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In this first part of a series of online exclusives, the prevalence and burden of pain in older community-dwelling adults is described and practitioners are given tips on how to assess and manage care.
A collection of photo-based cases of rheumatic disorders including vasculitis, heberden nodes, and crowned dens syndrome.
For the primary care physician who may see an increase in the number of older patients reporting nonspecific cognitive issues, the questions will be when to intervene and how?
A Photo Essay collection of conditions associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Your 75-year-old patient recently fell on the stairs in her home and sustained multiple contusions but no fractures. She had been living independently and was active in the community; however, she now has become fearful of falling again. What effective preventive measures can you offer her?
The special needs and concerns associated with the management of asthma in elderly persons and pregnant women are addressed in guidelines issued by the Expert Panel of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program.1 Highlights of those guidelines are presented here.
Tube Feeding in End-Stage Dementia: Shifting the Conversation From Emotional to Rational Decision-Making
Associate Physician Editor, Clinical Geriatrics® Dr. Spivack is Founder, Connecticut Geriatrics Society; Medical Staff, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT
Affiliations: 1Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 2Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Affiliations: 1Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 2University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Aortic Stenosis: What Geriatricians Should Know and How They Can Help
Affiliations: 1Department of Cardiology, Kelowna General Hospital, British Columbia, Canada 2Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada 3Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada
- When Controlling Blood Pressure, How Low is Low Enough?
Researchers released guidelines on how to best control blood pressure in adults 65 years or older.
- Brain Function Optimal in the Morning
A new study tested the cognitive performance of older adults at different periods of the day.
- New Targets for Treating Tendon Breakdown?
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Liverpool hope their recent study findings will provide new targets for treatment to prevent the breakdown of tendon tissue.
- US Census Report: Older Population Trending Towards Aging at Home
Older Americans are shifting away from nursing homes toward more home- and community-based long-term care, according to a new report released by the US Census Bureau.
- Effects of Yoga in Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions
Researchers conducted a literature review to examine on the effects of practicing yoga in older adults with chronic health problems.
- TAVR: Opening the Door to Treatment for More Patients With Aortic Stenosis
This case shows that TAVR can serve as an effective and safer alternative to conventional cardiac surgery for carefully selected elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis, even if they have previously received a bioprosthetic valve.
- Walking Disability Adds Risk for Diabetics with Osteoarthritis
Researchers analyzed the effect of walking disabilities caused by osteoarthritis on patients' ability to self-manage diabetes, in a new study.
- Mild Cognitive Decline Equates to 80% Higher Death Rate
An 80% higher death rate was observed in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) compared to individuals with no cognitive issues.
- Over 65? Walk Faster for A Healthier Heart
A new study finds that physical activity is beneficial for the heart health of individuals age 65 and over.
- 600,000 Alzheimer's Patients May Be Misdiagnosed
Mayo Clinic researchers say they have identified a subtype of Alzheimer’s disease called that often goes misdiagnosed, and could affect as many as 600,000 Americans.