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…

In the Journals

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…

In the JournalsPerspective

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

‘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…

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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…

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DHEA therapy may preserve bone, muscle mass in older women

November 27, 2018
Among older women, the adrenal steroid dehydroepiandrosterone may attenuate declines in bone mineral density and modestly increase fat-free mass over…

Meeting News

MRI scans identify differences between Alzheimer’s disease converters, non-converters

November 20, 2018
Researchers identified quantifiable differences between older adults who developed Alzheimer’s disease and those who did not using diffusion…

In the JournalsPerspective

Insufficient vitamin D levels tied to earlier death in older men

November 13, 2018
Insufficient vitamin D levels were linked to earlier death in older men living in Thailand, according to findings published in Geriatrics and

Meeting News

Grandparents, facing greater challenges, step up to raise kids

November 12, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Despite facing more physical and mental health challenges, grandparents raising their grandchildren appear to be coping with…

In the Journals

AI technology helps predict future Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis

November 8, 2018
A study published in Radiology showed that a deep learning model predicted Alzheimer’s disease with 82% specificity and 100% sensitivity about…

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Concomitant use of dementia drugs may speed-up decline in Alzheimer’s disease

November 5, 2018
Clinical trial participants receiving concomitant medications for dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease — particularly memantine added to…

Nearly 40% of adults do not know shingles vaccine exists

October 29, 2018
Only 38% of adults in the U.S. knew a vaccine for shingles was available, a survey by the American Osteopathic Association recently found. The…

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USPSTF: Screen for intimate partner violence, but evidence insufficient for elder abuse

October 23, 2018
The USPSTF gave a B-level recommendation to screening for intimate partner violence in women of reproductive age and for women who screen positive…