Aging

Fragmented physical activity and mortality risk

A new study published in JAMA Network Open reveals new insights into mortality risk in older adult patients. Historically, reduced physical activity in older adults...

Preventing osteoporosis using the PRECEDE model

In August 2019, a study was published that investigated the efficacy of educational intervention based on the PRECEDE (Predisposing, Reinforcing and Enabling Constructs in...

Why is it harder to lose weight as we get older?

One of the universal struggles many patients face, especially as they age, is how to keep extra weight off and understanding why it’s easier...

The impact of rounding on a geriatric psychiatric unit

A tool for patient safety and staff satisfaction. By Idrialis Perez-Carter, MS, RN Takeaways: Readers will be able to understand the purpose of staff rounding. Readers...

Assessing and preventing cognitive impairment in the elderly

All segments of the international population are living longer, and many will experience dementia. Policymakers are focused on the cost estimates of caring for elders with cognitive impairment. The World Alzheimer Report 2016, from Alzheimer’s Disease International, a global federation of 85 Alzheimer’s associations, highlighted the need to make dementia an international health priority. The numbers in the report are staggering: 47 million people are estimated to be living with dementia worldwide, with the number projected to increase to more than 131 million by 2050. The report recommends that nations develop a plan to address dementia, removing the stigma around it, and protecting the human rights of these individuals.

Protein identified as critical for keeping Alzheimer’s disease pathology in check

A study by scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute suggests that a protein called membralin is critical for keeping Alzheimer’s disease pathology in check...

Oral anticoagulants may reduce risk of dementia in patients with AF

Oral anticoagulants may reduce the risk of dementia in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study in the European Heart Journal. Read more...

Early-onset hypertension in women and dementia risk

Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia years later, according to a study in Neurology. Read...

World Alzheimer’s Day – Alzheimer’s Association 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the...

Possible blood test for Alzheimer’s disease

Decades before people with Alzheimer's disease develop memory loss and confusion, their brains become dotted with plaques made of a sticky protein – called...