Diabetes Care for the Older Patient: A Practical Handbook by Louise Hayes B.A. (Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D. (auth.), Gillian

By Louise Hayes B.A. (Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D. (auth.), Gillian Hawthorne (eds.)

The administration of older individuals with diabetes calls for cautious consciousness to the explicit wishes of this age workforce. This sensible guide addresses the problems surrounding the care of older diabetic sufferers, together with dementia, frailty, melancholy and cardiovascular threat. meant for day by day use in scientific perform, every one bankruptcy closes with an inventory of salient functional issues within the scientific administration of older sufferers with diabetes. Concisely written via professionals within the box, this booklet is a priceless source for all these considering the diabetes care of older humans .

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J. 2 The distribution of dementia service costs (Reproduced from the ‘Dementia UK Full Report, 2007’ [1], with permission from the Alzheimer’s Society) on average £25,000 per person with dementia [1]. These figures include loss of income (and taxes paid to the Exchequer) from carers and costs for accommodation, NHS and social services (Fig. 2). Thus, dementia represents an enormous issue for our society now, but this will increase dramatically in the years to come as the numbers of affected individuals relentlessly rises.

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4 Effects of Apolipoprotein E genotype on cognition in people with and without diabetes The shaded bars represent individuals who are negative for Apolipoprotein E H4 genotype, while the open bars are for individuals who have at least one Apolipoprotein E H4 allele. The y-axis shows a global composite cognitive function z-score, which has a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of ±1. Negative scores represent poorer cognition. Individuals with diabetes who were Apolipoprotein E H4 positive had the poorest cognitive function (Reproduced from Dore et al.

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