Tag Archives: Older

Sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults

Dementia is a growing problem for people as they age, but it often goes undiagnosed. Now investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have discovered and validated a marker of dementia that may help clinicians identify patients who have the condition or are at risk of developing it. The… Read More »

Can You Get Pregnant at 50? 5 Things Older Women Must Keep in Mind to Conceive a Child

A user on Quora raised one of the most common questions about pregnancy asking its readers if it is actually possible to get pregnant at 50. Now, unless you are Sarah and Abraham from The Bible, who conceived when they were over 90 years old, physically, in today’s times, it just isn’t possible. The reason… Read More »

Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research is underway to identify possible causes, which include genetic predisposition,… Read More »

People with HIV aged 75 and older receiving good HIV care but many at risk of frailty

People with HIV aged 75 years and older are receiving “almost perfectly managed” care, but are more likely to experience age-related health conditions, according to French research published in Médecine et maladies infectieuses. There were 65 (2%) adults living with HIV over the age of 75 in the Pays de la Loire region. Research showed that… Read More »