In the Journals

Church-based intervention significantly improves older African Americans’ eating habits

February 21, 2020
A church-based intervention significantly improved the diets of middle-aged and older African Americans, according to longitudinal trial results…

In the Journals

Dementia risk significantly increases with combined gait speed, memory decline

February 21, 2020
Combined declines in gait speed and memory were associated with an increased risk for dementia among older adults who had not previously showed signs…

Feature

Clinicians view new Alzheimer’s drug with guarded optimism

February 20, 2020
This year, Biogen is expected to submit a Biologics License Application to the FDA for its anti-amyloid antibody, aducanumab. If approved, it will be…

In the Journals

Combined testing may detect Alzheimer's disease earlier than standard methods

February 19, 2020
Initiating Alzheimer’s disease treatment before amyloid-beta levels become pathological provides patients with significant benefit, according…

In the Journals

Blood test helps triage older patients with mild TBI

February 19, 2020
A blood test that the FDA approved in 2018 for mild traumatic brain injury had the same sensitivity and negative predictive value in older patients…

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Early individual symptom response to antipsychotics impacts later response in patients with Alzheimer's

February 18, 2020
Early improvements of individual symptoms might contribute to later treatment response among patients with Alzheimer’s disease receiving…

Meeting News

After ICU discharge, many Medicare beneficiaries do not receive home rehabilitation care

February 18, 2020
A third of Medicare beneficiaries did not receive home health rehabilitation after being discharged from the intensive care unit, according to…

Routinely collected patient information may help predict Alzheimer’s risk

February 17, 2020
A patient’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can be predicted using information collected during routine…

In the Journals

Family caregivers of older adults lack support from health care workers

February 6, 2020
Although most family caregivers of older adults with activity restrictions said health care workers listened to them and asked if they understood the…

In the Journals

Diabetes, obesity associated with cognitive decline in older adults

February 5, 2020
Sustained blood sugar elevations were linked to an increased risk for cognitive decline in older adults, according to results of a population-based

In the Journals

Medicinal cannabis loses efficacy against insomnia with frequent use

February 5, 2020
Patients with chronic pain and insomnia who frequently used medicinal cannabis to relieve those symptoms said the substance helped them maintain…

In the Journals

CDC: Nearly a third of US adults with arthritis also has history of depression

January 30, 2020
Of the estimated 54.4 million adults in the United States with arthritis, approximately 32.1% also had a history of depression, according to 2017…

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Flavonol may reduce Alzheimer’s dementia risk

January 30, 2020
Eating more foods with flavonol, an antioxidant found in most fruits, vegetables and teas, could reduce the risk for developing Alzheimer’s…

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Undiagnosed sleep apnea tied to increased medical spending in older adults

January 29, 2020
Older adults covered by Medicare with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea have significantly higher medical costs each year compared with healthy…

In the Journals

Transitional care services ‘preferred’ over standard care after HF discharge

January 28, 2020
Among older patients hospitalized with heart failure, transitional care services, particularly nurse home visits, improved health outcomes and…

In the JournalsPerspective

Simple tool with ‘good accuracy’ predicts life expectancy in patients with dementia

January 24, 2020
Using routinely collected patient characteristics, researchers said they were able to predict the life expectancy of patients with dementia with…

In the Journals

Dementia screening safe but offers few benefits by itself

January 21, 2020
Screening for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in primary care settings did not result in any harm as measured by patient-reported…

In the JournalsPerspective

Hydromethylthionine impacts brain function in patients with Alzheimer’s

January 17, 2020
Hydromethylthionine, a potent tau aggregation inhibitor, showed pharmacological activity on brain structure and function as both monotherapy and as…

In the Journals

Low lymphocyte count points to increased mortality risk

January 15, 2020
Low levels of lymphocytes in the blood could indicate an increased risk for death, according to a study published in CMAJ. This condition, known as

In the Journals

Patients with Alzheimer's who use antipsychotics at increased risk for head injury, TBI

January 10, 2020
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease who use antipsychotic medications may be at an increased risk for head injuries and traumatic brain injuries…