EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER: No. Megestrol acetate (MA) is neither safe nor effective for stimulating appetite in malnourished nursing home residents....
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The author’s wife struggled with Alzheimer’s disease for 10 years. The insights he provides here are drawn from his experience—and the literature...
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found no high-level evidence that any interventions could delay or prevent clinical...
EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER: Yes. In overweight and obese patients, exercise interventions using a pedometer increase steps by about a mile per day over...
Your older patient exhibits signs and symptoms that suggest delirium. Here’s how to best handle this complication.
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The simple solutions outlined here will help you to sharpen your evaluative tools and improve accuracy.