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Released: 5-May-2023 12:55 PM EDT
Older people have better mental well-being than 30 years ago
Jyvaskylan Yliopisto (University of Jyvaeskylae)

This was observed in a study conducted at the Gerontology Research Center at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä (Finland).

Released: 2-May-2023 2:30 PM EDT
Climate change affecting allergies, and other allergy news
Newswise

For millions of Americans that suffer from seasonal allergies (pollen and mold), climate change is exacerbating an earlier, longer, and overall worse allergy season.

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Released: 27-Apr-2023 1:00 PM EDT
Improving Geriatric Surgical Quality Is Feasible for a Wide Range of Hospitals
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

A national pilot program designed to improve outcomes for elderly surgical patients is scalable and can be implemented in a wide range of hospital types—from community hospitals to urban academic medical centers, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

Released: 25-Apr-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Adults with accelerated biological aging are more likely to experience depression and anxiety
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

A study just released by Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and Peking University School of Public Health provides some of the first, large-scale evidence that processes of biological aging may contribute to risk of depression and anxiety.

Released: 25-Apr-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Detecting Delirium
University of Iowa Tippie College of Business

Delirium is one of the great hidden dangers for seniors seeking medical assistance in a hospital emergency room, but a new algorithm developed by University of Iowa researchers could make it easier for health care professionals to identify and treat it.

Newswise: Walking A Leashed Dog Associated with Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury Among Adults
Released: 25-Apr-2023 10:00 AM EDT
Walking A Leashed Dog Associated with Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury Among Adults
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins University researchers have found that traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) were the second most common injury among adults treated in U.S. emergency rooms for injuries related to walking a leashed dog from 2001 to 2020.

21-Apr-2023 6:05 AM EDT
Older Adults Whose Drinking Becomes Problematic Have Relatively Good Mental Health Functioning and Can Benefit From Alcohol Treatment
Research Society on Alcoholism

People who first experience problems with alcohol after the age of 60 may have better mental health functioning than those whose drinking problems start sooner, and the benefits of alcohol treatment are not conditional on when hazardous drinking began, a new study suggests.

   
Newswise: As “deprescribing” medicines for older adults catches on, poll shows need for patient-provider dialogue
21-Apr-2023 7:05 AM EDT
As “deprescribing” medicines for older adults catches on, poll shows need for patient-provider dialogue
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As the movement toward “deprescribing” medications among older adults grows, a new poll shows strong interest in this idea, with 80% of adults aged 50 to 80 open to stopping one or more of the prescription medicines they’ve been taking for more than a year, if a health care provider said it was possible. Already, 26% said they have done so in the past two years - though some had done it without talking to a health provider.

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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins
Newswise

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

       
Released: 20-Apr-2023 9:30 AM EDT
Common Infections Linked to Poorer Cognitive Performance in Middle-Aged and Older Adults
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study from a team led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that signs of common infections in a sample of middle-aged and older adults were associated with poorer performance on a test of global cognitive function.

Released: 19-Apr-2023 7:20 PM EDT
Study suggests strong sense of purpose in life promotes cognitive resilience among middle-aged adults
Hebrew SeniorLife Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research

New research suggests that having a stronger purpose in life (PiL) may promote cognitive resilience among middle-aged adults. Cognitive resilience refers to the capacity of the brain to cope with stressors, injuries and pathology, and resist the development of symptoms or disabilities.

14-Apr-2023 1:50 PM EDT
Could Fixing a Problem with the Heart Be Good for Your Brain?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that is treated with a procedure called catheter ablation may have a reduced risk of dementia compared to those who are treated with medication alone. The preliminary study released April 18, 2023, will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 75th Annual Meeting being held in person in Boston and live online from April 22-27, 2023.

Released: 18-Apr-2023 8:00 AM EDT
Keys to women’s resilience after 80: more education, less stress
Ohio State University

Having a four-year college degree and a low level of stress are strongly linked to psychological resilience in American women aged 80 and older, a new study suggests.

   
Released: 18-Apr-2023 6:00 AM EDT
A prescrição de opioides impacta a função cognitiva em adultos idosos?
Mayo Clinic

A prescrição de opioides tem um efeito negativo na função cognitiva em adultos idosos, de acordo com um estudo recente da Mayo Clinic, publicado na revista Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Released: 18-Apr-2023 6:00 AM EDT
¿La prescripción de opioides repercute en la función cognitiva de los adultos mayores?
Mayo Clinic

El uso de la prescripción de opioides puede tener un efecto negativo en la función cognitiva de los adultos mayores de acuerdo con un estudio reciente de Mayo Clinic publicado en la revista de la Sociedad Estadounidense de Geriatría.

