The proportion of adults in the 65-plus age group who said they had used cannabis in the previous year increased from 2.4 percent in 2015 to 4.2 percent 2018 — a jump of 75 percent.
Hip fractures can be very serious, for they raise the risk of medical complications such as blood clots, infections and pneumonia.
The researchers found that older binge drinkers were more likely to be men and to be smokers and users of cannabis.
The study’s findings suggest that’s it’s never too late to start exercising.
A large majority of the adults who were polled said they take supplements or solve puzzles to keep their brains healthy — two strategies that have not been shown to be effective at enhancing memory or warding off dementia.
A poor sense of smell is already known to be an early sign of dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
The study’s authors strongly recommend that dog owners get obedience training for their pets so that the animals don’t suddenly lunge while on a leash.
The study’s findings are potentially important, for falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in Americans aged 65 and older.
In 2016 Minnesota had the third-highest death rate from falls among people aged 65 and older, behind Wisconsin and Vermont.
You don’t need vitamin D supplements — with or without calcium — as added insurance against a bone fracture, new recommendations say.
“These medications should not be prescribed to older adults no matter what,” said Taeho Greg Rhee, the study’s lead author.
According to a new national poll, one in four Americans aged 50 and older say their doctors frequently order tests or prescribe drugs that the patients don’t think they really need.
The study suggests that it’s the total volume of physical activity, not necessarily the length of each exercise session, that matters — at least for older men.
The walking doesn’t have to be fast-paced. In the current study, the average pace of the participants was three miles per hour, or a 20-minute mile.
Between 2000 and 2014, the number of older people reporting good health increased by 23 percent among high-income households, but fell by 12 percent among households at or below the level of poverty.
Yet, as a report makes clear, most states are doing a poor job at helping people who need those services.