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Vitamin and mineral supplementation has little to no beneficial effect on preserving cognitive functioning or preventing dementia in cognitively healthy adults 40 years and older.
Feb 1, 2020 Issue
Adverse Events of Pharmacologic Treatments of Major Depression in Older Adults [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
What are the adverse events of antidepressants prescribed to treat major depressive disorder in adults 65 years and older?
The 2019 American Geriatrics Society update of the Beers Criteria uses the five criteria outlined in 2015; these include medications that should typically be avoided in most older patients, medications that should be avoided in older patients with certain conditions, medications that should be used ...
Exercise programs should be recommended for community-dwelling adults 60 years and older because they lead to fewer falls.
Protecting patients from elder abuse scams.
A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering heath care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.
Evidence shows that physicians need more training in discussing life expectancy, and there are resources available to support this process for certain conditions.
The findings are completely unexpected. Although recent studies by this group and other groups of researchers have failed to find a cardiovascular benefit, likely because of better control of other cardiovascular risk factors, this study found increased all-cause mortality, primarily due to increased cancer-related mortality.
Polypharmacy, commonly defined as the use of at least five medications, can have negative consequences for both the patient and health care system. Physicians should identify and prioritize medications to discontinue and discuss potential deprescribing with patients. A specific follow-up plan should be developed, including reviewing the patient’s medication list at every visit.