In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in geriatric medicine. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

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Risk for Alzheimer’s does not differ between sexes

August 28, 2017
Men and women with apolipoprotein E 3/4 had similar risk for Alzheimer’s disease from ages 55 to 85 years, whereas women had increased risk at…
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Sedentary behavior increases mortality risk for frail, inactive adults

August 25, 2017
The risk of death was heightened by sedentary time for frail adults who were inactive, according to findings published in the Canadian Medical
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Poor REM sleep may increase risk for dementia

August 23, 2017
Less time spent in rapid eye movement sleep was associated with increased risk for incident dementia, according to recent findings. “Different…
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Lithium in drinking water linked to lower dementia rates

August 23, 2017
Long-term exposure to microlevels of lithium in drinking water may reduce dementia incidence, according to recent findings. “Animal studies…
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Suicide follow-up severely lacking in older adults

August 22, 2017
Older adults admitted to the ED with suicidal ideation or attempt were less likely to receive mental health evaluations or referral resources…
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Antidepressant use in Alzheimer’s disease increases risk for head injury, TBI

August 21, 2017
Risks for head injuries and traumatic brain injuries were significantly higher among adults newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease who…
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Serotonin may play important role in aging brain, dementia

August 18, 2017
Recent findings suggested the serotonin system may be an effective target for prevention and treatment of mild cognitive impairment. “Now that…
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Simulation suggests substantial lifetime costs for dementia

August 17, 2017
A simulation of costs associated with dementia and caring for an individual with dementia indicated substantial increases in lifetime care costs…
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Survey suggests partisanship doomed health care reform, public split on many ACA components

August 16, 2017
A greater Republican division on the issue of health care reform than originally thought in addition to the Democrats’ determination to not…
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Higher purpose in life impacts physical functioning in older adults

August 16, 2017
Having a higher sense of purpose in life was associated with decreased risk for weakening grip strength and slower walking speed among older adults…
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