Seniors Have Higher Risk of Falling During Pandemic
Title: Seniors Have Higher Risk of Falling During PandemicCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/3/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/3/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - August 3, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Florida Sees Record Number of COVID - 19 Cases, Hospitalizations
On Saturday, there were a record - setting 21,683 new COVID - 19 cases in the state (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Drug or Exercise for Geriatric Depression? It Depends Drug or Exercise for Geriatric Depression? It Depends
The interventions have similar effectiveness in the short term, but medication may be superior in the medium term, a randomized trial suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AHA News: Dementia Can Complicate Heart Recovery and Treatment
Title: AHA News: Dementia Can Complicate Heart Recovery and TreatmentCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - August 2, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Deaths From Alzheimer's Far More Common in Rural America
Title: Deaths From Alzheimer's Far More Common in Rural AmericaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - August 2, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

An ALS Drug Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's
Title: An ALS Drug Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/2/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - August 2, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Just 250 Fewer Calories Per Day Brings Big Health Rewards for Obese Seniors
Title: Just 250 Fewer Calories Per Day Brings Big Health Rewards for Obese SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/2/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - August 2, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

There Is No Place Like Assisted Living: Can the Setting Evolve While Staying True to Itself?
Assisted living, also referred to as residential care, is an important part of the long-term care continuum. The proliferation of the assisted living movement in the United States began in the mid-1980s as an alternative to nursing home care for individuals who require some ongoing supervision and assistance with care activities, but do not require the medically skilled services provided by nursing facilities. Early assisted living facilities sought to provide homelike private and shared living environments, a variety of care services, recreational opportunities, and supervision and direct assistance as needed (Gerontologi...
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Galik Tags: Caring Collaborative Source Type: news

Assisted Living Group Tackles Challenges, Embraces Opportunities
There are many challenges for the Assisted Living Subcommittee of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Among them, said Chair Sarah Howd, MD, CMD, assistant professor of medicine and geriatrics at the University of Rochester Medicine Center, is “if you’ve seen one assisted living community, you’ve seen one.” There is so much variatio n from state to state and even from community to community. “You can go to one assisted living facility, then go down the road to another one and it’s totally different,” she observed. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

The Futures Program: A Solution to the Physician Shortage in Geriatrics and Long-Term Care
Today ’s digital and print geriatrics news are citing, almost daily, the overall workforce shortage being experienced in the United States. When we look specifically at health care, it reflects what is occurring in the general workforce. Within health care, I want to focus specifically on physicians. Th ere are limited studies on the physician workforce; however, there are many projections of physician shortages, based on forecasting models, by 2030. In terms of geriatrics physicians, the numbers are staggeringly high. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Denise Wassenaar Tags: Our Foundation Source Type: news

Report Questions Benefit of FDA Accelerated Approval Pathway
112 of the 253 authorized drugs have not been confirmed as clinically effective; 24 of these have been on market more than five years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 30, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatric Source Type: news

Some Seniors Report Worsening Mental Health in Pandemic
18.3 percent of respondents aged 50 to 80 years reported worse mental health; 29.0 percent made a lifestyle change to address mental health (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 30, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccination in Incapacitated, Unrepresented Patients COVID-19 Vaccination in Incapacitated, Unrepresented Patients
In this commentary, the author explores the ethics and policy issues surrounding the decision to vaccinate incapacitated, unrepresented patients against COVID-19.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Could COVID-19 Accelerate Alzheimer's Symptoms?
Title: Could COVID-19 Accelerate Alzheimer's Symptoms?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 30, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

White House Reverses Policy Limiting U.S. Nursing Home Fines
Title: White House Reverses Policy Limiting U.S. Nursing Home FinesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - July 30, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Seniors Rarely Discuss Their Drinking With Their Doctors
Title: Seniors Rarely Discuss Their Drinking With Their DoctorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - July 30, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Nursing Home Staff Closest to Patients Are Least Likely to Get COVID Vaccines
Title: Nursing Home Staff Closest to Patients Are Least Likely to Get COVID VaccinesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - July 30, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Wake Forest School of Medicine granted $2.8M from Duke Endowment
The five areas that will receive funding are the Department of Internal Medicine, the Division of Public Health Sciences, the Section of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, the Department of Pharmacy at Wilkes Medical Center, and Value-based Care and Population Health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Trajan Warren Source Type: news

