Any Good Geriatric books?

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I am looking to buy a good geriatric reference book. I have seen a lot on the web, but it is hard to get a feel for their content with the brief descripition they give. Any suggestions??


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Springhouse book club has many good geriactric reference books. They have an online site springhouse,com.

adrienurse, LPN

1,275 Posts

I don't tend to like nursing books published by Springhouse, their quality and depth is usually lacking (from my experience).

Springer Publishing has an excellent series of books on geriatric nursing.

Some other excellent titles (there are newer editions of most):

Burke, M. M., & Walsh, M. B. (1997). Gerontologic nursing -

wholistic care of the older adult (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby

Year-Book, Inc.

Ebersole, P. , & Hess, P. (1998). Toward healthy aging: Human

needs and nursing response (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby

Year-Book, Inc.

Eliopoulos, C. (1997). Gerontological nursing (4th ed.).

Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven Publishers.

Lueckenotte, A. G. (1996). Gerontologic nursing. St. Louis,

MO: Mosby Year-Book, Inc.

Matteson, M. A., McConnell, E. S. & Linton, A. D. (1997).

Gerontological nursing - concepts and practice (2nd ed.).

Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company

Miller, C. A. (1995). Nursing care of older adults - theory and

practice (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott Company.

Tideiksaar, R. (1997). Falling in old age: Prevention and

management (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing

Company, Inc.

--I really likes Matteson & McConnell's book, and Tideiksaar has done some excellent research on falls


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Hi Adrienurse, I know your interest is in Dementia. Have you tried

"Dementia Reconsidered" The person comes first by Tom Kitwood published by Open University press here in the UK and at

1900 Frost Road,

Suite 101


PA 19007


adrienurse, LPN

1,275 Posts

No I haven't, will have to get my hands on it. Thanks Damian.

3 more books that I haven't read, but want to:

Webster, J. D. & Haight, B. K. (2002?). Critical Advances in Remeniscence Work: From theory to application. Springer Publishing.

Cicirelli, V. G. (2002) Older Adults' Views on Death.

Benson, S. (2001). Care Homes and Dementia. ISBN 18747 90674


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A good web site for info on Dementia is


It refers a lot to UK experiences and offers a variety of web site contacts for further info.


218 Posts

I like the Merck manual of geriatrics. Great info. :)

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