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The Association between Indwelling Urinary Catheter use in the Elderly and Urinary Tract Infection October 2017 The use of indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs) is thought to be the most significant risk factor for developing nosocomial urinary tract infections (UTIs). However, it is unclear how many elderly... Read More →
American Lung Association September 2017 The American Lung Association is leading the way in helping breathe easier. Thanks to our donors, volunteers, program and event participants, and staff, we are America’s trusted source for lung... Read More →
Helping seniors sift through health news September 2017 A website has been created for older adults to access health and medical research information of interest to them. The site, called Health Compass, is designed as an interactive, self-study... Read More →
Are You Communicating Effectively with Older Adults? August 2017 Do you want to communicate health messages to an older adult audience? Whether you’re developing print or online information, broadcast media or delivering a health presentation, this web site is... Read More →
End of Life Care Strategy Second Annual Report August 2017 In July 2008 the Department of Health (England) published the End of Life Care Strategy - promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life. The second annual report sets out the... Read More →
Inappropriate Prescribing - First, Do No Harm? July 2017 Inappropriate prescribing (IP) in older patients is highly prevalent and is associated with an increased risk of adverse drug events (ADEs), morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilisation.... Read More →
Guidance On Nominating A Consultee For Research Involving Adults Who Lack Capacity To Consent June 2017 Draft guidance has been published on how to identify an appropriate consultee for the purposes of section 32 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The guidance indicates how researchers should go about... Read More →
Guidelines for management of the hot swollen joint in adults June 2017 Hot swollen joint is a common condition and has a wide differential diagnosis. The most serious is septic arthritis, but other underlying diagnoses include crystal arthritis, reactive arthritis and... Read More →
AAFP-ACP Guideline Looks At Drug Treatment Of Dementia April 2017 A new clinical practice guideline on pharmacological treatment of dementia has been issued from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians, or ACP. The... Read More →
Safe, compassionate care for frail older people using an integrated care pathway February 2017 This practical guide for commissioners summarises evidence of the effects of an integrated pathway of care for older people and suggests it can be commissioned effectively using levers and... Read More →

Resources

Sarcopenia Hits All of Us but Only 3% Are Aware, Experts Reveal July 2017 The vast majority of older people have never heard of a condition that affects all of us after 45, according to new...
Keep Warm, Keep Well: People Over 60 July 2017 A booklet has been produced by the Department of Health, in association with other partners which aims to help people over...
Assistive technologies website launched June 2017 www.atdementia.org.uk launched by the charity Trent Dementia Services Development Centre to raise awareness of how...
Healthy Ageing: A Challenge for Europe June 2017 Co-funded by the European Commission, the three-year (2004 - 2007) Healthy Ageing project aims to promote healthy aging...
What primary care needs to know about dementia May 2017 NHS England in cooperation with the Royal College of GPs and Hardwick CCG have published Dementia Revealed - What primary...
Shingles Q and A for healthcare professionals April 2017 Shingles is a common disease that can cause long-lasting, severe pain. It can cause permanent disability, and it occurs...
Connecting healthcare professionals with information that matters most March 2017 PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient...
NIHSeniorHealth adds information on heart failure March 2017 NIHSeniorHealth now offers information about the prevention, detection, and treatment of heart failure. Designed especially...
Helping people live well for longer February 2017 A recent document aims to help people understand how the national system as a whole is supporting local action to help...
Providing integrated care for older people with complex needs February 2017 A recent report synthesises evidence from seven case studies covering Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand,...
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