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Annual Visits May Not Increase Cognitive Impairment Detection

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

But Medicare wellness visits are tied to higher rate of testing for reversible causes of impairment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Health Tip: Screening for Cancer in Older Adults

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0100

(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Use of hearing aids tied to better episodic memory scores in longitudinal study (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Geriatric traumatic brain injury: an old challenge - Llompart-Pou JA, P érez-Bárcena J.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:36:11 +0100

[Abstract unavailable] Language: es... (Source: SafetyLit)



Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:41 +0100

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- Using hearing aids may slow cognitive decline in later life, according to a study published online April 10 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Asri Maharani, Ph.D., from the University of Manchester in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Exercise In, Vitamin D Out for Preventing Falls: U.S. Panel

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Exercise In, Vitamin D Out for Preventing Falls: U.S. PanelCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)

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Influence of Poor Oral Health on Physical Frailty Influence of Poor Oral Health on Physical Frailty

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:02:46 +0100

This study explored the association of oral health problems with greater risks of being frail and developing frailty in older age.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Recent executive actions continue to concern AGS regarding care we all need as we age

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) In response to regulatory actions that took aim last week at essential health benefits for all Americans and support systems for the poor, experts at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) again cautioned that such changes could jeopardize the health, safety, and independence of us all as we age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Sedentary Habits Tied to Medial Temporal Lobe Thinning

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Sedentary lifestyle may lead to memory decline and is inversely correlated with MTL thickness (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



High-quality nursing homes lower risks for long-term care placement for older adults

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) In a new study, researchers decided to examine the role that skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) play with regard to older adults' placements in long-term care facilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

ACP supports equitable physician compensation based on comparable work at each stage of career (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

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Researchers link sedentary behavior to thinning in brain region critical for memory

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:12:51 +0100

This study does not prove that too much sitting causes thinner brain structures, but instead that more hours spent sitting are associated with thinner regions, researchers said. In addition, the researchers focused on the hours spent sitting, but did not ask participants if they took breaks during this time.The researchers next hope to follow a group of people for a longer duration to determine if sitting causes the thinning and what role gender, race and weight might play in brain health related to sitting.IMPACTMedial temporal lobe thinning can be a precursor to cognitive decline and dementia in middle-aged and older adults. Reducing sedentary behavior may be a possible target for strategies designed to improve brain health in people at risk for Alzheimer ’s disease, researchers said.A...



Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $ 500 Billion Annually

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

After initial Rx use, average cost of individual having treatment failure, new medical problem over $ 2,000 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)






Interdisciplinary Models for Older Adults With Back Pain Interdisciplinary Models for Older Adults With Back Pain

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:14:54 +0100

This study looked at the feasibility and acceptance of a model of collaborative care for older adults with lower back pain, which pairs medical doctors and licensed chiropractors.The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



In new anthology, experts look to future for managing dementia, mental health

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) A new supplement to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society finds field leaders in dementia and mental health research weighing in on the science, public policy, and professional education and practice that will change our experience of aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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The New Old Age: The Clinical Trial Is Open. The Elderly Need Not Apply.

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:37:17 +0100

Because older people are so often excluded from medical studies, little is known about how best to treat them. Geriatricians often must rely on guesswork. (Source: NYT Health)



Elder Abuse Not Associated With Risk of Chronic Pain

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:00:08 +0100

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 -- Elder abuse and neglect (EAN) is not tied to the risk of chronic pain, according to a study published online March 30 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Raudah M. Yunus, M.P.H., from University of Malaya in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Quality of Life Predicts Mortality in Older Breast Cancer Patients

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Compared to model with only traditional prognostic variables, one with HRQOL measures performs better (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Tough Times Can Leave Their Mark on the Older Brain

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:00:00 +0100

(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Age and menopause

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:36:57 +0100

A study published yesterday (11 April) suggests fluctuations in the female hormone oestrogen over a woman's life played a bigger role than age of menopause onset alone. (Source: Alzheimers Society)

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Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology Research to Address Health Disparities in the U.S. (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:30:40 +0100

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support aging research that addresses disparities in health, with emphasis on geriatrics and clinical gerontology studies. (Source: HSR Information Central)



Health Tip: Signs of Abuse at an Eldercare Facility

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Health Tip: Signs of Abuse at an Eldercare FacilityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)



AGS honors expert & emerging geriatrics leaders at 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS18)

