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Latest Geriatrics News

Late-Life Diabetes Status Tied to New Cognitive Impairment

Having diabetes, poor glycemic control, and longer diabetes duration are associated with worse cognitive outcomes in older adults during a median follow-up of five years, according to a study recently published in Diabetes Care.

Inappropriate Prescribing Leads to Poor Outcomes in Older Adults

Potentially inappropriate prescribing is tied to increased health care utilization and poor outcomes among older individuals seen in primary care practices, according to a review published in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Poverty Ups Risk for Amputation After Knee Replacement

Lower socioeconomic status is associated with an increased risk for above-knee amputation after periprosthetic joint infection of the knee, according to a study recently published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

Light, Incremental Physical Activity Can Help Reduce Brain Aging

Incremental physical activity, even of light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain aging, according to a study published online April 19 in JAMA Network Open.