There are ways to talk to patients after the death of a loved one, recognize tips for diagnosing and managing prolonged grief disorder, and access grief counselors for referral.
1 Jan 2023
Among sedative-naive ICU survivors ages 66 years and older who filled a new sedative prescription within a week of hospital discharge, more than half maintained their prescriptions at six months, a Canadian population-based study found.
10 Jan 2023
The risk of all-cause mortality was lower in adults ages 65 years and older who engaged in two to six strengthening episodes per week, according to a new analysis that adjusted for frequency of moderate or vigorous aerobic exercise.
25 Oct 2022
Tests for delirium involve a stepped approach of progressively more difficult questions in an attempt to provoke disorganized thinking.
1 Nov 2022
Several changes to recommended care for diabetes patients over age 65, including less use of aspirin therapy, were made in a guideline update from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
19 Nov 2013
Asking “How do you take your medicine?” instead of “Do you take your medicine?” is one way to learn more about a patient's ideas, philosophy, and understanding.
1 Sep 2022
A randomized controlled trial found that a multicomponent exercise intervention in physically frail patients with sarcopenia improved mobility, while a meta-analysis found power training improved strength more than traditional strength training in healthy older adults.
17 May 2022
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.
1 Jun 2016
This issue details management of back pain, a forum on monkeypox, and pearls about diagnosing delirium.
1 Nov 2022
Certain geriatric conditions in older persons with heart failure may be modifiable risk factors for hospital admission, according to a new study.
5 Feb 2013