Geriatrics News

Fall prevention key to avoiding injuryNov 12, 2018
In sports it’s said that the best offense is a good defense, and that can be true for falls too – two orthopedic surgeons offer prevention tips and discuss common injuries that can occur when people fall.
Baylor hosts Update on Alzheimer’s Disease lectureOct 26, 2018
Experts will present the latest in research and information for patients and caregivers at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Nov. 8.
Study offers novel approach to geriatric person-centered careOct 3, 2018
In a study published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers describe ways to make person-centered care more actionable for older people.
Grant addresses cognitive decline in aging populationSep 12, 2018
A new grant is looking at designing a smart home environment powered by a wearable device and connected smart tags that would help monitor day-to-day tasks of a dementia patient.
INSiGHT identifies unique retinal regulatory genesAug 29, 2018
Researches at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children have developed a new platform called INSiGHT that enables them to uncover new regulators of retina neurons.
Cruise into summer vacation with these travel tipsJun 7, 2018
Dr. Angela Catic shares her tips on how elderly and their family members should plan in advance for their cruise trips.
Why letting go may be best for your loved oneApr 25, 2018
Although it can be a difficult decision to make, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine says keeping loved ones comfortable during their last days may be the best option to avoid painful and unhelpful interventions.
Holidays and hearing loss: How to enjoy time with familyNov 16, 2017
For people who suffer from hearing loss, loud family gatherings over the holidays can cause frustration, confusion and even isolation.
Keep an eye on elderly family members this holiday season Nov 15, 2017
Dr. Angela Catic gives tips on signs and symptoms to look for when traveling with or visiting an elder adult.
Staying hydrated is key for elder adults this summerJun 22, 2017
As temperatures continue to rise, the risk of heat exhaustion, heat stroke and dehydration also increase among adults 65 years of age and older.