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Developmental tasks of the older person

Deciding where and how to live
Relationships
Home environment
Income
Health
Contact with family
Social...
Interest/activities
Felling needed
Meaning in life
Religion..

2

Rastogi article

Pain management
Elderly make up 20% of population by 2030
Chronic pain/facility
Multiple chronic illnesses
Barriers to pain control
Pain management is insufficient and suboptimal

3

12-1
age related changes
Clinical implications
Key

Urinary
Reproductive
Musculoskeletal
Sensory
Hearing
Smell
Taste
Touch
Endocrine
Immune

4

12-4
Causes of incontinence

Drug side effects
Physiologic changes
Bladder inflammation

5

12-6
Altered drug responses

Absorption
Distribution
Metabolism
Excretion

6

12-9
Drug groups that may cause depression in older adults

Analgesigis/anti-inflammatory
Anticonvulsants
Antihistamines
Anti htn
Antimicorbials
Anti Parkinson’s
Hormones
Immunosuppressive
Tranquilizers

7

12-13
Considerations for medication use in older people

Drug dosage guidelines based on younger adults
Numerous scripts
Etch
Interactions and adverse reactions
Drug toxicity’s
Behavioral side effects

8

12-11
Alcohol abuse screeening

SMAST-G
CAGE
MAST-G
AUDIT

9

Elder abuse

Affects more than 4% of older adults
Homes and institutions
Many forms
Under reported
*fear of abandonment

10

Beers criteria

3 broad categories
General specific diseases
Caution

A list of medications that pose potential risks outweighing potential benefits for the older population.
Ex: avoid high-risk meds: tricyclics antidepressants, non steroid anti, ...

11

Screening tool for older persons prescriptions

STOPP: Screening Tool for Older Persons Prescriptions
START: Screening Tool to Alert to Right Treatment