Medication-Related Falls in Older People: Causative Factors and Management Strategies

Publication Year: 2016

Edition: 1st Ed.

Authors/Editor: Huang, Allen R.; Mallet, Louise

ISBN: 978-3-31-932302-2

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 99

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Serves as a repository of knowledge and scientific evidence concerning medications and their effects on falls risk

Informs readers of the complexity of the issue of medication related falls in older adults

Provide strategies for its management

Comprising a single repository of knowledge and scientific evidence in the field, this book provides strategies to mitigate fall risk by providing information on the complex interactions between aging processes, co-morbid conditions and prescribed medications in older patients.

Geriatric health is becoming a more prominent issue as the population ages, and balancing the beneficial effects of medication against the potential and real side-effects in these patients involves a deliberate and thoughtful task: physiologic aging, the accumulation of co-morbidities, and the use of drugs to manage various conditions and symptoms generates a unique set of problems for each patient.

Falls are a dreaded event in older people. The event can affect a person in a physical, and psychological manner, resulting in soft tissue and bony injury, fear of falling, and depression. The identification of and reduction in fall risks in older people is a worldwide concern, and reducing the incidence of falls is a ubiquitous quality measure of health care delivery. Heterogeneity amongst older people precludes a single solution. However, physicians and others involved in the care of geriatric patients will benefit from the presented insights into how medication use can be modified to limit its impact as a contributing factor.

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Platform: Ovid
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Huang, Allen R.; Mallet, Louise
ISBN: 978-3-31-932302-2
Specialty:
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmacology
Language: English
Edition: 1st Ed.
Pages: 261
Illustrations: 12
Year: 2016
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 99

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