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Newswise: New Study From UCI Reveals How to Rejuvenate the Immune System of Elderly People and Reduce Their Risk of Infectious Disease
Released: 11-Apr-2022 5:05 PM EDT
New Study From UCI Reveals How to Rejuvenate the Immune System of Elderly People and Reduce Their Risk of Infectious Disease
University of California, Irvine

A new study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, identifies a reason for why older adults are significantly more susceptible to infectious diseases than younger people, a critical societal issue most recently exemplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 8-Apr-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Gap in Willingness and Access to Video Visit Use Among Older High-risk Veterans: Cross-sectional Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: The recent shift to video care has exacerbated disparities in health care access, especially among high-need, high-risk (HNHR) adults. Developing data-driven approaches to improve access to care necessitates a deep...

Released: 8-Apr-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Senate Introduces Bill to Provide Full Chiropractic Coverage in Medicare
American Chiropractic Association

The U.S. Senate has introduced a bill, S. 4042, to modernize Medicare coverage and better meet the needs of today’s seniors by increasing access to services provided by doctors of chiropractic.

Newswise: Study: Older Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis Still Undermedicated, Despite Aggressive Guidelines
Released: 8-Apr-2022 6:00 AM EDT
Study: Older Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis Still Undermedicated, Despite Aggressive Guidelines
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study shows the majority of older adults are not prescribed disease-modifying medications for rheumatoid arthritis, despite guidelines that call for early and aggressive treatment of the inflammatory autoimmune disease. Researchers say rheumatologists and primary care providers must be prepared to care for older adults with rheumatic diseases while addressing polypharmacy and multimorbidity.

Released: 7-Apr-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Frequency and Correlates of Online Consultations With Doctors or Therapists in Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Nationally Representative Cross-sectional Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: A few studies have identified the frequency and correlates of online consultations with doctors or therapists. However, there is a lack of studies using nationally representative data from middle-aged and older adults in ...

Newswise: Five Minutes of Daily Breath Training Improves Exercise Tolerance in Middle-aged and Older Adults
25-Mar-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Five Minutes of Daily Breath Training Improves Exercise Tolerance in Middle-aged and Older Adults
American Physiological Society (APS)

New research finds potential for high-resistance inspiratory muscle strength training to help sedentary middle-aged and older adults transition to a healthier lifestyle. The study will be presented this week at the American Physiological Society annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2022.

Released: 1-Apr-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Half of older adults now die with a dementia diagnosis, up sharply
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nearly half of all older adults now die with a diagnosis of dementia listed on their medical record, up 36% from two decades ago, a new study shows. But that sharp rise may have more to do with better public awareness, more detailed medical records and Medicare billing practices than an actual rise in the condition, the researchers say.

Released: 29-Mar-2022 10:05 PM EDT
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Perioperative Evaluation and Management of Frailty Among Older Adults Undergoing Colorectal Surgery
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Accurately assessing frail older patients facilitates opportunities to identify and address vulnerabilities that can potentially improve outcomes. Four major emerging categories for quality improvement in these patients include using prehabilitation, providing multidisciplinary care in partnership with geriatricians or practitioners with geriatrics expertise, adopting programs and techniques aimed at reducing stress during and after surgery, and assessing goals of care based on a consideration of realistic outcomes.

Released: 29-Mar-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Telemedicine Acceptance Among Older Adult Patients With Cancer: Scoping Review
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Cancer is likely to remain the most prevalent noncommunicable disease in high-income countries with an older population. Interestingly, no review of attitudes toward telemedicine among older adults has been performed. Thi...

Released: 29-Mar-2022 10:30 AM EDT
Chronic low back pain linked to atrophy in pain-related brain regions
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is associated with reductions in brain volume in areas involved in pain processing, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

25-Mar-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Risk of Severe Allergic Reaction Higher with Two Intravenous Iron-Boosting Products
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Two products commonly administered intravenously to replenish iron levels in the body have a much higher chance of provoking a severe allergic attack, according to Rutgers researchers who conducted a study analyzing the medical records in a large database of older, Medicare patients.

Newswise: A Success for Thai Medical Doctors! Producing Hip Prosthesis for the First Time – Enabling the Aged to Walk Again and Enjoy a Better Quality of Life
Released: 28-Mar-2022 8:55 AM EDT
A Success for Thai Medical Doctors! Producing Hip Prosthesis for the First Time – Enabling the Aged to Walk Again and Enjoy a Better Quality of Life
Chulalongkorn University

Chula’s team from the Faculties of Medicine and Engineering has successfully developed Thailand’s first hip prosthesis to treat senior citizens with broken hips to recover fast and at a lower cost. The team is hoping to produce other prostheses like knee and other joints to improve the quality of life of seniors in our aging society.

