Intrinsic capacity assessments promote healthy aging: study
Mar 29, 2023
Focusing on older adults’ mental and physical capacities could be more effective than disease management in promoting healthy aging, investigators contend.
Clinical briefs for Friday, March 24
Mar 24, 2023
Focused ultrasound can improve Parkinson’s symptoms for up to 1 year … A higher dose of magnesium each day keeps dementia at bay … Living near fracking tied to increase in hospitalizations in...
Readmission rates, episode costs higher for patients with dementia
Mar 20, 2023
The cost of 30-day readmission and total 30-day episode costs are higher for patients with Alzheimer disease and related dementias, researchers report.
Initial symptoms of dementia predict speed of progression, study finds
Mar 16, 2023
No matter the type of underlying brain changes, the first cognitive symptoms of dementia help predict long-term functional outcomes, researchers report.
Hurricanes hastened the deaths of adults with dementia, study finds
Mar 08, 2023
People with Alzheimer’s and related dementias (ADRD) had higher mortality rates in U.S. counties that had recently experienced a hurricane disaster, investigators report.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, March 8
Mar 08, 2023
Partnership provides dementia best practices training for senior living staff … COVID-19 infections raise risk of long-term gastrointestinal problems … A quarter of physicians report clinical depression...
Clinicians should be on lookout for cognitive changes after CVD events: study
Mar 06, 2023
People who experience adverse health events linked to cardiovascular disease may have a higher incidence of dementia, a new study finds. The results highlight the need to monitor these patients for changes...
Better cardiovascular health may explain declining dementia rates: study
Feb 27, 2023
U.S. dementia incidence has declined over recent decades. Yet the falling numbers haven’t been matched by a decrease in dementia-related brain pathology. Improved cardiovascular health may explain the...
Alcohol consumption could accelerate Alzheimer’s disease
Feb 21, 2023
Drinking alcohol, even in moderate amounts, may increase the risk for early Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related disorders, according to new research.
Study finds high resident use of antipsychotics in Nova Scotia
Feb 15, 2023
A new study reveals a startling trend in how people with dementia are being medically managed in long-term care facilities in one Canadian province.