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

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

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

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 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 Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…