Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society is a comprehensive and reliable source of monthly research and information about common diseases and disorders of older adults. Increase your geriatrics medical expertise by reading your copy now. The journal gives you practical, peer-reviewed, clinical guidance on a variety of topics that you can use to improve the health and quality of life for your older patients.

Publisher
Wiley
Impact factor
3.913 (2010)

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Surgery

Melatonin may not help prevent delirium after heart surgery

Delirium is observed in approximately 15% of hospitalised older adults, and it is more common in the critically ill and in those undergoing major surgery, such as heart surgery. Studies have found that blood levels of melatonin, ...

Diabetes

Adapted diabetes prevention program deemed effective

(HealthDay)—An adapted Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle intervention significantly improves cardiovascular disease-related risk factors among participants, according to a study published in the June issue of ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Implications of dual-tasking on dementia research

You turn the street corner and bump into an old friend. After the initial greetings and exclamations of "It's so good to see you!" and "Has it been that long?", your friend inquires as to where you are going. You wave your ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study links hearing aids to lower risk of dementia, depression and falls

Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being diagnosed with dementia, depression or anxiety for the first time over the next three years, and a lower risk of suffering fall-related ...

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