American Geriatrics Society

Type: Organization
Name: American Geriatrics Society
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Turbo charge your grey cells

Moderate-intensity exercise can help improve your thinking and memory through both direct and indirect meansYOU know that exercising is necessary in order to preserve muscle strength, keep your heart strong, maintain a healthy body weight, and stave off ... [Published Oman Tribune - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Just in Case: A Personal Reflection

By Ken SouthLGBT elders face the same challenges of living alone these days, as do their heterosexual counterparts, but with additional barriers. For instance, while heterosexual elders may find it hard to live alone, a majority of them have adult children ... [Published American Society On Aging - Aug 28 2014]
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First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare: New Study: MedStar Washington Hospital Center Demonstrates Home Healthcare Produces Big Savings for the Medicare Program

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society found that house calls to elderly patients with chronic conditions keep healthcare costs down by reducing the need for expensive emergency ... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Getting Old But Staying Sharp

Study says that brainpower in the very old may be improvingIf you’re lucky enough to live into your 90s, how well will your brain hold up? You may have an edge over people who got there ahead of you, a recent study hints.Researchers found that on tests ... [Published New York Press - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

New Geriatrics Study Findings Reported from Fukushima Medical University (Mini nutritional assessment as a useful method of predicting the...

New Geriatrics Study Findings Reported from Fukushima Medical University (Mini nutritional assessment as a useful method of predicting the development of pressure ulcers in elderly inpatients)By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week ... [Published 4 Traders - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

"I'm Finding It Hard to Sleep Well at Night-Time"

Poor sleep is common among older adults, hut not getting the proper amount of sleep and not practicing good sleep hygiene could be dangerous to your health. In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers collected ... [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

National Dog Day (Video)

By Betsy DorsettI know what you might be thinking. Why is ASA blogging about National Dog Day , a day that serves to raise awareness about the number of dogs in need of homes? Well, dogs, and pets in general, often play an important role in the well-being ... [Published American Society On Aging - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

With aging population, need for more geriatricians grows

Geriatrics was just beginning to emerge as a medical specialty when Edmund Duthie was doing his residency in internal medicine in the late 1970s. It would become a specialty in demand — and in short supply. The health care system's emphasis on procedures ... [Published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 2 reports

House calls can save on elder care, study says

Washington — Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams’ daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure or pain from a list of chronic illnesses.Then Adams found a doctor who makes house calls, and the 89-year-old hasn’t ... [Published Detroit News - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Hospital ICUs should reconsider use of harmful patient restraints

Hospitals should reconsider whether physical restraints are a good tool to use, especially in the intensive care unit (ICU) as they could be ineffective or harmful in some situations, writes author Ravi Parikh in an article in The Atlantic.Medicare guidelines ... [Published Fierce Healthcare - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Pain Management in Dementia

World Health Organization (WHO). Dementia: A Public Health Priority. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO; 2012. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/75263/1/9789241564458_eng.pdf . Accessed November 23, 2013.Werner CA. 2010 Census Brief C2010BR-09: The Older ... [Published General Medicine eJournal - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 2 reports

Structured home care program reduced SNF stays 27%, hospital finds

Share this article:Primary home care significantly reduced Medicare costs and SNF staysA hospital substantially reduced Medicare costs and skilled nursing facility stays by providing more primary care in frail elders' homes, according to study findings ... [Published McKnight's Long Term Care News - Aug 06 2014]

