Ageism and Complacency: Lessons From COVID-19
As I write this here in Minnesota, 78% of those who have died from COVID-19 have been men and women living in long-term care or assisted living facilities. As of mid-July, this is well over a thousand people (Minnesota Department of Health, “Situation Update for COVID-19,” 2020, updated daily; https://bit.ly/3gpeghZ). I have been a geriatrician for 30 years at a public safety-net hospital in a practice where people are vulnerable not only because of years of chronic illness but also because of poverty and lack of social support. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Roberta Meyers Source Type: news

Hazardous Ingredients Make ‘ Smart Drug ’ Supplements a Not - So - Smart Buy
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Metformin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors With T2DM
Cognitive decline slower, dementia risk reduced in seniors with diabetes receiving metformin (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

The increasing age of TBI patients at a single Level 1 trauma center and the discordance between GCS and CT Rotterdam Scores in the elderly - Garza N, Toussi A, Wilson M, Shahlaie K, Martin R.
Introduction Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is frequently encountered in geriatric patients, but there is a paucity of data describing TBI in the elderly. Here, we show the age of patients with TBI is increasing at our medical center and discuss the relation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Caregiving factors may affect hospitalization risk among disabled older adults
(Wiley) Few studies have investigated the potential impact of caregivers and caregiver factors on older adults' likelihood of being hospitalized. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has now provided some insights. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GSA publishes seven articles on COVID-19 and aging
(The Gerontological Society of America) The Gerontological Society of America's highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are continuing to publish scientific articles on COVID-19, and all are free to access. The following were published between August 28 and September 21. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Loneliness a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Findings independent of known diabetes risk factors, depression, living alone, social isolation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Fall Risk Rises Even in Alzheimer's Early Stages
Title: Fall Risk Rises Even in Alzheimer's Early StagesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - September 22, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dr. Malene Hansen receives 2020 BIG Award
(Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Malene Hansen, Ph.D., has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award. The BIG Award is sponsored by The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research in collaboration with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), and provides funding for research projects aimed at discoveries that address aging and health span. Hansen is a professor in the Development, Aging and Regeneration Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Geriatric Comanagement Tied to Lower Mortality After Cancer Surgery Geriatric Comanagement Tied to Lower Mortality After Cancer Surgery
Patients aged 75 and older who undergo cancer surgery have lower 90-day postoperative mortality when they receive geriatric co-management than when they don't, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Middle - Aged Americans Report More Pain Than Seniors
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Inverted U - Shaped Link Seen for Sleep Duration, Cognitive Decline
Decline in global cognitive z - score faster for individuals with ≤ 4 hours, ≥ 10 hours of sleep nightly (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Hostility Predicts Mortality in Acute Coronary Syndrome
More than half of patients scored as hostile; hostility predicts all - cause mortality but not ACS recurrence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Bad for Your Brain
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Geriatric interdisciplinary home rehabilitation after hip fracture in people with dementia - a subgroup analysis of a randomized controlled trial - Karlsson, Berggren M, Olofsson B, Stenvall M, Gustafson Y, Nordstr öm P, Lindelöf N.
PURPOSE: To investigate if the effects of geriatric interdisciplinary home rehabilitation after hip fracture were different among people with dementia compared to those without dementia and to describe the overall outcome after hip fracture in people with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Outcomes of Intensive Care Patients Older Than 90 Years Outcomes of Intensive Care Patients Older Than 90 Years
This study compared short- and long-term mortality of ICU patients aged 90 years and older with that of octogenarians.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Minorities suffer most from COVID-19 in nursing homes, assisted living communities
(University of Rochester) Older racial and ethnic minority residents and their caregivers bear the severest brunt from COVID-19 across the entire spectrum of US nursing homes and assisted living communities, University of Rochester Medical Center researchers report in two groundbreaking studies in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Older Adults Experiencing More Loneliness During Pandemic
However, many do report using technology to connect with friends and family (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

