The Gale Encyclopedia Of Senior Health: A Guide For Seniors And Their Caregivers, 2nd edition, is a four-color, five-volume set of over 650 entries and presents authoritative, comprehensive information on all aspects of senior health. Entries follow the format of Gale health/medicine titles and cover a variety of issues related to aging: diseases/conditions; treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery; aging, general health, and death/dying; preventative lifestyle choices; and community and caregiving options. Over 400 tables and illustrations, a new foreword and thematic outline, a glossary, a list of organizations, and an index complete the set.
Feature & Benefits
- The set's 664 entries are written by medical writers and healthcare professionals.
- Over 400 images, including approximately 250 color photos and nearly 200 tables/charts/illustrations/graphs, illustrate the set.
- Key Terms sidebars provide definitions to specialized vocabulary used within the text.
- Questions to Ask Your Doctor sidebars encourage readers to discuss specific concerns about diagnosis, treatment, and care with their healthcare providers.
- Special concerns for seniors sections inform readers about specific issues relevant to seniors in entries explaining broader health topics.
- A list of organizations, a glossary of all key terms, and an index in the back matter guide readers to additional health/support resources, offer a comprehensive definition of key terms, and allow for searchability within the set.
73 new entries and 229 updated entries offer new information on continually changing issues in senior health diagnosis, care, and prevention.