Geriatric Pocket Doc: A Resource for Non-Physicians

People who serve older adults: Ever wish you had access to a clinical expert for questions about common geriatric conditions, what to look for when you have concerns about the person’s health or safety, and what that jumble of medications is for? The Geriatric Pocket Doc is like having a doctor in your pocket! Created by University of California, Irvine professionals from geriatric medicine, neuropsychology, geropharmacy, and other fields, the Geriatric Pocket Doc is a guide to common geriatric disorders and medications you may encounter when helping older adults. Informed by recent research on elder abuse and neglect, the Geriatric Pocket Doc includes warning signs of abuse and tips on what to look for when you suspect elder mistreatment. The paperback Geriatric Pocket Doc is printed in grayscale with built-in “tabs,” includes images and charts, and is 134 pages in length. Topics include: • Communication tips • Signs and symptoms of common medical conditions and geriatric syndromes • Medications that elders should use with particular caution • Assessing for abuse and neglect • Documenting signs of abuse and neglect. Groups that use the Pocket Doc include Law Enforcement, Social Workers, Lawyers, Judges, Allied Healthcare Professionals, Caregivers, Conservators/Guardians, Students, Older Adults, and Family Members. You may also order your Geriatric Pocket Doc from the Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect (spiral-bound version, color interior, $12.50 per copy + shipping and handling) Particularly recommended for tax-exempt organizations – visit http://www.centeronelderabuse.org/order_pocket_doc.asp#tax for details.

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