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What older adults do while they sit affects Dementia risk

"Adults aged 60 and older who sit for long periods watching TV or other such passive, sedentary behaviors may be at increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study by USC and University of Arizona researchers."

Routine depression screening may capture underdiagnosed patient populations

"Implementation Leads to Better Symptom Recognition in Older Adults, Minorities, Men, Non-English Speakers, UCSF-Led Study Shows"

Research links red meat intake, gut microbiome, and cardiovascular disease in older adults

"Does eating more meat—especially red meat and processed meat—raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, and if so, why?"

Physical activity may have a stronger role than genes in longevity

"Previous research has shown that low physical activity and greater time spent sitting are associated with a higher risk of death. "

"New insights into factors that may predict, increase or protect against the impact of COVID-19 and the pandemic on memory and thinking skills were revealed by multiple studies reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2022 in San Diego and virtually."

Online chair yoga viable exercise for isolated older adults with Dementia

"Dementia doesn’t just involve cognitive decline, it also involves deteriorating physical function."

Octogenarians should walk 10 minutes a day to prolong life

"One hour of walking per week is associated with greater longevity in people aged 85 years and above, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2022."

New study shows hope, options for older patients with liver cancer

"Physicians and researchers from UK HealthCare's Transplant Center and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center conducted a study of patients over the age of 70 with a type of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and how the outcomes of ablative treatments compare to liver transplants. The findings were published in the May 2022 issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons."

[BRUSH UP!] Good dental health may protect against cognitive decline, dementia

"An analysis of all relevant studies published in the scientific literature indicates that poor periodontal health and tooth loss may increase the risk of both cognitive decline and dementia."

[LTC RESET] Canadian architects reimagine LTC post-pandemic

"The University of Toronto (UofT) Centre for Design + Health Innovation has released a report, supported by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and consulting firm Jacobs Canada, that explores how the built environment can better support long-term care (LTC) communities."

[ROLLIN' ON THE RIVER] Canals, rivers linked to mental, social wellbeing

"Spending time by canals and rivers is linked to feeling happy and healthy, a recent study shows."

[FOOD FOIBLES] Ultra-processed foods tied to heart disease, bowel cancer, death

"Two large studies found links between high consumption of ultra-processed foods and increased risks of cardiovascular disease, bowel (colorectal) cancer and death. The findings add further evidence in support of policies that limit ultra-processed foods and instead promote eating unprocessed or minimally processed foods to improve public health worldwide, according to the BMJ, which published the studies. "

[WORK IT OUT] Exercise prescription urged to help treat depression

"The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland, recently released a report based on a review of the scientific evidence published over the past 30 years on the link between physical activity and mental health."

Using Twitter to examine stigma against people with Dementia during COVID-19

"Newswise — JMIR Publications recently published Using Twitter to Examine Stigma Against People With Dementia During COVID-19: Infodemiology Study in JMIR Aging which reported that during the pandemic, there has been significant social media attention focused on the increased COVID-19 risks and impacts for people with dementia and their care partners."

UK HealthCare, community leaders celebrate opening of new Sanders-Brown Clinic

"Today, UK HealthCare and community leaders celebrated the full opening of the Sanders-Brown Memory Clinic at Turfland. The new, larger clinic replaces the former Sanders-Brown facilities along North Broadway in Lexington."

[ZZZ POWER] Less sleep makes people less likely to help others

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[GET CONNECTED] Technology key to dignity, connectedness in LTC

"Australia's RMIT University and Cisco Systems' Health Transformation Lab has released a report, Transforming Aged Care: Towards a future in which digitization clasps hands with respect, and connection drives improvement. "

[MOVE IT!] Regular physical activity tied to lower risk of COVID infection, severity

"Regular physical activity is linked to a lower risk of COVID-19 infection and lower severity, including hospital admission and death, according to a pooled data analysis of the available evidence."

[LISTEN UP] FDA makes affordable hearing aids available OTC

"On August 16, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule to improve access to hearing aids. The rule establishes a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, enabling consumers with perceived mild-to-moderate hearing impairment to purchase hearing aids directly from stores or online retailers without the need for a medical exam, prescription or a fitting adjustment by an audiologist. "

[LOSING IT!] New GSA toolkit targets obesity in older adults

"The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has released a toolkit to help with the management of obesity in older adults. The toolkit is based on the society’s KAER Framework, which consists of four steps: Kickstart, Assess, Evaluate, and Refer Adults."

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