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Dementia, fall, hypertension, diabetes, parkinson

Davide L Vetrano, Andrea D Foebel, Alessandra Marengoni, Vincenzo Brandi, Agnese Collamati, George A Heckman, John Hirdes, Roberto Bernabei, Graziano Onder
BACKGROUND: Comorbidity is a relevant health determinant in older adults. Co-occurrence of several diseases and other age-associated conditions generates new clinical phenotypes (geriatric syndromes [GS] as falls, delirium etc.). We investigated the association of chronic diseases, alone or in combination, and GS in older adults receiving home care services in 11 European countries and one Canadian province. METHODS: Participants were cross-sectionally evaluated with the multidimensional assessment instrument RAI HC...
January 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
José Manuel Ribera Casado
The aim of this review is to offer an updated survey about the relationship between old age, vitamin D and different clinical conditions. Two third of people over 65 years has insufficient serum levels of vitamin D (<30 ng/ml). Almost half of them present deficiency (<20 ng/ml), severe in many cases (<15 ng/ml). This proportion increases when we analyze non-white populations, women, and people with obesity, diabetes mellitus or diets poor in Vitamin D. Low serum vitamin D concentration has been linked to mortality, osteoporosis, falls propensity, fractures, frailty, and cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension...
2012: Anales de la Real Academia Nacional de Medicina
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