Geriatrics News

  • AAIC Smell Test May Predict Memory Decline A low score on a validated low-cost, noninvasive smell test may be a very early sign of future cognitive decline as well as the presence of Alzheimer's pathology.
  • AAIC 1 in 7 Alzheimer's Hospitalizations Avoidable Greater attention to comorbid conditions may help avoid hospital admissions in Alzheimer's patients and save Medicare a bundle.

Geriatrics Perspective

  • Advance Directives in Dementia: When to Discuss? Advance directives can greatly improve care of patients with cognitive impairment. When is the right time to bring up this important topic and what resources are available?
  • Why Is Our Healthcare System Crazy? Monty Python Knows The process of providing care for patients in America can often resemble the best skits from a popular British comedy series. Will the upcoming elections in the United States lighten or darken the mood?


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