American Geriatrics Society

Type: Organization
Name: American Geriatrics Society
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Coping with summer heat hazards

Aday hasn't gone by of late when we aren't inundated by horrible kid-left–in-sweltering-car stories.From the summer "polar vortex" to the constant extreme weather advisories on TV every night, we need to be mindful that there are people who may be at ... [Published Times Union - 9 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Nutley Physician Practice Joins Barnabas Health Medical Group

Barnabas Health Medical Group recently announced the addition of Nutley-based husband-and-wife health care team Paul Dell’Aquila, M.D. and Tatiana Dell’Aquila, MS, PA, PA-C to its multispecialty network of physician practices.Dr. Dell’Aquila is board ... [Published New Jersey Online - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

7/21/2014 Should Doctors Use Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia Patients?

by Olga RukovetsFor doctors treating advanced dementia patients — a population  wholly unable to advocate for its own interests — the decision of whether or not to use feeding tubes can be an especially difficult one. Last week, the American Geriatrics ... [Published Neurology Today - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Make End-of-Life Decisions in Advance to Help You and Your Family Avoid Stress Later

According to a recent study (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, April 2), a record number of older adults are completing advance healthcare directives (also known as living wills) to guide end-of-life medical treatments--up from 47 percent in ... [Published HighBeam Research - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Geriatricians question use of meal replacement drinks

Oral liquid nutrition supplements are common in care homes, hospitals and are often recommended for seniors experiencing sudden weight loss, but they were recently under scrutiny at a geriatrics conference in Florida."Oral liquid nutrition supplements ... [Published CKWS Kingston News - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Studies from Indiana University Have Provided New Information about Blood Pressure (Optimal blood pressure for cognitive function: findings from an...

Studies from Indiana University Have Provided New Information about Blood Pressure (Optimal blood pressure for cognitive function: findings from an elderly African-American cohort study)By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Hematology Week -- Data detailed ... [Published 4 Traders - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Beware Risky Sleep Drug Usage in Older Americans, All for a Good Night's Sleep

Before you reach into your medicine drawer tonight, read this. Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint among Americans and affects about 25 percent of the U.S. adult population who report either trouble falling asleep or difficulty staying asleep. ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Professional Opinion: Are nutritional supplement drinks a good choice?

This week, Celia Witt Beauchamp, a dietitian and diabetes educator at Coastal Carolina Hospital, discusses the use of liquid nutritional supplements, particularly for older adults.Question. Recently, the American Geriatrics Society cautioned against using ... [Published Beaufort Gazette - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Robinson Terrace Receives ETTA Designation

STAMFORD - Robinson Terrace Skilled Nursing Facility has been chosen to participate in a grant program sponsored by The New York State Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with the New York Medical Directors Association (NYMDA).In June 2010, DOH ... [Published The Mountain Eagle - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 2 reports

Weak Hospice Oversight Makes Safety Problems Hard To Identify

The typical hospice undergoes a full government inspection about once every six years, according to The Washington Post, making it one of the least scrutinized areas of U.S. health care. Meanwhile, more than three dozen hospices and health care groups ... [Published Kaiser Health News - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 2 reports

Corinne H. Rieder, EdD, to Retire as Executive Director and Treasurer of the John A. Hartford Foundation

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/14 -- Corinne H. Rieder, EdD, the Executive Director of the John A. Hartford Foundation, will retire after 16 years of leading the Foundation, effective upon completion of a national search for a successor, the Foundation ... [Published BusinessWeek - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 4 reports

BP drug may induce metabolic side-effects in elderly

The elderly who take thiazide diuretics to manage high blood pressure are at a greater risk of developing metabolic adverse events, new research shows. "Our research quantifies the risks of metabolic adverse events in older adults in real-world, clinical ... [Published ProKerala.com - Jun 17 2014]