Loneliness Raises Opioid Dangers in Seniors: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 29, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Through the visor 2: further learning from member experiences during Covid-19
This report is from a second survey of BGS members describing their experiences of working through the Covid-19 pandemic during winter 2020-21 and beyond. Respondents represented a variety of professions involved in the health care of older people. These included consultants, speciality registrars, specialist nurses, allied health professionals and GPs working in acute, community and primary care. While responses indicated that many practical aspects had improved since the first survey, concerns remained, including the mental and emotional toll on health care professionals caring for older people.ReportBritish Geriatrics S...
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - July 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Covid-19 Workforce and employment Source Type: news

Want to Avoid Dementia? Add Some Color to Your Plate
Title: Want to Avoid Dementia? Add Some Color to Your PlateCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 29, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Loneliness Raises Opioid Dangers in Seniors: Study
Title: Loneliness Raises Opioid Dangers in Seniors: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - July 29, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Mt. Sinai Leads Nation in Geriatric Hospital Services Mt. Sinai Leads Nation in Geriatric Hospital Services
The Cleveland Clinic ranked second in care for persons older than age 75, and the Mayo Clinic –Rochester came in third, according to US News& World Report's annual top hospitals list.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Advisor Who Panned New Alzheimer's Drug Speaks Out
Title: FDA Panel Advisor Who Panned New Alzheimer's Drug Speaks OutCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 28, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dementia Cases Will Triple Worldwide by 2050
Title: Dementia Cases Will Triple Worldwide by 2050Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 28, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

The Heat Is On: Staying Safe When Temperatures Soar
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Diabetes, Geriatrics, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Sport and recreational physical activities attenuate the predictive association of multimorbidity with increased geriatric depressive symptoms: a 14-year follow-up study of community-dwelling older adults - Liang Y, Lai FTT, Kwan JLY, Chan W, Yeoh EK.
Multimorbidity is associated with increased depression risks. Little research examines how physical exercise moderates this association. From an existing cohort of community-dwelling older adults in Hong Kong recruited in 2001-2003, the authors included pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Cleaning Up the Air Could Help Prevent Alzheimer's
Title: Cleaning Up the Air Could Help Prevent Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/26/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 27, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

' Light Flash' Treatment Might Help Slow Alzheimer's
Title:'Light Flash'Treatment Might Help Slow Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/27/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 27, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

UCLA Health hospitals rank No. 1 in L.A. and state, No. 3 in nation
UCLA Health hospitals  are No. 1 in both Los Angeles and California and rose to No. 3 nationally in an annual evaluation published today by U.S. News& World Report. It is the first time UCLA Health has been ranked so highly nationally while also holding the top positions in both the city and the state.UCLA Health once again earned a coveted spot on thenational honor roll, which names only the 20 hospitals that provide the highest-quality care across a wide range of procedures and conditions.UCLA Health earnedtop 10 rankings in 12 specialties: diabetes and endocrinology (3), gastroenterology/gastrointestinal s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cleaning Up the Air Could Help Prevent Alzheimer ’ s
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 26, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Neurology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Disparities Seen for Racial, Ethnic Minorities in Outpatient Practices
Visit rates lower for Black individuals versus Whites for 23 of 29 specialties, with marked disparities for dermatology, otolaryngology, general surgery (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Source Type: news

Drug Shows Promise in Easing Dementia - Linked Psychosis
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Research, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Diagnostic Accuracy of Virtual Cognitive Assessment and Testing Diagnostic Accuracy of Virtual Cognitive Assessment and Testing
This paper highlights the diagnostic uncertainty associated with virtual cognitive assessment and testing, which was widely implemented because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Drug Shows Promise in Easing Dementia-Linked Psychosis
Title: Drug Shows Promise in Easing Dementia-Linked PsychosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/23/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/23/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 23, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Doctors Divided Over Use of Controversial New Alzheimer's Drug
Title: Doctors Divided Over Use of Controversial New Alzheimer's DrugCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/23/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/23/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 23, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Antidepressants May Work Better Than Exercise for Elderly Depression
Antidepressant therapy more effective than supervised physical activity at three and six months (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Circulation of Respiratory Viruses Low During COVID - 19 Pandemic
Influenza activity decreased in March 2020, remained low through May 2021; decrease seen in other viruses, with no increase until Spring 2021 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 22, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

