Tag: "frail" at medical news
A picture perfect test of well-being: Graphic assessment tool tunes into life satisfaction
...ion or language skills, and who may be too sick or frail
to respond to lengthier or more complex measures. Gueldner suspects the tool will even give a research voice to persons with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. Well-being, Gueldner says, is recognized as "a relative sense of harmony and satisfact...
National Census finds most US counties don't have enough adult day centers
...h dementia (including Alzheimer's disease) and the frail
elderly who do not have dementia. But, she said, ...rably under the cost of most other options for the frail
elderly and people with dementia. The survey showed that the average daily charge, however, is only ...
Assoc. of American Medical Colleges honors University of Washington medical school
...youth, the chronically mentally ill, low-income or frail
elderly, and many other groups. The Association of American Medical Colleges is a non-profit organization founded in 1876. The AAMC represents the nation's 125 accredited medical schools, nearly 400 major teaching hospitals, more than 105,000 faculty...
Exercise and strength training could improve physical decline in elderly
elderly persons who followed a physical therapy pr... that functional decline among the most physically frail
and aged persons can be slowed, if not prevented, with the kind of program used in our study," said ...
'Prehabilitation' prevents functional decline of at-risk frail elders living at home
...rvention that could make a big difference for many frail
older persons wishing to remain independent while ... for the study. People were considered physically frail
if they required more than 10 seconds to walk back and forth over a 10-ft. course or if they could n...
Housebound elderly benefit from early intervention
...ple most in need over the last 10 years, some very frail
older people still live on their own with little or no help. The research found that older people are not always the best judges of their immediate needs. The newly housebound often find it difficult to welcome the help offered. When they do agree, s...
Physical, mental health illnesses hinder low-income families' economic security
...ace health problems usually associated with older, frail
individuals, is very troubling," Burton notes. "Also, we found that most of these caregivers tended to neglect their own health needs to meet the economic and health care needs of their children and extended family." The 254 families in the study in...
UF study shows pumping iron improves strength, independence in frail elderly
...g the public and the medical community that really frail
old people are done for -- that all we can do is take care of them until they don't exist anymore," said Light, who works with the most incapacitated elderly to help them regain strength and balance to prevent falls. "This study is further evidence t...
Breaking the worst possible news in the best possible manner
...nother. "He talkedwith her and figured out she was frail
and alone. He called her neighbor and meand made sure someone was with her before telling her of my brother's almostcertain death." A private room in which to break the news and letting the family remain there isimportant, as is allowing them time wi...
Physical fitness isn't the only activity to help prolong survival in older people
...mmes or may be an alternative form of activity for frail
elderly people. Glass et al studied over 2,800 people aged over 65 years from New Haven, Conneticut, over a 13 year period and found that all three types of activity (social, fitness and productive) were independently associated with survival. They ...
Mayo Clinic study reports that centenarians do well following surgery
...any people believe that old people are fragile and frail
and won'ttolerate surgery well. This study shows that notion to be false. Olderindividuals who have operable diseases or injuries should not be denied surgerybecause of perceived risks associated with advanced age." Dr. Warner says that recent improv...
Elderly should receive the same cancer care as young people
...cancer between old and young on older people being frail
or suffering from additional conditions. They say that we must now ascertain which investigations and treatments are effective and acceptable to older people and, in particular, find the answers on how to manage common cancers in old age....
Low-Tech Devices, Home Adaptations Preserve Independence, Reduce Health-Care Costs For Physically Frail Elderly
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A case-control study of frail
elderly, in which half ofthe participants received...d reducing home-health-care costs among home-based frail
elderly "The study demonstrates that a relatively inexpensive intervention canresult in sign...
Tip Sheet: Think About Your Health In April
...ation and poor health led to higher rates of being frail
in old age. People who were consistently physically inactive had twice the riskof becoming frail
when they reached age 65 or older. Years of economic hardship can take its toll on you in your gold...
Cedars-Sinai Medical News Tips
...NGINA PAIN SUFFERERS Cardiac patients who are too frail
for coronary bypass surgery orangioplasty may find relief through a new laser procedure calledPercutaneous Transluminal Myocardial Revascularization (PTMR), which ispresently in phase II clinical trials at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Interviews: Nor...
Drug And Radiation Treatment May Shrink Pancreatic And Gastric Tumors
...too extensive to remove bysurgery, particularly in frail
patients. According to study leader Howard Safran, M.D., tumor regression occurredrapidly in certain patients, often within three weeks after treatments began.After two months of treatments, tumors in several patients had decreased to asize to wher...