For nursing home residents with COVID-19, mortality odds are increased with older age, male sex, and impaired cognitive and physical function.
Researchers evaluated the prevalence of pharmacologic osteoporosis prevention among nursing home residents and assessed its association with patient characteristics.
Unpaid caregivers, typically family members, are crucial to patients who do not reside in long-term care facilities but require assistance with daily tasks.
From 2000 to 2016, there was no evidence to suggest that the ratio of dementia risk changed across Black and White individuals in the US.
Older adults are less likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine than a flu vaccine, according to the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging.
A push for higher education and continuous mental engagement among older adults is a central theme throughout this month’s most important findings in gerontology literature.
Compared to urban counterparts, rural Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer Disease have shorter survival and spend more time in nursing homes.
There has been an increase in nursing home cases of COVID-19 that parallels the recent spike in new cases in the general US population.
Although the cause of Alzheimer disease is not clear, recent advances in research have furthered the understanding of Alzheimer dementia as a continuum.
Deprescribing is necessary in a healthcare environment where patients are managed by multiple providers and take multiple medications.
Technological advancements, new emergency medicine processes, and the COVID-19 pandemic are influencing best practices in caring for older adults.
As part of a 3-phase plan to combat COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, UW Medicine has deployed drop teams to conduct rapid testing services.
Nursing home residents with dementia were less likely to exhibit symptoms of agitation after being exposed to group music therapy.
ECT treatments helped to reduce symptoms in 4 patients with varying mental illnesses.
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.