Elderly Care, Common Issues

With age


Age brings in problems both common and uncommon. Can you help these patients?

  1. Asymptomatic bacteriuria in the elderly
  2. Drugs in the elderly and the risk of falls
  3. Feeding tubes in patients with dementia
  4. Glycemic control in the elderly
  5. Insomnia in the elderly
  6. Management of pressure ulcers in the elderly
  7. NSAIDs in the elderly
  8. Rebound excitation
  9. Side effects of diuretics in the elderly
  10. The TUG test
  11. Treatment goals for hypertension in the elderly
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