In the Journals

Low-dose amisulpride effective for late-onset psychosis

June 8, 2018
Researchers found low-dose amisulpride was an effective and well-tolerated treatment for older patients with very late-onset schizophrenia-like…

In the Journals

Educational video does not affect dementia care

June 8, 2018
An advance care planning video did not impact preferences, do-not-hospitalize directives or burdensome treatments for patients with advanced…

Experts call for integrated, collaborative research agenda for Alzheimer’s disease

June 8, 2018
At the Alzheimer's Disease Research Summit 2018, experts presented recommendations for an integrated, multidisciplinary research agenda designed to…

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Major depression worsens with age

June 7, 2018
Older age was associated with poorer major depressive disorder course, according to 2-year follow-up data published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

Meeting News

Warm baths improve sleep quality

June 5, 2018
Bathing in moderate temperature water may improve sleep quality for elderly individuals with insomnia, according to findings that will be presented…

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Medical marijuana alleviates pain in older patients

June 5, 2018
Medical marijuana decreased pain and reduced analgesic use in older patients, according to findings presented at the American Geriatrics Society…

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Yoga reduces frequency of urinary incontinence

June 4, 2018
Yoga may be a feasible alternative management strategy for ambulatory middle-aged and older women with frequent urinary incontinence, according to…

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Mediterranean diet lowers risk for air pollution-related complications, CVD death

June 4, 2018
The Mediterranean diet reduced risks for CVD-related mortality and complications often linked to long-term exposure to air pollutants, according to…

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Geriatric assessment improves oncologists’ communication with older patients

June 1, 2018
CHICAGO — Use of geriatric assessment during routine care of older individuals with advanced cancer significantly improved physician-patient…

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New findings on osteoporosis screening in older men differ from USPSTF

June 1, 2018
New research suggests that men older than 65 years with known risk factors for fractures should be screened for osteoporosis, according to findings…

In the Journals

Long-term exercise improves thinking skills in older adults

May 30, 2018
Exercising for at least 52 hours over the course of about 6 months benefits cognition in older adults with and without cognitive impairment…

In the Journals

Reading, playing games in late life may delay, prevent dementia

May 30, 2018
Older adults who actively participated in intellectual activities — such as reading, playing card and board games and betting on horse racing…

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Most with preclinical Alzheimer’s disease will not develop dementia

May 29, 2018
Study findings published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia found that most individuals with preclinical disease will not develop Alzheimer’s…

Meeting News

Behavioral treatment improves sleep in veterans

May 25, 2018
Behavioral insomnia therapy combined with a positive airway pressure adherence program may improve sleep in adults with coexisting obstructive sleep…

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Low CV risk profiles may reduce incidence of frailty in older age

May 24, 2018
Adults aged 60 to 69 years with near-ideal CV risk factors have lower incidence of geriatric conditions and frailty, according to recently published…

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Social isolation increases risk for death in HF

May 23, 2018
Patients with HF who said they felt socially isolated had increased use of health care services and an increased risk for death compared with those…

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Intense exercise does not slow cognitive impairment in dementia

May 18, 2018
A 4-month, moderate- to high-intensity aerobic and strength exercise training program did not delay cognitive decline in older adults with mild to…

Meeting News

High-dose flu vaccine proves cost-effective

May 18, 2018
Administering a high-dose influenza vaccine as opposed to standard-dose reduced health care expenditures, according to trial results presented at the…

In the Journals

Healthy diet may prevent brain shrinkage

May 16, 2018
Older adults who consumed a high-quality diet — one rich in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts and fish — had larger brain tissue…

In the Journals

Wealth in late life associated with dementia risk in England

May 16, 2018
In a nationally representative sample of English adults aged 65 years and older, those in the lowest wealth quintile had a higher risk for developing…