Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Lower Ability to Think and Remember Among Older People, Especially Those With specific form of a Gene
As many as 60% of older adults have "sleep-disordered breathing" (SDB). The most common form of SDB is sleep apnea. People with these treatable sleep problems don’t breathe normally while sleeping. As a result, they wake up briefly, but often, during sleep. They often get … more
Sleeping Eight Hours or More Raises Mortality Risk for Older Adults in Spain 10 Hours of Sleep Each Night Linked to 73% Greater Risk of Death
In a study of nearly 4,000 people aged 60 and older, those who slept eight or more hours a night were at increased risk for dying than those who slept seven hours. What's more, the risk of death increased progressively with each extra hour of sleep.
Certain prescription medications -- including benzodiazepines and other tranquilizers; morphine and related pain relievers; antipsychotic drugs; and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and other antidepressants - affect the brain and the nervous system. Drugs that do so are known as … more
Standard Guidelines for Treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease May Not Be Appropriate for Older Adults with Additional Health Problems
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States. It causes shortness of breath, wheezing, and related symptoms.