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Patient outcomes could improve by preparing nursing homes for health information exchange When older adults transfer between nursing homes and hospitals, inefficient and unclear communication between the organizations can hinder patient care.
Medical News Today | Jun 25, 2015 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Older adults who might benefit from pet ownership often face barriers A review of the literature on pet ownership by older adults discusses the health benefits, the challenges and opportunities, and what might be done to promote it.
Medical News Today | Jun 25, 2015 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Atlas of older brains could help diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease A digital map of the ageing brain could aid the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders in older people, a study suggests.
Medical News Today | Jun 25, 2015 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Rare neurons enable mental flexibility Behavioral flexibility -- the ability to change strategy when the rules change -- is controlled by specific neurons in the brain, Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology...
Medical News Today | Jun 25, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pet ownership and its potential benefits for older adults Research published in Activities, Adaption & Aging calls for increased understanding about older adults, the relationship between pet ownership and health, and the current barriers which limit...
Medical News Today | Jun 24, 2015 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Experts propose new policies in advance of White House Conference on Aging The 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA), slated for July 13 in Washington, DC, is focused on four priority areas: retirement security, healthy aging, long-term services and supports, and...
Medical News Today | Jun 24, 2015 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Defibrillators 'grossly underused' in older heart attack patients A new study has found that less than 1 in 10 eligible older heart attack patients receive implanted defibrillators that significantly improve post-heart attack survival.
Medical News Today | Jun 24, 2015 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Independence at home program national demonstration saves more than $25 million Penn Medicine's house calls program improved care and cost savingsHouse calls, a long-running option dating back to the early days of medicine, can be used in a new way to improve geriatric care...
Medical News Today | Jun 23, 2015 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How can health professionals enhance cognitive health in older adults? An expert panel convened by the Institute of Medicine clarified the cognitive aging process by making a distinction from Alzheimer disease and related dementias, and provided recommendations to...
Medical News Today | Jun 23, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
More women are reaching 100 but centenarian men are healthier New research conducted by a team at King's College London has found an increasing trend in the number of people in the UK reaching age 100 over the past two decades.
Medical News Today | Jun 23, 2015 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend