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From time to time, professional journals and edited volumes devote some of their pages to considerations of pain and aging as they occur among the aged in different cultures and populations. One starts from several reasonable assumptions, among them that aging per se is not a disease process, yet the risk and frequency of disease processes increase with ongoing years. The physical body's functioning and ability to restore all forms of damage and insult slow down, the immune system becomes compromised, and the slow-growing pathologies reach their critical mass in the later years. The psychological body also becomes weaker, with unfulfilled promises and expectations, and with tragedies that visit individuals and families, and the prospect that whatever worlds remain to be conquered will most certainly not be met with success in the rapidly passing days and years that can only culminate in death. Despair and depression coupled with infirmity and sensory and! or motor inefficiency aggravate both the threshold and the tolerance for discomfort and synergistically collaborate to perpetuate a vicious cycle in which the one may mask the other. Although the clinician is armed with the latest advances in medicine and phar­ macology, significant improvement continues to elude her or him. The geriatric specialist, all too familiar with such realities, usually can offer little else than a hortative to "learn to live with it," but the powers and effectiveness of learning itself have declined.
By Jacob Lomranz (editor) and David I. Mostofsky (editor)

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9780306454585 | Springer Verlag, November 1, 1997, cover price $219.00 | About this edition: From time to time, professional journals and edited volumes devote some of their pages to considerations of pain and aging as they occur among the aged in different cultures and populations.

Paperback:

9781489902856 | Reprint edition (Springer Verlag, August 7, 2013), cover price $179.00

By Patricia Schofield (editor)

Paperback:

9780470033494 | 1 edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, May 7, 2007), cover price $70.99

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Product Description: This volume highlights major new accomplishments in such areas as the neurobiology of pain, age-related psychological and cognitive differences in pain perception, and the assessment of pain in cognitively intact and cognitively impaired older persons...read more
By Stephen Gibson (editor) and Debra K. Weiner, M. D. (editor)

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9780931092596 | Intl Assn for the Study of Pain, October 1, 2005, cover price $81.00 | About this edition: This volume highlights major new accomplishments in such areas as the neurobiology of pain, age-related psychological and cognitive differences in pain perception, and the assessment of pain in cognitively intact and cognitively impaired older persons.

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Product Description: The goal of this text is to increase awareness of the complexity involved in caring for older adults with persistent pain and to provide practitioners with the tools to approach complex management issues. Experts from several disciplines provide information and treatment strategies...read more
By Herr (editor), Thomas E. Rudy (editor) and Debra K. Weiner, M. D. (editor)

Hardcover:

9780826138354 | Springer Pub Co, September 1, 2002, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The goal of this text is to increase awareness of the complexity involved in caring for older adults with persistent pain and to provide practitioners with the tools to approach complex management issues.

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A practical handbook for senior citizens suffering from a variety of painful conditions introduces all-natural remedies for more than one hundred painful ailments, explaining how exercise can ease pain, which foods contain natural painkillers, how to use deep breathing to stop heartburn, which herbs alleviate cold and flu symptoms, and more. Original. (view table of contents)

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9780312978778 | St Martins Pr, May 1, 2001, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: Introduces natural remedies for more than 100 painful ailments, explaining how exercise can ease pain, which foods contain natural painkillers, how to use deep breathing to stop heartburn, and which herbs alleviate cold and flu symptoms.

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Product Description: A landmark contribution to chronic pain literature, this contemporary text measures the intricate relationship between chronic pain and life transition events. Researchers and clinicians will appreciate The Changing Nature of Pain Complaints Over the Lifespan for its linking of life transition theories to health and illness...read more

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9780306459542 | Plenum Pub Corp, August 1, 1999, cover price $139.00 | About this edition: A landmark contribution to chronic pain literature, this contemporary text measures the intricate relationship between chronic pain and life transition events.

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Product Description: This book is the work of the IASP Task Force on Pain in the Elderly and outlines approaches to specific geriatric pain problems. Persistent pain is very common in elderly patients both because of the cumulative effect of progression of chronic painful diseases and because the frequency of many painful conditions increases with age...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780931092152 | Intl Assn for the Study of Pain, June 1, 1996, cover price $16.25 | About this edition: This book is the work of the IASP Task Force on Pain in the Elderly and outlines approaches to specific geriatric pain problems.

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Product Description: This text aims to address the need of the general anaesthesiologist for a quick reference on dealing with the anaesthetic management of elderly patients. Changes in the physiology and pharmacology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, central nervous and renal systems present the practitioner with possible complications in otherwise routine procedures...read more

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9780070586420 | McGraw-Hill, April 1, 1995, cover price $69.00 | About this edition: This text aims to address the need of the general anaesthesiologist for a quick reference on dealing with the anaesthetic management of elderly patients.

By Ranjan Roy (editor)

Hardcover:

9780802028594 | Univ of Toronto Pr, February 1, 1995, cover price $50.00

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9780802073594 | Univ of Toronto Pr, February 1, 1995, cover price $20.95

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Product Description: This much-needed book explores the issues and consequences of chronic pain in later life. Chronic pain often accompanies the non-fatal health conditions experienced by older women, but much of the professional literature virtually ignores older chronic pain sufferers...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Karen A. Roberto (editor)

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9781560247067 | Routledge, September 1, 1994, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: This much-needed book explores the issues and consequences of chronic pain in later life.

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9781560230618 | Routledge, September 1, 1994, cover price $48.95 | About this edition: This much-needed book explores the issues and consequences of chronic pain in later life.

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