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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…

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Increase in Parkinson’s disease cases looming; What PCPs need to know

April 8, 2019
The number of patients with Parkinson’s disease worldwide was 2.5 million in 1990 and jumped more than 100% in the 25 years since to an…

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Consistent CPAP use may improve cognitive function in older patients

April 5, 2019
Older patients with obstructive sleep apnea who used continuous positive airway pressure therapy for at least 4 hours nightly for 1 year had improved…

OCT predicted to help optometrists detect, manage Alzheimer’s disease

April 3, 2019
A recent study by researchers from the Duke Eye Center shows that OCT angiography can detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease in seconds. The…

Pets help older adults manage health issues

April 3, 2019
Older adults with a pet, whether it was a dog, cat, bird or fish, reported that their pet helped them get active, cope with mental health issues and…

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Amyloid PET scans improve dementia diagnosis, management

April 2, 2019
Amyloid positron emission tomography, or PET, changed the clinical management in most patients with mild cognitive impairment and most patients with…

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Unique form of chronic rhinosinusitis identified in older patients

April 1, 2019
A unique inflammatory signature among older patients with chronic rhinosinusitis may make them less responsive to steroid treatment, according to…

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Antipsychotics may be ineffective for delirium, may increase severity

March 27, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The data behind prescribing antipsychotics to treat patients with delirium may not be “as strong as we…

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Waiting to vaccinate older adults may reduce flu cases, deaths

March 26, 2019
Vaccinating older adults against influenza from October to May instead of August to May could prevent at least 11,400 more influenza cases and…

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New guideline for diabetes in older adults emphasizes simpler diabetes regimens, looser glycemic targets

March 25, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — A new guideline from the Endocrine Society released at the group’s annual meeting highlights simpler diabetes regimens and…