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Alcoholism in the Elderly - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2000 - Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are common but underrecognized problems among older adults. One third of older alcoholic persons develop a problem with alcohol in later life, while the other two thirds grow older with the medical and psychosocial sequelae of early-onset alcoholism. The ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1710.html

The Geriatric Patient: A Systematic Approach to Maintaining Health - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2000 - The number of persons 65 years of age and older continues to increase dramatically in the United States. Comprehensive health maintenance screening of this population is becoming an important task for primary care physicians. As outlined by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1089.html

Prevention of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S....

Dec 15, 2012 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends exercise or physical therapy and vitamin D supplementation to prevent falls in community-dwelling adults 65 years or older who are at increased risk of falls.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/od3.html

Putting Prevention into Practice - Dec 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2012 - Case study: A 73-year-old woman comes to your office for routine follow-up for hypertension. She lives alone in an apartment and walks slowly, requiring the use of a cane. She is otherwise healthy and alert. Her most recent eye examination was three years ago.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/p1135.html

Using Medications Appropriately in Older Adults - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - Older Americans comprise 13 percent of the population, but they consume an average of 30 percent of all prescription drugs. Every day, physicians are faced with issues surrounding appropriate prescribing to older patients. Polypharmacy, use of supplements, adherence issues, and the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1917.html

Appropriate Use of Psychotropic Drugs in Nursing Homes - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2000 - The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1987 limited the use of psychotropic medications in residents of long-term care facilities. Updates of OBRA guidelines have liberalized some dosing restrictions, but documentation of necessity and periodic trials of medication withdrawal ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0301/p1437.html

Diagnostic Evaluation of Urinary Incontinence in Geriatric Patients - American Family ...

Jun 1, 1998 - In most cases, the evaluation of urinary incontinence requires only a history, a physical examination, urinalysis and measurement of postvoid residual urine volume. The initial purposes of the evaluation are to identify conditions requiring referral or specialized work-up and to detect ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0601/p2675.html

Depression Without Sadness: Alternative Presentations of Depression in Late Life - ...

Sep 1, 1999 - Older adults often deny feeling sad while exhibiting other characteristics of depression. Elderly patients with depression who do not present with sadness often have unexplained somatic complaints and exhibit a sense of hopelessness. Anxiety and anhedonia (a general loss of ability to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0901/p820.html

Elder Mistreatment - American Family Physician

May 15, 1999 - Elder mistreatment is a widespread problem in our society that is often under-recognized by physicians. As a result of growing public outcry over the past 20 years, all states now have abuse laws that are specific to older adults; most states have mandated reporting by all health care ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0515/p2804.html

Hospice Care in the Nursing Home - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 1998 - Hospice care is being used more frequently to provide skills and services that are not otherwise available in nursing homes. For eligible terminally ill patients, the Medicare Hospice Benefit supplies an interdisciplinary team with skills in pain management, symptom control and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0201/p491.html

Influenza in the Nursing Home - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2002 - Although influenza affects persons of all ages, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified several groups who are at increased risk for complications. One such group is residents of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. During influenza epidemics, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0101/p75.html

Incorporating Advance Care Planning into Family Practice - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 1999 - Despite widespread support for the concept of advance care planning, few Americans have a living will or a health care proxy. Advance care planning offers the patient the opportunity to have an ongoing dialog with his or her relatives and family physician regarding choices for care at ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0201/p605.html

Screening for Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Jan 15, 2011 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for visual acuity for the improvement of outcomes in older adults.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p185.html

Screening for Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults - Putting Prevention into Practice...

Jan 15, 2011 - Case study: A 68-year-old black man presents for a routine checkup and refill of his hypertension medication. He has smoked a pack of cigarettes daily for more than 45 years. He asks if he should be screened for cataracts, which his father developed in his 60s. The patient reports no ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p189.html

AGS Releases Guideline for Prevention of Falls in Older Persons - Practice Guidelines -...

Jul 1, 2010 - Recommendations from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) guide physicians in screening older patients for risk of falling and preventing falls among those at increased risk.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0701/p81.html

Brief Screening Instruments for Dementia in Primary Care - Point-of-Care Guides - ...

Mar 15, 2009 - In addition to identifying patients who may benefit from pharmacotherapy, early detection of dementia helps families anticipate the patient’s needs and helps physicians identify those in need of additional support.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0315/p497.html

Family Physicians and Nursing Home Medicine: Forging a Partnership for Quality Care - ...

May 15, 2010 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2010 Issue Editorials Family Physicians and Nursing Home Medicine: Forging a Partnership for Quality Care D.A. BRECHTELSBAUER, MD, CMD, Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Am Fam Physician. 2010...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1200.html

Promoting Physical Activity in Older Adults - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2010 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 2010 Issue Editorials Promoting Physical Activity in Older Adults DAVID M. BUCHNER, MD, MPH, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois Am Fam Physician. 2010 Jan 1;81(1):24-26. Related Article Shortly...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0101/p24.html

Treatment of Nursing Home-Acquired Pneumonia: Dogma vs. Data - Editorials - American ...

