Current Issue
March/April 2018

March/April 2018


  • 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.


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


Vintage Voices
Exercise Is Medicine