PTSD May Be Tied to Greater Dementia Risk
Title: PTSD May Be Tied to Greater Dementia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - September 18, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Elderly Social Isolation, Loneliness in COVID-19 May Lead to Cognitive Decline
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Social isolation and loneliness can increase the risk for cognitive decline in seniors, according to Carla Perissinotto, M.D., geriatrician and associate chief for geriatrics clinical programs at the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PTSD May Be Tied to Greater Dementia Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Physical frailty among urban-living community-dwelling older adults in Malaysia - Norazman CW, Adznam SNA, Jamaluddin R.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of the frai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Another Gene Linked to Alzheimer's Risk
Title: Another Gene Linked to Alzheimer's RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - September 17, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trial Participation Motivations Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trial Participation Motivations
What motivates individuals to participate in, and stay involved with, Alzheimer's disease clinical trials?The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Buck Institute win $4.6 million NIA grant
(University of Southern California) The University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging have received a five year, $4.6 million National Institute on Aging award to jointly establish a Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. The USC-Buck Nathan Shock Center will investigate how and why aging processes cause disease in order to advance the translation of basic research on aging into effective preventions and therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Low - to - Moderate Drinking May Protect Cognition During Aging
However, results show significant racial difference, with stronger association for Whites (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tied to Worse Bone Health
Findings strongest for development of vertebral fracture (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 16, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Geriatric Information in Human Prescription Drug and Biological Product Labeling Guidance for Industry
Geriatric Information in Human Prescription Drug and Biological Product Labeling (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Depression Worsens Over Time in Caregivers of Partners With Dementia
MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 -- Depressive symptoms worsen over time for older caregivers of partners or spouses who are newly diagnosed with dementia, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in the Journal of Applied Gerontology. Melissa L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Depression and its predictors among geriatric population in the urban slum of Bankura town of Eastern India - Saha R, Mullick TH.
BACKGROUND: Depression is the leading cause of disease burden ranked as third worldwide and also common among elderly people. The study was conducted to find out the prevalence of depression and its correlates among geriatric slum dwellers. Methods: Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Domestic injuries among geriatric population: a study in a rural community of Bankura district - De A, Padmey I, Halder D, Gazi E, Sarkar AP, Basu SS.
BACKGROUND: Domestic injury is an injury, which takes place in the home or in its immediate surroundings and more generally, all injury not connected with traffic, vehicles or sport. It is a worldwide public health problem. Geriatric population is more vul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated to depression among geriatric population in a rural area of Kanyakumari district Tamil Nadu - John J, Nath KR.
BACKGROUND: Aging is a universal process. It has been documented that elderly are more prone to psychological problems and depression is the commonest geriatric psychiatric disorder. In India the prevalence of depression among elderly population between 13... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Prevalence of depression among the elderly in urban area of Perambalur district - Raveendran NS, Ravi A, Britto R, Sankar S, Ramachandran S, Balamurugan S, Panchanathan B.
The objectives of the present s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Depression and its associated factors among geriatric population in rural area of south Bihar - Gupta A, Sinha A, Sutradhar B.
BACKGROUND: Depression among elderly has been recognized as one of the major health problems worldwide. However, important life changes that happen as we get older may cause feelings of uneasiness, stress, and sadness. Methods: Community based cross se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

Is Rural Appalachia a Hotspot for Alzheimer's?
Title: Is Rural Appalachia a Hotspot for Alzheimer's?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/11/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - September 14, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Poll Finds Pandemic Surge in Loneliness Among Older Adults
Title: Poll Finds Pandemic Surge in Loneliness Among Older AdultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - September 14, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Preoperative Cardiac Testing in Older Adults With Hip Fracture Preoperative Cardiac Testing in Older Adults With Hip Fracture
Does the risk-benefit ratio of preoperative noninvasive cardiac testing in older adults hospitalized with acute hip fracture justify its routine use?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Median of 36 Days Found From COVID - 19 Symptom Onset to Viral Clearance
Slight increase in time from symptom onset to viral clearance seen with increasing age, disease severity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 9, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Isolation, Loneliness of Lockdowns Is Tough on America ’ s Seniors
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Depression Can Deepen Over Time for Alzheimer ’ s Caregivers
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Tougher on Older Men, and Scientists May Now Know Why
Title: COVID-19 Is Tougher on Older Men, and Scientists May Now Know WhyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/9/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - September 9, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Isolation, Loneliness of Lockdowns Is Tough on America's Seniors
Title: Isolation, Loneliness of Lockdowns Is Tough on America's SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/9/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - September 9, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

AKI Common in Hospitalized Patients With COVID - 19
AKI occurred in 46 percent of hospitalized patients, linked to increased risk for in - hospital mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

A prospective comparison of frailty scores and fall prediction in acutely injured older adults - Tejiram S, Cartwright J, Taylor SL, Hatcher VH, Galet C, Skeete DA, Romanowski KS.
BACKGROUND: Elderly (65 and older) fall-related injuries are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Although frailty predicts poor outcomes in geriatric trauma, literature comparing frailty scoring systems remains limited. Herein, we evaluated whi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Deprescribing Guidance for Hydroxychloroquine Drug Interactions Deprescribing Guidance for Hydroxychloroquine Drug Interactions
This study assessed the burden of potentially inappropriate medications that could be deprescribed if necessary to initiate treatment with hydroxychloroquine or other potential COVID-19 therapies.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Common Meds Tied to Faster Mental Decline in Seniors
Title: Common Meds Tied to Faster Mental Decline in SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - September 4, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Teens, Seniors Are Often Driving the Least Safe Cars
Title: Teens, Seniors Are Often Driving the Least Safe CarsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/4/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - September 4, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dementia May Contribute to More Deaths Than Previously Thought
Association between dementia and mortality may be underestimated by nearly threefold (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

What Are the Seven Stages of Dementia?
Title: What Are the Seven Stages of Dementia?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/2/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - September 2, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Dementia
Title: 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of DementiaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/2/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - September 2, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news