In this issue
Optimising the health and wellbeing of older people living with HIV in the United Kingdom Subscription
Care for people with HIV has improved, meaning that more people are living with HIV into older age with normal life expectancy. Therefore, there are various challenges and opportunities facing healthcare professionals when providing care to this changing demographic.
Considering human factors and developing systems-thinking behaviours to ensure patient safetySubscription
Medication errors are too frequently assigned as blame towards a single person. By considering these errors as a system-level failure, healthcare providers can take significant steps towards improving patient safety.
Hospital‑acquired pneumonia increases the length of in-patient hospital stay and is associated with high mortality rates, particularly in older people. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to know how to diagnose and manage the condition, and be cognisant of the gaps in the evidence base.
Dry mouth affects people with intellectual or learning disabilities, as well as older peopleSubscription
This letter relates to ‘Older adults at risk of medication-related dry mouth’.
Digital ingestion tracking system in pills and medication adherence: future advantages and current limitationsSubscription
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s approval of the first-ever digital pill, Abilify MyCite, an aripiprazole tablet for the treatment of schizophrenia, marks the closest we have come to revolutionising the way the uptake of pills is monitored.