Vasomotor symptoms linked to increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease
Sep 27, 2023
Objectively assessed VMS (so-called hot flashes), including sleep VMS, are associated with significantly lower amyloid-β42/40.
UCSF telehealth program cuts costs and improves outcomes for seniors with dementias
Sep 25, 2023
A telehealth program out of UCSF has achieved the coveted goal of cutting costs and improving patient care for seniors with dementia, researchers state.
AI ‘promising’ for use in geriatrics, but ethical concerns remain, researchers say
Sep 22, 2023
A new meta-study on using AI within geriatrics praises AI as a “valuable asset” but still warns about the need for future research and potential ethical concerns.
Americans ‘dangerously’ underestimate healthcare costs, challenges in retirement planning
Sep 21, 2023
Americans “dangerously” underestimate the effects that healthcare costs and challenges may have on their retirement plans, including planning for a stay in a long-term care facility, according to the...
AI could be therapeutic deejay for seniors with dementia, agitation
Sep 19, 2023
A new AI-enabled tool can use wearable sensors and adaptive music systems to help older adults with dementia and agitation.
Older adults at risk for dementia see fast declines in household wealth before dementia onset
Sep 19, 2023
Household wealth, especially financial wealth, declines much more quickly among people with probable dementia in the decade before dementia onset compared with older adults without a dementia diagnosis,...
Study adds to warnings about dementia patients’ sedentary tech habits
Sep 18, 2023
A new study adds quantifiable data to the existing body of material warning about older adults’ sedentary lifestyle and the associated risks.
Ultrasound research literally breaks down barriers to treating Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s
Sep 15, 2023
New ultrasound technology, developed by a team led by Columbia University, would be able improve drug delivery — gene therapy — to the brain via focused ultrasound that contains microbubbles.
17 percent of patients seeing neurologist travel long distance
Sep 13, 2023
Factors associated with long-distance travel include low neurologist density, rural setting and visits for ALS and nervous system cancer.
Shorter leucocyte telomere length linked to dementia risk
Sep 12, 2023
Shorter leucocyte telomere length also was associated with smaller total brain volume, white matter volume and hippocampus volume.