Nigeria: Only 7 Geriatricians for Over 9 Million Old Nigerians
[Vanguard] Prof. Usman Ahmed, the President of Geriatrics Association of Nigeria (GAN) says there are only seven geriatricians in Nigeria, which is highly inadequate to cater for the over nine million aged persons in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In-Home Services Coming for Seniors With Private Medicare Advantage Plans
Title: In-Home Services Coming for Seniors With Private Medicare Advantage PlansCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - November 12, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Lack of exercise impacts mental health in Japanese expats
This study was published in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine on October 25. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arti Hurria, MD,'Giant' in Geriatric Oncology, Dies in Accident Arti Hurria, MD,'Giant' in Geriatric Oncology, Dies in Accident
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Community Choirs Can Be Social Salvation for Seniors
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Community Choirs Can Be Social Salvation for Seniors
Title: Community Choirs Can Be Social Salvation for SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - November 9, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Initial ChEI Therapy Dose and Serious Events in Older Adults Initial ChEI Therapy Dose and Serious Events in Older Adults
This study examined the relationship of initial dose and short-term serious events in older adults with dementia undergoing cholinesterase inhibitor therapy.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Think Genes Dictate Your Life Span? Think Again
Title: Think Genes Dictate Your Life Span? Think AgainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - November 7, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dr. M. Brandon Westover receives 2018 BIG Award
(American Federation for Aging Research) Since 2005, the Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Awards, administered by the American Federation for Aging Research, have provided more than $5,800,000 to 32 investigators nationwide. Awardees are selected by a committee of distinguished scientists working in the field of aging research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dr. Peter Adams receives 2018 Glenn Foundation BIG Award
(American Federation for Aging Research) Since 2005, the Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Awards, administered by the American Federation for Aging Research, have provided more than $5,800,000 to 32 investigators nationwide. Awardees are selected by a committee of distinguished scientists working in the field of aging research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daily Sleep Duration and Risk of Dementia and Mortality Daily Sleep Duration and Risk of Dementia and Mortality
This study aimed to elucidate the association between daily sleep duration and risk of dementia and death in a community-dwelling elderly population. Does use of hypnotics influence the risk?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Does having muscle weakness and obesity lead to falls for older women?
(American Geriatrics Society) A team of researchers writing for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggested that it is important to identify people at risk for falls related to obesity and muscle weakness so that healthcare providers can offer appropriate solutions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sign - Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Insurers are expanding their participation in the program (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 3, 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

Could Diabetes Drugs Help Curb Alzheimer's?
Title: Could Diabetes Drugs Help Curb Alzheimer's?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - November 2, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

For older adults, does eating enough protein help delay disability?
(American Geriatrics Society) A research team focused their attention on learning whether eating more protein could contribute to helping people maintain independence. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

American Society of Nephrology, Oct. 23 - 28
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Conference, Source Type: news

Keeping Track of Healthy Calories
Title: Keeping Track of Healthy CaloriesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - November 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dabigatran, Rivaroxaban, Warfarin in Oldest Adults With AF Dabigatran, Rivaroxaban, Warfarin in Oldest Adults With AF
This study compared the effectiveness and safety of reduced-dose dabigatran, reduced-dose rivaroxaban, and warfarin in individuals aged 85 and older with atrial fibrillation.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

October 2018 Briefing - Geriatrics
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Geriatrics for October 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

