Tag Archives: Older

What to Know About Suicide Rates in Older Adults

SOURCES: Julie Rickard, CEO, National Center for Suicide Survivors, Wenatchee, WA. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: “Suicide in the Elderly.” Jerry Reed, PhD, senior vice president for practice leadership, Education Development Center, Washington, DC. Marilyn Mendoza, PhD, clinical psychologist, clinical instructor, Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, LA. Clinical Interventions in Aging: “Suicide… Read More »

Texas opens Covid vaccine eligibility to people 50 and older as it lifts mask mandate, opens businesses

Ron Votral receives a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a drive-through vaccination site in Robstown, Texas, February 9, 2021. Go Nakamura | Reuters Texas will allow residents ages 50 and over to receive Covid-19 vaccines beginning March 15, becoming the most populated U.S. state to expand eligibility to the age group so far,… Read More »

How should we care for older people with HIV?

As people living with HIV are living into old age, clinicians are developing new models of care. Dr Tom Levett and colleagues in Brighton, England, have recently described a combined HIV and geriatrics clinic – the Silver Clinic – that was designed to meet the needs of such patients by combining HIV care with geriatric… Read More »

Fading Sense of Smell Could Signal Higher Death Risk in Older Adults

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 — If you’re a senior who can’t smell onions, smoke, chocolate or natural gas, it’s time to see your doctor. Seniors who lose their sense of smell — which doctors call olfactory dysfunction — have higher odds of dying from all causes within five years, new research shows. Scientists had previously… Read More »

Exercise Boosts Physical, Mental Well-Being of Older Cancer Survivors

FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 — Active older adults — cancer survivors included — are in better physical and mental health than their sedentary peers, a new study finds. More regular moderate to vigorous physical activity and less sedentary time improve the mental and physical health of older cancer survivors and older people without a cancer… Read More »