Musical Hallucinations in the Elderly

Musical hallucination (MH) is the experience of hearing music when nothing is being played. While hearing sounds that no one else hears is somewhat common, actually hearing music versus a buzzing or ringing sound is much more rare and complex. These hallucinations are more common in women than in men and happen most often in […]


A hematoma is a localized collection of blood that’s located outside of the blood vessel. Sometimes hematomas do not resolve on their own and need surgery to be removed before further injury occurs. For some specific case studies involving hematomas, visit Clinical Geriatrics.  Some recent case reports include: Spontaneous Iliopsoas Hematoma with Femoral Neuropathy – […]

Alcohol Abuse in Elders

Substance abuse in elders is a rapidly growing problem among older adults. Age-related physiological changes in alcohol metabolism, greater risks of alcohol interaction with prescription medications, and the presence of comorbid medical and psychosocial conditions, such as depression and bereavement, make older persons more susceptible to adverse outcomes related to alcohol consumption. Here are some […]

Diogenes Syndrome: When Elder Self-Neglect Becomes Life-Threatening

Diogenes syndrome is a behavioral disorder of the elderly. The cardinal features of this condition include extreme self-neglect, domestic squalor, and tendency to hoard excessively (syllogomania). This is associated with self-imposed isolation, refusal of help, and marked indifference or lack of awareness. Diogenes syndrome has been referred to as senile breakdown, social breakdown, senile squalor […]

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Did you see our new blog entry, “Without A Treatment, Why Test for Alzheimer’s? Read more about geriatrics issues in dementia and palliative care, and minimal cognitive impairment diagnosis. If you liked this blog, here are a couple more articles you might enjoy. Diagnosis and Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment Dementia and Palliative Care

November Issue Now Online!

We have recently gotten our newest edition up on our website! Have a patient with an angiomyolipoma rupture? Read our feature case report here >> Interested in ankylosing spondylitis? Read our Physician’s Perspective here >> Missed the American Academy of Family Physicians’ annual meeting? Read some important updates on the issues covered here >> Think […]

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Clinical Geriatrics, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Geriatrics Society, publishes practical information for clinicians whose patient base increasingly includes older patients. The Journal is committed to publishing superior, evidence-based, up-to-date, clinical information for clinicians who diagnose and treat patients ages 50 and older; it is also a practical resource for all healthcare providers. As […]