Changes at home make it easier for older folks to live alone

Social and physical changes in the home can help older adults live alone more easily and protect their cognition, researchers say.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 22, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cognition aging seniors older-adults housing disabilities health-and-medicine

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 • futurity
Nov. 8, 2019 ~3 min

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

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 • futurity
Oct. 21, 2019 ~2 min

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

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 • futurity
Oct. 8, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: seniors featured health-and-medicine medications

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 • futurity
Sept. 24, 2019 ~5 min

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

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 • futurity
Sept. 4, 2019 ~5 min

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

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 • futurity
Aug. 30, 2019 ~2 min

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

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 • futurity
July 3, 2019 ~10 min

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

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 • futurity
June 27, 2019 ~5 min

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

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