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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…

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Aspirin fails to improve CV outcomes, raises hemorrhage risk in older adults

September 17, 2018
Among older adults, low-dose aspirin did not reduce CVD risk vs. placebo and conferred an increase in risk for major hemorrhage, according to results…

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Low-dose aspirin does not improve survival in elderly

September 17, 2018
A daily 100-mg dose of aspirin had no impact on disability-free survival among healthy elderly patients, and was linked to a higher rate of major…

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Teenagers with cognitive disabilities may be at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease

September 14, 2018
Adolescent girls with lower memory for words and adolescent boys with lower mechanical reasoning had higher odds of developing Alzheimer’s…

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‘Easy-to-use’ risk score predicts unfavorable course of dizziness in older patients

September 13, 2018
A risk score using four predictors that researchers deemed “easy-to-use” correctly identified patients older than 65 years at high risk…

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Older men with symptomatic, radiographic knee OA at greater risk for injurious falls

September 12, 2018
Symptomatic, radiographic knee osteoarthritis is independently associated with an increased risk for medically-treated injurious falls among older…

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1 in 4 older adults prescribed benzodiazepines transition to long-term use

September 11, 2018
A quarter of older adults who were newly prescribed a benzodiazepine went on to long-term use, with factors such as white race and poor sleep quality…

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Behavioral activation prevents functional, cognitive decline

September 10, 2018
Behavioral activation that increased cognitive, physical, and social activity staved off cognitive decline in black patients with mild cognitive…

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Physical therapy in ED after a fall may reduce revisits

September 7, 2018
Older adults presenting to the ED for a ground level fall who received physical therapy services during the initial visit had substantially lower…

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Prolonged, high HbA1c may increase dementia risk in type 1 diabetes

September 7, 2018
Older adults with type 1 diabetes with prolonged exposure to HbA1c at least 8% are at least twice as likely to develop dementia over 6 years vs…

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Statins may not affect outcomes in older patients without diabetes, CVD

September 6, 2018
In a retrospective cohort study of adults aged 75 years or older without prior CVD, statin use did not reduce risk for CVD or all-cause mortality in…

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1 in 4 adults worldwide not exercising enough, at risk for disease

September 5, 2018
More than a quarter of the world’s adult population did not meet worldwide activity level standards in 2016, increasing their risk for type 2…

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Behavioral treatment reduces urinary incontinence

September 5, 2018
A new group-administered behavioral treatment program was safe, cost-effective, reduced urinary incontinence frequency and severity, and improved…

Brain training: What PCPs need to know

August 30, 2018
Cognitive decline is a distressing aspect of growing older for many people and it affects a large proportion of the aging population, according to a…

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Program keeps elderly out of ED, produces substantial cost savings

August 30, 2018
A program utilized in Australia known as Hospital in the Nursing Home, where routine procedures were conducted at aged-care facilities instead of in…

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Some eye conditions associated with increased risk for Alzheimer’s

August 27, 2018
Researchers found that while glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are associated with an increased risk of…

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Machine-learning based model may identify dementia in primary care

August 27, 2018
A machine learning-based model using data routinely gathered in primary care identified patients with dementia in such settings, according to…

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Better CV health associated with lower risk for dementia, cognitive decline

August 21, 2018
Patients with more cardiovascular health metrics at optimal levels and higher cardiovascular health scores had lower rates of incident dementia and…

Dementia drugs often prescribed longer than evidence supports

August 21, 2018
A report by the AARP Public Policy Institute found that 70% of elderly patients with dementia prescribed dementia medications took them long-term…

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Sugar water may improve memory without increasing effort

August 20, 2018
A glass of sugar water boosted older adults’ memory without increasing exertion, according to results recently published in Psychology and