Arthritis and Depression Often Occur Together in Older Adults
Arthritis is common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, according to a new International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study.
Persons with Alzheimer’s disease are more often hospitalized after initiating antibiotic use
Persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are more often hospitalized after antibiotic initiation than people without AD, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The risk of hospitalization was 40 per cent higher for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings were published in…
Deep forehead wrinkles may signal a higher risk for cardiovascular mortality
Are wrinkles just an inevitable consequence of ageing, or could they signal something more sinister? According to research presented at the ESC Congress 2018, the annual conference of the European Society of Cardiology (1), people who have lots of deep forehead wrinkles, more than is…
Resistance training and exercise-motivation go hand-in-hand
A recent study conducted in the University of Jyväskylä suggests that resistance training improves exercise motivation and contributes to making exercise planning among older adults. Exercise motivation and exercise self-efficacy are key factors in continuing resistance training.
Sleep Apnoea linked with changes to brain structure typical of dementia
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are also seen in the early stages of dementia, according to a study published in the European Respiratory Journal .
Gout in the elderly linked to higher risk of dementia
The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest that gout is associated with a 17-20% higher risk of dementia in the elderly.1
Better physical fitness and lower aortic stiffness key to slower brain ageing
The rate of decline in certain aspects of memory may be explained by a combination of overall physical fitness and the stiffness of the central arteries, researchers from Swinburne’s Centre for Human Psychopharmacology have found.
Antiepileptic drugs increase risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia
The use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE.
Resistance training enhances recycling capacity in muscles
A new study at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland reports that autophagosome content is increased by resistance training in previously untrained young men, but this response may be blunted by aging.
Regular stretching shown to improve muscles in elderly
Daily muscle stretching could bring health benefits to elderly people with reduced mobility, according to new research published today in The Journal of Physiology.
Clear link between fitness in middle age and risk of dementia
Women who have a high cardiovascular fitness in middle age have a risk of developing dementia when older that is almost 90 percent lower than among women in average physical condition, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.
Long-term proton pump inhibitor use does not increase hip fracture risk among Alzheimer’s patients
Long-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use does not increase the risk of hip fracture among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The risk of hip fracture was slightly increased for PPI use of less than one…