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Anti-cholinergic drugs impair physical function in elderly patients

Drugs widely prescribed to the elderly could be responsible for a decline in cognitive and physical function according to research from the ...

Study Highlights Prevalence, Impact of Elder Financial Abuse

Financial abuse of older adults is a common and serious problem in New York State, according to new research led by Weill ...

Over 70 and still driving, who do you listen to?

Studies show older drivers self-regulate their actions behind the wheel, but now a QUT road safety researcher is looking to find out who and what influences their driving decisions and how this feedback can improve road safety. ... Full story

Starvation in the midst of plenty... Illawarra leading the way in addressing malnutrition in the elderly

Researchers from UOW and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District have teamed up to develop novel ways to address malnutrition in senior citizens, with figures showing that a third of patients aged 65 and older who are admitted to hospital in the Illawarra are overtly malnourished, while a further 50 per cent are at high nutritional risk. ... Full story

Strategy proposed for preventing diseases of aging

By Jim Dryden - Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop. Instead, more efforts should be directed to promoting interventions that have the potential to prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespans. ... Full story

Older adults who walk out of necessity are at highest risk for outdoor falls

Elders in lower-income neighborhoods also at highest risk of injury ... Full story

The elderly are less dependent thanks to ICT

Researchers of UPM are participating in the PERSSILAA European project that will develop and verify a new service model to detect and prevent fragility in elderly people. ... Full story

UCLA doctor to lead major trial to prevent fall-related injuries among older people

New patient-centered strategies to be tested in large, multisite trial funded by NIH and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute ... Full story

Gold shapes up as new-age sensor

A wearable pressure sensor that is both highly sensitive and cheap to produce could aid the development of prosthetic skin, touch-on flexible displays and energy harvesting, as well as changing the way vital health signs are monitored. ... Full story

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