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VIDEO: Reduce prescribing in patients with dementia

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – Clinicians should consider nonpharmacological options when managing geriatric patients with advanced dementia, according to a…

In the Journals

Survey measures knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease in rural areas

April 12, 2019
A new measure designed to assess knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease in rural, underserved populations, known as the Basic Knowledge of…


Increase in Parkinson’s disease cases looming; What PCPs need to know

April 8, 2019
The number of patients with Parkinson’s disease worldwide was 2.5 million in 1990 and jumped more than 100% in the 25 years since to an…

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Consistent CPAP use may improve cognitive function in older patients

April 5, 2019
Older patients with obstructive sleep apnea who used continuous positive airway pressure therapy for at least 4 hours nightly for 1 year had improved…

OCT predicted to help optometrists detect, manage Alzheimer’s disease

April 3, 2019
A recent study by researchers from the Duke Eye Center shows that OCT angiography can detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease in seconds. The…

Pets help older adults manage health issues

April 3, 2019
Older adults with a pet, whether it was a dog, cat, bird or fish, reported that their pet helped them get active, cope with mental health issues and…

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Amyloid PET scans improve dementia diagnosis, management

April 2, 2019
Amyloid positron emission tomography, or PET, changed the clinical management in most patients with mild cognitive impairment and most patients with…

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Unique form of chronic rhinosinusitis identified in older patients

April 1, 2019
A unique inflammatory signature among older patients with chronic rhinosinusitis may make them less responsive to steroid treatment, according to…

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Antipsychotics may be ineffective for delirium, may increase severity

March 27, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The data behind prescribing antipsychotics to treat patients with delirium may not be “as strong as we…

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Waiting to vaccinate older adults may reduce flu cases, deaths

March 26, 2019
Vaccinating older adults against influenza from October to May instead of August to May could prevent at least 11,400 more influenza cases and…

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New guideline for diabetes in older adults emphasizes simpler diabetes regimens, looser glycemic targets

March 25, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — A new guideline from the Endocrine Society released at the group’s annual meeting highlights simpler diabetes regimens and…

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Updated guidance on asymptomatic bacteriuria adds patients who should not be tested

March 22, 2019
The Infectious Diseases Society of America has issued updated clinical practice guidelines for the management of asymptomatic bacteriuria, or ASB…


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 Disease News, March 2019
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PCV13 vaccination highly effective but complicated by serotype replacement

Infectious Disease News, March 2019
Research has shown that bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia may peak in late winter. According to the CDC, the populations at greatest risk for…

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Aspirin no longer recommended for most adults

March 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS —Aspirin is no longer recommended for primary prevention of CVD in most adults aged 70 and older, according to new American Heart…

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Fitness increases survival rates regardless of CV burden in elderly

March 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Increased fitness in adults aged at least 70 years may lead to better survival rates despite CVD risk factor burden, according to…

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Diet quality at midlife does not influence dementia risk

March 12, 2019
Patients’ diet quality during midlife was not significantly associated with a subsequent risk for dementia, according to findings recently…

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High systolic BP associated with less cognitive decline

March 11, 2019
Patients aged 75 years and older who underwent treatment for systolic BP of 130 mm Hg or higher showed less cognitive impairment vs. those with…

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Cholinergic treatment shows promise in primary progressive aphasia

March 11, 2019
Cholinesterase inhibitors, the most frequently used therapeutic agent to treat Alzheimer’s disease, appeared to help patients with primary…

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Midlife may not be too late to start exercising

March 8, 2019
Adults who increased leisure-time physical activity later in life had a low risk for mortality comparable to those who maintained activity…