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Article ID: 709996

Small Vessel Disease MRI Marker Linked to Worse Cognitive Health in Older Adults

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Centerstudy published in Neurology.

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Article ID: 709921

Preventing Elderly Falls through Low-Cost Community Events

University of Vermont

Reducing traumatic injuries sustained by older adults who fall begins with reducing their risk of falls. Research from the University of Vermont suggests that free community-based events are effective in educating and establishing fall risk reduction strategies among older adults.

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20-Mar-2019 6:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 709768

Have sleep apnea? Using your CPAP device consistently may slow memory loss

American Geriatrics Society

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) refers to having problems with your memory and decision-making abilities.

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18-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709343

Having Great-Grandparents, Cousins with Alzheimer’s Linked to Higher Risk

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Having a parent with Alzheimer’s disease has been known to raise a person’s risk of developing the disease, but new research suggests that having second- and third-degree relatives who have had Alzheimer’s may also increase risk. The study is published in the March 13, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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8-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 709515

Geriatric Psychiatry Training Program Aims to Ease Shortage

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

After recently gaining accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, along with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will soon begin offering the first training program in the El Paso area for geriatric psychiatry.

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12-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 709072

Bone Fractures Increasing as Seniors Walk Dogs to Stay Active

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Between 2004 and 2017, dog-walking-related fractures in people 65-or-older more than doubled

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4-Mar-2019 6:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 709165

Study finds a lack of adequate hydration among the elderly

UCLA School of Nursing

Drinking enough water is a concern for everyone, but the elderly are particularly prone to underhydration and dehydration. A new UCLA School of Nursing study shows that these conditions are likely to be under-recognized, bringing on health problems ranging from urinary tract infections to frequent falls.

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6-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 708978

Exercising Helps Seniors Stay Independent After Discharge From Hospital

Universite de Montreal

Montreal health-care professionals develop 27 daily exercises for patients to stay in shape once they return home and avoid falls.

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4-Mar-2019 6:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 708764

Only the Lonely: Poll Shows Many Older Adults, Especially Those with Health Issues, Feel Isolated

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

One in four older adults say they feel isolated from other people at least some of the time, and one in three say they lack regular companionship, according to a new national poll. Those feelings of loneliness showed up most in people aged 50 to 80 who also reported they had health issues and unhealthy habits, the poll shows. The new findings amplify research that has shown links between chronic loneliness and health issues ranging from memory loss to shorter lives.

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27-Feb-2019 7:05 AM EST

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