AHA News: Keeping Your Brain Sharp Isn't About Working More Puzzles
Title: AHA News: Keeping Your Brain Sharp Isn't About Working More PuzzlesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - January 22, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

President Biden Unveils Details of National Pandemic Response Plan
On Wednesday, Biden signed three executive orders relating to the coronavirus pandemic shortly after taking office (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 21, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

What Are the 7 Stages of Dementia?
Title: What Are the 7 Stages of Dementia?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - January 21, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

What Is the Difference Between a Bone Scan and a CT Scan?
Title: What Is the Difference Between a Bone Scan and a CT Scan?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - January 21, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Senior Health (Successful Aging)
Title: Senior Health (Successful Aging)Category: Health and LivingCreated: 2/19/2003 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - January 21, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Nearly One in Four Doctors Report Harassment on Social Media
No gender difference seen in personal attacks; women significantly more likely to report online sexual harassment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Rachel Levine Nominated as U.S. Assistant Health Secretary
Levine is secretary of health for Pennsylvania and is currently leading the state's response to the COVID - 19 pandemic (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 21, 2021 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

Does where older US adults die affect their wellbeing at the end of life?
(Wiley) Where people die can affect the quality of their deaths and the end-of-life care that they receive. A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that satisfaction with end-of-life care was rated highest when individuals died at home. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Either Trivalent Flu Vaccine Safe for Use in Seniors
Trivalent adjuvanted, trivalent high - dose inactivated influenza vaccines comparable for moderate - to - severe injection - site pain in adults 65 years and older (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

New York City May Run Out of COVID - 19 Vaccines
Mayor asked the federal government to send more vaccine doses as soon as possible (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Retinal Changes Linked to Cognitive Function in T1DM Patients
Structural and vascular changes detected on noninvasive retinal imaging tied to performance on tests of cognitive function (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic in Assisted Living Communities COVID-19 Pandemic in Assisted Living Communities
According to this study, the impact of COVID-19 in assisted living facilities is just as severe as that seen in nursing homes.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Clinical practice guide for improving the management of adult Covid-19 patients in secondary care, GIRFT
Drawing on the GIRFT programme's data-driven methodology and the wealth of experience of its national clinical leads, the advice covers infection prevention and control, emergency medicine, critical care, anaesthesia, acute and general medicine, respiratory medicine, diabetes care, and geriatric medicine and community care, as well as looking at cross-cutting themes such as trust leadership and management, research and clinical coding. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California First State With Over 3 Million COVID - 19 Cases
Biden administration has said it will not be lifting restrictions on international travel (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Steps Outlined to Reduce Postop Delirium in Older Adults
Anesthesiologists play key role on multidisciplinary team to optimize perioperative brain health in older adults (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Once Nursing Home Residents Get a COVID Shot, Can Their Families Visit Them?
Title: Once Nursing Home Residents Get a COVID Shot, Can Their Families Visit Them?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - January 19, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

To Improve Healthcare For Older Adults, Look To Geriatrics
The specialty of geriatrics can be a path to better healthcare for older Americans in the United States —if we let it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sachin H. Jain, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

Using Music to Develop Communication in Late-Stage Dementia Using Music to Develop Communication in Late-Stage Dementia
This study aimed to develop a conceptual understanding of how people with late-stage dementia may express themselves nonverbally and interact with others during a live music group.The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Memory Preserved in Rare Aphasia Tied to Alzheimer Disease
Decline in language function, but not episodic memory, seen for primary progressive aphasia associated with Alzheimer disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

One - Third of U.S. Adults Likely to Refuse a COVID - 19 Vaccine
Blacks, women, and conservatives more hesitant in the United States (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC Describes COVID - 19 Trends in Nursing Home Residents, Staff
Rates of COVID - 19 increased during June and July, followed by decline through mid - September, increase by late November (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 14, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

COVID-19: Vaccinations and older people, British Geriatrics Society - BGS
The first vaccines for COVID-19 have been approved for use in the UK and the British Geraitrics Society (BGS) is pleased to see that older people are being prioritised for access to the vaccine. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aphasia Affects Brain Similar to Alzheimer's, But Without Memory Loss
Title: Aphasia Affects Brain Similar to Alzheimer's, But Without Memory LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - January 14, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Vaccine Recommended for All Americans Over 65
Health officials also recommended COVID - 19 vaccines be given to all adults with preexisting conditions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 14, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Institutional, Source Type: news

Data Show More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs During the Pandemic, Defying Doctors ’ Expectations
If she found the right guy, Kari Arenberg could see herself having kids. But her work was never conducive to dating, let alone to freezing her eggs in hopes of leaving her options open. The 31-year-old event producer traveled constantly between New York City and Los Angeles, with long days lifting heavy boxes and running around venues. Then, in 2020, Arenberg was furloughed, and the egg-freezing process became, for the first time in her life, logistically possible. She moved in with her family in Chicago and visited a clinic. Soon she was giving herself as many as three shots a day to stimulate her ovaries, and visiting th...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The effect of geriatric comanagement (GC) in geriatric trauma patients treated in a level 1 trauma setting: a comparison of data before and after the implementation of a certified geriatric trauma center - Halvachizadeh S, Gr öbli L, Berk T, Jensen KO, Hierholzer C, Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Pfeifer R, Pape HC.
INTRODUCTION: Improvements in life expectancy imply that an increase of geriatric trauma patients occurs. These patients require special attention due to their multiple comorbidity issues. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the implementatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Older Adults: A Series of Patients > 85 Years COVID-19 in Older Adults: A Series of Patients > 85 Years
This case series describes the specific clinical features and factors associated with mortality in COVID-19 patients older than 85 years.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

