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Bispectral EEG may detect delirium, predict mortality in older inpatients

September 12, 2019
Researchers found that bispectral electroencephalography, or EEG, can predict patient outcomes, including mortality, in older hospitalized patients…

Top articles for World Alzheimer’s Month

September 11, 2019
Within the next 30 years, the number of people with dementia is set to triple, according to WHO. About 50 million people have dementia worldwide…

Guidelines

USPSTF: Insufficient evidence to screen asymptomatic older adults for cognitive impairment

September 10, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently concluded that the evidence is insufficient to recommend screening for cognitive impairment in…

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Depression linked to disability in older Chinese Americans

September 9, 2019
Researchers found a significant relationship between depressive symptoms and onset of functional disability among U.S. Chinese older adults…

Meeting News

Older patients do not benefit from aspirin for CVD prevention

September 5, 2019
Taking aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease does not benefit older adults, according to findings from the ASPREE trial presented…

In the Journals

Evidence does not support antipsychotics for prevention, treatment of delirium in hospitals

September 5, 2019
Haloperidol and second-generation antipsychotics should not be routinely used to prevent or treat delirium in hospitalized patients based on evidence…

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Migraine significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease

September 5, 2019
A history of migraine was a significant risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and for all-cause dementia, but not vascular dementia, according to a…

In the Journals

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…

In the JournalsPerspective

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