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...Ethics Committee which published the recommendations along with the AGS Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee, said in a press statement , "Patients with advanced dementia are dependent on others for all aspects of their care, and must rely on others to make decisions about the types of care they receive. Once persistent eating difficulties arise, family caregivers are often confronted with difficult decisions that typically include whether to continue hand feeding or initiate tube feeding." However, shared decision-making between medical staff and family or caregivers can help ensure a care plan that will reflect the individual’s needs and...
...and recording your options early, you can ensure the quality of life that is important to you while avoiding futile treatments," she says. "You need to be able to evaluate these measures during normal times, and while you are able to effectively communicate your wishes--not during a medical crisis."
"Oral liquid nutrition supplements can be a distraction from more healthful foods" said Dr. Paul Mulhausen, chief medical officer for Telligen, a health management company based in Iowa
...According to news originating from Indianapolis, Indiana , by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "To report the results from a prospective cohort study on the association between blood pressure (BP) and cognitive function in elderly African Americans. Prospective cohort study conducted from 1997 to 2009."

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Coping with summer heat hazards [Published Times Union - 9 hours ago]
HMC Physician Awarded R. Kirk Seaton Memorial A... [Published Hospital Newspaper - Jul 22 2014]
Nutley Physician Practice Joins Barnabas Health... [Published New Jersey Online - Jul 22 2014]
7/21/2014 Should Doctors Use Feeding Tubes in A... [Published Neurology Today - Jul 21 2014]
Make End-of-Life Decisions in Advance to Help Y... [Published HighBeam Research - Jul 19 2014]
Holland Home expanding residential facilities a... [Published Grand Rapids Business Journal - Jul 19 2014]
Geriatricians question use of meal replacement ... [Published CKWS Kingston News - Jul 17 2014]
Prescribing Sedatives and Anxiolytics: Take Care! [Published Diabetes Care - Jul 14 2014]
Nurses Lead Innovations in Geriatrics and Geron... [Published RWJF - Jul 12 2014]
Ignorance Might Be Bliss: Asymptomatic Bacteriuria [Published Diabetes Care - Jul 10 2014]
Studies from Indiana University Have Provided N... [Published 4 Traders - Jul 09 2014]
Nutley Physician Practice Joins Barnabas… [Published Newark NJ Patch - Jul 09 2014]
Beware Risky Sleep Drug Usage in Older American... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 09 2014]
Professional Opinion: Are nutritional supplemen... [Published Beaufort Gazette - Jul 07 2014]
Hunterdon Medical Center physicians receives th... [Published Somerset Reporter - Jul 03 2014]
Beware the rush to help people die [Published Los Angeles Times - Jul 03 2014]
Fundraising Genius Focuses on Feeding Pets of L... [Published American Society On Aging - Jul 03 2014]
Robinson Terrace Receives ETTA Designation [Published The Mountain Eagle - Jul 02 2014]
Action Needed Now to End Elder Abuse Among the ... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 02 2014]
Vitamin D and Brain Health: Smart Ways to Think... [Published Nutritional Outlook - Jun 30 2014]
Weak Hospice Oversight Makes Safety Problems Ha... [Published Kaiser Health News - Jun 27 2014]
Corinne H. Rieder, EdD, to Retire as Executive ... [Published BusinessWeek - Jun 26 2014]
Corinne H. Rieder, EdD, to Retire as Executive ... [Published Stock Nod - Jun 26 2014]
New drug policy too burdensome, hospices say [Published Yahoo! News - Jun 26 2014]
Body Mass Trajectories and Mortality Among Olde... [Published General Medicine eJournal - Jun 26 2014]
Stroke: Data on Stroke Described by Researchers... [Published NewsRX - Jun 23 2014]
ASA's 60 Years in the Field of Aging: Looking B... [Published American Society On Aging - Jun 19 2014]
Older Adults' Pain Communication During Medical... [Published Diabetes Care - Jun 19 2014]
Side Effects Common in Older Adults Taking Thia... [Published Daily Rx - Jun 19 2014]
New roles and routes on WIHI [Published Not Running a Hospital - Jun 18 2014]
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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 ...
Red Meat Helps Prevent Functional Decline In Th... [Published Scientific Blogging - Medicine - Mar 11 2014]
A new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that a diet high in animal protein - meat - may helped elderly individuals function at higher levels physically. read more ...
Nursing homes have high readmission rates [Published FierceHealthcare - Feb 19 2014]
p>Hospitals or emergency departments readmit a large proportion of Medicare beneficiaries within 30 days of discharge from nursing homes, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. read more ...
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