Hazzard's Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 7E


Author: Jeffrey B. Halter,Joseph G. Ouslander,Stephanie Studenski,Kevin P. High,Sanjay Asthana,Nancy Woolard,Christine S. Ritchie,Mark A. Supiano
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071833463
Category: Medical
Page: 2304
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The gold-standard text on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the elderly – completely updated with a new full-color presentation A Doody's Core Title for 2017! The definitive treatise on the subject of geriatrics, this comprehensive text combines gerontology principles with clinical geriatrics, offering a uniquely holistic approach to this ever-expanding area of medicine. Written by some of the world’s most respected geriatricians, Hazzard’s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Seventh Edition presents up-to-date, evidence-based information in a rich new full-color design. Unmatched as a textbook, this classic is also valuable to fellows in geriatric medicine. Hazzards’s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Seventh Edition is logically divided into five parts: Principles of Gerontology, Principles of Geriatrics, Geriatric Syndromes, Principles of Palliative Medicine, and Organ Systems and Diseases. Within its pages, you will find balanced, authoritative coverage of every essential topic – from evaluation and management to nutrition and palliative medicine. Here’s why the Seventh Edition is the best edition ever: • NEW full-color design with hundreds of color photographs • NEW chapters: Quality of Care in Older Adults, Common Non-Pain Symptoms in Older Adults, Strategies of Effective Communication Around Advanced Illness, Palliative Medicine in the Continuum of Care Including Hospice, Coagulation Disorders, and Plasma Cell Disorders • MORE chapters on Palliative Medicine • NEW Learning Objectives and Key Points added to each chapter • MORE tables, drawings, and clinical algorithms • EVIDENCE-BASED through the use of the latest clinical practice guidelines , references to systemic reviews, and critically appraised topics • UPDATED to reflect the most current clinical breakthroughs and advances for managing older adults in various settings

Chronic Illness Care

Principles and Practice
Author: Timothy P. Daaleman,Margaret R. Helton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319718126
Category: Medical
Page: 575
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This book offers a comprehensive overview to chronic illness care, which is the coordinated, comprehensive, and sustained response to chronic diseases and conditions by a range of health care providers, formal and informal caregivers, healthcare systems, and community-based resources. Using an ecological framework, which looks at the interdependent influences between individuals and their larger environment, this unique text examines chronic illness care at multiple levels and includes sections on the individual influences on chronic illness, the role of family and social networks, and how chronic care is provided across the spectrum of health care settings; from home to clinic to the emergency department to hospital and residential care facilities. The book describes the organizational frameworks and strategies that are needed to provide quality care for chronically ill patients, including behavioral health, care management, transitions of care, and health information technology. The book also addresses the changing workforce needs in health care, and the fiscal models and policies that will be required to meet the needs of this population, with a focus on sustaining the ongoing transformation in health care. This book acts as a major reference for practitioners and students in medicine, nursing, social work, allied health, and behavioral medicine, as well as stakeholders in public health, health policy, and population health.

Geriatric Emergency Medicine, An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine,


Author: Christopher R. Carpenter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455771791
Category: Medical
Page: 344
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This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine features expert clinical reviews on Geriatric Emergency Medicine which includes current information on topics such as palliative medicine and emergency care, alternative management strategies, transitions of care, the emergency department observation unit and the older patient, generalized weakness, altered mental status, trauma management, acute pain management, acute visual changes, orthopedic emergencies, dizziness, palpitations, acute stroke syndromes, abuse and neglect, and electrolyte and endocrine emergencies.

Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging, Second Edition

Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives
Author: Carolyn M. Aldwin, Ph.D.,Diane Fox Gilmer, Ph.D.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826193471
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
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"Aldwin and Gilmer have supplied an interesting textual model for examining health, illness, and aging. Their homogenized approach to aging research is refreshing and insightful."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly "Clearly written at a level for college students, this is an excellent resource on aging...Highly recommended.--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Spanning the biological and psychosocial aspects of aging, this upper-level undergraduate and graduate text integrates current findings in biology, psychology, and the social sciences to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the aging process. This new edition incorporates the tremendous amount of research that has come to light since the first edition was published. From a physical perspective, the text examines age-related changes and disease-related processes, the demography of the aging population, aging theories, and how to promote optimal aging. Coverage of the psychosocial aspects of aging encompasses mental health, stress and coping, spirituality, and caregiving in later years. The authors address demographic, theoretical, and methodological issues on aging, including a worldwide overview of aging demographics. The book reviews biological and psychosocial theories and offers much-needed information on longitudinal design and statistics as they relate to aging research. It discusses the aging of the major organ systems, the brain and sensory systems, and the endocrine and immune systems; basic anatomy and physiology; normal, impaired, and optimal aging; and functional health. Psychosocial factors that affect health are addressed, including the interplay between physical health and mental health, stress, coping, and social support. The text also covers current issues in social gerontology, including such promising new trends as gerontechnology and Green Houses, and provides information on health promotion programs. New to the Second Edition: Information involving retirement, volunteer opportunities, housing, and adaptation to health changes Coverage of economics and aging, including information on social security and other retirement income and the future of Medicare and Medicaid Significant new information about the regulatory systems Revised and updated chapters on death and dying and optimal aging Discussions on two models of optimal aging and valuable tips for its promotion URLs to relevant websites for additional information

Nursing Home Administration, Seventh Edition


Author: James E. Allen, PhD, MSPH, NHA, IP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826128556
Category: Medical
Page: 600
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Sixth Edition Named a 2013 Doody’s Essential Purchase! A detailed road map of essential knowledge for obtaining licensure and employment as a nursing home administrator, the Seventh Edition of this classic text is updated to reflect the 2014 National Association of Boards of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators (NAB) Domains of Practice. With more than 50 new topics, it comprehensively addresses all new regulations for managing a nursing facility along with a detailed overview of the skills and knowledge required to be a successful administrator. The Seventh Edition responds to the many changes that have recently occurred in the long-term care field. It provides a completely new Minimum Data Set 3.0 (MDS), 2015 Federal Requirements for Electronic Records, the new International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), new Quality Measures, updated Instructions for Making Data as per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and several new federal regulations. The Seventh Edition clearly describes what nursing home managers do, how they think, and how they lead. It breaks down the art of management into its basic tasks—forecasting, planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling quality, innovating, and marketing—and examines them in depth. The text pinpoints all of the separate components of nursing home administration—management, human resources, team dynamics, conflict resolution, finance and business, industry laws and regulations, and patient care—and describes how they fit together to form the coordinated activity set required of a successful nursing home administrator. Abundant real-life case studies, chapter objectives, and critical thinking questions greatly enhance learning. Mastering this text will prepare students to take—and pass with a depth of understanding—the nationally required NAB examination. New to the Seventh Edition: 2014 updated NAB Domains of Practice: Management, Human Resources, Finance, Environment, and Resident Care Introduces over 50 new topics including team dynamics, conflict resolution, and basic principles of nursing and social work Vast changes wrought by new technology and patient data New information on safety and disaster preparedness Updates signs and symptoms of abuse, neglect, and exploitation Provides new technology vocabulary Reorganized for quick access to information A completely new Minimum Data Set 3.0 (MDS) 2015 Federal Requirements for Electronic Records International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) New quality measures Impacts of the ACA on long-term care Updated tables and figures New federal regulations for quality of care approaches for residents with dementia; additional medication issues; infection control; residents’ rights to establish advance directives; and defining unnecessary drugs Key Features: Provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of nursing home administration Includes current data on the field of long-term care Replete with real-life case studies, learning objectives, and critical thinking questions Formatted according to licensing examination and guidelines of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators Prepares students for the nationally required NAB exam Accompanying Instructor’s Manual

Geriatric Notes


Author: Jamie W. Smith,Bradley J. Goad
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284153827
Category: Medical
Page: 414
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Geriatric Notes is an essential quick reference for the advanced practice provider (APP) who provides care to elders in the outpatient setting, such as nursing homes, family practice, or home health. With a practical, accessible, and concise approach, it offers an easy to understand overview of the most common diagnoses, topics, and symptoms encountered in the aging population. Designed to offer access to the basics, this guide provides tables and bullet points for easy reference. Sections include health promotion, neurology and psychiatry, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastroenterology, genitourinary, rheumatology, dermatology, endocrinology, labs, Beers list, and common presentations.

