The author describes the common problem of unrecognized malnutrition among hospitalized older adults and describes screening, assessment and management. 6 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

The SF7 Toolkit supports clinical best practices for healthcare providers across the sectors of care and includes self-management tools for older adults and their caregivers. The toolkit provides a common practice framework that complements the unique skills and practices of the various care providers helping older adults. SF7 focuses on seven clinical areas that support resilience, independence, and quality of life: cognition (particularly delirium), mobility, social engagement, continence, pain, nutrition, and polypharmacy. The SF7 toolkit is available by individual topic, or bundled together. 89 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This report investigates three research questions: (1) What is the safety of restraints and/or restraining methods for people in custody or in healthcare facilities? (2) What are the evidence-based guidelines for the prevention or management of excited delirium? and (3) What are the evidence-based guidelines for the prevention or management of positional asphyxia?

With older adults increased susceptibility to developing a delirium, it is important to consider the possible effects related to the use of solitary confinement in the correctional setting.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to delirium in older adults. Topics include risk factors related to hip fracture, the HELP program, delirium at the end-of-life, delirium in dementia, non-pharmacological interventions, nutrition and frailty. 3 pages. 

This prospective cohort study explored the relationship between delirium and frailty in older inpatients to determine the impact on survival.

This study aimed to explore the relationship between delirium and frailty in older adults discharged from hospital. The investigators used a multidimensional linear regression model for analysis.

The authors sought to evaluate the association between delirium and under-nutrition in elderly long-term care home residents.

This Cochrane Review aimed to determine whether non-pharmacological interventions aimed at modification of delirium risk factors can attenuate established delirium.

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