Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine

Up to two-thirds of residents in nursing homes may have impacted earwax, which can worsen hearing loss, falls, and cognitive decline, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.

The American Geriatrics Society has released and opened a public comment period for its proposed 2018 Update to the AGS Beers Criteria.

Older adults with high levels of pain are three times more likely to develop major memory impairment than those with low levels of pain, a new study suggests. 

Older patients and their caregivers often feel abandoned and lose trust in health care professionals when they sense a lack of caring during transitions, according to the largest study ever on these experiences.

Researchers recently examined hospital-at-home (HaH) care bundled with a 30-day episode of postacute transitional care compared with traditional patient care and found that HaH care may be a safe and effective alternative for older adults.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology issued a new guideline that recommends adults 65 and older receive a geriatric assessment when considering or undergoing chemotherapy.

Results of a recent study suggest that older adults who maintain healthy vision, such as through removal of cataracts and new eyeglass prescriptions, may also be preventing cognitive decline.

Authors of the study said the findings could have “real-world” implications in two ways: by changing the paradigm of how we currently screen for bone density deficits and by altering our prevention strategies.

Many patients at the end of life in California who had counted on using the state’s medical aid-in-dying law may be in limbo for a month after a court ruling that suspended the 2016 measure.

According to new research, subjective memory complaints may be able to assist providers in assessing cognitive impairment in older adults with vision problems who cannot take vision-based tests.