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Balance Disorders

Balance problems can stem from dizziness, light-headedness, weakness, or lack of coordination, and often can lead to falls. It's a pervasive problem but one that has not been thoroughly studied, perhaps in part because of the difficulties in determining the cause. Stanford has launched a new Balance Center, making it one of the few medical centers in the country to offer an interdisciplinary program for comprehensive testing and community outreach. A panel of experts discusses the causes and treatments for balance disorders. Speakers: Specialists from the Stanford Balance Center

 


Changing Sleep Patterns as We Age

Even though there are some changes to our sleep patterns as we grow older, there are often other components contributing to a poor night's sleep. This talk discuses normal changes in sleep patterns and other factors that might be interrupting a good night's sleep. Speaker: Mehrdad Ayati, MD

 

 


Diagnosing and Treating Anxiety and Depression in Mid to Late Life
Cognitive and Affective Function in Late Life

Depression and anxiety are two of the most common psychiatric problems among older adults and frequently co-occur. Additionally they may be related to the cognitive functioning of an individual. Learn about the general traits of anxiety and depression, their relationship to cognition, and how they are treated in the older adult.
Speaker: Ruth O’Hara, Ph.D.

 


Prescribing Drugs for an Aging Population: Polypharmacy (Multiple Medications) and the Health of the Elderly

The geriatric population is prescribed the highest proportion of medications in relation to their percentage of the U.S population-13% of current geriatric population purchase 33% of all prescription drugs and this number will increase to 50% by 2040. Prevalence of both adverse drug reactions and treatment failures increase in the older patients. Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) are responsible for 5-28% of acute geriatric medical admissions. It has been estimated that for every one dollar we spend on medications at nursing home facilities, we spend $1.33 in health care resources for the treatment of drug related morbidity and mortality. In this review we will talk about the drug mechanism, why some people are able to tolerate some medications and why some others not, what we can do to change the nature of practice of medicine in the future and how we can provide more safety for us when we age. Speaker: Mehrdad Ayati, MD

 


Sleeping Well as We Age

A common misperception is that we do not need as much sleep as we age -- but it turns out that we need a good night's sleep throughout our lifespan. This talk focuses on the mechanism of sleep, addressing misconceptions about sleep and the practical things we can do to promote healthy sleep habits as we age. Speaker: Rachel Manber, PhD

 

 

 


When is a Senior Moment Just a Senior Moment? The Latest on Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Each of us experiences changes in memory and thinking as we age. Exciting new research opens windows onto early and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and brings hope for new therapies that may help. Speaker: Geoffrey A. Kerchner, MD, PhD

 

 


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