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...According to news originating from Fukushima , Japan , by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "To determine the usefulness of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and plasma amino acid analysis in predicting the formation of pressure ulcers (PUs) in inpatients. Prospective, observational cohort study with a mean observation period of 62.2 ± 86.4 days."
"Pets provide an important source of social support for elders. According to Raina and colleagues in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (47:3, 1999), older adults with a dog or cat were better able to perform certain physical activities, allowing them to remain more independent and at home. Researchers suggested that the caretaking role may give elders a sense of responsibility and purpose, which contributes to well-being."
"All of us take care of older adults," Duthie said. "Where the difference begins to occur is when you are dealing with the frail or vulnerable elder."
"What's unique about this paper is that we stratified by the amount of implementation" said Miller, senior author of the research published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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Turbo charge your grey cells [Published Oman Tribune - Aug 31 2014]
Just in Case: A Personal Reflection [Published American Society On Aging - Aug 28 2014]
Caregiving with a Twist: Family and Societal Is... [Published American Society On Aging - Aug 28 2014]
Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare: New St... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Aug 28 2014]
Getting Old But Staying Sharp [Published New York Press - Aug 28 2014]
New Geriatrics Study Findings Reported from Fuk... [Published 4 Traders - Aug 27 2014]
"I'm Finding It Hard to Sleep Well at Night-Time" [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 27 2014]
National Dog Day (Video) [Published American Society On Aging - Aug 26 2014]
With aging population, need for more geriatrici... [Published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Aug 26 2014]
Nursing home care improves with culture change [Published EurekAlert! - Aug 25 2014]
House calls can save on elder care, study says [Published Detroit News - Aug 25 2014]
Doctors’ house calls for frailest patients save... [Published Columbus Dispatch - Aug 25 2014]
Caregiver leaves wealthy man destitute [Published Battle Creek Enquirer - Aug 24 2014]
Hospital ICUs should reconsider use of harmful ... [Published Fierce Healthcare - Aug 19 2014]
Rethinking Hospital Restraints [Published Atlantic Monthly - Aug 18 2014]
Migraine and Stroke – What’s the Link? [Published Brain Blogger - Aug 17 2014]
On the Record / Aug. 13, 2014 [Published Buffalo News - Aug 13 2014]
Troen named fellow [Published University at Buffalo Reporter - Aug 11 2014]
Pain Management in Dementia [Published General Medicine eJournal - Aug 11 2014]
From Seder to Yoga, a Jewish Approach to Treati... [Published Forward - Aug 10 2014]
DICE Promises to Improve Life for Dementia Pati... [Published Bottom Line Publications - Aug 08 2014]
The psychology of falls in long-term care [Published McKnight's Long Term Care News - Aug 08 2014]
Aging population faces shortage of geriatric sp... [Published Examiner Enterprise - Aug 06 2014]
'You'll never lose weight going to the gym and ... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 06 2014]
Structured home care program reduced SNF stays ... [Published McKnight's Long Term Care News - Aug 06 2014]
Home-based primary care lowers medicare costs f... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 06 2014]
New Data Shows Home-Based Primary Care Lowers... [Published Newswise - Aug 05 2014]
Tai Chi: Preventing falls in the aging population [Published Examiner.com - Aug 04 2014]
Dr Tariq Drabu Speaks About Oral Care and the E... [Published Digital Journal - Aug 03 2014]
Lose Weight While You Sleep, Get Fit In Just 5 ... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 02 2014]
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Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare: New St... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Aug 28 2014]
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society found that house calls to elderly patients with chronic conditions keep healthcare costs down by reducing the need for expensive emergency ...
Migraine and Stroke – What’s the Link? [Published Brain Blogger - Aug 17 2014]
On the surface, strokes and migraines do not seem to have much in common except that both of them can have serious psychological effects on the sufferers. But researchers say that a complex relationship exists between the two. Migraine is a neurological ...
New Report Finds Home-Based Primary Care Leads ... [Published PR Newswire: General Business - Jul 29 2014]
WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report published in The Journal of American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) underscores the value of home healthcare for America's aging seniors and the Medicare program, said home health leaders from ...
New roles and routes on WIHI [Published Not Running a Hospital - Jun 18 2014]
Madge Kaplan writes:The next WIHI broadcast —  New Roles, New Routes for Managing Populations  — will take place on Thursday, June 19, from 2 to 3 PM ET , and I hope you'll tune in.Our guests will include: Trissa Torres, MD, MSPH, FACPM, Senior Vice ...
Study: Sleeping less than 5 hours, or more than... [Published SharpBrains - May 07 2014]
Too little sleep, and too much, affect memory (Harvard Health Blog): “A group of women taking part in the Nurses’ Health Study were asked about their sleep habits in 1986 and 2000, and were interviewed about memory and thinking skills three times ...
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