Taking Care of Our Folks

Taking Care of Our Folks

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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 you're 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!A Manual for Family Members Caring for the Black Elderly Deborah Y. Liggan ... Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs when gastric contents escape into the esophagus. ... material, the volume and potency of gastric juice available for reflux, and the ability of the esophageal mucosa to withstand injury and to repair itself.

Title:Taking Care of Our Folks
Author:Deborah Y. Liggan
Publisher:iUniverse - 2009-05


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