Social activities may be the best “medicine” for geriatric patients, many of whom have become increasingly isolated in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Experts recommend an altered approach when diagnosing and managing COVID-19 in geriatric patients, whose risk of severe illness and mortality is compounded by age-related pathophysiologic changes.
Although elderly emergency department patients are not routinely screened for delirium, a Cleveland Clinic geriatrician is making a case for why that should change, showing that even a 60-second test can accurately detect confused patients who may otherwise slip through the cracks.
Vascular cognitive impairment, which predisposes patients to increased risk of dementia, involves issues familiar to cardiovascular clinicians — like smoking, physical inactivity, and obesity.
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In October, Ardeshir Z. Hashmi, MD, took the helm as Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Geriatric Medicine. He is a proven leader who holds fast to traditional care for the geriatric population, while integrating current technologies and approaches to care.
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