GOÄ 2012

Gebührenordnung für Ärzte - Kommentare, Analoge Bewertungen, Abrechnungstipps, Anmerkungen und Beschlüsse der BÄK, IGeL
Author: Peter M Hermanns,Gert Filler,Bärbel Roscher
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 364225764X
Category: Medical
Page: 696
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Der Kommentar zur Gebührenordnung für Ärzte (GOÄ) für Praxis und Klinik wurde unter Leitung der Herausgeber mit einem Team von Ärzten unterschiedlicher Fachgebiete erarbeitet. Die 6., erweiterte Auflage bietet kommentierte Paragraphen und Hinweise für eine korrekte und erfolgreiche Abrechnung – auch von IGeL-Leistungen. Mit Tipps für die Honorarabrechnung einzelner Leistungen und für korrekte analoge Bewertungen gemäß § 6 (2) der Gebührenordnung für Ärzte.

Harrisons Hämatologie und Onkologie


Author: Dan L. Longo
Publisher: ABW Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 3864741017
Category: Medical
Page: 950
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Die Behandlung maligner Tumoren hat sich in den letzten zehn Jahren rasant und ganz entscheidend verändert. Spätestens seit der Einführung von Herceptin reden wir von der personalisierten onkologischen Therapie, inzwischen wird das bereits Präzisionsmedizin genannt. So ist die Hämatologie/Onkologie inzwischen sicher das innovativste Fachgebiet, was die Neueinführung potenter Therapeutika angeht. Harrisons Hämatologie und Onkologie bietet jetzt auf aktuellster Basis für alle Beteiligten an den interdisziplinären Tumorkonferenzen das notwendige Wissen. Checkpoint-Inhibitoren und Tyrosinkinase-Inhibitoren sind jüngste Beispiele, gefolgt von: PARB-Inhibitoren beim Ovarialkarzinom, anti-EGFR-Antikörper beim Dickdarmkarzinom, Tyrosinkinase-Inhibitoren beim Lungenkarzinom, BRAF-Inhibitoren beim malignen Melanom, anti-CD20 beim malignen Lymphom. Die Palette der neuen therapeutischen Ansätze ist groß. Das Buch vermittelt als weltweit gültiger Standard das aktuellste Wissen aus der Feder von internationalen Spezialisten sowie Experten der Charité und anderer wissenschaftlicher Institutionen im deutschsprachigen Bereich. Die relevanten aktuellen Leitlinien finden Aufnahme und werden entsprechend interpretiert.

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Twentieth Edition (Vol.1 & Vol.2)


