This National Institute on Ageing report discusses why older adults are more vulnerable to influenza, the steps that some are taking to better prevent older adults from getting the flu, and proposes 8 evidence-informed policies to reduce the risk of influenza among our older people. 

This full open access CME Journal is the first CME Journal owned and operated by the CGS. The journal is now wholly financially supported by charitable tax deductible donations to the CGS charitable arm - the CGS Foundation. Each edition is full of articles to support the care of older adults.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources on health issues related to season or climate. Resources on depression, insomnia, dry skin, environmental pollution, climate change, temperature and influenza are included. 3 pages. 

This article points out that some elderly persons develop osteomyelitis following total hip or knee replacements.  Those with rheumatoid arthritis are more susceptible to prosthetic joint related infections.  The author provides a number of considerations in regards to the treatment of acute and chronic osteomyelitis in the elderly.

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Infections in Older Adults, updates regarding the Age-Friendly Communities. Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent Education, Regional Integrated Falls Prevention and Management Strategy and a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This document lists a variety of open source resources regarding special considerations for older adults.  3 pages.

The complexities of managing osteomyelitis and septic arthritis in the elderly patient are examined in this online publication.

The author examines possible management strategies to address the antibiotic resistance crisis which includes new alternative agents.

Evidence based strategies to manage herpes zoster and post herpetic neuralgia (PHN) are explored.

Older adults are at risk for malnutrition, which may increase their risk for infection.  The author proposes nutritional supplementation strategies to reduce the risk and reduce some of the immune dysfunction attributed to advanced age.  Considerations related to drug-nutrient interactions should be explored.