1 in 20 Cases of Dementia Occurs in People Under 65
Title: 1 in 20 Cases of Dementia Occurs in People Under 65Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 22, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Rates of Adverse Events Lower With Apixaban for A - Fib in Older Adults
Apixaban the only direct oral anticoagulant linked to lower adverse event rates than warfarin for patients with atrial fibrillation across frailty levels (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

It ’s #NotTooMuchToMask; let’s keep protecting ourselves and each other against the ongoing threat of COVID-19
As the final coronavirus restrictions across England are lifted and the legal requirements to wear a face mask and social distance come to an end, leading healthcare organisations, charities, unions and medical professionals have joined forces to support the public to make sensible choices that can keep themselves and others safe from infection. Launching a new campaign #NotTooMuchToMask, the group, led by the NHS Confederation, alongside a host of other organisations are encouraging everyone to keep protecting themselves and each other from catching or passing on coronavirus at a time when cases are soaring, and hosp...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea Covid-19 face masks Source Type: news

It ’s #NotTooMuchToMask
As the final coronavirus restrictions across England are lifted and the legal requirements to wear a face mask and social distance come to an end, leading healthcare organisations, charities, unions and medical professionals have joined forces to support the public to make sensible choices that can keep themselves and others safe from infection. Launching a new campaign #NotTooMuchToMask, the group, led by the NHS Confederation, alongside a host of other organisations are encouraging everyone to keep protecting themselves and each other from catching or passing on coronavirus at a time when cases are soaring, and hosp...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - July 19, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea Covid-19 face masks Source Type: news

Geriatric Rehabilitation Services in the Face of the Pandemic Geriatric Rehabilitation Services in the Face of the Pandemic
In this commentary, the authors describe a COVID rehabilitation paradox: geriatric rehabilitation is needed now more than ever, but the COVID-19 pandemic has depleted the resources needed.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

How Long Do People Want to Live?
Title: How Long Do People Want to Live?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 19, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Does operative treatment of geriatric pelvic ring injuries lead to a high risk of one-year mortality? - Wheatley BM, Amin A, Miller MC, Warner SJ, Altman DT, Routt MLCJ.
INTRODUCTION: Non-operative management of pelvic ring injuries in the elderly is associated with a high risk of one-year mortality. The majority of these injuries are the result of a low-energy mechanism, however, due to the multiple medical comorbidities ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibody Combo Treats Mild, Moderate COVID - 19
For those at high risk, COVID - 19 - related hospitalization or death from any cause reduced with bamlanivimab/etesevimab versus placebo (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 16, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Almost Half of Patients Admitted With COVID - 19 Have Complications
Likelihood of having complications higher for men than women and for those aged older than 60 years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 16, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Lessons learnt from a nosocomial COVID-19 outbreak in a geriatric acute care ward with a high attack rate
We describe an outbreak of COVID-19 in a geriatric acute care unit (GACU) in March/April 2020 and the lessons learnt regarding prevention. Thirty-six patients were diagnosed with COVID-19 during that 2-month period, in France's " first wave " of SARS-CoV-2 infections. Thirty (83.3%) were considered nosocomial. Attributable mortality reached 33.3% in these patients. Healthcare workers (HCW) were not spared, with an overall attack rate of 36.8%, but the rate was especially high among nurse assistants (68.2%). Repeated testing, single rooms, hand hygiene, and good use of personal protective equipment are paramount i...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcome of a COVID-19 Outbreak in a SNF With Black Residents Outcome of a COVID-19 Outbreak in a SNF With Black Residents
An analysis of the course of a COVID-19 outbreak in an urban skilled nursing facility highlights a proactive management strategy that can help improve outcomes for these patients.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Two Major Health Systems Will Not Administer Controversial Aduhelm
Individual doctors can prescribe Aduhelm, but patients would have to go elsewhere to receive the drug via infusion (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Institutional, Source Type: news