Geriatrics Information Center
Per study data published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, investigators hypothesized that the correlation between higher Frailty Index scores and increased caregiver burden was partially mediated by increased behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Higher symptom count seen with increasing age and for women vs men.
Factors may ID older men and women at short- and long-term risk for injurious falls.
Facing dementia with strength and courage can inspire and comfort patients' families.
Clinicians should be able to diagnose age-related macular degeneration and distinguish between dry and wet presentations.
In a patient-centric model of care, the effort focuses on the patient's wishes.
By initiating a conversation, primary care providers can identify specific end-of-life needs and goals, manage symptoms, and coordinate care.
The importance of ruling out conditions other than idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is highlighted in this case of a 62-year-old female.
What is the recommended treatment for patients diagnosed with dementia who are suffering with paranoia and/or hallucinations?
When do patients benefit most from palliative care consults?
Should testing for vitamin B12 deficiency be part of a standard geriatric workup?
A simple technique gets patients with Parkinson disease and dementia to ambulate.
A clinician shares gender-specific advice for comforting patients with dementia in moments of confusion.
Distressed elderly patients — especially those with dementia — frequently have a paradoxical reaction to benzodiazepines, causing extremely agitated states.