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Older adults coping with cancer

integrating cancer into a life mostly lived

by Sarah H. Kagan

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geriatric oncology.,
  • Cancer -- Psychological aspects.,
  • Older people -- Diseases.,
  • Older people -- Health and hygiene.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 103-114) and index.

    StatementSarah H. Kagan.
    SeriesGarland studies on the elderly in America
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC281.A34 K34 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 117 p. :
    Number of Pages117
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL991601M
    ISBN 100815328591
    LC Control Number96030015

    Because of the complexity of cancer care, there may be other specialists in addition to your oncologist who are involved in your care. In a senior adult oncology center, a geriatrician (a medical doctor that specializes in the care of older adults), a pharmacist, nutritionist, and a social worker may all be part of your cancer team. As people age, they are more likely to suffer from physical illnesses and disabilities, which present significant challenges to the sufferer, partner, and family. One of the most common illnesses associated with aging is cancer. As the above quotes illustrate, reactions to the diagnosis and treatment of cancers are highly variable among the sufferers, their partner, and family members.

    Like with most life-altering, traumatic, and generally difficult situations, gathering information is the best plan of action post-diagnosis. The below books offer priceless information on everything from navigating an onslaught of medical and healthcare-related confusion, to coping with the unbearable and inevitable grief that comes with losing a loved one. To round out the list, we asked Dr.   This, therefore, is not a guide to art therapy but, seen as a book of suggested activities to be used with older people, could be a useful addition to a therapist’s bookcase. The activities may also provide suggestions for non-art therapists to plan some art-based activities with older people.

      However, assessment of depression in older adults with cancer is complex because of unique characteristics of older adults and overlap between somatic symptoms of depression, cancer, and cancer treatment. The diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder stipulate that a patient must endorse depressed mood or loss of interest or. Cancer in Older Adults. Older adults with cancer and their families often have different needs from younger adults and children. For example, older people are often at higher risk for developing chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, arthritis, or high blood pressure.


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Older adults coping with cancer by Sarah H. Kagan Download PDF EPUB FB2

For Older Adults A full-text transcript is available. This section offers the following resources to help people age 65 and older who have been diagnosed with cancer. But older adults have been underrepresented in clinical trials.

Currently, only about 40% of patients in clinical trials are 65 or older, and fewer than 10% are 75 or older—even though more than half of cancers are diagnosed in patients older than NCI is committed to enrolling more older patients in clinical trials.

Coping with Cancer as an Older Adult Older adults have numerous strengths, including knowledge and experience, that can assist them in coping with a cancer diagnosis. Simultaneously, they may face unique challenges that affect their ability to make health care decisions and receive quality care.

These organizations can provide information on coping, support, fertility, and survivorship throughout your experience with cancer. Stupid Cancer is an online organization that brings teens and young adults together in a setting where there is no judgement or stigma, just a.

Older adults (people age 65 or older) with a diagnosis have unique needs when coping with cancer. OLDER ADULTS COPING WITH CANCER HOPE () [email protected] • Review any medical concerns your loved one may have •.

The single greatest risk factor for cancer is aging. Older adults (people age 65 or older) with a diagnosis have unique needs when coping with cancer. It’s Important for Older Adults and Their Loved Ones to Keep in Mind the Following: Manage your care.

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but there are some tools to make managing your care. Although coping has been shown to influence physical health in younger populations, whether coping affects health in older adults appears to depend upon how coping and health are conceptualized.

Older Adults Coping With Cancer: Integrating Cancer into a Life Mostly Lived (Garland Studies on the Elderly in America): Medicine & Health Science Books @ ed by: 6. 1st Edition Published on February 1, by Routledge First published in Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

My brother was a total badass in how he handled living with cancer. This book is for him. And this book is for you. If you are fighting cancer, this is for you. If your brother, sister, mom, dad, son, daughter, relative, or friend is fighting cancer, this is for you. If you've lost someone to cancer like I Reviews: Little is known about how young adults (YAs) cope with cancer or the relationship between coping and psychological distress in YAs with advanced cancer.

Structured clinical interviews with 53 YAs (20–40 years) with advanced cancer assessed coping methods, depression, anxiety, and grief. Psychotherapy for Depression in Older Adults Knight, B. G., & Qualls, S. Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated. The first book in the new Wiley Series on Geropsychology, Psychotherapy for Depression in Older Adults is a practical resource created by a team of international luminaries in the field.

The number of older adults with cancer is on the rise and these older adults have significant caregiving needs. There is a physical, emotional, and financial toll associated with caregiving.

As the US population ages, it will be even more important that we identify vulnerable. Talking to Kids About Cancer Explaining a diagnosis of cancer to children or teenagers can feel difficult and overwhelming. This book isn’t designed to tell you exactly what to say, but we hope it gives you a starting point.

Talking sensitively and honestly about the diagnosis can provide reassurance during a time of uncertainty and change. The keys to healthy aging.

Coping with change is difficult, no matter how old you are. The particular challenge for older adults is the sheer number of changes and transitions that start to occur—including children moving away, the loss of parents, friends, and other loved ones, changes to or the end of your career, declining health, and even loss of independence.

Coping With Cancer as a Young Adult The content of this booklet is independent, non-promotional and free of commercial influence and bias. The CancerCare Connect® Booklet Series offers up-to-date, easy-to-read information on the latest treatments, managing side effects and coping with cancer.

Older adults adapting to, coping with, and enduring cancer have been systematically ignored over time. Despite their predominance in contemporary cancer care, the elderly with cancer remain an enigma.

Resources and support. There are lots of organisations, support groups and helpful books to help you cope with symptoms and side effects caused by cancer and its treatment. Cancer Research UK information and support.

Cancer Research UK is the largest cancer research organisation in the world outside the USA. As we grow older, many changes occur within us both physically and emotionally and coping with these changes can become stressful.

Vitality we once had as young men and women is now gone. Indeed, even though people generally enjoy a longer life expectancy nowadays, the aging process can be a painful fact to come to terms with. Elderly Cancer Survivors Reflect on Coping Strategies During the Cancer Journey the purpose of this study was to explore the meaning of living with cancer and older adults’ orientations to.

Described as a guide book for those diagnosed with cancer, Life Over Cancer provides patients with the benefit of his knowledge and experience in treating cancer for thirty years.

The book gives patients a systematic, research-based plan for developing the physical and emotional vitality they need to meet the demands of treatment and recovery.The book's genesis reaches back to my first book, Older Adults Coping with Cancer: Integrating Cancer into a Life Mostly Lived (Kagan ).

In the process of researching that book, I found myself in a place that so many young and midlife adults do: I was caring for my Aunt Barbara—my mother's older sister—who had been diagnosed with.A cancer diagnosis is difficult at any age, but older patients often face unique challenges: an increased risk of drug reactions, coping with other health conditions, increased financial burdens of care, and sometimes the stress of being a caregiver to a spouse or loved one.