In the Journals

Adding dairy to Mediterranean diet may enhance cognitive function, psychological well-being

January 17, 2019
Supplementing the Mediterranean diet with dairy foods improved mood and processing speed in Australian adults aged 45 years or older who were also at…

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Moving more in old age may protect memory, thinking

January 16, 2019
Older adults with higher levels of physical activity and movement had better memory and thinking skills regardless of whether they had dementia…

In the Journals

Frailty associated with psychiatric disorders, multicomponent assessment tools needed

January 11, 2019
Although evidence suggests that adults with psychiatric disorders have an increased risk for becoming frail, there is currently a lack of tools…

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Less deep sleep tied to tau pathology in early Alzheimer’s disease

January 11, 2019
Researchers observed an inverse relationship between decreased slow-wave sleep and more tau protein in older adults who were either cognitively…

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Long-term exercise reduces risk for falls among elderly

January 8, 2019
Older adults participating in exercise interventions lasting at least 1 year demonstrated significantly lower odds of falls and injurious falls…

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Home-based intervention program targeting functional goals may reduce disability

January 7, 2019
A home-based, multidisciplinary program focusing on both the individual and the environment decreased disability in low-income adults aged 65 years…

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Comprehensive dementia care may reduce need for long-term care facilities

January 4, 2019
Patients enrolled in a comprehensive dementia care program were less likely to be admitted to a long-term care facility, according to findings…

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Antidepressants linked to hip fracture in elderly before, after treatment initiation

January 3, 2019
In a nationwide cohort study of Swedish older adults, researchers observed a link between antidepressant use and hip fracture in the year before and…

In the Journals

Lung disease tied to greater risk for dementia, mild cognitive impairment

January 2, 2019
Both restrictive and obstructive lung disease were associated with greater risk for incident dementia and mild cognitive impairment in middle-aged…

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Enhanced flu vaccines elicit greater antibody responses in older adults

December 30, 2018
Enhanced influenza vaccines elicit greater antibody responses compared with standard-dose vaccine in older adults, findings from a systematic review…

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Fruits, vegetables, may stave off memory decline in older men

December 27, 2018
Older men who consumed high amounts of vegetables, fruits and fruit juice had significantly lower odds of scoring “moderate” or…

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Benzodiazepine use among US adults higher than previously reported

December 21, 2018
The prevalence of benzodiazepine use among adults in the United States was higher than previously reported, according to a study analyzing data from…

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‘Room for improvement’ in diagnosing dementia in primary care

December 21, 2018
Dementia was misclassified in 35.7% of cases in primary care, despite the use of at least one of the most frequently recommended tests to assess for…

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Exercise program reverses functional decline in hospitalized elderly

December 14, 2018
An individualized, multicomponent exercise intervention demonstrated safety and efficacy in improving functional decline associated with acute…

Point/Counter

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 Diseases in Children, December 2018
The vaccine that is needed to prevent pneumococcal disease should include proteins that are present in all or nearly all pneumococci. The best option…

Cover Story

PCV13 vaccination highly effective but complicated by serotype replacement

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2018
The winter holidays bring generations of families together. The season also brings a heightened risk for respiratory infections, such as influenza…

In the Journals

Dementia incidence increased 117% globally from 1990 to 2016

December 13, 2018
The incidence of dementia increased by 117% between 1990 and 2016, according to data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors…

In the Journals

Music intervention may improve mood, agitation in dementia

December 4, 2018
After engaging in a person-centered music intervention, individuals with dementia showed a positive change in mood and a decrease in agitation…

In the JournalsPerspective

Most older patients prefer not to discuss life expectancy

November 29, 2018
The majority of older adults did not want to talk about life expectancy with their primary care providers, according to findings recently published…

Perspective

CDC: Heart disease, cancer leading causes of death in 2017

November 29, 2018
The 10 leading causes of death in the United States in 2017 were the same as 2016, with heart disease and cancer topping the list, according to a…