What Caused Richard Pryor's Fall


This book describes the functional limitations of old age, which are mainly caused by diseases of the nervous system. Based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), the individual topics are presented in relation to diagnosis and therapy. The practitioner is trained to focus the work and way of thinking in geriatric medicine not primarily on the underlying disease, but on the functional impairment and thus carefully weigh the risk-benefit ratio of a medical measure.


Definition of neurogeriatrics - multimorbidity - medication aspects - frailty - sarcopenia - dementia, delirium - depression, apathy - gait and balance disorders - central and peripheral vertigo - malnutrition - dysarthria - dysphagia - elimination disorders - sleep disorders - pain - functional disorders - inflammation

The publishers

Prof. Dr. med. Walter Maetzler, Professor of Neurogeriatry, Deputy Director of the Clinic for Neurology at the UKHS in Kiel, specialist in neurology and general medicine with additional training in geriatrics

Prof. Dr. med. Richard Dodel, specialist in neurology with additional training in geriatrics, professor of geriatrics at the University Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, and chief physician at the geriatric center Haus Berge, Elisabeth Hospital Essen

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas H. Jacobs, specialist in neurology with additional training in geriatrics, MSc in geriatrics, chief physician at the clinic for geriatrics with neurology at the Johanniter Hospital in Bonn