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America needs a culture change

My name is Chad Allen and I am a psychiatric nurse who works with the geriatric population. As a psychiatric nurse, I have seen the geriatric population suffer…

Closing in on the cause of agitation

When an elderly patient becomes confused and agitated, a careful history of recent procedures and medications points clinicians in the right direction.

Keys, please

Discusses the problem of when it’s unsafe for an older person to drive.

Managing dysphagia in elderly patients

Multiple factors make the elderly susceptible to dysphagia. The author reviews multidisciplinary management approaches and offers a checklist of simple nursing actions to promote assessment and management.

Profile of caregivers.

A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society provides an overview of caregivers, including the tasks they perform and how it affects them. Study Examines Caregiving…
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Study: Family caregivers provide complex, chronic care

“Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care, ” from AARP and United Hospital Fund, found that almost half (46%) of family caregivers perform medical/surgical tasks for care…

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