Veterans’MATES Topic 39: Thinking clearly about the anticholinergic burden This factsheet provides health professionals with information about anticholinergic adverse effects and poor outcomes, medicines that have anticholinergic effects, and management and strategies for reducing anticholinergic burden for veterans and their carers.
Veterans’MATES Pausing to review the medicine regimen This factsheet provides health professionals with information about ways to review a complex medicine regimen and how to align the patient’s regimen with their individual circumstances and preferences.
The John A. Hartford Foundation The 4Ms of age-friendly care This 3-minute video outlines how to provide the best care possible for older people by using the 4Ms framework.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) What is an age-friendly health system? This 2-minute video with Mary Tinetti, MD, Chief of Geriatrics at Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital, describes what it means to be an age-friendly health system.
Veterans’MATES Helping veterans learn to sleep well This factsheet provides health professionals with information about cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBTi) as the first-line treatment and a guide for tapering hypnotic use.
NSW Therapeutic Advisory Group Inc. Deprescribing tools These deprescribing resources have been developed by a translational research project team led by Professor Sarah Hilmer for health professionals to support deprescribing in older hospital patients.
Primary Health Tasmania Deprescribing resources These guides outline recommended deprescribing strategies for a range of commonly used medicines, where ongoing use is not appropriate. They have been revised and updated by geriatrician Dr David Dunbabin, GP Dr Amanda Lo and pharmacist Dr Peter Tenni.
Canadian Deprescribing Network Deprescribing algorithms These evidence-based guidelines for deprescribing were developed by researchers from the Bruyère Research Institute and the Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration. Each guideline is summarised in an easy-to-use algorithm and information brochure. These algorithms can help health professionals safely stop or reduce medicines for specific drug classes.