The medical community has made progress in palliative care, moving it from the end of the line to a part of a terminal illness' earliest aspect of care.
Internists who work with and in nursing homes can participate in and perhaps lead national efforts underway to improve the quality of care for patients with dementia.
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Experts decry “death panels” as a step backward for the public perception of palliative care. Clarifying its scope would help the profession move forward, according to speakers at a recent conference.
Embedding mental health professionals directly into a primary care setting threatens to add complexity to primary care's already hefty ‘to do” list. Clinics that have accomplished that task explain how not only was it easier than expected, but
“She needs a nursing home,” someone said. It was all matter of fact; the way such things are always mentioned on rounds with those frail eld...
Boosting exercise, controlling blood pressure, and pursuing cognitive training are likely to lower the risk for cognitive decline and dementia in the long term, although the evidence is not conclusive.
Medicare, the government insurance company for everyone over age 65 (and for the disabled), pays fees to primary care physicians that guaran...
Falls are the most common cause of injury in adults 65 years or older. About one third of adults in that age group fall at least once per ye...
Advanced cognitive training helped elderly people maintain their functioning, and the effect lasted a decade after the training stopped, a s...