Author: Dennis L. Kasper,Anthony S. Fauci,Stephen L. Hauser,Dan L. Longo,J. Larry Jameson,Joseph Loscalzo
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259644049
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
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MASTER MODERN MEDICINE! Introducing the Landmark Twentieth Edition of the Global Icon of Internal Medicine The definitive guide to internal medicine is more essential than ever with the latest in disease mechanisms, updated clinical trial results and recommended guidelines, state-of-the art radiographic images, therapeutic approaches and specific treatments, hundreds of demonstrative full-color drawings, and practical clinical decision trees and algorithms Recognized by healthcare professionals worldwide as the leading authority on applied pathophysiology and clinical medicine, Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine gives you the informational foundation you need to provide the best patient care possible. Essential for practice and education, the landmark 20th Edition features: Thoroughly revised content—covering the many new breakthroughs and advances in clinical medicine that have occurred since the last edition of Harrison’s. Chapters on acute and chronic hepatitis, management of diabetes, immune-based therapies in cancer, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, HIV, and many more, deliver the very latest information on disease mechanisms, diagnostic options, and the specific treatment guidance you need to provide optimal patient care. State-of-the-art coverage of disease mechanisms: Harrison’s focuses on pathophysiology with rigor, and with the goal of linking disease mechanisms to treatments. Improved understanding of how diseases develop and progress not only promotes better decision-making and higher value care, but also makes for fascinating reading and improved retention. Harrison’s summarizes important new basic science developments, such as the role of mitochondria in programmed and necrotic cell death, the immune system’s role in cancer development and treatment, the impact of telomere shortening in the aging and disease processes, and the role of the microbiome in health and disease. Understanding the role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease, the precise mechanisms of immune deficiency in HIV/AIDS, prions and misfolded proteins in neurodegenerative diseases, and obesity as a predisposition to diabetes are just a few examples of how this edition provides essential pathophysiology information for health professionals. All-new sections covering a wide range of new and emerging areas of vital interest to all healthcare professionals. New sections include: Sex and Gender-based Issues in Medicine; Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, and Metabolic Syndrome; and Consultative Medicine— Plus, a new Part covering cutting-edge topics in research and clinical medicine includes great new chapters on the role of Epigenetics in Health and Disease, Behavioral Strategies to Improve Health, Genomics and Infectious Diseases, Emerging Neuro-Therapeutic Technologies, and Telomere Function in Health and Disease, and Network System Medicine. Important and timely new chapters—such as Promoting Good Health, LGBT Health, Systems of Healthcare, Approach to Medical Consultation, Pharmacogenomics, Antimicrobial Resistance, Worldwide Changes in Patterns of Infectious Diseases, Neuromyelitis Optica, and more—offer the very latest, definitive perspectives on must-know topics in medical education and practice. Updated clinical guidelines, expert opinions, and treatment approaches from world-renowned editors and authors contribute to the accuracy and immediacy of the text material and present a clear blueprint for optimizing patient outcomes. End-of-chapter suggested readings reinforce the text material and provide a robust platform for further study and research.

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics, Eighth Edition


Author: Robert L. Kane,Joseph G. Ouslander,Barbara Resnick,Michael L Malone
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259860523
Category: Medical
Page: 608
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The leading introductory textbook on geriatrics – completely updated and revised Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics is an engagingly written, up-to-date introductory guide to the core topics in geriatric medicine. Since 1984, its goal has remained unchanged: to help clinicians do a better job of caring for their older patients. You will find thorough and authoritative coverage of all the important issues in geriatrics, along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encountered in an elderly patient. Presented in full-color, this classic features a strong focus on the field’s must-know concepts, from the nature of clinical aging to differential diagnosis of important geriatric syndromes to drug therapy and health services. The Eighth Edition has been completely revised to provide the most current updates on the assessment and management of geriatric care. FEATURES: • Numerous tables and figures that summarize conditions, values, mechanisms, therapeutics, and more • Thorough coverage of preventive services and disease screening • Eight chapters devoted to general management strategies • Important chapters on ethical issues and palliative care • Appendix of Internet resources on geriatrics Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics, Eighth Edition is the best resource available to help healthcare professionals provide the innovative, cost-effective, and person-centered care that older people and their caregivers deserve.

