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Gerontology

March 2014 Vol. 9 No. 3

Author: Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Rachel Start, MSN, RN

On March 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first implantable device for people 18 and older with severe or profound sensorineural hearing loss of high-frequency sounds in both ears, but who can still hear low-frequency sounds with or without a hearing aid. The . . .

March 2014 Vol. 9 No. 3

Author: Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Rachel Start, MSN, RN

According to a study in Psychoneuroendocrinology, a positive self-esteem can buffer adults older than 60 years against health threats. Researchers found that if an individual’s self-esteem decreased, cortisol levels increased, and vice versa. This association was particularly strong for participants who already had a history of stress . . .

March 2014 Vol. 9 No. 3

Author: Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Rachel Start, MSN, RN

The second annual International Home Care Nurses Organization Conference, Sept. 23-26 in Singapore, has released a call for abstracts. Deadline is April 1. Read more . . .

February 2014 Vol. 9 No. 2

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and Nancy Hilton, MN, RN, NEA-BC

A study in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health reports that sedentary behavior in adults aged 60 years and older is a risk factor for disabilities in activities of daily living.
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February 2014 Vol. 9 No. 2

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and Nancy Hilton, MN, RN, NEA-BC

A high percentage of Medicare patients who are discharged from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) will return to the hospital or the ED within 30 days, according a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The study found that 22.1% had an episode of acute care within 30 . . .

January 2014 Vol. 9 No. 1

Author: Jeanne Drouillard, BSN, MA, RN, NE-BC, and Sandra Sutter, BSN, RN

“Effect of Vitamin E and memantine on functional decline in Alzheimer disease,” a study published in JAMA, reports that 2,000 units of vitamin E, compared to placebo, slowed functional decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease. Read more . . .

January 2014 Vol. 9 No. 1

Author: Jeanne Drouillard, BSN, MA, RN, NE-BC, and Sandra Sutter, BSN, RN

A study published in Neurology has found that among patients with mild cognitive impairment, self-reported head trauma with at least momentary loss of consciousness or memory was associated with greater amyloid deposition, which researchers state may suggest that head trauma is associated with Alzheimer disease–related neuropathology. Read more . . .

December 2013 Vol. 8 No. 12

Author: Nancy Duffy, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE, and Shannon Bright Smith, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CGRN

A study published in Osteoporosis International reports that older men who have low levels of vitamin B12 have a higher risk of fractures. Read more . . .

December 2013 Vol. 8 No. 12

Author: Nancy Duffy, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE, and Shannon Bright Smith, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CGRN

JAMA has published “2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8),” which states that the blood pressure goal for patients 60 years and older should be less than 150/90 mm . . .

October 2013 Vol. 8 No. 10

Author: Nanette Yragui, PhD; Barbara Silverstein, MSN, RN, PhD, MPH; and Whitney Johnson, MPH

Diuretics, angiotensin-1 receptor blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors seemed to reduce the risk of Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study, published in Neurology, of adults at least 75 years old who had normal cognition. Diuretics reduced the risk of AD in patients with mild cognitive impairment. Read . . .

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