Care of the elderly

care of the elderly

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Key learning points: physical activity in osteoporosis

2019-04-17T10:58:00+01:00By Sarah Leyland, Virginia Wakefield, and Dr Zoe Paskins

Sarah Leyland, Virginia Wakefield, and Dr Zoe Paskins highlight six essential points from the Royal Osteoporosis Society guidance on physical activity and exercise for people with osteoporosis

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Top tips: frailty in older people

2018-03-22T12:22:00+00:00By

Dr Sunil Angris offers top tips on the identification, assessment, and management of frailty in people aged 65 years and over

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Coordination of care is essential for managing multimorbidity

2017-05-04T10:00:00+01:00By

Dr David Kernick reviews NICE Guideline 56 on multimorbidity, and identifies the key recommendations for managing people with multiple chronic conditions in primary care

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