Asthma and the Elderly


Asthma and the Elderly


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11 pages
Originally published 2013, updated 2014
ISBN: 1–896291–59–7 

Numerous diseases masquerade as asthma. Confirming a diagnosis, especially for elderly patients, is an important first step for managing the health of this steadily increasing population.

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This publication reviews:

  • Methods for confirming the diagnosis
  • Assessment of severity
  • Medications for the elderly
  • Polypharmacy and the growing problem of drug interactions
  • The vital role of the asthma educator

Recommended for all health professionals who deal with elderly patients with asthma.