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A high risk of obstructive sleep apnea is common among older adults but is seldom investigated

Sleep Apnea Rarely Investigated in Older Adults

Low rate of evaluation seen in at-risk individuals, but vast majority of those tested are diagnosed with OSA
From 2007 to 2016

Rate of Deaths From Falls in Seniors Up From 2007 to 2016

Rate increased in almost every demographic category; largest increase for those aged ≥85 years
Physicians are generally comfortable with deprescribing for elderly patients

Doctors Generally Confident With Deprescribing for Elderly

Lack of time and difficulty engaging patients, caregivers reported as barriers to deprescribing
Elder abuse and neglect is not tied to the risk of chronic pain

Elder Abuse Not Associated With Risk of Chronic Pain

Findings based on two-year follow-up of a large, community-dwelling cohort in Malaysia
Polypharmacy is associated with poorer cognitive and physical capability even after adjustment for disease burden

Polypharmacy Linked to Poorer Cognitive, Physical Capability

Stronger negative associations for participants with polypharmacy at age 60 to 64 years and at 69 years
Healthy older subjects display preserved neurogenesis in the Hippocampus

Preserved Neurogenesis in Hippocampus of Healthy Seniors

Older adults have less angiogenesis, neuroplasticity; smaller quiescent progenitor pool in anterior-mid DG
Eating more vegetables may prevent subclinical atherosclerosis in elderly women

Eating Veggies Found to Protect Against Atherosclerosis in Women

Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts are most beneficial
Older adults believe marijuana to be effective for pain relief

Older Adults Believe Marijuana Can Be Effective for Pain

Most older adults support its use when recommended by doctor; some support its use for anyone
Medicare beneficiaries without a personal physician report substantially worse patient experiences and less routine care

‘Nontrivial’ Number of Seniors Lack a Personal Physician

Lacking a personal physician is more common for some vulnerable groups
A considerable proportion of women are diagnosed with cervical cancer after age 65

Cervical Cancer Frequently Diagnosed After Age 65

Almost 20 percent of cervical cancer cases are diagnosed in women older than 65