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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Not all Dementia is Alzheimer's Disease

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

Not all Dementia is Alzheimer's Disease is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. List the 3 most common causes of dementia, other than Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
  2. List common characteristics of those 3 non-Alzheimer’s dementias
  3. List 4 features of a dementia-like illness that should raise concern about causes other than AD
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

For more information on this series, go to http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/El...

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Date posted: 
Thu, 08/02/2018
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 05/31/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Not all Dementia is Alzheimer's Disease. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Pathophysiology and Treatment of Dementia

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

This one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides describes pathology and symptoms of dementia in the elderly. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Define pathology and symptoms of dementia in the elderly.
  2. Explain diagnosis of dementia and loss of memory in the elderly.
  3. List the behavioral and pharmacological treatments that are available for the elderly.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG) of Vanderbilt University

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Date posted: 
Mon, 06/03/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/03/2013
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Suggested Citation:
Pathophysiology and Treatment of Dementia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 
This one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides provides review of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and possible treatment options as well as current studies looking for AMD biomarkers. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.
Educational objectives: 

​Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  1. Summarize and review AMD.
  2. Describe the current research to search for biomarkers.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG)

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Date posted: 
Thu, 03/20/2014
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 03/20/2014
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

This one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides provides an overview of geriatric urinary incontinence as well as possible treatment options. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Define Urinary Incontinence 
  2. List types of urinary incontinence
  3. Name the steps for clinical evaluation of urinary incontinence
  4. List both Non-Surgical and Surgical Treatments of Urinary Incontinence 
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG) of Vanderbilt University

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Date posted: 
Wed, 05/22/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 05/22/2013
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Suggested Citation:
and . Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Ethnic & Cultural Considerations for Older Diabetes Care: One Standard for All?

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

This one hour video lecture with accompanying PowerPoint slides decribes a review of diabetes amongst older adults including prevalence, biologic/non-biologic differences, and treatment options as well as a discussion of racial dispariaties as they relate to diabetes. The target audience is Interdisciplinary Health Care Professionals.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Describe current diabetes care among older adults.
  2. Discuss racial disparities in diabetes prevalence, treatment and outcomes in elderly.
  3. Cite special considerations related to ethnicity, discuss clinical implications.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Please note: A fire alarm disrupted this presentation so it was cut a bit short. This material is from the Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Groups (GGIG) of Vanderbilt University

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Date posted: 
Wed, 05/22/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 05/22/2013
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Suggested Citation:
Ethnic & Cultural Considerations for Older Diabetes Care: One Standard for All?. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Achieving Quality Improvement and ACGME Core Competency Training Through a Nursing Home Polypharmacy Intervention

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Estimated time to complete: 
999
Abstract: 

Polypharmacy is common in elderly nursing home patients and predisposes them to risk of potentially inappropriate medication uses, potential drug-drug interactions, and increased health care costs. This innovative model of an educational quality improvement intervention project addresses polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use among nursing home residents using standardized tools and fulfills the ACGME core competencies of Practice-based Learning and Improvement and Systems-based Practice for Geriatric Medicine trainees.The intervention consists of 6 phases: pre-intervention training session, identification of target population, data collection, identification of potentially inappropriate medications, identification of potential drug-drug interactions and contraindications, and implementation. The intervention requires approximately 5 hours for 5-7 fellows and faculty geriatricians for 70-80 nursing home residents with polypharmacy. We found that the intervention worked best when incorporated into protected didactic "workgroup" sessions.This intervention increases medication safety, reduces medication costs and provides practical experience and education on polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use to Geriatric Medicine trainees and nursing home community physicians.

Educational objectives: 
  1. To fulfill ACGME core competencies of Practice-based Learning and Improvement and Systems-based Practice for Geriatric Medicine fellows.
  2. To provide practical education on polypharmacy and inappropriate medication uses among nursing home residents to Geriatric Medicine fellows and nursing home community physicians.
  3. To provide practical experience in a nursing home quality improvement project.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The tools used in this intervention are the Beers Criteria to identify potentially inappropriate medications and the Epocrates online drug-drug interaction program to identify potential drug-drug interactions and contraindications. These tools can be replaced by more updated or relevant tools according to settings or target populations to optimize the intervention effects.

We recommend using the updated Beers Criteria: freely available on the American Geriatrics Society Website: http://www.americangeriatrics.org/health_care_prof...

We found that the implementation of this quality improvement project was most successful when there was a dedicated faculty geriatrician overseeing the project. We designated "workgroup" times on the didactic schedule for the Geriatric Medicine trainees to review the selected patients' charts to complete the data collection form. The faculty geriatrician and the trainees discussed the potential recommendations for each patient as a group, which was also very helpful and provided an additional method of teaching. We also found it very helpful to have the nursing home consultant pharmacist and nursing home director of nursing assist in identifying the nursing home patients with polypharmacy and providing input about the impact of the project on the nursing home staff. We had very positive feedback from both the consultant pharmacist and director of nursing about this project.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Publications:

Tamura BK, Bell C, Lubimir K, Iwasaki W, Ziegler L, Masaki K. Physician Intervention for Medication Reduction in a Nursing Home: The Polypharmacy Outcomes Project. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2011; 12(5):326-30.