Physical Change and Aging, Sixth Edition

A Guide for the Helping Professions
Author: Sue V. Saxon, PhD,Mary Jean Etten, EdD, GNP, FT,,Dr. Elizabeth A. Perkins, PhD, RNMH
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826198651
Category: Social Science
Page: 520
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"[This book] has been honed into an elegant compendium. This outstanding work should be widely read ñ it is perhaps the best example of an integrative approach to gerontology." Score: 94, 4 stars ñ Doody's "Phyisical Change & Aging has been a well-respected resource for caregivers ever since it was published in 1978. This updated version carries on the tradition of providing valuable information on the aging process and age-related health issues." ñ Former First Lady Mrs. Rosalynn Carter This sixth edition of a classic multidisciplinary text for students of gerontology continues to offer practical, reader-friendly information about the physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process. It places special emphasis on the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults. The book is distinguished by its thorough focus on anatomy and physiology and common health problems pertaining to each body system. It emphasizes the positive aspects of aging and demonstrates how the elderly population can gain greater personal control, through lifestyle changes and preventive health strategies, toward the goal of optimal aging. This sixth edition has been thoroughly updated to present new research findings that differentiate "normal" aging from actual pathology and includes substantially updated information on diagnosis and treatment. It incorporates new data from healthy older adults demonstrating that the aging process is not necessarily as devastating as earlier research had indicated. The book provides new data and guidelines on risk factors, nutrition, preventive measures, interventions, and commonly prescribed medications, and includes expanded treatment of complementary and alternative therapies. Also included is an updated discussion of grief, ethical issues, and funeral options. The book reinforces information with practical applications of aging data. Written for students of gerontology, social work, human services, nursing, medicine, occupational and physical therapy, counseling, and elder law, it presents information that is clearly understandable for those without an extensive background in biology or medicine. Additionally, the book is a useful practitioner's guide and an easily understandable book for family caregivers. THIS SIXTH EDITION INCLUDES NEW INFORMATION ON: Diagnosis and treatment Behaviors and interventions that promote more control over an individual's aging process Genetic/DNA theories Dementia and Parkinson's disease Immunotherapy Lifelong health disparities Animal-assisted therapy Prayer and meditation Pharmacogenetics Geragogy (self-directed learning) Caregiver health as a public health issue Natural funerals (biodegradable caskets, burial urns, dying at home)

Applied Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics, Seventh Edition


Author: Leon Shargel,Andrew B. C. Yu
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071829644
Category: Medical
Page: 928
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The landmark textbook on the theoretical and practical applications of biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics—now fully updated. Explains how to detect clinical pharmacokinetic problems and apply basic pharmacokinetic principles to solve them Helps you critically evaluate biopharmaceutic studies involving drug product equivalency and unequivalency Chapters have been revised to reflect the latest clinical perspectives on drug performance, bioavailability, bioequivalence, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug therapy The field’s leading text for more than three decades, Applied Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics gets you up to speed on the basics of the discipline like no other resource. Practical problems and clinical examples with discussions are integrated within each chapter to help you apply principles to patient care and drug consultation situations. In addition, outstanding pedagogy, including chapter objectives, chapter summaries, and FAQs, plus additional application questions, identify and focus on key concepts. Written by authors who have both academic and clinical experience, Applied Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics shows you how to use raw data and formulate the pharmacokinetic models and parameters that best describe the process of drug absorption, distribution, and elimination. The book also helps you work with pharmacokinetic and biopharmaceutic parameters to design and evaluate dosage regimens of drugs. In the seventh edition of this must-have interactive learning tool, most of the chapters are updated to reflect our current understanding of complex issues associated with safe and efficacious drug therapy.

A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation

[previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual]
Author: Timothy L. Kauffman,Ronald W. Scott,John O. Barr,Michael L. Moran
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702060585
Category: Medical
Page: 528
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Now in its third edition, this trusted clinical guide enables both the busy practitioner and student to review or to learn about a range of pathologies, conditions, examinations, diagnostic procedures, and interventions that can be effectively used in the physical rehabilitation of older people. It presents a broad overview of age-related physiological changes as well as specific professional discipline perspectives. Organized into eleven distinct and interrelated units, the first unit begins with key anatomical and physiological considerations seen with aging which have significant impact on the older person. The second and third units go on to review important aging-related conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular/neurological systems respectively. Neoplasms commonly encountered in older people are the focus of the fourth unit; while aging-related conditions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary and sensory systems are presented in units five through seven. Unit eight highlights a range of specific clinical problems and conditions commonly encountered with older patients. Critically, all of these units emphasize important examination and diagnostic procedures needed for a thorough evaluation and stress interventions that can be of significant benefit to the older patient. The ninth unit presents select physical therapeutic interventions that are especially important in managing rehabilitative care. Key societal issues related to aging are discussed in the tenth unit. Finally, the concluding eleventh unit focuses on the successful rehabilitation team that includes both professional and non-professional caregiver members. A trusted guide to the conditions and problems faced when evaluating and treating geriatric patients Extensive coverage over 84 chapters, each written by an expert in the field Includes imaging, vision and the aging ear Cross-referenced - providing the complexity and inter-relatedness of co-morbidities common to aging patients Collaborative international perspective Chapters on the aging spine; frailty; safe pilates for bone health; health care for older people Additional renowned editor - Ronald W. Scott Revised title to reflect the comprehensive scope of content covered (previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual)

