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  1. A sample case study: Mrs Brown

    08 May 2017

    Case study of the treating team’s decision to apply for a guardian of last resort for Mrs Brown...

  2. A-Z of older people content

    16 Nov 2015

  3. Advance care planning

    08 Mar 2018

    Advance care planning allows a person to express their wishes for care, levels of treatment and acceptable health outcomes...

  4. Ageing and delirium

    16 Nov 2015

    Delirium affects up to 50 per cent of older people in certain hospital settings. Older people with an existing cognitive impairment, such as dementia, experience higher rates of delirium...

  5. Ageing and dementia

    07 Mar 2017

    Older people with dementia are admitted to hospital each year at twice the rate of older people without dementia...

  6. Ageing and depression

    07 Mar 2017

    Given two-thirds of older people in hospital have been found to have a mild depression there is much we can do to improve their experience and outcomes...

  7. Ageing and frailty

    07 Mar 2017

    Frailty is characterised by a decline in body functions and systems. A frail person may have difficulty recovering from illness or surgery or coping with minor illness and events...

  8. Ageing and medication

    16 Nov 2015

    Medicines can be problematic for older people because ageing can affect the way our body absorbs, distributes, metabolises and eliminates drugs...

  9. Ageing and Nutrition

    15 Dec 2017

    As we age, many physiological factors can affect our ability to maintain optimal nutrition and hydration...

  10. Ageing and pain

    16 Nov 2015

    Older people can be under-treated for pain because of misconceptions about ageing and pain...