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With more than 50% of all hospital admissions being for people aged 65 and older, understanding age-related functional, cognitive and social factor changes and their impact on medication use is …

Incontinence affects one in four adult Australians. Pharmacists are essential members of the multidisciplinary team for ongoing management of older patients with incontinence. By Dr Jenny Gowan PhD, Grad Dip …

Hearing loss is under-recognised and under-treated often due to the belief that it is part of normal ageing.1 This article aims to increase an awareness in pharmacists of the consequences …

Frailty substantially increases the risk of older persons experiencing medication-related harm. People approaching frailty or living with mild frailty should be targeted for medication reviews, regardless of the number of …

Study finds high proportion of older Australians in residential aged care affected by risky prescribing and highly complex regimens… but how can pharmacists help? Both community pharmacists and those embedded …

Peripheral oedema is a common condition among older persons, with varied causes. For pharmacists conducting medication reviews, a high index of suspicion for medication-related causes is warranted. By Debbie Rigby, …

Leading pharmacist reviews the risks of polypharmacy, underprescribing and use of potentially inappropriate medicines in older people A review into medicine safety and preventing avoidable medicine-related harm in older patients …

Pharmacy staff, chiropractors found among selection of healthcare practitioners voicing anti-vaccination beliefs to patients, according to Australian study A qualitative study has looked at the perspective of older people relating …

This free award-winning app assists people who have difficulty reading medication labels AJP recently looked into the difficulty that people with limited vision can have in managing their medications. In …

Up to 30% of older people living in the community are malnourished, or at risk of malnutrition… here’s what you need to know Dietitian Ngaire Hobbins has partnered with in-home …

A new digital service is able to provide 50% more home care hours to older people by harnessing technology Your older patients may be interested in a new service and …

Pharmacists are ideally placed to raise the issue of fracture prevention with patients, says Osteoporosis Australia Failure to prevent fractures in people aged 50 and over is costing the nation …