American Geriatrics Society

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Name: American Geriatrics Society
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Experts Propose New Approach to Manage the Most Troubling Symptoms of Dementia, Lessen Use of Drugs

Technique called DICE empowers caregivers, patients & health providers to work together to reduce behavioral problems Contact InformationAvailable for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsJournal of the American Geriatrics Society, Volume 62, Issue 4, pp ... [Published Newswise - 3 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

In Brief: Erie native honored as Clinician of the Year

Erie native Pamela Tronetti, D.O., has been named Clinician of the Year by the American Geriatrics Society.Tronetti earned her award by creating a geriatrics program at the Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Fla., where she works as medical director ... [Published Erie Times-News - 11 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Vitamin D Linked to Brain Power

Vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment tend to be common in older adults, and new research suggests the two factors may be linked.In a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society , Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers ... [Published NewsMax.com - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 3 reports

Vitamin D deficiency, cognition appear to be linked in older adults -- ScienceDaily

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 Center published online ahead of print ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Study Examines Vitamin D Deficiency And Cognition Relationship

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 ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Seniors and sleeping pills: Empowered patients choose wisely

The US Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act encourages patients to act as their own advocates for reducing unnecessary prescriptions that increase the risk of harm. The American Board of Internal Medicine Choosing Wisely campaign echoes this ... [Published Medical Xpress - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Significant Gap in Healthcare Workers Predicted

The U.S. is unprepared to meet the current and future workforce needs for its older adult population, according to a set of state-specific issue briefs released by the Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA). The Alliance, a coalition of 30 national organizations ... [Published About - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Physical function and sense of autonomy determine life-space mobility in older people

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 9-Apr-2014Physical function and sense of autonomy are independent determinants of life-space mobility in older people. This was found in a study conducted at the Gerontology Research Center of the University of Jyväskylä. In this ... [Published EurekAlert! - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 2 reports

Should I make a living will

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society the figure has risen from 47% to 72% in just 10 years. If you are in denial about your eventual fate, please read no further. To make an advance directive ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

More elderly Americans completing advance directives

(HealthDay)—Over the past decade there has been a significant increase in the rate of completion of advance directives (ADs) among elderly Americans, according to research published online April 2 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.Maria ... [Published Medical Xpress - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Advance directives reach record levels, but this does not lead to more hospice use, researchers find

Share this article:Seniors are completing advance directives in record numbers, but this is not having the expected effect of shifting people from hospitals to hospices in their last days, say researchers from the University of Michigan and the Veterans ... [Published McKnight's Long Term Care News - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 3 reports

Record Number Of Older Americans Completing Living Wills, Preparing For End-Of-Life Decisions

New data suggest that more and more older Americans are completing living wills and designating health care surrogates for end-of-life medical decisions — a development some experts say points to an increasingly relaxed attitude toward death among the ... [Published Medical Daily - Apr 02 2014]

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...levels and cognitive decline over time," said lead author Valerie Wilson, M D , assistant professorprofessor of geriatrics at Wake Forest Baptist. "Although this study cannot establish a direct cause and effect relationship, it would have a huge public health implication if vitamin D supplementation could be shown to improve cognitive performance over time because deficiency is so common in the population."
"Doctors need this information to make well-supported recommendations to their patients," she added. "Further research is also needed to evaluate whether specific cognitive domains, such as memory versus concentration, are especially sensitive to low vitamin D levels."
...of the hospital's quality efforts, said the lists are helpful when he is trying to explain to patients why he is not ordering a particular test. "It does help that's not just this guy's opinion, it actually has the imprimatur of a society" he said

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Experts Propose New Approach to Manage the Most... [Published Newswise - 3 hours ago]
In Brief: Erie native honored as Clinician of t... [Published Erie Times-News - 11 hours ago]
Target-Specific Oral Anticoagulants [Published U.S.Pharmacist - Apr 18 2014]
Low Vitamin D Levels May Impact Cognitive Health [Published Food Product Design - Apr 18 2014]
An association between low vitamin D levels and... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 16 2014]
Vitamin D Linked to Brain Power [Published NewsMax.com - Apr 16 2014]
Vitamin D deficiency, cognition appear to be li... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 16 2014]
Are docs 'Choosing Wisely'? [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 16 2014]
Researchers examine relationship between vitami... [Published News-Medical.Net - Apr 16 2014]
Study Examines Vitamin D Deficiency And Cogniti... [Published Scientific Blogging - Apr 16 2014]
More Fractures Seen When Vitamin D Is Consisten... [Published American Journal of Public Health - Apr 15 2014]
Study Examines Vitamin D Deficiency and Cogniti... [Published Newswise - Apr 15 2014]
Seniors and sleeping pills: Empowered patients ... [Published Medical Xpress - Apr 14 2014]
Doctors Overlook Lucrative Procedures When Nami... [Published Kaiser Health News - Apr 14 2014]
Health Capsules: Self-hypnosis for moms-to-be [Published Newsmagazine Network - Apr 14 2014]
Study: training the brain affects loss of memory [Published Community Voice - Apr 11 2014]
Mind games: Do mental exercises keep your brain... [Published Inside Bay Area - Apr 11 2014]
Texas Governor Rick Perry has made appointments... [Published Guidry News - Apr 10 2014]
Significant Gap in Healthcare Workers Predicted [Published About - Apr 09 2014]
Physical function and sense of autonomy determi... [Published EurekAlert! - Apr 09 2014]
Choosing Wisely campaign Top 5 lists focus on r... [Published Orthopedics Today - Apr 08 2014]
Doctor's specialty predicts feeding tube use [Published Medical Xpress - Apr 07 2014]
Animal Protein Diet May Prevent Functional Decline [Published Asia Pacific Food Industry - Apr 07 2014]
Should I make a living will [Published Big News Network - Apr 07 2014]
Should I make a living will? [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 06 2014]
Programs Pair Med Students, People With Alzheim... [Published Washington Missourian - Apr 05 2014]
More elderly Americans completing advance direc... [Published Medical Xpress - Apr 04 2014]
Doubt Over Role of Vitamin D, Even to Limit Fra... [Published American Journal of Public Health - Apr 03 2014]
Advance directives reach record levels, but thi... [Published McKnight's Long Term Care News - Apr 03 2014]
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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 ...
The latest health issue for the elderly: 'obser... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Nov 29 2013]
Medicare's payment policies are incentivising hospitals to mark seniors as observations instead of admissions. It can be deadly Say your mother gets dizzy and falls, so you take her to the hospital where she puts on a gown, lies in a hospital bed, ...
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