January 2013 | Volume 96 | Issue 1

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Table of Contents

 

ON THE COVER

In the comfort of home
Why it’s better to care for frail elders where they live.
BY HOWARD BELL


FEATURES

Cultivating conversations
Honoring Choices Minnesota helps families plan for the end of life.
BY TROUT LOWEN

Caring for the caregiver
Their well-being is critical to that of the patient.
BY SUZY FRISCH

Geriatrician in chief
James Pacala, M.D., on what physicians should know about caring for older adults.
INTERVIEW BY CARMEN PEOTA

Primary care: why they love it
Physicians and medical students on what they
love about their specialties.


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Using Dementia as the Organizing Principle when Caring for Patients with Dementia and Comorbidities
BY ALAN LAZAROFF, M.D., LYNNE MORISHITA, G.N.P., M.S.N., GEORGE SCHOEPHOERSTER, M.D., AND TERESA MCCARTHY, M.D., M.S., C.M.D.

Empowering Older Adults to Manage Chronic Conditions and Reduce their Risk for Falls
BY JEAN K. WOOD

Seniors and Driving: Three Stories, Three Outcomes
BY KATHY WOODS RAKOWCZYK, OTR/L, CDRS

Facilitating Care Transitions for Older Adults
BY JEAN K. WOOD
 

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note

Letters

Pulse
Hearing aids, preventing falls, a study space for aging in place.

The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
Minnesota’s new House Majority Leader, tackling prescription opioid abuse, an interview with MMA’s new president and more.


PERSPECTIVE

The eye exam
What the notes in medical charts don’t tell you.
BY JONATHAN AVILA


COMMENTARY

What the VA can teach us about geriatric care
Organizations wishing to form new care delivery models should look to two long-standing programs for veterans with multiple chronic illnesses.
BY EDWARD R. RATNER, M.D., MELISSA WEST, M.D., KRISTOPHER N. HARTWIG, M.D., AND BRUCE C. MEYER, M.D.


END NOTE

DollyBelle
A patient’s final gift.
BY CHARLES BRANSFORD, M.D.