In August 2009, the Richmond Times Dispatch took an in-depth look at some of the issues facing geriatric care in the Richmond area, and solutions that VCUHS is developing to address them. Watch the video below or visit the Times Dispatch website for the article.
Geriatric Health Care Featured in Times Dispatch
Dr. Peter Boling on Independence at Home Act
Dr. Peter Boling, Professor of Geriatric Medicine at VCU Medical Center, explains how the Independence at Home Act can dramatically advance the health outcomes and care chronically ill patients by providing care in the community. Watch the video below, or view Dr. Boling’s message here » For frail and immobile patients, getting to a doctor’s office […]
Vaccination Safety Tips for Older Adults
The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging has published a new tip sheet discussing the benefits of early influenza vaccinations for seniors. Read more »
More Alzheimer’s Risk for Hispanics, Studies Find
An article in the New York Times cites several factors, many linked to low income or cultural dislocation, which may put Hispanics at greater risk for dementia, including higher rates of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, stroke and possibly hypertension.
Silver Alerts for Missing Seniors
One frightening reality Alzheimer’s caregivers face is the potential for a loved one to wander and not be able to find their way home. A new idea has emerged–an Amber Alert system for the elderly, appropriately called Silver Alert. Currently, 11 states have Silver Alert-type programs, and legislation has been introduced to turn state efforts […]