A simple checklist can help primary-care providers evaluate the health risks that influence the longevity of older adults.
A simple technique gets patients with Parkinson disease and dementia to ambulate.
In 2010, dementia-associated costs ranged from $159 billion to $215 billion, and are projected to increase 80% per adult by 2040.
Hydromorphone for postoperative pain does not appear to increase delirium in elderly patients having hip fracture surgery.
Alzheimer's Association issues first guidelines for PET scanning in Alzheimer disease diagnosis.
Elderly patients with depression have diminished response to the shingles vaccine, but antidepressants may help.
The incidence of Alzheimer disease (AD) dementia among U.S. seniors is expected to triple during next 40 years.
Nearly one-quarter of nursing home residents are prescribed one or more antipsychotic agents, generally off-label, results of a national analysis show.
The ability to sit down on the floor and then rise back to a standing position was a significant predictor of all-cause mortality in older adults.
Changes in renal functioning over time were associated with changes in global cognitive ability, verbal episodic memory and abstract reasoning.
The FDA has approved oxybutynin (Oxytrol, Merck) as the first over-the-counter treatment for women 18 and older with overactive bladder.
As the U.S. population ages, clinicians can expect more geriatric patients seeking evaluation and treatment for sleep disorders.
What is the recommended treatment for patients diagnosed with dementia who are suffering with paranoia and/or hallucinations?
As the healthcare community changes to meet the needs of aging baby boomers, primary care jobs will be in demand.
Many older patients take many medications, making contraindications a concern when trying to control hypertension.
When do patients benefit most from palliative care consults?
What are the next steps after ruling out Clostridium difficile?
Tofacitinib (Xeljanz) has been approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
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.
More attention to risk-benefit ratio of antipsychotics for patients with AD needed to inform federal nursing home regulations.
Stroke and dementia are the major causes of long-term care dependence in old age.
Walking speed in late life may be an early marker of the development of mild cognitive impairment, study shows.
A clinician shares gender-specific advice for comforting patients with dementia in moments of confusion.
Clinicians should recommend vitamin D supplementation as well as exercise or physical therapy in community-dwelling adults aged 65 years or older who are at increased risk for falls.
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?
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force did not find sufficient evidence to support the use of vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent cancer and osteoporotic fractures.
Immunocompetent older people who have had shingles recently have a relatively low short-term risk for developing the skin condition again, regardless of vaccination status, study data show.
Should testing for vitamin B12 deficiency be part of a standard geriatric workup?
Patients infected with HIV are living longer, which means they have more age-related comorbidities that require other medications as well.
Researchers have found an inverse association between omega-3 fatty acids consumption and beta-amyloid proteins, which may reduce the risk for Alzheimer's disease.