Author: Deborah Liggan
File Size: 1597 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 3694851
Taking Care of Our Folks by Deborah Liggan Book Resume:
With the growing concern over healthcare in America, studies show that elderly African- Americans often come out on the losing end of the system due to lack of health insurance. Because of this growing population, taking care of elderly patients in the African-American community has become the responsibility of their family. If youre facing such a situation, your questions may be many and your answers few. Taking Care of Our Folks is a definitive guide to caring for your elderly relatives. Drawing on comprehensive and detailed research, this essential resource aims to ensure that elderly African-Americans receive culturally competent healthcare and live more productive, independent, and pain-free lives. Deborah Y. Liggan, MD, discusses the major health issues and offers case studies of how each illness affects this ethnic group. She offers up-to-date information on nutrition, pharmacology, technological advances, and self-help for each disease. Topics focus specifically on elderly African-Americans and include: Neurology of aging Cardiovascular problems Mental health and aging Approach to gastrointestinal problems Prominent cancers With clear and concise language, Taking Care of Our Folks will serve as an invaluable tool for caregivers and aging patients alike. Take the first step to competent and compassionate caregiving today!