Tag: "elders" at medical news
Most seniors now have drug coverage, U-M study shows
...nd private coverage, and to lack coverage. Wealthy elders
were much more likely to have employer-provided drug coverage, but poorer seniors were much more likely to get drug coverage through Medicaid. Equally importantly, the researchers were able to show that the most common reason people chose not to ob...
Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
... is a lack of exercise, he noted. Even among the elders
who volunteered for the study, whom Paddon-Jones described as typically more physically active than most others in the elderly population, a disturbing thing was that on average they had 12 kilograms (26.5 pounds) less lean muscle mass than the young...
Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH
...bining their efforts to create products that allow elders
to continue living in their homes, said Isaac D. Montoya, clinical professor in the UH College of Pharmacy and the conference moderator. Home health care and the medical devices needed to sustain it provide a welcome respite for patients and their c...
US critical care delivery system in critical condition
... for other medical care disproportionately serving elders
ranging from emergency services to long-term care services but the opportunities for improving the efficiency of the existing system to meet demand are probably greater." The report, developed following a meeting of critical care stakeholders cal...
Iowa's Maas wins GSA's 2006 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Award
...t of HomeSafe, a nurse case management service for elders
living in their own homes to forestall institutionalization....
For elders, too few drugs are as much a risk as too many
...rs are as likely to underprescribe medications for elders
as they are to overprescribe, according to a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. More than 40 percent of patients studied were taking at least one inappropriate medication and simultaneously not taking one or more other ...
Tongue scrapers only slightly reduce bad breath
...and easily accomplished. Everyone from children to elders
should be able to incorporate this technique into their oral care regimen." Bad breath basics: Halitosis is a general term used to describe any disagreeable odor of expired air, regardless of its origin. Bad breath is a generally accepted term...
Alternative kidney test reveals hidden health risks
...and his colleagues tested blood samples from 4,663 elders
living independently in the community who participated in the Cardiovascular Health Study, a national longitudinal study of people aged 65 and older sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The researchers measured each participant's creatin...
In-home sensors spot dementia signs in elderly
... lead author. She noted that most clinic visits by elders
are spaced over months or even years, and their me...researchers hope to more effectively identify when elders
are starting to have trouble. Hayes and colleagues in the OHSU Oregon Center for Aging & Technolog...
Lower literacy means poor health and poor health care access for older people
...tual health. The study of 2,512 community-dwelling elders
between the ages of 70 and 79 revealed that one in...ur had limited literacy. In practical terms, these elders
"may have trouble reading basic health information or pill bottle instructions," according to lead a...
The Gerontological Society of America chooses 2006 Hartford Faculty Scholars
... interventions: SW practice with racial and ethnic elders
Institutional Sponsor: Rupert W. Nacoste National Research Mentor: Mary Altpeter Berkman, the Helen Reher/Ruth Fizdale Professor at Columbia University's School of Social Work, works together with a national program committee, which plays a role in s...
Do older people quit smoking for the wrong reasons?
... cessation was also observed more frequently among elders
who had recently been diagnosed with cancer. In addition, the rate of recidivism (resuming smoking) was only 16 percent among the elderly smokers who quit, whereas previous studies report relapse rates of 35-45 percent, says head researcher Dr. Heat...
New study says heart health and lifestyle are associated with maintaining brain health as we age
...ional studies examined by the committee found that elders
who exercise are less likely to experience cogniti...s at a societal level owing to the large number of elders
that could potentially benefit." The authors suggest that "there would be great benefit in conductin...
A little household help may reduce health-care costs among elderly
... homemaker or personal assistant helps these frail elders
for a few hours a day, they would be less likely t... disabled older people, we feel providing disabled elders
with adequate home-based care should receive further attention." Sands said that while the concept w...
Cultural differences may explain variations in home remedy use
...r health may explain why black and Native American elders
are more likely to use home remedies than white el.... "Home remedy use was substantially greater among elders
of ethnic minority groups." In trying to determine why, the researchers considered other possible fa...
Technology for successful aging shown at White House conference
...efore they would affect the quality of life of the elders
and their caregivers. The ultimate goal is for the...searchers, care providers, industrial partners and elders
themselves in working on technical and social solutions for enabling seniors to maintain their indep...
Orlando press briefing: Budget cut puts elders' health at risk
...t a workforce properly trained in geriatrics, more elders
will be taking unnecessary drugs, be hospitalized and put in nursing homes. Health care expenses will skyrocket and the costs of the Medicare drug benefit will increase dramatically. While we cannot ignore the costs of the war in Iraq and recovery...
Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development tipsheet
... during the same time period in 1,388 hospitalized elders
identified as frail and at risk for functional decline. A reduction in baseline gait speed was associated with poorer health status and physical functioning; more disabilities, rehabilitation and medical-surgical visits, hospital days; and higher cos...
Caution: New Medicare drug plan may cause headaches
... "But the array of options is so complex that many elders
will be overwhelmed, as will attorneys and others who counsel older clients." "Some seniors will need to take a laptop computer into their medicine cabinet to accurately compare alternatives," he added. Kaplan is a vice chair of the Elder Law Committ...
The rich die differently from you and me, U-M study shows
...h age and even death, a new study shows. Wealthier elders
are significantly less likely than poorer ones to ...der, ethnicity, education and diagnosis. Wealthier elders
also experienced a lower number of symptoms overall, the study found. Those in the wealthiest half o...