Tag Archives: Older

How runaway healthcare costs are a threat to older adults — and what to do about it

Empowering Medicare to directly negotiate drug prices, accelerating the adoption of value-based care, using philanthropy as a catalyst for reform and expanding senior-specific models of care are among recommendations for reducing healthcare costs published in a new special report and supplement to the Winter 2019-20 edition of Generations, the journal of the American Society of… Read More »

Medical News Today: Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research is underway to identify possible causes, which include genetic predisposition,… Read More »

Study: Older, slower, first-time marathon runners can add years to their lives

LONDON — First-time marathon runners can add years to their lives and reap the health rewards of lower blood pressure and healthier arteries, even if they take on the challenge in mid- to later life, research showed on Monday. “It appears to never be too late,” said co-lead researcher Charlotte Manisty of University College London.… Read More »

Medical News Today: Misconceptions may lead to dehydration in older adults

A new study looks at what keeps older adults from getting sufficient fluids to avoid negative health outcomes. Share on PinterestNew research stresses the importance of staying hydrated as we get older. Staying hydrated seems simple enough. Yet studies have shown that somewhere between about one-third and one-half of older adults may be dehydrated, increasing… Read More »

Statins could protect older patients from severe pneumonia, study finds

Statins could be used to treat older patients admitted to hospital with a severe type of pneumonia, researchers at the University of Birmingham have found. A clinical trial, led by the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, set out to determine if giving a high dose of a statin called simvastatin over a short… Read More »

Medical News Today: Why older adults need regular metabolic risk screening

The Endocrine Society have revised their clinical practice guideline on identifying adults at higher risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. New guidelines recommend that older adults should undergo regular screening for metabolic risk. The previous edition of the guideline was in 2008. The recent revision looks at metabolic risk in the light of… Read More »