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    Geriatric Care

    This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on geriatric care and related issues, including assistive devices, elder mistreatment, failure to thrive, fall prevention, geriatric assessment, house calls, impaired visual acuity, and nursing home care. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
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    Home Care

    Aug 15, 2020 House Calls   POC
    Nov 01, 2009 Therapeutic Home Adaptations for Older Adults with Disabilities   PtEd

    Confusion

    Nov 15, 2017 The AAFP Cognitive Care Kit: A Resource for Family Physicians [Editorials]

    Falls

    May 15, 2024 Falls in Older Adults: Approach and Prevention   CME   Alg
    Nov 15, 2023 Environmental Interventions for Preventing Falls in Older People Living in the Community [Cochrane for Clinicians]   CME
    Jun 15, 2021 Mobility Assistive Device Use in Older Adults   Alg   PtEd
    Jan 01, 2020 Exercise to Reduce Falls in Older Adults [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Aug 15, 2018 Interventions to Prevent Falls and Fractures in Community-Dwelling Older Adults [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Aug 15, 2018 Interventions to Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Feb 01, 2017 Interventions for Preventing Falls Among Older Adults Living in the Community [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jul 01, 2010 Gait and Balance Disorders in Older Adults
    Jul 01, 2010 AGS Releases Guideline for Prevention of Falls in Older Persons [Practice Guidelines]   Alg

    Failure to Thrive

    Jul 15, 2021 Unintentional Weight Loss in Older Adults   DDx   PtEd

    Polypharmacy

    Apr 15, 2024 Beers Criteria for Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults: Update From the American Geriatrics Society [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Jul 01, 2019 Polypharmacy: Evaluating Risks and Deprescribing   Alg   POC
    Jan 01, 2019 Deprescribing Is an Essential Part of Good Prescribing [Editorials]
    Apr 01, 2013 Appropriate Use of Polypharmacy for Older Patients [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Mar 01, 2013 Reducing the Risk of Adverse Drug Events in Older Adults   PtEd

    Driving Problems

    May 15, 2020 The Older Driver [Curbside Consultation]
    Mar 15, 2006 Older Adult Drivers with Cognitive Impairment   PtEd
    Jan 01, 2000 The Older Adult Driver   PtEd

    Caregivers

    Jun 01, 2019 Caregiver Care   POC   PtEd

    Vision Loss

    Aug 01, 2016 Vision Loss in Older Adults   PtEd
    Jan 15, 2011 Screening for Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Jan 15, 2011 Screening for Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

    Constipation

    Sep 15, 2015 Management of Constipation in Older Adults   Alg   PtEd

    Abuse

    Jul 15, 2022 Assisting Adult Protective Services in Addressing Maltreatment in Older Adults [Curbside Consultation]
    Mar 15, 2014 Detecting Elder Abuse and Neglect: Assessment and Intervention   Alg
    Mar 01, 2007 The Importance of Reporting Mistreatment of the Elderly [Editorials]

    Hearing Loss

    Apr 15, 2023 Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Clinical Summary of the USPSTF Recommendation [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]   FREE
    Mar 01, 2013 Caring for Older Patients Who Have Significant Hearing Loss [Curbside Consultation]
    Jan 15, 2013 Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Jan 15, 2013 Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Jun 15, 2012 Hearing Loss in Older Adults

    Nursing Home Care

    Dec 15, 2022 The Physician’s Role in Transitioning Older Adults Into Long-term Care Facilities [Curbside Consultation]
    Nov 15, 2022 Care Transition and Long-term Care Options for Older Adults [Curbside Consultation]
    May 15, 2010 Nursing Home Care: Part I. Principles and Pitfalls of Practice
    May 15, 2010 Nursing Home Care: Part II. Clinical Aspects   Alg
    Nov 15, 2008 Pressure Ulcers: Prevention, Evaluation, and Management   Alg   PtEd

    Oral Health

    Oct 01, 2008 Common Oral Conditions in Older Persons
    Overview
    Jun 15, 2024 Prioritizing the 5Ms in Geriatric Care: A Holistic Approach to Care of the Older Adult [Editorials]   FREE
    Feb 15, 2021 Frailty: Evaluation and Management
    Sep 15, 2013 Functional Decline in Older Adults   Alg
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    Jun 15, 2021 How to Use Canes and Walkers [Information from Your Family Doctor]
    Jun 01, 2019 Caregiver Care   POC   PtEd
    Jun 01, 2019 Caregiver Care [Information from Your Family Doctor]   POC
    Aug 15, 2017 Tips for Preventing Falls [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Apr 01, 2017 What Seniors Should Know About Exercise [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2016 Cancer Screening [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2015 Treating and Preventing Constipation [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    May 01, 2014 Unintentional Weight Loss in Older Adults   PtEd
    May 01, 2014 Unintentional Weight Loss in Older Adults [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Mar 01, 2013 Adverse Drug Events in Older Adults: How to Avoid Them [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Other AFP Content
    Jul 15, 2024 Ageism Revisited [Curbside Consultation]
    Apr 15, 2024 Primary Care Access in Areas of the United States With Aging Populations [Graham Center Policy One-Pager]   FREE
    Jul 15, 2021 Addressing Loneliness and Social Isolation in Older Adults [Curbside Consultation]
    Oct 01, 2019 Protecting Patients from Elder Abuse Scams [Close-ups]
    Oct 01, 2017 Treating Aging with Testosterone [Editorials]
    Mar 01, 2014 Complex Care: Treating an Older Patient with Multiple Comorbidities [Curbside Consultation]
    Nov 15, 2009 Family Physicians' Present and Future Role in Caring for Older Patients [Graham Center Policy One-Pager]
    Screening and Prevention
    Dec 15, 2020 Preoperative Evaluation and Frailty Assessment in Older Patients [Lown Right Care]
    Jun 15, 2020 Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Jun 15, 2020 Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    May 15, 2020 Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    May 15, 2020 Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Mar 15, 2020 Fracture Prevention in Older Adults [Lown Right Care]
    Mar 01, 2020 Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation for Maintaining Cognitive Functioning in Cognitively Healthy Adults [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Sep 01, 2019 Discussing Life Expectancy with Older Patients: Prediction and Patient Preferences [Editorials]
    Aug 15, 2018 Preoperative Assessment in Older Adults: A Comprehensive Approach
    Jun 15, 2018 Geriatric Assessment: An Office-Based Approach
    Apr 01, 2017 Exercise Prescriptions in Older Adults   Tool
    Jun 15, 2016 Screening for Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Apr 15, 2016 Cancer Screening in Older Patients   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2013 A Team Approach: Comprehensive Evaluation for Functional Decline in Older Patients [Close-ups]
    Jan 01, 2013 Audiometry Screening and Interpretation
    Jan 01, 2010 Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults   PtEd

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