Geriatrics

Geriatrics Resources

Geriatric Education Center for Michigan: Statewide consortium administratively located at Michigan State University (MSU) offering education and training opportunities for health professions faculty, practitioners, students, and others to enhance the quality and availability of geriatric education.
http://gecm.msu.edu/

Geriatric Standardized Patient Activity: This Standardized Patient Actor activity is utilized in training medical students in geriatric education at the University of Iowa. 
https://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/IGEC/sptraining/section01/page01.asp

Case-Based Curriculum of Clinical Medicine Geriatrics: Cases, questions, images, etc. are provided for medical education.
http://clinicalcases.org/2005/07/geriatrics-cases.html

Curriculum in Ethno geriatrics: Supported by the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Stanford Geriatric Education created instructional modules, strategies, and other building blocks for ethno geriatrics education.
http://web.stanford.edu/group/ethnoger/index.html

Portal of Geriatric Online Education(POGOe): Geriatric educational materials can be found at this website. Services are free with required login. 
http://www.pogoe.org/

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR): Medical educators use ADEAR, a National Institute on Aging (NIG) site, for referencing causes, symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, clinical trials, etc. 
http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

NIHSeniorHealth: Site includes descriptions of health topics along with Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) information.
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/

American Geriatrics Society (AGS): AGS provides educational information including training and curriculum guidelines. 
http://www.americangeriatrics.org/

American Family Physician: An article on the early diagnosis of dementia; includes algorithm and checklists.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p703.html

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: Has many resources for end-of-life care including crisis communication plans, palliative care, and a video of end of life care to help students understand hospice care.
http://www.nhpco.org/learn-about-end-life-care

The American Family Physician: Article about a systematic approach to maintaining health for the geriatric patient including depression, risk assessment, dementia and continence.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1089.html

Alasbimn Journal: Explains changes that occur with aging and some important things that need to be adjusted for the radiology patient, including avoidance of stereotyping the elderly.
http://www2.alasbimnjournal.cl/alasbimn/400%2526LNID%253D10,00.html

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