Category Archives: Geriatrics

Study: Ginkgo biloba has no effect on Alzheimer’s, dementia – USATODAY.com

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My Take;

Improving one’s memory should be done all during your life. Proven methods of reading and stimulating your mind throughout childhood, adulthood and beyond should be promoted daily. When early dementia sets in, it is really too late to undo change.


Distance vision is all a blur to more of us

Distance vision is all a blur to more of us LA Times

A study finds that 17% more Americans have myopia than 30 years ago. Close-up computer work could be a reason.

By Shari Roan

December 15 2009

For an increasing number of Americans, life’s a blur. The complete article can be viewed at:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-sci-myopia15-2009dec15,0,6467519.story

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My Take:

Healthy living includes getting regular exercise as well as good nutrition. It is important to get outside and reap the benefits of the sunshine and air around us. Constantly staring at a computer screen in a work module is not helping our bodies maintain the best of health.


Scratching the surface: Causes of itching in geriatric patients go beyond dry skin

By Lisette Hilton
Winston-Salem, N.C. — A diagnosis of dry skin only scratches the surface of causes of geriatric itching. And the oversimplified diagnosis can lead to inadequate treatment. Dr. Yosipovitch Aging skin is perhaps the most common of causes, says Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., professor of dermatology, neurobiology and anatomy at Wake Forest…

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My Take:

Itching can be quite annoying in anyone but in the elder population it is important to address causes that are different in the younger population. This article reviews specific measures to take to determine cause. A good read.