Physicians PerspectiveAs is the case with so many other illnesses that affect the elderly, they are often recognized only late in their course.
Preventive MedicineFrail older adults are at approximately threefold increased risk for falls when they first return home after a medical hospitalization.
For Your PatientOver 38% of Americans with one or more types of cardiovascular disease are ages 65 or older.
PsychiatryUndue influence of elderly persons is becoming an increasingly severe problem.
Psychiatry RoundsPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized by intense fear, helplessness, and horror that occur in response to a severe or extreme traumatic event.
Cardiovascular DiseaseOlder persons are more likely to have hypertension and isolated systolic hypertension.