Close contact casting may help older adults avoid surgery after an ankle fracture.
The importance of ruling out conditions other than idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is highlighted in this case of a 62-year-old female.
Older adults presenting with abdominal pain should be screened for appendicitis.
Consuming dietary fiber from bread, cereal, and fruit may increase the likelihood of successful aging over 10 years.
Even those who are in overall poor health and medically frail could benefit from hypertension interventions.
Many geriatric patients expressed dissatisfaction with patient/provider discussions regarding psychosocial issues.
Addressing factors that lead to lack of adherence to antihypertensive therapy in elderly patients is crucial to improving outcomes.
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.
The rates of dangerous drug combinations, supplement use, and polypharmacy are increasing among older adult patients.
The USPSTF has released a recommendation statement regarding screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults.
In a patient-centric model of care, the effort focuses on the patient's wishes.
Patients administered low doses of benzodiazepines have an elevated risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease compared with patients who received higher doses.
People who lose greater amounts of weight per decade later in life have an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment.
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.
The FDA has approved Fluad, a trivalent flu vaccine with the adjuvant MF59, for use in patients aged 65 and older.
Using a combination of sutures and Steri-Strips can help close skin tears in elderly patients with fragile skin.
Research reveals that focus on diet, mental health, and lifestyle may help lower the number of new cases of Alzheimer's disease.
Two studies found no evidence that calcium intake is associated with fracture risk.
The USPSTF recommends low-dose aspirin for certain adults aged 50 to 69 years.
Vitamin D did not improve bone and muscle outcomes in postmenopausal women.
Over 25% of geriatric oncology patients reported using complementary and alternative medications.
The majority of older adults with diabetes do not meet the ADA's criteria for good management of their condition.
A new study provides evidence that yearly influenza vaccination benefited residents of nursing homes.
The CDC found that 24.8% of women and 5.6% of men aged 65 years and older had osteoporosis.
Older adults with dementia who took cholinesterase inhibitors had an increased risk of weight loss.
Older adults who consumed a moderate amount of coffee had a lower risk of mild cognitive impairment.
Older adults who exercise, drink moderately, don't smoke, and have a healthy weight have a lower risk of heart failure.