Adherence to antidepressants, rather than the adequacy of the prescribed antidepressant dosage, is predictive of treatment response in middle-aged and older patients who are being treated for depression in primary care.
Researchers at the University of Michigan sought to identify the percentage of older adults who may have experienced isolation or loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic in their National Poll on Healthy Aging.
Nursing home staff will have to be tested regularly for COVID-19, and facilities that fail to do so will face fines.
The USPSTF concludes that evidence is inadequate for assessing the balance of benefits and harms of hearing loss screening for older adults.
For patients with long-term neurological conditions, a short-term integrated palliative care intervention does not alter palliative care outcomes.
Clinicians from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore provide communication strategies for telemedicine encounters for older adults.
Nursing home residents experienced similar rates of hospital transfers with and without video intervention, suggesting that videos are an ineffective advanced care planning education method.
The novel coronavirus is surging once more in US nursing homes, where it killed tens of thousands at the start of the pandemic.
Two clinicians share their thoughts on best practices in navigating pandemic-related care for older adults with diabetes.
Hearing loss is associated with higher levels of anxiety, interpersonal sensitivity, and hostility, as well as higher rates of dementia, especially in older adults who are also visually impaired.
From 2008 to 2018, there was an increase in shingles vaccination among adults aged 60 years, with variations in vaccination rates.
Geriatric patients reported lower pain scores for rib fracture than younger patients, contributing to the ideology that geriatric patients may underreport pain severity.
Researchers sought to determine the relationship between neuroimaging markers and other clinical characteristics with mild parkinsonian signs in older adults.
Breast cancer surgery is safe in women 70 years and older.
The majority of older adults in the sample did not report any depression, anxiety, or stress symptoms, and almost no respondents indicated severe or extremely severe symptoms.
Even in very frail people, antihypertensive treatment reduces the risk for death.
For older adults, low-dose aspirin does not reduce the risk for depression.
More than half of residents who tested positive were asymptomatic at time of testing
Older age is associated with an increased risk for bacteremia in hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Antibiotic prescriptions decreased by 16% at 12 months and 20% at 24 months after the initiation of an antibiotic stewardship program.