Polypharmacy Among Older Adults With or Without Dementia Polypharmacy Among Older Adults With or Without Dementia
How prevalent is polypharmacy in older community-dwelling adults with dementia? What are the most common categories of medication being prescribed?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Geriatrics - Focused Risk Factors ID ’ d for COVID - 19 Death
Indicators other than age alone can be used to determine prognosis in older adults hospitalized with COVID - 19 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 22, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

In memoriam: Dr. Lissy Jarvik, 97, pioneer in the field of psychogeriatics
This study, still the only one of its kind, would evolve into her life ’s work, which focused on the mental changes that occur in both healthy and physically impaired people as they age, eventually helping guide the field of Alzheimer research.  “What Lissy Jarvik accomplished in her lifetime is truly remarkable,” said Dr. Alex Young, interim chair of the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and interim director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience& Human Behavior at the medical school. “Her seminal contributions to the field of psychogeriatrics and Alzheimer’s resea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Right Amount of Sleep May Be Important in Early Alzheimer ’ s
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

An opportunity to identify and prevent frailty through falls intervention - Neira Álvarez M, Esteve Arríen A, Caballero Mora M, Pérez Pena B, Esbri Victor M, Cedeño Veloz B, Cristofori G, González Ramírez A, Bartolomé Martín I.
Falls are one of the classic giant geriatric syndromes with a multifactorial etiopathogenesis and closely related to frailty, being this relationship bidirectional. The Consensus Document on the Prevention of Frailty and Falls approved by the Interterritor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Right Amount of Sleep May Be Important in Early Alzheimer's
Title: Right Amount of Sleep May Be Important in Early Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - October 22, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

AHA News: Hearing Loss and the Link to Dementia
Title: AHA News: Hearing Loss and the Link to DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - October 21, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Cases of Takotsubo Syndrome Up in Middle - Aged, Older Women
Majority of cases (88.3 percent) seen in women, especially those aged 50 years or older; incidence higher in middle - aged men than younger men (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Inbox Time Linked to Reduced Odds of Physician Turnover
And increase in mean total messages received per day seen for physicians during March 2020 to June 2021 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 19, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumat Source Type: news

Five key papers about emergency department fall evaluation: a curated collection for emergency physicians - Kim SH, Higuchi M, Ishigami Y, Makishi G, Tada M, Hibino S, Gottlieb M, Lee S.
The evaluation of patients who have experienced a fall has been an integral part of geriatric emergency care. All physicians who engage in the care of the geriatric population in acute settings need to familiarize themselves with the current literature on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Unplanned readmissions to the intensive care unit among geriatric trauma patients - Santarelli S, Morgan ME, Vernon T, Bradburn E, Perea LL.
BACKGROUND: Unplanned readmission/bounceback to the intensive care unit (ICUBB) is a prevalent issue in the medical community. The geriatric population is incompletely studied in regard to ICUBB. We sought to determine if ICUBB in older patients was associ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

COVID-19 Disease Trajectories Among Nursing Home Residents COVID-19 Disease Trajectories Among Nursing Home Residents
This study revealed that while nursing home residents with COVID-19 experienced a variable clinical course, the course of the disease was prolonged, regardless of the severity of their symptoms.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

High rate of elder abuse in the time of CoViD-19-a cross sectional study of geriatric and neurology clinic patients - Filipska K, Biercewicz M, Wi śniewski A, Jabłońska R, Królikowska A, Główczewska-Siedlecka E, Kędziora-Kornatowska K, Ślusarz R.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is believed to have caused a sharp increase in the incidence of elder abuse (EA), including as a result of isolation, social distance combined with increased interpersonal stressors. Thus, the aim of this study is to determine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Introduction to forensic gerontology - Popov VL, Safra ĭ AE, Korobova DG, Rukavishnikova AA.
OBJECTIVE - to substantiate the identification of a new direction in forensic medicine - forensic gerontology. A statistical analysis of the structure of forensic medical research of corpses in terms of age for a twenty-year period has been carried out. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Confidence-calibrated human activity recognition - Roy D, Girdzijauskas S, Socolovschi S.
Wearable sensors are widely used in activity recognition (AR) tasks with broad applicability in health and well-being, sports, geriatric care, etc. Deep learning (DL) has been at the forefront of progress in activity classification with wearable sensors. H... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Survey Finds Who ’ s Most Likely to Give to Charity and How
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

