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Sleep disorders in people with dementia

Review of Karageorgiou E, Walsh C, Yaffe K et al (2017) Sleep disorders and dementia: from...

Easier access to outdoors lifts mood in older people

Making it easier for older people to go outdoors could positively affect depressive symptoms...

Use probiotics with caution for prevention of infection in hospitalised trauma patients

Identifying the benefits and concerns associated with different species and strains of...

Nurses should be aware of patients who have one or more risk factors for incident...

Delirium study highlights the need for nurses to have an understanding of patient history to...

Dabigatran has significantly lower bleeding rates compared with warfarin in patients

Large trials have established that non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants are as...

Regular exercise found to boost brain health among over 50s

Combining aerobic and resistance exercise significantly boosts brain health in the over 50s...

Horse-riding simulation can be used in balance training for knee osteoarthritis

Study explored the use of simulated horse-riding exercises to help older people with...

Short-term corticosteroid use associated with increased risk of adverse events

Study aimed to determine the frequency of serious adverse events associated with...

Anti-tau vaccine is successful in clinical trial for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Available drugs treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, but do not halt or slow disease...

Yoga can improve older people’s mental health

This study showed a decrease in depression and anxiety scores and an increase in self-esteem...

Eyeball exercise can improve balance ability in older people

This study suggests that eyeball exercise programmes affect vestibular function by the...

Supporting insulin initiation in type 2 diabetes in primary care

The global epidemic of type 2 diabetes demands innovation in care delivery, and supporting...

Tooth loss linked to increased risk of dementia

Older people who have less teeth have an increased risk of developing dementia, new study...

Pelvic fractures increase risk of dying in older people

Older people have an increased risk of dying in the first eight months after a pelvic...

Parenthood may help stave off death in older age

Parenthood is associated with a longer life than being childless, particularly in old age,...

Vitamin D supplementation effective in preventing acute respiratory tract infections

Consistent studies have shown low levels of vitamin D will leave people more susceptible to

Obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome and cognitive impairments

Sleep apnoea-hypopnoea can occur at any age, but its prevalence increases with age.

Nutritional standards needed for ready meals to avoid micronutrient deficiencies

How to avoid micronutrient deficiencies that contribute to age-related disorders

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