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The decline in midlife ischemic strokes over time is less pronounced than the decline among older adults

Greater Long-Term Decline in Stroke Seen Among Older Adults

Continued focus on prevention efforts needed to lower risk for midlife ischemic strokes
Incident atrial fibrillation is associated with increased dementia risk in elderly populations

Incident A-Fib Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

Oral anticoagulant use has preventive effect on dementia development in patients with incident AF
Older individuals who develop cancer have better memory and slower memory decline than those who remain cancer-free

Seniors Who Develop Cancer Have Better Memory, Slower Decline

Rate of memory decline 3.9 percent slower in those with, versus those without, cancer diagnosis
A substantial proportion of older patients with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia treated with chemotherapy are long-term survivors

High Response Seen for Chemo in Seniors With High-Risk AML

Complete response rate for patients treated with chemo was 69 percent; three-year OS was 21 percent
Late-life women with osteoporosis

Elderly Women May Still Benefit From Osteoporosis Treatment

High hip fracture probability seen despite accounting for competing mortality risk
Having diabetes

Late-Life Diabetes Status Tied to New Cognitive Impairment

Diabetes in late life with poor glycemic control, longer duration linked to incident cognitive impairment
The rates of prolonged opioid prescribing remain high for older cancer survivors five or more years after cancer diagnosis

Long-Term Opioid Prescribing Up Among Older Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors diagnosed 2004 to 2008 have higher rates of opioid prescribing versus those diagnosed earlier
Most older adults with prediabetes remained stable or reverted back to normal blood sugar levels during a 12-year follow-up period

In Most Older Adults, Prediabetes Stays Stable or Improves

One-third of participants progressed to diabetes or died within the 12-year follow-up
The incremental diagnostic yield of Lynch syndrome screening decreases substantially after age 70 to 75 years

Diagnostic Yield of Lynch Syndrome Screening Drops With Age

Incremental diagnostic yield decreases substantially after 70 to 75 years; LS is rare after 80 years
An intervention designed to address barriers to asthma self-management improves asthma outcomes among older adults

Targeting Barriers to Self-Care Benefits Seniors With Asthma

Home- and clinic-based interventions better for improving asthma control, quality of life in seniors