Higher stroke prevalence in an aging population brings total projected stroke costs to $240.67 billion by 2030.
A simple checklist can help primary-care providers evaluate the health risks that influence the longevity of older adults.
In 2010, dementia-associated costs ranged from $159 billion to $215 billion, and are projected to increase 80% per adult by 2040.
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?
This article highlights the differences in the pathophysiology and diagnostic criteria for OA and RA, and also describes current and potentially new treatment options for these conditions.
Patients infected with HIV are living longer, which means they have more age-related comorbidities that require other medications as well.
Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls, according to the CDC. Falls can cause moderate ...
Osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million Americans, and another 40 million are at risk for the bone disorder. One in two ...
What is the recommended treatment for patients diagnosed with dementia who are suffering with paranoia and/or hallucinations?
Many older patients take many medications, making contraindications a concern when trying to control hypertension.
When do patients benefit most from palliative care consults?
A simple technique gets patients with Parkinson disease and dementia to ambulate.
A clinician shares gender-specific advice for comforting patients with dementia in moments of confusion.
Distressed elderly patients — especially those with dementia — frequently have a paradoxical reaction to benzodiazepines, causing extremely agitated states.