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Assessment and management of pain in older adults

Pat Schofield.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 3855 words.

Key points

• Chronic persistent pain affects at least 50% of community-dwelling older adults. • Physiological changes that occur as a result of the ageing...

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Care

Jonathan Waite, Rowan H. Harwood, Ian R. Morton and David J. Connelly.

in Dementia Care

October 2008; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Geriatric Medicine; Nursing Skills. 11150 words.

‘Care’ and ‘treatment’ in dementia - Activities of daily living - Problem behaviours - Risk - Summary

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Clinical assessment of older people

Lesley K Bowker, James D Price and Sarah C Smith.

in Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine

August 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Clinical Skills. 6029 words.

Consultation skills 52

Multiple pathology and aetiology 54

Taking a history 56

Other sources of...

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Dementia and memory clinics

Alistair Burns, Richard Atkinson, Sean Page and David Jolley.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 3530 words.

Key points

• Memory clinics provide a valuable service for the assessment and management of people with memory difficulties. • They have also provided a...

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Dementia Care

Jonathan Waite, Rowan Harwood, Ian Morton and David Connelly.

October 2008; p ublished online November 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Neurology; Geriatric Medicine; Nursing Skills; Community Medical Services; Palliative Medicine. 448 pages.

This resource follows the pathway of dementia, from first presentation through to final stages of the illness, and is aimed at the multipdisciplinary care team.

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Depressions in later life: heterogeneity and co-morbidities

David Anderson.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 5421 words.

Key points

• Depression in older people is among the most disabling of conditions. • Depression is the most common and treatable mental disorder in later...

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Frailty: challenges and progress

Peter Crome.

Edited by Frank Lally.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 5171 words.

Key points

• Frailty in older people is characterized by deteriorating health and increasing need for support. • Frailty has the features of a ‘geriatric...

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From gut feeling to evidence base: drivers and barriers to the development of health care for older people

Paul V. Knight.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 2956 words.

Key points

• Major advances in medicine, policy, and services for older people have been made over the past fifty years. • The numbers of older people in...

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Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

Edited by Frank Lally and Christine Roffe.

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 240 pages.

Geriatric medicine: an evidence based approach is an online clinical reference for health care professionals who manage older patients, and summarizes up-to-date research literature in a...

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Health and social care services for older people: achievements, challenges, and future directions

Roger Beech.

in Geriatric Medicine: an evidence-based approach

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Allied Health Professions; Medical Skills. 3922 words.

Key points

• The ageing of the population will increase patient demands for acute hospital beds, a scarce and expensive resource. • Health and social care...

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