Behavioral & Social Sciences including Bioethics
Driving Cessation - #43
Resources available for facilitating driving cessation.
Recognizing and Identifying Elder Abuse & Neglect - #35
Approximately 11.4% of adults over the age of 60 years will experience some form of mistreatment.
Loneliness of Older Adults - #98
When there is a discrepancy between one’s desired state of social connection and one’s actual relationships, a complex set of feelings termed loneliness occurs.
Caregiver Burden in the Context of Dementia - #97
“Caregiver burden” is a multifaceted concept that encompasses the physical, psychological, social, and financial strain experienced when caring for a loved one over time.1
Alzheimer’s Association Direct Connect Referral - #96
Navigating the diagnosis and progression of Alzheimer’s Disease or another dementia can be overwhelming to patients and their caregivers.
Dementia Detection: Identifying Red flags of Cognitive Decline - #95
Dementia is a growing public health concern with timely diagnosis an important part of high-quality care for older adults.
Social Isolation of Older Adults - #94
Humans are social beings and connections to others are vital to our health and well-being. Social isolation (i.e., the objective absence or paucity of social interactions with others) is a social determinant of health which is related to, but distinct from, the concept of loneliness (i.e., the subjective distressing feeling of being socially isolated).1,2
Age Friendly Healthcare Delivery: The 4Ms - #93
The 4Ms in improving the complex care of older adults are: What Matters Most, Mentation, Mobility, and Medication.
Tips for Communicating with Older Patients - #91
Good communication with older adults and their caregivers is important to delivering high quality care.
Low Health Care Literacy and the Older Patient - #90
Health literacy refers to an individual’s ability to understand his or her health and effectively navigate the health care system.
Guardianship of Adults: Guardian Roles & Responsibilities - #88
Guardianship is the court appointment of legal authority over the person and property of another individual, called the ward. Consultation with an attorney or bioethicist is advised for individual patient cases.
Conversations Surrounding STI Prevention - #84
While sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise among older adults, medical providers may associate this problem with younger populations, missing prevention and treatment opportunities.
Improving Care for Older Patients with Depression - #82
Depression in older adults, even major depression, is treatable.
Assessment of Dementia Patients in the Emergency Department - #72
Assessing delirium in dementia patients in the emergency room
Senior Housing Options - #70
Outlining the different options for senior living and which option is appropriate based on the older adult.
Preoperative Geriatric Assessment - #64
Establish capacity for consent and the patient’s understanding of the need of surgery.
Acute Management of Behavior Changes in Hospitalized Patients with Dementia - #63
Identify the specific difficult behavior and apply best practice management strategies.
Tips for Leading Difficult Family Meetings - #59
Outline standard approaches for planning, leading, and concluding difficult family meetings with strategies for navigating conflict.
Power of Attorney for Health Care - #62
Define, compare, and contrast power of attorney for health care, surrogate decision maker, and guardian.
Advance Directives - #61
Define advance directives and the components that are commonly incorporated.
Medical Decision-making Capacity Assessment - #60
Determine an older adult’s ability to make medical decisions in a hospital or clinic setting.
Assessment of an Older Emergency Department Patient – 10 Key Points - #58
Master geriatric-specific diagnostic considerations in the assessment of an older adult in the emergency department.