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Released: 20-May-2022 9:45 AM EDT
Insomnia in midlife may manifest as cognitive problems in retirement age
University of Helsinki

The Helsinki Health Study at the University of Helsinki investigated the development of insomnia symptoms in midlife and their effects on memory, learning ability and concentration after retirement. The follow-up period was 15–17 years.

Released: 18-May-2022 1:10 PM EDT
'Honey, Don't Forget the Sunscreen!' Three Beliefs That Affect Sunscreen Use by Older Adults
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Reminders from a romantic partner might be an effective way to encourage sunscreen use by people age 50 or older, suggests a study in the May/June issue of The Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, official publication of the Dermatology Nurses' Association. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Aging Well in a Pandemic: Older Adults Share What It Takes
Released: 17-May-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Aging Well in a Pandemic: Older Adults Share What It Takes
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The pandemic took a toll on older adults, but especially on those whose physical or mental health was already suffering, a new poll shows. This group may need extra support to age as well as possible.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

Released: 13-May-2022 3:55 PM EDT
Antibiotic use associated with inflammatory bowel disease in older adults
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

The more antibiotics prescribed to patients 60 and older, the more likely they were to develop inflammatory bowel disease, suggesting antibiotic use could explain some of the growth in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in older people, according to a review of 2.3 million patient records in a study selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2022.

Released: 10-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
FSU researchers use AI to prompt older adults’ participation in research
Florida State University

In a new study, Florida State University researchers explore the challenges of recruiting and retaining older adults to participate in research.

Released: 10-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
New study reveals older people support right to die, regardless of terminal illness
Edith Cowan University

An Australian-first study is delving into the contentious issue of what older people think about voluntary assisted death (VAD), regardless of any health condition.

Released: 9-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Clemson University, Prisma Health expand collaboration in aging research, education and community outreach programs
Clemson University

Clemson University and Prisma Health expand their research and clinical collaborations with the opening of new space to accommodate community research and clinical programs of the Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging.

Newswise: Model finds COVID-19 deaths among elderly may be due to genetic limit on cell division
Released: 9-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Model finds COVID-19 deaths among elderly may be due to genetic limit on cell division
University of Washington

According to a model created by University of Washington research professor James Anderson, a genetically predetermined limit on your immune system may be the key to why COVID-19 has such a devastating effect on the elderly.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Offers Program to Catch Older Adults Before They Fall
Released: 6-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Offers Program to Catch Older Adults Before They Fall
Cedars-Sinai

Falls and broken bones are common among older adults, but they're not a natural part of aging. That's why Cedars-Sinai geriatricians created a bone health and falls risk consultation program to catch at-risk people before they break a bone or help them avoid another fracture in the future.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Experts to Present New Research and Discuss Advances in Care for Older Adults
Released: 5-May-2022 11:50 AM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Experts to Present New Research and Discuss Advances in Care for Older Adults
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai geriatrics experts will present their latest advances in research and care in person at the annual scientific meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) in Orlando May 12-14, sharing innovations to improve both the quality of patient care and quality of life for older adults.

Newswise: In-House Pharmacists Essential for Aged Care
Released: 4-May-2022 8:05 PM EDT
In-House Pharmacists Essential for Aged Care
University of South Australia

New research from the University of South Australia shows that regular visits from pharmacists to aged-care residents can reduce problems due to medicines and improve health outcomes.

Released: 4-May-2022 12:40 PM EDT
Hearing and vision impairment linked to serious cognitive impairment in older adults
University of Toronto

A new nationally representative study published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports found hearing impairment and vision impairment to be independently associated with cognitive impairment.

Released: 3-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court
Newswise

Are you looking for expert commentary on the leaked opinion draft that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade? Newswise has you covered! Below are some of the latest headlines that have been added to the U.S. Supreme Court channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Study Reveals Genetic Diversity of a Particularly Problematic Pathogen
Released: 27-Apr-2022 3:55 PM EDT
Study Reveals Genetic Diversity of a Particularly Problematic Pathogen
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at UC San Diego have used a systems biology approach to parse the genetic diversity of Clostridioides difficile, a particularly problematic pathogen, particularly in health care settings.

Released: 27-Apr-2022 1:35 PM EDT
New data shows burden of dementia symptoms just as high in community population as nursing home residents
Regenstrief Institute

New data shows that the symptoms suffered by people with advanced Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias who live in the community occur at a strikingly similar rate to those of dementia patients in a nursing home.

Released: 27-Apr-2022 11:40 AM EDT
For Older Men, Urinary Symptoms May Affect Mortality Risk – Even if Not 'Bothersome'
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

For men in their fifties and older, moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) such as incontinence and frequent nighttime urination (nocturia) are associated with an increased risk of death during long-term follow-up, suggests a Finnish study in 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: NIH awards Joseph Mikels $2.6 million to research motivation and health
Released: 26-Apr-2022 2:55 PM EDT
NIH awards Joseph Mikels $2.6 million to research motivation and health
DePaul University

Tapping into positive emotions and social connections may be key to motivating older adults to exercise. DePaul University psychology professor Joseph Mikels has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his work on emotion, aging and decision-making throughout the life span.

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Released: 22-Apr-2022 9:35 AM EDT
How can we reduce the firearm death toll in older adults?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A firearm injury researcher and emergency physician provides information on firearm injuries, deaths, risk factors and attitudes among adults over 50, and gives tips for individuals and families to reduce risk of suicide and other firearm-related harm.

Newswise: Want to “age in place” someday? Take action now
Released: 20-Apr-2022 9:55 AM EDT
Want to “age in place” someday? Take action now
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new poll shows most adults over 50 want to stay in their home as they age, but many haven't taken steps that could help them do so. Two experts give advice on ways to prepare, plan and make adjustments gradually.

8-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Most older adults want to ‘age in place’ but many haven’t taken steps to help them do so, poll finds
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The vast majority of people over 50 say it’s important that they keep living in their current homes for as long as possible. But a new poll shows many of them haven’t planned or prepared for “aging in place,” and a sizable percentage might have a hard time paying for in-home help.

Newswise: Dallas researchers seeking senior participants for breathing study
Released: 12-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Dallas researchers seeking senior participants for breathing study
UT Southwestern Medical Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Aging recently approved funding for a 2022 study by the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM), where a research team will look into how body weight – even extra weight gain like the kind recently resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic – may adversely affect breathing in seniors.

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.

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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.


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