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Geriatrics Toolbox is our blog offering tools, resources, and insights into the care of older adults.

Revised Beers Criteria 2015-alt Oct 16 Revised Beers Criteria 2015
Posted by Lisa Han, MPH in Medication Related Problems

A long-awaited revision of the Beers criteria was released by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) on October 8, 2015.

Nursing Home Compare Data-alt Sep 22 Nursing Home Compare Data
Posted by Lisa Han, MPH in Nursing Homes

Did you know the Nursing Home Compare dataset -- the official dataset used on the Nursing Home Compare...

Health Literacy: An Update-alt Sep 15 Health Literacy: An Update
Posted by H. Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH in Health Literacy

Health literacy, a concept that underwent significant discussion and scrutiny in the last decade, remains a key consideration...

Which medicines to stop in people with dementia-alt Nov 19 Which medicines to stop in people with dementia
Posted in Clinical Care

There are some questions over which medications to stop in older adults with dementia. Inappropriate medications in someone with dementia include...

Don’t forget about Influenza-alt Oct 17 Don’t forget about Influenza
Posted in Clinical Care

It’s that time of year again—flu season. The 2011-2012 influenza season set a new record for the lowest...

Polypharmacy. A Concise Summary-alt Jun 19 Polypharmacy. A Concise Summary
Posted in Medications

Polypharmacy can be defined several different ways. The simplest definition is “concurrent use of many...

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