Managing Osteoporosis in the Very Old and/or Those Living in Long-term Care

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Messenger, Optimized Prescribing with Seniors

Contributed by:       David B. Hogan MD, FACP, FRCPCProfessor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of CalgaryOBJECTIVES: Upon conclusion, the reader of this paper will be:Aware of the disproportionate burden of fractures in the very old (80+ years of age) and/or residents of long-term care facilities.Able to discuss the management challenges that arise in these particular high-risk-for-fractures ...

Is there a role for antipsychotic use in dementia?

Dina Baras CPSA, Optimized Prescribing with Seniors 6 Comments

Contributed by:       David B. Hogan MD, FACP, FRCPCProfessor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of CalgaryOBJECTIVES: Upon conclusion, the reader of this paper will be:Aware of the disproportionate burden of fractures in the very old (80+ years of age) and/or residents of long-term care facilities.Able to discuss the management challenges that arise in these particular high-risk-for-fractures ...

“Doctor, I’m taking too many pills”: Tackling therapeutic competition in the elderly

Dina Baras CPSA, Messenger, Optimized Prescribing with Seniors 4 Comments

Dr. Vivian Ewa, MBBS, CCFP (CoE), PG DipMedEd, FCFP, FRCP Edin Section Chief- Seniors Care and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary. Mrs. Poly is a 78-year-old woman who resides in a seniors’ retirement home. Her past medical history is significant for hypertension; type 2 diabetes; dyslipidemia; coronary artery disease with previous NSTEMI; gastritis; hypothyroidism; chronic …