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The Iowa Geriatric Education Center GeriaCast podcast covers a wide range of topics in the clinical management of older adults. It is of particular value and importance to health practitioners who work with older adults.

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The Iowa Geriatric Education Center GeriaCast podcast covers a wide range of topics in the clinical management of older adults. It is of particular value and importance to health practitioners who work with older adults.

    • video
    Practical Issues Related to Medication Use in Dementia

    Practical Issues Related to Medication Use in Dementia

    Dr. Schleich will discuss: the background and prevalence of dementia in the United States; the importance of a thorough medication review, and appropriate steps involved when conducting a medication review; methods to help patients with dementia improve medication adherence; and goals of therapy for chronic disease states as they relate to patients with dementia.

    • 48 min
    • video
    Identification of Potentially Inappropriate Medications: The Beers Criteria – Update 2015

    Identification of Potentially Inappropriate Medications: The Beers Criteria – Update 2015

    Dr. Reist will discuss: potentially inappropriate medications in an older adult's medication regimen; common adverse events resulting from the use of potentially inappropriate medications; potentially dangerous drug interactions in an older adult’s medication regimen; and medications which should have dosages reduced or avoided in older adults with varying degrees of decline in kidney function, and identify medications with strong anticholinergic properties.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    • video
    Cognitive Impairment and Oral Health

    Cognitive Impairment and Oral Health

    Dr. Marchini will discuss: how cognitive impairment negatively affects oral health; adverse effects of inadequate oral health for cognitively impaired patients; how to improve oral health of cognitively impaired patients; and current theories on how inappropriate oral health may worsen cognitive impairment.

    • 58 min
    • video
    Early Detection of Different Types of Dementia

    Early Detection of Different Types of Dementia

    Dr. Schultz will discuss: the purpose of identifying mild cognitive changes to detect early dementia; the early cognitive changes that may be seen in Alzheimer's and vascular-related dementia; the Hachinski Scale; and the early clinical features that are characteristic of frontotemporal and Lewy body dementia.

    • 54 min
    • video
    Transitions in Care for Older Adults

    Transitions in Care for Older Adults

    Dr. Smith will discuss: the landscape of factors that contribute to care transitions; common challenges related to transitions between care settings; online resources designed to promote quality transitions; and "simple" solutions that promote quality.

    • 51 min
    • video
    Cognitive Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

    Cognitive Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

    Dr. Narayanan will discuss: non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease; what brain systems are involved in Parkinson's disease; what treatments are available for non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease; and future directions in Parkinson's disease research.

    • 51 min

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