Article Archive
July/August 2017

July/August 2017

Features

Departments

From the Editor
Physician Scrutiny Benefits Patients

Clinical News
BE-FAST Improves Stroke Detection

Nutrition
Calorie Reduction's Influence on Healthy Aging

Medication Monitor
Deprescribing Improves Quality of Life

Long Term Care
Parkinson's Disease Psychosis in Long Term Care

Research Review
The Powerful Impact of Meals on Wheels

News Briefs

Datebook

Vintage Voices
Facilitating Dementia Detection in Rural Areas


May/June 2017

May/June 2017

Features

  • Boomers on a Bender
    Clinicians must recognize older adults' particular vulnerabilities to alcohol abuse. Studies show a dramatic increase in harmful alcohol consumption within this demographic.

  • Bugs and Bones: Connecting Gut Bacteria and Bone Health
    Experiments in mice have found that gut microbiota regulate bone mass. Modification of these microbiota with probiotic supplementation showed a beneficial effect on general bone health under nondiseased conditions and reduced bone loss in estrogen-deficient mice.

  • Differentiating Dementias: Focus on Accurate Dementia Diagnosis
    Failure to identify a patient's specific type of dementia can result not only in inappropriate treatment but also in needless excessive health care costs.

  • Lifespan Planning Promotes Successful Aging in Place
    Providers should encourage elder patients to develop action plans to address unforeseen eventualities such as falls and hospitalizations that threaten independence. Communicating these plans can enhance patients' opportunities to remain in their homes and connect with community-based resources.

Departments

From the Editor
Boomers: A Unique Cohort

Medication Monitor
Vaccines and Autoimmune Disease

Alzheimer's Update
Tablet Devices Can Calm Agitation in Dementia

Long Term Care
Telehealth: An Untapped Opportunity for Nursing Facilities

Clinical News
Anticoagulation Therapy After a Major Bleeding Event

Vintage Voices
Care Planning Services for Cognitively Impaired Individuals


March/April 2017

March/April 2017

Features

  • Detecting Delirium
    Although delirium has been linked to persistent functional decline, increased length of stay with associated costs, a greater likelihood of nursing home placement, and higher mortality rates, it often goes unrecognized.

  • Innovative Methods to Preserve Autonomy in Patients With Cognitive Decline
    Age-related cognitive disorders can lead to the loss of a patient's rights; however, providers must advocate to preserve dementia patients' autonomy, when possible.

  • Differentiating Dementias: Alzheimer's Disease and Its Management
    The incidence of dementia, which occurs in several forms, continues to increase as the elder population expands. Properly identifying the type of dementia and promptly initiating appropriate treatment are essential to proper management.

  • Insomnia in Older Adults
    Providers must recognize that sleep difficulties resulting in daytime functional concerns require identification and appropriate interventions.

Departments

From the Editor
Toward Defeating Delirium

Medication Monitor
Antianxiety Medications

Clinical News
Identifying Lewy Body Dementia

Research Review
GCH1 Gene Mutation Linked to Early Onset of Parkinson's Disease in Caucasians

Datebook

Vintage Voices
Self-Care: An Ethical Imperative in Geriatric Medicine


January/February 2017

January/February 2017

Features

Departments

From the Editor
Optimizing the Annual Wellness Visit

Alzheimer's Update
Singing With People With Dementia

Medication Monitor
Telepharmacy's Clinical Benefits

News Briefs

Innovations in Geriatrics
Harnessing the Immune System to Treat C diff Infection

Nutrition
Sarcopenic Obesity — An Ominous Duo

Datebook

Vintage Voices
Elevating Caregivers' Relevance