American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from AGS, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Simple tools used in cognitive assessment visits enable PCPs to diagnose dementia

June 27, 2019
Dementia-related tools common to several medical societies and organizations that can be used by primary care physicians in diagnosing dementia…
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Nearly 1 in 4 older patients not screened for depression

May 23, 2019
Approximately 25% of physician-patient encounters at an academic outpatient geriatrics practice did not result in depression screening and follow-up…
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Older adults discharged with antihypertensives at significant risk for readmission

May 16, 2019
Adults 65 years and older hospitalized for noncardiac reasons and discharged with intensified antihypertensives had no difference in BP control after…
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Medical marijuana alleviates pain in older patients

June 5, 2018
Medical marijuana decreased pain and reduced analgesic use in older patients, according to findings presented at the American Geriatrics Society…
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New findings on osteoporosis screening in older men differ from USPSTF

June 1, 2018
New research suggests that men older than 65 years with known risk factors for fractures should be screened for osteoporosis, according to findings…
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Behavioral treatment improves sleep in veterans

May 25, 2018
Behavioral insomnia therapy combined with a positive airway pressure adherence program may improve sleep in adults with coexisting obstructive sleep…
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High-dose flu vaccine proves cost-effective

May 18, 2018
Administering a high-dose influenza vaccine as opposed to standard-dose reduced health care expenditures, according to trial results presented at the…
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Higher intensity physical activity reduces likelihood of fatigue in healthy older adults

May 26, 2017
Physical activity interventions that emphasize vigorous exercise may help high-functioning older adults maintain low fatigability, according to data…
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Homebound older adults face increased risk of mortality

July 11, 2016
Homebound status was found to increased 2-year mortality, according to research presented at the annual American Geriatrics Society meeting…
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Frailty in older adults associated with new, worsening disability following critical illness

July 7, 2016
Frailty and pre-frailty were associated with increased disability after a critical illness, according to research presented at the annual American…