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Released: 7-Apr-2023 10:15 AM EDT
Sustained-release chemotherapy gives new option for frail patients with invasive bladder cancer
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

For patients with advanced bladder cancer who are medically unfit for standard treatment, a new intravesical (inside the bladder) chemotherapy delivery system called TAR-200 is safe and shows initial evidence of effectiveness, reports a study in the May issue of The Journal of Urology®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Modified Mediterranean Ketogenic Diet May Benefit Adults at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
Released: 5-Apr-2023 1:30 PM EDT
Modified Mediterranean Ketogenic Diet May Benefit Adults at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Following a Mediterranean-based ketogenic diet may decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Released: 4-Apr-2023 4:00 PM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center Earns Prestigious Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED) has earned recertification of its Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) — the highest-level designation available through the program — from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The department earned its first certification in 2019.

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Released: 3-Apr-2023 11:50 AM EDT
Older adults perceive artificial intelligence as more human-like than younger adults do
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly present in all of our lives, from newer offerings like ChatGPT to more established voice systems such as automated phone services, self-checkouts, Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa.

   
Released: 30-Mar-2023 8:00 AM EDT
Machine learning models rank predictive risks for Alzheimer’s disease
Ohio State University

Once adults reach age 65, the threshold age for the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, the extent of their genetic risk may outweigh age as a predictor of whether they will develop the fatal brain disorder, a new study suggests.

28-Mar-2023 7:40 PM EDT
Drug overdose fatalities among US older adults has quadrupled over 20 years, UCLA research finds
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Overdose mortality among people age 65 and older quadrupled over 20 years, suggesting the need for greater mental health and substance use disorder policies addressed at curbing the trend.

Released: 28-Mar-2023 9:45 AM EDT
CWRU School of Nursing awarded $2.56M grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation for age-friendly care program in MinuteClinic at CVS locations
Case Western Reserve University

With a new three-year, $2.56 million grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University will evaluate improvements in care, economic impact and equity in outcomes of 1.2 million older adults receiving “age-friendly” care at MinuteClinics nationally.

Newswise: McMaster researchers trial primary care program for older adults
26-Mar-2023 5:00 PM EDT
McMaster researchers trial primary care program for older adults
McMaster University

A primary care program promoting the health of older adults was well received by family medical practices but lacked clinical benefits, says a study led by McMaster University researchers, published in the Annals of Family Medicine.

Released: 23-Mar-2023 3:50 PM EDT
Depressed, and aging fast
University of Connecticut

Older adults with depression are actually aging faster than their peers, UConn Center on Aging researchers report.

Released: 23-Mar-2023 1:55 PM EDT
New in-home AI tool monitors the health of elderly residents
University of Waterloo

Engineers are harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) and wireless technology to unobtrusively monitor elderly people in their living spaces and provide early detection of emerging health problems.

Released: 23-Mar-2023 10:20 AM EDT
$2.5 Million Grant Supports Specialized Geriatric Cancer Care at Penn Medicine Princeton Health
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The Penn Medicine Princeton Cancer Center received a $2.5 million grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation to help fund an innovative program to ensure holistic, patient-centered care for older adults with cancer.

Released: 22-Mar-2023 11:25 AM EDT
Seniors’ use of urinary-tract infection antibiotics halved
University of Gothenburg

As an international study involving University of Gothenburg researchers has shown, a decision tool for health professionals has proved capable of halving the use of antibiotics against urinary tract infections while maintaining patient safety.

Released: 20-Mar-2023 9:00 AM EDT
Antibiotic resistance is an increasing problem. Learn all about it in the Drug Resistance channel.
Newswise

Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridioides difficile, Candida auris, Drug-resistant Shigella. These bacteria not only have difficult names to pronounce, but they are also difficult to fight off. These bacteria may infect humans and animals, and the infections they cause are harder to treat than those caused by non-resistant bacteria. Antimicrobial resistance is an urgent global public health threat.

     
Released: 17-Mar-2023 1:10 PM EDT
Dual-task walking performance may be an early indicator of accelerated brain aging
Hebrew SeniorLife Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research

Walking is a complex task that is most commonly performed while completing other tasks like talking, reading signs, or making decisions.

Released: 15-Mar-2023 5:55 PM EDT
Physical exercise helps to improve symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
Cochrane

Physical exercise can help to improve the severity of movement-related symptoms and the quality of life in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Findings from the first Cochrane review of the available evidence found that any type of structured exercise is better than none.

Released: 15-Mar-2023 3:45 PM EDT
Don't keep hitting that snooze button! Get the latest research news and expert commentary on sleep here.
Newswise

It's sleep awareness week, according to the National Sleep Foundation. It’s important to understand how sleep deprivation can impact your health. Most people recognize that if they don’t get enough sleep, their mood and memory will suffer the next day.

