This concise, easy-to-read book covers essential knowledge about the elderly individual. Physical and psychological changes of aging are described and their implications for nursing care are emphasized. Basic nursing skills and procedures are detailed, with adaptations for the elderly. Chapters deal with the special needs of the elderly related to medication, nutrition, sexuality, mental health, and terminal illness. Objectives, vocabulary, and review questions accompany each chapter.Breitung, Joan C. is the author of 'Caring for Older Adults Basic Nursing Skills and Concepts' with ISBN 9780721615769 and ISBN 0721615767.