and Medicare coverage and such assistive aids as canes, walkers, and wheelchairs make this a very useful resource for anyone concerned with the care of the aging. The rapidly growing population of seniors will make this an essential resource for most public libraries.

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