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Nurse and senior woman with IV in the hospital.

Emergency Hospitalizations Raise Rates of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Urgent and emergency hospitalizations are associated with higher rates of long-term cognitive decline in seniors, compared to planned hospitalizations.

Confused senior in a grocery store.

Does Heart Valve Surgery Affect Cognition in Older Adults?

An older adult's ability to think, remember, and make decisions can be diminished in the first month following heart valve surgery.

Elderly man driving a car.

Senior Safety: When Is It Time to Hand Over the Car Keys?

For many of us, the ability to drive contributes to a more satisfying, more independent life, especially as we age, but vehicle safety concerns and fatal crash rates based on distances driven increase significantly in older adults.