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15.09.2021 | Correction

Correction to: Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia: Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions

The original version of this article unfortunately contained some mistakes. The affiliation numbers in author group should be listed as Silpa Balachandran 1 , Elizabeth L. Matlock 2 , Michelle L. Conroy 2,3 and Chadrick E. Lane 4 with the following …

Silpa Balachandran, Elizabeth L. Matlock, Michelle L. Conroy, Chadrick E. Lane

14.08.2021 | Geriatric Urology (H Richter and C Parker-Autry, Section Editors)

Urinary Incontinence in People Living with Cognitive Impairment

Urinary incontinence (UI) is defined by the International Continence Society as “involuntary leakage of urine”. [ 1 ] UI is common and its prevalence increases in association with both age and increasing comorbidity and dependence; in …

Adrian Wagg, Rebecca Lee

11.08.2021 | Geriatric Psychiatry (S Lehmann, Section Editor) Open Access

Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia: Diagnosis and Treatment Interventions

Dementia is a significant clinical concern for those practicing geriatrics and primary care. Due to the variety of possible presentations and conditions, diagnosis may be challenging. Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a leading cause of dementia in …

Silpa Balachandran, Elizabeth L. Matlock, Michelle L. Conroy, Chadrick E. Lane

28.07.2021 | Geriatric Psychiatry (S Lehmann, Section Editor)

Emergent and Non-Emergent Agitation in the Older Adult: Evaluation and Management

According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, during 2014–2017, approximately 20% of all emergency department visits in the United States were made by adults aged 60 and over [ 1 ]. As the population of older adults grows to a …

Shobana Subramanian, Mario Fahed, Ebony Dix, Kirsten M. Wilkins

28.07.2021 | Geriatric Psychiatry (S Lehmann, Section Editor)

An Overview of Anxiety, Trauma-Related and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

Anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders are common and underrecognized in older adults. Collectively, these syndromes contribute to diminished quality of life, increased disability, and greater healthcare costs, underscoring …

Michelle L. Conroy, Laura I. van Dyck, Chadrick E. Lane, Joan M. Cook

24.07.2021 | Geriatric Psychiatry (S Lehmann, Section Editor)

Evaluation and Management of Alcohol use Disorder among Older Adults

The prevalence of substance use disorders (SUD) among older adults is rising in the United States and alcohol is the most commonly used substance in this population. The 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that approximately …

Pallavi Joshi, Karen T Duong, Louis A. Trevisan, Kirsten M. Wilkins

08.01.2021 | Neurology of Aging (K Marder, Section Editor)

Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Expanding therapeutic targets from proteins to nucleic acids has opened up exciting areas of opportunity in neurodegenerative disorders. Antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) are synthetic short single-stranded chains of nucleic acids that target …

Claudia M. Testa

07.01.2021 | Geriatric Psychiatry (C Quatman and C Quatman-Yates, Section Editors)

Nutritional Considerations in Geriatric Orthopedics

By 2050, there will be approximately 83.7 million Americans aged 65 and over [ 1 ]. As the population ages in the USA, the prevalence of fractures in older people continues to climb. Fragility fractures as a result of aging and osteoporosis are …

Tyler Youngman, Dustin Rinehart, Megan Sorich, Jennifer Oberstar, Teresa McCarthy

03.12.2019 | Geriatric Urology (T Griebling, Section Editor)

Urinary Incontinence in Elderly Men: Update on Evaluation and Treatment

The US population continues to age. Adults over 65 years old account for 15.6% of the US population based on US Census Bureau data, and this is expected to increase to 20% by 2030. By 2035, the US Census Bureau projects that people over the age of …

Raveen Syan, Craig V. Comiter

26.11.2019 | Geriatric Psychiatry (S Lehmann, Section Editor)

Synthetic Review of Financial Capacity in Cognitive Disorders: Foundations, Interventions, and Innovations

In 2014, 14.5% (46.3 million) of the US population was aged older than 65 years and by 2030 all individuals of the Baby Boomer generation will be of retirement age accounting for one in five Americans [ 1 ]. By 2040, older adults will outnumber …

Milap A. Nowrangi, Gorkem Sevinc, Vidyulata Kamath

11.11.2019 | Nursing (R D’Aoust, Section Editor)

Caring for the Older Person Who Is Diagnosed with Cancer: a Toolbox for the Geriatric Nurse

Age increases the probably of a diagnosis of cancer [ 1 ]. The mean age at which a diagnosis of cancer is made in the USA is 66 years with a range of 65 to 74 years [ 1 ]. Geriatric syndromes [ 2 ••], malignant and non-malignant comorbidities [ 3 …

Janine Overcash

22.10.2019 | Nursing (R D’Aoust, Section Editor)

Insomnia in Older Adults

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders in older adults. It is defined as complaints of difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, or early morning awakenings with the inability to return to sleep in the presence of …

Vivian Nguyen, Tessy George, Glenna S. Brewster