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STUDY: SENIORS GET 2x MENTAL HEALTH DRUGS, SEE PSYCHIATRISTS LESS - Thursday, July 30
Older Americans receive prescriptions for mental health medications at more than twice the rate that younger adults do, a new study finds. Medical Press

STUDY: COMMON MEDICATIONS INFLATE RISKS FOR SERIOUS FALLS IN OLDER MEN - Thursday, July 30
Older men taking a particular group of commonly used medications have a higher risk of getting injured from a fall, according to a study published in the latest Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. McKnight’s

COULD COFFEE INCREASE SENIORS' COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT RISK? - Wednesday, July 29
Past studies have suggested coffee consumption may lower the risk of mild cognitive impairment. But new research suggests this may depend on how coffee consumption habits change over time. MNT

SENATE APPROVES "NOTICE ACT" - Wednesday, July 29
The Senate has unanimously approved a bill requiring hospitals across the nation to tell Medicare patients when they receive observation care but haven't been admitted to the hospital as inpatients. The legislation now awaits President Obama's signature. NPR

NIH ASKS FOR $1.06b FOR ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH - Tuesday, July 28
NIH requested $1.06 billion for Alzheimer’s research in the 2017 fiscal year beginning 1 October. That’s $323.5 million more than the $737 million the president requested in the formal budget request. sciencemag.org

HEART DISEASE, ALZHEIMER'S SHARE RISK FACTORS - 
Tuesday, July 28
Prior research has linked heart risk factors and mental decline, but a newly-released study focused on specific risk factors and three brain structures that play a role in memory. WebMD

HEALTHCARE WORKERS RANK SELVES HIGH IN 'MOST MEANINGFUL' JOBSMonday, July 27
Eighty-two percent of healthcare practitioners, such as registered nurses, surgeons, specialized doctors, technicians and educators, felt their job was meaningful. Mcknight's

SURRENDERING CAR KEYS CAN DOUBLE DEPRESSION RISK IN SENIORS - Sunday, July 26
A new study shows it’s vital to be aware of the negative effects that relinquishing those keys can have. Former drivers are five times more likely to be admitted to a long-term care facility over time, and face nearly double the risk of depression. CBS Philly

EXERCISE EVEN GOOD FOR ALZHEIMER’S – Friday, July 24
New research suggests that exercise may offer some help once memory starts to slide— and even improve life for people with Alzheimer’s. The Associated Press 

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