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…

In the Journals

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…

Meeting News

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…

In the Journals

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…

Meeting News

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…

In the Journals

Updated guidance on asymptomatic bacteriuria adds patients who should not be tested

March 22, 2019
The Infectious Diseases Society of America has issued updated clinical practice guidelines for the management of asymptomatic bacteriuria, or ASB…

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Would it be more beneficial to promote a pneumococcal vaccine that includes all or most serotypes to prevent disease or a ‘custom’ vaccine based on serotype prevalence?

Infectious Disease News, March 2019
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PCV13 vaccination highly effective but complicated by serotype replacement

Infectious Disease News, March 2019
Research has shown that bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia may peak in late winter. According to the CDC, the populations at greatest risk for…

Meeting News

Aspirin no longer recommended for most adults

March 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS —Aspirin is no longer recommended for primary prevention of CVD in most adults aged 70 and older, according to new American Heart…

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Fitness increases survival rates regardless of CV burden in elderly

March 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Increased fitness in adults aged at least 70 years may lead to better survival rates despite CVD risk factor burden, according to…

In the Journals

Diet quality at midlife does not influence dementia risk

March 12, 2019
Patients’ diet quality during midlife was not significantly associated with a subsequent risk for dementia, according to findings recently…

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High systolic BP associated with less cognitive decline

March 11, 2019
Patients aged 75 years and older who underwent treatment for systolic BP of 130 mm Hg or higher showed less cognitive impairment vs. those with…

In the Journals

Cholinergic treatment shows promise in primary progressive aphasia

March 11, 2019
Cholinesterase inhibitors, the most frequently used therapeutic agent to treat Alzheimer’s disease, appeared to help patients with primary…

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Midlife may not be too late to start exercising

March 8, 2019
Adults who increased leisure-time physical activity later in life had a low risk for mortality comparable to those who maintained activity…

In the Journals

Prolonged postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase Alzheimer's risk

March 8, 2019
Undergoing postmenopausal hormone therapy for 10 years or more may increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to findings published…

In the Journals

Depression associated with increased mortality regardless of CVD

March 7, 2019
Increased risk for all-cause mortality was associated with the presence of depressive symptoms in adults aged 65 years or older, regardless of…

In the Journals

Heart-healthy diets associated with better cognitive function

March 6, 2019
Heart-healthy diets, such as the Mediterranean diet, that are rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate in nuts, fish and alcohol and low in meat and…

Meeting News

Link found between sleep apnea, higher levels of Alzheimer’s disease biomarker

March 4, 2019
Witnessed sleep apneas were significantly associated with tau in a part of the brain that helps with memory, according to findings that will be…