Jun 15, 2020 - L.C. is a 70-year-old Asian American woman who retired from teaching middle school five years ago. She lives independently and has a daughter and grandchildren who live within 30 miles of her. She presents for a follow-up visit to renew her hypertension medications. Her blood pressure ...
American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice
Jun 15, 2020 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.
American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
May 15, 2020 - Nonpharmacologic approaches to agitation or aggression in patients with dementia are more effective than medication (e.g., haloperidol). Outdoor activities, multidisciplinary care, and massage and touch therapy with or without music are all effective.
American Family Physician : POEMs
Sep 15, 2019 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering heath care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.
American Family Physician : Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse
Apr 1, 2019 - What is the best way for family physicians to determine prognosis and applicability of palliative care for patients with dementia?
American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation
Apr 1, 2018 - Physicians should consider not using antipsychotics in patients with dementia. Patients with dementia, including Alzheimer disease, who are treated with antipsychotics for any length of time have a higher mortality rate than those not taking antipsychotics.
American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers
Nov 15, 2017 - The AAFP Cognitive Care Kit was designed to give primary care physicians access to recommended materials to identify, screen, care for, and educate patients with cognitive impairment, as well as assist caregivers.
American Family Physician : Editorials