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Dementia-Friendly Heritage Guide Launches at Hampton Court Palace
Guide to making heritage more dementia-friendly launched with support of Alzheimer ’s Society Ambassador Sir Tony Robinson. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 24, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Baby Boomers Have Increased Risk of Rx Opioid Overdose Death
In addition, those born from 1947 to 1964 and 1979 to 1992 have increased risk of heroin overdose death (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Carey Mulligan addresses the UN on women and dementia
Carey Mulligan will today address the UN, stating that dementia is a global women ’s health and human rights issue that can no longer be ignored. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 22, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society responds to lack of social care funding in budget
Responding to a lack of funding for social care in today's budget, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer ’s Society, said: (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 22, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

The Importance of Generalists as Primary Care Physicians The Importance of Generalists as Primary Care Physicians
In this commentary, the author underscores the clinical and economic value of generalists in the care of older adults with multiple and complex conditions.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Leaving the house every day may help older adults live longer
(Wiley) In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of community-dwelling individuals aged 70 to 90 years who were participating in the Jerusalem Longitudinal Study, leaving the house daily was linked with a lower risk of dying over an extended follow-up period, independent of social, functional, or medical factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NOACs Show Lower Risk of Adverse Renal Outcomes in A - Fib
Compared with warfarin, dabigatran and rivaroxaban linked to lower risk of adverse renal outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Few U.S. Adults Meet Fruit, Veg Intake Recommendations
12.2 percent of adults meet fruit recommendation and 9.3 percent meet vegetable recommendation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Stool - Based Protein Combos Can Improve CRC Screening
Combo of four proteins can detect CRC, advanced adenomas, with higher sensitivity than hemoglobin (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Increased Repolarization Dispersion Seen in SCD Survivors
Detected by non - invasive electrocardiographic imaging, but not standard ECG, after exertion (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher β - Blocker Dose Linked to Lower Mortality Risk
Effect is larger in chronic heart failure patients with diabetes than CHF patients without diabetes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Chemo brain starts during cancer's progression, not just after chemotherapy
(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) The memory and thinking problems experienced by cancer survivors, known as 'chemo brain' or 'chemo fog,' are not just the result of chemotherapy treatment, they may start as tumors form and develop, suggests a Baycrest-led study.Researchers found that female mice with a form of breast cancer demonstrated impaired performance on learning and memory tests before chemotherapy drugs were administered, according to recent findings published in the journal Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Taking proton pump inhibitors not linked to higher dementia risk
(American Geriatrics Society) In a new research article published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, scientists were able to conclude that developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease (the most common form of dementia) did not appear to be linked to taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SMS Reminders Moderately Effective for Flu Vaccination
One additional high - risk patient immunized for every 29 SMSs sent, costing $ 3.48 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Could New 'Brain Training' Program Help Prevent Dementia?
Title: Could New 'Brain Training' Program Help Prevent Dementia?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - November 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Mechanical Thrombectomy in Older Adults With Ischemic Stoke Mechanical Thrombectomy in Older Adults With Ischemic Stoke
Is endovascular treatment for large-vessel occlusion safe and effective in the elderly?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines increase mortality in persons with Alzheimer's disease
(University of Eastern Finland) Benzodiazepine and related drug use is associated with a 40 percent increase in mortality among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For adults younger than 78, risk for heart disease linked to risk for problems walking
(American Geriatrics Society) A team of researchers from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm examined the factors that put older adults at higher risk for developing physical limitations as they age. Findings published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggest that reducing heart disease risk factors with appropriate treatments might help 'younger' older adults maintain their physical function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Majority of residential alcohol treatment centres unfairly excluding older adults, new study warns
New research published today (20 November) shows 1three out of four residential alcohol treatment facilities (rehabs) in England are failing older adults on the basis of arbitrary age limits which prevent them from accessing specialist rehab support. The study, which is being debated at a panel discussion at the House of Lords on Tuesday, 21 November, is being published together with a new report by Drink Wise, Age Well which shows deep and widespread ageism across the whole alcohol treatment system in the UK. 2With higher-risk drinking declining across all age groups other than the over 50s and new figures showing alcohol...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - November 20, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Julie Symes Tags: News alcohol services treatment treatment services Source Type: news

Simple Checklist Can Identify Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines
Eight - item tool developed for clinicians to identify trustworthy, useful, and relevant guidelines (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Hey, Single Folk: Adopting a Dog Could Lengthen Your Life
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

'Boomers' Doing Better at Avoiding Eye Disease of Aging
Title: 'Boomers' Doing Better at Avoiding Eye Disease of AgingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - November 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Many Hospice Workers Lack Their Own End-of-Life Directives
Title: Many Hospice Workers Lack Their Own End-of-Life DirectivesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - November 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Higher risk of dementia among frail older adults – Alzheimer’s Society comments
The risk of developing dementia is around 3.5 times higher in frail older adults than in non-frail peers, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

