Study authors examine factors associated with migraine headaches in a sample of underserved Black older adults.
Individualized multidomain interventions equally effective for improving cognition in women and men.
GAPNA reviews 3 studies on transitioning from skilled nursing care to home care, the use of robots to engage seniors in activities, and the need for more training to care for LGBTQI seniors.
Among US veterans, rates highest for Blacks and Hispanics.
Findings inconclusive for subgroup analysis looking at safety of ceasing regular aspirin use without a clinical indication after age 70 years.
Hip fractures and other injuries from falls affect 4.5 million older US residents each year and cost Medicare $15 to $30 billion annually.
Stark difference seen in rescheduling of missed test, procedure, or operation by vaccination status.
NP-led transition team for nursing home patients, melatonin for delirium, and chronically ventilated patients avoid COVID-19. These are just 3 of the studies highlighted in this month’s GAPNA review of the literature.
Phase 1 trial will include 16 patients ages 60 to 85 years who have early, symptomatic Alzheimer disease but are otherwise in good health.
The FDA issued a landmark proposal to improve access to and reduce cost of hearing aids for millions of Americans.
GAPNA discusses disaster response in long-term care settings and home-based primary care.
Older adults with cognitive, psychological and physical impairments are at an increased risk of elder abuse, with cognitive impairment being the greatest risk factor.
Urinary incontinence is common and costly but undertreated in long-term care facilities, directors of nursing say.
A single-session, nurse-led clinic staff education program on medication adherence leads to increased knowledge and practice changes at a FQHC.
Nearly one-third of NPs failed to recognize depression as a risk factor for CVD.
Delirium prevention program leads to fewer cases of new-onset delirium during post-acute rehabilitation stays at a skilled nursing facility.
GAPNA discusses how making the most of Medicare’s annual wellness visits, preventing falls, and focusing on the 4Ms (what matters, medication, mentation, and mobility) can improve the quality of life of older adults.
GAPNA discusses how advanced practice practitioners are well-positioned to encourage healthy lifestyles among older adults, to include activities that help attain/maintain lean muscle mass, regardless of BMI, to reduce chronic pain and frailty.
GAPNA discusses findings that Tdap vaccination may reduce dementia, explores vaccine hesitancy in older adults, and looks at the health effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Memory recall better for up to 3 years with blood-brain barrier-crossing renin-angiotensin drugs vs nonpenetrant counterparts