The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has released an Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative toolkit for clinicians, "What Matters to Older Adults? A Toolkit for Health Systems to Design Better Care with Older Adults."
This report, created in partnership with the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), builds on the United Health Foundation’s ongoing efforts to improve the health America’s seniors.
Abnormal RNA Splicing in the Aging Brain May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease: Scientists have long sought to describe and explain the complex molecular events in the brain that cause Alzheimer’s disease and the mechanisms by which genetic risk factors exert their effect.
Opioid misuse in older adults is an underappreciated and growing problem. Among patients aged 65 and older, the number of opioid-related emergency department visits doubled from 18,100 in 2010 to 36,200 visits in 2015.