Facing dementia with strength and courage can inspire and comfort patients' families.
Clinicians should be able to diagnose age-related macular degeneration and distinguish between dry and wet presentations.
In a patient-centric model of care, the effort focuses on the patient's wishes.
Using a combination of sutures and Steri-Strips can help close skin tears in elderly patients with fragile skin.
Although an average of 8 hours is recommended, people may need to sleep more or less than that.
Geriatric patients often require an extensive workup to rule out other problems before they are given the diagnosis of vertigo.
In older patients who complain of fever and lower abdominal pain, consider diverticulitis, especially if the patient has a previous diagnosis of diverticulosis.
Asking older patients about their muscle pain can help prevent undiagnosed polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.
Opening the door to real emotional engagement from a family member's illness can make it hard to close when it comes to patients.
Being aware of cultural and familial background is helpful when providing palliative care to Hispanic patients.
As the U.S. population ages, clinicians can expect more geriatric patients seeking evaluation and treatment for sleep disorders.
As the population ages remember that patients who are in their late 50s or older may have had polio as a child. Are you prepared to recognize post-polio syndrome symptoms?
Medicare Set Aside courses and life care planning are great opportunities for those experienced with the financial aspects of Medicare and Medicaid.
The therapeutic use of music, particularly among those who are terminally ill, has tremendous benefits.
Why isn't the shingles vaccine more popular? Some say it's too expensive to keep in stock.
Research shows that most Americans would want to know if they were severely ill and likely to die.
A patient is at risk for one medication error per day, and about one-fourth of related injuries are preventable.