At Cleveland Clinic’s Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute, the goal is to extend the years of robust health for as long as possible.Read More
Speech and Swallowing Issues Often Overlooked in Geriatric Patients Despite Taking a Heavy Toll
Voice and swallowing issues in older patients, which appear to be more common than historically believed, can significantly compromise quality of life.
Staff Education Improves Fidelity of Dementia Screening and Early Intervention
Ongoing clinical training improves the ability of caregivers to interpret screening tests and diagnose dementia in geriatric patients.
Hybrid Telehealth Model Addresses Unique Needs of Geriatric Patients
Novel hybrid telehealth model enables caregivers to combat the effects of isolation while managing geriatric patients in the comfort of their own homes.
Behavioral Symptoms in Neurodegenerative Diseases (Podcast)
A recent study showed that presenting cognitive phenotypes of Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia are linked to subsequent behavioral symptoms. An investigator discusses the findings and implications.
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Supplemental Calcium Tied to Increased Mortality and AVR in Older Patients With Aortic Stenosis
A large observational study suggests that supplemental calcium exerts a detrimental effect in patients over age 60 with aortic stenosis, especially in those not undergoing aortic valve replacement.
Study Reveals Critical Differences in Older Geriatric Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Patients aged 85 and older with community-acquired pneumonia face different challenges and outcomes than their younger geriatric counterparts.
Bariatric Surgery for Obesity at Age 65 and Beyond: A Cardiovascular Win
A large Medicare database analysis provides some of the best evidence to date that bariatric surgery’s cardiovascular benefits extend even to patients aged 65 or older.
1-Minute Consult: Should My Older Adult Patients Take Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease?
By Robert M. Zimbroff, MD; Gina Ayers, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP; and Kenneth Koncilja, MD No. Recent evidence shows that the potential risks of aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease usually outweigh its benefits for patients age 70 and older. An updated draft of the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations … Read More
Major Award from NIA and Related Dementia Research Viewed Through Geriatric Prism
Major gift from the National Institute on Aging fosters collaborative geriatrics research aimed at identifying novel therapies for Alzheimer’s diease.
Sildenafil Emerges as a Candidate Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease
A large insurance database analysis has found a 69% relative risk reduction for Alzheimer’s development over six years, prompting mechanistic and phase 2 randomized studies.