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Only 20% of older adults received hearing screenings in the last two years.
Many residents in long-term care facilities are suffering from depression and loneliness after months without visitors.
Between 2.0 million and 4.4 million older adults are homebound, but they haven’t been recognized as a priority group for vaccines.
A group at the University of Colorado Cancer Center is working to understand why cancer risk increases as people get older.
In most places, elderly people are pitted against one another, competing on an unstable technological playing field for limited shots.
Individuals report that their health and well-being is worse because of the social distancing required during the pandemic.
Some are forming small groups that agree on pandemic precautions.
Sudden cognitive dysfunction is a common concern for seniors who’ve survived a serious bout of COVID-19.
About 60% of elderly people report starting cannabis use after age 60 to help with pain, insomnia, anxiety and depression.
People with cancer, heart disease and diabetes are at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
A weakened biological clock affecting rest and activity cycles could be an early warning sign of this neurodegenerative disease.
Language barriers, loneliness, difficulty accessing food and medicine, and unfamiliarity with new technology are major issues.
This includes New York inmates who are older, sick, pregnant or have serious respiratory conditions or compromised immune systems.
Residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of the dual threat of age and close living conditions.
A better chance for good health in our old age
Dorothy Horton, PsyD, answers your questions in her latest Ask Doctor Dee column.
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