October 202201
Low Vision Aids
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Low Vision Aids. The National Eye Institute reported that in 2014 more than 4 million adults in the US had blindness or low vision, and the majority were over age 65. By 2030, that number…

October 202201
Pneumonia in Nursing Home Patients
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Pneumonia in Nursing Home Patients. Pneumonia is a common infection among nursing home residents. It is also a serious infection, with 30-day mortality rates estimated at between 10 and 30 percent. TIPS ABOUT DIAGNOSIS AND…

October 202201
Delirium in the ICU
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Delirium in the ICU is a disturbance in consciousness characterized by an acute onset of impaired cognitive function with a fluctuating course. The pathophysiology is poorly understood but thought to be related to an imbalance…

October 202201
Dentures for Older Adults
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Dentures for Older Adults. Many older adults suffer from poor dentition, and dental care is a major geriatric concern. Tooth loss can be caused by periodontal disease, tooth decay, and trauma. Other contributing factors can…

October 202201
Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia syndromes
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Not all Dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some tips for recognizing Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia syndromes. TIPS FOR RECOGNIZING NON-ALZHEIMER'S DEMENTIA SYNDROMES When patients are being evaluated because of cognitive impairment, consider causes other than Alzheimer's…

October 202201
Hearing Loss – Cognitive Assessment
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Research has demonstrated an association between hearing loss and low scores on both verbal and non-verbal cognitive tests in older adults. Hearing loss affects 2/3 of adults over 70. Most standardized cognitive assessment tests used…

October 202201
Pressure Ulcers in Older Adults
Posted By : Melissa Ford

A pressure ulcer is a localized injury that results from unrelieved pressure on the skin and underlying tissue. These ulcers usually occur over bony prominences such as the sacrum, ischial tuberosities, greater trochanters, heels, and…

October 202201
Hoarding Disorder
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Hoarding disorder is the accumulation of possessions and persistent difficulty discarding them, regardless of their actual value. Significant distress is associated with attempts to discard possessions, creating a large volume of items that can be…