Care of the Older African Adult

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Seki A. Balogun (Editor) – Director, Geriatrics Fellowship Program, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine/Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Virginia Health System, Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Series: Geriatrics, Gerontology and Elderly Issues

BISAC: MED032000

Geriatric medicine is generally defined as medical care for adults aged 65 years and older. In Africa and in many developing countries, where the average life expectancy is less than 65 years, medical care of the older adult is still being defined and is in its infancy stages. There are also disparities in health and health care of older adults of African origin in most countries across the world. The aim of this book is to provide a clinical practice resource for physicians and allied health professionals, as they deliver clinical care for older adults of African descent all over the world. It is not intended to be a comprehensive textbook for geriatric medicine. Instead, we focus on common health care issues and unique cultural characteristics that often impact health care utilization in this vulnerable subset of older adults. Chapter authors are medical experts from across several continents, with extensive training and experience in providing medical care for older adults of African descent.

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Preface

Chapter 1: Overview of Geriatric Clinical Care in Africans
(Seki A. Balogun – Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, US)

Chapter 2: Cardiac Diseases in Older African Adults
(Sula Mazimba and Hunter Mwansa – Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, et al.)

Chapter 3: Kidney Diseases in Older African Adults
(Emaad Abdel Rahman, Faruk Turgut and Seki A. Balogun – Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, US, et al.)

Chapter 4: Pulmonary diseases in Older African Adults
(Seki A. Balogun – Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, US)

Chapter 5: Infectious Diseases in Older African Adults
(Oluwatoyin Falusi Nwafor – Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, US)

Chapter 6: Oncologic/Hematologic Diseases in Older African Adults
(Alwin Jeyakumar – Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada)

Chapter 7: Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Older Adults of African Descent
(Mudhasir Bashir – Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, US)

Chapter 8: Musculoskeletal Diseases in Older African Adults
(Adenrele Adedeji Olajide – Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV, US)

Chapter 9: Pain Management in Older African Adults
(Akhtar Purvez – Pain and Spine Center of Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA, USA)

Chapter 10: Endocrine Disorders in Older Adults of African Descent
(Oluyemisi Abdulsalam and Omolola Olajide – Clinical Endocrinologist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC, US, et al.)

Chapter 11: Gastrointestinal Diseases in Older Adults of African Descent
(Omar Massoud, Mohamed Ahmed and Moustafa Massoud – Chief, Hepatology Section, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio)

Chapter 12: Urogynecologic Diseases in Older African Adults
(Olufemi O. Aworinde, Olufemi O. Ojewuyi and Adetunji O. Adeniji – Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bowen University, Iwo, Oyo state, Nigeria)

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“This book provides a welcome clinical resource for clinicians caring for aging adults of African descent. It focuses on unique cultural features and common health concerns as well as the health care delivery challenges facing caring physicians. It is a valuable new clinical guide that provides the necessary details to give African adults over the age of 65 holistic care to maintain physical, cognitive and psychosocial functions.” – Mark E. Williams, MD, FACP, Ward K. Ensminger Distinguished Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Emeritus, UVA School of Medicine

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