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Elder Abuse.
TLDR
Because persons experiencing elder abuse are often unable to seek help, friends, family, neighbors, or physicians may be in the best position to recognize and respond to an abusive situation.
Urinary Tract Infections.
TLDR
Typical symptoms of UTI that clinicians should screen for include: urinary frequency, burning or pain upon urination, incontinence, and/or urinary urgency, increased temperature, suprapubic pain or tenderness, or costovertebral angle pain or soreness.
Physical Activity for Older Adults.
TLDR
The benefits of regular physical activity for older adults are great, and regular, adequate, weekly activity is more important than engaging in strenuous activity.
Delirium, Dementia, and Depression.
TLDR
Gradual & progressive decline in multiple areas of cognitive processing eventually leading to significant inability to maintain performance in ADLs & IADLs.
Suicide and the Older Adult.
The Older Adult and Health Literacy.
Sleep and Sleep Hygiene.
Older Adults and the Opioid Crisis.
TLDR
Nonopioid choices for the treatment and management of pain include acetaminophen, nonsteroidal preparations, lidocaine, and capsaicin patches, and use of heat, ice, positioning, compression, and elevation can be effective in reducing discomfort.
Healthy Aging: How It's Done.
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