Geriatric Pain

USPSTF Recommends Exercise to Reduce Fall Risk in Elderly

USPSTF Recommends Exercise to Reduce Fall Risk in Elderly

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends exercise to prevent falls in at-risk community-dwelling adults aged 65 years and older.

Fall Risk Increased With Poor Sleep Quality and Daytime Sleepiness

Fall Risk Increased With Poor Sleep Quality and Daytime Sleepiness

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Recurrent fall risk in the elderly is affected by daytime sleepiness and poor quality of sleep regardless of sedative use.

Alendronate Lowers Risk of Hip Fracture in Older Patients

Alendronate Lowers Risk of Hip Fracture in Older Patients

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Among elderly patients using medium to high doses of prednisolone, alendronate treatment was associated with a significantly lower risk of hip fracture.

Perceived Control Important in Treating Pain, Depression in Older Patients

Perceived Control Important in Treating Pain, Depression in Older Patients

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Treatment of older people with depression and pain should be multifactorial, including a psychological component with a focus on perceived control.

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