The morbidity and mortality of surgery for traumatic brain injury in geriatric patients: a study of over 100  000 patient cases - Haddad AF, DiGiorgio AM, Lee YM, Lee AT, Burke JF, Huang MC, Dhall SS, Manley GT, Tarapore PE.
BACKGROUND: Geriatric patients have the highest rates of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-related hospitalization and death. This contributes to an assumption of futility in aggressive management in this population. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Barriers to Telehealth Access Among Homebound Older Adults Barriers to Telehealth Access Among Homebound Older Adults
The COVID-19 pandemic substantially increased the need for video-based telehealth use in home-based care. What are the main challenges faced by older homebound patients in accessing telehealth care?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

CDC Urges Flu Shots as Survey Shows Half of Americans Do Not Plan on It
Severity of the upcoming flu season is unclear, but other respiratory infections have already returned (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Clinical Approach to Chronic Wound Management in Older Adults Clinical Approach to Chronic Wound Management in Older Adults
Chronic wounds are a common challenge in older adults. Review the pathophysiology and management of pressure, vascular, neuropathic, and atypical wounds in this article.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Depression in Early Life May Up Dementia Risk Later
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

NIH Director Francis Collins to Retire by Year ’ s End
The 71 - year - old physician - geneticist will return to his lab at the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 6, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

Emergency Department Visits for Medication Harms Are Frequent
However, most common product type and intent of use associated with these visits vary by age (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Physicians Less Likely to Test for PE in Dementia Patients
Findings seen in patients with dementia presenting with clinical factors known to be predictive of pulmonary embolism risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 1, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Nursing Home Quality Ratings and Spread of Covid-19 Nursing Home Quality Ratings and Spread of Covid-19
This study found a consistent relationship between higher nursing home quality ratings and lower COVID-19 incidence and mortality.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists Untangle Why Diabetes Might Raise Alzheimer's Risk
Title: Scientists Untangle Why Diabetes Might Raise Alzheimer's RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/1/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - October 1, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Few PAs Work in Geriatrics, but Experts Say They ’re Desperately Needed
Medical professionals are calling for post-acute and long-term care facilities to embrace physician assistants (PAs), whose numbers are rising across the American health care system but who have yet to play a major role in geriatric care. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Randy Dotinga Source Type: news

The Delphi Process to Drive Progress in PALTC
The field of geriatric medicine has long struggled with a relative lack of evidence-based studies and data. Randomized, controlled pharmaceutical trials are rare in the vulnerable older adult population, and this is particularly apparent in the post-acute and long-term care setting. A prime example was one of the major antihypertensive studies, the Hypertension in the Very Elderly Trial (HYVET), which specifically excluded nursing home residents (N Engl J Med 2008; 358:1887 –1898). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Michael Wasserman Tags: We are PALTC Source Type: news

The (Re)Tired Geriatrician
I practiced internal medicine and geriatrics for nearly four decades. Those in my cohort of doctor-friends have been retired for years. The surgeon has gone fishing, the ophthalmologist moved to his cabin in the woods, the orthopedist raises cattle, the pediatrician paints in her studio, the cardiologist looks out from his eyrie on the top of a mountain, and the neurologist plays online bridge. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jerald Winakur Tags: Meditations on Geriatric Medicine Source Type: news

Severe or not so severe? The gravity of geriatric trauma - Abhilash KPP, Pradeeptha S, Cris A, Hazra D, Jindal A, Selvan J.
This study was done to assess the severity of trauma and outcome of injuries among these patients presenting to the Emergency Department ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Pharmacies Often Not Notified of Discontinued Rx
Interventions, including phoning pharmacies and enabling CancelRX in electronic medical records, may reduce risk for medication safety events (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 29, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, P Source Type: news

