| Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020
Though many clinicians work with older adults every day, they may not be aware of the best ways to identify and treat delirium.
| Thursday, Feb 20, 2020
A new report highlights the risks of over-prescribing and overuse of medications in older adults. Implementing Age-Friendly Health Systems best practices will help put the Lown report’s recommendations into action.
| Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Medication overload (also known as polypharmacy) is a serious problem among older adults. It’s getting new attention as efforts to make health care more “age-friendly” spread around the US.
| Friday, Nov 30, 2018
An elderly woman's quality of life vastly improves after she goes home from the hospital after being told she may have only days to live. What made the difference? Use of pressure ulcer prevention and medication safety bundles helped give her a new lease on life.
| Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
Deprescribing means reducing or stopping medications that may no longer benefit a patient. It’s a practice that can address the challenges of polypharmacy, but health care providers don’t always take the time necessary to explain the concept or its benefits to patients.