|   View web version
Today's Geriatric Medicine e-Newsletter
Subscribe or Renew
Digital Edition
May 2020 Connect with us Facebook Twitter Sign up  |  Archive  |  Advertise
Editor's e-Note
Despite the challenges associated with aging, older adults who are better able to practice mindfulness have a more positive attitude as they age. The ability to be mindful, according to researchers at Flinders University in Australia, may increase over time, and has special benefits for older people and becomes increasingly significant with age. Mindfulness allows them to better focus on the present moment and to be nonjudgmental. “These characteristics are helpful in adapting to age-related challenges and in generating positive emotions,” says associate professor Tim Windsor, PhD.

In addition to reading our e-newsletter, be sure to visit Today’s Geriatric Medicine’s website at, where you’ll find news and information that’s relevant and reliable. We welcome your feedback at Follow Today’s Geriatric Medicine on Facebook and Twitter, too.

— Kate Jackson, editor
e-News Exclusive
Mental Health: A Positive Outlook

People say life gets better with age. Now research suggests this may be because older people have the wisdom and time to use mindfulness as a means to improve well-being.

Healthy aging researchers at Australia’s Flinders University say certain characteristics of mindfulness seem more strongly evident in older people compared with younger people—and suggest ways for all ages to benefit.

“This suggests that mindfulness may naturally develop with time and life experience,” says Tim Windsor, PhD, a behavioral scientist associate professor at Flinders, who coauthored a recent study based on an online community survey of 623 participants aged between 18 and 86 years.

“The significance of mindfulness for well-being may also increase as we get older, in particular the ability to focus on the present moment and to approach experiences in a nonjudgmental way.

“These characteristics are helpful in adapting to age-related challenges and in generating positive emotions.”

Mindfulness refers to the natural human ability to be aware of one’s experiences and to pay attention to the present moment in a purposeful, receptive, and nonjudgmental way. Using mindful techniques can be instrumental in reducing stress and promoting positive psychological outcomes.

Full story »
Recently in Today's Geriatric Medicine
Elder-to-Elder Abuse
Mistreatment between residents is an underrecognized problem in long term care settings, with potentially serious consequences. Read more »

Light Therapy: A Promising Option for Menopausal Hair Loss
Although more research is needed, low-level light therapy and dual-wavelength LED light therapy may prove to be important tools for promoting hair growth. Read more »

The Dark Side of Proton Pump Inhibitors
Despite being effective for gastrointestinal disorders, these medications are associated with significant risks and increased mortality. Read more »
Products & Services
Automated Contact Tracing Tools to Reduce COVID-19 Risk
Older adults in nursing homes and other care facilities are at increased risk of severe illness resulting from infection with the COVID-19 virus. The CarePredict PinPoint Toolset allows facilities to determine precise contacts with suspected carriers, retrace their path through the facilities, and identify others who with whom they came in contact. The tools allow the facilities to properly isolate individuals, direct sanitation efforts, and prevent contamination. Learn more »

Coronavirus Rapid Point-of-Care Test Kit
ZandCell, a biotechnology company, has announced the availability of a rapid response point-of-care COVID-19 test that provides results within 10 minutes. The virus is detected through a lateral flow test combined with fingerstick blood. The tests are available to government, hospitals, clinics, and doctors. Learn more »
Advertising Opportunities
Have a product or service you want to market to geriatricians, other physicians and the geriatric care team of professionals who treat aging patients? Are you a recruiter looking to fill the many geriatric professional openings within a facility, physician practice, or academic institution? Then utilize the reach of Today's Geriatric Medicine to accomplish your marketing goals and fill any open positions.

Coming up in our July/August issue is our Nutrition and Diabetes Resource Guide. Email a sales representative to be part of this unique advertising opportunity.

A resource for professionals looking for new opportunities, as well as those physicians just curious to see what's out there, our Physician Recruitment Center gives physician recruiters a powerful tool to fill partnership opportunities, academic appointments, and hospital staff positions. To support your product marketing or recruiting needs, e-mail our experienced account executives today at for more information or call 800-278-4400!
In this e-Newsletter
Other Geriatrics News
Is COVID-19 Seasonal?
Associate professors of medicine at the Institute of Human Virology of University of Maryland School of Medicine and members of the Global Virus Network wrote in the Washington Post about what is and is not known about COVID-19 and whether it will behave as a seasonal virus.

Rejuvenating Aging Cells
Can cells aging cells be reprogrammed to become more youthful? According to an article in The New York Times, Stanford researchers insist they can, and that doing so can erase signs of aging and help treat common diseases associated with aging, such as muscle wasting and osteoarthritis.

Risks Associated With Erectile Dysfunction
Newsweek reports on new research presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting linking erectile dysfunction with increased rates of cardiovascular disease and higher risk of death. The study authors indicate that this is likely because vascular disease contributes to sexual dysfunction.

How Chronic Conditions Affect Coronavirus Risk
The presence of kidney, heart, and chronic lung disease along with diabetes increase severity of a coronavirus infection. Also at great risk for severe consequences are individuals with compromised immune systems as well as current and former smokers, according to an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Set up Job Alerts and create your online Résumé
to let potential employers find you today!
A Secure, Anonymous Résumé Bank
Job Alerts Sent to Your E-mail