We all want 'healthy aging,' but what is it, really? New report looks for answers
(American Geriatrics Society) Led by Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS, FACP, AGSF, colleagues from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) set looking critically at what 'healthy aging' really means. Their definition--published in a white paper today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (DOI: 10.1111/jgs.15644) -- explores the intersection between our personal care goals and innovations in science, education, and public policy as the place where healthy aging may be understood best. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Babies Born to Older Dads May Have a Higher Risk of Health Problems, Study Says
Women are constantly reminded of their ticking biological clocks and the risks that come with having children later in life — both in terms of maternal and infant health, and the ability to conceive a baby in the first place. But for the most part, men don’t get the same warnings. A new study published Wednesday in the BMJ suggests that men, too, may have biological clocks worth heeding. Babies born to older fathers, the paper says, may be more susceptible to health problems including preterm birth, low birth weight and breathing problems. And women who have children with older men may have increased health ris...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Here ’s the Healthiest Way to Gain Weight
For most Americans with weight issues, the problem is carrying around too much , not too little. While obesity rates have surged in North America since the 1970s, the proportion of underweight people has remained low—less than 5% of the population, according to a study in The Lancet. These bodyweight trends mean that most health experts are focused on helping people lose weight to avoid disease. But there are also some potentially serious health consequences associated with being clinically underweight, which is usually defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 or below. “There are many epidemiologic st...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Fall risk and outcomes among patients hospitalized with cardiovascular disease in the community - Manemann SM, Chamberlain AM, Boyd CM, Miller DM, Poe KL, Cheville A, Weston SA, Koepsell EE, Jiang R, Roger VL.
Background As the population with cardiovascular disease ages, geriatric conditions are of increasing relevance. A possible geriatric prognostic indicator may be a fall risk score, which is mandated by The Joint Commission to be measured on all hospitalize... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Prevalence, clinical and psychosocial variables of depression, anxiety and suicidality in geriatric tertiary care settings - Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T, Lerttrakarnnon P, Jiraniramai S, Sirirak T, Assanangkornchai S, Taemeeyapradit U, Tantirangsee N, Lertkachatarn S, Arunpongpaisal S, Kuntawong P.
OBJECTIVE: The study investigated the prevalence of depressive and anxiety disorders and suicide risk in geriatric outpatients in tertiary care hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational, cross-sectional study was conducted with 803 partici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Trying to Get the New Shingles Vaccine? Join the Crowd
Title: Trying to Get the New Shingles Vaccine? Join the CrowdCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - October 31, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Virtual program successful in linking adult protective services, geriatric specialists
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) In its first year, an innovative virtual program has substantially increased mistreated elderly Texans' access to elder mistreatment and geriatric experts with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Low - income patients in intervention group reported higher quality of care, spent fewer days in hospital (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 30, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

A Process for Identifying Individual Health Priorities A Process for Identifying Individual Health Priorities
How can clinicians more easily align care with patients'health priorities? This paper describes a clinically feasible process to help older adults identify priorities that can guide decision-making.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Depressed, elderly people can benefit from aromatherapy massage
(Natural News) Mental health is a major concern for the young and the old alike. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, geriatric depression occurs in 15 percent of the elderly population. Researchers from Chengdu Medical College revealed that aromatherapy massage and inhaling essential oils can be used as alternative remedies for geriatric depression. More than 90 percent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Correlation between depression and glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional study in a clinical setting in India in the year 2013 - Jammulapati S, Pindikura RK, Reddy EA.
Context: Depression is a major health problem in geriatric population and has many adverse consequences. The aim of this study was to review the existing literature on psychosocial factors that protect against depression in later life. Evidence Acquisit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Exercise may lessen fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer's
(American Geriatrics Society) A research team decided to explore whether exercise could reduce the risk of falling among community-dwelling people with Alzheimer's Disease who also had neuropsychiatric symptoms. Their findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Link between what we see and how we remember 'breaks' as we get older
(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) Forgetfulness and age-related memory lapses are a common complaint among older adults, but what is still not understood is what causes these changes. Recent research published by scientists at Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute (RRI) brings us a step closer to uncovering the answer, which could help with distinguishing signs of dementia earlier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Half of Women to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinsonism
Third of men to develop at least one of these; women more likely to experience both stroke and dementia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Protective psychosocial factors of geriatric depression in community dwelling older adults: a review article - Roudsari MS, Nedjat S, Foroughan M, Shahboulaghi FM, Rashedi V, Haghi M, Chehrehnegar N, Mansouri T.
Context: Depression is a major health problem in geriatric population and has many adverse consequences. The aim of this study was to review the existing literature on psychosocial factors that protect against depression in later life. Evidence Acquisi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

