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[AI WORKING IT OUT?] ChatGPT creates fitness regimens – sort of

"There’s no question that ChatGPT, a natural language processing tool driven by artificial intelligence (AI), is making news in many areas right now. It answers questions, gives advice, creates stories, songs and plenty more. In an intriguing article in MIT Technology Review, Rhiannon Williams describes her experience using ChatGPT to create a marathon workout plan (not so good) and experiences of others who have been following the program’s advice in the gym. "

[REMEMBER THIS] 6 healthy habits tied to slower memory decline

"Following six healthy lifestyle behaviors is linked to slower memory decline in older adults, a large, population-based study suggests. The behaviors are: a healthy diet, cognitive activity, regular physical exercise, not smoking, and abstaining from alcohol. These behaviors are linked to slower memory decline even among those with a known dementia risk - the APOE4 gene variant."

[CURB HAZARDS] Older adults with dementia face fall risks in community

"A study by researchers in Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions sheds light on the many and varied fall-risk factors facing older adults in community-living environments. The team examined data from the 2015 and 2016 National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), a population-based survey of health and disability trends and trajectories of adults 65 and older in the US. The researchers obtained potential sociodemographic, health and function predictors of falls, as well as potential social and physical environmental predictors."

[NO STOPPING YOU] Sudden cardiac arrest risk during sports low for adults 65

"The benefits of regular exercise likely outweigh the low risk of sports-related sudden cardiac arrest among adults ages 65 and older, a new study shows."

[STAY IN TOUCH] Social isolation ups risk of dementia

"Two studies using nationally representative data from thousands of US adults add to the evidence that social isolation is a substantial risk factor for dementia in community-dwelling older adults, and identified technology as an effective way to intervene. The studies were published in separate issues of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society."

New studies suggest social isolation is a risk factor for dementia in older adults, point to ways to reduce risk

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Managing emotions better could prevent pathological ageing

"A UNIGE team deciphers how negative emotions durably modify brain activity in the older adults."

Falling prevention strategies for older adults having dementia

"Targeting specific fall-risk factors could improve fall screening and prevention strategies"

Are California nursing homes adequately prepared for wildfire-related emergencies?

"Emergency preparedness in nursing homes should be commensurate with local environmental risks to ensure residents’ safety, but new research in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that nursing homes in California that face a greater risk of wildfire exposure have poorer compliance with Medicare’s emergency preparedness standards."

Clinicians reluctant in providing telehealth care to older adults, national survey finds

"A sweeping national survey of doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers reveals that nearly 60 percent believe it’s “dangerous” to provide telehealth to older adults due to patients’ medical complexities, while another 60 percent say telehealth is an unrealistic option for seniors with physical or cognitive challenges."

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