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Clinical Tools

Managing Psychosis and Behavioral Aspects of Dementia

This guide has been developed to assist healthcare providers in managing psychotic symptoms and disorders in older adults. It is based on two AGS publications, The Geriatrics Review Syllabus and the 2013 edition of Geriatrics At Your Fingertips.

A Guide to Dementia Diagnosis & Treatment
The guide includes essential information on the evaluation and treatment of dementia.  The pocket guide also includes a reference guide for caregiver resources. 

Pocket Guide to Common Immunizations for Older Adults
The guide includes essential information about the flu, pneumococcal, herpes zoster, and tetanus/diphtheria immunizations, and five additional vaccinations that international travelers may need. The pocket guide includes key "talking points" clinicians can share with patients and caregivers to explain why vaccination is essential.

Tips for Prescribing Controlled Substances in Long-Term Care
This tip sheet was developed in collaboration with other medical societies to assist physicians and other prescribers in their efforts to meet DEA regulations for prescribing controlled substances to residents in long-term care.

Geriatrics At Your Fingertips:  Providing high-quality health care for older adults requires special knowledge and skills.  Geriatrics At Your Fingertips (GAYF) is an essential tool for all healthcare professionals and trainees who care for older people.  It provides immediate access to the comprehensive information needed to make clinical decisions in a variety of healthcare settings.  Since its initial publication in 1998, GAYF's up-to-date content and portable format quickly made it the American Geriatrics Society's (AGS) best-selling publication.
GAYF is available in print, on the web and as PDA and iPhone Applications.