Elderly medicine

Nice | Alzheimer’s drugs

dementia alzheimers
This is a guideline update from NICE on the use of  donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine in Alzheimer's disease. Donepezil, galantamine and rivastigmine (the acetylcholinesterase - AChE ...

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Nice | Managing discharge from hospital

This is a new guideline from NICE giving advice about managing discharge from hospital safely. Most of this we already do. There are a couple of points worth noting: Patients felt to be at risk of re...

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Home care for older people

This is a new guideline from NICE on homecare for older people. Most of this isn't new, or is aimed at other health professionals, but there are a couple of points of note for us. Care Coordinator. Ni...

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Nice | Falls

This guideline gives advice about how to manage and prevent falls in the elderly. It is a remarkably practical guideline. I have tried to distil the important bits. I suspect that this is, in large, w...

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Nice | Stroke rehabilitation

Most of this guidance is aimed at secondary care and the services advised seem to be happening already locally. An interesting section on returning to work, is however relevant to us, so I've pulled o...

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