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Our Aging World.- Physiology of Aging.- Frailty in Older People.- Pharmacology.- The Problem of Delirium in the Elderly.- Dementia: Making a Diagnosis and Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms.- Diagnosis and Management of Depressed Mood in the Older Person.- Falls: Prevention and Management.- The Problem of Incontinence in the Elderly.- Acute Care and Geriatric Assessment.- Geriatric Ambulatory Care of the Elderly.- Residential Care.- Rehabilitation for the Older Patient.- Stroke in Old Age.- Atrial Fibrillation in the Elderly: Special Problems.- Isolated Systolic Hypertension.- Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in the Elderly: Challenges and Management.- Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis.- Ethics and the Care of the Elderly.- Advanced Care Planning.- Palliative Care of the Older Person.

About the Author

Professor Balakrishnan Kichu R. Nair is an internationally respected, award-winning physician in the field of geriatric medicine. He is passionate about medical education, innovation, and leadership in medicine. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. In recognition of his contributions to medical education he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009. He is currently a Professor of Medicine and deputy head of school at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Additionally, Professor Nair is a Senior Specialist and the Director of the Centre for Medical Professional Development with the Hunter New England Health.

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