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The Resource Living safely, aging well : a guide to preventing injuries at home, Dorothy A. Drago, M.P.H

Living safely, aging well : a guide to preventing injuries at home, Dorothy A. Drago, M.P.H

Label
Living safely, aging well : a guide to preventing injuries at home
Title
Living safely, aging well
Title remainder
a guide to preventing injuries at home
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy A. Drago, M.P.H
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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1946-
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Drago, Dorothy A.
Dewey number
613.0438
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Ageing
  • Older people
  • Self-care, Health
  • Self-care, Health
  • Accidents
Target audience
adult
Label
Living safely, aging well : a guide to preventing injuries at home, Dorothy A. Drago, M.P.H
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
What's "old" got to do with it? -- Don't fall! -- Too hot and too cold -- Poisoning -- Preventing asphyxia -- When driving is dangerous -- The back yard and the workshop -- All around the house -- Seeing the doctor -- Injury statistics for people 65 and older -- Agencies and organisations that can help
Control code
000050678608
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
204 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781421411521
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Living safely, aging well : a guide to preventing injuries at home, Dorothy A. Drago, M.P.H
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
What's "old" got to do with it? -- Don't fall! -- Too hot and too cold -- Poisoning -- Preventing asphyxia -- When driving is dangerous -- The back yard and the workshop -- All around the house -- Seeing the doctor -- Injury statistics for people 65 and older -- Agencies and organisations that can help
Control code
000050678608
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
204 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781421411521
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations

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