Loneliness, moderate-to-severe depression associated with greater odds of poor-to-fair health

Benzodiazepines, anxiety disorders linked to dementia risk, but no additional risk seen for benzodiazepines in patients with anxiety disorders

Gender differences seen in prevalence, timing, and most common mental disorders

No interaction effects observed for Preclinical Alzheimer Cognitive Composite 5, episodic memory, executive function, attention

To a lesser extent, engagement in creative artistic activities and passive mental activities linked to lower dementia risk

Increased risks included heart failure, cystitis, glucose dysregulation, iron deficiency anemia, poisoning, self-harm

Median age of Americans hit a record 39 years in 2022, almost 10 years older than in 1980

The share of people 65 years and older grew by more than one-third between the 2010 census and the 2020 census

Regular use cut risk in half regardless of educational attainment, race'ethnicity, sex, and generation

Older Americans think they take too many medicines, and a sizable percentage said they have cut back