Activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) disability in Swedish 85-year-olds born three decades apart-findings from the H70 study.

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Older adults make up the fastest growing segment of the population, and disability rates increase with age. There is much debate whether later born cohorts of 85-year-olds will face the […]

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Clinical outcomes of older adults listed for heart transplantation in the United States.

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To examine if older age (>70 years) should be a relative contraindication for heart transplantation, we evaluated the characteristics and outcomes of patients with age ≥70 years listed for heart transplantation; and […]

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Enrolment of older adults with cancer in early phase clinical trials-an observational study on the experience in the north west of England.

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older patients represent the majority of cancer patients but are under-represented in trials, particularly early phase clinical trials (EPCTs).observational retrospective study of patients referred for EPCTs (January-December 2018) at a […]

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Formal and informal social participation and elder mistreatment in a national sample of older adults.

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Older adults’ susceptibility to mistreatment may be affected by their participation in social activities, but little is known about relationships between social participation and elder mistreatment.Cross-sectional analysis.National probability sample of […]

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Measuring the impact of a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Community Respiratory Programme on emergency admissions to hospital: a controlled interrupted time series analysis.

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A community respiratory service was implemented in the North West of Glasgow (NW) in January 2013, as part of the Reshaping Care for Older People programme (RCOP). This study aimed […]

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Admissions of COVID-positive patients to US nursing homes with personal protective equipment or staffing shortages.

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US nursing homes are required to follow Centers for Disease Control guidance for COVID-19 transmission-based precautions (TBP) when admitting COVID-positive patients.To assess how frequently nursing homes had shortages of personal […]

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Frailty increases the risk for developing urinary tract infection among 79,887 patients with diabetic mellitus and chronic kidney disease.

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Patients with diabetic mellitus (DM) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at an increased risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) due to their altered immunological integrity. These patients are similarly prone […]

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Frailty-a risk factor of global and domain-specific cognitive decline among a nationally representative sample of community-dwelling older adult U.S. Medicare beneficiaries.

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frail older adults may be more vulnerable to stressors, resulting in steeper declines in cognitive function. Whether the frailty-cognition link differs by cognitive domain remains unclear; however, it could lend […]

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Promoting neuroplasticity and neuropsychological functioning in frailty through an app-based sensorimotor training: study protocol for a randomized trial.

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Frailty is characterized by an age-related decline in multiple physiological systems, leading to a high vulnerability to stressors, adverse health outcomes, and low quality of life. Neuroscientific models of pathological […]

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Impact of group visits for older patients with heart failure on advance care planning outcomes: Preliminary data.

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Advance care planning (ACP) is critically important for heart failure patients, yet important challenges exist. Group visits can be a helpful way to engage patients and caregivers in identifying values […]

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National trends in extremity fracture hospitalizations among older adults between 2003 and 2017.

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Fractures in late life are highly consequential for health, services use, and spending. Little is known about trends in extremity fracture hospitalizations among older adults in the United States.Retrospective longitudinal […]

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Association between food insecurity and fall-related injury among adults aged ≥65 years in low- and middle-income countries: The role of mental health conditions.

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We investigated the association between food insecurity and fall-related injury among older adults from six low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and the extent to which this association is mediated by […]

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National trends in extremity fracture hospitalizations among older adults between 2003 and 2017.

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Fractures in late life are highly consequential for health, services use, and spending. Little is known about trends in extremity fracture hospitalizations among older adults in the United States.Retrospective longitudinal […]

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Association between food insecurity and fall-related injury among adults aged ≥65 years in low- and middle-income countries: The role of mental health conditions.

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We investigated the association between food insecurity and fall-related injury among older adults from six low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and the extent to which this association is mediated by […]

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Factors influencing the perceived health status of older adults living alone based on the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2016-2018).

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Older adults living alone have a lower level of health due to functional degradation and social isolation, and hence, it is important to assess their health condition and health-related factors. […]

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