Center on Aging
Patient Oriented Problem Solving activity (POPS)
This document presents an activity pertaining to geriatrics and ethics. The package has four different books to be distributed to four different students, which will work as a group for a two hour period. The post-tests are scored, but the grades do not enter in the computation of the final grade. Instead, they are used for self-assessment and for identification of students in need of remediation.
This activity was developed by an interdisciplinary team at MUSC and is provided courtesy of Dr. Virella, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
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Pamphlets and Brochures
All information listed is readily available in our office. Call (843-792-0712) if you would like us to mail you a copy of anything on the above lists.
**For referrals to Home Health Care, Assisted Living and Hospice Care in Charleston please contact us at 843-792-3699.
- Guia para Quienes Cuidan Personas con la Enfermedad de Alzheimer
- Proteccion en el Hogar: para las Personas con la Enfermedad de Alzheimer
- La Enfermedad de Alzheimer
- Informacion de Salud para las Personas de la Tercera Edad
- Medicamentos para la Enfermedad de Alzheimer
Aging Related Web Links
- AARP- Nonprofit, Nonpartisan Membership Organization that Helps People 50 and Over Improve the Quality of Their Lives
- Administration on Aging - Emergency preparedness, Statistics, Benefits, etc
- National Eye Institute - Information on Aging Eye Diseases
- All About Seniors - Online Resource & Referral Directory of the Carolinas
- Alzheimers Association: SC Chapter
- American Geriatrics Society - Implements and Advocates for Programs in Patient Care, Research, Professional & Public Education, and Public Policy
- American Hospice Foundation - Expectations, Tips, Medicare and Hospice Information
- American Society on Aging - Resources, Publications and Educational Opportunities
- Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) - Advancing Gerontology as a Field of Study in Higher Education Institutions
- Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars - Development Awards in Aging Research Program
- Care for Life in Charleston, SC - Home Care Services and Resources for Seniors and Their Loved Ones
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - Online Source for Credible Health Information
- Eldercare Workforce Alliance - The Eldercare Workforce Alliance is a Group of 28 National Organizations, Joined Together to Address the Immediate and Future Workforce Crisis in Caring for an Aging America.
- Drug Watch - Database Featuring Extensive Information About Thousands of Different Medications and Drugs Currently on the Market or Previously Available Worldwide
- Gerontological Society of America - Research, Education and Practice in Aging
- Grief Center - Support for Grieving Adults & Children
- ITN Charleston Trident - Independent Transportation Network; Dignified Transportation for Senior
- Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging - Coordinates Needs & Interests of Older South Carolinians
- Medicare - Up to Date Information on Medicare
- MERCK Manual of Geriatrics - Research-Driven Pharmaceutical Company
- Michael J. Fox Foundation - Parkinson's Treatment Information
- National Council on Aging, Inc. - News for Older Americans on Healthy Aging
- NINDS: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- NIA: National Institute on Aging - Health and Aging Organization
- NIH: National Institute on Health - A-Z Health Topics
- Office on Aging: SC Access - Search Aging and Disability Information (Providers, Resources, etc) in SC
- Parkinson Association of the Carolinas - To provide support and share information with Parkinson's disease patients, families, and friends
- Paying for Senior Care - Understanding Financial Options for Long Term Care
- Power to End Stroke - An education and awareness campaign that embraces and celebrates the culture, energy, creativity and lifestyles of Americans. It unites people to help make an impact on the high incidence of stroke within their communities.
- Science Daily - Current Research on Aging Related Illnesses
- SC Aging in Place Council - Advocating for People to Prepare to Remain in Their Residence---Independently, Comfortably and Safely.
- South Carolina Aging Research Network - (SCARN) A multi-institutional consortium of geriatric disciplines working together to utilize researchers' expertise and push forward a research agenda benefiting South Carolina seniors.
- Compare Long Term Care provides families with a great resource for comparing long term care insurance options, helping families find the best one to meet their budget and personal needs.