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Falls in older people : risk factors and strategies for prevention

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog117499
Author
Lord, Stephen R.
Edition
2nd ed.
Call Number
WT104 L67 2007
Location
Richmond Hospital
Title
Falls in older people : risk factors and strategies for prevention
Alternate Title
Falls in older people : risk factors & strategies for prevention
Author
Lord, Stephen R.
Responsibility
Stephen R. Lord... [et al.]
Edition
2nd ed.
Place
Cambridge
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year Published
2007
Physical Description
xi, 395 p. : ill.
Subjects
Accidental falls - - in old age
Accidental Falls - - prevention & control
Risk Factors
Safety
Wounds and injuries - In old age
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN
0521680999
9780521690998
Format
Book
Location
Richmond Hospital
Call Number
WT104 L67 2007
URL Notes
Table of Contents
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In love with daylight : a memoir of recovery

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog118272
Author
Sheed, Wilfrid
Call Number
PR 6069 H396 Z469 1995
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
In love with daylight : a memoir of recovery
Author
Sheed, Wilfrid
Responsibility
Wilfrid Sheed
Place
New York
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Year Published
c.1995
Physical Description
252 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects
Depressed persons -- Biography
Depression, mental -- Biography
Recovery--Personal Narrative
Cancer -- Patients -- Biography
Polio -- Patients -- Biography
Abstract
Review: "Noted critic, novelist and essayist Sheed recounts his recovery from three major illnesses in this highly personal, torturous, oddly exhilarating chronicle. The first illness, polio, struck in 1945 when he was 14. With unbridled optimism, Sheed struggled for years with a disease that ``seemed much more like a vacation from the pains of growing up than an addition to them.'' The book's centerpiece, his plunge into depression triggered by addiction to sleeping pills and alcohol in his mid-50s, unfolds a nightmare of panic attacks, manic highs, proliferating phobias and suicidal dementia. Sheed found scant relief through a stay in a sanatorium, antidepressants or lithium, on all of which he heaps scorn. His recovery seemed to follow its own logic and inner mechanisms of healing. Diagnosed with cancer in 1991, he underwent operations of the tongue and neck, as well as radiation treatments, a two-year ordeal he describes with wit and gallantry." -- Reed Elsevier Inc.
ISBN
0671792156
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
PR 6069 H396 Z469 1995
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