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  • Centers
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls account for the highest number of accidental injury deaths in adults 65 years and older. (ideafit.com)
  • industry watch: program trends CONNECTING WITH YOUR SENIOR CLIENTS Since clients 55 and older constitute the fastest-growing membership segment in health clubs and fitness centers across the United States, there's a great need for innovative senior programming to stay competitive. (ideafit.com)
  • About 4 percent of Americans use prescription sleep aids, with the drug being more commonly used among women and older adults, a new report from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) shows. (yahoo.com)
  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging offers a wide range of home- and community-based services, including information and referral, home-delivered and congregate meals, transportation, employment services, senior centers, adult day care and a long-term care ombudsman program. (kidney.org)
  • ages
  • As the United States population ages, many Americans age 65 or older are making their homes in rural communities. (usda.gov)
  • For older adults who experience depression for the first time later in life, the depression may be related to changes that occur in the brain and body as a person ages. (nih.gov)
  • In a national survey that was carried out between 2005 and 2010, about 4 percent of adults ages 20 and over reported taking prescription sleep aids in the past 30 days. (yahoo.com)
  • Jacobs and colleagues analyzed data on 3,375 adults at ages 70, 78, 85 and 90 who were participating in the Jerusalem Longitudinal Study. (yahoo.com)
  • obesity
  • 2 , 205-12), the percentage of the overall population affected by OA is expected to increase owing to the growth of the older-adult segment and to high overweight and obesity rates. (ideafit.com)
  • Up until age 80, older adults not only gain fat as they age - but because of the obesity epidemic - they actually begin their older years fatter. (medindia.net)
  • Between 1976-80 and 1999-2000, the rate of obesity doubled in older adults. (medindia.net)
  • It is also easy to understand why many senior men and women are debilitated by obesity-nonexercising adults lose over 5 pounds (2.3 kg) of muscle and add about 15 pounds (6.8 kg) of fat each decade, bringing about an increase in body fat that may be 50 percent greater than the increase in bodyweight (Evans and Rosenberg 1992). (humankinetics.com)
  • Health
  • Get health information for older adults. (healthfinder.gov)
  • As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. (healthypeople.gov)
  • Mary E. Sanders, MS, education director for WaterFit/Wave Aerobics and adjunct professor in the health ecology department at the University of Nevada at Reno, explains the benefits of water exercise for older adults: 1. (ideafit.com)
  • The health of connective tissue is a serious concern for older people, as movement restrictions can make it hard for them to perform simple activities of daily living. (ideafit.com)
  • But there's been little research into the health benefits of swimming -- though a number of studies have suggested that it's as safe for older adults as walking and bicycling, said Hirofumi Tanaka, senior researcher on the new study. (ibtimes.com)
  • But the results line up with what experts already recommend for older adults' heart health: get regular moderate exercise, along with a healthy diet. (ibtimes.com)
  • Previous work shows that how old one feels - one's subjective age - predicts significant health outcomes, even better than one's chronological age predicts these outcomes," says senior researcher Lisa Geraci of Texas A&M University. (redorbit.com)
  • Heterogeneity of health status of older adults (even within an age range) and the dearth of evidence from clinical trials present challenges to determining standard intervention strategies that fit all older adults. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA) , part of the government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), has information about health and aging, and conducts research to help understand the nature of aging, support the health and well-being of older adults, and extend healthy, active years of life for more people. (kidney.org)
  • Latino Family Services , Hartford -- targeting older Latino men with substance use and mental health issues. (thebody.com)
  • Adults Well-Being Services , Detroit -- targeting older African-American HIV-positive men and women with substance use and mental health issues. (thebody.com)
  • See 'Geriatric health maintenance' and 'Approach to the patient with unintentional weight loss' and 'Dietary assessment in adults' and 'Vitamin supplementation in disease prevention' . (uptodate.com)
  • The wellbeing of our older adults is of paramount importance for public health and economic viability," she said. (yahoo.com)
  • Older adults are at particular risk - lower concentrations of the micronutrients are associated with increased risk of age-related health problems including Alzheimer's disease. (news-medical.net)
  • It's hard to determine changes in α-tocopherol levels in the blood of older adults because they tend toward elevated cholesterol levels which leads to more α-tocopherol being retained in the blood,' said Traber, a professor in the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences and the Ava Helen Pauling Professor at the Linus Pauling Institute. (news-medical.net)
