Geriatrics Information Center
Risk of stroke and myocardial infarction may be more than double in the first week following a shingles diagnosis in elderly patients.
High monthly doses of vitamin D do not improve lower extremity function and may increase fall risk in the elderly.
Patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy had a 1.88-times increased rate of developing Alzheimer's disease.
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.
Addressing factors that lead to lack of adherence to antihypertensive therapy in elderly patients is crucial to improving outcomes.
In those older than age 65 years, high BP heightens risk for various forms of heart disease as well as for chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus.
The risks of HRT have received so much attention that its benefits have been largely overlooked.
An older male patient started antidepressants for neuropathy pain but developed hyponatremia as a result.
Geriatric patients who are not responding well to antidepressants may benefit from a combination of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy.
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.