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Research tackles hidden 'tablet overload' as COVID isolation fears grow

New research provides a roadmap to help the millions of older Britons struggling with 'shopping lists' of medication, as fears grow that the current coronavirus lockdown could be further isolating the most vulnerable.

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Emergency department visit rate increases with age among older adults

(HealthDay)—The emergency department visit rate increases with age among individuals aged 60 years and older, according to a June data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center ...

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Certain personality traits may affect risk of 'pre-dementia'

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society examined five personality traits—neuroticism, extraversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and openness—and their links to pre-dementia conditions ...

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Older men worry less than others about COVID-19

Older men may be at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 because they worry less about catching or dying from it than women their age or than younger people of both sexes, according to a new study by Sarah Barber, a gerontology ...

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Five ways to stay healthy while getting older

As you age, there are many things you can do to maintain your health. While eating well and staying active are some of the more obvious tips, others may not be so plain to see.

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Study explores how older people manage distress

A team of researchers from Keele University has found that it is uncommon for older adults to consult their GP during times of distress due to a lack of acceptable treatments.

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Nursing homes are ground zero for COVID-19

(HealthDay)—No matter where you live, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are now lethal centers for COVID-19 in the United States.