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Using soft-bodied baby dolls to calm agitated patients with dementia, nurse researchers report notable changes in patient demeanor.
Longer hospitalization does not mean a safer or faster recovery for patients age 70+ having hip replacement. Most patients can be discharged home within one day of surgery.
Electronic medical records appear to be a reliable clinical ally for the detection of delirium in geriatric patients in the emergency department.
Palliative medicine specialist Laura Shoemaker, DO, believes that it’s key for physicians to begin a difficult conversation by finding out what the patient knows about their condition. “Ask what they’ve been told and what their understanding of that is. Find out what’s most important to them.”
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Ethical considerations attend decisions about disclosing a likely dementia diagnosis. They begin with patient autonomy – a core value of medicine.
The authors discuss the nuance of UTI treatment and screening, including concerns related to testing for asymptomatic bacteriuria.
At Cleveland Clinic’s Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute, the goal is to extend the years of robust health for as long as possible.
The Cleveland Clinic Cognitive Battery, completed independently in 10 minutes, offers a low-cost alternative to clinician-administered cognitive testing that is readily integrated into primary care practice.
Social activities may be the best “medicine” for geriatric patients, many of whom have become increasingly isolated in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Study seeks to uncover why so few older adults complete an advance directive, despite the medical and emotional benefits that such pre-planning provides.