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Better treatment, more research needed for older adults with mental disorders

August 30, 2019
Older adults have the lowest mental health service use despite having a high prevalence of mental health conditions, according to a viewpoint…

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Only 1 in 5 older adults in LTACH alive after 5 years

August 29, 2019
Just 18% of older adults admitted to a long-term acute care hospital were alive after 5 years, making the prognosis for these patients worse than…

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Antibiotics tied to longer hospital stay for patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria

August 27, 2019
Inappropriate antibiotic treatment is common in hospitalized patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria, particularly among elderly patients with altered…

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Dietary supplements present preventable choking hazard in older adults

August 19, 2019
Dietary supplements, particularly multivitamins, can cause choking and dysphagia in older adults, according to findings published in the Annals of

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More than 70% of patients do not have advance directives prior to surgery

August 14, 2019
Approximately 71% of patients seen in perioperative testing clinics prior to surgery do not have any advanced care directives in place, according to…

Meeting News

Regular, moderate exercise may help delay Alzheimer’s in at-risk older adults

August 13, 2019
Moderate exercise may help delay the development of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers in at-risk older adults, according to three studies presented at…

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Hypertension in midlife, late life increases risk for dementia

August 13, 2019
Patients who had sustained hypertension in midlife to late life and those with midlife hypertension and late-life hypotension had an increased risk…

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Social contact during midlife appears to lower dementia risk

August 12, 2019
Study findings published in PLOS Medicine showed that more frequent social contact with friends at age 60 years was linked to lower risk of…

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Nutrition-focused care cuts hospitalization risk by nearly 25%

August 9, 2019
Patients who underwent nutrition-focused care that consisted of malnutrition risk screening and at-home use of oral nutritional supplements reduced…

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Cancer screening rates ‘unexpectedly high’ among adults aged 85 years and older

August 7, 2019
Individuals aged 85 years and older underwent cancer screening at “unexpectedly high” rates even though it is generally not recommended…

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Liver functioning may play role in Alzheimer’s pathophysiology

August 6, 2019
Altered liver function markers appeared associated with Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and impaired memory and executive function, as well as…

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Statin discontinuation raises CV event risk by one-third in elderly

August 2, 2019
In patients aged 75 years of age or older taking statins for primary CVD prevention, discontinuing statin therapy was associated with a 33% increased…

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1 in 10 older adults binge drink

July 31, 2019
One in 10 older adults in the United States are current binge drinkers, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric

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Educational interventions help clinicians improve care of patients with cognitive decline, dementia

July 30, 2019
Educational interventions provided several ways for clinicians to enhance the care they provide to their patients with cognitive decline and…

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DASH diet reduces heart failure risk

July 29, 2019
Older adults aged 45 to 74 years who followed the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, diet were less likely to develop heart failure…

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Nearly two-thirds of vitamin B12 injections in older adults may be unnecessary

July 24, 2019
Approximately 64% of vitamin B12 injections in adults aged 65 and older may be inappropriate, resulting in millions in unnecessary health care costs…

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Exercise may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease progression

July 17, 2019
Greater engagement in physical activity and lower vascular risk appeared to have protective effects on delaying the progression of Alzheimer’s…

Meeting News

LGBT adults at increased risk for subjective cognitive decline

July 16, 2019
Higher rates of subjective cognitive decline were found among the LGBT vs. cisgender heterosexual counterparts, according to study results presented…

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Healthy lifestyle choices may counter genetic risk for dementia

July 16, 2019
A healthy lifestyle was associated with a lower risk for dementia, even among older adults with a high genetic risk, according to data simultaneously…

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More proof that healthy lifestyle reduces cognitive impairment, dementia risk

July 15, 2019
Compared to nonsmokers, quitters and minimal stable smokers did not have an increased risk. for cognitive decline, according to study results…