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Deprescribing Is an Essential Part of Good Prescribing - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2019 - There are four important medication issues to discuss with patients as they get older. Find out more and learn the five steps to individualize deprescribing practices for each patient.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0101/p7.html

The CDC’s STEADI Initiative: Promoting Older Adult Health and Independence Through Fall...

Aug 15, 2017 - ...influenza season, there were an estimated 8.3 million cases of influenza among persons 65 years and older,2 which is about one-fourth of the number of falls that occurred in the older population in 2014. When not fatal, falls often result in brain injury, hip fracture, and loss of...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/p220.html

Prescribing for Older Adults: Finding the Balance - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2007 - ...ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY, PharmD, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, Malden, Massachusetts Am Fam Physician. 2007 Dec 15;76(12):1768. Related Article On the other end of every prescription is a person with a biologic makeup that will react well,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1768.html

The Importance of Reporting Mistreatment of the Elderly - Editorials - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2007 - ...Although difficult to measure, the best estimate places the prevalence of elder abuse at 3.2 percent in the United States.1 By 2030, the number of persons in the United States older than 65 years of age is projected to be 69 million2; based on a prevalence of 3 to 4 percent, about...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p628.html

The Integration of Hospice Programs in Nursing Homes - Editorials - American Family ...

Feb 1, 1998 - ...Hospice care has typically been associated with cancer patients. There is, however, an increasing number of hospice patients in homes and in nursing home settings with non-cancer diagnoses. In the nursing home setting, hospice might be an appropriate adjunct to routine care for...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0201/p424.html

Caring for Caregivers - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2000 - ...powerful, given the tremendous projected growth in the older population. Currently, about 4 million adults have Alzheimer's disease, and the number is projected to reach 14 million by 2050. The increase will be most marked in those older than 85 years, who are at greatest risk of...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2584.html

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