The 2-year rate of functional decline
was 20% in black subjects and 11% in whites.
The researchers suggest that life-style related characteristics might be the real determinant of the reported beneficial effects of alcohol and functional decline
But since frail older adults with physical impairments are at the greatest risk of functional decline
, they appear to be particularly good candidates for preventive interventions" such as the program used in the study, said Dr.
Earlier studies showed coenzyme Q10--related reductions in elevated brain lactate in Huntington's disease, but in this study neither agent slowed functional decline
(Neurology 57:397-404, 2001).
Their poster evaluated functional decline
in 177 patients who had completed at least 4.
The results indicate that menopause has a significant impact on the level and rate of functional decline
in women with rheumatoid arthritis and is associated with a worsening progression of the effects of the disease.
Aging and physical frailty are risk factors for functional decline
, with consequences that include falls, cognitive dysfunction, loss of independence, institutionalization, and, ultimately, mortality.
Tackling functional decline
and quality of life as the main consequences of chronic diseases
There also is evidence that frailty may predict functional decline
, poor quality of life, or lack of symptomatic benefit after surgical procedures.
USPRwire, Fri Apr 08 2016] Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive neurodegenerative disease, characterized by cognitive impairment, memory loss and functional decline
All had had a low-trauma fall in the previous 12 months and were thus considered a high-risk group for vitamin D deficiency and functional decline
Physicians and other health professionals should be supported by geriatric teams to provide specialized care to the frail older people suffering from functional decline
and acute deterioration.