News tagged with functional impairment

Helping prevent falls in older adults with dementia

Annually, about one-third of all American adults aged 65 or older experience a fall. Falls are a major cause of medical problems, especially among those who have dementia. In fact, twice the number of older adults with dementia ...

Mar 23, 2018
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Cognition in rare hormonal disorder

PHP1A (pseudohypoparathyroidism 1A) is a rare genetic disorder that causes short adult stature, multi-hormone resistance, early-onset obesity and cognitive impairment.

Feb 14, 2018
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Blood sodium levels may affect cognition in older adults

A new study has found that lower level of sodium in the blood—known as hyponatremia—is linked with declines in cognitive function with advancing age. The results, which are described in an upcoming issue of the Clinical ...

Feb 08, 2018
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