  • Over two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2004), with many estimates even higher (ACSM 2010). (humankinetics.com)
  • Prevention
  • The doctor who does not see past the silver hair may not ask older patients about their sexual activity or drug use and may not give the prevention information that is routine for younger patients. (thebody.com)
  • diabetes
  • Download Living Healthy with Diabetes: A Guide for Adults 55 and Up to learn more. (diabetes.org)
  • To address this need, the American Diabetes Association is developing an older adult outreach program. (diabetes.org)
  • A Senior Signature Series event is a half-day educational event inviting individuals age 65 years and older to learn more about diabetes. (diabetes.org)
  • Although the burden of diabetes is often described in terms of its impact on working-age adults, diabetes in older adults is linked to higher mortality, reduced functional status, and increased risk of institutionalization ( 2 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Older adults with diabetes are at substantial risk for both acute and chronic microvascular and cardiovascular complications of the disease. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Despite having the highest prevalence of diabetes of any age-group, older persons and/or those with multiple comorbidities have often been excluded from randomized controlled trials of treatments-and treatment targets-for diabetes and its associated conditions. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • To address these issues, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) convened a Consensus Development Conference on Diabetes and Older Adults (defined as those aged ≥65 years) in February 2012. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • What is the evidence for preventing and treating diabetes and its common comorbidities in older adults? (diabetesjournals.org)
  • What current guidelines exist for treating diabetes in older adults? (diabetesjournals.org)
  • What are consensus recommendations for treating older adults with or at risk for diabetes? (diabetesjournals.org)
  • According to the most recent surveillance data, the prevalence of diabetes among U.S. adults aged ≥65 years varies from 22 to 33%, depending on the diagnostic criteria used. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Postprandial hyperglycemia is a prominent characteristic of type 2 diabetes in older adults ( 3 , 4 ), contributing to observed differences in prevalence depending on which diagnostic test is used ( 5 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Using the A1C or fasting plasma glucose (FPG) diagnostic criteria, as is currently done for national surveillance, one-third of older adults with diabetes are undiagnosed ( 1 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • differences
  • Though senior fitness tends to have a 50-and-up focus, there are considerable physical, practical and psychosocial differences between a fit 55-year-old and a somewhat frail 80-year-old. (ideafit.com)
  • Research has found differences between older adults and their younger counterparts in terms of sexual knowledge, risk behaviors, and biological factors, showing the need for age-appropriate interventions. (thebody.com)
  • hospitalization
  • Data from studies of acute hospitalization in older patients suggest that up to 71 percent are at nutritional risk or are malnourished [ 1 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • Falls, the most common cause of injury death, hospitalization and emergency department visits in the adults over age 65 years, can be associated with hip fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and other serious injuries. (emaxhealth.com)
  • risk
  • This chapter reviews the unique management challenges associated with surgery in older adults with renal disease, including the importance of identifying specific sequelae that can present as a result of renal dysfunction and methods to optimize risk during the perioperative period. (springer.com)
  • A new study indicates that older women who consume too much vitamin A may increase their risk of hip fracture. (ideafit.com)
  • Personal history- Older adults who had depression when they were younger are more at risk for developing depression in late life than those who did not have the illness earlier in life. (nih.gov)
  • How many times have you seen a billboard with the message that older adults may be at risk for HIV? (thebody.com)
  • From the amount of attention it gets, you'd never think that older adults are at risk for HIV or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). (thebody.com)
  • Even service providers with patients who might look like their older relatives have difficulty asking questions related to sexual or substance use history, or to offer an HIV test, much less any HIV risk education. (thebody.com)
  • The fact that sexual contact is the most common HIV transmission route among older adults confirms the presence of both sexual activity and sexual risk behaviors among this population. (thebody.com)
  • ACRIA's Community PROMISE program -- targeting older HIV-positive men who have sex with men or who are at risk for HIV, older women of color with HIV or at risk for it, and older adults who don't see themselves at risk for HIV or STDs. (thebody.com)
