Article Archive

March/April 2022

Features

  • Osteoporosis
    Geriatrics professionals can optimize their knowledge of risk factors, screening protocols, medications, and additional best practices to reduce the risk of osteoporotic fractures in their patients.
  • Occupational Therapy & Telehealth
    Technology and necessity are merging to bring clients the long-distance delivery of what traditionally has been a hands-on model of care, and legislative bodies are taking notice.
  • Financial Independence for Older Adults
    Seniors must plan for and be open about their financial needs. Social workers’ efforts on behalf of the elder population can be an integral aspect of the care continuum.

Departments


From the Editor
Examining Burnout, Compassion Fatigue

Practice Matters
We share strategies for assisting and supporting health care personnel under the most stressful and taxing of circumstances.  

Equipment Update
The right approach can help patients incorporate durable medical equipment into their home lives.

Oral Health
Brush up on new research pointing to a link between severe gum disease and hypertension.

Datebook

The Last Word
A specialist in palliative care shares some insights on the tools of his very particular trade.


January/February 2022

Features

  • As the Pandemic Turns
    When COVID-19 disrupted food systems and triggered an economic crisis in 2020, food insecurity—particularly in older adults—intensified as a public health issue. Persistence of the pandemic continues to drive food insecurity in this population.
  • ADHD in Older Adults
    Health care professionals who treat older adults with ADHD—particularly patients who have been recently diagnosed—can help them better understand their disorder and the role of medications and therapy in appropriate treatment.
  • Older Adults Embrace Digital Health & Telehealth
    The recent surge in virtual care is changing a traditionally reaction-oriented, disease-based model into one that is proactive and personalized, with incredible potential for improved quality, affordability, and outcomes.
  • Heart Disease & Flu: A Dangerous Combination
    A link between heart disease and influenza makes the need for vaccination all the more urgent, as vaccination could significantly reduce the risk of a serious or fatal cardiac event in a large population of patients.

Departments

From the Editor
Addressing Mental Health in Older Adults

Hearing Loss
Research has shown a correlation between hearing loss and depression, and those who work with older adults should remain vigilant.

Clinical Matters
A recent study examines ways oncologists miss opportunities for clear communication about the end-of-life wishes of their patients.

Medication Monitor
An innovative method for delivering medicine directly to the lungs, experts say, could be a game-changer for vaccinations and other medical treatments.

Assessing Frailty
Defining and assessing frailty can be essential, as adverse outcomes are common with aging and effective interventions are available.

Datebook

The Last Word
A specialist says education is the best protection against cognitive impairment as we age—and the best hope for a better future.