Jun 1, 2009 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2009 Issue Editorials Treatment of Nursing Home–Acquired Pneumonia: Dogma vs. Data JOSEPH M. MYLOTTE, MD, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York Am Fam Physician. 2009 Jun 1;79(11):945-948. Related Article...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0601/p945.html

Predicting Delirium in Hospitalized Older Patients - Point-of-Care Guides - American ...

Nov 15, 2007 - Delirium is a common complication in hospitalized older patients, particularly in those in the intensive care unit.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1527.html

Monitoring Therapy for Patients with Alzheimer's Disease - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

Jun 1, 2007 - Patients with Alzheimer's disease who undergo treatment of any kind should be monitored eight weeks after initiation of therapy and at least every six months thereafter.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1703.html

Exercise for Older Patients Who Are Acutely Hospitalized - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Jul 1, 2007 - The effects of exercise interventions on functional outcomes are unclear, but there is a trend toward functional improvement. Multidisciplinary interventions that include exercise also show several other benefits, including reduction in length of hospitalization and hospital costs; ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0701/p69.html

Antidepressants in Older Persons - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - In older persons with depression, three classes of antidepressants are equally effective: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), tricyclic antidepressants, and tricyclic-like compounds. More patients taking classic tricyclic antidepressants stopped their medications because of...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1503.html

Prescribing for Older Adults: Finding the Balance - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2007 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Dec 15, 2007 Issue Editorials Prescribing for Older Adults: Finding the Balance ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY, PharmD, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, Malden, Massachusetts Am Fam Physician. 2007 Dec...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1768.html

Predicting Four-Year Mortality Risk in Older Adults - Point-of-Care Guides - American ...

Aug 15, 2006 - Survival prognoses for older adults may help patients and physicians make decisions about screening, treatment, and advance directives.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p633.html

The Importance of Reporting Mistreatment of the Elderly - Editorials - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2007 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Mar 1, 2007 Issue Editorials The Importance of Reporting Mistreatment of the Elderly LISA M. GIBBS, M.D., and LAURA MOSQUEDA, M.D., University of California, Irvine Orange, California Am Fam Physician. 2007 Mar 1;75(5):628. Elder...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p628.html

Preventing Burns in Older Patients - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2006 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Nov 15, 2006 Issue Editorials Preventing Burns in Older Patients AMY R. EHRLICH, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University Bronx, New York Am Fam Physician. 2006 Nov 15;74(10):1688-1693. For older adults, burns...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1115/p1688.html

Screening for Dementia: Recommendation and Rationale - U.S. Preventive Services Task ...

Mar 15, 2004 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for dementia and the supporting evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, second edition.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/p1473.html

How Useful Is the Concept of "Failure to Thrive" in Care of the Aged? - Editorials - ...

Jul 15, 2004 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jul 15, 2004 Issue How Useful Is the Concept of ‘Failure to Thrive’ in Care of the Aged? DOUGLAS C. WOOLLEY M.D., M.P.H., Kansas University School of Medicine Wichita, Kansas. Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jul 15;70(2):248-257. Related...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0715/p248.html

Which Interventions Help to Prevent Falls in the Elderly? - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Jun 1, 2002 - Beneficial interventions include individually prescribed programs of muscle strengthening, balance retraining, tai chi exercise, and home hazard assessment, limiting use of psychotropic medications, and team-approach multiple health and environmental risk factor reduction programs.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/p2259.html

Initiating Discussions About Advance Directives - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2002 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jun 15, 2002 Issue Editorial Initiating Discussions About Advance Directives: The Family Physician's Role BLAKE SYPHER, PH.D. Marshall University School of Medicine Huntington, West Virginia Am Fam Physician. 2002 Jun...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0615/p2443.html

Anticoagulation in Elderly Persons: A Call for Wider Use - Editorials - American Family...

Jul 1, 1998 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jul 01, 1998 Issue Editorials Anticoagulation in Elderly Persons: A Call for Wider Use VALERY A. PORTNOI, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva, University Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0701/p39.html

Mild Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Feb 15, 2001 Issue Editorials Mild Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly JASON BRANDT, PH.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Am Fam Physician. 2001 Feb 15;63(4):620-626. Related Article As physician...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p620.html

The Integration of Hospice Programs in Nursing Homes - Editorials - American Family ...

Feb 1, 1998 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Feb 1, 1998 Issue Editorials The Integration of Hospice Programs in Nursing Homes AUBREY L. KNIGHT, M.D., Carilion Family Practice Residency Program, Roanoke, Virginia Am Fam Physician. 1998 Feb 1;57(3):424-425. Related Article A...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0201/p424.html

Advance Directives in Patient Care: If You Ask, They Will Tell You - Editorials - ...

Feb 1, 1999 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Feb 1, 1999 Issue Editorials Advance Directives in Patient Care: If You Ask, They Will Tell You DAVID DOUKAS, M.D., University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan Am Fam Physician. 1999 Feb 1;59(3):530-533. Related...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0201/p530.html

Preventive Care for the Elderly: Getting By in the Absence of Evidence - Editorials - ...

Apr 1, 1999 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 1, 1999 Issue Editorials Preventive Care for the Elderly: Getting By in the Absence of Evidence PAUL S. FRAME, M.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York Am Fam Physician. 1999 Apr...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0401/p1747.html

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