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Article ID: 717790

Low grip strength linked to impaired cognition, memory loss in older Americans

University of Michigan

For older Americans, poor handgrip may be a sign of impaired cognition and memory, a new study suggests.

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21-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Free Rides Could Lead to Better Health Outcomes for Seniors

Article ID: 717689

Free Rides Could Lead to Better Health Outcomes for Seniors

University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

A new study shows that older adults enthusiastically adopt on-demand rideshare technology options, which improves their access to medical care and overall quality of life. However, the cost of these services remain a challenge.

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20-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717633

Chinese Americans Face Increased Risk of Elder Abuse, Rutgers Studies Find

Institute for Health, Healthcare Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Not enough is being done to prevent elder abuse in the Chinese American community, according to four new Rutgers studies published in the current edition of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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19-Aug-2019 10:50 AM EDT

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Newswise: Snoring nose no limits

Article ID: 717588

Snoring nose no limits

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Snoring affects nearly 40 percent of adult men and 24 percent of adult women

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19-Aug-2019 7:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Financial Abuse of Older Adults by Family Members More Common Than Scams by Strangers

Article ID: 717476

Financial Abuse of Older Adults by Family Members More Common Than Scams by Strangers

University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers identified financial abuse of older adults by family members as the more common than scams by strangers

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15-Aug-2019 6:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Dementia care program improves mental health of patients, caregivers

Article ID: 717438

Dementia care program improves mental health of patients, caregivers

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A comprehensive dementia care program staffed by nurse practitioners working within a health system improves the mental and emotional health of patients and their caregivers.

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13-Aug-2019 6:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Women and elderly at higher risk of dangerous drug interactions

Article ID: 717324

Women and elderly at higher risk of dangerous drug interactions

Indiana University

Indiana University data scientists have found evidence that women and older adults are more likely to be prescribed multiple drugs that interact dangerously.

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12-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: New solution to elderly falls: drones, smartphones and sensors

Article ID: 717307

New solution to elderly falls: drones, smartphones and sensors

University of South Australia

Drones, smartphones and sensors could provide a lifeline to the world’s growing elderly population at risk of falls, helping to cut global hospital costs.

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12-Aug-2019 12:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 716833

Older Adults More Likely to Condemn Even Accidental Harm

American Psychological Association (APA)

As people get older, they are more likely to condemn and want to punish others for acts that cause harm, even if no harm was intended, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

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1-Aug-2019 2:50 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 717228

Grant to help Warner study public health in rural planning

Cornell University

Mildred Warner, professor of city and regional planning in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, has secured a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend her work on multigenerational planning in rural areas.

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8-Aug-2019 2:40 PM EDT

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