Caring for adults and older adults

From the IAFP 

NEW:  The Brain Trust  website with resources and podcasts on Alzheimer's and Related Dementias

  • Listen to podcasts by physicians designed to help improve screening, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in clinical workflows.
  • Explore our Online Toolkit for diagnosis and management resources on managing Alzheimer’s and other related dementia’s in your practice

CME to meet IL State Mandate - online at IAFP Education Library
Early Detection and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia online CME
Presented by Raj C. Shah, MD
Learning Objectives

  • Understand the barriers associated with effective early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Identify the key component of a comprehensive cognitive evaluation.
  • Highlight treatment and research options for individuals with cognitive concerns and their families.

Member Interest Group 
Join the Geriatrics Member Interest Group 

From other Sources
POEMs Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters – short critical summaries of original research on topics relevant to primary care physicians that you can download, use and share. Created by the IAFP Public Health Interns
Barriers to Telehealth Access for Older Adults
Polypharmacy Among Older Adults with Dementia
Impact of Colonoscopy in Patients Older than 75
Can drug treatment improve outcomes in people with dementia?
Testosterone Supplementation and Cognitive Functioning in Men
Exercise Recommendations for Older Persons with Obesity
Antipsychotics Use for Delirium in Hospitalized Patients
How does community screening and therapeutic prevention strategies reduce the incidence of falls in older people?
In High-Risk Older Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, Rhythm Control Reduces Cardiovascular Death and Stroke, But at a Price
Intensive Blood Pressure Control
Effectiveness of light therapy in older patients with cognitive impairment

Other Resources 
Alzheimer's Association of Illinois 
Direct Connect Rapid Referral (Alzheimer's)
Illinois fact sheet on Alzheimer's Disease
Home Centered Care Institute - IAFP member Thomas Cornwell, MD is the founder of this organization dedicated to expanding access to home-based primary care for the elderly and frail, and otherwise home-bound patients. 
Illinois Aging Together - a statewide movement for aging equity in Illinois (IAFP is a supporting organization)
Roadmap for Older Driver Safety (printable PDF) - from Northwestern Medicine (more information)

Memory Loss family and caregiver support group at Rush University Medical Center 
National Council on Aging - 5 Easy Home Modifications and Home Safety Recommendations

AAFP - information 
AAFP Clinical Guidelines for Men's Health
Alzheimer's Disease 
Early-onset Alzheimer's 

IDPH - Men's Health and Women's Health and LGBTQ Health 
Illinois Cognitive Health Resource Network:
IL Department on Aging

IAFP is a member of the Prevention Work Group of the Illinois Comprehensive Cancer Coalition

Down Syndrome - Advocate has an Adult Down Syndrome Center filled with resources.  The Center was founded by IAFP member Brian Chicoine, the IAFP 2019 Family Physician of the Year. 
FREE CME program on Aging with Down Syndrome from the Adult Down Syndrome Center (Jan. 2024)

ECHO - Chicago -
The  “Extension for Community Healthcare outcomes”(ECHO) is a tele-mentoring model designed to help community providers build practical knowledge on implement best practices across a range of topics, including COVID-19. Learn more

End of Life Care

American Family Physician End of Life Care Collection (Editor's Choice AFP best content)
Get Palliative Care has a provider directory and education for patients and families
In Home Care provides information about in-home care services and helpful resources for elderly seniors wanting to live at home but needing assistance to do so safely.
American Academy of Home Care Medicine - based in Chicago
POLST Provider Orders for End of Life Treatment provides an array of information on assisted living options and costs for assisted living services in Illinois.
AAFP Policy on Medical Aid in Dying
Login to the IAFP CME Portal for an IAFP Hosted CME webinar on Medical Aid in Dying - A Physician's Perspective
Prepare for your Care (University of California)
CDC Advanced Care Planning Resource List

Other Resources
Hepatitis C Resources for Providers - Guidelines for HepC testing