American Geriatrics Society

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Name: American Geriatrics Society
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 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 - 20 hours ago]
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 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

On the Record / Aug. 13, 2014

Compu-Mail promoted Jim Piesczynski to its management team as technical services manager. Piesczynski is a 14-year veteran of the company. Also, the company named Martin Shimmel national account director. Shimmel’s background in broadcast media sales ... [Published Buffalo News - Aug 13 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]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Home-based primary care lowers medicare costs for high-risk elders, data shows -- ScienceDaily

MedStar Washington Hospital Center geriatricians found that when medical care for frail elders with advanced illness shifts to the home, total Medicare costs were reduced by 17 percent during a two-year period. A new study published in the Journal of ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

Short-burst exercise may improve elderly health

New research undertaken in Scotland has revealed that high intensity training (HIT), which consists of short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise, may benefit the elderly .The pilot study involving 12 pensioners showed that maximum-intensity exercise ... [Published Nursing In Practice - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 6 reports

High intensity training great for elderly fitness

Six second bursts of fast paced, vigorous exercise have the potential to significantly improve the health of the elderly, according to a study.A pilot study tracked the health of 12 elderly subjects as they underwent a High Intensity Training (HIT) exercise ... [Published Diet.co.uk - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 2 reports

6 Seconds That Can Transform Health

Short, intense workouts — involving as little as six-second bursts of vigorous exercise — have the potential to transform the health of seniors, say researchers in Scotland. A pilot study involving 12 seniors found going all-out in very short bursts reduced ... [Published NewsMax.com - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Could high intensity workouts be the answer to ageing population issues?

BY Jak Phillips One of the first studies into the effects of high intensity interval training (HIIT) on elderly people has thrown up results suggesting six seconds bursts of exercise could have a significant impact on their health.With health services ... [Published Leisure Opportunities - Jul 28 2014]

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"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."
"It seems to be a valid notion to improve quality with adoption when you really adopt the philosophy and are doing a lot" she said. In addition to Miller, the paper's other authors are Michael Lepore, Julie Lima, Renee Shield, and Denise Tyler
The majority of intensive care unit patients don't need restraints, Parikh noted. "However, as one of my senior residents confided in me, when caring for the sickest patients in the hospital, restraining a delirious patient might be the only way to devote time to other seriously ill patients" he wrote

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National Dog Day (Video) [Published American Society On Aging - 20 hours ago]
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]
Murray Introduces Bill to Address Looming U.S. ... [Published U.S. Senator Patty Murray - Aug 01 2014]
Nation’s aging population faces shortage of ger... [Published Sherman Denison Herald Democrat - Aug 01 2014]
A Predictive Equation to Guide Vitamin D Dose i... [Published General Medicine eJournal - Aug 01 2014]
UPDATE: Train your doctors to treat you right [Published Morningstar.com - Jul 31 2014]
More on Sleeping Pills and Older Adults [Published BioPortfolio - Jul 31 2014]
Sunday: Six seconds of exercise 'can transform ... [Published BBC - Jul 31 2014]
Improving Care for Frail Older Adults: An Inter... [Published Institute for Healthcare Improvement - Jul 30 2014]
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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 ...
Study Examines Vitamin D Deficiency And Cogniti... [Published Scientific Blogging - Apr 16 2014]
WINSTON-SALEM – April 15, 2014 – Vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment are common in older adults, but there isn't a lot of conclusive research into whether there's a relationship between the two. A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical ...
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