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Resources for elders with disabilities.
Resources for Rehabilitation (Organization)
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Lexington, Mass. : Resources for Rehabilitation, [1999]

Physical Description:
312 pages (large print) ; 28 cm
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RA564.8 .R47 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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Provides information about the organizations, services, and assistive devices that contribute to the independence of elders with disabilities. Several introductory chapters are followed by detailed resources targeting hearing loss, vision loss, diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Includes substantial general safety and living resources. Printed in large type. Published by Resources for Rehabilitation, 33 Bedford St., Suite 19A, Lexington, MA 02173. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Library Journal Review

Although most older people have at least one chronic medical condition, nearly one third of Americans age 65 or older are able to live alone. But 23 percent of the elderly population require help with bathing, dressing , or eating, and 27 percent need assistance with household chores. This book, a substantial expansion of the first edition published in 1990, offers a guide to the multitude of services, organizations, products, and publications available to elders with physical disabilities. It covers impairments common to older people--e.g., arthritis, low vision, hearing loss, stroke, and Parkinson's disease. Entries include an overview of the condition--incidence, effects, and treatment--with lists of service providers, books and tapes, organizations, and references to professional and consumer literature on the subject. The large-print format makes it especially useful for older readers. Highly recommended.-- Karen McNally Bensing, Benjamin Rose Inst. Lib., Cleveland (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Bookp. 7
Chapter 1 Our Aging Societyp. 9
Elders and Disabilitiesp. 10
Psychological Responses to Disabilityp. 12
Where to Find Local Servicesp. 14
Rehabilitationp. 15
Self-Help Groupsp. 17
Family Members As Caregiversp. 18
Computers and Disabilitiesp. 21
Conclusionp. 22
Organizationsp. 25
Publications and Tapesp. 40
Chapter 2 Laws That Affect Elders with Disabilitiesp. 49
Organizationsp. 58
Publications and Tapesp. 68
Chapter 3 Making Everyday Living Safer and Easierp. 74
Falls and Safetyp. 74
Organizationsp. 78
Publications and Tapesp. 80
Housingp. 83
Organizationsp. 86
Publications and Tapesp. 91
Recreation and Travelp. 97
Organizationsp. 100
Publicationsp. 107
Sources of Ingenious Aids and Devicesp. 109
Chapter 4 Arthritisp. 112
Treatment of Osteoarthritisp. 113
Psychological Aspects of Osteoarthritisp. 118
Professional Service Providersp. 119
Where to Find Servicesp. 120
Assistive Devices and Environmental Adaptationsp. 120
Organizationsp. 125
Publications and Tapesp. 129
Resources for Assistive Devicesp. 138
Chapter 5 Diabetesp. 139
Types of Diabetesp. 140
Psychological Aspects of Diabetesp. 145
Professional Service Providersp. 147
Where to Find Servicesp. 148
Assistive Devicesp. 148
Organizationsp. 152
Publications and Tapesp. 159
Special Equipment for People with Visual Impairmentp. 171
Chapter 6 Hearing Lossp. 173
Types of Hearing Lossp. 174
Individuals with Hearing Loss and Vision Lossp. 178
Psychological Aspects of Hearing Lossp. 178
Professional Service Providersp. 180
Where to Find Servicesp. 182
Adaptations for Elders with Hearing Lossp. 183
Assistive Devicesp. 184
Organizationsp. 191
Publications and Tapesp. 198
Resources for Assistive Devicesp. 206
Chapter 7 Osteoporosisp. 212
Types of Osteoporosisp. 214
Psychological Aspects of Osteoporosisp. 217
Professional Service Providersp. 218
Where to Find Servicesp. 219
Accident Preventionp. 220
Organizationsp. 223
Publicationsp. 227
Chapter 8 Parkinson's Diseasep. 232
Psychological Aspects of Parkinson's Diseasep. 237
Professional Service Providersp. 238
Where to Find Servicesp. 239
Assistive Devicesp. 239
Organizationsp. 243
Publicationsp. 247
Chapter 9 Strokep. 256
Types of Strokep. 259
Effects of Strokep. 260
Stroke Rehabilitationp. 262
Psychological Aspects of Strokep. 264
Professional Service Providersp. 265
Where to Find Servicesp. 267
Assistive Devices and Techniquesp. 268
Organizationsp. 273
Publications and Tapesp. 279
Chapter 10 Vision Lossp. 287
Major Types and Causes of Vision Lossp. 288
Psychological Aspects of Vision Lossp. 291
Professional Service Providersp. 292
Where to Find Servicesp. 293
Adaptations for Elders with Vision Lossp. 295
Assistive Devicesp. 296
Organizationsp. 301
Publications and Tapesp. 311
Resources for Assistive Devicesp. 321
Index of Organizationsp. 324
Publications from Resources for Rehabilitationp. 332