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Session Description: This popular session by four experienced speakers from Cleveland Clinic and St Louis University present an intensive session on updates in caring for frail elders in the continuum of care. Topics will include mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as a dynamic stage between normal aging and dementia? evidence for delaying progression, the role for new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in frail elders in light of the 2014 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for Atrial Fibrillation, interpreting updated disease management guidelines for frail elders, in light of the 2013 hypertension and cholesterol guidelines, among others controversies in management of pneumonia in long-term care.
Propose at least one meaningful activity that your facility could perform
Identify at least one non-pharmacological intervention to reduce the risk of progression to dementia
Prescribe a newer antithrombotic medication safely in certain circumstances
Speaker(s): Barbara J. Messinger-Rapport, MD, PhD, CMD Julie K. Gammack, MD, CMD John Morley, MB, BCH Angela Sanford, MD
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