New tool predicts risk of heart attack in older surgery patients
FINDINGSA tool designed to more accurately predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery works significantly better than traditional risk assessment tools. By having more accurate information, older patients and their physicians can make an informed decision on whether to undergo surgery, UCLA researchers concluded.BACKGROUNDIn adults who undergo inpatient surgery, the mortality rate for those patients who experience cardiac arrest after surgery is 65 percent, and is about 15 to 25 percent for those who have a heart attack. Estimating the risk of cardiac complications is an important ste...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Simpler Tool Promising for Atherosclerosis Prediction
Fuster - BEWAT score similar to ideal cardiovascular health score in predicting subclinical disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Study claims that computerised ‘brain training’ reduces dementia risk, Alzheimer’s Society comment
Results from a ten year study have hinted that a type of brain training designed to train people ’s thinking speed could reduce dementia risk. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society responds to announcement of social care consultation
The Government is today expected to announce the first steps of a Green Paper aimed at reforming the social care system in England. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Assessment of walking problems in the elderly person - Pamoukdjian F, Charniot C, Sebbane G.
Walking problems represent a major public health issue in the geriatric population due to their frequency and the dramatic consequences they cause. They also mark a starting point of the physical frailty of elderly people. Their early detection should resu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Elderly hospitalised people and walking capacities - Castel C, Lescure P, Loggia G, Morello R, De Mil R, Saint-Lorant G.
Falls in the elderly are frequent. A study carried out over 6 months in a university hospital's acute geriatric unit highlighted the real walking capacities of hospitalised elderly people. It also changed the perception of caregivers, doctors and nurses wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Screening for geriatric syndromes: falls, urinary/fecal incontinence, and osteoporosis - Smith EM, Shah AA.
The geriatric syndromes of falls, incontinence, and osteoporosis are concerns in older adults because of their potential impact on quality of life. Asking about history of falls or a fear of falling should prompt a multifactorial assessment of fall risk an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

U.S. Seniors Struggle More to Pay for Health Care Compared to Other Countries
Title: U.S. Seniors Struggle More to Pay for Health Care Compared to Other CountriesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - November 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

'Fountain of Youth' Gene Discovered in Secluded Amish Community
Title: 'Fountain of Youth' Gene Discovered in Secluded Amish CommunityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - November 16, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Tax reform proposal has serious implications for older americans
(American Geriatrics Society) We are deeply concerned about the impact that the two tax reform proposals could have on older Americans as currently drafted. We continue to offer our support and expertise to the many bipartisan legislators and experts working across the aisle on proposals that would give us all the opportunity to make open, informed decisions about a better health system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cross off that 'to do' list, study shows all daily activity can prolong life
(University of California - San Diego) That 'to do' list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found women over age 65 who engaged in regular light physical activity had a reduction in the risk of mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Care Experts in Favor of Patient Contribution to Notes
With some cautions, experts are supportive of the OurNotes medical notes intervention (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology Source Type: news

U.S. Seniors Struggle More to Pay for Health Care Compared to Other Countries
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

AHA: Statins Cut Risk of MACE in Patients With ASCVD Event
Reduced frequency of MACE for patients receiving statins, especially high - intensity statins (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

PCP Care in Hospital Linked to Resource Use, Outcome
Patients cared for by own primary care physician have longer length of stay, lower 30 - day mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Millions Could Miss Out on a Potential Alzheimer's Breakthrough
Title: Millions Could Miss Out on a Potential Alzheimer's BreakthroughCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - November 15, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Eating More Nuts Associated With Lower Heart Disease Risk
Both total intake of nuts and consumption of peanuts/tree nuts and walnuts tied to lower risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

More Laboratory Tests Performed at Major Teaching Hospitals
More tests per day for bacterial pneumonia, cellulitis at major teaching versus nonteaching hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Bill Gates Donates $50 Million to Alzheimer's Research
Title: Bill Gates Donates $50 Million to Alzheimer's ResearchCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - November 14, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Bill Gates to invest $50 million to advance research towards a cure for Alzheimer ’s
Bill Gates has today announced a $50 million investment into the Dementia Discovery Fund, motivated by personal experience of Alzheimer's disease in his family. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 13, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

The effect of time to international normalized ratio reversal on intracranial hemorrhage evolution in patients with traumatic brain injury - Andrews H, Rittenhouse K, Gross B, Rogers FB.
The incidence of geriatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is increasing throughout the United States, with many of these patients taking anticoagulation (AC) medication. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effect of time to international n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

S í, seniors: the Chilean city with grand plans to be the best place to grow old
Promising supervised flats, nursing homes and levelled streets, Valdivia ’s Gerontological Hub project is tackling Chile’s ageing crisis head-on. Can it offset the country’s shockingly low privatised pensions?Imagine a city that allows you to live your final years with grace and dignity. Where, if you ’re alone and facing challenges but still physically and mentally independent, you can move into an apartment complex with a supervisor to provide support and organise workshops and gatherings in a community room. Where there’s an affordable transport system adapted to your needs, along with wel ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Piotr Kozak in Santiago Tags: Cities Ageing Older people Society Chile Americas World news Science Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Use and Cognitive Function in Older Age Low-Dose Aspirin Use and Cognitive Function in Older Age
Might low-dose aspirin, with its anti-inflammatory properties, have a favorable effect on cognition in the elderly?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

NTU Singapore teams up with GERI to enhance well-being of elderly
(Nanyang Technological University) Community and home-based care, health systems and applications and the psycho-social well-being of older adults will be among key areas of joint research by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Geriatric Education and Research Institute (GERI) to help Singapore better manage the demands of being a rapidly ageing society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study says sleep disorder may increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease - Alzheimer ’s Society comments
Disordered breathing during sleep is linked to a key hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 10, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Low - Fat Diet May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk for Overweight Older Women
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Geriatrics, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news