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Dr. Adrian Austin’s Delirium Research

December 5, 2018

“In my residency, I had a lot of critical care and geriatrics time. Many patients were delirious, and it complicated the management of just about everything. I started thinking about delirium and what we should be doing about it. Back then, people didn’t call it delirium. Patients were just ‘confused.’ Well, why is everybody confused?” Read more

Hillsborough is NC’s First Geriatrics Accredited ED

November 23, 2018

As the state’s first geriatrics-certified hospital, UNC Medical Center’s Hillsborough Hospital continuously improves elder care. The hospital is the first in North Carolina to receive Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA). Read more

Making Hospitals Dementia Friendly

November 4, 2018

The Duke Endowment funded UNC’s Center for Aging and Health to train four hospitals in best practices of “dementia-friendly” patient care. The Dementia-Friendly Hospital Initiative (DFHI) will transform the hospital experience for patients with dementia. Read more

Senior Mentor Program in New York Times

November 1, 2018

UNC’s Senior Mentor Program was recently featured in a New York Times story on medical school programs that combat ageism among medical students and present older adults as individuals with diverse, colorful stories. Read more

Otago Online Course Trains 7K

October 5, 2018

Otago, a highly effective falls prevention program developed at New Zealand’s University of Otago and modified at UNC’s Center for Aging and Health, continues to find fans and prevent falls. Read more