News tagged with elderly adults

Holidays can be hard on lonely seniors

(HealthDay)—More than one in three elderly Americans describe themselves as lonely, and the holidays can be especially isolating for them, geriatric experts warn.

Dec 20, 2017
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Self-reported symptoms in elderly predict readmission

(HealthDay)—Post-discharge symptoms self-reported by frail, elderly adults may predict 30-day hospital readmission and emergency department visits, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in the Journal of the American ...

Dec 20, 2017
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Efforts are needed to study elder abuse among veterans

Experts are calling on the Veterans Administration (VA) to promote research, clinical care, and education in the area of elder abuse, furthering the VA's mission of serving those who have served. Such efforts will benefit ...

Nov 09, 2017
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Mortality of elder abuse in Malaysia

In Malaysia, research into elder abuse and neglect (EAN) has indicated a link between abuse and premature death, with pattern differences between males and females. Financial abuse is found to be more common than other subtypes ...

Aug 10, 2017
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Sleep apnea reporting low among individuals aged 65+

(HealthDay)—From 1993 to 2011, physicians reported sleep apnea (SA) in 0.3 percent of all office visits among individuals aged 65 years and older, according to a study published online May 4 in the Journal of the American ...

May 24, 2017
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