Letter to the EditorAs the ability to make decisions declines over time, it becomes more important to evaluate the individual’s capacity regarding the specific issue in question.
Physicians PerspectiveOlder persons should enjoy the summer season as much as anyone else, but for many, spending time outside remains a challenge.
NephrologyA Medicare patient with CKD is 2-4 times more likely to be admitted for pneumonia than a patient without CKD.
Psychiatry RoundsDenial serves a purpose but, like any defense, in its extreme form may result in serious consequences.
PsychiatryNeuropsychiatric symptoms are an important part of the dementia syndrome.
Preoperative ManagementPreoperative assessment and management of geriatric patients undergoing noncardiac surgery is based upon the factors known to affect their outcomes.