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.
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.