Misc. Aging News

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7/10/2007
Nursing Home Residents Don't Get Routine Eye Exams

Two-thirds had no mention of testing in their records, even though most had insurance, study finds

7/9/2007
Cataracts, Macular Degeneration Increase Risk of Death

Study found the link held true until age 75

7/8/2007
Experts Offer Advice to Caregivers of Elderly

Geriatrics Society tip sheet can help family members avoid burnout

7/6/2007
Older Folks Often Ignore Summer Heat Warnings

Pride, cost concerns may play a role, study finds

7/5/2007
Health Tip: Keeping Seniors on Their Feet

Suggestions to prevent falls

7/3/2007
Dulled Sense of Smell Might Predict Alzheimer's

As ability to recognize scent fell, so did thinking ability, study found

6/29/2007
Estrogen May Be Brain-Booster

Monkey study suggests it keeps mental decline at bay

6/28/2007
It's Never Too Late to Get Healthy

Even starting in middle age reduces risk of heart disease and death, study shows

6/27/2007
Sharpening Your Wits Could Outwit Alzheimer's

Elderly who enjoy games, reading are much less likely to get the disease, study suggests

6/25/2007
Anti-Bone Loss Drugs Help Prevent Fractures

Another study finds women's estrogen levels affect osteoporosis treatment

6/21/2007
Computerized Medication Box Approved

EMMA system helps caregivers and patients avoid dosing errors

6/21/2007
Health Tip: Responsibilities of Caregivers

Be prepared before you assume the job

6/19/2007
Medicare's Drug Benefit Tough to Navigate

Too often, it's hard to tell if a medication is covered, study finds

6/19/2007
Health Tip: Protect Aging Skin

It's more prone to injury as you get older

6/18/2007
Caring for Grandkids Won't Strain Grandparents' Health

Study even found modest improvements in health over time

6/14/2007
Puzzles May Be a Real Brain-Booster

'Attention-training' tasks appear to hone concentration, study finds

6/14/2007
Elderly Sleep Woes Linked to Increased Suicide Risk

Association held even when depression was not a factor, study found

6/13/2007
Health Care Not Compromised by Multiple Conditions

Study finds care may even improve slightly with each added health problem

6/13/2007
Older Antifungal Still a Good Choice Against Tough Infections

Fluconazole usually performs as well as newer, more expensive drugs, study finds

6/12/2007
Blood Pressure Trouble Leaves Eyes at Risk for Glaucoma

Different types of hypertension cause different types of disease, study suggests

6/12/2007
Abnormal Red Blood Cell Count Spells Trouble in Surgery

Too high or too low levels up risk of post-op death for older men, study says

6/12/2007
New Tests, Treatments Close in on Alzheimer's

Earlier diagnosis and targeted therapies are coming, researchers say

6/11/2007
New Techniques Could Spot Alzheimer's Early

That could help both patients and researchers, experts say

6/11/2007
Home Visits by Researchers Would Boost Alzheimer's Trials

Less travel helps caregivers allow patient participation, study finds

6/11/2007
Heart Disease a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's

Patients treated for vascular trouble had better cognition, study found

6/10/2007
U.S. Experts Publish Brain Health 'Road Map'

It calls for more research into Alzheimer's, other threats

6/10/2007
Better Education Spurs Alzheimer's Patients to Try Risky Treatments

The more they know about their disease, the more open they are to possible side effects, study shows

6/10/2007
100 Million Worldwide May Have Alzheimer's by 2050

40% of patients will require high-level care, researchers add

6/8/2007
Health Tip: Seniors, Listen to Your Bodies

How to know if you've done too much

6/7/2007
New Imaging Techniques Hold Promise for Variety of Diseases

Advances could lead to better treatments for illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer's, ovarian cancer, studies say

6/5/2007
Antipsychotic Drugs Raise Death Rates in Elderly

Medications often used to treat dementia-linked behavioral problems

5/30/2007
Weight Training May Be Muscles' 'Fountain of Youth'

Genetic tests shows it reverses aging process in elderly tissues

5/30/2007
Parkinson's Linked to Pesticides, Head Trauma

More exposure means a higher likelihood of the motor illness, research shows

5/29/2007
Health Tip: Swim, Swim, Swim

It's a great form of low-impact exercise

5/25/2007
Nursing Homes Need Better Diabetes Care

Study urges new protocols for monitoring patients' blood sugar, cardio risk factors

5/24/2007
Vitamin A Lotion May Be Wrinkle-Fighter

Skin-building compounds enhanced by retinol use in weekly treatments, study says

5/23/2007
Botox Could Treat Enlarged Prostate

It relieves symptoms and shrinks oversized gland, study shows

5/23/2007
New Brain Cells Keep Aging Minds Young

Research suggests an ongoing 'plasticity' far beyond youth

5/22/2007
Keeping Weight Off in Youth Pays Off in Old Age

Elderly fared better if they'd been trim at 25, 50 years of age, study found

5/21/2007
Light Drinking May Keep Dementia at Bay

Less than a drink a day slows cognitive decline, study suggests

5/21/2007
Female Urinary Incontinence Surgeries Go Head-to-Head

Trial finds 'sling' procedure gives better results, but has higher complication rate

5/14/2007
Health Tip: When Seniors Shouldn't Live Alone

What approach should a relative or friend take?

5/9/2007
EEG Works at Spotting Early Alzheimer's

Brain activity monitoring achieved up to 85% accuracy, study found

5/9/2007
Dutch Euthanasia Rates Steady After Legalization

Move hasn't led to ongoing rise in cases, experts note

5/7/2007
Statins Could Cut Lung Cancer Risk

But promising findings need to be replicated elsewhere, experts say

5/7/2007
Scans Spot Early Alzheimer's in Memory-Deficient Patients

Brain imaging agent highlights build-up of plaque that's a signature of the disease

5/6/2007
Certain ACE Inhibitors Cut Elderly Dementia Risk

Drugs able to cross blood-brain barrier cut mental decline by 50%, study found

5/4/2007
Diesel Exhaust Impairs Blood Flow to Marrow

Elderly most affected by exposure to the pollutant, researchers say

5/4/2007
Higher White Blood Cell Count May Boost Death Risk

45-year study shows a link, especially with heart disease

5/3/2007
Strategy Could Put Brakes on Alzheimer's

In mice, lowering levels of a brain protein kept memory alert