       
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Released: 15-Mar-2023 11:00 AM EDT
New Definitions of Multimorbidity May Improve Clinical Decision-Making for Older Surgical Patients
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

A new way to identify more specific, higher-risk groups of older surgical patients can help in clinical decision-making and accurately comparing the performance of one hospital to another.

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Released: 10-Mar-2023 1:05 PM EST
Reducing trip hazards and decluttering can prevent falls among older people living at home
Cochrane

The review did not find any compelling evidence for other measures to reduce falls, such as making sure older people have the correct prescription glasses, special footwear, or education on avoiding falls.

Released: 9-Mar-2023 1:30 PM EST
You can't put a price tag on knowledge. Read the latest news on finance and the world economy in the Economics channel
Newswise

The U.S. economy is on people's minds as the government prepares for a showdown on the deficit and government spending. Find the latest research and expert commentary on money issues here. Below are some of the latest headlines in the Economics channel on Newswise.

       
Released: 8-Mar-2023 3:40 PM EST
Dementia the top COVID-19 risk factor for seniors in care
University of Gothenburg

In 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, dementia was the dominant risk factor for the disease among residents of Swedish nursing homes.

Newswise: Men Over 65 Are at Greater Risk than Women of Skull Fractures from Falls
Released: 8-Mar-2023 8:30 AM EST
Men Over 65 Are at Greater Risk than Women of Skull Fractures from Falls
Florida Atlantic University

Because females 65 and older have an increased rate of falls and facial fractures, researchers compared the risk of skull fracture secondary to head trauma in geriatric female and male patients. Results showed that males had a significantly increased incidence of skull fracture secondary to head trauma, due mostly to falls. This outcome was unexpected, as previous research has indicated females are more susceptible to facial fractures. This trend also was seen across race/ethnicity, though results were only statistically significant for whites.

Released: 7-Mar-2023 7:45 PM EST
Trouble falling asleep at bedtime or in the middle of the night? It could impact your risk for developing dementia
Elsevier

Adding to the growing body of evidence on sleep disturbances and cognitive impairment, new research finds significant links between three measures of sleep disturbance and the risk for developing dementia over a 10-year period.

Released: 6-Mar-2023 2:55 PM EST
Electronic Messages Improved Influenza Vaccination Rates in Nationwide Danish Study
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

To evaluate best strategies for increasing vaccination rates, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, collaborated with Danish researchers to develop and implement a nationwide trial in Denmark testing nine different electronic messaging tactics among adults over age 65.

1-Mar-2023 9:05 PM EST
Older Adults with Alcohol Use Disorder Need Age-Appropriate Treatment Interventions
Research Society on Alcoholism

Adults with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) seeking to moderate their drinking respond differently to interventions depending on their age, a new study suggests.

   
Newswise: Adding antipsychotic med to antidepressant may help older adults with treatment-resistant depression
2-Mar-2023 5:35 PM EST
Adding antipsychotic med to antidepressant may help older adults with treatment-resistant depression
Washington University in St. Louis

Psychiatry researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, led a multicenter study that found, in older adults with treatment-resistant depression, that augmenting an antidepressant drug with aripiprazole helped a significant number of patients.

27-Feb-2023 6:00 AM EST
Older Black men are likelier to die after surgery than others, particularly following elective procedures
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Older Black men have a higher chance of dying within 30 days of surgery than do Black women and white men and women – with their odds of death 50% higher after elective surgery compared with white men.

Released: 1-Mar-2023 11:00 AM EST
New Cleveland Clinic-Developed Screening Tool Can Assess Cognition Issues in Older Adults
Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland: A self-administered screening tool, developed by Cleveland Clinic researchers, can effectively and efficiently assess cognition issues in older adults.

Released: 28-Feb-2023 4:35 PM EST
More proof that too many medications leads to adversity for older cancer patients
University of Rochester Medical Center

When older adults with cancer take multiple medications — including ordinary drugs like blood pressure pills, supplements, or antacids — it can result in more toxic chemotherapy side effects and even a need to stop cancer treatment.

Released: 27-Feb-2023 9:30 AM EST
What experts wish more people knew about hospice and other end-of-life care
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The news that President Jimmy Carter has entered hospice at home offers a chance for more families to understand and plan ahead for end-of-life care - and highlights the shortcomings of the current system.

Released: 24-Feb-2023 5:10 PM EST
Rutgers Researchers to Study the Impact of Multiple Health Conditions on Medication Outcomes in Older Adults
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Rutgers a $3.5 million grant to conduct a five-year study exploring the impact medications have on older adults with multiple medical conditions.



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