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Treatment effect of apixaban consistent regardless of history of falls

July 13, 2018
In a subanalysis of the ARISTOTLE trial, history of falls had no bearing on the improved safety and efficacy of apixaban vs. warfarin in patients…

In the Journals

Tianeptine shows promise in elderly patients with recurrent depression

July 10, 2018
Study findings showed that 8 weeks of treatment with tianeptine 25 mg to 50 mg was effective and well-tolerated in adults aged 65 years or older with…

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Current Shingrix vaccination schedule unlikely cost-effective

July 9, 2018
Last year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made a recommendation to vaccinate adults aged 50 years and older with the new…

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Consider risks when prescribing benzodiazepines for insomnia in elderly

July 9, 2018
Data published in Psychiatric Annals revealed that although benzodiazepines are FDA-indicated for short-term use in insomnia, long-term use in older…

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New tool uses audio, visual stimuli to help detect cognitive decline

July 6, 2018
Responses to audio and video stimuli were effective as a cognitive impairment screening tool, according to findings recently published in Scientific

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Asymptomatic carotid stenosis raises risk for falls

July 3, 2018
Asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis confers mobility impairment and cognitive dysfunction and increases the risk for falls, according to data…

In the Journals

Picture-based tool detects cognitive impairment

July 3, 2018
The Picture-Based Memory Impairment Screen — a four-photo screening tool used to assess memory and mental acuity in clinical settings —…

In the Journals

Diabetes linked to worse cognition in aging patients

June 28, 2018
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes were linked to poorer memory and lower psychomotor speed in aging patients, according to research published in…

Sleep disorders prevalent in elderly with neurodegenerative disorders

June 26, 2018
Sleep disorders are highly prevalent and negatively impact quality of life in older adults with neurodegenerative disorders; however, they are also…

In the Journals

USPSTF backs osteoporosis screening in women, not men

June 26, 2018
In an update to its 2011 recommendations, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening with bone measurement testing to prevent…

Meeting News

Napping associated with better cognitive function in older adults

June 21, 2018
Napping benefits cognitive function in older adults, according to findings presented at SLEEP 2018, the Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional…

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Despite efforts, no new Alzheimer’s drug therapies in 15 years

June 20, 2018
There are 5.7 million patients currently with Alzheimer’s disease, a number that due to the influx of U.S. residents already in, or about to…

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Exercise could ease Alzheimer’s disease complications

June 19, 2018
This year alone, Alzheimer’s and related dementias will cost the United States more than $250 billion, according to data from Alzheimer’s…

Meeting News

TNF inhibitors may reduce total hip replacement in older patients with RA

June 14, 2018
AMSTERDAM — The use of TNF inhibitors may reduce the need for total hip replacement among older and more severe rheumatoid arthritis patients;…

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Sleep duration tied to dementia, death in Japanese older adults

June 12, 2018
Short and long daily sleep duration, as well as hypnotic use, are risk factors for dementia and death in Japanese older adults, according to findings…

Meeting News

Eggs, nuts, coffee, dairy, veggies positively impact health

June 11, 2018
A broad spectrum of foods and beverages produced an equally diverse range of health benefits, according to findings presented at Nutrition 2018, the…

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Low-dose amisulpride effective for late-onset psychosis

June 8, 2018
Researchers found low-dose amisulpride was an effective and well-tolerated treatment for older patients with very late-onset schizophrenia-like…

In the Journals

Educational video does not affect dementia care

June 8, 2018
An advance care planning video did not impact preferences, do-not-hospitalize directives or burdensome treatments for patients with advanced…

Experts call for integrated, collaborative research agenda for Alzheimer’s disease

June 8, 2018
At the Alzheimer's Disease Research Summit 2018, experts presented recommendations for an integrated, multidisciplinary research agenda designed to…

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Major depression worsens with age

June 7, 2018
Older age was associated with poorer major depressive disorder course, according to 2-year follow-up data published in The Lancet Psychiatry.