JAMA Internal Medicine

Common meds linked to dementia risk

A higher use of anticholinergic medications has been linked to an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study.

Hip fracture often leads to death or immobility of nursing home residents within 6 months, Penn study finds

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More than half of nursing home residents die or cannot walk within six months of sustaining a hip fracture, according to recently published findings from the from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. More than a third of residents who suffered a hip fracture died within six months, the investigators found.

Hospitalized seniors likely to need family help, study finds

Hospitalized seniors likely to need family help, study finds

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Nearly half of hospitalized seniors facing a major treatment decision require help from family members, a new study finds.