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Essence of Care February 2018 Essence of Care has been refreshed and now contains 12 benchmarks, following a consultation exercise late in 2009. It aims to support localised quality improvement, by providing a set of established... Read More →
End of life care strategy: First annual report resource February 2018 In July 2008 the Department of Health published the End of life care strategy - promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life. This report sets out progress over the first... Read More →
Preventing Falls in The Elderly February 2018 Falls remain a major public health problem, despite strong growth in the research evidence of effective single and multifactorial interventions, particularly in the community setting. In a BMC... Read More →
Online Resource on Assistive Technology for Persons with Dementia February 2018 AT Dementia is an online information resource on assistive technology for people with dementia and their caregivers.
The website, developed by Trent Dementia Services Development Centre,... Read More →
National Institute On Aging January 2018 High blood pressure often is called ?the silent killer? because many people don?t know they have it. Even though it doesn?t cause symptoms, high blood pressure is a major health risk. If it isn?t... Read More →
Emotional Stress Can Trigger Falls December 2017 Sudden emotions may interfere with mechanisms for keeping balance among the elderly. The aim of a recent study was to analyse if emotional stress and specifically feelings of anger, sadness,... Read More →
The effects of interventions for improving older patients involvement in their primary care October 2017 Stimulating the involvement of older patients in their primary care may enhance their health. This Cochrane Review looked at studies of interventions to improve older people?s involvement in their... Read More →
Endovascular treatment for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm October 2017 The abdominal aorta is the main artery supplying blood to the lower part of the body. An abnormal ballooning and weakening of the wall of the aorta (aortic aneurysm) particularly affects men as they... Read More →
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use associates with apathy among depressed elderly October 2017 It has been reported over the past decade that the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's) may be associated with the emergence of apathy. The authors hypothesised that depressed... Read More →
The links between health-related behaviours and life satisfaction in elderly individuals October 2017 The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the links between life satisfaction and health-related behaviours amongst functionally independent elderly people who prefer institutional... Read More →

Resources

OrthoFlow...the orthopaedic specialist in your pocket! February 2018 Welcome to OrthoFlow...the orthopaedic specialist in your pocket! This new way of learning is designed to help you diagnose...
Rheumatology Advisor January 2018 Rheumatology Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app designed to be the essential resource for rheumatology...
inPracticeŽ Oncology January 2018 inPracticeŽ Oncology is the only point-of-care clinical reference designed to meet the unique needs of specialists. Full...
National Institute On Aging November 2017 To help patients understand the value of blood cholesterol screening, the NIH has added information on the topic to...
A Guide For Persons With Memory Problems And Their Caregivers November 2017 ?Partnering With Your Doctor: A Guide for Persons With Memory Problems and Their Caregivers? is a guide that provides...
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...
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