Kojima G, Bell C, Tamura BK, Inaba M, Lubimir K, Blanchette PL, Iwasaki W, Masaki K. Reducing Cost by Reducing Polypharmacy: The Polypharmacy Outcomes Project. J Am Med Dir Assoc.2012 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Presentations:

Lorenzo P, Bell C, Iwasaki W, Masaki K, Blanchette P. Polypharmacy Improvement Adherence Project: Nursing Home Medication Cost Outcomes. Poster presentation at American Geriatrics Society Meeting, Chicago, May 2009, (role: Co-mentor, co-author of Fellow Pia Lorenzo). Abstract in J Am Geriatr Soc 2009; 57(1, suppl): S147-148.

Lubimir K, Ziegler L, Bell C, Masaki K, Iwasaki W, Blanchette P. "Cost-Effectiveness of Reducing Polypharmacy in a Nursing Home: The Polypharmacy Outcomes Project." Poster Presentation, American Geriatrics Society Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 2008 (role: Co-mentor, co-author of Fellow Karen Lubimir). Abstract in J Am Geriatr Soc 2008; 56(1, suppl): S50-51.

Ziegler L, Lubimir K, Bell C, Masaki K, Iwasaki W, Blanchette P. “Medication Reduction in a Teaching Nursing Home: The Polypharmacy Outcomes Project.” Poster Presentation, American Geriatrics Society Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 2008, (role: Co-mentor, co-author of Fellow Laura Ziegler). Abstract in J Am Geriatr Soc 2008; 56(1, suppl): S49-50.

Date posted: 
Fri, 06/07/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 06/07/2013
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Suggested Citation:
, , , , , and . Achieving Quality Improvement and ACGME Core Competency Training Through a Nursing Home Polypharmacy Intervention. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Improving Communication with Older Patients

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Improving Communication with Older Patients is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Identify three problems that contribute to miscommunication between clinicians and older adults
  2. Describe the effect of those three problems on communication with older adults
  3.  Recommend approaches to avoid those three problems..
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

Elder Care Provider Sheets can also be accessed at http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/ElderCareProviderSheets.cfm.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Date posted: 
Tue, 08/14/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 03/06/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Improving Communication with Older Patients. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

SAGE Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

The UT Southwestern SAGE Urinary Incontinence module is a comprehensive core curriculum on UI in the elderly which can be incorporated into existing UME courses at both the pre-clinical and clinical levels. After completion of the program, medical students will have been trained in the basic evaluation and treatment of UI in the elderly. The program and learning platforms are created in sequential modules so that components can be utilized in different courses (anatomy, physiology, pharmacology) and for different levels of learners (clinical cases for 3rd and 4th year students). Modules also lend themselves to be utilized as clinical correlations in basic science courses.

Educational objectives: 

After completion of the UI modules, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the continence mechanism.
  • Discuss the age-related changes in the anatomy and physiology of the lower urinary tract (LUT) which increase the risk of UI.
  • Evaluate and diagnose the cause of a patient's urinary incontinence.
  • Create a treatment and management plan for a patient with urinary incontinence.
  • Describe how medications can cause UI and also understand complications from medications used to treat UI.
Date posted: 
Tue, 01/29/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 04/30/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . SAGE Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Nocturia in Older Adults

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Nocturia In Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. State how many episodes of voiding per night are considered abnormal (ie, diagnostic of nocturia).
  2. Describe the non-pharmacologic approaches to treatment that are recommended for patients with nocturia.
  3. List medications that can be used for treating nocturia.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
 
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Nelson, D. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, December), Elder care provider fact sheets. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), 2414-2415. Also available online.       

Date posted: 
Thu, 11/30/2017
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 03/01/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Nocturia in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

Aging Tsunami

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

The Aging Tsunami lecture details the reasoning behind the importance of geriatric and palliative education to the future of health care. It describes the statistics on the aging population in the United States and globally, and identifies changes that the older adult population presents to health care systems and health care professionals. It also explains why geriatric and palliative medicine is a growing medical career path.

Educational objectives: 

On completion, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify trends that will challenge geriatric health care professionals now and in the future
  • List some important areas of focus for future geriatric health care professionals 
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Speaker notes are provided as a separate document.

This product was reviewed by UT Health.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Ostwald, S.K. (2009, September), Preparing for the Aging Tsunami. International Geriatric and Gerontological Nursing Conference, Huadong Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. (invited keynote presentation) 

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/03/2013
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/03/2013
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Aging Tsunami. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/750

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