Optimizing inpatient geriatric care is a common priority for physicians, according to a speaker at the Society of Hospital Medicine's 2016 meeting, held in San Diego in March.
QD: News Every Day--Don't use feeding tubes for advanced dementia, geriatrics society says : ACP Internist
Feeding tubes are not recommended for older adults with advanced dementia, according to a position statement from the American Geriatrics So...
More medications in advanced life-limiting illness can lower quality of life, increase symptom burden | ACP Internist Weekly | ACP Internist
Polypharmacy may be particularly burdensome near the end of life as patients accumulate medications to treat and prevent multiple diseases.
Frailty should be assessed along with baseline cognition, risk for delirium, functional status, nutritional status, and, in particular, patients' treatment goals and expectations, an expert said.
Internists can help patients live at home as they age by assessing physical functioning, watching for changes in functioning, and directing them to available resources.
QD: News Every Day--Geriatrics society cites 5 more things older patients should question : ACP Internist
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) released a new list of 5 more tests and treatments that older adults and their health care providers s...
By 2030, more than 20% of the U.S. population is expected to be over the age of 65, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The expected rise in functional impairment in later years can be staved off with a healthy lifestyle.
Assessing and managing pain can be complicated in elderly patients. Learn which tools work, which tools don't, and how to optimize treatment.
Elderly patients may have many concerns on their mind. Maintaining their independence and managing their finances are two. But when does worry become anxiety? And how can internists not only manage chronic diseases but also ensure that patients are
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