By Dr. Shoshana Streiter, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital's Division of Aging
There’s wisdom to the old adage that if your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. One of the most effective tools available to health care providers is pharmacology. With medications, clinicians can control diabetes, manage blood pressure, stabilize moods, eradicate harmful bacteria, and more. But pharmacology isn’t the only tool at hand and not every problem lends itself to a pill-shaped solution.... Read more about Doctor's Note: Polypharmacy in Older Adults
NCECE is hosting three separate learning collaborative series over the coming months! Registration is free for each of these learning opportunities for health centers, and you can learn more about each series via the links below:
Developing healthy aging habits, particularly around nutrition, can aid in the fight against Alzheimer’s and other chronic conditions. In recognition of Healthy Aging Month and World Alzheimer’s Month, we’ve compiled expert advice to share with your patients.
Healthy Diet, Healthy Aging
Dr. Umadevi Naidoo’s research on the integration of food, mental health and medicine has led to insight on such topics as ...
Falls are the number one cause of injuries and death among older Americans, according to the CDC. As Falls Prevention Awareness Day approaches on September 23, we sought practical tips for increased mobility as well as ongoing...
The challenges of multiple medications and complex comorbidities, including cognitive impairment, will be addressed utilizing a case presentation format in this webinar. Wewill provide an overall view of improving medication adherence in the population of diabetic older adults, with special consideration given to the management of these patients in the Community Health Center.... Read more about Webinar on June 24: Medication Adherence in the Elderly With Diabetes