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Unnecessary meds prescribed after dementia diagnosis-6369

Unnecessary meds prescribed after dementia diagnosis

Following a diagnosis of dementia in adults ages 65+, medication use increased by 11% per year overall, while the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) increased by 17%, according to a study of close to 2,500 older adults followed for 10 years.

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Health conditions

Stats: 73% of working Boomers use tech to meet a health goal-6362

Stats: 73% of working Boomers use tech to meet a health goal

An eye-opening report, "State of Digital Health: 2018 Annual Report," from digital health company Castlight provides results of a comprehensive survey on how employers and employees perceive and interact with health and wellness programs, apps and other tools.

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Trends

TechTalk: Virtual coaches, fitness trackers helpful after cardiac rehab-6355

TechTalk: Virtual coaches, fitness trackers helpful after cardiac rehab

Heart patients who participate in cardiac rehab programs typically do well during the program but tend to revert to sedentary lifestyles once the formal programs end, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers.

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Trends

Meniscus repair doesn't help older adults-6351

Meniscus repair doesn't help older adults

One of the most common procedures for knee pain, called arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, has been shown repeatedly in randomized clinical trials to provide no benefit compared to exercise and physical therapy for individuals with degenerative meniscus tears.

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Osteoporosis

Brief use of pedometers may boost activity over the long term-6348

Brief use of pedometers may boost activity over the long term

A long-term followup of two studies of pedometer use with older adults found that the 12-week walking programs - which included mail or nurse support - led to higher physical activity up to four years later, compared with usual care. Both studies were in London, UK.

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Cardiovascular health

Children of centenarians feel stronger purpose in life-6344

Children of centenarians feel stronger purpose in life

As members of the active-aging industry know, a sense of meaning and direction in life is associated with living longer and experiencing less disease, disability, and cognitive impairment.

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Social wellness

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