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The Dreaded Conversation

“You have a new referral. The physician is worried that Mrs. B is depressed and suicidal; she’s been talking about dying all day long. They plan to up her meds if she keeps talking about that.” Mrs. B does want to talk … Continue reading

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“Mental Disability”

According to the World Health Organization, disability is a multifaceted concept that encompasses the interplay between personal attributes and environmental factors. Based on the social model, when appropriate modification and support is available, an individual with a different level of … Continue reading

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CMS Announces Expansion of Psychiatric Services for Seniors

Excellent news from the McKnight’s They mentioned older adults in general and those in nursing homes. I hope that means those in assisted living facilities (ALF) and other long-term care settings will also benefit. Behavioral challenges associated with dementia may … Continue reading

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Crazy

It is a fine line. The American Psychologist recently published updated guidelines on our role in medication management: http://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/pharmacological-issues.pdf It seems to me that the emphasis is on those with prescribing rights, and those already collaborating with prescribing providers. The rest … Continue reading

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Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults

I was going to write a post on pain management when this came through my email inbox: The American Geriatrics Society  is seeking public feedback on the draft AGS Updated  Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.  … Continue reading

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