Expanding nursing assistant best practices may improve pain detection in older adults
Aug 14, 2023
Expanding the use of best care practices for nursing assistants, who are on the front lines of providing direct nursing home care, may help improve the early detection of pain and pain management for older...
Study: Older adults struggle in using electronic patient portals
Aug 07, 2023
Electronic patient portals are a convenient way to access medical records and connect with doctors, but older adults tend to have trouble using these systems, a new report finds.
Report: About 65% of older adults have hearing loss yet only 29% use hearing aids
Jul 31, 2023
New research sheds light on hearing loss among older adults. Namely, it points to how widespread hearing loss is — and how few people are wearing hearing aids. The news comes as more research shows the...
Food insecurity linked to faster memory decline in older adults
Jul 06, 2023
Older adults who face food insecurity may experience more rapid memory decline than those who have enough to eat, a new study finds.
More physical activity may improve quality of life for older adults
Jul 06, 2023
Older adults who participate in regular physical activity have a better quality of life than those who are less active and more sedentary, a new UK study has found.
Wrong meds may trigger ‘disability cascade’ in older adults: study
Apr 12, 2023
Exposure to potentially inappropriate medications ups the odds of new disability and hospitalization by 50% in relatively healthy older adults, researchers report.
FDA advisers support full approval of Paxlovid for at-risk older adults
Mar 16, 2023
The antiviral drug Paxlovid should receive full FDA approval to treat COVID-19 in older adults at risk of severe outcomes, the advisers decided in a Thursday vote.
Mental health stable during pandemic, depression worse in seniors, study finds
Mar 10, 2023
Despite the trouble and turmoil associated with the advent of COVID-19, population-wide mental health did not substantially decline when compared with pre-pandemic levels, researchers report.
VA’s narrative medicine program improves senior patient care, docs’ study finds
Jan 25, 2023
Physicians said that the practice of narrative medicine changed how they framed patient decisions and helped them to guide seniors toward appropriate care.
Many older adults declined home health during pandemic, study finds
Jan 23, 2023
Fear of COVID-19 prompted many seniors to cancel medically necessary home healthcare during the pandemic, according to a new study by the University of Michigan.