From one of the most trusted names in medical references comes an accessible, all-inclusive guide for older adults that shares what measures to take to optimize the aging process, prevent disease, and improve your overall health. Inside you’ll discover clear, authoritative information on
• preventive medical care and good nutrition • common medical disorders in older adults • strategies for coping with disease • steps for finding the best in medical care • how to communicate with health care practitioners • the role of alternative and complementary medicine • the benefits and risks of medical tests • the challenges of caregiving and rehabilitation • safe, easy-to-follow cardio exercises
Also featuring candid essays by seniors who share their insights and personal experiences on growing older, The Merck Manual of Health & Aging is an essential home reference for making your later years truly golden.
Merck & Co., Inc., is a pharmaceutical company and trusted contributor to world health. Merck produces numerous clinically relevant, scientifically accurate, and affordable medical reference books.
The Merck Manual of Health & Aging was edited by an outstanding staff of experienced editors. The team was led and all content reviewed by a renowned group of geriatricians.
From one of the most trusted names in medical references comes an accessible, all-inclusive guide to the health care system for older adults, and the disorders they are most likely to experience. Inside you’ll discover
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Merck & Co., Inc. is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. It is committed to bringing out the best in medicine and, as a part of that effort, continues to proudly provide all of its famous Merck Manuals on a not-for-profit basis as a service to the community. The organization published the first of these in 1899, and by the 1980s, the series had become the world's largest selling medical text and was translated into more than a dozen languages.
“A VALUABLE RESOURCE FOR ANYONE WHO SEEKS A HEALTHIER OLD AGE FOR THEMSELVES OR THEIR LOVED ONES.” –William D. Novelli, CEO, AARP