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) annually honors researchers, clinicians, educators, and emerging health professionals who have made outstanding contributions to high-quality, person-centered care for older people. This year's award recipients include more than 20 leaders representing the breadth of disciplines championing care for us all as we age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Emergency physician honored at #AGS18 for research to combat abuse of older people

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) Advancing care for older people across health specialties, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the AGS Health in Aging Foundation today announced that Tony Rosen, M.D., MPH -- Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and Attending Emergency Physician at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center -- will receive this year's Jeffrey H. Silverstein Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Surgical and Related Medical Specialties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Smoke Exposure Tied to Higher CV, Cerebrovascular ER Visits

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Increased risk of all - cause cardiovascular, cerebrovascular ER visits, especially for over - 65s (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

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Study finds dementia risk increased with brain injury

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:36:53 +0100

A nationwide study of 2.8 million people over 36 years in Denmark has found that a person ’s risk of developing dementia increases with the number and severity of traumatic brain injuries. (Source: Alzheimers Society)



Brain Injuries Linked With Dementia Risk

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Brain Injuries Linked With Dementia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)



Delirium: A Framework to Improve Acute Care for Older Persons Delirium: A Framework to Improve Acute Care for Older Persons

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:14:59 +0100

The author explores the multifactorial etiology of delirium in the elderly, its precipitating factors, and prevention in this comprehensive treatise.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



The brain combats dementia by shifting resources

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) The brain continues to put up a fight even as neurodegenerative diseases like dementia damage certain areas and functions. In fact, recent findings in a Baycrest-University of Arizona study suggest that one method the brain uses to counter these diseases is the reassigning of tasks to different regions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Increasing burden of various diseases depending on state; overall death rates declined (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

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Education, Depression, Pain Associated With Opioid Misuse

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Illicit drug use also a significant predictor of misuse in adults ≥ 50 taking opioids for chronic pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



The Focus Shifts in Alzheimer's Research

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: The Focus Shifts in Alzheimer's ResearchCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)



Polypharmacy Linked to Poorer Cognitive, Physical Capability

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Stronger negative associations for participants with polypharmacy at age 60 to 64 years and at 69 years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Why Americans' Life Expectancy Is Getting Longer

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Why Americans' Life Expectancy Is Getting LongerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)

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Stretching Can Help Get Seniors Moving

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Stretching Can Help Get Seniors MovingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)



Preserved Neurogenesis in Hippocampus of Healthy Seniors

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Older adults have less angiogenesis, neuroplasticity; smaller quiescent progenitor pool in anterior - mid DG (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Chronic illnesses, functional limitations a risk in older adults with heart failure

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) Roughly half the older adults who have heart failure also live with five or more other chronic health conditions. Researchers examined the impact of having multiple chronic conditions and having difficulty with daily activities on the health of older adults with heart failure. They published their findings in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Until now, there's been no research on the combined effects of having all three problems for older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Presentations at #AGS18 address advance care planning, osteoporosis, hypertension and falls

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) Breaking barriers to advance care planning for incarcerated older adults, improving osteoporosis screenings for older men, and exploring the link between hypertension treatment and an increased risk for falls are among headline presentations anchoring the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS18), held May 3-5 (pre-conference day May 2) at the Walt Disney World Swan& Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Veggies a Healthy Recipe for Older Women ’ s Hearts

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 14:00:00 +0100

(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)

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When 'Nest Egg' Vanishes, Death Risk Rises

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: When 'Nest Egg' Vanishes, Death Risk RisesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)



Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 04:14:57 +0100

When and for whom is voluntary stopping of eating and drinking appropriate? How can associated symptoms be managed? Review counseling as well as ethical and legal considerations in this article.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Are high-risk anticholinergic medicines prescribed too often for older adults?

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) A team of researchers decided to study how frequently healthcare providers prescribe potentially inappropriate medications like anticholinergics in light of recommendations like those from the AGS Beers Criteria. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



One in 3 older patients die following emergency department intubation

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital investigated the outcomes for patients aged 65 and older after emergency department intubation across a variety of conditions and disease. Their results are published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



New Inpatient Program Stems'Epidemic of Violence'New Inpatient Program Stems'Epidemic of Violence '

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 18:03:20 +0100

A novel interdisciplinary program called BOOST improves care of hospitalized geriatric patients with behavioral disturbance; 78% of staff said it enhanced workplace safety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Callahan to serve as medical society's 2018 Distinguished Professor of Geriatrics

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Regenstrief Institute) Christopher M. Callahan, M.D., founding director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and a Regenstrief Institute investigator, will serve as the Society of General Internal Medicine's Distinguished Professor of Geriatrics at the organization's 2018 annual meeting in Denver from April 11-14. Through its Distinguished Professor of Geriatrics program, SGIM honors a general internist or geriatrician with nationally recognized expertise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Memory training needs to target specific difficulties to be effective, suggests study

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) A recently published Baycrest study suggests that training programs can help, but only if they are tailored towards an individual's specific memory difficulty, such as trouble remembering faces, voices or recent events. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



After Cancer, Accelerated Aging?

