Article Archive

MaY/June 2019



From the Editor
Having the Hard Conversations

Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Exercise and Dementia

Art-Based Activities May Prevent Delirium

Research Review
Chronic Respiratory Disease

Education Guide

Clinical News


The Last Word
Attitudes About Aging Influence How We Age

March/April 2019


  • Sleep: Impacts on Older Adult Health
    Lack of restorative sleep in elders is associated with comorbidities including cognitive decline, diabetes, falls, and mood disorders. Improving sleep is an important target in treating and preventing such chronic conditions.
  • Reducing Caregiver Stress
    Treating patients with neurocognitive disorders places great demands on primary care providers. A new program helps them learn to implement coping strategies to reduce the burden.
  • Sepsis: When Infections Turn Deadly
    Sixty-five percent of sepsis cases in American hospitals involve older adults, who not only suffer more often than do younger patients but also are more severely affected. Greater awareness and education are key to preventing the infections that cause sepsis.
  • Positional Vertigo — An Easy Fix at Any Age
    Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, the cause of one-half of all cases of dizziness in older adults, affects balance and contributes to fall risk. Simple head maneuvers can bring relief.


From the Editor
Sound Sleep Is Good Medicine

Clinical Matters
Should Physicians Hug Their Patients?

Medication Monitor
Psychotropic Medication: Best Practices to Avoid Survey Problems

Long Term Care
Tackling Physician Burnout — Training Helps When It’s All Too Much

Research Review
Upper Age Limits in Clinical Trials

Spring Showcase


The Last Word
A Cardiologist Perspective: Treatment Considerations for Atrial Fibrillation

January/February 2019



From the Editor
What's Old Is New

Alzheimer's & Dementia
Brain Training and Cognitive Performance

Arts in Health Care

Clinical Concepts
Guidelines for Geriatric Oncology

Practice Matters
The Burden of Prior Authorizations

Research Review
Exercise Boosts Cancer Survival


The Last Word
Attitude Is Everything