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Study supports safety of PCV13

May 15, 2018
In elderly patients, the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was not associated with increased risk for adverse events compared with the older…

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‘Simple test’ improves dementia prediction rates

May 14, 2018
Among patients with declining Mini-Mental State Examination scores, administration of the Visual Association Test may help identify those at higher…

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Gout not linked to increased risk for bone fracture

May 14, 2018
Gout is not associated with an increased risk for bone fracture, and urate-lowering drugs had no effect on long-term fracture risk, according to…

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Intranasal esketamine shows promise for treatment-resistant depression

May 8, 2018
NEW YORK — Results from two phase-3 studies of esketamine presented here demonstrated clinical significance in treatment-resistant depression…

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Mild TBI increases dementia risk

May 7, 2018
Veterans who had a mild traumatic brain injury and did not lose consciousness were at increased risk for dementia, according to findings recently…

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VIDEO: Rethinking the purpose of benzodiazepines

May 3, 2018
NEW ORLEANS   Benzodiazepines in older patients with delirium may be an acceptable pharmacological approach after all, according to…

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Depression, anxiety leading risk factors for dementia

May 1, 2018
Primary care records in Europe showed neuropsychiatric symptoms, including depression, anxiety and seizures, were among the most common risk factors…

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Some anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia

April 30, 2018
Results from a case-control study in the United Kingdom revealed robust associations between levels of anticholinergic antidepressant, antiparkinson…

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Reflux drugs linked to long-term pneumonia risk in elderly

April 26, 2018
People older than 60 years who took proton pump inhibitors long-term showed an increased risk for developing pneumonia, according to new research…

USPSTF recommends screening for IPV in reproductive-aged women

April 24, 2018
In a draft recommendation statement and evidence review on screening for intimate partner violence, elder abuse and abuse of vulnerable adults, the…

Off-label antipsychotic use rising among community-dwelling dementia patients

April 23, 2018
Although off-label antipsychotic drug use has declined in nursing homes due to efforts from the CMS, use of these drugs has increased slightly among…

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Dos and don’ts for PCPs when discussing dementia with patients

April 23, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Discussions between primary care physicians and patients about dementia are challenging, particularly when patients begin to…

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Higher education linked with lower risk for dementia in African-Americans

April 20, 2018
Study findings demonstrated that higher education level was significantly associated with lower risk for dementia later in life among…

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PCPs on ‘frontline’ for reducing polypharmacy

April 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — The high prevalence of taking — and negatively reacting — to many medication types among the elderly necessitates…

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VIDEO: Even small measures to increase geriatric patients’ activity in the hospital can improve outcomes

April 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – Geriatric patients in the hospital spend as much as 93% of their time in bed, significantly increasing their risk for…

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Debate persists in treating older patients with diabetes

April 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — A one-size-fits-all approach on reaching glycemic targets will not work in older patients with type 2 diabetes, according to…

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VIDEO: Clinicians should watch for 'red flags' of abuse in treating the elderly

April 19, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – Clinicians can play an important role in stopping elder abuse by looking for signs of trauma or neglect during examinations…

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USPSTF: Insufficient evidence vitamin D, calcium prevent fractures

April 17, 2018
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said today that it recommends against low doses of vitamin D or calcium for the prevention of fractures in…

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Antipsychotics, benzodiazepines should not be used to treat delirium

April 12, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – Despite their frequent off-label use in hospitals, antipsychotics and benzodiazepines do not treat delirium in older patients…

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Wildfire smoke exposure increases ED visits for CVD, stroke

April 11, 2018
Older adults who were exposed to smoke during an extensive wildfire season had an increased risk for CV and cerebrovascular ED visits, according to a…