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 21:00:00 +0100

(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Agile Implementation Speeds Initiation of Health Care Solutions

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 19:00:18 +0100

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 -- In a case demonstration study published online March 7 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, authors describe using Agile Implementation (AI), a method to quickly, efficiently, effectively, and sustainably... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



March 2018 Briefing - Geriatrics

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 04:15:48 +0100

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Geriatrics for March 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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Can a Mediterranean diet pattern slow aging?

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(The Gerontological Society of America) A series of six articles appearing in the March issue of The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences finds new correlations between a Mediterranean diet and healthy aging outcomes -- while also underscoring the need for careful approaches to the use of data in order to measure the diet's potential benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Nurse Education Improves Post - Op Survival in Dementia Patients

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Findings show lower post - surgical mortality among patients with Alzheimer's disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



20,000 young people become Dementia Friends

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:37:20 +0100

The Scout Association and Alzheimer ’s Society unite to empower young people to help those living with dementia (Source: Alzheimers Society)



Study finds anti-inflammatories could help prevent dementia – Alzheimer’s Society comment

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:24:53 +0100

A Vancouver-based research team led by Dr Patrick McGeer, has published a paper suggesting that anti-inflammatory drugs could prevent Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)



Geriatric-Competent Care Webinar Series (2018)

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:07:41 +0100

April 18& May 16, 2018. (Source: HSR Information Central)

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Alzheimer's Stigma a Barrier to Prevention, Care: Survey

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Alzheimer's Stigma a Barrier to Prevention, Care: SurveyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)



Medication Exposure and Risk of Recurrent C. diff Infection Medication Exposure and Risk of Recurrent C. diff Infection

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 04:14:53 +0100

How does exposure to medications such as antibiotics, corticosteroids, and acid-reducers impact the risk of recurrent C. difficile infection? Does risk differ according to living environment?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Cervical Cancer Frequently Diagnosed After Age 65

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Almost 20 percent of cervical cancer cases are diagnosed in women older than 65 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Scientists Remove Alzheimer's Brain Plaques in Mice

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Scientists Remove Alzheimer's Brain Plaques in MiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)



Aging Can Be Tough to Swallow

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Aging Can Be Tough to SwallowCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)

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Heather Whitson, leader in multimorbidity care, to deliver #AGS18 Yoshikawa Lecture

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the AGS Health in Aging Foundation today announced that Heather E. Whitson, M.D., M.H.S., Associate Professor of Medicine and Ophthalmology at the Duke University School of Medicine and Deputy Director at Duke's Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, will deliver the 2018 Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award plenary presentation on individualizing health and promoting resilience in medically complex older adults as part of the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS18; May 3-5 in Orlando, Fla.). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



AGS honors Drs. John Burton, George Drach for decades pioneering geriatrics

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) will this May honor two of the field's most seasoned clinician-educators. John R. Buton, MD, AGSF and George W. Drach, MD, AGSF will be recognized for decades of commitment to community service and geriatrics education when they receive the David H. Solomon Public Service Award at the AGS 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS18), held May 3-5 in Orlando, Fla. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



At #AGS18, Drs. William Applegate, Thomas Edes honored for geriatrics leadership

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) will this year honor not one but two pioneers of geriatrics expertise with the prestigious Nascher/Manning Award given biannually at the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS18; held this year May 3-5 in Orlando, Fla.). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



AGS honors Dr. Jane Potter for far-reaching impact training future leaders in geriatrics

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today announced that Jane Potter, MD, AGSF, Chief in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), will be honored with the 2018 Dennis W. Jahnigen Award celebrating work to train more health professionals in the care we all need as we age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Dr. J. Eugene Lammers, champion of team approach to geriatrics, named Clinician of Year

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today named J. Eugene Lammers, MD, MPH, FACP, AGSF, its 2018 Clinician of the Year. Dr Lammers is Medical Director and Primary Care Physician at Mercy LIFE of Alabama, where he is part of an interdisciplinary team caring for 175 older adults. Dr. Lammers will be honored at the AGS 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS18; May 3-5 in Orlando, Fla.). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Dr. Bruce Leff, expert in home care as we age, to deliver #AGS18 Henderson Lecture

