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Living safely, aging well : a guide to preventing injuries at home

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Kirtland Community College Library RA 777.6 .D73 2013 30775305504251 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781421411514 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1421411512 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781421411521 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1421411520 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781421411538 (electronic)
  • ISBN: 1421411539 (electronic)
  • Physical Description: print
    204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-198) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: What's "old" got to do with it? -- Don't fall! -- Too hot and too cold -- Poisoning -- Preventing asphyxia -- When driving is dangerous -- The backyard and the workshop -- All around the house -- Seeing the doctor -- Injury statistics for people 65 and older -- Agencies and organizations that can help.
Summary, etc.: As we age, our sense of balance and our vision, hearing, and cognition become less sharp. Aging-related changes greatly increase our risk of injury. In Living Safely, Aging Well, nationally recognized safety expert Dorothy A. Drago spells out how to prevent injury while cooking, gardening, sleeping, driving - and just walking around the house. In the first part of the book, Drago describes the causes of injuries by type-falls, burns, poisoning, and asphyxia - and explains how to decrease the risk of each. She then explores the home environment room by room, pointing out potential hazards and explaining how to avoid them, for example, by installing night lights, eliminating glass coffee tables, and using baby monitors. Lively line drawings make it easy for readers to visualize risks and implement prevention techniques. Living Safely, Aging Well pays special attention to hazards encountered by people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. A chapter devoted to health literacy helps people and caregivers make the best use of the medical care system and a chapter on driving helps evaluate when it is no longer safe to be behind the wheel.
Subject: Older people Health and hygiene
Older people Wounds and injuries Prevention
Accidents Prevention
Self-care, Health
Accident Prevention
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