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Goals. Recognize the importance of aging physiology in the development and treatment of specific problemsPrevent and treat delirium Recognize the significance of polypharmacyIdentify patients at risk for elder abuse. Case 1 - 80 year old woman with hip fracture. Hx- Lives alone, with some help from family. Forgetful of names and dates. Slipped on throw rug, found by nephew. No meds. No know medical illnesses.PE - cold, confused, agitated. Shortened externally rotated left leg. Pain with mov15

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