MRT des Bewegungsapparats


Author: Martin Vahlensieck,Maximilian Reiser
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
ISBN: 3132001643
Category: Medical
Page: 744
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Vertiefen Sie sich systematisch in die MRT des Bewegungsapparats: + Alles zum exakten Vorgehen: MR-Untersuchungstechnik mit Lagerung, Spulenwahl, Sequenzfolge + Normale MRT-Anatomie + Pathologische Befunde mit anschaulichen Schemazeichnungen + Fehlermöglichkeiten bei der Bildinterpretation + Alles zur "Software" der MRT: tabellarische Untersuchungsprotokolle für die verschiedenen Regionen + Zum schnellen Nachschlagen: Differenzialdiagnose-Tabellen für die Abgrenzung der Befunde + Klinische Wertigkeit und Vergleich mit anderen Verfahren + Neue MR-Techniken: MR-Neurografie, MR-Myelografie, MR-Prothesenbildgebung, Diffusionsbildgebung und DWIBS, quantitative MRT, mDIXON + Neuestes Bildmaterial: mehr als 1900 Abbildungen in eindrucksvoller Qualität

Das letzte Wort

Roman - diezukunft.de-Edition
Author: Alena Graedon
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641165121
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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Die nahe Zukunft: Bücher, Zeitungen und Zeitschriften sind so gut wie ausgestorben – die Smartphones, genannt Mems, übernehmen für die Menschen jegliche Form der Kommunikation. Als Synchronic Inc., ein riesiger Computerkonzern, mittels einer Wörter- App die Sprache selbst monopolisieren will, kommt es zur globalen Katastrophe: Die App setzt einen Virus frei, der den Menschen das Sprachvermögen raubt – völliges Verstummen und im schlimmsten Fall der Tod sind die Folge. Einzig ein Geheimbund aus Linguisten und Lexikografen versucht, Synchronic Inc. aufzuhalten.

Die Berliner Altersstudie


Author: Karl Ulrich Mayer,Paul B Baltes
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISBN: 9783050025742
Category: Philosophy
Page: 672
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Gegenwart und Zukunft unserer Gesellschaft sind durch einen immer hoheren Anteil alter und sehr alter Menschen gepragt. Die Berliner Altersstudie ist weltweit einzigartig in der Breite des Spektrums der beteiligten Wissenschaften und der sowohl disziplinar als auch interdisziplinar bestimmten Untersuchungsgebiete, in dem Fokus auf das hohe Alter (70- bis uber 100jahrige) und in dem empirischen Bezug auf eine reprasentativ ausgewahlte Stadtbevolkerung. Der Band berichtet unter anderem uber geistige Leistungsfahigkeit, Personlichkeit und soziale Beziehungen im Alter, uber korperliche Gesundheit, medizinische Versorgung und zahnmedizinischen Status, uber psychische Erkrankungen wie Demenz und Depression, uber soziale und kulturelle Aktivitaten und die wirtschaftliche Situation, uber Alltagskompetenz, subjektives Wohlbefinden und Unterschiede zwischen Frauen und Mannern. Die Studie wurde im Rahmen der Arbeitsgruppe "Altern und gesellschaftliche Entwicklung" der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften durch gefuhrt. Die Autorinnen und Autoren arbeiten uberwiegend am Max-Planck-Institut fur Bildungsforschung, an der Freien Universitat Berlin und an der Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin."