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Alternative antibiotics do not reduce UTI-related hospitalizations, deaths in older adults

January 24, 2019
Alternative antibiotics to nitrofurantoin for treating suspected urinary tract infection in older patients were associated with lower odds of…

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Blood-brain barrier breakdown may indicate early Alzheimer's disease

January 24, 2019
People with early cognitive dysfunction developed brain capillary damage and blood-brain barrier breakdown in the hippocampus independent of…

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Link found between body size, physical activity, sex, life expectancy

January 22, 2019
A person’s body size, physical activity and sex were associated with the possibility that person reached 90 years of age, according to findings…

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Frailty impacts susceptibility to dementia

January 18, 2019
Study findings published in The Lancet Neurology indicated that frailty makes older adults more susceptible to Alzheimer’s dementia and…

Feature

How clinicians can identify, address food insecurity in older patients

January 18, 2019
Almost 8% of all U.S. households had at least one adult aged 65 years and older experience food insecurity in 2017, a number almost certain to…

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Adding dairy to Mediterranean diet may enhance cognitive function, psychological well-being

January 17, 2019
Supplementing the Mediterranean diet with dairy foods improved mood and processing speed in Australian adults aged 45 years or older who were also at…

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Moving more in old age may protect memory, thinking

January 16, 2019
Older adults with higher levels of physical activity and movement had better memory and thinking skills regardless of whether they had dementia…

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Frailty associated with psychiatric disorders, multicomponent assessment tools needed

January 11, 2019
Although evidence suggests that adults with psychiatric disorders have an increased risk for becoming frail, there is currently a lack of tools…

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Less deep sleep tied to tau pathology in early Alzheimer’s disease

January 11, 2019
Researchers observed an inverse relationship between decreased slow-wave sleep and more tau protein in older adults who were either cognitively…

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Long-term exercise reduces risk for falls among elderly

January 8, 2019
Older adults participating in exercise interventions lasting at least 1 year demonstrated significantly lower odds of falls and injurious falls…

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Home-based intervention program targeting functional goals may reduce disability

January 7, 2019
A home-based, multidisciplinary program focusing on both the individual and the environment decreased disability in low-income adults aged 65 years…

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Comprehensive dementia care may reduce need for long-term care facilities

January 4, 2019
Patients enrolled in a comprehensive dementia care program were less likely to be admitted to a long-term care facility, according to findings…

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Antidepressants linked to hip fracture in elderly before, after treatment initiation

January 3, 2019
In a nationwide cohort study of Swedish older adults, researchers observed a link between antidepressant use and hip fracture in the year before and…

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Lung disease tied to greater risk for dementia, mild cognitive impairment

January 2, 2019
Both restrictive and obstructive lung disease were associated with greater risk for incident dementia and mild cognitive impairment in middle-aged…

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Enhanced flu vaccines elicit greater antibody responses in older adults

December 30, 2018
Enhanced influenza vaccines elicit greater antibody responses compared with standard-dose vaccine in older adults, findings from a systematic review…

In the JournalsPerspective

Fruits, vegetables, may stave off memory decline in older men

December 27, 2018
Older men who consumed high amounts of vegetables, fruits and fruit juice had significantly lower odds of scoring “moderate” or…

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Benzodiazepine use among US adults higher than previously reported

December 21, 2018
The prevalence of benzodiazepine use among adults in the United States was higher than previously reported, according to a study analyzing data from…

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‘Room for improvement’ in diagnosing dementia in primary care

December 21, 2018
Dementia was misclassified in 35.7% of cases in primary care, despite the use of at least one of the most frequently recommended tests to assess for…

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Exercise program reverses functional decline in hospitalized elderly

December 14, 2018
An individualized, multicomponent exercise intervention demonstrated safety and efficacy in improving functional decline associated with acute…

Point/Counter

Would it be more beneficial to promote a pneumococcal vaccine that includes all or most serotypes to prevent disease or a ‘custom’ vaccine based on serotype prevalence?

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2018
The vaccine that is needed to prevent pneumococcal disease should include proteins that are present in all or nearly all pneumococci. The best option…