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Category: Main/Clinical Specialties Resources/Geriatrics

Bandolier - Older People 
Evidence-based online textbook from Oxford University
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The Merck Manual of Geriatrics 
This reference material provides information of clinical relevance on geriatric care. It is an interdisciplinary textbook written primarily for clinicians, but will be useful to other healthcare professionals involved in geriatric care, to the elderly, and to their families and friends.
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Alzheimer Society of Canada 
This not-for-profit Canadian health organization works to form a nationwide network of services to help Canadians affected by Alzheimer disease. Its mission is to: alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer disease; and promote the search for a cause and cure for the disease.
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American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) 
AARP is a nonprofit organization for people age fifty and over. It provides information and resources; advocates on legislative, consumer, and legal issues; assists members to serve their communities; and offers a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for its members.
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American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 
AGS is a not-for-profit association that promotes high quality, comprehensive and accessible care for America's older population, including those who are chronically ill and disabled. The organization provides leadership to health care professionals, policy makers and the public by developing, implementing and advocating programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.
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Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine (ASGM) 
ASGM is a society of medical practitioners engaged in the practice of geriatric medicine or related disciplines. Its aims include: promotion of the highest standards of medical care for older people; promotion of training of medical practitioners in geriatric medicine and related disciplines and maintenance of the highest standards by current practitioners; promotion of research into medical and related problems in older people; positively influencing public and government opinion on aged care.
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British Geriatrics Society (BGS) 
BGS is a professional association, in the United Kingdom, of doctors practising geriatric medicine. Its worldwide members are consultants in geriatric medicine, the psychiatry of old age, public health medicine, general practitioners, and scientists engaged in the research of age-related disease.
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Drug Use in Geriatric Patients 
RPhWorld's collections of references on drug use in elderly patients
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Geriatric Consultant Resources - Disease Specific Sites 
For the geriatric healthcare practitioner to enable a comprehensive, clear, and robust perspective on the disease in question with links to National Library of Medicine abstracts, relevant journals sites, and notable hyperlinks to other significant sites
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Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 
The mission of the GSA is: to promote the conduct of multi- and interdisciplinary research in aging by expanding the quantity of and improving the quality of gerontological research, and by increasing its funding resources; and to disseminate gerontological research knowledge to researchers, to practitioners, and to decision and opinion makers, so as to improve the quality of life as one ages.
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Huffington Center on Aging 
The Huffington Center has an advanced aging research programme. Especially prominent are its programmes in cell and molecular biology of aging, cardiovascular diseases, ethics, and outcomes research. This site provides an overview of the research efforts, educational initiatives, and training programmes of the center, as well as affiliated clinical services and training activities administered by the center.
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Issues and Solutions in Chronic Pain Management: An Update for the Community Pharmacist 
Issues and Solutions in Chronic Pain Management: An Update for the Community Pharmacist. CE objectives: Describe the clinical, humanistic, and economic burden associated with the management of patients with chronic pain. Examine challenges, such as appropriate pain management and the potential for abuse and misuse, confronted by patients and practitioners when managing chronic pain. Identify legislative mandates and practice pattern recommendations that have been developed in an effort to curtail the abuse and misuse potential of opioid analgesics. Describe current strategies that have been developed to prevent opioid abuse and misuse, including methods for identifying patients at risk and alterations in product formulations.
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Medicines and older people: An Accident Waiting to Happen? 
From National Prescribing Services in Australia. See also Drug Use in the Elderly
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National Institute on Aging (NIA) 
The NIA’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through research, and specifically to: support and conduct high quality research on aging processes and age-related diseases; train and develop highly skilled research scientists from all population groups; develop and maintain state-of-the-art resources to accelerate research progress; disseminate information and communicate with the public and interested groups on health and research advances and on new directions for research.
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Prescribing benzodiazepines… ongoing dilemma for the GP 
From National Prescribing Services in Australia. Focus on geriatric patient.
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Serotonin Syndrome: Recognition and Management 
from US Pharmacist
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Society of Geriatric Cardiology (SGC) 
SGC is a not-for-profit organization that conducts educational programmes for physicians and other health care professionals. It also organizes or sponsors symposia and conferences throughout the U.S. on the topics of cardiovascular drugs, coronary artery disease, pacemakers, antiarrhythmic therapy, and valvular heart disease, all as they relate to the elderly.
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Strategies for benzodiazepine withdrawal in seniors 
From Canadian Pharmacist Association
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The Canadian Continence Foundation 
The mission of this Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for people experiencing incontinence by helping, them and/or their caregivers, to confidently seek and access cures and treatment options. It implements and encourages important public and professional education, support, advocacy and research to advance incontinence treatment and/or management.
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The Geriatric Institute 
This resource site offers articles, presentations, interactive case studies, information on upcoming conferences, patient education materials, a resource library, access to books and journals, depression and diabetes resources, drug information, and more, all related to the field of geriatrics.
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Top Ten Dangerous Drug Interactions in Long-Term Care 
From Multidisciplinary Medication Management (M3) Project
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