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Elder Abuse and Neglect

The number of persons affected by elder mistreatment and self-neglect is growing—with consequent increases in morbidity and premature mortality.

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Dementia

Growing evidence suggests a link between obesity and dementia, but risk may be heightened or lowered, depending on age. In this study, early to mid-life obesity was linked with increased risk of later dementia.

The notion that vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease was confirmed by the results of the largest study of its kind.

Therapeutic lying, a concept that is currently seeping into the medical literature, is the practice of deliberately deceiving patients for reasons considered in their best interest.

Vascular surgeons, internists, and neurologists all exist—but why aren’t there any vascular psychiatrists? There certainly is a need.

Here: an update on the current state of CSF fluid-borne markers for Alzheimer disease and what they may portend.

Placing black floor mats in front of exits to deter demented nursing home residents from dangerous wandering may pose ethical questions.

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