Geriatrics-Palliative Care

Experts share real cases, offer practice tips, and discuss the latest research in geriatrics and palliative care medicine.

Tales From Geriatric Practice

Mark E. Williams, MD

  • The Peculiar Timing of Death A lesson learned early in my medical career was poignantly underscored many years later.
  • Living to 100 Age 99 was not good enough. My patient enlisted my help to change her advance directive. She wanted to make it to 100, and she wanted the birthday card to show for it.

Evidence & Clinical Insights

William H. Hung, MD, MPH

  • Alzheimer's Disease Treatment on the Horizon or False Dawn? Effective clinical treatment of dementia has eluded us thus far. Dr William Hung comments on the potential for two biologic agents and one modifiable risk factor.
  • Palliative Care Update for Clinicians Timely initiation of palliative care services is a challenge, especially for those with noncancer diagnoses, but recent studies offer novel approaches to end-of-life care planning across settings.

Mark E. Williams, MD Mark E. Williams, MD Emeritus Ward K. Ensminger Distinguished Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; Attending Physician, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, North Carolina

William H. Hung, MD, MPH William H. Hung, MD, MPH Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

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