Various measures show an astonishing one third to one half of seniors are malnourished upon being admitted to the hospital.
Our post last week on “sundowning” generated an outpouring of stories from patients, caregivers and people working in hospitals.
As the sun sets, many elderly patients can change drastically: They can become extremely confused, agitated, not know where they are, and even hallucinate.
An analysis -- strongly refuted by organizations that advocate for osteoporosis research -- further complicates the question of whether it’s a good idea to take calcium and vitamin D supplements...
Are we over-treating the elderly with psychiatric drugs?
As a recent town party demonstrated, centenarians are not as rare as they used to be -- and many remain in good enough health to have a grand ol' time...
Among more than 2,000 nursing home residents, researchers report aggressive acts ranging from cursing and screaming to hitting, kicking and sexual incidents.
A study out of Canada found the number of centenarians (at least those living in Ontario) increased over 70 percent in the last 15 years. Women are leading the trend,...
A cardiologist and geriatrician argues that a recent New York Times article on a hypertension study 'distorts' the findings and may lead to more patient non-compliance.
Why 'Transitions' In Health Care Are Dangerous And How To Avoid Them?
A caregiver's personal look at a new state-by-state scorecard on care for the elderly.