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Elderly men more likely to experience fatality than women from injuries caused by falls.
Elderly caregivers of Alzheimer patients are more susceptible to ill effects of sleep disturbance.
Malnutriton is a major issue among hospital patients over 65.
Access to hospice in nursing homes significantly reduces hospitalization.
Older People with high waist hip ratios (WHRs) have a higher mortality risk than those with a high body mass index, or BMI.
Recent natural disasters have negatively affected older people significantly more than other demographic groups.
Severe heat waves kill more people in neighborhoods where there are few inviting businesses to draw older people out of their apartments.
A cost effectiveness analysis within a randomised controlled trial of post acute care of older people in a community hospital.
Dementia may rob an older person of memory and focus, but the ability to offer timeless advice about life's big questions seems to be preserved.
A personalized program of occupational and physical therapy, plus modifications in the home, can go a long way to help elderly individuals continue to live independently and also live longer.
Older mothers are almost four times more likely to expect one of their daughters, rather than a son, to be their caregiver, regardless of the child's other responsibilities, mental health and other traits.
There may be no advantage to taking nursing home residents to hospital for treatment of pneumonia.
High dose influenza vaccines may increase elderly patients' immune response without significant adverse effects.
People aged 70 years and older with limited literacy skills are likely to have poor health and poor health care access.
body mass index standards for younger adults may not be appropriate for people in their 80s and 90s.
Effect of family style mealtimes on quality of life, physical performance, and body weight of nursing home residents: cluster randomised controlled trial.
Short term exposure to fine particle air pollution from such sources as motor vehicle exhaust and power plant emissions significantly increases the risk for cardiovascular and respiratory disease among people over 65 years of age.
Many nursing home residents have poorly controlled pain due to inadequate medication treatment.
Older adults are especially vulnerable to hypothermia, which can be deadly if not treated quickly. This drop in body temperature often is caused by staying in a cold place for too long.
Poor emotional health, such as symptoms of depression and anxiety, may reduce the likelihood that elderly patients will receive preventive health services.