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Daily multivitamin may improve cognition and possibly protect against decline

Written by | 27 Sep 2022

Could taking a daily multivitamin help maintain cognitive health with aging and possibly prevent cognitive decline? According to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, conducted in collaboration […]

Risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease increases by 50-80% in older adults who caught COVID-19

Written by | 24 Sep 2022

Older people who were infected with COVID-19 show a substantially higher risk—as much as 50% to 80% higher than a control group—of developing Alzheimer’s disease within a year, […]

Efforts to save money on prescription drugs associated with increased stroke risk for seniors

Written by | 12 Aug 2022

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major risk factor for stroke, and for decades the anticoagulant warfarin was the standard treatment for lowering that hazard. However, numerous drug and […]

Pharmacist-based deprescribing successfully reduced older adults’ exposure to anticholinergic drugs

Written by | 22 Jul 2022

Anticholinergics, a class of drugs frequently prescribed for depression, urinary incontinence and many other conditions common in older adults, affect the brain by blocking acetylcholine, a nervous system […]

Sight problems may increase dementia risk in older adults

Written by | 29 Jun 2022

Older adults with untreated sight conditions may be at increased risk of dementia, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 16 studies involving 76,373 participants. The […]

Older adults more likely to have multiple health ailments than prior generations

Written by | 24 Jun 2022

Later-born generations of older adults in the United States are more likely to have a greater number of chronic health conditions than the generations that preceded them, according […]

Older adults with rheumatoid arthritis still undermedicated, despite aggressive guidelines

Written by | 27 May 2022

Despite guidelines that call for early and aggressive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests many older adults are not prescribed disease-modifying medications for their inflammatory autoimmune […]

In-house pharmacists essential for aged care

Written by | 9 May 2022

Medicines are the most common treatments used in healthcare, especially for older people. But when they’re not used correctly, they can cause serious and sometimes fatal outcomes. Now, new […]

New tool to create hearing cells lost in aging

Written by | 8 May 2022

Hearing loss due to aging, noise and certain cancer therapy drugs and antibiotics has been irreversible because scientists have not been able to reprogram existing cells to develop […]

Alarmingly high rates of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing to older and Black patients, finds US study

Written by | 22 Apr 2022

Almost three-quarters of antibiotics prescriptions to patients aged 65 years or older, and two thirds to Black patients, are inappropriate, according to a study analysing over 7 billion […]

Cases of cognitive decline in older people more than double in ten years

Written by | 29 Mar 2022

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 […]

Twenty minutes of activity at 70 helps the heart at 85

Written by | 18 Feb 2022

Daily moderate to vigorous physical activity of at least 20 minutes undertaken by persons in early old age (70-75 years) might be the best way to avoid, in […]

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