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Author: Richard Dupee, M.D.
Geriatric Assessment Geriatric Assessment
Aging Aging
Years of Life Expectancy at Birth Years of Life Expectancy at Birth
Frequency Of Common Chronic Conditions Frequency Of Common Chronic Conditions
What’s Different About The 65+ Age Group? What’s Different About The 65+ Age Group?
The 65+ Age Group Includes Many Healthy People The 65+ Age Group Includes Many Healthy People
Death Rates For Some Chronic Disorders Are Declining Death Rates For Some Chronic Disorders Are Declining
Death Rates For Some Chronic Disorders Are Rising Death Rates For Some Chronic Disorders Are Rising
The Oldest People Have Higher Risks Of Disability and Morbidity The Oldest People Have Higher Risks Of Disability and Morbidity
The Risk Of Disability Increases With Age The Risk Of Disability Increases With Age
Age And Physiologic Stress Age And Physiologic Stress
The Risk Of Morbidity and Mortality Rises With the Following The Risk Of Morbidity and Mortality Rises With the Following
Atypical Presentations In Older Patients Atypical Presentations In Older Patients
Older Patients Have High Rates Of Comorbidity Older Patients Have High Rates Of Comorbidity
The Risk Of Cognitive Disorder Is Higher For Older Patients The Risk Of Cognitive Disorder Is Higher For Older Patients
Social Supports Can Be The Key To Preserving Function Social Supports Can Be The Key To Preserving Function
Small Improvements Can Make A Big Difference Small Improvements Can Make A Big Difference
Quality of Life Quality of Life
The Changing Face of Your Waiting Room The Changing Face of Your Waiting Room
Basic Principles of Working With Older Adults Basic Principles of Working With Older Adults
Basic Principles of Working With Older Adults (cont’d) Basic Principles of Working With Older Adults (cont’d)
Ageism Ageism
What the Older Adult Patient Expects From a Primary Care Provider What the Older Adult Patient Expects From a Primary Care Provider
Recognizing the Patient’s Healthcare Agenda Recognizing the Patient’s Healthcare Agenda
Communications Challenges You May Face Communications Challenges You May Face
Establishing Good Communication Establishing Good Communication
Establishing Good Communications (cont’d) Establishing Good Communications (cont’d)
Communicating With Hearing-Impaired Patients Communicating With Hearing-Impaired Patients
Communicating With Visually Impaired Patients Communicating With Visually Impaired Patients
Communicating With Cognitively Impaired Patients Communicating With Cognitively Impaired Patients
The Importance of Caregivers The Importance of Caregivers
Assessment of the Elderly Patient Assessment of the Elderly Patient
Physical Health Assessment Physical Health Assessment
Functional Assessment Functional Assessment
Tools to Assess Functional Status Tools to Assess Functional Status
Mental Health Assessment Mental Health Assessment
Mental Health Assessment (cont’d) Mental Health Assessment (cont’d)
Why Screen for Cognitive Loss? Why Screen for Cognitive Loss?
Cognitive Assessment: Performance Measures Cognitive Assessment: Performance Measures
Assess Psychological Status Assess Psychological Status
Assess Nutritional Status Assess Nutritional Status
Strategies for Rapid Screening Strategies for Rapid Screening
Strategies for Rapid Screening Strategies for Rapid Screening
Strategies for Rapid Screening Strategies for Rapid Screening
Social Health Assessment Social Health Assessment
Social Health Assessment (cont’d) Social Health Assessment (cont’d)
Social Health Assessment (cont’d) Social Health Assessment (cont’d)
Polypharmacy Polypharmacy
Adverse Drug Reactions Adverse Drug Reactions
Avoiding adverse drug events in older patients Avoiding adverse drug events in older patients
Iatrogenic Illness Iatrogenic Illness
When Further Evaluation is Needed When Further Evaluation is Needed
The CGA Process The CGA Process
Team Meeting Team Meeting
Case Management Case Management
Case Management Case Management
Benefits of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Benefits of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
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