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Coordinating Care for Elderly Across Treatment Settings Remains a Problem

In what is believed to be the first interview-style qualitative study of its kind among health care providers in the trenches, a team led by a Johns Hopkins geriatrician has further documented barriers to better care of older adults as they are transferred from hospital to rehabilitation center to home, and too often back again.

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Study: Most People with Dementia Never Have Screening

The majority of people with dementia have never seen a doctor about their memory and thinking problems, according to a new study published in the November 26, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Why Do So Many Seniors with Memory Loss & Dementia Never Get Tested?

Despite clear signs that their memory and thinking abilities have gone downhill, more than half of seniors with these symptoms haven’t seen a doctor about them, a new study finds.

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Forget About the Car Keys, Do You Know When to Take Away Your Parent's Checkbook?

Financial management skills can decline with age, which can lead to catastrophic money woes for seniors.Declining financial aptitude can also be a sign of impending memory loss. UAB researchers present some warning signs.

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Sharpening State Spending on Seniors

As our society ages, a University of Montreal study suggests the health system should be focussing on comorbidity and specific types of disabilities that are associated with higher health care costs for seniors, especially cognitive disabilities.

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Older Women with Breathing Problems During Sleep More Likely to Experience Decline in Ability to Perform Daily Tasks

Older women with disordered breathing during sleep were found to be at greater risk of decline in the ability to perform daily activities, such as grocery shopping and meal preparation, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California, San Francisco.

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The Great Digital Divide in Healthcare: Older Americans May Be Left Behind

When it comes to the benefits of electronic health records, older Americans may be left behind, new study says.

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Disability After Heart Attack, Stroke: Survivors’ Care Needs May Be Much Greater Than Experts Thought

A record number of people are surviving heart attacks and stroke but those who do may experience a sharp decline in physical abilities that steadily accelerates over time.

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Scientists Find Novel Approach to Treating Number 1 Cause of Blindness in Elderly

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Scientists at Florida Atlantic University have found that sulindac, a known anti-inflammatory drug, can protect against oxidative damage due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Their studies suggest that sulindac could be an inexpensive and relatively non-toxic therapeutic approach for treating AMD, one of the primary causes of vision loss in the elderly. AMD gradually destroys sharp, central vision, which is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. Currently, no cures exist for the majority of AMD cases.

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Vanderbilt Study Finds Elderly Face No Added Risk From Cosmetic Surgery

Senior citizens are at no higher risk for complications from cosmetic surgery than younger patients, according to a recent study by plastic surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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