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Personality Changes From Cognitive Health to MCI Personality Changes From Cognitive Health to MCI
At what point in the transition from pre-symptomatic Alzheimer disease to mild cognitive impairment do personality changes arise that might indicate future behavioral problems?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Pain Assessment in the Older Population Pain Assessment in the Older Population
This commentary summarizes the revised evidence-based Guidelines on the Assessment of Pain in Older Adults which have been developed by the British Pain Society and British Geriatrics Society.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Can Exercise Help Curb Dementia? One Study Says No
Title: Can Exercise Help Curb Dementia? One Study Says NoCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - May 18, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

ASCO: Few Eligible Smokers Had CT Screen for Lung CA in 2016
Most eligible smokers populated in South, which had most screening sites but low screening rate (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Strawberries found to reduce inflammation and prevent cognitive decline
(Natural News) Strawberries may be sweet and juicy, but they are more than just their taste. This fruit can reduce inflammation and cognitive issues related to aging. In a study published in the Journals of Gerontology Series A, a team of researchers from the Salk Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory discovered that these are all due to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor Seniors May Be More Vulnerable to Dementia
Title: Poor Seniors May Be More Vulnerable to DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - May 17, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Health Tip: Control Caregiver Stress
Title: Health Tip: Control Caregiver StressCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - May 17, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Geriatric Assessment for Older Patients With Cancer Geriatric Assessment for Older Patients With Cancer
Not only can a geriatric assessment evaluate medical, psychosocial, and functional problems in older patients with cancer, it can also predict toxicity and guide interventions.Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care
Patients regard EHR as positive presence; can be used to engage patients by jointly viewing data (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiolo Source Type: news

Older Adult Music Listeners: Increased Engagement With Life? Older Adult Music Listeners: Increased Engagement With Life?
What role might music play in older adults'cognitive, physical, social, and spiritual functioning? How might listening to music relate to overall engagement with life and benefits to health?The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Fellowships offer reporters valuable insight as America ages
(The Gerontological Society of America) The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Journalists in Aging Fellows Program has received renewed grant support to welcome its ninth cohort of reporters. The 2018 funders to date include AARP, The Silver Century Foundation, The Retirement Research Foundation, and The John A. Hartford Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

American Psychiatric Association, May 5 - 9
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Conference, Source Type: news

Study IDs Factors Linked to Quality of Life With Dementia
Relationship, social engagement, and functional ability factors were associated with better quality of life (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Anxiety Levels Tied to Bone Mineral Density Post - Menopause
Probability of fracture lower for participants in the tertile of the lowest anxiety scores (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

UCLA Geriatrics receives $13.6 million to evaluate approaches to dementia care
There are an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer ’s disease, the most common type of dementia. As that number grows over the next few decades, health care organizations will need to develop better ways to serve people with dementia and the family members who care for them.Various approaches have been taken to manage the care of those with dementia, but there is not a consensus on which ones are the most effective. To help address this issue, the UCLA Division of Geriatrics has received a five-year, $13.6 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to compare care delivered th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Deadly Falls On the Rise Among U.S. Seniors
Title: Deadly Falls On the Rise Among U.S. SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - May 14, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Bone Drug 'Holiday' May Raise Fracture Risk
Title: Bone Drug 'Holiday' May Raise Fracture RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - May 14, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Health Tip: Providing End of Life Care
Title: Health Tip: Providing End of Life CareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - May 14, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Syncope, Hypotension, and Falls in Treatment of Hypertension Syncope, Hypotension, and Falls in Treatment of Hypertension
Might the intensive BP treatment as recommended by the SPRINT trials result in an increased incidence of serious adverse events, specifically syncope, hypotension, and falls?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Resistance Exercise May Reduce Depressive Symptoms in Adults
Meta - analysis shows reduction in depressive symptoms with RET, with considerable heterogeneity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Making Life With Dementia More Bearable
Title: Making Life With Dementia More BearableCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - May 11, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

AGS deeply troubled by news of possible nursing home evictions following cuts to Medicaid
(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today voiced concern over recent reports that budget cuts in Louisiana could terminate Medicaid benefits for more than 35,000 residents of nursing and group homes, as well as for individuals who receive care at home while living well below the federal poverty line. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Making Life With Dementia More Bearable
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Women's Pelvic Floor Surgery Not Always Long-Term Fix
Title: Women's Pelvic Floor Surgery Not Always Long-Term FixCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - May 10, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Lymphoma, Leukemia Survivors Have Increased Health Care Use
Survivors who are psychologically distressed use even more services than those who aren't (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Depression May Dampen Memory
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Age-related changes in field dependence-independence and implications for geriatric rehabilitation: a review - Chan JSY, Yan JH.
Human aging is a dynamic life-long process and an inevitable experience. As the average age of the world's population rises, demands for effective geriatric rehabilitation dramatically increase. An important consideration for enhancing geriatric behavioral... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