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today announced that Bruce Leff, MD, AGSF, a Professor of Medicine and Director, Center for Transformative Geriatric Research, at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will deliver the prestigious Henderson State-of-the-Art Lecture at the AGS 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS18; May 3-5 in Orlando, Fla.). Dr. Leff's lecture, " Look Homeward, Medicine!, " will focus on our growing population of home-bound older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Outcomes after falls continue to worsen despite trauma and geriatric care advancements - Charles EJ, Napoli NJ, Johnston LE, Foster CA, Goode DA, Parker TB, Sharp EA, Barnes L, Young JS.

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:42:07 +0100

The objective of this study was to understand how patients sustaining falls and their outcomes have evolved. An institutional trauma database was used to identify adult patients who suffer... (Source: SafetyLit)



Severity of sarcopenia is associated with postural balance and risk of falls in community-dwelling older women - Gadelha AB, Neri SGR, Oliveira RJ, Bottaro M, David AC, Vainshelboim B, Lima RM.

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:42:07 +0100

Background/Study context: Falls represent the leading cause of accidental deaths in the elderly. Sarcopenia is a geriatric syndrome defined as the loss of muscle mass and strength. However, the association between falls and sarcopenia is still unclear. Thu... (Source: SafetyLit)



Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Creation of a huddle board represents one method to address issues in a timely manner (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



History of Cancer Tied to Lower Endurance, Higher Fatigability

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Fatigability and poor endurance significantly higher in older adults with cancer history (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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Older adults who have slower walking speeds may have increased risk for dementia

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) Because there's currently no cure for dementia, it's important to know about risk factors that may lead to developing it. For example, researchers have learned that older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk than those with faster walking speeds. Recently, researchers from the UK. teamed up to learn more about changes in walking speed, changes in the ability to think and make decisions, and dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Helping prevent falls in older adults with dementia

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) Researchers have recently focused on the role that dementia and other cognitive problems may play in falling, in hopes of discovering ways to manage and prevent falls. They published their study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Is knee pain linked to depression?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) According to researchers, knee osteoarthritis affects some 55 percent of people over age 40 in Japan. A research team from the country recently published a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society examining the effects of knee pain on depression since, until now, few studies have focused on how knee pain and impaired knee function relate to depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Helping older adults discontinue using sedatives

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) n a new study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers looked at a way to help older adults taper off and stop using sedatives. This was based on an earlier study that suggested giving older adults an educational brochure outlining the problems that sedatives pose and instructions for safely taking themselves off the medication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Complaint upheld against advertising of NeuroAD as Alzheimer ’s disease treatment

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:47:19 +0100

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) have upheld a complaint made against Neuronix for their advertising of a medical device in relation to Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)

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Reducing Adverse Drug Reactions in Older Adults Reducing Adverse Drug Reactions in Older Adults

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 04:14:54 +0100

Are interventions which aim to optimize medication use effective in reducing adverse drug reactions in older adults?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Brief cardiac arrest? Tend to the heart, but don't neglect the brain

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) Patients who survive a brief cardiac arrest and who appear neurologically intact should nonetheless receive a detailed neuropsychological assessment before being discharged, suggests a joint study by researchers at Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute (RRI) and Israel's Rambam Medical Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Hunt: We need to do better for social care

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:47:15 +0100

The Health and Social Care Secretary is today giving his first speech since his Department was given full responsibility for social care in January 2018, setting out the seven key principles to reform (Source: Alzheimers Society)



The High Costs of Alzheimer's

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: The High Costs of Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)



Urodynamics: Focus on the Geriatric Patient Urodynamics: Focus on the Geriatric Patient

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:15:02 +0100

What are the indications for urodynamic testing in elderly patients?Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Innovation for 'young & young at heart' finds home at Disney & in geriatrics for #AGS18

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) A cadre of the field's preeminent physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, long-term and managed care providers, healthcare administrators, trainees, journalists, and advocates will converge on the 'most magical place on Earth' May 3-5, 2018, to experience an educational program every bit as imaginative as it is informative, thanks to more than 100 events and research updates. Browse #AGS18 highlights below, and be sure to visit Meeting.AmericanGeriatrics.org for registration, the full program schedule, and everything else #AGS18. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Amazon Is Building an All-Star Health Tech Team

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:28:54 +0100

Details about Amazon's ambitions in healthcare are still sparse at this point, but the online retail giant appears to be building an all-star team to lead the new venture. Earlier this year Amazon announced a partnership with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to create a new venture aimed at lowering healthcare costs and improving quality for employees. The company is also reportedly looking to give traditional medical suppliers a run for their money. CNBC reported late last week that Amazon quietly hired Taha Kass-Hout, MD, a former FDA chief health informatics officer, to serve in a business development role focusing on healthcare projects. The report cited an unnamed source with knowledge of the hire. Kass-Hout joins Babak Parviz, a former Google X director who joined Amazon in 20...






