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Physical Frailty Associated With Symptoms of Dementia, Caregiver Burden in Alzheimer Disease

Physical Frailty Associated With Symptoms of Dementia, Caregiver Burden in Alzheimer Disease

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.

High Symptom Burden in Elderly Linked to Adverse Outcomes

Higher symptom count seen with increasing age and for women vs men.

Fall Risk Factors Vary by Gender in Older Adults

Factors may ID older men and women at short- and long-term risk for injurious falls.

Opinion

The bravery of people with dementia

Facing dementia with strength and courage can inspire and comfort patients' families.

Understanding age-related macular degeneration

Clinicians should be able to diagnose age-related macular degeneration and distinguish between dry and wet presentations.

Keep the care in care coordination

In a patient-centric model of care, the effort focuses on the patient's wishes.

Clinical Features

Palliative care: a guide for clinicians

Palliative care: a guide for clinicians

By initiating a conversation, primary care providers can identify specific end-of-life needs and goals, manage symptoms, and coordinate care.

Using an evidence-based approach to diagnose IPF

Using an evidence-based approach to diagnose IPF

The importance of ruling out conditions other than idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is highlighted in this case of a 62-year-old female.

Slideshows

A Kennedy Terminal Ulcer in a geriatric patient

A Kennedy Terminal Ulcer in a geriatric patient

Kennedy Terminal Ulcers (KTUs) were first described over 30 years ago and were associated with the dying process

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