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Nutrition's Role
in Sarcopenia Prevention

It’s important for physicians and other healthcare professionals to make nutritional and exercise recommendations that can help prevent patients’ loss of muscle mass.
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Identifying and Treating
Anxiety Disorders

Physicians can identify patients’ anxiety disorders and help them cope with or overcome the anxiety. Read more »

12/15-Lipoxygenase's Role
in AD Prevention

Researchers have uncovered the role a specific brain enzyme called 12/15-lipoxygenase plays in Alzheimer’s disease. Read more »
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Editor's E-Note
Baby boomers are more active and more interested in fitness than any other generation that has preceded them. Although many continue to enjoy demanding activities such as cycling, tennis, and swimming, other older adults are unable to meet the physical challenges of such activities due to medical conditions. But that shouldn’t keep them from exercising.

Yoga can offer older adults the opportunity to be active along with the social element involved in becoming part of a yoga class. Clinical studies have reported that yoga adapted for older adults can significantly improve overall physical fitness in frail elders, sleep quality and mental health status, posture and mobility, and balance. Yoga has also been shown to benefit elders with dementia in long term care facilities.

Urge patients to seek yoga classes designed specifically for them and conducted by instructors who have training and experience appropriate for working with older adults.

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Yoga Benefits Elders
By Jennifer Van Pelt, MA

Adults aged 65 and older are the fastest-growing segment of the American population. By 2030, there will be an estimated 72 million adults over the age of 65—nearly 20% of the total population.1

Today’s elders are more active and more interested in exercising to stay fit than any previous generation, and many of them are practicing yoga. While the media often portray yoga as an exercise for the thin, flexible, athletic, and/or young, almost anyone can practice yoga—including older adults of any age and fitness level.

Clinical studies have reported that yoga adapted for elders can significantly improve overall physical fitness in frail elders,2 sleep quality and mental health status,3 posture and mobility,4 and balance.5 Yoga has been shown to benefit elders with dementia in long term care facilities6 and decrease the fear of falling and fall risk in those living in retirement communities.5

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Other Aging News
Alzheimer's Diagnosis Isn't Always Accurate
Accurately diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease presents a significant challenge to providers, according to an article in USA Today.

Red Wine May Hold Answers
to Alzheimer’s

USA Today reports that the US government has launched a study to determine whether resveratrol can alter or delay the destruction of the brain in Alzheimer’s patients.

Living Alone With Alzheimer’s
For some Alzheimer’s patients, living alone is a viable option, according to an article in USA Today.

Nursing Homes Heavily Use Antipsychotic Drugs to Pacify Residents
An article in the Boston Globe suggests that many nursing homes inappropriately use antipsychotic medications to make dementia patients more compliant and easy to manage.
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Tech & Tools
Calendar Card
Today's Diet & NutritionWith elders’ increasing incidence of long-term chronic illnesses and the associated number of medications patients often take, the possibility for poor medication adherence becomes significant. Medication management systems can help reduce patients’ tendencies to skip doses or to become confused by directions. The Calendar Card uses a prepackaged, color-coded card with personalized pill cups. Prepared by pharmacists, the personal pill cups contain the precise dosage and are labeled with the time at which medications should be taken. The easy-to-use system contributes to older adults’ ability to reduce the rate of medication nonadherence and maintain their independence. Learn more »

SimplyHome Systems
This technology utilizes multiple sensors to log activities of daily living and proactively notify caregivers or family members of changes in behavioral patterns. A single event, series of events, or even inactivity can generate text, e-mail, or phone alerts. Authorized caregivers or family members can log in to their SimplyHome account to view activity and trends in daily living patterns. Components such as motion sensors, door and window contacts, and bed pressure pads address issues including falls, wandering, and sleep routines. The system can also monitor wellness priorities, including blood pressure, weight, glucose levels, and medication management. Learn more »
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