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Geriatric Care

Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Unintentional Weight Loss in Older Adults [Article]

Unintentional weight loss in people older than 65 years is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Nonmalignant diseases are more common causes of unintentional weight loss in this population than malignant causes. However, malignancy accounts for up to one-third of cases of unintentional...


Jun 15, 2021 Issue
Mobility Assistive Device Use in Older Adults [Article]

Assistive devices such as canes, crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs can help to alleviate the effects of mobility limitations in older adults, providing improved independence and quality of life. Clinicians should understand how to select the appropriate device and size for individual patients and prescribe the device using the patient’s health insurance plan.


Feb 15, 2021 Issue
Frailty: Evaluation and Management [Article]

Frailty is a state of increased vulnerability across multiple health domains. It affects 5% to 17% of older adults. Frail older adults are at increased risk of falls, disability, hospitalizations, and death. A comprehensive geriatric assessment can be used to identify risk factors and symptoms that suggest frailty. There are no current recommendations for routine screening. Frailty assessment tools should be used in making the diagnosis of frailty.


Dec 15, 2020 Issue
Preoperative Evaluation and Frailty Assessment in Older Patients [Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse]

A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.


Jun 15, 2020 Issue
Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

L.C. is a 70-year-old Asian American woman who retired from teaching middle school five years ago. She lives independently and has a daughter and grandchildren who live within 30 miles of her. She presents for a follow-up visit to renew her hypertension medications. Her blood pressure is well contro...


Jun 15, 2020 Issue
Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.


Mar 15, 2020 Issue
Fracture Prevention in Older Adults [Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse]

A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.


Mar 1, 2020 Issue
Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation for Maintaining Cognitive Functioning in Cognitively Healthy Adults [Cochrane for Clinicians]

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?


Jan 1, 2020 Issue
Beers Criteria for Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Patients: An Update from the AGS [Practice Guidelines]

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 ...


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