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End of Life Care in Frailty: Medicines management
This section of the BGS guidance on end of life care in older people examines the issue of polypharmacy at the end of life.
Age and Ageing collection: Treatments in Dementia
This collection of 15 papers provides an update on interventions in dementia in the past 15 years.
Effective record keeping and ordering of medicines - for Care Home Managers
SCIE has published a guide and created an interactive web resource for home care managers providing medicines support.
Benzodiazepines and falls risk
Falls are a frequent and frightening issue for patients and staff, and they have physical and psychological consequences for individuals and society. They are costly in human and financial terms (National Institute for Health and Clinical ExceIlence 2004).
Vaccination programmes in Older People
Infectious diseases account for a significant proportion of hospital admissions and deaths in the elderly. Unfortunately the immunological response to vaccines in older individuals is less than that in younger adults. We assess best practice in immunisation programmes among older people.