This study investigated the association of dysphagia and community-acquired pneumonia. The authors propose universal dysphagia in older persons with pneumonia. 6 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

This editorial reviews many considerations for dysphagia among older adults with dementia and the increased prevalence of frailty. 4 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

The authors conducted a review of the literature available with the objective of providing a guide for early detection and management of sacropenic dysphagia in clinical practice. 6 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This edition of "Try This: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults" aims to describe why older adults with dysphagia are at higher risk of aspiration and best practices for prevention. 2 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

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. 

Primary Care Clinical Resource Toolkits were designed as part of the Geriatrics, Interprofessional, Interorganizational Collaboration (GiiC) project. Its purpose was to support family health teams and community health centers in the delivery of care for frail seniors.

The resources offer a systematic and inter-professional approach to common care issues through the "identify, prepare, evaluate, action" framework. This basic clinical approach can be used for the evaluation and management of any chronic condition.