Spotlight on skin conditions in the older patient

Spotlight on skin conditions in the older patient

Our Spotlight series of webinars will look at common conditions and review best practice, latest guidance, and clinical advances. The second in the series will discuss the common skin conditions in older patients and management options.

Older patients’ skin biology undergoes several changes with advanced age, but this should not deter healthcare physicians from offering gold-standard treatments.

Speaker: Dr Rod Tucker

Date: Thursday 4th July 2024

Time: 18.00 – 19.00 BST

Price: FREE

Description: Skin goes through a number of physiological changes over time, influenced by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. These factors promote the numerous skin pathologies that increase in number in older people, which ultimately guides patient management. Skin disease can affect older patients’ physical health, causing pain, sleep disturbance and itching. But it can also affect their mental wellbeing, resulting in loss of confidence, depression, anxiety, and problems with interpersonal relationships, as well as impacting on other family members and carers. This webinar will review some of the common conditions in older patients such as eczema, psoriasis and pruritus. Here we look at their symptoms, triggers and treatments, and how practitioners can support patients with these often-distressing conditions.

About the Speaker

Speaker - Rod TuckerRod Tucker is a pharmacist with over 30 years’ experience and is currently an independent researcher and writer focusing on dermatology. He developed his interest in dermatology while working in prison and established clinics for patients with skin problems and in 2003 won the RPS Pharmaceutical Care award for primary care for his dermatology clinics. Rod was also a member of the group that developed the NICE psoriasis guidelines.

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