USPSTF: Decision to Undergo PSA Screening Should Be Individual
C recommendation for men aged 55 to 69 years; USPSTF recommends against screening for age 70 + (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Approaches to Firearms for Persons With Dementia Discussed
Approaches to guns for patients with mild cognitive impairment could be similar to those for driving (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

New study suggests concussion could double dementia risk
A University of California (UCSF) led study has suggested that concussion, even without loss of conciousness, can increase a person's risk of dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - May 8, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

When Do You Take Guns From Someone With Dementia?
Title: When Do You Take Guns From Someone With Dementia?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - May 8, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Cancer Incidences and Burden Expected to Shift in HIV - Positive
Prostate and lung cancer expected to emerge as the most common types by 2030 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, AIDS, Journal, Source Type: news

A Cognitive Training and Psychosocial Intervention for MCI A Cognitive Training and Psychosocial Intervention for MCI
Can cognitive training improve the memory of persons with amnestic mild cognitive impairment?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

'Smart Dresser' Might Help Alzheimer's Patients Clothe Themselves
Title: 'Smart Dresser' Might Help Alzheimer's Patients Clothe ThemselvesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - May 4, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Sex Still Matters to Many Seniors, Survey Finds
Title: Sex Still Matters to Many Seniors, Survey FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - May 4, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Five Strategies to Reduce Acute Care for Cancer Patients ID ’ d
Findings include enhanced care coordination, early palliative care, and new loci for urgent cancer care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Systemic Inflammation at Midlife May Up Risk of Later Frailty
THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 -- Those with systemic inflammation during midlife are more likely to have age-related frailty, according to a recent study published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A. Keenan A. Walker, Ph.D., from Johns Hopkins... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Issues in geriatric care: falls - Patel D, Ackermann RJ.
One in three older adults falls each year. There are approximately 2.5 million falls among older adults treated in emergency departments. Falls account for 87% of all fractures in this age group. The biggest risk factor for falling is a history of falls. O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Metro Bank launches charity partnership with Alzheimer's Society
Metro Bank will be funding a research project that will identify a new drug target for the treatment of Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - May 2, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees
Practices should be aware of basic employment laws in their state, which vary with number of employees (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

'What's That Word?' Fitness Helps Seniors Find It
Title: 'What's That Word?' Fitness Helps Seniors Find ItCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - May 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Music May Calm the Agitation of Alzheimer's
Title: Music May Calm the Agitation of Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - May 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Mid-Life Stresses May Be Tied to Late-Life Dementia Risk
Title: Mid-Life Stresses May Be Tied to Late-Life Dementia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - May 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

End-of-Life Care Saves Money
Title: End-of-Life Care Saves MoneyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - May 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Survey: Medical marijuana could reduce opioid use in older adults
(Northwell Health) A study shows up to 65 percent of older adults who use medical marijuana significantly reduced their chronic pain and dependence on opioid painkillers. Results to be presented at American Geriatric Society meeting, May 3. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mid - Life Stresses May Be Tied to Late - Life Dementia Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Gay and gray session: an interdisciplinary approach to transgender aging - Johnson K, Yarns BC, Abrams JM, Calbridge LA, Sewell DD.
With the overarching goals of improving the healthcare of older transgender individuals and of inspiring pertinent clinical research, a session at the 2017 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting focused on an interdisciplinary approac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Don ’t Ignore Signs of Sepsis
David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, an associate professor of medicine in the division of geriatric medicine at the University of Pittsburgh who focuses on antimicrobial stewardship and infections in older adults, talks about sepsis, a potentially dangerous condition that many people know little about. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Caring Source Type: news

The Poetry in Geriatric Medicine
For the last 30 years I have been writing about my work in geriatric medicine. It is in the poetry where one most clearly hears the human voices — my own and in those to whom I have ministered. The writing has provided me with valuable insights into why I chose medicine, specifically geriatrics, as my life’s work. I believe that the act of writing these poems, of highlighting, of memorializing these experiences, has kept me centered. I h ave also realized that the work of reflecting on my day in and day out doctoring life — whether these experiences be banal, or upsetting, or sublime — has nurtured ...
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jerald Winakur Tags: Meditations on geriatric medicine Source Type: news

Researchers Explore Palliative Approach to Falls in Advanced Dementia
Among individuals with advanced dementia, falls may indicate both the presence of disease and the need for a palliative approach to care, according to findings published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Ellis Source Type: news