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Subclinical hearing loss may be associated with cognitive impairment

December 13, 2019
The association between hearing loss and cognition may begin earlier than previously thought — even when patients are still considered to have…

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Q&A: Model predicts 6-month mortality in older adults hospitalized for heart attack

December 12, 2019
Professional cardiology and geriatrics societies have expressed a need for risk-stratification tools specific to older adults, and researchers have…

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Perceived meaning in life associated with better health outcomes

December 10, 2019
The presence of and search for meaning in life may impact health and well-being, with a significant difference in this association for adults younger…

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Studies provide insight into 'loneliness epidemic' among older adults

December 10, 2019
A pair of studies published in Psychology and Aging found that among older Americans, claims of a “loneliness epidemic” reflect the…

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1 in 3 older Eliquis users at risk for ‘potentially serious’ interactions

December 4, 2019
One in three older adults prescribed Eliquis has used an over-the-counter medication or dietary supplement that may cause a potentially serious…

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Warfarin users may have higher risk for fracture

November 25, 2019
Patients with atrial fibrillation who used warfarin had a higher fracture risk than those who used direct oral anticoagulants, according to a study…

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When to ask older patients to stop driving is ‘not cut and dried’

November 14, 2019
AAA projects that approximately 20% of all drivers will be 65 years of age or older by 2030. Primary care physicians play a critical role in…

Meeting News

Geriatric IBD mortality trend highlights need for ‘more standardized guidelines’

November 12, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — The odds of inpatient mortality were nearly four times higher among geriatric adults than adults aged younger than 75 years who…

Meeting News

Mesalamine most commonly prescribed Crohn’s disease treatment among older patients

November 6, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Older patients with Crohn’s disease were less likely to receive biologic agents and more than twice as likely to receive…

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One question boosts memory tests’ effectiveness

November 5, 2019
Conservative estimates indicate that more than 100,000 U.S. Medicare recipients have undiagnosed dementia, according to published reports. The…

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Head trauma, TBI important causes of memory loss beyond Alzheimer’s disease

October 24, 2019
Clinicians may be able to distinguish between memory loss caused by traumatic brain injury, or TBI, vs. Alzheimer’s disease by using tailored…

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Flu shot timing: What PCPs need to know

October 18, 2019
The estimated burden of the 2017-2018 influenza season was 48.8 million illnesses, 959,000 hospitalizations and 79,400 deaths, according to the CDC…

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Nonpharmacological dementia interventions may be more effective in reducing aggression, agitation

October 15, 2019
Nonpharmacologic interventions, including massage and touch therapy, may be more effective than pharmacologic methods in reducing aggression and…

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Chair-based yoga and exercise may improve quality of life in patients with dementia

October 11, 2019
For older adults with dementia, three nonpharmacological interventions — chair yoga, music intervention and chair-based exercise — were…

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Mobility impairment during hospitalization for MI may predict functional decline

October 7, 2019
Impaired mobility during hospitalization for acute MI may be a risk factor for functional decline among older patients who survived the event…

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Intervention may reduce treatment burden in patients with multiple chronic conditions

October 7, 2019
For older adults with multiple chronic conditions, an intervention program designed to align patient care with individual health goals may be…

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Donepezil carries higher hospitalization risk than other Alzheimer’s drugs

October 2, 2019
Older patients prescribed donepezil had a higher risk for hospital admission for rhabdomyolysis than patients prescribed rivastigmine or galantamine…

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Telehealth improves quality of life for dementia patients, caregivers

September 30, 2019
The quality of life of patients with dementia and their caregivers can be improved through a collaborative telehealth care intervention that provides…

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Amount of alcohol consumed tied to dementia risk in older adults

September 27, 2019
The amount of alcohol older adults consume affects their risk for dementia differently depending on whether they have mild cognitive impairment…

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Research continues for disease-modifying therapy in Alzheimer’s disease

September 24, 2019
Following the discontinuation of a phase 3 trial of aducanumab, an anti-amyloid compound that showed potential as a disease-modifying therapy, or…