January 202328
Sleep in Older Adults – Pharmacotherapy
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Sleep in Older Adults - Pharmacotherapy. Older adults frequently report sleep-related complaints and have questions about appropriate sleep therapies. A previous edition of Elder Care, "Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Insomnia in Older Adults," discusses the…

January 202326
Low Vision Aids
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Low Vision Aids. The National Eye Institute reported that in 2014 more than 4 million adults in the US had blindness or low vision, and the majority were over age 65. By 2030, that number…

January 202326
Pneumonia in Nursing Home Patients
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Pneumonia in Nursing Home Patients. Pneumonia is a common infection among nursing home residents. It is also a serious infection, with 30-day mortality rates estimated at between 10 and 30 percent. TIPS ABOUT DIAGNOSIS AND…

January 202325
Delirium in the ICU
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Delirium in the ICU is a disturbance in consciousness characterized by an acute onset of impaired cognitive function with a fluctuating course. The pathophysiology is poorly understood but thought to be related to an imbalance…

January 202324
Dentures for Older Adults
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Dentures for Older Adults. Many older adults suffer from poor dentition, and dental care is a major geriatric concern. Tooth loss can be caused by periodontal disease, tooth decay, and trauma. Other contributing factors can…

January 202324
Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia syndromes
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Not all Dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some tips for recognizing Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia syndromes. TIPS FOR RECOGNIZING NON-ALZHEIMER'S DEMENTIA SYNDROMES When patients are being evaluated because of cognitive impairment, consider causes other than Alzheimer's…