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Aging in America: FPs Prepare for Wave of Elderly Patients

Apr 25, 2012 - As the baby boom generation continues to age, family physicians increasingly are being called on to meet the challenges of caring for a burgeoning population of elderly patients. Given family medicine's current workforce shortfall, that likely will put an even greater strain on the ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Aging in America

https://www.aafp.org/news/aging-in-america.html

Aging Patient Population Further Strains FP Workforce Supply

Apr 24, 2012 - Family physician Richard Madden, M.D., has been practicing in the small town of Belen, N.M., since 1985. During the past 27 years, he has seen first-hand the aging of his town's population -- the children who have grown into adulthood and the adults who are now senior citizens. As a ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Aging in America

https://www.aafp.org/news/aging-in-america/20120424geriatricworkforce.html

Balancing Payment Challenges Against Joys of Serving Geriatric Patients

Apr 24, 2012 - Family physicians know all too well that medical care for their elderly patients takes time. The list of chronic conditions can be long, and the roll call of medications even longer. Counseling and care coordination are time-consuming, as is exchanging critical information with family ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Aging in America

https://www.aafp.org/news/aging-in-america/20120424geriatricpayment.html

Caring for Patients With Dementia Demands Special Skills

Apr 24, 2012 - As the baby boom generation grows older and the number of patients presenting with dementia -- whether from Alzheimer's disease (AD) or another cause -- increases, family physicians are being called on to diagnose and manage this progressive disorder on an increasingly regular basis. ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Aging in America

https://www.aafp.org/news/aging-in-america/20120424dementia.html

Toolbox for Geriatric Care Highlights Resources for FPs, Patients

Apr 25, 2012 - As the baby boomers age, family physicians are dealing with a lot more issues linked to caring for elderly patients. Numerous resources are available for the elderly and their caregivers, but these resources can be difficult to find. The AAFP offers many resources on caring for these ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Aging in America

https://www.aafp.org/news/aging-in-america/20120425geriatrictoolbox.html

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