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Disability Among the Elderly

Disability Among the Elderly

The following depicts the population aged 65 and older by number of disabilities and age, based on data from 2008 to 2012.…

Medicine 2064

Medicine 2064 | Guest Blog

Medicine 2064 With Dr. Daniel Kraft

Curing half of the world’s known cancers, granting movement to the paralyzed, preventing Alzheimer’s. Visionary medical expert Dr. Daniel Kraft believes all of this and more can happen by 2064. In this first film in our “Conversations with Tomorrow” series, take a glimpse at the future of medicine and its impact on our lives.…

Linking Vitamin D to Dementia

Linking Vitamin D to Dementia | Medical Blog

Adults who were moderately deficient or severely deficient in vitamin D had a 53% and 125% increased risk of developing dementia, respectively, in the largest study examining the link between low vitamin D levels and dementia published this month in Neurology.…

Actor Seth Rogen’s Senate Hearing on Alzheimer’s Research

Actor Seth Rogen’s Senate Hearing on Alzheimer’s Research | Guest Blog

Actor/Director Seth Rogen appeared on Capitol Hill recently to speak before the Senate Committee on Appropriations about the rising costs of Alzheimer’s disease on Americans, and to address the lack of funding for adequate treatment or a cure. Rogen has been married to screenwriter-actress Lauren Miller since 2011.…

ACS 2013: Examining Hospital Readmission Rate Data | Guest Blog

The Particulars: Medicare reduces compensation rates for hospitals with high readmission rates. However, many hospitals can only track same-hospital readmissions. It has not been established if same-hospital readmission rates correlate with all-hospital readmission rates.

Data Breakdown: Study investigators evaluated 30-day same-hospital and all-hospital readmission rates for patients who underwent one of three common surgeries.…

Assessing Alzheimer’s Mortality

Assessing Alzheimer’s Mortality | Guest Blog

A report from the Alzheimer’s Association has found that deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have risen substantially since 2000.…

APA Leaders Defend DSM-5 | Guest Blog

SAN FRANCISCO — The fifth edition of the “psychiatrist’s bible” was officially released here in all its 947-page glory, with its developers offering a spirited rebuttal to their critics.

Known as DSM-5, the new version of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders was launched at a press briefing to kick off the organization’s annual meeting.…

AAN 2013: Add-On Drug May Improve Memory in Moderate Alzheimer’s | Guest Blog

A new drug may improve memory problems in people with moderate Alzheimer’s disease, according to a phase IIa study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013.…

Delirium Among Hospitalized AD Patients: The Long-Term Impact

Delirium Among Hospitalized AD Patients: The Long-Term Impact | Feature

Little attention has been paid to the consequences of delirium on cognitive deterioration among patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Managing Delirium Among Elderly Patients in the ED

Managing Delirium Among Elderly Patients in the ED | Feature

Studies suggest that emergency physicians are often challenged by identifying and diagnosing delirium in older patients. Gaining a better understanding of delirium may help emergency physicians improve the management of these elderly patients.

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