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Epilepsy in later life August 2016 One third of older people with epilepsy have experienced stigma because of their condition, according to new research by the charity Epilepsy Action.

Older people are now, the charity claims,... Read More →

The eSMAF: a software for the assessment and follow-up of functional autonomy in geriatrics July 2016 Functional status or disability forms the core of most assessment instruments used to identify mix and level of resources and services needed by older adults who possess common characteristics. The... Read More →
Observational Cohort Study of Pain among Nursing Home Patients July 2016 Pain is highly prevalent in nursing homes (NH) in several countries. Data about pain in Dutch NH's, where medical care is delivered by specifically trained NH-doctors, are not available. The aim of... Read More →
Depression and Anxiety, an Indicated Prevention (DIP) Protocol in homes for the elderly July 2016 Depressive and anxiety disorders are a very common, serious and under detected problem in homes for the elderly. Elderly persons in residential homes are at high risk for developing major depressive... Read More →
Center to Advance Palliative Care launches new website July 2016 The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) has launched a new website for US patients and families. The site is designed to provide patients, family caregivers, doctors and policymakers with... Read More →
End of life care strategy: First annual report resource June 2016 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 →
Emotional Stress Can Trigger Falls June 2016 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 →
Preventing Falls in The Elderly June 2016 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 →
Dementia Carers Web Resource June 2016 Carers of people suffering from dementia have been given a new internet resource to help improve the quality of life of the patients.

Australian Federal Minister for Ageing Justine Elliot... Read More →
AAFP-ACP Guideline Looks At Drug Treatment Of Dementia April 2016 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 →

Resources

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,...
Risk guidance for people with dementia February 2017 Nothing ventured, nothing gained provides guidance on best practice in assessing, managing and enabling risk for people...
Resource To Meet Growing Issues Of Dementia February 2017 The Eastern Australia Dementia Training and Study Centre (EADTSC) recently launched its ?Dementia Education Online?. The...
Healthy ageing in the 21st century January 2017 A report, from the University of Birmingham, explores how good ageing in a multi-cultural society is defined. It is looking...
Frail older people: Safe, compassionate care January 2017 A practical guidance document, from NHS England summarizes the evidence of the effects of an integrated pathway of care for...
Adult immunisation in the UK December 2016 A new report examines the UK adult immunisation policy framework in light of new European research conducted by SAATI...
National Hip Fracture Database November 2016 It is estimated that there are 70,000 hip fractures a year in the UK[1] and this is only set to increase as the population...
Shingles Q&A for healthcare professionals November 2016 The aim of the universal vaccination programme is to reduce the incidence and severity of shingles disease in older...
Challenges to finding treatments for dementia September 2016 A report by Raj Long, Senior Regulatory Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sets out what and where hurdles...
Insight into effects of dementia August 2016 Medical professionals are able to detect subtle changes in the quality of life of people with mild dementia, thanks to a...
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