Newswise: Use of a Smartphone App Versus Motivational Interviewing to Increase Walking Distance and Weight Loss in Overweight/Obese Adults With Peripheral Artery Disease
Released: 24-Mar-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Use of a Smartphone App Versus Motivational Interviewing to Increase Walking Distance and Weight Loss in Overweight/Obese Adults With Peripheral Artery Disease
JMIR Publications

The researchers, who hope to continue developing the app, were undaunted by its lackluster performance. “That just means we need to work more on the app and try to improve it,” Collins says. “We’re working on another app that will be more sophisticated and will be compatible with Android and Mac iOS.”

   
Released: 24-Mar-2022 1:20 PM EDT
People over 60 are greenhouse gas emission bad guys
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

The new generation of seniors are leaving behind a heavy climate footprint. In 2005, the over-60 age group accounted for 25 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. Research shows that by 2015 the proportion was close to 33 per cent.

   
Released: 24-Mar-2022 12:30 PM EDT
Cases of cognitive decline in older people more than doubles in ten years
University College London

The researchers set out to see if there had been an increase in the numbers of older people who were reporting their first concerns about memory loss or cognitive decline to their doctor and what their chances of developing dementia were after consultation.

18-Mar-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Do Older Adults Using Statins Have Lower Risk of Developing Parkinsonism Later?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Parkinsonism is a term for a group of neurological conditions that cause movement problems including tremors, slowed movement and stiffness, with Parkinson’s disease being one of the better knowns causes. A new study suggests that older people taking statin drugs have a lower chance of developing parkinsonism later compared to people who were not taking statins. The research is published in the March 23, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol in the blood and protect against atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque in the arteries that can lead to hardening of the arteries, heart attack and stroke.

Newswise: 2022 URI Thewlis Lecture tackles the impact of ageism on health and longevity, creating a more age-just society
Released: 22-Mar-2022 1:05 PM EDT
2022 URI Thewlis Lecture tackles the impact of ageism on health and longevity, creating a more age-just society
University of Rhode Island

On April 6, URI will host Yale Professor Becca R. Levy as presenter of the 2022 Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics. “Ageism and You: Why It Matters” will cover the impact of ageism on health and longevity. Levy is a public health expert and leading expert on the psychology of successful aging.

   
Released: 21-Mar-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Effects of a Nurse-Led Telehealth Self-care Promotion Program on the Quality of Life of Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Journal of Medical Internet Research

In recent years, telehealth has become a common channel for health care professionals to use to promote health and provide distance care. COVID-19 has further fostered the widespread use of this new technology, which can ...

Newswise: Study: Digital Programs for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management Effectively Engage Older Adults
Released: 17-Mar-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Study: Digital Programs for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management Effectively Engage Older Adults
JMIR Publications

Wellinks®, a digital health care company offering the first-ever integrated, virtual Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) management solution, today announced results from a study that found that older adults with COPD were highly engaged and satisfied with Wellinks.

     
Released: 17-Mar-2022 12:20 PM EDT
Researchers find a ‘vicious cycle’ between excessive daytime napping and Alzheimer’s dementia
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Daytime napping is common among older adults. The longitudinal relationship between daytime napping and cognitive aging, however, is unknown.

Released: 16-Mar-2022 10:05 PM EDT
The “Deciding Not to Decide” Option Can Improve Older Adult Patient Care
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

People with chronic kidney disease over the age of 65 who are not candidates for transplant should be given the opportunity to not decide to begin dialysis in order to ensure informed decision-making, according to a new Rutgers paper.

Released: 9-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EST
Even at best hospitals, low-income older cancer patients struggle after surgery
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

They’re old enough to qualify for Medicare, and their incomes are low enough to qualify them for Medicaid. And when they have surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, a new study finds, they suffer more complications and incur higher costs than patients with Medicare alone, even at top hospitals.

Newswise: Older adults voice concerns about going to the operating room
7-Mar-2022 8:05 AM EST
Older adults voice concerns about going to the operating room
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Whether they need a knee replaced, a hernia stitched up, a cataract in their eye removed or their gall bladder taken out, a new poll shows many older adults harbor concerns about scheduling elective surgery. But once they’ve had it done, most are glad they did, the poll shows. COVID-19 has affected surgery scheduling but many hospitals are now getting back on track.

Released: 7-Mar-2022 3:20 PM EST
Financial Strain Linked to Increased Risk of Death in Older Adults Recovering from Heart Attack, UM School of Medicine Study Finds
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Older adults who report being under severe financial strain were substantially more likely to die within six months of having a heart attack compared to those with moderate or no financial strain, according to a new study led by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers.

