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
Website
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117995531/home
Impact factor
3.913 (2010)

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Health

'Stay at home but don't stay still,' researchers recommend

The adverse side effects of the social isolation measures implemented to combat COVID-19 include an increase in sedentary behavior and physical inactivity, which can contribute to a deterioration in cardiovascular health ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 toll in nursing homes linked to staffing levels and quality

A new study shows that residents of long-term care facilities with lower nurse staffing levels, poorer quality scores, and higher concentrations of disadvantaged residents suffer from higher rates of confirmed COVID-19 cases ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Keep moving to prevent major mobility disability

Having trouble getting around on your own—such as difficulty walking, climbing steps, or being able to get in and out of a chair—can lead to physical disability and losing your independence.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

A creative way to expand the geriatrics workforce

Geriatrics is the field of health care focused on care for older adults. Experts suggest that our current geriatrics workforce needs better preparation to care for the 5.7 million people living with dementia in this country. ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Regular physical activity can maintain or improve frailty

Frailty is the medical term for becoming weaker or experiencing lower levels of activity or energy. Becoming frail as we age increases our risk for poor health, falls, disability, and other serious concerns.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Long term care faclities are where most COVID-19 deaths occur

Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are a major driver of total COVID-19 deaths. Reported today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Certain personality traits may affect risk of 'pre-dementia'

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society examined five personality traits—neuroticism, extraversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and openness—and their links to pre-dementia conditions ...

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