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When to ask older patients to stop driving is ‘not cut and dried’

November 14, 2019
AAA projects that approximately 20% of all drivers will be 65 years of age or older by 2030. Primary care physicians play a critical role in…

Meeting News

Geriatric IBD mortality trend highlights need for ‘more standardized guidelines’

November 12, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — The odds of inpatient mortality were nearly four times higher among geriatric adults than adults aged younger than 75 years who…

Meeting News

Mesalamine most commonly prescribed Crohn’s disease treatment among older patients

November 6, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Older patients with Crohn’s disease were less likely to receive biologic agents and more than twice as likely to receive…

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One question boosts memory tests’ effectiveness

November 5, 2019
Conservative estimates indicate that more than 100,000 U.S. Medicare recipients have undiagnosed dementia, according to published reports. The…

In the Journals

Head trauma, TBI important causes of memory loss beyond Alzheimer’s disease

October 24, 2019
Clinicians may be able to distinguish between memory loss caused by traumatic brain injury, or TBI, vs. Alzheimer’s disease by using tailored…

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Flu shot timing: What PCPs need to know

October 18, 2019
The estimated burden of the 2017-2018 influenza season was 48.8 million illnesses, 959,000 hospitalizations and 79,400 deaths, according to the CDC…

In the Journals

Nonpharmacological dementia interventions may be more effective in reducing aggression, agitation

October 15, 2019
Nonpharmacologic interventions, including massage and touch therapy, may be more effective than pharmacologic methods in reducing aggression and…

In the Journals

Chair-based yoga and exercise may improve quality of life in patients with dementia

October 11, 2019
For older adults with dementia, three nonpharmacological interventions — chair yoga, music intervention and chair-based exercise — were…

In the Journals

Mobility impairment during hospitalization for MI may predict functional decline

October 7, 2019
Impaired mobility during hospitalization for acute MI may be a risk factor for functional decline among older patients who survived the event…

In the Journals

Intervention may reduce treatment burden in patients with multiple chronic conditions

October 7, 2019
For older adults with multiple chronic conditions, an intervention program designed to align patient care with individual health goals may be…

In the JournalsPerspective

Donepezil carries higher hospitalization risk than other Alzheimer’s drugs

October 2, 2019
Older patients prescribed donepezil had a higher risk for hospital admission for rhabdomyolysis than patients prescribed rivastigmine or galantamine…

In the Journals

Telehealth improves quality of life for dementia patients, caregivers

September 30, 2019
The quality of life of patients with dementia and their caregivers can be improved through a collaborative telehealth care intervention that provides…

In the Journals

Amount of alcohol consumed tied to dementia risk in older adults

September 27, 2019
The amount of alcohol older adults consume affects their risk for dementia differently depending on whether they have mild cognitive impairment…

In the Journals

Research continues for disease-modifying therapy in Alzheimer’s disease

September 24, 2019
Following the discontinuation of a phase 3 trial of aducanumab, an anti-amyloid compound that showed potential as a disease-modifying therapy, or…

FDA News

Cologuard approved for adults aged 45 and older

September 23, 2019
Cologuard, a non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test, has been approved for use in at-risk patients aged 45 and older. Previously…

In the Journals

More women enrolling in internal medicine residencies, fewer in subspecialty fellowships

September 23, 2019
Over a 25-year period, the number of women enrolled in internal medicine residencies increased, but the prevalence of women in subspecialty…

In the JournalsPerspective

Poor diet increases frailty risk in older age

September 20, 2019
Poorer overall diet quality and lower vegetable protein intake increased the risk for frailty in old age, according to findings published in the…

In the Journals

Exercise benefits neuropsychological function in individuals with MCI

September 19, 2019
Participation in an aerobic exercise training or a stretching and toning program was linked to improved performance on memory and executive function…

In the Journals

Bispectral EEG may detect delirium, predict mortality in older inpatients

September 12, 2019
Researchers found that bispectral electroencephalography, or EEG, can predict patient outcomes, including mortality, in older hospitalized patients…

Top articles for World Alzheimer’s Month

September 11, 2019
Within the next 30 years, the number of people with dementia is set to triple, according to WHO. About 50 million people have dementia worldwide…