Geriatric

Gender-dependent Differences in Alzheimer Disease Diagnosis

Gender-dependent Differences in Alzheimer Disease Diagnosis

In 2016, an estimated 5.4 million US adults have Alzheimer disease.

Association Between Poor Physical Health and Suicide Among Elderly Men

Association Between Poor Physical Health and Suicide Among Elderly Men

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The extent or severity of physical ailments and functional impairment needs to be carefully examined in order to successfully prevent suicide in late life.

Late-onset Depression Associated with Elevated Dementia Risk

Late-onset Depression Associated with Elevated Dementia Risk

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Dementia risk was particularly elevated in patients with depression who had higher scores on cognitive tests at baseline.

Urinary Biomarker of Parkinson Disease Identified

Urinary Biomarker of Parkinson Disease Identified

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To date, there are no validated biomarkers to independently assess Parkinson Disease diagnosis and prognosis, or to measure disease severity.

Depression Associated With COPD Meds Nonadherence

Depression Associated With COPD Meds Nonadherence

Interventions are needed to enhance adherence to prescribed medications, especially in older adults experiencing new episodes of depression.

Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

Today, most people in the developed world are in hospitals at the end of their lives.

Beneficial Effects of High Dietary Fiber Intake on Healthy Aging

Beneficial Effects of High Dietary Fiber Intake on Healthy Aging

The intake of dietary fiber among people living in the United States remains low, according to the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Physical Activity During Midlife Influences Late Life Verbal Memory Performance

Physical Activity During Midlife Influences Late Life Verbal Memory Performance

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Modifiable risk factors (eg, smoking, hypertension, sedentary behavior, overweight/obesity, and social engagement) contribute to nearly half of documented dementia cases.

Moderate Daily Physical Activity May Extend Life Expectancy

Moderate Daily Physical Activity May Extend Life Expectancy

Aerobic physical exercise produces numerous health benefits in the brain and may help you live longer.

Antipsychotics Ineffective for Delirium During Hospitalization

Antipsychotics Ineffective for Delirium During Hospitalization

No significant effect was found for preventing or treating delirium during hospitalization with antipsychotic medications.

Integrated Approach Best for Alzheimer's-Associated Agitation

Integrated Approach Best for Alzheimer's-Associated Agitation

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Nonpharmacologic management with multidisciplinary teams warranted due to lack of effective pharmacologic options.

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