  • Adults over 65 are at increased risk for many types of injuries. (emaxhealth.com)
  • participants
  • A total of 2,024 participants in the ENP aged 60 years or older were interviewed. (wikipedia.org)
  • At the beginning of the study, the participants reported feeling about 58.59 years old, considerably younger than their average chronological age of 75.05. (redorbit.com)
  • Notably, participants didn't show any actual memory problems, suggesting that it was their perception of their ability - rather than their actual ability - that affected how old they felt. (redorbit.com)
  • Cohort
  • Muntner P et al (2010) Hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in adults with CKD: results from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. (springer.com)
  • Future studies will look at the oldest cohort (age 95) as they reach 98 to 100 in coming years, Jacobs said. (yahoo.com)
  • patient
  • Renal disease is common in older adults, and it is an important factor to consider in the surgical patient. (springer.com)
  • The NKF's Patient and Family Council recognizes the unique challenges facing older adults living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). (kidney.org)
  • Healthy
  • Find out how to eat healthy and stay active as you get older. (healthfinder.gov)
  • Progression Models in Resistance Training for Healthy Adults" was published in the February issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. (ideafit.com)
  • The condition of our connective tissue depends on two factors-how old we are and what we have done in our lives to keep our tissue healthy, hydrated and flexible. (ideafit.com)
  • The study included 43 adults, with an average age of 60, who had high blood pressure or pre-hypertension but were otherwise healthy. (ibtimes.com)
  • Meta-analysis of nitrogen balance studies for estimating protein requirements in healthy adults. (uptodate.com)
  • Researchers
  • Researchers found that among 43 older men and women, those who started swimming a few times a week lowered their systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure reading. (ibtimes.com)
  • In their first study, the researchers recruited 22 older adults ranging in age from 65 to 85 and asked them to indicate how old they felt on a line marked only with endpoints of 0 and 120. (redorbit.com)
  • Researchers are interested in finding ways to encourage adults to leave their home more and to develop systems that help them do that, said Dawn Mackey of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, who wasn't involved in the study. (yahoo.com)
  • women
  • It demonstrates that up until age 80, both older men and women gained fat but lost lean mass each year. (medindia.net)
  • Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury death for men and women 65 and older in Massachusetts and account for nearly one-third of unintentional injury deaths for this population. (emaxhealth.com)
  • In older populations, ACSM (2010) has suggested that satisfactory body-fat values for men and women age 50 to 59 are between 10 and 22 percent and 20 and 32 percent, respectively. (humankinetics.com)
  • Americans
  • Brothers to Brothers/Sisters to Sisters , Wright State University, Ohio -- adapting Community PROMISE to target older African-Americans. (thebody.com)
  • common
  • This topic will discuss assessment of nutrition in the older adult, as well as the etiology, evaluation, and treatment of weight loss, overnutrition, and specific common nutrient deficiencies. (uptodate.com)
  • elderly
  • For very elderly or disabled adults, put the identification information, list of diagnoses, and medications in a traveler's wallet that can be worn in an emergency. (healthinaging.org)
  • You may also want to ask the director to designate staff who will stay with a very elderly adult during an evacuation. (healthinaging.org)
  • In a study by the Monell Chemical Senses Center, fifty young-adults and forty-eight elderly subjects participated in the study. (wikipedia.org)
  • Young subjects ranged from eighteen to thirty-five years of age and elderly subjects were sixty-five years of age or older. (wikipedia.org)
  • researcher
  • This is one of the first times a study of this type has focused only on older adults,' said co-author Alex Michels, a researcher at OSU's Linus Pauling Institute. (news-medical.net)
  • results
  • These new results are exciting because they suggest that subjective age is malleable, and that we may be able to change subjective age and influence older adults' cognition and behavior. (redorbit.com)
  • blood
  • Published in the American Journal of Cardiology, the research appears to be the first to demonstrate that swimming can improve older adults' blood vessel function and curb their blood pressure. (ibtimes.com)
  • pounds
  • For example, among 80-year-old men, those born in 1927 had about 10 pounds more fat and 3.75 pounds of muscle, compared to those born in 1918. (medindia.net)
  • make
  • Rural counties make up nearly 85 percent of the 1,104 "older-age counties"-those with more than 20 percent of their population age 65 or older. (usda.gov)
  • Geraci and her students are currently looking at other sorts of activities that influence subjective age, and they're also exploring whether there are some tasks that actually make older adults feel younger. (redorbit.com)