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  • dementia and exercise
    Conflicting evidence regarding the relationship between physical activity and dementia has emerged from previous systematic reviews, prompting researchers to examine this association further in the Dementia and Physical Activity trial.
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  • vaccination
    The PPSV23—a long-standing, safe pneumococcal vaccine—and the newer PCV13 have both been recommended for adults aged 65 years and older. In a new study, researchers aimed to compare the safety profiles of both vaccines.
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  • chronic pain
    In a systematic review and meta-analysis of 22 studies, researchers investigated the effects of psychological interventions on pain intensity, depressive symptoms, catastrophizing beliefs, and various other factors in older adults with chronic pain.
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  • obstructive sleep apnea
    The authors of a recent study aimed to determine the proportion of older Americans with a high risk for obstructive sleep apnea, as well as the proportion of patients who are tested and treated for the condition after receiving an OSA diagnosis.
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  • osteoporosis
    The authors of a recent study investigated the benefits of osteoporosis screening in men of various ages with and without risk factors for fractures. Findings were presented at the American Geriatrics Society 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.
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  • frailty
    Experts recently developed and tested the effectiveness of a hospital risk score that uses routinely collected data to predict frailty and related adverse outcomes among adults aged 75 years or older.
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  • anxiety
    Previous studies have indicated that anxiety predicts cognitive deterioration in older adults and in those with mild cognitive impairment. In a recent systematic review, researchers aimed to assess whether anxiety in midlife could predict future dementia risk.
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  • anticholinergic drugs
    The authors of a recent study aimed to determine whether the duration and level of exposure to different classes of anticholinergic drugs is associated with subsequent risk of incident dementia.
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  • prescriptions
    The use of potentially inappropriate medications is common among older adults with dementia. In a recent study, researchers examined patterns of medication use following dementia diagnosis, and compared them to patterns among older adults without dementia.
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  • falls
    The United States Preventive Services Task Force has updated its 2012 recommendations for the prevention of falls in older adults aged 65 years and older without osteoporosis or vitamin D deficiency.
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