Geriatrics

Geriatrics or geriatric medicine[1] is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people.[2] It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician or geriatric physician, a physician who specializes in the care of elderly people. Rather, this decision is determined by the individual patient's needs, and the availability of a specialist.

Diabetes in seniors increases dementia risk

A diagnosis of diabetes in later life is associated with an increased risk of dementia, particularly in individuals with preexisting vascular disease. A population-based matched cohort study in...

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AAIC: Age-related cognitive deficits differ by sex

WASHINGTON – Age-related cognitive declines have a different presentation in women and in men. As men age they show a steeper decline, compared with women, in their ability to name words from a...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta');

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AAIC: Exercise program improves mild cognitive impairment

WASHINGTON – A 3-month program of supervised aerobic exercise and strength training led to modest but statistically significant improvement in cognition in a pilot, single-center study that enrolled...

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