Explore the latest in geriatrics from The JAMA Network, including advances in diagnosis and management of cognitive impairment, dementia, osteoporosis, and more.
This imaging substudy of the Harvard Aging Brain Study examined associations between subjective cognitive decline and global β-amyloid and tau burdens in regions of interest in clinically healthy older adults.
This cluster-randomized trial tests whether a complexity science–based staff training intervention promoting high-quality staff interactions improves the impact of an evidence-based falls quality improvement program.
This Teachable Moment discusses the importance of discussions of risks, benefits, and the range of possible outcomes in patients with limited life expectancy.
This Viewpoint describes how exposure to general anesthesia and sedatives may affect cognitive and/or behavioral development in children.
This randomized clinical trial tests the effectiveness and safety of dementia care management in the treatment and care of people with dementia living at home and caregiver burden.
This longitudinal cohort study uses data from the Health and Retirement Study to assess whether higher purpose in life among adequately functioning older adults is associated with lower risk of developing weak grip strength and slow walking speed over time.
This case-control study investigates whether the incidence of dementia in the general population covaries with long-term exposure to microlevels of lithium in drinking water.
This study assesses the association of dissemination of an educational document about the lack of efficacy of docusate with docusate administration and whether changes in docusate administration were associated with changes in the administration of comparable laxatives.
This cluster-randomized trial compares the effectiveness of a group exercise program that focuses on the timing and coordination of movement with a seated strength, endurance, and flexibility program (usual care) on function, disability, and walking ability of older adults.
This Viewpoint proposes the creation of Facebook-integrated health applications to strengthen online communities focused on health care and particularly pediatric chronic diseases.
This randomized trial compares the effect of a program to promote systematic intensive care unit (ICU) admission vs standard practice on 6-month mortality in critically ill elderly patients.
This Medical Letter review summarizes safety concerns regarding proton pump inhibitors such as increased fracture risk, hypomagnesemia and QT prolongation, and acute interstitial nephritis.
This narrative review summarizes recent advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of delirium and highlights critical areas for future research.
This population-based cohort study from the Rotterdam Study evaluates the association between cognitive function and risk of parkinsonism or Parkinson disease in participants who were free of parkinsonism and dementia.
This Medical News story discusses 2 new toolkits aimed at helping primary care physicians detect, diagnose, and manage dementia in patients.