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.

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Helping older adults discontinue using sedatives

Older adults, especially those who are admitted to hospitals, are at risk for potentially dangerous side effects if they are taking multiple medicines. Taking several medications at the same time is called polypharmacy. Of ...

Mar 23, 2018
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Is knee pain linked to depression?

In the U.S., about 13 percent of women and 10 percent of men aged 60 or older have knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis occurs when a joint becomes inflamed, usually because the protective cartilage and other ...

Mar 23, 2018
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Home-based primary care ups access in rural areas

(HealthDay)—Expanding home-based primary care (HBPC) to American Indian reservations and other rural communities increases access to long-term care and enrollment for health care benefits within the Veterans Affairs (VA) ...

Mar 22, 2018
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Helping prevent falls in older adults with dementia

Annually, about one-third of all American adults aged 65 or older experience a fall. Falls are a major cause of medical problems, especially among those who have dementia. In fact, twice the number of older adults with dementia ...

Mar 23, 2018
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What influences older adults' preferences for care?

We all know that family and friends are important, and that the people close to us have a big impact on our health. Now, a team of researchers has found that family support is also important when older people with advanced ...

Mar 07, 2018
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30-day ER revisit predicts poor outcomes in elderly

(HealthDay)—A revisit to the emergency department within 30 days of a previous visit predicts poor outcomes in elderly adults, according to a study published online Feb. 28 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Mar 08, 2018
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