Docs miss — or opt to dismiss — signs of pulmonary embolism in dementia patients, study finds
Sep 22, 2021
Physicians appear to place lower importance on factors that may lead to diagnosis of pulmonary embolism when evaluating patients with dementia who present with shortness of breath, investigators say.
CDC: Lasting COVID-19 symptoms tied to age, sex, race factors
Sep 21, 2021
Investigators examined recovered COVID-19 patients in Long Beach California. Fully one third of participants reported having at least one symptom of post-acute sequelae, commonly called “long COVID-19,”...
Whole grain intake tied to fewer heart disease risk factors
Sep 16, 2021
Higher whole grain intake tied to smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, blood sugar over time
Elders get a cognitive boost after positive social interactions, mobile study finds
Sep 15, 2021
In a smartphone-enabled study, adults aged 70 years and older had better cognitive performance the same day that they reported having more frequent, pleasant social interactions than usual — and on the...
2 daily servings of fruit lowers diabetes risk by 36 percent: study
Jun 03, 2021
Consuming at least two daily servings of fruit raises insulin sensitivity and reduces the odds of developing type 2 diabetes by 36%, according to new findings from a large population study. Fruit juice...
Delirium a stand-out coronavirus symptom in people with dementia
Apr 06, 2021
People with dementia are not more likely than their same-age peers to develop severe COVID-19 or die from the disease — but they are more likely to experience delirium, according to a new study.
Study links 3 key risk factors to coronavirus deaths among older adults
Mar 10, 2020
The findings could help clinicians better identify high-risk individuals, say investigators.
Key strategies for proper hazardous drug disposal
May 18, 2015
Although long-term care organizations successfully distribute drugs to patients every day, their processes for getting rid of the waste associated with those medications may sometimes fall short, exposing...
Majority of nursing home hospitalizations avoidable: study
Jul 30, 2013
Three-fifths of long-stay nursing home hospitalizations could have been avoided, according to a new study. The majority of the avoidable hospitalizations were for infections, injuries and congestive heart...
Early dementia, diabetes linked
May 01, 2013
Diabetics are at risk of developing dementia earlier and dying sooner, according to research in the American Journal of Epidemiology.