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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

Most older patients say PCPs do not ask about vision

October 19, 2018
More than half of older patients surveyed said their primary care provider did not ask them about their vision, according to findings recently…

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Most older adults open to deprescribing

October 16, 2018
More than 90% of older adults were willing to stop taking one or more medicines if they were reassured by their physician that it was possible…

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Older adults who self-harm at higher risk for unnatural death

October 16, 2018
In the first year after self-harm, only about 12% of older adults were referred by a primary care physician to mental health services, according to…

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Specific RNA splicing events tied to Alzheimer's disease progression

October 15, 2018
Results from a large-scale analysis published in Nature Genetics support dysregulation of messenger RNA splicing in the aging brain as a feature of…

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Improved quadricep strength linked to better function in women with OA

October 11, 2018
Modest improvements in quadricep strength are associated with better performance in chair-stand tests among women — but not men — who are…

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Irregular heartbeat linked to higher risk for dementia, faster cognitive decline

October 10, 2018
Atrial fibrillation was linked to an increased risk for dementia and faster cognitive decline, according to findings recently published in…

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Dementia increases risk for death from hypoglycemia in older adults with diabetes

October 2, 2018
Older adults with diabetes and dementia were 67% more likely to die vs. those with diabetes but without dementia, according to findings presented at…

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Physical activity benefits cognition, pathology in Alzheimer’s disease

September 27, 2018
Study findings revealed a beneficial effect of physical activity on cognition and Alzheimer’s disease pathology in people with genetically…

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Frailty confers death risk after hospitalization for MI

September 27, 2018
Frail patients hospitalized for MI receive less invasive cardiac care than nonfrail patients, and frailty may predict increased all-cause mortality…

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Video game exercises reduce low back pain, improve function

September 25, 2018
A home-based intervention involving video game exercises significantly decreased pain by 27% and increased function by 23% among older patients with…

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CDC: US Alzheimer’s disease burden expected to increase 178% by 2060

September 20, 2018
The burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in the U.S. will nearly double by 2060, according to a CDC press release. The…

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Arthritis highly prevalent in older adults with depression

September 20, 2018
A study published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry reported that arthritis was highly prevalent among older adults with varying…