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App encouraging physical activity shows early, but unsustained promise

May 24, 2019
An app designed to increase physical activity in inactive women showed early promise in achieving its objective; however, the use of the app for an…

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Frailty screening after surgery may decrease complications, readmissions

May 24, 2019
Screening for frailty may decrease unplanned readmissions and complications after elective outpatient surgery, according to a study published in…

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Nearly 1 in 4 older patients not screened for depression

May 23, 2019
Approximately 25% of physician-patient encounters at an academic outpatient geriatrics practice did not result in depression screening and follow-up…

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Statins may partially abate risk for dementia in concussed patients

May 20, 2019
Older adults who had a concussion, and also received statins, had a slightly reduced risk for developing dementia later in life, according to…

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Long-term mortality risk highest among young patients after ICU discharge

May 17, 2019
Although aging was associated with an increased risk for mortality in the 3 years following hospital ICU discharge, long-term mortality was highest…

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Wellness education, yoga may be effective interventions in patients with mild cognitive impairment

May 17, 2019
Wellness education appeared to be the most effective intervention for managing patients with mild cognitive impairment, according to findings…

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Older adults discharged with antihypertensives at significant risk for readmission

May 16, 2019
Adults 65 years and older hospitalized for noncardiac reasons and discharged with intensified antihypertensives had no difference in BP control after…

WHO: Exercise, smoking cessation, healthy diet reduce dementia risk

May 14, 2019
WHO has released its first guidelines on reducing the risk for cognitive decline and dementia for health care providers, governments, policy-makers…

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Low-dose aspirin use increases intracranial hemorrhage risk

May 13, 2019
Patients with no CVD symptoms who took 100 mg or less of aspirin daily were at increased risk for intracranial hemorrhage, according to findings…

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Estrogen therapy may contribute to delaying Alzheimer’s disease

May 5, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Estrogen therapy in women ages 50 to 63 has been shown to affect the metabolic processes associated with later development…

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Researchers identify dementia that ‘mimics’ Alzheimer’s disease

May 3, 2019
Researchers have proposed new terminology for a recently recognized late-onset form of dementia that “mimics” Alzheimer’s type…

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BP drug does not improve Parkinson’s

May 2, 2019
Results from the STEADY-PD III trial that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting showed that the BP medication…

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Physical inactivity does not increase dementia odds except in cardiometabolic disease

April 25, 2019
Physical inactivity in adults was not associated with all-cause Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, but a signal of elevated risk for dementia was…

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1-year mortality rate in older adults starting dialysis higher than previously thought

April 23, 2019
A recent study of 1-year mortality rates following dialysis initiation in adults over 65.5 years found that the mortality rate in the older adults…

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Indoor wood, candle burning may create potentially hazardous air quality

April 23, 2019
Less than 4 hours of indoor candle or wood burning daily significantly increased daily exposure to potentially hazardous, combustionderived…

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NIH committee uncovers gaps in osteoporosis drug therapy evidence

April 22, 2019
The overall evidence indicates that drug therapies for osteoporosis reduce the risk for clinical fractures, but long-term use may increase the risk…

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Targeted brain stimulation improves age-related memory

April 18, 2019
High-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, targeting the hippocampus can engage behavioral and neural characteristics of age-related…

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Survey shows some older adults do not store firearms safely

April 16, 2019
Almost a quarter of older adult survey respondents from Washington stored their guns unlocked and loaded, regardless of whether they had memory loss…

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VIDEO: Reduce prescribing in patients with dementia

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – Clinicians should consider nonpharmacological options when managing geriatric patients with advanced dementia, according to a…

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Survey measures knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease in rural areas

April 12, 2019
A new measure designed to assess knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease in rural, underserved populations, known as the Basic Knowledge of…