The FDA has approved Fluad, a trivalent flu vaccine with the adjuvant MF59, for use in patients aged 65 and older.
Research reveals that focus on diet, mental health, and lifestyle may help lower the number of new cases of Alzheimer's disease.
Two studies found no evidence that calcium intake is associated with fracture risk.
The USPSTF recommends low-dose aspirin for certain adults aged 50 to 69 years.
Vitamin D did not improve bone and muscle outcomes in postmenopausal women.
Over 25% of geriatric oncology patients reported using complementary and alternative medications.
The majority of older adults with diabetes do not meet the ADA's criteria for good management of their condition.
A new study provides evidence that yearly influenza vaccination benefited residents of nursing homes.
The CDC found that 24.8% of women and 5.6% of men aged 65 years and older had osteoporosis.
Older adults with dementia who took cholinesterase inhibitors had an increased risk of weight loss.
Older adults who consumed a moderate amount of coffee had a lower risk of mild cognitive impairment.
Older adults who exercise, drink moderately, don't smoke, and have a healthy weight have a lower risk of heart failure.
Yearly mortality, hospital stays, and inpatient costs have decreased in Medicare patients.
Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may help fight against cognitive decline in older adults.
Patients who ate five servings of fruits and vegetables had a lower rate of hip fracture.
Patients taking the highest amount of metformin had a 25% reduced risk of developing OAG compared with those not taking the medication.
Study links activity in older men to longer lives.
Every 11-pound drop in grip strength was also associated with a 9% increased risk of stroke and a 7% higher risk of myocardial infarction.
The risk was found to be even higher at 5 years after diagnosis
Independent mortality predictors included older age, male sex, renal disease, stroke, cancer, COPD, and congestive heart failure.
Colorectal cancer screening was higher in 2010 than in 2008 (58.9% versus 53.7%) and correlated with longer life expectancy and younger age.
During follow-up, 1,217 suicides attempts were reported; 260 were fatal.
Anticoagulants are associated with an increased risk for bleeding, but for most patients, the benefits outweigh the bleeding risk.
A spike in hypertension-related death was seen in both genders and was most marked among those aged 45 to 64 years and those aged over 85 years.
The mean interval in waist-circumference change in patients who drank diet soda was triple that compared with patients who did not drink diet soda.
Research findings suggest the link between dementia risk and anticholinergic medications may persist and may not be reversible years after people stop taking these drugs.
Women who used hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for five years were approximately 40% more likely to develop ovarian cancer than were women who had never been on HRT.
Within one year of being discharged from the hospital for heart failure, 67.4% of patients enrolled in the study were readmitted to the hospital and 35.8% died.
Particularly in men, the risk of hip fracture was increased considerably with lower body mass index combined with abdominal obesity.
Patients who are resistant to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes.
The predicted risk of heart attack or death increased 1% for every 25 to 30 minutes that a patient was sedentary.
Those who consumed high-acid diets appeared to face triple the risk of kidney failure compared with those who consumed low-acid diets.
IOM committee proposes name change to 'systemic exertion intolerance disease'.
More education is needed to increase influenza vaccination rates among nursing home workers.
Depression and other behavioral changes may precede Alzheimer disease and dementia.
Many older adults with diabetes and comorbid medical problems may be over treated.
When it came to political ideologies, 30% of conservatives and moderates died compared with 25% of liberals.
Long-term selenium and vitamin E supplementation did not reduce apparently healthy male patients' risks of developing age-related cataracts.
There were no significant protective effects noted for fiber, fruit, or vegetable intake on the risk of kidney stone recurrence in women with a history of stones.
Stronger improvement in the immune response was seen in frail senior patients living in nursing homes who received a high-dose flu vaccine.
Although women who took low-dose aspirin saw a small reduction of CVD and colorectal cancer risk, the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding increased.
Patients who ran more than 15.3 miles per week had a 40% reduced risk of dying from Alzheimer disease.
More than 50% of survey respondents reported cancer warning signs, but only 2% considered cancer as a possible cause.
Maintaining systolic blood pressure at less than 150 mmHG is adequate for preventing hypertension in older adults.
Senior patients who jogged at least 30 minutes three times a week were less likely to have age-related physical decline.
Statin therapy for patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or high cholesterol levels is recommended.
Patients who had mentally stimulating jobs appeared to retain sharper thinking even years after retirement.
Screening elderly patients for heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can increase detection.
The risk of any bone fracture increased 16% in women who drank three or more glasses daily, and the risk of a broken hip increased 60%.
