Category results for "Elderly"

Study Shows Slower Cognitive Decline for Women Drinkers

A study of 3,000 women ages 70 to 82 years revealed that a moderate amount of alcohol consumption resulted in better mental acuity and contributed to a slower decline in cognitive function, Reuters reported Dec. 11. The research suggested that women…

Marijuana May Slow Memory Loss Among Elderly

New research from Ohio State University suggests that small, daily doses of marijuana may slow the onset of memory loss and diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported Nov. 20. Researchers gave rats affected…

Elderly Smokers Would Benefit from Quitline with the Patch

A study of whether the Medicare program should assist seniors in quitting smoking has found that a combination of the nicotine patch and support through a telephone hotline yielded the greatest benefit for seniors trying to quit.

Experts Call for Innovative Approaches to Elderly Substance Use

Health experts appearing at the Florida Conference on Aging urged health care providers and family members to adopt new interventions to combat alcohol and drug problems in the elderly.

Getting Older, Drinking Less, Study Finds

Participants in the comprehensive, long-term health study conducted with residents of Framingham, Mass., generally drank less as they got older, with later generations drinking less than their predecessors.

Researchers Say Nicotine May Slow Dementia

Nicotine is addictive and toxic but also can improve memory, learning and attention, according to researchers who say that nicotine-based drugs could be developed to slow the progress of dementia.

Baby Boomers Continue Recreational Drug Use in Senior Years

One-third of the U.S. population was born during the Baby Boom — the years 1946 to 1964 — and many Boomers grew up using drugs and may be continuing to do so.

Specialized Treatment for Older Addicts Growing

More addiction programs in the U.S. are opening special treatment centers to accommodate growing numbers of addicts over age 50.

Report on Drinking Among Medicare Recipients

Nine percent of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 or older drink excessively, whereas 65 percent don't drink at all and 26 percent drink moderately, according to a new report.

Report Finds Older Smokers More Apt to Lie to Docs

One in four smokers over age 75 lied when asked about their tobacco use compared to just 6 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds, according to researchers who broke down results of self-reported surveys along age, gender, and racial lines.

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