GAPNA discusses findings that Tdap vaccination may reduce dementia, explores vaccine hesitancy in older adults, and looks at the health effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Memory recall better for up to 3 years with blood-brain barrier-crossing renin-angiotensin drugs vs nonpenetrant counterparts
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, that more than 60% of US adults were lonely; these numbers only increased during the pandemic. Clinicians should focus more time on the psychological and social factors of aging to improve the quality of life of the elderly.
Experts examine medication management in older adults, including the use of antidepressants for patients with Alzheimer disease and the dangers of opioid prescribing.
Older adults with recent mild cognitive impairment or dementia diagnoses have an increased risk for attempting suicide.
Researchers determined the association between grip strength and distal radius bone density, size, and strength in both older men and women enrolled in the Framingham Osteoporosis study.
For people with dementia with symptoms of depression, without a major depressive disorder, nondrug interventions are more efficacious than drug interventions.
Sherry A. Greenberg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAANP, FAAN, discusses person-centered care for older adults, what makes a city age-friendly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and improving patient and caregiver outcomes at an integrated memory clinic.
A total of 13.9% percent of community-dwelling older adults with dementia meet the criterion for CNS-active polypharmacy.
Study authors evaluated influenza-vaccinated patients hospitalized with an influenza-like illness to identify characteristics associated with being at increased risk for hospitalization with influenza.
This cross-sectional study of data from the Health and Retirement Study examines the relationships among different types of activities and insomnia symptoms in older adults in the United States.
Eight in 10 older adults say they have not been screened for hearing loss in primary care within the last 2 years.
US nursing homes that were once the epicenter of COVID-19 infections are now seeing both cases and deaths fall steeply.
A sizable minority of older adults have used leftover antibiotics for a nonintended purpose, according to recent research.
Valerie K. Sabol, PhD, MBA, ACNP, GNP, ANEF, FAANP, FAAN, discusses how nursing home staffing influences quality of care for patients.
Hip fracture survivors experience notable declines in function and well-being in the first year after a hip fracture.
Afternoon napping is associated with better cognitive function in older adults, according to a study published in General Psychiatry.
Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC, GS-C, highlights recent findings that underscore the benefits of reducing sedentary time for older adults.
Either the trivalent adjuvanted inactivated influenza vaccine (aIIV3) or the trivalent high-dose inactivated influenza vaccine (HD-IIV3) is safe to use in older adults.
For nursing home residents with COVID-19, mortality odds are increased with older age, male sex, and impaired cognitive and physical function.