Perceived swallowing difficulties and overnight denture-wearing were independently associated with an approximately 2.3-fold higher risk of pneumonia.
The average life expectancy for Americans was 78.8 in 2012. Women were estimated to live longer than men by 2.5 years.
Arterial spin labeling scans may predict future mental impairment issues for geriatric patients.
Give the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine along with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine to all patients aged 65 years and older.
Flu-related complications last year caused more than 100 deaths in children and most of whom were not vaccinated.
Many nursing home residents incur substantial costs associated with questionable medication prescriptions.
The association between ischemic stroke risk and potassium intake was strongest in nonhypertensive senior female patients.
Most aspects of cognitive function declined during the studies evaluated and vitamin B supplementation reduced circulating homocysteine concentrations, as expected.
Risk for osteoporosis, glaucoma, cataracts, and adrenal suppression elevated among women with asthma aged 65 years and older.
Sixty percent of older patients presenting to emergency department are malnourished or at risk.
A high-dose trivalent vaccine demonstrated improved protection for seniors against flu than the standard-dose vaccine.
Breast cancer survival was better in female patients whose cancer was detected by mammography, with 97% alive five years later.
The odds of severe memory impairment more than doubled with a history of alcohol use disorders.
Incident strokes in the Medicare population aged ≥65 years decreased by approximately 40% over the last two decades.
Most patients undergoing cardiac surgery have conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and atrial fibrillation.
Risk up with regular NSAID use, selective cox-2 inhibitor use, agents with cox-2>cox-1 inhibition.
The combined outcome of death/cardiovascular disease was not significantly different between donors and nondonors.
Researchers have identified 10 proteins in the blood that may be predictors of Alzheimer disease.
Researchers found that a regular, balanced, and moderate physical activity program reduced the risk of major mobility disability by 18%.
More than one-quarter of CHD patients reported bleeding gums during tooth-brushing.
Leisure-time physical activity has previously been shown to have a positive impact on health.
After adjustments, researchers suggest psychosocial and life-style related risk factors may be modifiable targets for intervention.
A pilot study reports deep brain stimulation targeted at the nucleus basalis of Meynert improved or stabilized memory in Alzheimer's patients.
The number of health care employees will continue to rise as the U.S. senior population increases.
Patients new to the medication were at a greater risk for outpatient exacerbations and ER visits for COPD or pneumonia.
Increased fitness linked to better verbal memory, faster psychomotor speed 25 years later.
Association appears to be a dose-response between COPD duration and risk for mild cognitive impairment.
More than three-quarters of Medicare beneficiaries with four or more providers have concurrent opioid prescriptions, suggesting fragmented care.
Cognitive and cardiac adverse effects may limit the antidepressant's use for this purpose.
Two new cognitive screening assessment tools appear to be useful additions to the arsenal of Alzheimer testing.
Women with both diabetes and elevated estradiol levels were 14 times more likely to develop new-onset dementia.
Exposure to the banned pesticide DDT may play a role in the development of Alzheimer disease.
No improvement in cognition in four randomized trials involving bapineuzumab and solanezumab.
Highest risks for myocardial infarction, other vascular disease. No link for a-fib, heart failure.
Type 2 diabetes morbidity and mortality are associated with disease duration and advancing age.
G8 and fTRST are two simple tools to identify risk profiles for functional decline, survival in geriatric cancer patients.
Despite lack of evidence on benefits of routine screening, clinicians should remain alert to early signs or symptoms of cognitive impairment.
Telaprevir-based triple therapy is safe and effective in elderly patients with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV).
For older adults with mild cognitive impairment, only diuretics linked to lower risk.
Older persons with AD have a reduced risk for developing cancer.
At least eleven states have already met or exceeded the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care goal of reducing antipsychotic use by 15%.
A simple test called the Northwestern University Famous Faces (NUFFACE) Test may aid in diagnosing primary progressive aphasia.
Study shows a significant correlation between men with restless legs syndrome and mortality.
For older people, 15-minute bouts of moderately strenous walking in the morning and after meals improves 24-hour glycemic control.
Targeting vulnerable populations like the elderly and those living alone could result in fewer casualties during heat waves.
Higher stroke prevalence in an aging population brings total projected stroke costs to $240.67 billion by 2030.
A simple checklist can help primary-care providers evaluate the health risks that influence the longevity of older adults.
In 2010, dementia-associated costs ranged from $159 billion to $215 billion, and are projected to increase 80% per adult by 2040.
Alzheimer's Association issues first guidelines for PET scanning in Alzheimer disease diagnosis.