Assessment improves cancer care of older adults

When doctors appreciate the concerns of older adults with cancer, such as function and forgetfulness, both care and patient satisfaction get a boost.

Leslie Orr-Rochester | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy communication physicians seniors

A little training boosts the spiritual side of elder care

Training left elder care providers more confident in handling the spiritual needs of their clients, research finds.

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine beliefs nursing-homes religion seniors

Too many medications? This tool says which ones can go

An electronic tool called MedSafer alerts physicians and pharmacists when a patient is taking too many medications and flags opportunities to deprescribe.

Fabienne Landry-McGill | Oct. 8, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine medications seniors

This protein slows the healing of broken bones

An abundance of the ApoE protein, also associated with Alzheimer's and heart disease, may explain why older people have more trouble healing broken bones.

Duke University | Sept. 24, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging bones fractures proteins seniors

Many older adults aren’t ready for natural disasters

A new poll finds that many older adults aren't prepared for natural disasters or other emergencies, including severe weather or long-term power outages.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Sept. 4, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine natural-disasters older-adults seniors

Isolation may follow when older adults stop driving

Losing the independence of driving themselves around can leave older adults in isolation, a new study shows.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Aug. 30, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine driving older-adults seniors social-lives

When is it time for seniors to forgo cancer screening?

New research tackles a tough conversation for older adults and their health providers: When does life expectancy make cancer screening unwise?

Johns Hopkins University | July 3, 2019 | futurity
~10 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging cancer communication life-expectancy medical-tests physicians seniors

Consider older adults as ‘leaders in innovation’

Older adults are often leaders in innovation who use their knowledge and creativity to revitalize communities, researchers report.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | June 27, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture aging innovation older-adults seniors volunteers

Child abuse linked to elder abuse of Chinese Americans

Chinese American older adults who reported a history of child abuse were twice as likely to experience domestic violence and elder abuse later on.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | May 20, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine abuse seniors violence

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