This Diet May Guard Against Alzheimer's
Title: This Diet May Guard Against Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - September 29, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Senior Sex
Title: Senior SexCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/7/2002 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - September 29, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Britney Spears was reportedly evaluated by a 'geriatric psychiatrist'
A new Netflix documentary about Britney Spears' conservatorship, "Britney Vs Spears," includes a medical report sent by an anonymous source. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retired and Want to Stay Sharp? Hop on the Internet More Often
Title: Retired and Want to Stay Sharp? Hop on the Internet More OftenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/27/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/27/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - September 27, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Is My Memory Normal for My Age?
Title: Is My Memory Normal for My Age?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/27/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/27/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - September 27, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

The multidimensional prognostic index as a measure of frailty in elderly patients with head and neck cancer - Bakas AT, Sewnaik A, van Straaten J, Baatenburg de Jong RJ, Mattace-Raso FUS, Polinder-Bos HA.
PURPOSE: The multidimensional prognostic index (MPI) is a prognostic model derived from the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) which can predict 1-year mortality risk in elderly individuals. We hypothesized that the MPI also reflects the degree of fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

WHO Issues Guidance for Use of Casirivimab - Imdevimab in COVID - 19
Combo conditionally recommended for patients with nonsevere disease at risk for severe disease, seronegative patients with severe infection (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 24, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Propofol Dosage in Older Adults: Too Much or Too Little? Propofol Dosage in Older Adults: Too Much or Too Little?
A new study reveals that older adults are receiving propofol induction doses in excess of what is recommended--or necessary.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

New Way to Spot Early Alzheimer's
Title: New Way to Spot Early Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/23/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/24/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - September 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Sexual Assault Could Affect a Woman ’ s Long - Term Brain Health
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

The patient's voice matters: the impact of advance directives on elderly trauma patients - Lee JS, Khan AD, Dorlac WC, Dunn J, McIntyre RCJ, Wright FL, Platnick KB, Brockman V, Vega SA, Cofran JM, Duero C, Schroeppel TJ.
BACKGROUND: Geriatric trauma rates are increasing, yet trauma centers often struggle to provide autonomy regarding decision making to these patients. Advance care planning can assist with this process. Currently, there are limited data on the impact of adv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Osteoporotic fractures: what orthopaedic surgeons can do to prevent the next fall and the next fracture? - Nguyen MP, Gannon NP, Miller AN.
Falls are the leading cause of injuries for geriatric patients, causing significant morbidity and mortality. Orthopaedic surgeons should take an active role in decreasing patient falls, improving patient bone health, and initiate care to prevent subsequent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Caregiving for older relatives & friends webinar
September 29, 2021 webinar where Dr. Louise Aronson, UCSF geriatrician and author of the New York Times bestseller, Elderhood, discusses caring for older family members or friends. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - September 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Epidemiology of geriatric injury in Bangladesh: findings from a national survey [conference abstract] - Rahman FN, Hossain J, Fazlur Rahman A.
IEA World Congress of Epidemiology 2021 - Scientific Program Abstract Background Everyday 2591 elderly people die due to injury worldwide. The complications and consequences of injury is different and worse than that of other age-groups. Y... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Unexplained falls in the elderly - Rafanelli M, Mossello E, Testa GD, Ungar A.
Falls are a geriatric syndrome affecting mortality, morbidity, and institutionalization. Falls are also the leading cause of unintentional injury and a common emergency department presentation. Physical and psychological issues may develop after falling, l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Geriatric millennials have the most power in the workforce right now
Older millennials and younger Gen Xers are driving America's Great Resignation, per the HBR. Geriatric millennials have the upper hand. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Disturbance Common, Tied to Pain, Depression in Older Adults
Sleep disturbance in older adults also more common among those living with a partner and urinating at night (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Success of COVID-19 Vaccines in Nursing Homes: Will It Stick? Success of COVID-19 Vaccines in Nursing Homes: Will It Stick?
Several studies support the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in reducing SARS-CoV-2 infection and its complications in nursing homes, but as this commentary underscores, we can't let down our guard.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Common Eye Conditions Tied to High Dementia Risk
Title: Common Eye Conditions Tied to High Dementia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - September 17, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news