The Five Treatments Physicians and Patients Should Question

In a new column by Barney Spivack, MD, learn more about how physicians can help their patients to make more informed healthcare decisions. Spivack outlines the five treatments that every physician and patient should question. What makes the list might surprise you! The list advises on the controversial use of feeding tubes for older patients […]

Coming soon in Clinical Geriatrics

Look for these and many more features and case reports in Clinical Geriatrics: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Elderly: Risk Factors and Treatment CG previously covered PTSD in the elderly, with regard to the effects of traumatic terrorist events here>> Four Strategies for Managing Opioid-Induced Side Effects CG previously covered opioids with abuse-deterrent properties here>> […]

Physical Performance vs Dementia

Recently one of our bloggers, Alvin B. Lin, MD, discussed the possible connection between physical performance and the odds of developing dementia in older adults. In his blog, Dr. Lin analyzed a cross-sectional study involving 629 patients with an average age of 94 years, 75% of which were female. Physical performance was measured through a […]

King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment Program

Founded in England, the King’s Fund is a charity working to improve health and health care with the goal of bringing people together to learn, share knowledge, and debate over the care given today. Their new project, the Enhancing Healing Environment, works with nurses and medical teams to improve the environment in which patient care […]

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