Article Archive

July/August 2018

Features

  • Fighting Racial Health Disparities in Alzheimer's Disease
    The notorious Tuskegee Syphilis Study, begun in 1932, has left a stain on medical research that remains to this day, dissuading minorities from participating in clinical research and thus hindering medical advances and health care in their communities. The consequences have been wide ranging and point to the need for strategies to eliminate health disparities.
  • The Role of Polypharmacy in Swallowing — Its Implications for Clinicians
    Medications increase the risk of dysphagia, a risk that's multiplied and amplified in geriatric patients who take several medications. Clinicians must be vigilant about assessing medication use in older adults.
  • Prediabetes on the Rise
    Along with rising rates of prediabetes are growing risks for renal and cardiovascular diseases. Research indicates that early intervention with intensive lifestyle modification can both slow the progression to type 2 diabetes and prevent or reduce comorbidities.
  • Knee Osteoarthritis in Older Adults
    This painful condition is associated with high medical costs, lost productivity, and reduced income for sufferers. A new nonsurgical, regenerative solution recruits the body's own stem cells to enhance healing and reduce pain.

Departments

From the Editor
A Legacy of Shame

Innovations
Analytics in Palliative Care

Alzheimer's Update
Moving Toward Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

Clinical News
Improving Warfarin Adherence in Elders

Focus on Fitness
Tips to Prevent Osteoporosis

Medication Monitor
Medications That Increase Fall Risk

Datebook

Vintage Voices
Neuroplasticity and Dysphagia


May/June 2018

May/JUNE 2018

Features

Departments

From the Editor
An Ending; a Beginning

Medication Monitor
Poststroke Care Warrants Specialized Attention

Innovations in Geriatrics
Wearables Gain Traction in Elder Population

Research Review
Improving Elders' Driving Safety

Datebook

Education Guide

Vintage Voices
Caring for Serious Illness in the Community


March/April 2018

March/April 2018

Features

  • Enhancing Innovative Cognitive and Brain Networks
    The evidence-based Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training, or SMART, cognitive training program for healthy older adults focuses on specific cognitive functions, including strategic attention, integrated reasoning, and innovation.
  • Dementia Doesn't Invalidate Exercise Needs
    Aerobic exercise for patients with dementia produces benefits including a reduction in fracture risk, reduction in mortality risk, and mitigation of depression and anxiety.
  • A Perfect Storm: Aging, Drugs, and Chronic Pain
    Chronic pain requires specialized scrutiny without which older adults' quality of life is affected, often resulting in depression, isolation, or substance abuse.
  • How Physicians Can Help Prevent Elder Suicide
    Patients' severe functional limitations, disability, increasing dependence on others, and the fear of becoming a burden are significant risk factors for elder suicide. Physicians must make efforts to ascertain their older patients' mental status and potential suicide ideation.

Departments

From the Editor
Addressing Brain Health Proactively

Medication Monitor
Medication-Related Sensory Impairments

Innovations in Geriatrics
Treating Spasticity Following Stroke

Clinical News
Elders' Loneliness Constitutes a Health Problem

Long Term Care
Narrative Medicine With Older Adults

Spring Showcase

Datebook

Vintage Voices
Exercise Is Medicine


January/February 2018

January/February 2018

Features

Departments

From the Editor
The Many Tentacles of Obesity

Medication Monitor
Biosimilars Can Reduce Drug Costs

Clinical News
Patient Data Safety for Dementia Patients Using Apps

Long Term Care
Palliative Care for Serious Illnesses

Nutrition
Osteoporosis Patients With Comorbidities: All Foods Can Fit

Alzheimer's Update
A Viruslike Protein Is Important for Cognition and Memory

Datebook

Vintage Voices
Palliative Care at Home: Better Care, Fewer Burdens