In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

FDA News

Cologuard approved for adults aged 45 and older

September 23, 2019
Cologuard, a non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test, has been approved for use in at-risk patients aged 45 and older. Previously…

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More women enrolling in internal medicine residencies, fewer in subspecialty fellowships

September 23, 2019
Over a 25-year period, the number of women enrolled in internal medicine residencies increased, but the prevalence of women in subspecialty…

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Poor diet increases frailty risk in older age

September 20, 2019
Poorer overall diet quality and lower vegetable protein intake increased the risk for frailty in old age, according to findings published in the…

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Exercise benefits neuropsychological function in individuals with MCI

September 19, 2019
Participation in an aerobic exercise training or a stretching and toning program was linked to improved performance on memory and executive function…

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Bispectral EEG may detect delirium, predict mortality in older inpatients

September 12, 2019
Researchers found that bispectral electroencephalography, or EEG, can predict patient outcomes, including mortality, in older hospitalized patients…

Top articles for World Alzheimer’s Month

September 11, 2019
Within the next 30 years, the number of people with dementia is set to triple, according to WHO. About 50 million people have dementia worldwide…

Guidelines

USPSTF: Insufficient evidence to screen asymptomatic older adults for cognitive impairment

September 10, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently concluded that the evidence is insufficient to recommend screening for cognitive impairment in…

In the Journals

Depression linked to disability in older Chinese Americans

September 9, 2019
Researchers found a significant relationship between depressive symptoms and onset of functional disability among U.S. Chinese older adults…

Meeting News

Older patients do not benefit from aspirin for CVD prevention

September 5, 2019
Taking aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease does not benefit older adults, according to findings from the ASPREE trial presented…

In the Journals

Evidence does not support antipsychotics for prevention, treatment of delirium in hospitals

September 5, 2019
Haloperidol and second-generation antipsychotics should not be routinely used to prevent or treat delirium in hospitalized patients based on evidence…

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Migraine significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease

September 5, 2019
A history of migraine was a significant risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and for all-cause dementia, but not vascular dementia, according to a…

In the Journals

Better treatment, more research needed for older adults with mental disorders

August 30, 2019
Older adults have the lowest mental health service use despite having a high prevalence of mental health conditions, according to a viewpoint…

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Only 1 in 5 older adults in LTACH alive after 5 years

August 29, 2019
Just 18% of older adults admitted to a long-term acute care hospital were alive after 5 years, making the prognosis for these patients worse than…