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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

Mayo Clinic rated best hospital nationwide

August 17, 2018
Mayo Clinic has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for the third consecutive year by the U.S. News & World Report’s Best

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Antihypertensive drugs reduce dementia risk among older black people

August 17, 2018
Older black patients who were prescribed antihypertension medication incurred a significantly lower risk for dementia, according to findings…

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Multimorbidity most significant risk factor for polypharmacy in older patients

August 15, 2018
Patients aged 75 to 85 years with more than eight diagnosed diseases or conditions were at the highest risk for polypharmacy, according to findings…

Meeting News

Buprenorphine triples harmful adverse events in dementia

August 8, 2018
The commonly prescribed painkiller, buprenorphine, more than tripled psychiatric and neurological side effects among patients with dementia…

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Physical activity improves CV biomarker levels in older patients

August 8, 2018
Patients aged 60 to 64 years who increased their physical activity and reduced their sedentary time had favorable CV biomarker profile, according to…

Q&A: Identifying, treating depression in elderly patients

August 6, 2018
About 5% to 10% of elderly patients have depression or depressive symptoms, according to a presentation by Jin Hui Joo, MA, MD, assistant professor…

Meeting News

Implementation of updated BP guidelines essential for special populations

July 31, 2018
SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. — Proper BP control for black patients, those with diabetes and older patients is critical in reducing the risk for CV

Meeting News

Alzheimer’s Association senior director discusses annual meeting highlights for PCPs

July 31, 2018
The first-ever guidelines for clinical evaluation of dementia in primary care, data that suggests a link between normal BP and cognitive decline, and…

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Atorvastatin safe, effective for subdural hematoma treatment

July 30, 2018
After 8 weeks, patients with chronic subdural hematoma who received atorvastatin had a greater difference in hematoma volume vs. patients who…