GSA publishes seven new research articles on COVID-19 and aging
(The Gerontological Society of America) The Gerontological Society of America's highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are continuing to publish scientific articles on COVID-19. The following were published between December 5 and January 6; all are free to access. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More Infectious COVID - 19 Variant Now Seen in Nine States
A South African variant that is also more contagious has not been detected in the United States yet (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 12, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

"This is me!" Perceptions of older adult simulated participants in an aging and injury simulation experience - Lee DA, Maxwell CA, Miller S.
BACKGROUND: Older adults played the role of frail and prefrail geriatric trauma patients in a frailty-focused communication workshop for nurses. Although subjects played a role (acting) as simulated participants (SPs) for simulation, workshop content and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Physical activity level, fear of falling and quality of life: a comparison between community-dwelling and assisted-living older adults - Akosile CO, Igwemmadu CK, Okoye EC, Odole AC, Mgbeojedo UG, Fabunmi AA, Onwuakagba IU.
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA), fear of falling (FOF) and quality of life (QOL) are very important constructs in geriatrics. The interplay among these constructs may vary between community-dwelling and assisted-living older adults. However, studies c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Food Insecurity Increasing Among Older U.S.  Adults
MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- Food insecurity is increasing among older adults and is tied to lower overall diet quality, according to a study published online Jan. 5 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Cindy W. Leung, Sc.D., and Julia A.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New findings help explain how COVID-19 overpowers the immune system
Seeking to understand why COVID-19 is able to suppress the body's immune response, new research from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology suggests that mitochondria are one of the first lines of defense against COVID-19 and identifies key differences in how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, interacts with mitochondrial genes when compared to other viruses. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Biden Says He Will Release All Vaccine Doses After Taking Office
The potentially risky move is meant to boost a nationwide COVID - 19 vaccination program that has gotten off to a slow start (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Vaccine Rollout Slows as Many Health Care Workers Balk at Shots
In nursing homes and to some degree in hospitals, employees are refusing shots, expressing fears of side effects (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 9, 2021 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

Moderna COVID - 19 Vaccine Protection May Last Years, Company Claims
CDC recommends people who have already had the virus also receive the vaccine as reinfection is possible (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Early High - Titer Plasma Reduces Progression of COVID - 19
Early administration of high - titer convalescent plasma against SARS - CoV - 2 reduces progression in mildly ill older adults (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Laws Promoting Flu Shot for Hospital Workers Can Cut Deaths
2.5 percent drop seen in monthly pneumonia, flu mortality rates with implementation of state laws requiring hospitals to offer flu shot (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 8, 2021 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

Get Fit in Middle Age to Boost Your Aging Brain
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

New findings help explain how COVID-19 overpowers the immune system
(University of Southern California) Seeking to understand why COVID-19 is able to suppress the body's immune response, new research from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology suggests that mitochondria are one of the first lines of defense against COVID-19 and identifies key differences in how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, interacts with mitochondrial genes when compared to other viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drug Makers Raise Prices on 500 Prescription Drugs
AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer among companies raising their prices by a median of 4.6 percent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Video » Social Disconnection and Late-Life Suicide: Mechanisms, Treatment Targets, and Interventions - Day Two
On September 17 and 18, 2020, the NIMH Division of Translational Research conducted a two-day virtual workshop, “ Social Disconnection and Late Life Suicide, ” which brought together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Social Disconnection and Late-Life Suicide: Mechanisms, Treatment Targets, and Interventions - Day One, Part One
On September 17 and 18, 2020, the NIMH Division of Translational Research conducted a two-day virtual workshop, “ Social Disconnection and Late Life Suicide, ” which brought together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Social Disconnection and Late-Life Suicide: Mechanisms, Treatment Targets, and Interventions - Day One, Part Two
On September 17 and 18, 2020, the NIMH Division of Translational Research conducted a two-day virtual workshop, “ Social Disconnection and Late Life Suicide, ” which brought together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Temperature Screening for SARS-CoV-2 in Nursing Homes Temperature Screening for SARS-CoV-2 in Nursing Homes
What is the most accurate temperature cutoff for screening SARS-CoV-2 positive cases in nursing home residents?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Disease
Title: Alzheimer's DiseaseCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/26/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - January 6, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Study finds rising rates of food insecurity among older adults
(Wiley) From 2007 to 2016, food insecurity -- or limited access to nutritious foods because of a lack of financial resources -- increased significantly from 5.5% to 12.4% among older US adults, and the increase was more pronounced among individuals with lower income. The findings come from a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and West Health bring geriatric telemedicine to rural New England
(West Health Institute) New Hampshire's only academic health system serving nearly 2 million patients across northern New England, and West Health, a family of nonprofit and nonpartisan organizations working to lower health care costs to enable successful aging, are bringing accredited geriatric emergency care and, for the first time, providing older adults in the region with specialized telehealth services from an accredited emergency department. Northern New England is home to one of the fastest-growing senior populations in the country. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

~14.3 Percent of U.S. Population Infected With SARS - CoV - 2 by Nov. 15
Estimated medians of 46,910,006 SARS - CoV - 2 infections, 956,174 hospitalizations, 304,915 deaths reported by mid - November (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Brain May Age Faster After Spinal Cord Injury
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Research, Geriatrics, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news