What causes late-life depression? A qualitative study of depressed Iranian older people - Roudsari MS, Foroughan M, Shahboulaghi FM, Nedjat S, Sadeghi M.
BACKGROUND: Depression is a major health problem in old age that is closely related to cultural and social contexts. Studies have shown a higher prevalence of geriatric depression in Iran. Objectives: This qualitative content analysis study aimed to ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Antipsychotic Use in Older Adults After Cardiac Surgery Antipsychotic Use in Older Adults After Cardiac Surgery
Despite guidelines regarding lack of effectiveness and serious harms, hospitalized older adults continue to be treated off-label with antipsychotic medications. How prevalent is this practice?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Older adults with strong grip, good memory may avoid or delay disability
(American Geriatrics Society) To learn more about how and whether being strong can ward off disability, a team of researchers examined information from a study called SHARE, and published their findings in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prospective evaluation of frailty and functional independence in older adult trauma patients - Hamidi M, Zeeshan M, O'Keeffe T, Nisbet B, Northcutt A, Nikolich-Zugich J, Khan M, Kulvatunyou N, Fain M, Joseph B.
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to assess the association between frailty and functional status in geriatric trauma patients. METHODS: 3-year(2013-2015) prospective analysis and included all geriatric trauma patients( ≥65y) discharged to a si... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Has Dementia
Title: Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Has DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - October 24, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Poorer Care at For-Profit Nursing Homes, Study Claims
Title: Poorer Care at For-Profit Nursing Homes, Study ClaimsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - October 24, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Warmer Weather Gets Seniors Outdoors and Moving
Title: Warmer Weather Gets Seniors Outdoors and MovingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - October 24, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Why some doctors would still call Meghan Markle's pregnancy 'geriatric'
The Duchess of Sussex is expecting her first child at age 37. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Hard Arteries Hard on the Aging Brain?
Title: Hard Arteries Hard on the Aging Brain?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - October 23, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

An interprofessional education approach to fall prevention: preparing members of the interprofessional healthcare team to implement STEADI into practice - Taylor D, McCaffrey R, Reinoso H, Mathis MW, Dickerson L, Hamrick J, Madden SL, Heard HH, Perlow E, Klein CM.
An aging population benefits from healthcare providers trained in the care of older adults. Interprofessional education (IPE) and service-learning activities focused on geriatric conditions like falls may address this need. A fall prevention IPE activity u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Simulating the effects of a clinical guidelines screening algorithm for fall risk in community dwelling older adults - Palumbo P, Becker C, Bandinelli S, Chiari L.
BACKGROUND: The current guidelines for fall prevention in community-dwelling older adults issued by the American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society (AGS/BGS) indicate an algorithm for identifying who is at increased risk of falling. The pred... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Tapping Into Telehealth
Title: Tapping Into TelehealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - October 22, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Accidental falling in community-dwelling elderly with chronic kidney disease - Goto NA, Hamaker ME, Willems HC, Verhaar MC, Emmelot-Vonk MH.
PURPOSE: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the association between a decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and accidental falling in elderly patients who visited the day clinic of the department of geriatric medicine of the Unive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Understanding functional and social risk characteristics of frail older adults: a cross-sectional survey study - Lee DR, Santo EC, Lo JC, Ritterman Weintraub ML, Patton M, Gordon NP.
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a condition of increasing importance, given the aging adult population. With an anticipated shortage of geriatricians, primary care physicians will increasingly need to manage care for frail adults with complex functional risks and s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Liver transplant survival rate sees improvement among older adults
(American Geriatrics Society) To learn more about older adults and liver transplants, a team of researchers studied information recorded by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) from 2003 to 2016. The team's study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research shows importance of setting personal goals for dementia care
There is no cure for people with Alzheimer ’s disease or other dementia, and medical interventions for people with these conditions are limited. Some researchers have sought new ways to help these people maintain the best quality of life as possible even as their conditions progressively worsen.To do this, a group of UCLA-led researchers shifted focus to investigate how personalized goal setting could be used to help people with dementia obtain what is important to them. A newstudy published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that this approach can improve the lives of these patient...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news