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Identification of High-Risk Subgroups in very elderly ICU patients October 2017 Current prognostic models for ICU patients have not been specifically developed or validated in the very elderly. The aim of this study was to develop a prognostic model for ICU patients aged 80... Read More →
Inconsistencies in fracture prevention with vitamin D supplementation October 2017 A meta-analysis found that high dose vitamin D, different from low dose, decreased fracture risk by 23% for any nonvertebral fracture and by 26% for hip fracture. Unfortunately, however, this effect... Read More →
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Guidance On Nominating A Consultee For Research Involving Adults Who Lack Capacity To Consent June 2017 Draft guidance has been published on how to identify an appropriate consultee for the purposes of section 32 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.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 →

Resources

Dementia screening tool detects early cognitive problems October 2017 A screening tool for dementia developed by Saint Louis University geriatricians appears to work better in identifying mild...
Recipe for Care For Old People October 2017 A leading older people?s doctor has published a report setting out the challenge ahead in looking after older people and...
Living Well With Dementia Good Practice Compendium September 2017 A good practice compendium has been brought together from across the regions to support local delivery of the national...
Caring For Elderly Patients In Winter September 2017 A map of areas in England where people over 65 years may be living without central heating has been produced by the...
Securing good care for older people September 2017 More than one million older people (aged 65 and over) use publicly funded social care services in England. In light of...
Meditute - web based short tutorials August 2017 Meditute aims to develop, deliver, and monitor the use of high quality, freely distributable medical education. It...
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...
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