In the Journals

Cholinergic treatment shows promise in primary progressive aphasia

March 11, 2019
Cholinesterase inhibitors, the most frequently used therapeutic agent to treat Alzheimer’s disease, appeared to help patients with primary…

In the Journals

Midlife may not be too late to start exercising

March 8, 2019
Adults who increased leisure-time physical activity later in life had a low risk for mortality comparable to those who maintained activity…

In the Journals

Prolonged postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase Alzheimer's risk

March 8, 2019
Undergoing postmenopausal hormone therapy for 10 years or more may increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to findings published…

In the Journals

Depression associated with increased mortality regardless of CVD

March 7, 2019
Increased risk for all-cause mortality was associated with the presence of depressive symptoms in adults aged 65 years or older, regardless of…

In the Journals

Heart-healthy diets associated with better cognitive function

March 6, 2019
Heart-healthy diets, such as the Mediterranean diet, that are rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate in nuts, fish and alcohol and low in meat and…

Meeting News

Link found between sleep apnea, higher levels of Alzheimer’s disease biomarker

March 4, 2019
Witnessed sleep apneas were significantly associated with tau in a part of the brain that helps with memory, according to findings that will be…

Meeting News

Medical marijuana relieves symptoms of chronic disease in older adults

February 28, 2019
Medical marijuana was safe and effective for improving symptoms such as pain, sleep disorders and anxiety due to chronic diseases in older adults…

In the Journals Plus

High-dose flu vaccine more effective than standard vaccines in older adults

February 22, 2019
Compared with standard-dose influenza vaccines, the high-dose vaccine is more effective in preventing influenza- or pneumonia-associated…

In the Journals

Sedentary lifestyle increases risk for CVD in older women

February 19, 2019
Older women who were sedentary for long periods of time throughout the day had an increased risk for CVD, according to a study published in…

Guidelines

Updated Beers Criteria intended to reduce inappropriate medication use

February 19, 2019
The latest version of the American Geriatrics Society’s Beers Criteria provides guidance for clinicians on which medications most of their…

Flu vaccine 47% effective in US, early estimates show

February 14, 2019
The influenza vaccine has been 47% effective overall this season in the United States, including 46% effective against the predominant circulating…

In the Journals Plus

Osteomyelitis associated with higher rate of fragility fracture at any site

February 12, 2019
Among older men with osteomyelitis, the rate of fragility fracture at any major osteoporotic site is 78% higher compared with those without…

FDA issues warnings to companies selling unapproved products for Alzheimer’s disease

February 11, 2019
The FDA issued several warning letters and online advisory letters to domestic and foreign companies for illegally selling more than 58 products that…

In the Journals

Higher level of education may not protect against dementia

February 11, 2019
Although prior research has shown that having a higher level of education may protect the brain against dementia, new evidence published in…

In the Journals

Trazodone may not stop, delay dementia onset

February 6, 2019
Researchers found no statistically significant association between trazodone use and a reduced risk for dementia among older adults compared with…

In the JournalsPerspective

Vitamin D fails to improve bone density

February 4, 2019
Oral vitamin D doses made no impact on patients’ bone mineral density during a 12-month period in patients aged 70 years and older, according…

In the JournalsPerspective

Statin therapy reduces CV risks across age groups, including elderly

Cardiology Today, March 2019
The use of statin therapy led to notable declines in major vascular events across several age groups, including patients older than 75 years…

In the JournalsPerspective

Statin therapy reduces CV risks across age groups, including elderly

February 1, 2019
The use of statin therapy led to notable declines in major vascular events across several age groups, including patients older than 75 years…

In the Journals Plus

Flu vaccine 72% effective against H1N1 in Canada

January 29, 2019
In Canada, the influenza vaccine has been 72% effective this season against the predominant circulating virus, influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, offering…

In the JournalsPerspective

Intensive BP control reduces risk for mild cognitive impairment

January 28, 2019
BP reductions did not significantly reduce the risk for dementia in patients with hypertension, they did significantly reduce the risk for mild…