Hospitalizations can be very difficult for nursing home residents. They can be upsetting and uncomfortable, and can increase risks of medical complications. Spending a lot of time in a hospital bed can result in loss of strength, which can leave an older person more likely to fall. Older adults may … more
Depression in older adults is getting more and more attention from the public, and it should. The proportion of older adults diagnosed with depression nearly doubled, from 3.2 percent to 6.3 percent, across all older persons' demographics, between 1992 to 2005.
Delirium is sudden and serious confusion that makes it hard to pay attention or think clearly. Older adults are more likely to become delirious than younger people are.
Researchers looked at whether older adults’ abilities to engage in basic activities of daily living had any relationship to whether these individuals lived longer.