Charity duo unite against dementia in  Everest adventure

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:37:12 +0100

Two Alzheimer ’s Society colleagues will push themselves to the limit when they embark on one of the world’s greatest treks.  (Source: Alzheimers Society)



Bracing For Hurricanes: Preparedness Among Older Adults Bracing For Hurricanes: Preparedness Among Older Adults

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 04:04:31 +0100

How prepared for disaster are community-dwelling older adults? Can they be expected to heed disaster preparedness recommendations?The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Older adults' difficulties with focusing can be used to help put a face to a name

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) Everyone has experienced the awkward situation of meeting someone and then forgetting their name shortly after. Among older adults, this happens more often than not. Baycrest researchers have discovered a new method to resolve this problem by tapping into a natural memory change during aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Quality of care homes got worse in 1 in 5 local authorities in the last year

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:10:06 +0100

The proportion of care homes rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement” increased in 1 in 5 local authority areas in 2017, according to new analysis by older people’s charity Independent Age. (Source: Alzheimers Society)



Fit Middle-Aged Women May Fend Off Dementia Later

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Fit Middle-Aged Women May Fend Off Dementia LaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)



Heartburn Meds Not Tied to Hip Fractures in Alzheimer's Patients

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Heartburn Meds Not Tied to Hip Fractures in Alzheimer's PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)



Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Overpayments affect 23 percent of all prescriptions; more common with generic drugs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

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Cognitive Outcomes After TAVI Cognitive Outcomes After TAVI

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 04:14:54 +0100

Neurological injury is a common complication after cardiac surgery and may contribute to cognitive decline. Is transcatheter aortic valve implantation detrimental to cognition?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education integrates with GSA

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(The Gerontological Society of America) Members of the newly renamed Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) -- formerly the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education -- have approved a set of bylaws that fully integrates Academy activities into The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), where AGHE had previously been a separate unit. The vote on these bylaws took place on March 2 at AGHE's recent Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Proposal outlining premium hikes, short term insurance falls short, AGS experts

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(American Geriatrics Society) Experts at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) expressed concern over recent proposals by the Trump Administration to increase health insurance costs for older adults purchasing coverage on the Affordable Care Act marketplace and to expand so-called 'short-term,' limited-protection health insurance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Great Recession heightened cardiovascular risk factors, study finds

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:15:00 +0100

FINDINGSThe Great Recession, from late 2007 to mid-2009, was associated with heightened cardiovascular risk factors, including increased blood pressure and glucose levels, according to a new UCLA-led study. The conditions were especially pronounced among older homeowners and people still in the work force, two groups that may have been especially vulnerable to the stresses this recession brought about.BACKGROUNDVirtually all Americans were affected directly or indirectly by the Great Recession, the most significant economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s — some lost jobs, others their houses or life savings. Previous studies have arrived at mixed evidence for the health impact of the recession, with some reporting negative health effects and others reporting benefits. But...



Great Recession Linked to Increase in BP, Blood Glucose

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Larger effects of 2008 to 2010 recession seen for younger adults and older homeowners (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Poor Sleep May Heighten Alzheimer's Risk

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Poor Sleep May Heighten Alzheimer's RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)



Poor Sleep May Heighten Alzheimer ’ s Risk

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:00:00 +0100

(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Government announces £40m investment in Dementia Research

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:13:30 +0100

The Government has today (Monday 12 March) announced a £40 million investment in the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI). (Source: Alzheimers Society)



Effects of childhood multiple maltreatment experiences on depression of socioeconomic disadvantaged elderly in Brazil - Novelo M, von Gunten A, Gomes Jardim GB, Spanemberg L, Argimon IIL, Nogueira EL.

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:42:34 +0100

Childhood maltreatment is a risk factor for depression in nonelderly individuals. We investigated the effect of childhood abuse and neglect on the development of geriatric depression and its severity in socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals. A cross-... (Source: SafetyLit)



What Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer's

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: What Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)

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