Research Guides

Research Guides

You can now learn from the Institute for Aging Research’s latest findings in a series of guides that address issues faced by older adults and their families. Download your copies here:

Preventing Falls in Older Adults contains evidence-based information for older adults, family members and health care providers. Our goal is to raise awareness of known risk factors for falls in older adults and practical steps to reduce these risks.

“Preventing Falls in Older Adults” was created by Lewis Lipsitz, MD and Margaret Gagnon, RN, BSN, with contributions from Douglas P. Kiel, MD, MPH, Marian T. Hannan, DSc, MPH, and Sarah D. Berry, MD, MPH. It was made possible with support from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.


Experts at Hebrew SeniorLife have created two guides about advanced dementia, one for consumers and one for professionals.

Advanced Dementia: A Guide for Families provides information to the family members and individuals responsible for making health care decisions for patients with advanced dementia. The information is intended to complement and encourage, but not replace, counseling by the patients’ direct health-care providers.

“Advanced Dementia: A Guide for Families” was created by an interdisciplinary team from Hebrew SeniorLife and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: Susan L. Mitchell, MD, MPH, Angela G. Catic, MD, Jane L. Givens, MD, MSCE, Julie Knopp, APRN, MSN, and Julie A. Moran, DO. It was made possible with support from an anonymous donor.

 

How to Talk to Families About Advanced Dementia: A Guide for Health Care Professionalsis a training guide designed for health care providers who support families making treatment decisions for patients with advanced dementia. It’s a companion piece to “Advanced Dementia: A Guide for Families,” which is included.

“How to Talk to Families About Advanced Dementia: A Guide for Health Care Professionals” was created by Jody Comart, PhD and Anne Mahler, MS, RN. It was made possible with support from an anonymous donor

 

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