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In a recent study, researchers measured markers of subclinical cardiovascular disease and found that older adults with certain markers are at an increased risk of falls.
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Yoga interventions for older adults with Parkinson disease improved both balance and low-back pain, according to recent study findings.
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For adults 65 years of age and older, mobility impairment measured during hospitalization was found to be a "geriatric biomarker" for functional decline following acute myocardial infarction, study findings suggest.
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Study findings show that older adults with Alzheimer disease (AD) who initiate treatment with antipsychotic drugs accumulate more hospital days than patients with AD who do not use antipsychotics.
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Study findings show that statins may help decrease the risk of post-stroke dementia and cognitive impairment among patients.
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"We demonstrated that a dementia care program delivered over the phone and web can improve outcomes important for people with dementia, their caregivers, and health systems," said Katherine Possin, lead author of the study and a researcher at the Memory and Aging Center at the University of…
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Older adults have become increasingly reliant on computers, cellphones, and tablets, but cognitive impairment can make devices difficult to use and, in some cases, problematic.
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Researchers found that mandibular-advancement devices may be an effective alternative to continuous positive airway pressure for treating obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome in patients with Parkinson disease.
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According to research findings, treatment with denosumab can strengthen balance, increase function, and reduce the fear of falling among older adults who are at risk of fractures or falling.
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“Together with other prodromal markers, quantitative gait characteristics can play an important role in identifying prodromal PD and progression within this phase,” the researchers concluded.
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