Geriatrics Information Center
Younger adults are more likely to have provider-ordered flu testing than older adults.
Apathy and depressive symptoms are independently associated with incident dementia in community-dwelling older people.
Exposure to surrounding air pollutants and warm season ozone are linked to increased risk of death.
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.