Geriatrics Information Center
Exercise and various combinations of interventions were associated with lower risk of injurious falls compared with usual care.
Medication use is significantly associated with xerostomia and salivary gland dysfunction in older adults.
Multifactorial intervention should be offered selectively by clinicians based on an individual patient's circumstances.
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.
By initiating a conversation, primary care providers can identify specific end-of-life needs and goals, manage symptoms, and coordinate care.
The importance of ruling out conditions other than idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is highlighted in this case of a 62-year-old female.
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.