Released: 2-Mar-2022 2:05 PM EST
Glioblastoma en adultos mayores: Mejorar la supervivencia y la calidad de vida
Mayo Clinic

El glioblastoma es un cáncer agresivo que se presenta en el cerebro y la médula espinal. Aunque puede ocurrir a cualquier edad, lo más común es que se presente en adultos mayores. La edad promedio del diagnóstico es 64 años.

25-Feb-2022 3:10 PM EST
More than one surgery is common for hernia patients
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

About one in six older Americans who’d undergone an operation to repair a hernia had repeat hernia surgery less than 10 years later. These rates have barely improved since the 1990s, when similar data revealed that about one in five patients underwent at least two surgeries to address the problem.

23-Feb-2022 10:05 AM EST
Physical Fitness Linked to Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who are more physically fit are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than people who are less physically fit, according to a preliminary study released today, February 27, 2022, that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 74th Annual Meeting being held in person in Seattle, April 2 to 7, 2022 and virtually, April 24 to 26, 2022.

Released: 24-Feb-2022 1:40 PM EST
Smart packaging could improve how older adults take medication
University of Waterloo

Older adults are open to using smart packaging to improve their medication-taking experience, a new study finds.

Newswise: SLU Geriatric Psychiatrist: African Americans at Highest Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
Released: 24-Feb-2022 12:45 PM EST
SLU Geriatric Psychiatrist: African Americans at Highest Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
Saint Louis University

Now that the holiday season has concluded, perhaps you’ve noticed the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia in aging family members. George Grossberg, M.D., the Samuel W. Fordyce professor and director of geriatric psychiatry at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, said it is during family gatherings that caregivers often notice older adults 65 and over may be slipping cognitively.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: The warning signs, causes and treatments of peripheral artery disease
Released: 23-Feb-2022 7:05 PM EST
The Medical Minute: The warning signs, causes and treatments of peripheral artery disease
Penn State Health

Many people know that hardening of the arteries can cause a heart attack – but they may not realize that it can also cause serious problems in their legs. Dr. Matthew Cindric explains the causes of this condition—and how you can reduce your risk for it.

23-Feb-2022 9:45 AM EST
Do Pets Have a Positive Effect on Your Brain Health?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Owning a pet, like a dog or cat, especially for five years or longer, may be linked to slower cognitive decline in older adults, according to a preliminary study released today, February 23, 2022, that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 74th Annual Meeting being held in person in Seattle, April 2 to 7, 2022 and virtually, April 24 to 26, 2022.

Released: 23-Feb-2022 9:00 AM EST
More adults are falling every year, despite prevention efforts
University of Michigan

Falls are a leading cause of hospitalization and institutionalization for older adults in the U.S. and fall prevention efforts are an important part of geriatric education and health.

Newswise: U.S. Falls Short in ‘Geriatricizing’ Emergency Departments
Released: 23-Feb-2022 8:30 AM EST
U.S. Falls Short in ‘Geriatricizing’ Emergency Departments
Florida Atlantic University

Following a panel discussion of emergency medicine physicians and geriatricians at the 2021 American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s Scientific Assembly, researchers say, unfortunately, most of the emergency departments in the U.S. and worldwide do not provide the level of service recommended by the Geriatric Emergency Department (GED) Guidelines. Endorsed by four major medical organizations, the GED guidelines characterize the complex needs of the older emergency department patient and current best practices, with the goal of promoting more cost-effective and patient-centered care. These recommendations necessitate increased staff, resources, and education.

Newswise: UA Little Rock Professor Investigates Domestic Violence Survivorship in Older African American Women
Released: 22-Feb-2022 1:35 PM EST
UA Little Rock Professor Investigates Domestic Violence Survivorship in Older African American Women
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Jacqueline Burse, assistant professor of social work at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has published an article sharing the experiences of older African American women who have survived domestic violence. Burse published the article, “Domestic Violence Survivorship Among a Sample of Older African American Women: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis,” in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Newswise: Daily Activities Like Washing Dishes Reduced Heart Disease Risk in Senior Women
17-Feb-2022 11:00 AM EST
Daily Activities Like Washing Dishes Reduced Heart Disease Risk in Senior Women
University of California San Diego

Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at University of California San Diego researchers studied the impact of daily life movement to cardiovascular disease risk using a machine-learning algorithm and found decrease in risk with increased activity.

17-Feb-2022 3:35 PM EST
The Latest Research News in Cardiovascular Health
Newswise

The Latest Research News in Cardiovascular Health

14-Feb-2022 8:05 AM EST
Pandemic disruptions mean many older adults still haven’t gotten needed health care
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

In 2021, the pandemic disrupted scheduled care for around 30% of older adults, according to a new poll of people age 50 and older. And many of them – especially those who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 – still haven’t gotten the preventive care or treatment that they had been scheduled to get last year.

Released: 14-Feb-2022 5:05 PM EST
Older adults store too much information in their brains
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

A new Baycrest study reports that older adults store too much information in their brains, leading them to have “cluttered” memories. As a result of these cluttered memories, they have more trouble remembering specific and detailed information compared to younger adults.

Newswise: Older people in good shape have fitter brains
Released: 10-Feb-2022 2:05 PM EST
Older people in good shape have fitter brains
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

“Our findings suggest that being fit can protect against mild cognitive impairment in older people,” says Ekaterina Zotcheva.

Released: 10-Feb-2022 2:05 AM EST
Common sleep apnea treatment may not benefit patients older than 80
University of Missouri, Columbia

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the treatment of choice for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). But researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found this treatment may not be as effective in patients older than 80.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Simple steps to help seniors navigate their health care
Released: 9-Feb-2022 3:10 PM EST
The Medical Minute: Simple steps to help seniors navigate their health care
Penn State Health

It’s essential that seniors take control of their health care needs, but navigating the health care system may seem overwhelming. A few simple steps can help them safeguard their health and independence.

Newswise: To Get Middle-aged Women to Eat More Protein Consider Diet Coaching
Released: 9-Feb-2022 8:30 AM EST
To Get Middle-aged Women to Eat More Protein Consider Diet Coaching
Florida Atlantic University

A study is the first to examine the impact of per-meal protein prescription and nutrition education with and without diet coaching to improve protein intake among middle-aged women. Since protein is the building block of muscles, researchers also investigated the impact of the changes in protein intake on muscle health.

Newswise: Health Apps Could Help Older Adults with Anything From Sleep to Diabetes, but Most Don’t Use Them
7-Feb-2022 11:45 AM EST
Health Apps Could Help Older Adults with Anything From Sleep to Diabetes, but Most Don’t Use Them
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Mobile apps make it possible to track everything from exercise and calories to blood pressure and blood sugar, and use the information to stay on target with health goals or managing a chronic condition. But a new poll shows that most people over age 50 aren’t using such apps – and that those who might get the most help out of them are less likely to actually use them.

Newswise: Medical & Fire Safety Professionals Remind Residents: Heat Your Home Safely This Winter
Released: 7-Feb-2022 11:55 AM EST
Medical & Fire Safety Professionals Remind Residents: Heat Your Home Safely This Winter
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine and the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) say safety must be your top priority when heating your home this winter. Home heating is the second leading cause of home fires.

Newswise:Video Embedded pets-in-aged-care-homes-makes-paw-fect-sense-with-new-tool
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Released: 1-Feb-2022 7:05 PM EST
Pets in aged care homes makes paw-fect sense with new tool
University of South Australia

A new online tool has been launched worldwide to assess whether individual pets can safely be accommodated in aged care homes, easing the stress for many older people moving into residential care.

Released: 1-Feb-2022 8:05 AM EST
Know the ABCs of AMD Symptoms to See for a Lifetime
American Society of Retina Specialists

During February’s AMD Awareness Month, America’s retina specialists urge everyone to pay special attention to their vision, learn more about AMD, and understand the ABCs of AMD symptoms which warrant an immediate visit with a retina specialist for a comprehensive dilated retina exam.

Newswise: Brain Function Boosted by Daily Physical Activity in Middle-Aged, Older Adults
Released: 31-Jan-2022 4:25 PM EST
Brain Function Boosted by Daily Physical Activity in Middle-Aged, Older Adults
UC San Diego Health

Remote UC San Diego School of Medicine study finds brain function boosted by daily exercise in middle-aged and older adults.

Released: 31-Jan-2022 11:50 AM EST
Adults with disabilities in hospital for COVID-19 have worse outcomes
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Adults with disabilities have worse outcomes when hospitalized with COVID-19 than patients without disabilities, including longer hospital stays and increased risk of readmission, found new research in CMAJ

Released: 27-Jan-2022 6:05 PM EST
Most older adults support steps to reduce firearm injury risk, study shows
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A strong majority of American adults over 50 -- including the 37% of older adults who own guns or live with someone who does -- supports specific steps that could reduce the risk of firearm injury and death, a new national study shows. The study also highlights opportunities to help older adults recognize and address the risks in their own homes.



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